Kirk Worried Black Voters Would ‘Jigger’ Election
October 13, 2010
(ChattahBox Political News)— Republicans love to rant and rave about voter fraud, when in reality very little actual voter fraud is ever uncovered, except in cases of GOP voter caging schemes. You see, the GOP’s obsession with non-existent voter fraud is all about denying minorities their right to vote. Why? Because voting districts heavily populated with minorities frequently vote Democratic. Now, Rep. Mark Kirk (R-IL) who is in a close senate race with his Democratic opponent state treasurer Alexi Giannoulias, is taking a page out of the standard GOP dirty tricks playbook. He’s sending his own poll monitors to several black neighborhoods in Chicago, to ensure African Americans don’t “jigger” the election.
Talking Points Memo reports:
“In a private phone conversation that was secretly recorded, Mark Kirk, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Illinois, told state Republican leaders last week about his plan to send “voter integrity” squads to four predominately African American neighborhoods of Chicago “where the other side might be tempted to jigger the numbers somewhat.”‘
“Kirk’s campaign confirmed the candidate was secretly taped last week as he was talking about his anti-voter fraud effort.”
Kirk’s campaign has taken a beating as a result of his uneasy relationship with the truth. He was caught embellishing his military record and fudging his resume. The lies started coming so fast and furious that Kirk eventually apologized for his habit of spewing falsehoods and exaggerations.