Brad Friedman of the Brad Blog is a desperate, energetic man with a lot of time on his hands.
The left-wing pseudojournalist hasn’t quite recovered from the bitch-slapping I gave him in June for, among other things, downplaying ACORN’s decades-long history of voter fraud. (He’s also never explained why he’s so close to a convicted domestic terrorist, his business partner the “Speedway Bomber” Brett Kimberlin. That’s his privilege.)
Since I’m now Friedman’s designated bogeyman on the right, he just predicted I wouldn’t report on the incident in the Wisconsin recall elections in which Americans for Prosperity reportedly sent out absentee ballot applications to its own members that contained a typographic error that provided the wrong election date.
A sample absentee ballot application posted online by the Politico is addressed to an AFP member.
Friedman’s correct that I wouldn’t normally report on a minor goofup for which the group at fault has already made amends. As a red-faced AFP-Wisconsin state director Matt Seaholm explained, “AFP-Wisconsin is directly addressing this mistake by sending out a call to each and every individual on the mailing list to clarify the date of the elections.”
Is this an attempt at “voter suppression,” as Friedman hysterically insists, or a simple mistake?
I find it very difficult to believe that AFP would try to deliberately confuse its own members about the date of an election it cares so much about.