More voter registration fraud

Now it’s in Oregan, too. Same outfit.

The Oregon Attorney General has started an investigation into possible voter registration fraud by the same RNC-funded outfit that just decamped suddenly from Oregon. The head of the outfit is the former Executive Director of the Arizona Republican Party. Oh, and it turns out that America Votes is a Democratic-leaning registration group, and the RNC-funded fraudsters were pretending to be from America Votes.

Update: This turns out to be nationwide.

Second update: And here’s another one from West Virginia: calls raced to GOP HQ telling Democrats, falsely, that they weren’t registered to vote. [Hat tip: Informed Public.]

Attorney General Spitzer is going to have a gay old time with this stuff.

[An earlier post has my moderate and restrained thoughts on the approprite way to deal with problems of this sort.]

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: