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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Difficulty of Prosecuting Voter Fraud

From Allegations of voter fraud are not only difficult to prove, they're likely to prompt bipartisan debate.

And how voter fraud complaints were handled is one the issues emerging from the growing furor over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.

Some of the attorneys who were dismissed were accused of failing to aggressively pursue Republican complaints of voter fraud. The White House concedes it passed along such complaints to the Attorney General's office.

John McKay, the former U.S. attorney in Seattle, said he was accused of mishandling voter fraud when he interviewed at the White House for a federal judgeship. The specific question: why he had mishandled the investigations into voter fraud connected to Washington's very close 2004 gubernatorial election. That election was won by a Democrat. Listen. . . [Mark Godsey]

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