Summa Bamboozlica


For those of you keeping score at home, I wanted to flag that two of the high priests of the voter suppression game — John Fund and US Attorney Firing Scandal alum Hans Van Spakovsky — have a new book coming out on August 14th. Who’s Counting: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk.Longtime readers know this story. Trumped up and almost always baseless claims of ‘voter fraud’ used as a pretext for clamping down on voting by racial minorities and marginalized groups. Not cutting babies heads off and feeding them to dragons, no. But in political terms, pretty evil stuff.

This is Ryan Reilly’s beat here at TPM. See some of his recent stories on the topic here.

I have no doubt this book is going to be a major point of reference as we move full into the voter suppression season. So keep your eyes out.


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