Inside Look: How Politicians Are Stealing Your Vote
This weekend in Fox News Reporting: Stealing Your Vote, we investigate the explosive issue of politicians stealing elections, stuffing the ballot box, and even the case of the allegedly forged presidential primary petitions that put President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the Indiana ballot in 2008.
You wouldn't think this stuff goes on today, but as the prosecutors bring more cases, the sad and shocking reality is that it does.
In the Indiana case, for example, four Democratic party officials and political operatives have been charged with felonies, accused of faking petitions in the race for the highest office in the land, the White House. So many signatures may have been forged that then-candidate Obama may not have actually legally qualified for the primary ballot. But the alleged fraud was not caught during the race.
We look at numerous other cases where politicians have been nailed.
In Troy, New York, eight public officials and political operatives have been charged in an alleged scheme to steal an election by faking absentee ballots. Four have plead guilty. There are other absentee ballot fraud prosecutions also going on in Georgia and Indiana right now.
Indiana's top elections official, Republican Secretary of State Charlie White, was convicted in February of voter fraud charges. In his case, he illegally registered to vote from his ex-wife's house.
And did illegal voting elect Minnesota Senator Al Franken?
There are claims that so many convicted felons illegally cast ballots that their votes may have given the margin of victory to Franken over Republican Senator Norm Coleman in that contested 2008 race. Franken was declared the winner after a heated recount, by a mere 312 votes. A conservative watchdog group claims more than 1,000 felons voted illegally and that voter fraud may have tipped the balance to the former 'Saturday Night Live' comedian. Prosecutors deny the numbers add up, but it is all still being investigated. Senator Franken wouldn't talk to us about it, but former Senator Coleman did.
We examine the controversy over photo voter I.D. that has been raging across the country. Democrats charge the new state laws are intended to suppress the votes of minorities and the elderly. Republicans claim the measures are intended to prevent voter fraud. We interview South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, who is a proponent. We also talk to NAACP Washington Bureau Director and Vice President for Advocacy Hilary Shelton, who is an opponent.
Former Alabama Democratic Congressman Artur Davis weighs in, telling us that stealing an election, is "a relatively easy thing to do."
Even George Washington bought votes with whiskey. That's right, the father of our country who could not tell a lie bribed voters with booze; 158 gallons of it. And we show you the receipts to prove it!
For a fair and balanced look at the integrity of our election system, which is the very basis of our democracy, watch this weekend.
Tune in Saturday, April 21 at 3p ET and Sunday, April 22 at 3p ET and 9p ET on the Fox News Channel.
And, if you suspect voter fraud or election problems where you live, tell us by emailing: Voterfraud@Foxnews.com