Politics

Federal panel altered report on voter fraud.

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“A federal panel responsible for conducting election research played down the findings of experts who concluded last year that there was little voter fraud around the nation,” the New York Times reports. “Instead, the panel, the Election Assistance Commission, issued a report that said the pervasiveness of fraud was open to debate. The revised version echoes complaints made by Republican politicians, who have long suggested that voter fraud is widespread and justifies the voter identification laws that have been passed in at least two dozen states.”