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First Lady Michele Obama used an appearance on a radio program this week to accuse Republicans of rampant lying, vote suppression and other nefarious deeds, claiming her husband is “nowhere near finished” with his plans to change the U.S.
But officials with Judicial Watch, the famed Washington government watchdog organization, said if she has evidence of illegal activities, she needs to produce it.
“Mrs. Obama’s accusations about minority vote suppression are racially divisive and show a dangerous disregard for the truth,” said Tom Fitton, the organization’s president. “We are aware of no evidence of actual voter suppression.
“If Mrs. Obama has some, it should be disclosed.”
“People have to stay focused on what’s going on, because it’s easy to get confused in all the back and forth that goes on, and there’s a whole lot of not-truth telling going on, if you know what I mean,” she said.
She continued by accusing Republicans of widespread vote suppression during the 2012 election.
“Voter suppression was in full force in so many states all over this country,” she charged.
The GOP’s strategy, she said, was “unprecedented amounts of money,” negative campaigning and trying to prevent voters from going to the polls.
“The fact is,” noted Fitton, “that early exit polls reflected a pro-Obama turnout by minorities that in some key states actually exceeded numbers seen during his historic election in 2008.”
He continued, “As MSNBC reported, ‘Non-white voters delivered a wake-up call to Republicans Tuesday night. Turning out in droves for Obama, Latino voters alone split 71 percent for Obama compared to Mitt Romney’s 27 percent. High voter turnout by minorities reflected a huge demographic shift that Republicans ignored at their own peril.'”
Fitton said, “Voter ID requirements are widely supported and are no impediment to voting.”
He continued, “The First Lady’s reckless remarks are part of the Obama administration’s continued assault on voter ID and election integrity. This is despite the fact that an election night survey of voters by Judicial Watch, in partnership with Breitbart.com, showed a large majority of respondents (65 percent) ‘strongly support’ voters being required to show an official government ID when voting.”
He explained, “Support cut across racial lines, with 52 percent of blacks and 64 percent of Hispanics strongly believing that IDs should be required.”
Meanwhile, Judicial Watch’s own Election Integrity Project is taking legal action against states to force them “to clean their voter rolls and protect the integrity of the election process.”
WND has reported extensively on allegations of actual vote fraud during the 2012 election, with the conclusion that while no single instance or aspect of vote fraud likely was enough to give Obama the election, “the aggregate of β¦ corrupt activities β including illegal campaign donations, taking advantage of states without voter ID requirements, military ballots delivered too late, as well as the laundry list of elements identified in this report, may well have been.”
The report found, “The media provided perhaps the greatest in-kind benefit to the Obama re-election effort, providing Democrats an advantage of countless billions in biased reporting; suppressing news unflattering to Democrats while exposing or even contriving stories damaging to Republicans and mischaracterizing their positions, while uncritically promoting the Democrat narrative.”