Friedman also doesn't seem to understand
the term voter fraud
, making a fool of himself on Fox News with John Fund in 2008. The obnoxious Friedman jumps all over Fund, insisting that voter fraud
and the voter registration fraud
that Fund is apparently referencing are entirely separate things. "There's a big difference" between the two, Friedman says.
In fact, voter registration fraud is a variety
of voter fraud. Voter fraud (also called electoral fraud
or election fraud
) is a blanket term encompassing a host of election-related improprieties including fraudulent voting, forgery, impersonation, identity theft, bribery, manipulating a voting machine, ballot box stuffing, false swearing, absentee ballot fraud, and many, many other crimes.
In other words, all
voter registration fraud is voter fraud but not all
voter fraud is voter registration fraud.
But this is Friedman's shtick. He uses it routinely to downplay the exhaustively documented crimes of ACORN against the integrity of America's electoral system. Said Friedman on the Malloy show: