WASHINGTON, April 11 — Five years after the Bush administration began a crackdown on voter fraud, the Justice Department has turned up virtually no evidence of any organized effort to skew federal elections, according to court records and interviews.Gee! I never would have guessed. After all, wasn't this the "reason" the U.S. attorneys were "let go?"
The push to prosecute voter fraud figured in the removals last year of at least two United States attorneys whom Republican politicians or party officials had criticized for failing to pursue cases.Hmmmm. All that expertise yet no sign of fraud. Now, I'd be asking why there weren't charges filed for Florida in 2000 and Ohio, Florida, and New Mexico in 2004, but that's just me. Obviously, the attorneys in those states were "performing well."
The campaign has roiled the Justice Department in other ways, as career lawyers clashed with a political appointee over protecting voters’ rights, and several specialists in election law were installed as top prosecutors.