Skip to comments.Clinton Campaign Alleges Massive Fraud By Obama
Posted on 10/25/2008 2:14:27 PM PDT by wistful
To: The Honorable Michael B. Mukasey Attorney General U.S. Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20530-001
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
Why didn’t the DOJ investigate? They knew about this fraud during the primaries but they did NOTHING? What gives?
yep these people are crooks.
This could turn out to be the most undemocratic election in our history.
Pretty damn sorry state of affairs Obama when Hillary the ultimate criminal calls ya a criminal....:o)
Is this a repost of an old letter or is this current?
What gives indeed?
It says Huaria at the link, but it is Husaria at the site. My memory is probably faulty, but that sounds like the name of Hillary’s long time companion. Still, it is good news, and I will take it.
in fact, without the internet, we would glimpse only the barest shadows of this.
With the internet, at least some folks see the game as one in which voters are the least participants (or not at all).
Control of the US executive branch for the next 4 years is a prize in which many hostile countries and forces are interested, and participating. I think among the least of the issues is foreign money awash in certain campaigns (Hsu should have been a tip-off to those that remember 1996).
I personally suspect some dominos were sent tumbling in sequence to provoke a financial credit crisis shortly before the election, knowing it would work against mccain. (the US financial system was vulnerable in any event, but timing is everything). For those who suspect soros, may I offer the names russia and china? Soros is not the biggest player in this game.
I thought Hillary had been offered a big job in the Obama administration? Guess Obama lied again.
Things like this go a long way to explaining the strange feeling I get that an Obama win is inevitable. The whole process is being manipulated by political gangsters and financed to a large degree by unknown donations from outside the USA. I reckon that the crookedness of the Obama campaign should be an internal security issue. What deals have been done with international political groups (or even countries) that could be the traditional enemies of the US? The Obama campaign should be put under much greater legal scrutiny. I reckon there’s something fishy going on here. Something big time fishy.
This has to be investigated....Come on does Barack pay everyone off!!!
This has to be investigated....Come on does Barack pay everyone off!!!
I think we’re (Dems & Pubbies) being manipulated every which way. This election stinks to high heaven.
Hillary where have you been?????? I expected something from you long before this. You can’t let this jerk win.!!! You want to run in 2012 remember???????
These are the same Clintons that are now campaigning for 0bomba, just a few months later?
We are in the middle of a coup. And DOJ and GOP are in on the deal. They want to assure their positions of power if it works.
Probably the same reason they sat by and let the Ohio SoS get away with massive electoral fraud, which the supreme court said they did, but the plaintiff/complainant "didn't have standing" to sue. AG/DOJ could have, but Bush apparently doesn't give a sh&t about honest elections any more.
Sure sounds like the Obama fraud machine.
But Bill is campaigning with BO.
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