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This is the sort of criminality that no voter ID law is going to prevent:


Four staffers of former U.S. Rep. Thad McCotter, R-Livonia were charged today in connection with the false nominating petitions that led to McCotter's departure from Congress...

McCotter - briefly presidential candidate in a long shot, hard-to-explain bid a year ago -- was considered a shoo-in to win his sixth two-year term in the 11th Congressional District this year, especially since it was redrawn as more friendly territory for a Republican candidate. 

But then, in May, news broke that McCotter's campaign had submitted false and fraudulent petition signatures to the Secretary of State's Office in support of his re-election. Officials said the vast majority of the 1,830 signatures delivered were duplicated, some with the dates changed.

It's not that no one would ever try to steal an election. It's that it doesn't happen the way the exponents of "voter fraud" tend to think.

H/T TPM.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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