Skip to comments.Special prosecutor to probe allegations of forged Working Families (ACORN) ballots
Posted on 09/27/2009 8:27:38 PM PDT by pissant
A special prosecutor is already being eyed amid a burgeoning scandal in Troy over the alleged forgery of absentee ballots in this months Working Families Party primary. The scandal is focused on suspicions people tied to the Troy Democrats forged ballots.
News of the fakes surfaced in Saturdays edition of the Times Union. The details were eye opening because so many voters interviewed by the Times Union said they didnt vote despite ballots cast in their name. Voters said their signatures had obviously been forged and comparisons between their registration cards and the ballot applications showed distinctly different signatures.
Today, Senior Writer Brendan J. Lyons reports:
A special prosecutor is expected to be appointed Monday to investigate widespread allegations of voter fraud linked to dozens of absentee ballots on the Working Families Party line in the city.
Two people familiar with the case, which was first publicly exposed in Saturdays Times Union, said Rensselaer County Judge Robert Jacon may make the appointment. Last week, District Attorney Richard McNally, a Democrat, privately notified the court that his office would recuse itself from the investigation, the sources said.
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.timesunion.com ...
ACORN fraud ping.
Time to send out the squirrels to eat them up.
It looks like ACORNs “lawyers” are going to be busy filing another “lawsuit”. LOL!
FReep mail me if you want on/off the list.
Without a special prosecutor, I see very little to stop ACORN/SEIU.
This stuff is getting insane. It’s like the devil got ACORN going as a front, then took it over.
This is a common democrat scam.
Democrats working in the local Supervisor of Elections office scan the data base for registered voers with a history of not voting.
Democrats then turn in fraudulent absentee ballots in those names.
Unless the real voters try to submit a legitimate vote no one is the wiser.
Here is the kicker - if the fraudulent vote is entered first the real vote is not accepted.
In that case the second vote is rejected and the real voter has to file a complaint with the local Supervisor of Elections.
If that person is a democrat guess what happens to the complaint.
Either way, most of the fraudulent votes get counted.
Obama did not win in 2008, they stole that election. I don’t think we will ever prove it, but ACORN stole that election.
Obama *IS* ACORN.
When Obama met with ACORN leaders in November, he reminded them of his history with ACORN and his beginnings in Illinois as a Project Vote organizer, a nonprofit focused on voter rights and education. Senator Obama said, "I come out of a grassroots organizing background. That's what I did for three and half years before I went to law school. That's the reason I moved to Chicago was to organize. So this is something that I know personally, the work you do, the importance of it. I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work.
Obama, ACORN, the (Marxist) New Party (Obama was a member of the New Party!) and the Working Familes Party (an Acorn front group)
Posted on Friday, September 11, 2009 11:08:18 AM EDT by ETL:
I demand a revote!!! Seriously, this is getting beyond madness. What are the consequences for this? —for acorn, for the actual election results? Anything?
Hate to be ignorant. But what happens if a national investigation of ACORN determines that Obama didn’t take some of these states? Does he get impeached? Then we get Biden or Pelosi? Ouch! Or a new election? This is going to become way way to intricate for the typical non-involved American to follow, I fear
Always a sham investigation after the fact and nothing happens.
This is why obama didn’t want acorn investigated and we all know it. I want action, and consequences...starting with him being held accountable for his association with acorn!
Posted on Saturday, September 26, 2009 8:00:30 AM ET by ETL
Protesters hold eye-catching boards that condemn city Comptroller candidate John Liu. (Helena Zhu/The Epoch Times)
A combination of ACORN steal and McCain sellout.
How many votes did Franken win by? Were they legit?
You have that right. ACORN in OKC tried to fraud the election for an OK Senate seat to keep the GOP from taking over the Board of Elections for the first time in history. Whatever party controls the OK Senate, controls the election boards. Republicans never controlled the OK Senate until 2008.
With a fair election in OKC and Tulsa without Acorn voter fraud, Obama might have gotten even less then 34% of the votes he received here in November.
At some stage of hugh and series, we reach a tipping point.
a) Couple hundred
b) Hell no
No mention of ACORN in that article?
That just made my blood pressure go up.. Seriously, he didn’t want acorn investigated for a reason...who is going to prosecute in spite of him?
ACORN is a criminal organization. Every state should be investigating them...
No mention of ACORN in that article?
From David Horowitz's
PROFILE: WORKING FAMILY PARTY
* Front group for ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now)
* Functions as a political party in New York State and Connecticut, running or cross-endorsing candidates for local, state, and federal office
* Works closely with Hillary Clinton
Currently composed of some 30,000 members, the Working Families Party (WFP) is a front group for ACORN (the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now). WFP functions as a political party in New York State and Connecticut, promoting ACORN-friendly candidates. Unlike conventional political parties, WFP charges its members dues -- about $60 per year -- a policy characteristic of ACORN and its affiliates.
