All too often, partisanship in the United States grows to inexplicable proportions. A recent poll done by Public Policy Polling revealed that more than 50% of Republican voters believe that liberal non-profit group ACORN stole the election for Obama despite the fact that the President received more votes than any candidate in history and no voting irregularities involving ACORN registered voters have ever been reported.
While ACORN has been caught up in a scandal about what their group really does and employees registering fake voters because they are paid for every voter that they sign up, none of these fake registrations have ever been used, despite years of digging by Republicans around the United States.
Still, led by blatant lies of right-wing pundits like Rush Limbaugh, only a meager 27% of Republican voters told PPP that they believe Obama won the election legitimately.
The results are said to be a response to eight-years of Democrats and independents arguing that Bush stole the 2000 and 2004 elections. The difference in the cases is that there is ample legal proof to show that the “voting irregularities” in Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004 were hardly accidental and favored George Bush.
Despite the obvious illegal actions by some ACORN employees, they have never purged tens of thousands of voters illegitimately and cost anyone the election. Even if they wanted to, Obama won the election with nearly twice as many electoral votes than McCain.