Skip to comments.BREAKING: Obama Campaign Implicated DIRECTLY in Election Fraud [Attention, PUMAs!]
Posted on 10/12/2008 9:49:00 AM PDT by Winged Hussar
Lyn Utrecht, Counsel, Hillary Clinton for President
We recommend that our readers do a Google search on "Lyn Utrecht" (Hillary Clinton's campaign counsel) and "Obama." The result will be a large number of Web pages with credible allegations of tactics such as intimidation of voters by threatening them with the loss of their jobs if they caucused for Hillary Clinton, preference cards that were pre-marked for Obama, shutting Clinton supporters out of caucusing locations, stuffing the ballot box with the votes of unregistered voters and children, and other conduct far better suited to a Third World dictator like Robert Mugabe, or a corrupt political figure like Boss Tweed, than to a United States Senator.
We agree [with Clinton campaign counsel Utrecht]: "There is no place in the American electoral process for the types of voter suppression, intimidation and harassment systematically engaged in by the Obama campaign, its allies and supporters."
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Here is an optical character recognition transcription of the Clinton campaign's letter to the Nevada State Democratic Party. Here is the original, in .pdf format.
January 23, 2008 Jill Derby, Chair Nevada State Democratic Party 1210 South Valley View Road Suite 114 Las Vegas, NV 89102
Dear Chair Derby: I write on behalf of Hillary Clinton for President (the Committee) in regard to the January 19, 2008 Nevada Democ-ratic Caucus. The Committee is aware of a letter addressed to you today from the Obama for America campaign requesting an inquiry into the conduct of the caucuses. The Committee shares the Obama campaigns concern that full participation in the democratic process may have been compromised by the substantial number of irregularities occurring at the caucuses, and we fully support a complete inquiry by the Nevada State Democratic Party (the Party) into all caucus improprieties.
This letter is not intended as a response to the Obama campaigns letter. However, in the interest of a complete record, and in contrast to the alleged minor procedural problems noted by the Obama campaign, the Committee wishes to bring to your attention information we have received evidencing a premeditated and predesigned plan by the Obama campaign to engage in systematic corruption of the Partys caucus procedures. Compounding this blatant distortion of the caucus rules was an egregious effort by the Obama campaign to manipulate the voter registration process in its own favor, thereby disenfranchising countless voters. Finally, the Committee has received a vast number of reliable reports of voter suppression and intimidation by the Obama campaign or its allies.
The Committee had 30 phone lines on Saturday to receive calls in its Las Vegas offices. These lines rang continuously from early morning until well after the caucuses concluded with reports from people who were victimized and who observed irregularities. The phone lines were so over-whelmed that many callers resorted to calling individual Committee staff cell phones to report that they could not get through. The Committee also received many similar calls at its national headquarters.
The Committee is confident that any investigation into the conduct of the caucuses will be thorough, fair and in the interest of insuring that future Party caucuses will be as open and democratic as possible.
Systematic Corruption of the Partys Caucus Procedures The Committee received substantially similar reports of improprieties of such a number as to leave no conclusion but that the Obama campaign and its allies and supporters engaged in a planned effort to subvert the Partys caucus procedures to its advantage. For example:
þ Preference cards were premarked for Obama.
þ Clinton supporters were denied preference cards on the basis that none were left, while Obama supporters at the same caucus sites were given preference cards.
þ Caucus chairs obviously supporting Obama: o Deliberately miscounted votes to favor Senator Obama. o Deliberately counted unregistered persons as Obama votes. o Deliberately counted young children as Obama votes. o Refused to accept preference cards from Clinton supporters who were at the caucus site by noon on the ground that the cards were not filled out fast enough. o Told Clinton supporters to leave prior to electing delegates.
þ Clinton supporters who arrived late were turned away from the caucus, while late Obama supporters were admitted to the caucus.
Manipulation of the Voter Registration Process Numerous reports received by the Committee demonstrate a concerted effort on the part of the Obama campaign and its supporters to prevent eligible voters supporting a candidate other than Senator Obama from caucusing. The Obama supporters complained of were acting in positions of authority at the caucus sites. Some of these reports are as follows:
þ Obama supporters wrongly informed Clinton supporters that they were not allowed to participate in the caucus if their names were not on the voter rolls. However, Obama supporters whose names did not appear on the voter rolls were permitted to register at the caucus site.
þ Obama supporters falsely informed Clinton supporters that no registration forms were available for them to register to vote at the caucus site.
