As Fox News predictably gears up for its regular election-year voter fraud fear mongering, News Hounds Top Dog Caroline Heldman did a terrific job pushing back during her appearance on The O’Reilly Factor Thursday night (12/15/11). The difference this year is that Republicans in control of states across the country have taken the Fox News meme and run with it by passing laws making it harder to vote. Former President Bill Clinton said in July, "There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and the Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit the franchise that we see today.”
Even worse, the data indicates this is a “solution” for which there is no problem.
Check out the first video below, made by our friends at Brave New Foundation, in collaboration with the NAACP, about the impact of voting restriction laws.