In Mississippi Runoff Election, Tea Party Nutjobs Plan to “Monitor” for Voting Fraud
You know how Republicans are always raving about “vote fraud,” even though it essentially does not exist? Well, in Mississippi’s runoff election, Tea Party loons are taking this bogus concern to the next level, vowing to send in their own “election monitors” to make sure nobody tries to commit this nonexistent crime — but Mississippi officials are not amused.
The Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office and the Mississippi Attorney General’s office said observers from both offices will be present in Mississippi counties on election day Tuesday.
“Observers from both the Secretary of State’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office will be in Mississippi counties on Election Day,” the offices said Monday in a joint statement providing guidance on election day.
The statement also said that “there is no authority in state law for a PAC or other outside group to place ‘election observers’ in Mississippi polling places.”
Voter fraud may not exist, but voter intimidation definitely does — and that’s the true purpose of this moronic Tea Party plan. They’re really not fooling anyone but themselves.