Skip to comments.RNC Chairman Letter In Response To Voter Fraud Report By The American Center For Voting Rights
Posted on 08/09/2005 12:43:23 PM PDT by RWR8189
Contact: Tracey Schmitt
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.
Chairman, Republican National Committee
"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.
Fat chance. But, at least he did call Dean by his communist title of Chairman, as he should be so labeled.
Has the ACVR report received any press at all? I haven't seen anything.
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.
What a wimpy, wimpy letter.
How about a Congressional investigation?
Because the left feels so strongly about voter fraud, I'm sure they'll overwhelmingly support voter ID, so fraud never happens again, right?
"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
You are braver than I Sir Dirt!
You shall be avenged.
Could someone post the Deanster's response to the report please, I need a good laugh, I'm confident he'll provide it, LMAO.
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!
Ummm...except its not.
Have you ever actually been to their website?
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.
Nada, zippo, zilch, on RNC letter. They are too busy talking about heading for Crawford Texas. LOL
You're blaming the Republicans for DemocRAT voter fraud in Washington, Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin ???
I'm blaming them for walking away from it without a word.
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