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The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

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Not the Right Kind of Fraud!

Sep 4, 2006

A U.S. District judge in Detroit found massive voter fraud in the collection of signatures for a Michigan ballot initiative...but ruled that it would stay on the November ballot anyway.

The reason? It wasn’t the right kind of fraud.

Judge Arthur Tarnow found that organizers of the so-called “Michigan Civil Rights Initiative” (the name itself is a fraud) had engaged in “systematic voter fraud by telling voters that they were signing a petition supporting affirmative action,” even though it really attacks affirmative action in Michigan.

So they got it on the ballot by lying to people.

But, because they lied to black and white people equally, the judge ruled that they didn’t violate the Voting Rights Act–so it stays on the ballot.

Apparently, there’s no law against election fraud! Not when it’s a racist ballot initiative, anyway...