þ Obama supporters wrongly told Clinton supporters who were attempting to caucus at the wrong precinct that they could not caucus at that site, while simultaneously permitting Obama supporters at the wrong precinct to participate.
þ Obama supporters were allowed to move to the front of the registration and sign-in line.
Voter Suppression and Intimidation The Committee received a substantial number of disturbing reports from voters that they had been subject to harassment, intimidation or efforts to prevent them from voting. Some of the most egregious of these complaints are described below:
þ Voters at at-large caucus sites were informed that those sites were for Obama supporters only.
þ Clinton supporters at at-large caucus sites were told that their managers would be watching them while they caucused.
þ Workers were informed that their supervisors kept lists of Clinton and Obama supporters, and were told that they could not caucus unless their name was on the list of Obama supporters.
þ Many Clinton supporters were threatened with employment termination or other discipline if they caucused for Senator Clinton.
þ Workers were required to sign a pledge card to support Obama if they wanted time off to participate in the caucus. þ Workers at one casino were offered a lavish lunch and permitted to attend and register to vote only if they agree to support Obama.
The complaints summarized above represent only a small sample of the complaints received by the Committee. With respect to each of these complaints and many more, the Committee has the names and phone numbers of those reporting these incidents and the specific precinct numbers where the incidents occurred. Upon request the Committee will share these with the Party with appropriate safeguards to protect these individuals from reprisal. On the whole, these reports show a troubling effort by the Obama campaign and its allies and supporters to advance their own campaign at the expense of the right of all Nevada Democrats to participate in the democratic process in a free, fair and open manner.
Senator Clinton and the Committee are wholly committed to ensuring that every eligible voter has his or her vote cast and counted. There is no place in the American electoral process for the types of voter suppression, intimidation and harassment systematically engaged in by the Obama campaign, its allies and supporters. Sincerely, /v Lyn Utrecht Counsel Hillary Clinton for President
I’m betting the $700 billion bailout that this goes nowhere.
Listen to these folks and remember that their complaints to the DNC during the Democrat Primaries were ignored. They say they will not be silenced but we can be sure Obama’s media will not cover the Obama voter fraud!
Yeah but Bubba and Hillary are out campaigning hard for Obama
They see the writing on the wall —They are DONE as a power in the dem party and are trying to save what they have left
It has begun.......
The death struggle for the Rat party will be over by election day
Re: “Yeah but Bubba and Hillary are out campaigning hard for Obama
They see the writing on the wall They are DONE as a power in the dem party and are trying to save what they have left”
Which is doubtlessly why Barry wishes he could make Lyn Utrecht’s letter “disappear,” but it’s not going away.
I thought they were putting on a good show, but at relatively few events. In other words, covering their bases in case Obama wins, but not going overboard either. Have they been more active of late?
They are NOT campaigning hard for bambi. It’s all a show. I understand at a speech Bill made he spoke of ‘stem cell’ and never spoke of bambi and this was suppose to be a campaign speech for bambi.
Sad isn’t it. How far we have come that laws can be broken and get away with it.
This letter is referring to dirty tricks the Obama campaign pulled during the Nevada Democratic caucuses.
This has nothing to do with voter registration fraud.
wE NEED TO PUT rAILA oDINGA’S PICTURE IN THERE WITH THEM...
love that caplock
Re: “This letter is referring to dirty tricks the Obama campaign pulled during the Nevada Democratic caucuses.
This has nothing to do with voter registration fraud.”
The conduct is essentially similar, and it shows a very consistent pattern of behavior.
The website needs freeper help posting information now!
The PUMA’s were going nuts during the primary season about imtimidation at caucuses all overthe country. Do you have information about other states besides Nevada? In order to get someone to pay attention there needs to be lots of witnesses and documentation.
Haven’t read it yet but love the headline ping!!
WooHOO..time to take the rats down!
I sure as hell agree with that.
These people would sell their childred to pedophiles to advance the campaign.
Im betting the $700 billion bailout that this goes nowhere.
The letter is all hearsay.
bump for later
I agree. How else would a candidate get 30 minutes of Prime Time television spots on several networks for a ridiculously low price? The Networks won’t even admit what they are charging his campaign.
But they will charge McCain Superbowl Sunday rates, you can be sure.
This thing will go nowhere and get about a nanosecond of press, so that they can say that they addressed the issue and it was not serious. So, just MOVE ALONG NOW! Nothing here worth calling news.
Keep this going!
I'm Barry Obama and I approved this message.
The letter is included in this posting!
I know but what is the rational for saying it is going to matter
lets resurrect this one for a while, eh?