A progressive organization, TakeAction Minnesota, has taken a set of verifiable facts, then turned them into “myths.” That’s what happened in this instance:

Minnesota Majority claims credit for getting those felons prosecuted. It sent a list of thousands of names to county attorneys in order to get the 113 convictions.

“While this number may seem a small percentage of the 2,803 suspected ineligible voters originally submitted to county prosecutors for investigation, there is a wide gap between voting while ineligible and voting while knowingly ineligible,” the group’s report said.

Because Minnesota law says that a felon can’t be charged with voter fraud if they didn’t know they were committing a crime when they voted. And at least one progressive group is asking Minnesota Majority to abandon its efforts to restrict voting through voter ID and an end to same-day registration, instead asking them to support legislation that would educate felons about their voter status.

“Based on this report, Minnesota Majority should be at the head of the line advocating for passage of Rep. Bobby Champion’s felon notification bill when the 2012 legislative session convenes,” Take Action Minnesota said in a statement. “Had Governor Pawlenty not vetoed this bill, which passed with strong bi-partisan support in 2010, this would not be a problem.”

The group continued, “The reality is that Minnesota Majority’s report was issued as a vehicle for making sure their myth of voter fraud remains alive, when in reality Minnesota has the best elections system in the country. The only thing this report shows, is that many felons don’t know the status of their voting rights. And this is best corrected by passing the felon notification bill next session, not blowing up Minnesota’s excellent elections system.”

Get that? TakeAction Minnesota turned 113 voter fraud convictions into “their myth that voter fraud” exists.

TakeAction apparently didn’t notice this:

Minnesota law says that a felon can’t be charged with voter fraud if they didn’t know they were committing a crime when they voted.

First, let’s understand this: Mark Ritchie isn’t interested in stopping voter fraud. It simply isn’t a priority to him.

Ritchie once used the dodge that he didn’t have the authority to remove felons’ names from the voter list. That isn’t true. In fact, the federal HAVA of 2003 gives the top election official in each state the affirmative responsibility to update the SVRS whenever necessary.

Mr. Ritchie’s disinterest in detecting voter fraud is what caused Minnesota Majority to launch their investigation.

The fact that there were 113 convictions indicates that these felons knew that they were breaking the law. What’s appalling, and predictable, is that TakeAction Minnesota is attempting to rationalize away the 113 convictions.

Let’s remember, too, that TakeAction Minnesota is the parent organization for much of the DFL’s special interest army. Member organizations include militant environmental organizations, public employee unions and the poverty industry.

They’re also part of DTL-Minnesota, the group that wants safe DFL districts in the Twin Cities held harmless but wants central Minnesota districts to be competitive wherever possible.

Winning elections, whether through voter fraud, manipulating vulnerable adults or through redistricting, is important to these corrupt organizations. The more government-loving liberals they elect, the better it is for their interests.

The reality is that limited government conservatism will put people to work in good-paying jobs that a) take people off the poverty industry’s dependance list, b) prove that workers don’t need unions’ protections and c) make people self-reliant.

TakeAction Minnesota is a thoroughly corrupt organization. That’s apparent through their defending progressive myths and their insistance on corrupting the redistricting process.

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