So, in a supposed “gotcha” moment, I was provided a link to this video as proof that voter fraud is not largely just a right-wing myth, but a very real threat to our democracy in America. It is a supposed surveillance video that purports to show an incident of ballot-box stuffing during the August 26 Arizona primary election cycle, as described by A.J. LaFaro, who is the chairman of the Maricopa County Republican Party.
LaFaro described the person in question as a “thug” with no respect for our laws, and even went so far as to say he feared for his life at one point.
One look at the video, and one has to wonder, what exactly are we supposed to be seeing? How do we know what is really going on there? And how exactly would a voter ID law have prevented the supposed cheating? Is there anything really going on, or is this just more made-up crap, akin to the story about the supposed eye-socket injury that Darren Wilson allegedly suffered at the hands of Michael Brown, which was quickly debunked?
I Googled the story, and found it only to exist in circles of conservative websites and blogs, including The Blaze and a website called “Young Conservatives.” Now, if this were a legitimate case of voter fraud, something inside me thinks that the story would be bigger than that, wouldn’t it?
Oh, that’s right…The “liberal mainstream media” conspiracy suppresses this stuff. Even with such obvious smoking guns.
Hopefully my eyes will return to my their correct position after rolling so hard.