Skip to comments.'They Tried to Steal an Election,' N.Y. Voter Fraud Case Heats Up [Troy, NY]
Posted on 10/20/2009 7:32:46 AM PDT by ETL
Thirty-eight forged or fraudulent ballots have been thrown out, according to records at the Rensselaer County Board of Elections in Troy, N.Y. Enough votes, an election official admits, to likely have tipped the election to the Democrats.
Brian Suozzo voted with an absentee ballot in the Working Families Party primary on Sept. 15 because, as his application stated, he was "at home recovering from medical procedure."
Jessica Boomhower's application said she would be attending a "work conference in Boston."
Michael Ward couldn't vote in person because he was "taking care of elderly parent."
Kimberlee Truell was on a "Bus trip to casino," as was Miguel Vazques.
The only problem with these absentee ballot records at the Rensselaer County Board of Elections in Troy, N.Y., is that they're phony, voters and investigators say -- and they've prompted what's being called an unprecedented investigation of suspected voter fraud.
Thirty-eight forged or fraudulent ballots have been thrown out -- enough votes, an election official admits, to likely have tipped the city council and county elections in November to the Democrats. Candidates would have been able to run both on the Democratic and Working Families Party lines in two weeks, and that could have tipped the election to the Democrats.
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* 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
An outgrowth of the socialist New Party, [Working Families 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.
PROFILE: NEW PARTY (NP)
* Marxist political coalition
* Was active from 1992-1998
* Endorsed Barack Obama for Illinois state senate seat in 1996
Co-founded in 1992 by Daniel Cantor (a former staffer for Jesse Jackson's 1988 presidential campaign) and Joel Rogers (a sociology and law professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison), the New Party was a Marxist political coalition whose objective was to endorse and elect leftist public officials -- most often Democrats. The New Party's short-term objective was to move the Democratic Party leftward, thereby setting the stage for the eventual rise of new Marxist third party.
Most New Party members hailed from the Democratic Socialists of America and the militant organization ACORN. The party's Chicago chapter also included a large contingent from the Committees of Correspondence, a Marxist coalition of former Maoists, Trotskyists, and Communist Party USA members.
The New Party's modus operandi included the political strategy of "electoral fusion," where it would nominate, for various political offices, candidates from other parties (usually Democrats), thereby enabling each of those candidates to occupy more than one ballot line in the voting booth. By so doing, the New Party often was able to influence candidates' platforms. (Fusion of this type is permitted in seven states -- Connecticut, Delaware, Idaho, Mississippi, New York, South Carolina, and Vermont -- but is common only in New York.)
Though Illinois was not one of the states that permitted electoral fusion, in 1995 Barack Obama nonetheless sought the New Party's endorsement for his 1996 state senate run. He was successful in obtaining that endorsement, and he used a number of New Party volunteers as campaign workers.
In 1996, three of the four candidates endorsed by the New Party won their electoral primaries. The three victors included Barack Obama (in the 13th State Senate District), Danny Davis (in the 7th Congressional District), and Patricia Martin, who won the race for Judge in the 7th Subcircuit Court. All four candidates attended an April 11, 1996 New Party membership meeting to express their gratitude for the party's support.
The New Party's various chapters similarly helped to elect dozens of other political candidates in a host of American cities.
One of the more notable New Party members was Carl Davidson, a Chicago-based Marxist who became a political supporter of Barack Obama in the mid-1990s.
In 1997 the New Party's influence declined precipitously after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that electoral fusion was not protected by the First Amendment's freedom of association clause. By 1998 the party was essentially defunct. Daniel Canto and other key party members went on to establish a new organization with similar ideals, the Working Families Party of New York.
Obama - file 41: Obama Was a New Party Member-Documentary Evidence
By Trevor Loudon October 23, 2008
Good thing the GOP wouldn’t ever have candidates backed by ACORN. oh wait... and in New York too.
Bill and Liu win runoffs [ChiCom-connected candidate, John Liu, [will likely be] new NYC Comptroller!]
New York Post ^ | September 30, 2009 | JENNIFER FERMINO and SALLY GOLDENBERG
Posted on Wednesday, September 30, 2009 8:44:52 AM by ETL
John Liu easily won last night's runoff election for city comptroller and Bill de Blasio routed rival Mark Green in the public advocate contest -- victories that handed a major boost to the Working Families Party in its first foray into citywide races.
Both races produced clear winners within 30 minutes of the polls closing at 9 p.m. A mere 228,000 ballots were cast, a record low.
COMPLETE ELECTION RESULTS:
Liu, who will oversee the city's $80 billion pension system, cruised into history as the first Asian-American to win a citywide election, beating Brooklyn Councilman David Yassky, by 56 percent to 44 percent, with 100 percent of precincts reporting.
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ACORN front group (Working Families Party-WFP) backs ChiCom-linked candidate in today's New York City comptroller runoff
Epoch Times and New York Times
Posted on Tuesday, September 29, 2009 8:19:20 AM by ETL
From the New York Slimes (Times)
Sept 15, 2009...
With 100 percent of the vote counted, unofficial results showed that Mr. Liu had captured 38 percent of the vote, just short of the 40 percent he needed to win outright. Mr. Yassky took 30 percent, and Councilwoman Melinda R. Katz of Queens finished third, with 20 percent. David I. Weprin, a councilman from Queens, was fourth.
