Jon Stewart Looks At The Nonexistent Problem Of Voter Fraud

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Conservatives and their “media division,” known to some as Fox News Channel, believe the U.S. has a voter fraud problem. And how big is this alleged problem?

“I’m gonna say it’s bigger than ringworm and less than Bieber fever,” Jon Stewart said Wednesday. “Actually I didn’t know we had a voter fraud problem in this country.”We don’t, actually. The Republican National Lawyers Association in a study found only 340 cases of voter fraud over the course of a decade.

Stewart imagined how conservatives would defend the voter ID laws popping up in swing states with Republican-controlled legislatures: “It doesn’t happen, this won’t stop it … I think you can see why we have to do it now.”

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