Fox Hosts Voter Suppression Group To Spin The Presidential Election
Fox News hid the controversial nature of the group it relied on to analyze political races in Minnesota.
Fox & Friends hosted Minnesota Majority's Jeff Davis to discuss Obama campaign advisor David Axelrod's claim  that Minnesota will not likely go to Mitt Romney. When co-host Gretchen Carlson introduced Davis, she identified him as the "founder and president of the grassroots, non-profit group, Minnesota Majority," allowing Davis to hype GOP chances in the state without noting that his organization  is a conservative one  heavily involved  in efforts to push voter ID laws in Minnesota:
In 2010, Minnesota Majority pushed the debunked  claim that Sen. Al Franken won his 2008 election because of fraud involving felons illegally voting . Fox News hyped  the group's findings, at the time calling it a "conservative watch dog group."
Such laws have been found to depress voter turnout , particularly among demographics  who often vote for Democrats and who heavily supported  Obama in 2008 minorities, low-income Americans, students, and older Americans.
As part of its voter ID law effort, Minnesota Majority posted a controversial  illustration to its website in February, featuring an African American dressed as a felon and a man in a mariachi costume: