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Charges dropped against woman who registered her dog to vote
Seattle-Times ^ | 08/26/2008 | Keith Ervin

Posted on 08/26/2008 11:33:04 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican

Criminal charges were dismissed Monday against Jane Balogh, the Federal Way woman who registered her dog to vote — but not without a hiccup along the way.

King County District Court Judge Mariane Spearman dropped a misdemeanor charge of making a false or misleading statement to a public servant, based on Balogh's completion of the terms of a plea agreement reached in September 2007.

Balogh, 67, a grandmother and Army veteran, paid $240 in court costs and completed 10 hours of community service at the Tacoma Rescue Mission.

(Excerpt) Read more at seattletimes.nwsource.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Washington
KEYWORDS: abuseofpower; acorn; cultureofcorruption; judicialtyranny; obama; revenuetickets; votefraud; voterfraud
I'm sure the dems are all rushing out to register their livestock to vote for Christine Gregorie in Nov, as usual. Washington state election commitee must be pissed this great woman has exposed another way the dems stuff the ballot boxes.
1 posted on 08/26/2008 11:33:04 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

I’ll bet it was as a democrat. The left is out to win by any means necessary.


2 posted on 08/26/2008 11:40:46 AM PDT by BooksForTheRight.com (Fight liberal lies with knowledge. Read conservative books and articles.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
It is altogether likely that the dog would have raised the average IQ of the registered voters in that party, in that locale. Just sayin’.
3 posted on 08/26/2008 11:41:28 AM PDT by steelyourfaith
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

( Charges dropped against woman who registered her dog to vote) because the dog is registered as a Democrat.


4 posted on 08/26/2008 11:42:38 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: steelyourfaith
" It is altogether likely that the dog would have raised the average IQ of the registered voters in that party, in that locale. Just sayin’. "
And they can't have none of that with their wonderful record of public education. Sarcsam
5 posted on 08/26/2008 11:44:40 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Prophet in the wilderness

This woman intended to take away, by cancellation, the legitimate vote of a legal voter.

There should be some punishment.


6 posted on 08/26/2008 11:45:00 AM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: MrB
The nerve of them, taking away and dis enfranchise the dog of his vote.... my oh my, what is this country coming to ?SARCASM !

Dogs have rights you know.
Were is the national organization of doggies rights on this ?
7 posted on 08/26/2008 11:50:10 AM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

I wish that we’d prosecute these people to the full extent. This sort of BS has been becoming more and more popular and it needs to be stamped out.


8 posted on 08/26/2008 11:55:14 AM PDT by phothus
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Let me guess, it all came to light when someone noticed the dog was already a registered Democrat. They probably got her for double registering.


10 posted on 08/26/2008 12:02:40 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: MrB

She did not intend to do anything of the sort. She registered her dog to show how criminally easy it is to cheat the American electoral system.

She should get a medal.


11 posted on 08/26/2008 12:05:27 PM PDT by agere_contra ("We are all Georgians" - John McCain)
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To: agere_contra

OK, so I didn’t read it and assumed she was a democrat seeking to vote early and often.


12 posted on 08/26/2008 12:06:33 PM PDT by MrB (You can't reason people out of a position that they didn't use reason to get into in the first place)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

why do you think the homeless always appear after Republicans win.

The left creates homeless shelters in republican districts in order to create new “mobile” voters out of homeless who use the shelter as their address.


13 posted on 08/26/2008 12:12:35 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: agere_contra

“She did not intend to do anything of the sort. She registered her dog to show how criminally easy it is to cheat the American electoral system.

She should get a medal.”

Oops, sorry. didn’t realize she was on our side ;)


14 posted on 08/26/2008 12:17:06 PM PDT by phothus
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To: Proud_USA_Republican
Monday's court action resolved an apparent clerical glitch that led the court to conclude in May that Balogh had failed to pay court costs or begin doing community service. One day after a May 29 hearing, Balogh sent the court a copy of the check with which she paid the $240 in court costs Sept. 5, 2007. The check cleared two days later.

So the court decided not to prosecute her for their error. How kind.

15 posted on 08/26/2008 12:20:18 PM PDT by weegee (The higher taxes that Obama demands of Americans are 'Above my Pay Grade'.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

I agree with others who write this woman deserves a medal. The voter registration laws in most states are far too lax and that is why groups like ACORN are continually being investigated and indicted, but rarely convicted of voter fraud for their get out the vote campaigns for the Democrats.

Folks “ONE PERSON, ONE VOTE” is supposed to be a major element of our democracy. For too long the “silent majority” has not said anything about illegal voters.

