Gov’t corruption, voter fraud a major concern for Americans

Thursday, January 2, 2014
Chad Groening (

A public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption says a recent poll it conducted indicates many Americans are concerned over the veracity of future elections in the country.

Judicial Watch has teamed up with to commission a poll dealing with the question of government corruption. That polls shows 77 percent of the 1,000 adults surveyed are concerned about government corruption in Washington, with 52 percent believing it has gotten worse over the past five years.

Chris Farrell, a spokesman for Judicial Watch, says the poll also shows a great public concern about voter fraud.


"There's also great concern over the ability of the country to have honest elections,“ he shares. “Three quarters of adults say that voter fraud is a huge problem in the United States. And so there is great concern over the ability of our country to have honest, clean, fair elections."

Farrell also says President Obama's recent appointment of a new chief of the Voter Integrity Section at the Justice Department does not bode well. "Now they have this woman [Pamela Karlan] because the left realizes that even if there are little bumps along the way in policies and scandals, as long as they control the elections, they win,” he states. “And as long as they win they get to keep doing what they're doing.

“As long as you have people like Pamela Karlan running the voting rights section at the Department of Justice, you'll keep getting election results to allow the left to continue what they do."

Farrell says only 15 percent of those surveyed don’t think voter fraud is a problem.

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