Much has been made about the efforts of Republican backed groups to pass legislation in states like Arizona, Pennsylvania and Florida to suppress the vote in the upcoming November election. (And well it should, since voting suppression is likely the only way a lot of "tea bagger" first-term Republicans are going to hold onto their seats in Congress.) The usual plan is to make it harder to use ordinary identification like a student I.D. card or non photo-I.D. card to vote. (But not a gun carry permit, oddly enough.)
This all might make sense if there was massive fraud in, say, Florida, but so far while thousands of Floridians were about to be struck off the rolls by a GOP-backed bill, the federal government stepped in and said "hold on!". It has been pointed out that only 12 potential fraud cases state-side even were reported in the last election.
But in the newly created Seventh District of California , near and in part of the capital city of Sacramento, a reverse strategy is taking place. Fraudulent voting registration cards are flooding the California Secretary of State's office--up to 3,000 suspected undocumented voter cards--in order to help secure a seat for House Representative Dan Lundgen (R), a pro-torture "hero" and unflagging big-oil company stalwart. http://www.sacbee.com/2012/06/20/4574761/efesf-sepfsek-fp-skefp-sfpes.html
While signing up non-existent voters or overlooking status does not constitute fraud at the polling stations, it is clear someone was trying to pull a fast one---to overstate the amount of support Lundgren had, quite possibly, to discourage voter turnout for his challenger. In a close race, which this will be in Sacramento, such an overstatement could make all the difference.
Here's Dan a few years back giving the thumbs-up to water-boarding captured prisoners: "I disagree with John McCain"--(a Senator and former POW who spent years in a North Vietnam prison and WAS tortured) -" that water-boarding is, in fact, torture."--Dan Lundgren, December 2007.
And now, maestro, a little tax-payer rip-off music if you please: