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RNC Chairman Letter In Response To Voter Fraud Report By The American Center For Voting Rights
Republican National Committee ^ | August 9, 2005

Posted on 08/09/2005 12:43:23 PM PDT by RWR8189

Contact: Tracey Schmitt
202-863-8614

WASHINGTON – The following is a letter sent from RNC Chairman Ken Mehlman to Mr. Brian Lunde and Mr. Mark Hearne of the American Center for Voting Rights in response to their report on voter fraud entitled: “Vote Fraud, Intimidation & Suppression In The 2004 Presidential Election.”

August 9, 2005

Brian A. Lunde
Mark F. Hearne
American Center for Voting Rights Legislative Fund
1300 Eye St NW
Washington, DC 20005

Dear Mr. Lunde and Mr. Hearne:

Thank you for sending me a copy of your report “Vote Fraud, Intimidation & Suppression In The 2004 Presidential Election.” I received and examined the report last week, and I agree with you that it is vitally important that our election system be free from fraud and intimidation. When the American people walk into voting booths, they deserve to be confident in the integrity of the system.

As your report documents, this is unfortunately not always the case. And while I believe that the instances of fraud you have revealed are the exception, not the rule, that does not mean that we should accept them – and we will not.

I strongly support your proposal of a zero-tolerance policy toward election fraud and intimidation, and I would encourage Chairman Dean and the Democrat Party to do the same. The position of the Republican National Committee is simple: we will not tolerate fraud; we will not tolerate intimidation; we will not tolerate suppression. No employee, associate, or any person representing the Republican Party who engages in these kinds of acts will remain in that position. Republicans do not need to resort to fraud and intimidation to win, and no Republican who does deserves victory.

Last week marked the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act. That landmark legislation made a statement of principle: the right to vote belongs to all of us, and no one has the right to take it away or dilute it by intimidation, fraud or suppression. The Republican Party will not rest until this principle is upheld.

Sincerely,

Ken Mehlman
Chairman, Republican National Committee


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: acvr; bush43; demfraud; fraud; gop; kenmehlman; mehlman; ohio; rnc; votefraud
American Center for Voting Rights
1 posted on 08/09/2005 12:43:25 PM PDT by RWR8189
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To: RWR8189

"The Republican Party will not rest until this principle is upheld."


Tell it to the voters you tossed aside in Washington, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Michigan.


2 posted on 08/09/2005 12:46:50 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: RWR8189
I would encourage Chairman Dean and the Democrat Party to do the same.

Fat chance. But, at least he did call Dean by his communist title of Chairman, as he should be so labeled.

3 posted on 08/09/2005 12:48:00 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The government and courts are stealing your freedom & liberty!)
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To: RWR8189

Has the ACVR report received any press at all? I haven't seen anything.


4 posted on 08/09/2005 12:48:18 PM PDT by Steve_Seattle
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To: RWR8189

This is a nice touchy feely letter, that won't go anywhere. Because we all know where the source of voter fraud is. This is a state issue, unless we develop standardized voting national laws...(read: more fed government involvement to make more of a mess than it already is). Oh, I live in Wisconsin, and our governor, a rat, will veto any voter bill that comes across his desk.


5 posted on 08/09/2005 12:49:56 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

What a wimpy, wimpy letter.

How about a Congressional investigation?


6 posted on 08/09/2005 12:51:41 PM PDT by Madeleine Ward
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To: RWR8189
I strongly support your proposal of a zero-tolerance policy toward election fraud and intimidation, and I would encourage Chairman Dean and the Democrat Party to do the same.

Because the left feels so strongly about voter fraud, I'm sure they'll overwhelmingly support voter ID, so fraud never happens again, right?

7 posted on 08/09/2005 12:53:58 PM PDT by concerned about politics ("A people without a heritage are easily persuaded (deceived)" - Karl Marx)
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To: RetiredArmy

"I would encourage Chairman Dean and the Democrat Party to do the same."

Good letter. Now I will have to go peruse DU while holding my nose and trying not to trigger my gag reflex and see how long it takes them to start mocking this RNC response.
I'm going in dude....pray for me


8 posted on 08/09/2005 12:55:08 PM PDT by commonasdirt (Reading DU so you won't hafta)
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To: commonasdirt

You are braver than I Sir Dirt!


9 posted on 08/09/2005 12:56:07 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (The government and courts are stealing your freedom & liberty!)
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To: commonasdirt

You shall be avenged.


10 posted on 08/09/2005 12:56:49 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: Madeleine Ward
"How about a Congressional investigation?"

Not likely......

Keep working to elect conservatives at the state and local levels, then, send them to Washington. That's when we'll see the changes we are looking for. I've said it a zillion times, it took the dems 60 some years to ruin this country, it'll take us longer to reeducate the masses. And our founders brilliantly knew to make the change process tedious. Imagine the libs being able to change policy in 4 or 8 short years. It's slowly happening though. I'm still hopeful we'll see a strong conservative senate and house in a couple years. People are fed up with the status quo. Keep working at your local and state level to elect real conservatives. The pendulum is shifting.
11 posted on 08/09/2005 12:58:14 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: RWR8189
The American Center For Voting Rights is nothing more than a Democratic Party front. These people do not wish for more scrutiny, at least on THEIR side anyway. They want less accountability and more voters on the Democrat rolls. Believe you me, if the shoe were on the other foot, we wouldn't have had the side show down in Atlanta, GA last Saturday, with Harry Belafonte and Dick Gregory among others ranting and raving about voter disenfranchisement. To them, it was so much better when the Boss Tweeds and Daley machine ruled the roost. Now the people have risen up to fight them.
12 posted on 08/09/2005 1:01:09 PM PDT by T Lady (The American Left: Useful Idiots for Terrorist Regimes)
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To: RWR8189

Could someone post the Deanster's response to the report please, I need a good laugh, I'm confident he'll provide it, LMAO.


13 posted on 08/09/2005 1:01:41 PM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Minuteman at heart, couch potato in reality))
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To: RWR8189

How come Mehlman doesn't mention illegal voting by aliens, felons, dead people and mutiple voters using provencial ballots? What about all the attacks on RNC headquarters and tire slashings of vans in Madison? How 'bout showing ID when you vote? Also, the lopsided ratio of destruction of Republican/Bush election signs vs. Kerry signs? The Repubs have been way too weak on this!


14 posted on 08/09/2005 1:16:12 PM PDT by GoodWithBarbarians JustForKaos (Thank God for GWB and our heroes!)
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To: T Lady
The American Center For Voting Rights is nothing more than a Democratic Party front.

Ummm...except its not.

Have you ever actually been to their website?

15 posted on 08/09/2005 1:26:17 PM PDT by RWR8189 (I Will Sit on My Hands in 2008 Instead of Voting for McCain)(No Money for the NRSC)
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To: cripplecreek

I went to DU and searched through the last ten pages as is my habit. Got out with my sanity intact. Anywho, ten pages and no mention of the RNC letter....they are slipping. But then you see no mention of the Air America scandal either. It is all "Cindy in Crawford" for the most part now.


16 posted on 08/09/2005 1:28:48 PM PDT by commonasdirt (Reading DU so you won't hafta)
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To: RetiredArmy

Nada, zippo, zilch, on RNC letter. They are too busy talking about heading for Crawford Texas. LOL


17 posted on 08/09/2005 1:31:45 PM PDT by commonasdirt (Reading DU so you won't hafta)
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To: Peach

Ping


18 posted on 08/09/2005 1:35:01 PM PDT by Mo1
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To: cripplecreek

You're blaming the Republicans for DemocRAT voter fraud in Washington, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin ???


19 posted on 08/09/2005 1:48:31 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true.)
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To: GeorgeW23225

I'm blaming them for walking away from it without a word.


20 posted on 08/09/2005 1:49:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: GoodWithBarbarians JustForKaos

Mehlman didn't have to mention the democRAT voter fraud. It was already listed and documented in the report..........


21 posted on 08/09/2005 1:50:43 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true.)
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To: cripplecreek

But that isn't true. There were lawsuits and court challenges. Unfortunately, they weren't upheld by the courts.


22 posted on 08/09/2005 1:52:09 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true.)
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To: GeorgeW23225

Show me some evidence of those lawsuits and challenges. (in all of those states)


23 posted on 08/09/2005 1:54:23 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: cripplecreek

Let me guess...you're a Losertarian, right?


24 posted on 08/09/2005 1:58:25 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Carnac: A siren, a baby and a liberal. Answer: Name three things that whine.)
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To: cripplecreek

Let me guess...you're a Losertarian, right?


