Skip to comments.American Spectator warns of Soros’ manipulation of 2010+ elections
Posted on 12/17/2009 10:14:33 AM PST by opentalk
With a mere investment of $780,000 Soros and his allies were able to suborn free elections in the states of Montana, West Virginia, Missouri, Oregon, in 2008, and in Minnesota, Ohio, New Mexico, Nevada and Iowa, in 2006.
How did he achieve so much with so little? He founded a 527 group which funded candidates in one kind of race in which the victor has the most influence over election integrity, and in which there is so little political competition: the Secretaries of State.
In each State the SoS job is entrusted with overseeing the protection of free and fair elections. Of those states where Soros & company succeeded installing liberals as Secretary of State, how many did Obama win in the primaries and in the general election? Count them
Matthew Vadum, writing for the American Spectator, attributes this success to a little known political action organization:
The vehicle for this planned hijacking of democracy is a below-the-radar non-federal 527″ group called the Secretary of State Project. The entity can accept unlimited financial contributions and doesnt have to disclose them publicly until well after the election.
It was revealed during a panel discussion at the Democratic Partys convention last year that the Democracy Alliance, a financial clearinghouse created by Soros and Progressive insurance magnate Peter B. Lewis, approved the Secretary of State Project as a grantee. The Democracy Alliance aspires to create a permanent political infrastructure of nonprofits, think tanks, media outlets, leadership schools, and activist groups a kind of vast left-wing conspiracy to compete with the conservative movement. It has brokered more than $100 million in grants to liberal nonprofits, including ACORN.
Vadum details how each candidate supported by the Soros project, is associated with election fraud and voter fraud.
His entire article is a must read.
It behooves American citizens to wake up and run for Secretary of State in their home states, to see that democracy and constitutional freedom is protected. If patriotic groups do not sacrificially support and promote such candidates, waiting for the elections in 2010 and 2012, will be in vain.
This was alarmingly evident in Minnesota.
Why do nice guys like Patrick Swayze pass on but old turds like Soros just go on forever?
“It’s not the people who vote that count. It’s the people who count the votes.” (Josef Stalin)
More of Soros to come in the next election.
We need to win by 15% more than normal to cover the ACORN effect so We need everyone who cares to vote.
All of them. So we need a grassroots effort to get granny to the poll. Take the day off and everyone take someone to the polls. Then go get more.
I’m convinced that he’d be propped up even if he were at
room temperature, being used by the usual suspects.
THAT, my FRiend, is question that has been asked since the beginning of time.
It'd be a slam dunk - Soros looks and sounds like a villain straight from an Ian Fleming novel.
Al Franken Democrat From Acorn
Posted 07/02/2009 06:32 PM ET IBD Editorials
Michael Ritchie’s election as secretary of state in Minnesota may have sealed Norm Coleman’s fate.View Enlarged Image
Politics: The former Stuart Smalley becomes the 60th Democrat in the U.S. Senate, thanks to the community organizers at Acorn and the little-known Secretary of State Project. Is the system being rigged?
Incumbent Republican Norm Coleman conceded defeat in the mother of all recounts in Minnesota’s U.S. Senate race after the state’s Supreme Court unanimously rejected his lawsuit.
Arguably, his seat may have been lost the day in 2006 when Democrat Mark Ritchie defeated two-term incumbent Republican Mary Kiffmeyer to become Minnesota secretary of state.
It was Ritchie who orchestrated the recount that gave Democratic challenger Franken a lead some six weeks after Coleman appeared to win by 725 votes on Election Day. Ritchie has extensive ties to the Acorn organization now under federal investigation for vote fraud and was endorsed by the community activist group in 2006.
In 2006, the Minnesota Acorn Political Committee endorsed Ritchie and contributed to his campaign. Other contributors to his campaign included George Soros, along with the likes of Deborah Rappaport, a Saul Alinsky disciple who co-founded the Midwest Academy, a radical Acorn clone.
“Mark Ritchie as we all know is a hard-core liberal who was endorsed by Acorn and funded by Acorn,” Matthew Vadum, senior editor of CapitolResearch.org, a nonprofit think tank, recently told NewsMax. “It is not surprising that he has a permissive attitude toward the recount process.”
Also contributing to Ritchie was James Rucker, the former director of grass-roots mobilization at MoveOn.org and reportedly a co-founder of the Secretary of State Project that played a critical role in this and other elections and will do so in the future.
Ritchie gave partial credit for his 2006 election to the liberal 527 political organization, the stated goal of which is to replace conservative secretaries of state with liberal Democrats.
“I want to thank the Secretary of State Project and its thousands of grass-roots donors for helping to push my campaign over the top,” Ritchie said in a posting on the project’s Web site.
After recounts in Florida in 2000 and Ohio in 2004, both of which were key to Bush victories, the left realized that who is secretary of state is as important, if not more so, as which candidate got the most votes. Control the election process and you control the future.
The Secretary of State Project Web site holds up Katherine Harris of Florida and Ken Blackwell of Ohio as the type of people they want to defeat. Naturally, Ritchie is the sort they want to elect. It was ruling after ruling by the Ritchie-led State Canvassing Board that went against Coleman that put Franken in the Senate.
In 2006, along with Minnesota’s Ritchie, the SOS project endorsed and helped elect Jennifer Brunner in Ohio. Democrats supported by the group also won that year in the key swing states of New Mexico, Nevada and Iowa.
In 2008, the group helped fund Democratic victories in Montana, West Virginia, Oregon and Missouri, spending some $280,000, according to the watchdog group Center for Public Integrity.
Brunner will be remembered for refusing in October 2008 to hand over to county election boards some 200,000 names on voter registration forms in which the driver’s license or Social Security number on the form did not match the name.
Shortly before the 2008 election, Vadum observed in the American Spectator: “Brunner, a Democrat, has declined to enforce the provisions of the Help America Vote Act that requires her to use a database to allow the verification of 600,000-plus registrations from new Ohio voters.” Vadum added: “It’s a recipe for disaster, but that’s exactly the way her allies at Acorn like it.”
If this trend continues, our elections may soon be no more honest than the one recently held in Iran. If the Secretary of State Project and Acorn are allowed to so manipulate the process, there will be more “victories” like Al Franken’s to come.
Right. So all of you folks who think you’re going to vote your way out the tyranny that’s being imposed upon us are whistling past the graveyard of the Republic.
How’s that saying go? “When peaceful revolution becomes impossible, violent revolution becomes inevitable.”
That’s where it’s going. You don’t have a choice anymore if you wish to avoid servitude..
Look at Washington States last two governor elections. Liberals and Rhino SoS, liberal judges pave the way for the results they want.
Im think the real George Soros died in a Concentration Camp and a NAZI assumed his identity with goods stolen from Jews. How else do you get libereated on Monday and show up in London on Wednesday and you’re a millionaire?
Well, we’ve certainly less to lose today than this time last year.
FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.
Thanks for the article. Very illuminating and terrifying at the same time.
Collaboration. That’s how. Think it through.
I don’t want him to die, I want him to lose all his money in some scam.
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