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Voting fraud in Election 2012: How common is it? (+video)

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Still, he’s had a clear impact on electoral politics.

“This is a fact, and it will [make liberals mad], but: James O'Keefe has had more of an impact on the 2012 election than any other journalist,” writes Slate political reporter David Weigel.

Responding to the Moran episode Thursday, Democratic National Committee chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D) of Florida said her party has “zero tolerance” for voter fraud.

“It’s just indefensible and [Patrick Moran] was right to resign,” Representative Wasserman Schultz said on CNN.

But she also noted that in Florida, “Republicans paid a firm that was caught deliberately, fraudulently registering voters, tossing out some registrations that were Democratic voter registrations.”
 The reference was to a voter registration contractor fired last month by the GOP after the firm, Strategic Allied Consulting, turned in illegible, incorrect, and falsified voter registration forms to Florida election officials. Like the DNC’s Wasserman Schultz, Republican officials at the time said they had “zero tolerance” for vote fraud.

More recently, Rep. Jim Moran and two other congressmen have asked the US Justice Department to investigate voter registration fraud connected to Strategic Allied Consulting and its subsidiary Pinpoint in Virginia.

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