25 posted on 08/09/2005 1:58:40 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Carnac: A siren, a baby and a liberal. Answer: Name three things that whine.)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

Let me guess, you can't come up with any evidence.

LOL


26 posted on 08/09/2005 2:04:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: cripplecreek
The lawsuits on the Governors race in Washington State are well documented and have been posted here at The Free Republic.

Also, the thugs who slashed tires in Wisconsin in an attempt to prevent voters from getting to the polls, are currently in jail.

Don't get me wrong. I abhor voter fraud, and, next to terrorism, find it to be a serious threat to our freedom.

But, let's also be practical. The massive voter fraud on the part of democRATS has permeated to EVERY State, County, City and Town throughout the U.S.A. It is impossible to stop all of it. Unfortunately.

However, I think they shot their wad in 2004, and they still lost on a national level.

As far as I'm concerned, anyone involved with election manipulation in any way, shape or form, should receive a mandatory jail term, and, should lose their voting franchise forever.

I was born and raised in Philadelphia, and in one voter precinct, only democRATS were allowed to vote. Their registration was checked at the front door, and only unlocked when they proved democRAT loyalty.

Of course, we complained to the election board, called Police, etc, but, it was so wide spread and so rampant, that we couldn't do much more about it.

Perhaps a Federal mandate to make sure all States have the same voter requirements would be the answer. Some people would argue that this would make it harder for people to vote. I say that is nonsense. It would make it MORE difficult ONLY to those who are frauds!!
27 posted on 08/09/2005 2:55:33 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true.)
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To: GeorgeW23225

Thanks. I was just about to point that out, but you did it much nicer tahn I would have.


28 posted on 08/09/2005 2:59:04 PM PDT by Trust but Verify (Get over yourselves!)
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To: Trust but Verify

You're welcome!!

It sure would be a big help if the people who post here would at the very least, read the report, before going off on some tirade about something they DIDN'T even read!!


29 posted on 08/09/2005 3:23:50 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true.)
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To: Mo1

Excellent. But once again, I would hope the RNC actually USES this information in a commercial and talking points. We should INSIST on it.


30 posted on 08/09/2005 3:27:05 PM PDT by Peach
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To: GeorgeW23225

Thanks! I'll have to read the report. Haven't had a chance yet.


31 posted on 08/09/2005 3:47:35 PM PDT by GoodWithBarbarians JustForKaos (Thank God for GWB and our heroes!)
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To: GeorgeW23225

You caught me! Good job! I read the article but, not the report and made a false assumption. Thanks again for setting me straight!


32 posted on 08/09/2005 3:54:01 PM PDT by GoodWithBarbarians JustForKaos (Thank God for GWB and our heroes!)
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To: GoodWithBarbarians JustForKaos

You're welcome!!


33 posted on 08/09/2005 4:08:29 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true.)
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To: Steve_Seattle

Actually, the ACVR report isn't new. It's been out for some time. It has been previously posted here at The FRee Republic.

It did receive some press (FOX) but, was basically ignored by the the rest of the MSM. What a surprise!! (NOT!!)


34 posted on 08/09/2005 4:11:14 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true.)
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To: GeorgeW23225

correct and as long as people keep passing away and felons felon, the dem's can at least maintain a holding pattern


35 posted on 08/09/2005 4:35:07 PM PDT by fantom
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To: cripplecreek
Go to the website of The American Center for Voting Rights. (American Center for Voting Rights.Org)

It has a list of States where voter fraud took place. It also has an overview where they did or did not find any truth to the allegations.

Unless I missed something, no Republican collusion with voter fraud was found or confirmed.

However.........the democRATS have a lot of explaining to do!! What else is new???
36 posted on 08/09/2005 4:42:41 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true.)
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To: fantom
I understand your point, but, take a look at the report by The American Center for Voting Rights.Org, and you'll see that the democRATS are being exposed and caught, one by one.

Not soon enough for me, but at least it's a start!!
37 posted on 08/09/2005 4:47:13 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true.)
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To: GeorgeW23225

I'll check out that site.

