Skip to comments.Anticipated Kerry-Edwards and Democrat Election Day Litigation Strategy
Posted on 11/01/2004 7:02:45 PM PST by paudio
Washington, DC RNC Communications Director Jim Dyke made the following statement today:
After filing more than 40 lawsuits in 18 battleground states in recent weeks, and in keeping with their Election Day playbook, Democrats are prepared to execute an Election Day litigation strategy. As soon as the polls open in the morning, their touted 10,000-plus lawyers will systematically file litigation to change the rules in battleground states across the nation and create a sense of chaos.
Before the day is out, Democrats will begin to argue that every provisional ballot should be counted, regardless of the circumstances or legality in which it was cast, thus allowing them to convert third party registration fraud into voter fraud on behalf of John Kerry.
The Democrats Election Day litigation strategy has three primary objectives:
Securing special rules and extensions for the benefit of Democrats in predominately Democrat precincts.
Eliminating traditional safeguards against voter fraud, including I.D. requirements and voting in precinct.
Creating a sense of chaos, with the hope of casting a shadow of doubt over Election Day.
Tomorrow, we expect to see Democrat lawyers follow the Kerry-Edwards playbook and pursue the following plan to pre-emptively move the election from polling places to courthouses:
As the polls open Democrats will prepare to file action to keep GOP poll monitors out of polls. Republican poll monitors will be stationed in precincts across the nation to ensure that all eligible voters can participate without harassment or intimidation. These volunteers will help to accomplish our goals of preventing eligible voters from being disenfranchised, making sure the law is followed and ensuring a transparent process with an accurate vote tabulation.
As soon as the courts open, Democrats will file suits alleging irregularities in the voting process. As instructed in the Kerry-Edwards Election Day manual, lawyers in battleground states will allege intimidation and various irregularities in the voting process regardless of the evidence. This ploy will build a case for subsequent motions to keep polls open later in Democrat precincts. Claims may range from charges that certain polling places did not open on time, that there are not enough ballots to meet demand, or that election officials were ill equipped to handle voters questions. All are consistent with their Election Day playbook.
By noon, we expect to see litigation challenging state I.D. and voting requirements. By noon, lawyers will take action to try to convert Democrats' pattern of voter registration fraud into Election Day fraud by overturning state or federal law. Democrats will claim intimidation and seek to require that voters be allowed to cast a ballot without showing proof of identification. They may also seek to allow voting by those who are not legally registered to vote, such as felons.
In the early afternoon, Democrats will begin filing to keep the polls open. These motions will seek to keep the polls open later only in areas where they know Democrats have an advantage. Legal action will often be coupled with phone banking to ensure that the polls are flooded with last minute voters claiming impending disenfranchisement. Other cases filed in the afternoon hours will look to allow out of precinct voting, despite recent rulings by state and federal courts that have stood on the side of 100 years of precedent.
Before the day is out, Democrats will begin to argue that every provisional ballot should be counted. Before the day is out, Democrat lawyers will begin to argue that all provisional ballots should be counted. Democrat lawyers have already made this case and lost nine times in the past three months. By once again arguing to count ballots that were not legally cast, Democrats will be setting the stage to convert registration fraud into vote fraud. Kerry surrogates have already begun to blur the line, with Eric Holder recently boasting, "If every vote is allowed to be cast, and if every vote is counted, John Kerry will be President within a day of that election." (Fox News Sunday, 10/17/04) In one contested national election where provisional ballots, which are presumptively not lawful ballots, were cast, between 7-to-23% of them were found to be valid.
In each case, Democrats will seek out a last minute order from a friendly judge. These 11th hour challenges to longstanding state laws and statutes of bipartisan election legislation are attempts to change the rules in ways that would make it easier to engage in systematic vote fraud on Election Day.
If they are successful in keeping the polls open in Democrat precincts and eliminating traditional safeguards against voter fraud, Democrat lawyers will effectively and illegally give John Kerry the advantage.
In seeking to take the election to court, the Democrats will be affirming that they are the party of trial lawyers. Their litigation strategy will not only be doing a disservice to legitimate voters who have cast their ballots in accordance with the law, but to the American process of free and fair presidential elections.
If it isn't close, they can't cheat.
The only way to cope with the fraud is to overwhelm the polls with votes for Bush. Conservatives need to get off their fannies and vote.
To all the Prayer Warrior Freepers out there--this is what we're up against---may God thwart any attempt by the Democrats to steal this election. (or have liberal, unelected judges decide the outcome)
Bump. Hopefully GOP lawyers are waiting in the wings for this.
Stratfor notes the contrast with Richard Nixon in 1960: faced with a stolen election, he gracefully conceded rather than fight it out in the courts and public arena. How amazing that the liberals' pet hate stands head and shoulders above their candidate in character and values.
The more the public knows their dirty schemes, the faster the rats' plans will fade when the light shines on them.
Camera phones. Digital video. Aapture the corruption and send it to FOX News - that way it will get exposed.
...uhh...I meant to type "Capture"....Typing too fast!!
I despise these people.
Now the poseur will take it to new depths. Whatever happened to self-respect and losing with grace and aplomb? Are we condemned now forever to suffer hillbillies in fancy suits?
By once again arguing to count ballots that were not legally cast, Democrats will be setting the stage to convert registration fraud into vote fraud.
Kerry surrogates have already begun to blur the line, with Eric Holder recently boasting, "If every vote is allowed to be cast, and if every vote is counted, John Kerry will be President within a day of that election.
I just found out that Brad Carson (DemonicRat) has hired one lawyer for each of Oklahoma's 77 counties to file suites against Dr. Tom Coburn in the Senate race. Coburn is favored to win the vote. It appears that Carson intends to steal the election by using the courts.
They are the enemies of democracy.
All I can say, or type, is...May God be with us tomorrow. This will be ok...I just know it deep in my heart...There are honest judges...somewhere out there...I heard that most of these lawyers who are filing claims aren't even full fledge attys and may not even be licensed to practice in that particular state.
Our options are kind of limited. The very first thing is documentation. It is better than an eyewitness. In our area we have been told to see where the line is at 7:00 and try to keep anyone from voting except on a provisional ballot.
Yep....and we need to work hard for Voter ID reform after W kicks the gigilo's butt back to Beantown.
The Gephardt plan. Gephardt was able to get a liberal judge in 2000 to order polls in inner-city St. Louis to be kept open an additional three hours, citing irregularities.
GOP leads in the Missouri Governor and Senate races vanished in the wee hours of the night. One ousted Sen. John Ashcroft in favor of the late Mel Carnahan.
The Dems stole that race and got away with it because Ashcroft refused to contest it. In 2002, the Dems stole the South Dakota Senate race when boxes from Indian reservations did not show up until after 4 a.m., again with John Thune refusing to challenge the result.
So the Dems clearly think they can make these frauds work on a grander scale this election.
REPUBLICANS - this is what you get for being such girlie men and not defending yourselves when you know your elections are being stolen. If you had nipped these in the bud when they happened, you wouldn't be dealing with this now.
And that's helpful how?
Fighting back is helpful, how????
Maybe so some cheaters go to jail and others learn not to commit vote fraud in order to steal elections. How will Democrats ever learn not to break the law if they are never held accountable for it? Now they feel entitled to break the law on a massive scale because nobody fought them.