According to the party's website, WFP is a coalition founded jointly by ACORN, the Communications Workers of America, and the United Automobile Workers. However, ACORN clearly dominates the coalition. New York ACORN leader Steven Kest was the moving force in forming the party, and WFP headquarters are located at the same address as ACORN's national office, at 88 Third Avenue in Brooklyn, New York.
An outgrowth of the socialist New Party, [Working Family Party] WFP was created in 1998. According to a 2000 article by the Associated Press, its objective was (and still is) to "help push the Democratic Party toward the left." In pursuit of this goal, WFP runs radical candidates in state and local elections. Generally, WFP candidates conceal their extremism beneath a veneer of populist rhetoric, promoting bread-and-butter issues designed to appeal to union workers and other blue-collar voters, Republican and Democrat alike.
The Working Families Party benefits from a quirk of New York State (and Connecticut) election law which allows parties to "cross-endorse" candidates of other parties. Thus when Hillary Clinton ran for the Senate in 2000, she ran both on the Democratic Party ticket and on the Working Families Party ticket. Of the 3.4 million popular votes Ms. Clinton received from New Yorkers, the Working Families Party delivered 103,000.
"Candidates know that when they're on our line, they're committed to certain things," explains Bertha Lewis, who moonlights as WFP co-chair and New York ACORN Executive Director. Speaking days before Mrs. Clinton won her Senate seat in 2000, Lewis noted, "Hillary knows that if she wins, we're going to be knockin' on her door. She won't be able to hide."
In the November 2000 election, WFP cross-endorsed Al Gore and Hillary Clinton. WFP won 80,000 votes for Gore and, as noted above, some 103,000 votes for Clinton.
During the campaign, Mrs. Clinton spoke at numerous WFP events, most memorably at the party's debut convention, held March 26-27, 2000 at the Desmond Hotel in Albany -- an event which the Communist newspaper People's Weekly World approvingly called "a turning point in New York politics." After receiving WFP's endorsement, Clinton vowed to wage a "people's grassroots campaign." "[T]here have been few candidates in history more supportive of our issues than Al Gore and Hillary Clinton," proclaimed WFP campaign literature.
In the 2004 election cycle, a new force entered New York politics: billionaire financier George Soros. The Soros-funded Drug Policy Alliance -- a drug legalization lobby through which Soros often funnels political contributions -- gave $81,500 to the Albany County District Attorney campaign of Democrat David Soares. Instead of donating the money directly, however, the Drug Policy Alliance laundered Soros' contribution through the Working Families Party -- an illegal act according to New York State law.
WFP expanded into Connecticut in 2004, and promised that it would soon be active in all ten states where "fusion voting" -- that is, cross-endorsement of candidates by multiple parties -- is still legal. Those states include Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Mississippi, New York, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, and Vermont.
In 2006, WFP exhorted voters to help stop the Bush agenda and elect a Democratic majority to the House of Representatives by supporting its Take Back Congress project.
In 2008, Barack Obama and Joe Biden were listed on the WFP presidential ticket as well as the Democratic Party ticket.
In 2009, WFP supported New York State's newly increased "millionaire's tax" on the income of individuals earning $500,000 or more per year. When New York billionaire Tom Golisano (whose tax liability rose to $13,000 per day as a result of the tax hike) announced that he would be moving to Florida (which has no state income tax), WFP Executive Director Dan Cantor Called Golisano's move "selfish." "It's a disgrace," said Cantor, "that this is how he pays back the state where he was presumably educated and that's been so good to him. Taxes are the price you pay for civilization."
hmmmm...Kirsten Gillibrand....Scott Murphy...
Of course not. I had to add it to the title
I remember an Iowa state legislature election discussed in here a month or so ago. It was just a state office, not federal, so I didn’t think they’d steal it, but now I wonder.
The Democrat won by a couple hundred votes or so, but Dem absentee ballots were over 1,000 and the Republican absentees were only around 100 or so.
Acorn at work? Practicing their skills maybe?
You people - I mean really. “hugh & series” WTF is that?
You need to use the spell checker... ;-)
The state of NV is going to indict ACORN because someone turned?? Hopefully progress.
Correction to my post #27: Should be “Working Families Party”, not “Working Family Party”.
