Skip to comments.Criminal Complaint Filed Against Kos for Conspiracy to Commit Vote Fraud
Posted on 01/13/2008 2:13:13 PM PST by indigo5
Apparently, according to Michigan law, advocating for people to vote in an election in which they are unqualified to do so is a felony...
Yesterday, I filed a complaint with the Michigan Attorney General against Daily Kos' blogger Markos Moulitsas, requesting an investigation into whether Moulitsas is encouraging voter fraud in next week's Michigan GOP primary.
The idea of the freedom to vote is part of the bedrock foundation of this nation. Vote fraud is not a new concept; likely it reaches back even to the time of the founders. However, once vote fraud is discovered, it should be prosecuted aggressively like all flagrant violations of the law. Daily Kos' call, under the direction of Markos Moulitsas himself, for a conspiracy to commit massive vote fraud during the Michigan primaries may be one of those serious attempts to circumvent election law.
In Daily Kos' January 10 posting entitled "Let's have fun in Michigan," Moulitsas called on Democrats to cross party lines and vote in the Republican primary for the express purpose of helping Mitt Romney win. Romney, he says, will be a "weak" opponent for the Democrats in November. Daily Kos makes no attempt to hide the fact they are influencing Republican primaries as Democrats to benefit Democrats.
Moulitsas' call could be felonious. Michigan state law clearly indicates that unqualified electors voting in elections is a felony. It also specifies that counseling or aiding someone to vote in an election they are unqualified for is also a felony. Election law clearly specifies that to vote in a party's primary, one must actually belong to that party.
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Hang them all!
Vote early. Vote often.
“Vote early. Vote often.”
Democrats have perfected the art of winning the deceased vote.
Whut?? Dims committing vote fraud? Say it ain’t so!
Yippeee !! I’d love to see that smug, anti-American nitwit, Markos Moulitsas, go down...
As I understand it, Michigan does not have a closed primary, so Democrats are free to vote in the GOP primary.
Encouraging them to do so would hardly be a felony.
(In Before the Romney Bots)
Actually, I'd favor the plan. Conservatives should have no interest in advancing McCain's chances.
Well, that's the question, isn't it? Does Michigan have an open primary or not? Are the only people who can vote in a party's primary those who actually "belong", i.e. pay dues and have a membership card? Or do they just declare on election day or when they register? How is that determined under state law? I don't know and, unfortunately, this article doesn't seem to cite any statute or provide an answer.
Look... I hate Kos like the next guy....
But sloppiness like this stuff makes all conservatives look like nut cases...
Michigan has an OPEN PRIMARY system, which means voters may choose which party’s primary to vote in, regardless of how they are registered.
Kos’ “suggestions” may be his usual smarminess, but its not illegal to encourage people to do something that’s legal (crossover vote in the primary), even if its for smarmy reasons.
King KOmmie could be in trouble ping!
Kos legal fund raiser starts in 5..4..3..
In Before The Paulistinians?
Anyone but McCain and Huckabee. We can defeat Mitt Romney win or no win. McCain needs to have his hat handed to him in Michigan and Huckabee needs to take his rightful place behind Ron Paul.
That isn't the reason he wants Democrats to vote for Romney. He just wants Romney in the race 'til the end to further muddy the waters, so the Republicans spend a few more months bloodying each other. Read:
So why should Dems and indies vote Romney? After his victory in New Hampshire, the press has declared John McCain the Republican front- runner. Meanwhile, Mike Huckabee, who won in Iowa, looks poised to do well in South Carolina, which hosts the next primary after Michigan. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney desperately needs to win Michigan in order to keep his campaign afloat. And the more Republican candidates who are fighting it out, trashing each other with negative ads and spending tons of money, the better it is for the Democratic candidates, of course! In other words, we want Mitt to stay in the race, and to do that, we need him to win in Michigan. http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/1/10/2713/87225
I live in Michigan, and I don’t think you have to be a member of any party to vote in the primaries, you just have to be registered to vote.
geesh, why is it that I heard on Fox late this week, straight from the jackasses mouth, that they were voting for Gomer?
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