When it was disclosed to the public that the IRS had engaged in a systematic effort to intimidate, harass, and stall Tea Party groups and other conservatives that sought tax exempt status from 2010 to 2012, the question immediately arose as to what effect, if any, such a tactic had on the 2012 presidential election.
It had been noted several times in various news organizations that the Tea Party was noticeably absent from the campaign in 2012, despite having been at the forefront of the political process in the run up to the 2010 midterm elections.
Further, the Examiner reported Thursday that John Fund at National Review had issued a report charging that the tactics used by the IRS were specifically aimed at suppressing the conservative vote in an effort to help Obama win reelection.
But an analysis of the 2012 president vote...
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