News Release

Behind “Voter Fraud” Charges


Executive director of the Institute for Southern Studies, Kromm said today: “Outlandish claims of ‘voter fraud’ — while backed up by little evidence — are reaching a fever pitch. In the 2010 election season, Tea Party groups like True the Vote in Texas are calling for ‘millions’ of volunteer poll-watchers to challenge and harass ‘suspect’ voters, usually African-Americans and Latinos. Most disturbing, these activists are being backed by wealthy Republican benefactors and aligning with extremist anti-immigrant groups to carry out their project. In the South, this is one of the biggest threats to voting rights since the 1960s.”

Kromm just wrote a piece titled “Art Pope bankrolls dubious ‘voter fraud’ crusade.”

For more information, contact at the Institute for Public Accuracy:
Sam Husseini, (202) 347-0020; or David Zupan, (541) 484-9167