I was a democrat many many years ago - and once a friend and I (she was very influential in the dem party) were waiting on some election returns. I asked her why this one precinct was so late getting their votes in - and she said they had to wait until they knew the vote so they would know how many votes to add - so they could win without it being obvious they were “stuffing” the box....
hugh & series (as opposed to "huge and serious") is a FR joke, I believe, based on a real post by someone around a year or so ago. I was on the thread and the person was definitely not joking. He or she was very embarrassed by it and said something like it was because they hadn't gotten enough sleep.
BTW: many spell checkers wouldn't find anything wrong with the words "hugh" (a person's name) and "series". "hugh" some might catch if it wasn't capitalized.
Thanks. No I know. I made the mistake the other day correcting someone. I got my ears pinned back. BTW - does Pinned have two n’s? ;-)
With the ever increasing percentage that absentee ballots make up of the votes cast, and the ongoing stories of fraudulent registrations submitted by ACORN, the possibility, or likelihood of fraud and stolen elections just keeps getting greater.
Republicans have been too afraid to investigate this thoroughly, and the Dims and MSM have no intention of seriously investigating it. - Those two young people with their pimp and hooker act have done more to shine a light on this criminal enterprise than all others in the US combined. Their work might have forced negligent, cowardly and dishonest public officials to finally take a serious look.
But that's still no certainty.
Had to be, they counted them three times.
Were not encouraged to use the code word ‘n’s’ around here.
It’s a criminal organization - have faith - the wheels of justice grind slowly but very fine...
I did some more digging on that Iowa Special Election. It was the 90th District and the Democrat, Hanson, won by only 130 votes (3,965 to 3,868) over the Republican, Burgmeier.
Details can be found at: http://www.sos.state.ia.us/elections/results/09specialresults.html (Click on the link to Precinct Results, including absentee)
I would bet a lot that the election was stolen. Here’s why:
(Sorry for the lousy formatting)
Three counties were involved. In every one, the Rep won hands down among those going to the polling place. Here are the results in the smallest county, Wapello County: Dem first, Rep second
Agency Comm. Center 87 117
Eddyville Public Library 39 55
Eldon Library Hall 64 92
Hickory Grove Comm. Church 21 46
IHCC Video Conf. Trng Ctr 24 65
Kirkville City Hall 20 45
Township Hall, Highland Ctr 25 51
Subtotals 280 471
The Republican got 62.7% of the vote at the polling places in Wapello County and won hands down at every single polling place, by better than a 2 to 1 margin in 4 of the 7.
Ah, but note that I said “Subtotal.” Here’s the absentee results in the same county
Absentee ballots 319 132
Grand Total 599 603
The Democrat got 70.7% of the absentee ballots cast in the same county that the Republican got 62.7% of the votes when voters actually showed up at the polls, i.e., were real people.
I’d love to see what a statistician would make of that.
Results in the other two counties were similar. In fact Van Buren was even worse. The Republican won every one of the 8 polling places 913 to 389 or 70.1% of the vote, but lost the absentee 278 to 258, getting only 48.1% of the absentees. He did win the county handily.
Jefferson had 10 polling places and the Dem actually won at 3 of them this time, but lost the polling place vote 1,079 to 1,518 (Rep got 58.4%) and won the absentee vote 1,620 to 546 (Dem got 74.8%!!)
In all, the Dems cast 2,217 absentee ballots and only sent 1,742 voters to the polling places, so 55.9% of their ballots were mailed in.
This whole thing stinks and someone should investigate the absentee ballots and see if real voters mailed them in. The numbers are way too lop-sided to believe.
There are so many factual statements that could begin this way. It's almost like a bad joke and very sad, the Republicans.
The Republicans will either become an American party or be replaced by a new party, an American party.
As in pinning for the fjord?
Personally I think that acts of voter fraud should carry the death penalty. It’s *that* serious.
Unless there was a large event - (something after the peak period when people sent back ballots) that would sway voters to the “other side”, it’s fraud - ....
“Its a criminal organization - have faith - the wheels of justice grind slowly but very fine...”
If it weren’t for Beck, and Darrell Issa, I would be faithless. We’ll see.
I like them. They add flavor. ;-)
As for the thread topic. This is still in the "Duh, sh*t" category for me. Great that people are waking up and heads are starting to roll, but what about all of those elections whose outcome is now cast in doubt by this info? What of those Secretary's of States and Attorneys General that REFUSED to investigate ACORN's misdeed allegations that are now proving well founded?
Mark Ritchie of Minnesota comes to mind. 30k some odd ACORN registrations, some with all the ear marks of fraud, and he couldn't find ANYTHING to investigate?
Pull my other leg... ACORN's enablers need to answer charges every bit as much as ACORNs staff and management do.