Did you know hundreds of illegal Muslim Somali immigrants are being bused to the polls by Franklin County Democrats who have a secret plan to reelect President Obama through the use of specially trained Somali interpreters and fake voter registrations?
Seriously. It must be true. Some anonymous Republican tipster told Sarah Marie Brenner – Powell City Councilwoman, wife of State Rep Andy Brenner and author of the over-the-top, Right Wing blog Brenner Brief - so why shouldn’t we believe it?
Brenner’s column, published yesterday at Human Events, presents no proof for any of her anonymous tips. Instead, she spins a tale of potential voter fraud among Central Ohio’s flourishing Somali community, which contains at least 18,000 U.S. citizens, simply because some of the voters requested help from an interpreter to follow the all-English and often confusing voting instructions.
Again, Brenner has no evidence or even logical proof that any non-citizen is voting, she simply presents this scary scenario showing how easy it would be for an illegal Somali immigrant to vote in Ohio: All they would have to do is fly 8,000 miles from Somalia to Columbus, “get an apartment, turn on the heat, bring in the Columbia Gas bill, register to vote by the deadline, and vote by showing that same bill” with the help of an interpreter.
Boom! Seven easy steps to Voter Fraud!
We’re used to Ms. Brenner and her special brand of right-wing craziness on Twitter. But this “story” is really over the top.
It’s nothing more than unsupported anonymous tips and conspiracy theories of the worst kind, woven together to tell a story that most certainly is not true. It’s this type of Xenophobic bullshit that gives Brenner and her Tea Party lot their much deserved reputation for ignorant intolerance.
You only need to read the violent anti-Muslim responses in the post’s comments to know who Brenner’s writing appeals to. I’ll leave you with a select few…