The results set up a contest between two men who, over the course of the campaign, projected sharply different images to voters. Mr. Liu, a former actuary and an immigrant from Taiwan, struck a populist tone, from his home neighborhood of Flushing to Chinatown, where voters embraced him as a trailblazer, and Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, where several black leaders endorsed him.
Mr. Liu, who ran with the backing of several major labor unions, would become the first Asian American elected citywide if he prevails in a runoff on Sept. 29.
At a rally on Tuesday night, Mr. Liu said, This campaign has been about making history, but it has also been about putting New York City back on track.
New York Times, Sept 15, 2009:
Protesters hold eye-catching boards that condemn city Comptroller candidate John Liu. (Helena Zhu/The Epoch Times)
New York City Candidates Linked to Chinese, North Korean Regimes
Matthew Robertson & Matt Gnaizda
Epoch Times Staff & NTDTV Staff
Sep 13, 2009
NEW YORKAt a rally on the steps of City Hall last week, New York residents expressed concern that two New York City political candidatesJohn Liu and John Choehave connections with communist regimes.
John Liu has been a city council member representing New Yorks Flushing area since 2001. This year, he is running for city Comptrollerthe position that oversees the citys finances, including its $60 billion budget.
Spokesman for the Christian Democracy Party of China, David Lu, says John Liu appears to be cultivating a relationship with the Chinese consulate.
China's United Front and John Liu's Connections
By Charlotte Cuthbertson
Epoch Times Staff
NEW YORKAs residents in New York gear up for the local elections, an unseen force may be hard at work.
City Comptroller candidate John Liu has a friendly relationship with Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organizations and former Canadian diplomat Brian McAdam says New Yorkers should be concerned.
Wherever there is a Chinese community, the [Chinese Communist Party] CCP is going to try and infiltrate, if they haven't done so already, McAdam said.
City Councilman John Liu is vying for the New York City comptroller job, with the primary elections on Sept. 15..."
Again from the New York Slimes (Times)...
(of course no mention of John Liu's communist connections or that the "Working Families Party" is a Marxist front group for ACORN)
Young and Active, the Working Families Party Shows Muscle in the Primaries
NEW YORK TIMES, September 16, 2009
JULIE BOSMAN and KAREEM FAHIM
Much to the chagrin of candidates like Mr. Gioia, the still relatively little-known 10-year-old party [Working Families Party] had dispatched a small army in the weeks before the primary, selling voters on its candidates in the mayoral, City Council, public advocate and comptroller races.
Organizers knocked on 227,928 doors and talked to 62,112 voters, a party official said. On Tuesday, more than 350 workers were stationed throughout the city, most working for a day rate of $100.
Their efforts resulted in the partys best electoral showing yet. In the public advocates race, the Working Families endorsed Bill de Blasio, a city councilman from Brooklyn. Coming from behind, he forced Mark Green into a runoff on Sept. 29, even though Mr. Green was the presumed front-runner based on pre-election polls and had already held the position.
In the comptrollers race, the [Working Families Party] party backed John C. Liu, a councilman from Queens, who won 38 percent of the vote..."
Young and Active, the Working Families Party Shows Muscle in the Primaries:
Democrats committing voter fraud.
Never thought I'd see the day.
In New York, NO ID is necessary to cast a ballot in person. I alway INSIST they know it is ME casting my ballot!
We also have District Attorneys who don’t have time to investigate elections violations.
Subverting elections is okay if you’re a leftist idiot.
The cure: long jail terms.
How willfully blind does the general population have to be to not notice that in very nearly ALL of these voter fraud “irregularities”, it’s the Democrats who benefited?!
Somebody with some authority somewhere... DO SOMETHING!
Investigating and thwarting vote fraud is racist.
I am sure that Liu and Scuzzylady can get along fine.
When I used to live in NY they at least had me sign something and I always had some sort of voting machine to use. When I lived in Mass all they asked was my name before handing me a paper ballot.
White people breathing, is racist.
I have to sign something - they think they are real good signature comparers at those tables. Then I go to the voting machine. The folks at the tables don’t know me from Adam.
Like I said, in Mass... they didn’t know you at all and they didn’t care. The “senior” volunteers just look to see if your name is on a list and that it hasn’t been crossed out yet which means somebody voted for you (I’m sure that happens after polls close). ;-) I stood there, and I could read upside down and see which of my neighbors had voted and which had not. Then there’s a paper ballot which is filled out with a pencil before sliding it into a box. But not to worry, they always had a union cop sitting by the box. snicker
I used to live in an immediate suburb of Boston. I read your post and have said similar things about Mass. to others before. I once saw the name of a former neighbor, who had moved, still on the elections rolls. I remember thinking how easy it would be to come back to the polling location later on in the day and vote under his name.
I also used to live in Troy, NY. I wasn’t really politically involved back then but I heard it was pretty corrupt.
“Critics also accuse the Working Families Party of having a long association with the troubled activist group, ACORN. Bertha Lewis, ACORN’s CEO, is one of the party’s co-founders.”
Weirdly enough I too used to live in Troy, NY. Yes, I was a student there but before that I also lived and worked there. But even in Troy, I signed my name to vote and used a voting machine.