This is a link to a NRO article about this past election night in Detroit. This sort of thing is common. Detroit elections officials have a habit of waiting till results for the rest of the state come in.
http://www.nationalreview.com/battleground/2004/battleground200411040640.asp


38 posted on 08/09/2005 4:48:27 PM PDT by cripplecreek (If you must obey your party, may your chains rest lightly upon your shoulders.)
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To: GeorgeW23225

WOW! Really good stuff and news there at ACVR. I didn't know what was going on with some of these cases. It's interesting that cases against the Repubs seem to have no merit, while many of those against the Dems are going forward and even have Dem witnesses. Hooray! As to the tire slashing in Madison - it looks like the trial for the 5 has been postponed until Jan.-06. I will share this site with others.


39 posted on 08/09/2005 5:21:58 PM PDT by GoodWithBarbarians JustForKaos (Thank God for GWB and our heroes!)
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To: everyone

Mehlman's letter is crap. It says nothing.

We are on our own. Kudos to ACVR for its report.


40 posted on 08/09/2005 5:32:47 PM PDT by California Patriot
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To: cripplecreek

Sad, isn't it. Sounds a lot like Philadelphia.

But, at least this sort of crap by the democRATS is getting exposed and reported.

It is documented in the ACVR report.


41 posted on 08/09/2005 5:45:08 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true.)
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To: GoodWithBarbarians JustForKaos

Really interesting, isn't it??

ESPECIALLY the charges brought against MoveOn.org!!

SPREAD THE WORD!!


42 posted on 08/09/2005 5:47:29 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true.)
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To: California Patriot

What is it that you expected Mehlman to say??

His letter is to the people at AVCR, NOT an open letter to the American people.


43 posted on 08/09/2005 5:49:50 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true.)
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To: RWR8189

The f&b O'Reilly believes both parties engage in fraud and proudly proclaims it every chance that he gets. Someone ought to hold his feet to the fire and make him produce documentation for one substantiated instance of voter fraud on the part of Republicans. Hell, the Dems own voter fraud, if they didn't they wouldn't control the big cities to the extent that they do.


44 posted on 08/09/2005 5:59:19 PM PDT by Dionysius (ACLU is the enemy)
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To: GeorgeW23225

"letter is to the people at AVCR, not an open letter to the American people."

In today's media environment, it's all the same thing, "W."

Notice ... we, the American public, are reading Mehlman's letter "to AVCR" on the Internet and commenting on it.

"What is is that you expected Mehlman to say?"

That the Republicans will go after the Rats.



45 posted on 08/09/2005 6:07:35 PM PDT by California Patriot
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To: California Patriot
I think that Mehlman took a shot across the Demonicship bow with his letter. It said in a factual way that the Republican Party has more evidence of the rampant fraud promoted by the DemonRAT Party. I am sure that a money strapped party like the DemonRATs will find it rather expensive to operate their election scams now that their M.O. has been exposed. The AVCR, made up of investigators from both parties, created a factual report that exposes the DemonRATS for what they are: scum.
46 posted on 08/09/2005 9:47:14 PM PDT by jonrick46
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To: California Patriot

If you actually read the ACVR report, you'd see that the democRATS ARE in a heap of trouble because of their shenanigans in the last election. The Republicans DID go after them, and will continue to do so........


47 posted on 08/10/2005 8:15:20 AM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true.)
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To: GeorgeW23225

I sent an email with the site address to some very liberal relatives, I have been discussing politics with since last year. Their response to my suggestions of Democratic voter fraud was "Well... I've heard just as many 'stories' about the Republicans..." and "All sides cheat and lie, blah, blah, blah." So, at the end of my last email, I said "If anyone knows of any type of fraud not shown at ACVR, I'd sure love to see it." Still waiting...... I bet they never respond! They ignore half of my mail cause they know they can't debate some points and I'm not hoodwinked like their pals.


48 posted on 08/10/2005 4:12:23 PM PDT by GoodWithBarbarians JustForKaos (Stop voter fraud now!)
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To: GoodWithBarbarians JustForKaos

Lots of great information in the ACVR report, isn't there???

But, don't hold your breath waiting for your relatives to respond. Some people JUST CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!! :-)


49 posted on 08/10/2005 9:43:33 PM PDT by GeorgeW23225 (Liberals really aren*t bad people. It*s just that they know so much that simply ISN*T true.)
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To: GeorgeW23225

Yep

you got that right!


50 posted on 08/10/2005 11:34:53 PM PDT by GoodWithBarbarians JustForKaos (Stop voter fraud now!)
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