If the same standards are applied to Newt Gingrich as have, for years, been applied to the now-defunct ACORN organization by both Republicans and their media arm, Fox “News”, then it seems Newt Gingrich's campaign has committed thousands of acts of voter fraud.
Of course, there is no evidence that any vote has ever been fraudulently cast in anyelection in any state at any time via an improper registration by an ACORN worker. Moreover, virtually every fraudulent registration that came in via an ACORN worker was discovered and reported by ACORN themselves to authorities, since the group had imposed stringent practices to keep workers from defrauding them, which was the case in the few instances where it happened.
Nonetheless, that never stopped the liars and opportunists in the Republican/Fox “News” Party from using such instances to falsely assert that ACORN was committing massive voter fraud.
By those standards then —- and here, the Gingrich campaign didn't even bother to authenticate the signatures, apparently, as ACORN did —- the Gingrich campaign is the first out of the block to commit massive voter fraud in the 2012 election.
We'll hope that the GOP, Fox and their stooges and chumps at places like Andy Brietbart's “Big” websites will call for the Dept. of Justice to investigate, prosecute and defund the Newt Gingrinch campaign immediately in light of this disturbing news that Gingrich himself is heading up a massive voter fraud organization.
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UPDATE 12/30/11: The Rachel Maddow Show picks up on the Newt/ACORN hypocrisy as well, describing the news as an item “from the Department of Shameless Schadenfreude”. Details/video now here…