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Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    The teaser for this post reads:

    “those parts of the country that skew Tea Party read more.”

    I am dubious.Report

  2. Avatar notme says:

    Does this piece have a point or it is just another one of your republican hit pieces? Are you making an allegation of vote fraud or are your just trying to insinuate general criminality? Are you actually admitting that voter fraud does happen when you say, “statistically it never happens” because before many liberals here seemed to say that it never happened at all?Report

    • Avatar Tod Kelly in reply to notme says:

      It does have a point, and it’s really more one of my tea party hit pieces.

      Am I making an allegation that voter fraud occurred? No, it seems obvious that due to the way things were locked down in the government building, voter fraud in this instance could not have happened. I am making an allegation that voter fraud was attempted.

      As for the rest, if there is anyone that denies voter fraud never happens, I have yet to meet them. I have certainly never seen anyone say that here. (Which isn’t to say no one’s ever said it, I just don’t remember it.)

      Now, I have seen people point out that the single type of voter fraud targeted by the GOP — voting with false IDs — is one of the least statistically occurring kinds of voter fraud, disenfranchises hundreds of thousands despite the fact there have only been a handful of cases over the past decade; and I’ve seen people point out that certain GOP operatives are pretty blunt that they only reason they pursue this type is because it does disenfranchise minorities, the poor, and other groups that vote overwhelmingly Democratic.

      But I’ve never seen anyone say voter fraud never occurs.Report

  3. Avatar Damon says:

    Two comments…1) BSDI (point in fact, the state where I live in has had several cases, and it’s majority demo) 2) I think the example just provides more reason that the “stupid party” is indeed the stupid party. Sheesh, 3 folks can’t plan a decent bit of election year fraud? They don’t deserve elected office they were trying to fraud their way in. And if they were employees of a campaign, the cannidate didn’t do a good enough job screening idiots who can’t commit fraud!Report

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