One of the leaders of a black conservative group is lying about voter fraud yet again and OneNewsNow, the American Family Association’s “news” outlet, is spreading that lie far and wide. In an article about a proposed update to the Voting Rights Act, you find this little gem:
Bob Parks, who operates the website Black & Right, is a member of the national advisory council for Project 21.
“Having [a] federal government – especially [one] like this one that has an attorney general who picks and chooses which crimes and which offenses that he wishes to investigate, [and] which laws that they will simply ignore – it’s ripe for corruption,” he argues.
According to Parks, upwards of 19 states have counties with more than 100-percent voter registration. “You have situations … I believe it was in the Allen West race in Florida where the voting was 141-percent,” he recalls. “You can’t tell me there’s not a voter fraud problem.”
According to official election records, 123,301 residents hit the polls in 2012. In St. Lucie County, ballots were at least two pages or “cards.” Policy dictates that each card be counted separately, leading to a total of 247,383 “votes”, aka cards, cast. Divide the number by half, then exhale.
Voter turnout in Allen West’s district was 69.5%, not 141%. In fact, that page from True the Vote debunks a lot of other lies along those same lines about Obama allegedly getting more votes than there were eligible voters in some districts. They were all false.