Well, do not be surprised if the Obama ACORN organization out votes the silent majority this November through the addition of thousands of illegal voters to the roll.


16 posted on 08/26/2008 12:32:07 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: Presbyterian Reporter
She should appeal to the attorney general to prosecute up the chain of command at the office where she was able to submit a document stamped with a DOG PAWPRINT and see that those responsible and for not investigating any further fraud are sacked and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

Apparently her crime was not in submitting a false voter ID but in exposing the culture of corruption in the office. There is a code of silence. This corruption needs to be investigated to see just how aware they are of false voters on the rolls. What did they know and when did they know it.

17 posted on 08/26/2008 12:49:33 PM PDT by weegee (The higher taxes that Obama demands of Americans are 'Above my Pay Grade'.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

SIT, SIT, STAY, STAY, VOTE FOR OBAMA..
Good dog...


18 posted on 08/26/2008 1:18:57 PM PDT by HereInTheHeartland ("We have to drain the swamp" George Bush, September 2001)
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To: sionnsar

Ping!


19 posted on 08/26/2008 1:36:45 PM PDT by JDoutrider (Obama: The Hype and Chains candidate)
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To: Libertina; SatinDoll; lilycicero; E. Cartman; Grunthor; lonevoice; Fractal Trader; wolfpat; ...
Thanks to JDoutrider for the ping.

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Ping sionnsar if you see a Washington state related thread.

20 posted on 08/26/2008 1:54:29 PM PDT by sionnsar (Obama? Bye-den! |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

In the USA voting is so critical to our freedom that I believe voter fraud of any type should carry a life in prison without parole sentence. JMO.


21 posted on 08/26/2008 2:41:52 PM PDT by calex59
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To: BooksForTheRight.com

I bet it was a lib too.

I wonder how many of the dead are voting this year?


22 posted on 08/26/2008 3:40:27 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

Wonder how many Democrat dogs will vote in our governor’s race?


23 posted on 08/26/2008 5:29:00 PM PDT by Vicki (Washington State where anyone can vote .... illegals, non-residents, dead people, dogs, felons)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Kuksool; Norman Bates; LdSentinal; ExTexasRedhead; ...

Can you believe that???!!!


24 posted on 08/26/2008 5:29:08 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (If Islam conquers the world, the Earth will be at peace because the human race will be killed off.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Of course. As long as Fido is registered rodent, it’s A-OK.


25 posted on 08/26/2008 5:32:34 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I remember some guy in Cali did it a few years ago.


26 posted on 08/26/2008 5:33:34 PM PDT by Impy (Spellcheck hates Obama, you should too.)
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To: dragonblustar
Nope, she is a hero who set out to expose how WA is not interested in preventing vote fraud. For her troubles, she was tried, had to pay a $240 fine, community service, had to pay an attorney $1000.

As for WA officials rushing to close the loopholes that let her register her pet, signed with a pawprint;

Balogh said she was saddened by her difficulties with the court and her failure to get any elected officials to respond to her letters and phone calls complaining that current state laws make it too easy for an undocumented worker or a nonexistent person to be added to the voting rolls.

"I'm a nobody. I'm just a plain old lady who loves her country and nobody is responding," Balogh said. "What does it take to get somebody to listen?

"You tell me why, when you have such a broken system, not a county, state nor local politician — no one — bothered to contact me and say, 'Hey, Mrs. Balogh, you're right, things are a little shaky. ' "

BOHICA!!

27 posted on 08/26/2008 5:33:45 PM PDT by 4woodenboats ( MEJA is FUBAR DefendOurMarines.org DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: phothus
Oops, sorry. didn’t realize she was on our side ;)

A lesson to be learned.

To paraphrase an old carpenters rule - "Read twice, comment once." (measure twice, cut once)

28 posted on 08/26/2008 5:36:17 PM PDT by airborne (Better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.)
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To: steelyourfaith
It's altogether likely that the dog would have raised the average IQ of the registered voters in that party...

LOL! Comedy only works if there is an element of truth to it!

29 posted on 08/26/2008 5:37:49 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: 4woodenboats

Wow. A person of true courage. Bless her heart.

It looks like the state doesn’t like to be embarrassed like that.


30 posted on 08/26/2008 6:25:09 PM PDT by dragonblustar (Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God - G. K. Chesterton)
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To: dragonblustar
It looks like the state doesn’t like to be embarrassed like that

No, they sure don't. You gotta love the timing on this....;~)

31 posted on 08/26/2008 11:34:38 PM PDT by 4woodenboats ( MEJA is FUBAR DefendOurMarines.org DefendOurTroops.org)
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