As the Supreme Court considers the Ohio voter purge, we should talk about the two justices likely appointed as a result of 2004 election fraud.

George W. Bush won Ohio in 2004 because of extensive voter access manipulation in Ohio. Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell used a variety of tactics to suppress voter access in democratic districts flipping the state for Bush, which created the “winning” margin in the electoral college.

With his likely illegitimate Ohio victory, Bush appointed Chief “Justice” Roberts and “Justice” Alito. These two votes will likely determine the winning margin in the vote on this latest Ohio case … which is a perfect example how each instance of Republican election fraud perpetuates more Republican election fraud.

For further reading, check out the DNC’s 2004 post-election report on Ohio election fraud (the Election Law Blog’s summary) and Robert Kennedy Jr.’s Was the 2004 Election Stolen? (likely, yes).

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Posted by Jeff Reifman

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