That’s a pretty big number. Anthony Gemma, Maryelyn Alba-Acevedo, Wilbur Jennings, Laura Perez, and Chris Young would like you to believe that this is the number of fraudulent voters who have cost them their various elections over the years (even though it’s Acevedo and Jennings who seem to have the credibility issues when it comes to fraud).
Here is a simple chart which shows how many votes these candidates lost by in a few elections between 2006-2010:
Clearly, none of these races was very close. While there is no dispute that voter fraud is a myth, let’s play Devil’s Advocate and say that there was some voter fraud happening in all of these races. Would it even come close to making a difference in the outcomes? The answer is a clear no. And since 2006, the voter file is scrubbed of deceased people, which eliminates one of Gemma’s biggest conspiracy theories. Are we to believe that 8030 people were bused in from out of state to cast a vote in Gemma’s 2010 loss?
When a candidate has no real vision, no real plans, and no real ideas, you often see the candidate resort to desperate political stunts. It’s a shame that Anthony Gemma has decided to go down this path. I’m sure Rhode Islanders would like to focus on the real issues we’re facing.