Skip to comments.FReepers Against Voter Fraud - (What Are YOU Doing To Prevent It?)
Posted on 10/23/2004 12:15:37 PM PDT by sweetliberty
You would think that after the nightmare that was the 2000 election, all the stops would have been pulled out to make sure it didn't happen again. It seems that what has happened instead, is that a certain party has seized on it as an opportunity to fine tune their election fraud techniques. Already stories abound of vote swapping, buying and selling, of "mistakes" on the absentee ballots and "problems" resolving conflicts about who would actually be on the ballot that have prevented absentee ballots reaching our troops serving overseas in a timely manner. There are stories of tens of thousands of people who are registered in more than one place, of hordes of democrats blocking polling places to Republicans. There are stories of registrations in some areas far exceeding eligible voters, and democrats kicking and screaming over any measure that would require voters to prove eligibility and/or citizenship. We have John Kerry hiring hordes of lawyers, no doubt on taxpayer money, to challenge election results, even if Bush is the clear winner. You have organizations circulating memos and guidelines for disenfrancising the military and for accusing Republicans of intimidation tactics. We have swarms of democrats actually going into the prisons and registering voters who have no legal right to vote. And on it goes, not even taking into account the standard graveyard vote and politicking from the pulpits of black democrat churches.
So FRiends, it gets worse with every election cycle...and it is pretty darned discouraging. It is hard to play by the rules when you're playing against people who think the rules don't apply to them. As discouraging as it is, though, we're all we've got. It is up to us to do whatever we can to prevent election fraud.
What can you do? You can first be on the alert and report any irregularities you might observe. You can have a group stake out parking lots of polling places with cameras and notebooks, taking pictures and taking notes, especially where busloads of people show up at polling places. If the same busload of people showed up in several polling places, that would be a way to document the fraud in a way that would almost require criminal charges. Of course, there is the 100 feet (or is it 150?) rule, but that's not a big deal.
You can also sign up to be a pollwatcher. Pollwatchers are universally hated by democrats, which suggests that they serve a vital function in exposing fraud and insisting that the rules be followed. Call your local campaign headquarters and ask how to sign up to be a pollwatcher. It routinely involves a couple of hours training, and there is always a shortage of pollwatchers. You might also sign up to be a poll worker, poll closer or to count absentee ballots, again through your local campaign headquarters.
If you're a member of any group, whether church, civic or social, ask others in your group to be alert to the prevalence of voter fraud, especially in certain areas, and encourage them to report any irregularities they might observe.
Be creative. Talk to people. Get involved as much as you are able. And pray. It is one thing for a bad candidate to be honestly elected, in which case, the people get what they deserve, but it is something altogether different when one candidate is so bad and so unscrupulous that he will do anything to win, and we already know that John Kerry is such a candidate. It is up to us to prevent it.
For any who are new since the 2002 election, here's a link to the thread that followed that election. That county hot list is still relevant, although there have been more come to light since then. Much of the general information is still good as well.
So, what are YOU doing to prevent voter fraud?
I'm a poll watcher at two precints...AND I WILL BE WATCHING!
Call your local Republican headquarters and ask what you can do to help.
My husband is a poll manager and the day before election day I'm going to help make sure the absentee ballots in our county are legitimate.
how can you sign up to be a "poll watcher"??
I made arrangements to have election day off. I go on Friday for the training to be a poll worker. I haven't done that before. Should be interesting. I have to admit that the early voting makes me very nervous. I know there are pollwatchers for that too, but not many, and all too often, it is RAT elections officials and county clerks that have access to the ballots and the machines in off hours. I don't trust them. I guess I just saw too much the last two elections. I was a poll watcher for early voting for the last one and counted absentee ballots on election day.
Call your local Republican headquarters.
Arkansas voter fraud ping!
Do you still have any of the voter fraud ping list?
As far as my jurisdiction is concerned, they are requesting ID's.
This is the the first time I have seen that done for all voters.
They're doing it here too. I think we have Diane to thank for that!
Yes, Yes I think we do!
The first and easiest thing to do is to make sure to GET OUT THE VOTE, starting with your own.
Do more if you can, but this is the very least everyone needs to do, regardless of what the polls say. Don't get complacent if Bush is ahead, don't dispair, if Kerry is, jut GET OUT AND VOTE.
Poll watcher here.
If you have one person with satelite modem at each polling place entering license plate numbers into a data bank and all of these people are connected to the same data bank, if someone types in a plate number that has already been entered it would mean that vehicle has been to more than one polling place.
The data bank could even tell you which polling place that vehicle was at previously so you could run up to the occupants and spook the heck out of them "You were just at so-and-so polling place, can you explain?".
We would also report these plate numbers to the appropriate authorities where they could check the voter lists for the same names showing up and could then prosecute.
Yeah, that would be an expansion on the same idea. I'd be hard-pressed to find anybody with a satelite modem, though, let alone enough to man several precincts.
Won't do any good - especially here in SC. During the 1998 state elections I witnessed a Democrat "poll worker" - she had the stickers on for Jim Clyburn-D SC take ballots out of the hands of elderly black voters and change their votes. The poll watching staff told me she had been doing that all day (this was about 5:00). I called both the SC Republican Party headquarters and the SC State Election Commission. The Republicans told me "that's how the democrats win elections" and the person at the State Election commission told me "We're on our way to confiscate the ballot box". Point is - do not expect the local Republicans to have what it takes to defend us from voter fraud. Unfortunately they are girlie men when it comes down to it - especially here in SC.
Well, I know the Republican party doesn't offer much support or reinforcement in this neck of the woods. I'm not sure if it's because they're a bunch of wussie girlie men, or if they've just got some kind of agreement to leave the RATs alone here and let them be about their fraud unimpeded because they have bigger fish to fry. Either way, we owe most of the changes in this state to one fireball FReeper who has singlehandedly taken on the RAT power structure here, from the courthouse to the governor's office (yes, I know we have a "Republican" governor, but he mostly serves as a rubber stamp for RAT policies). Unfortunately, she endured such harassment at the hands of the RATs, that she asked Jim to pull her account because they were tracking her by it. She still lurks here though.
I'd prefer to sign up for the other chapter, Freepers For Voter Fraud. ;-)
Part of the loyal opposition to every good movement ;-)
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