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Illinois officials "caught lying" about military ballots
Election Law Center ^ | October 15, 2010 | Christian Adams

Posted on 10/15/2010 11:55:25 AM PDT by jazusamo

An amazing revelation over at BigGovernment.com. They report Illinois has been “lying” about whether or not military ballots mailed on September 18 as required by Federal law. They lied to the DOJ.  Obviously if they did lie, this is not a happy day for America’s servicemembers.

But take special note of why the lie worked: because the Department of Justice deploys a Keystone Kops enforcement operation. You can actually read the extent of the Justice Department’s inquiry to Illinois here.  It isn't much.  After the Illinois board of elections tells the DOJ that the ballots mailed in time in all the counties, “Thanks very much for the update” represented the full measure of follow up or skepticism. It appears not a county was called. Instead, the DOJ did in 2010 what it did in 2008: it relied totally on the word of state election officials.  It did nothing else to verify whether or not ballots really were mailed by the counties.  We can now report they did not in at least THIRTY FIVE Illinois counties.  Shameful.

How does the saying go: fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice….

The fact that DOJ deployed the exact same investigative method that got them burned in 2008 merits immediate action against the person responsible. Instead, they will deny there is anything wrong with an investigative methodology that over and over results in military voters being disenfranchised. They will say, what else can we do?

They can do what the Military Voter Protection Project is doing. They are finding violations when the DOJ is not. The DOJ lawsuit against New Mexico was because MVPProject uncovered the failure to mail ballots, not the DOJ.  And MVPP isn’t relying on $138,000 a year GS-15’s to do the work. They are relying in citizen volunteers.

The attorney working on the Illinois matter should call the attorney who had to file the affidavit in Virginia in 2008 and ask for a Word copy of the document - all he needs to do is change a few names and dates.  Because the same mess just happened again. 

I have learned this morning that a whirlwind is forming in the Congress against the Keystone Kops operation in the DOJ. Senators have had enough of amateur hour. They are about to clang the gong on this act. The saddest part is that the true amateurs are detecting failures to mail military ballots when the six figure professionals are screwing it up.

One final note, the attorney who thanked Illinois very much for the update in the email is not to blame for this. Others imposed this crazed investigative method on him. It is the same method that led to a disaster in 2008. Only in government would a proven defective method be used twice. Its time to clean up the mess, and it seems that more than just John Cornyn are ready to do it. 

Yet another very very very bad day for James Cole.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2010election; 2010midterms; corruption; democratcorruption; democratparty; democrats; doj; dojcorruption; dojisajoke; electionfraud; elections; holder; holdertruthfile; howtostealanelection; illinois; liberalfascism; military; militaryvoters; moveact; obama; shadowparty; soros
I have learned this morning that a whirlwind is forming in the Congress against the Keystone Kops operation in the DOJ. Senators have had enough of amateur hour.

I sincerely hope that's true and the Senate will finally go after DOJ for not enforcing the MOVE Act.

1 posted on 10/15/2010 11:55:28 AM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

What does the RAT-endorsing VFW have to say about deployed service members being denied their Constitutional rights?


2 posted on 10/15/2010 11:58:47 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: jazusamo
I have learned this morning that a whirlwind is forming in the Congress against the Keystone Kops operation in the DOJ

lip service

3 posted on 10/15/2010 11:59:24 AM PDT by Doogle (IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN....PLEASE donate, because it's the RIGHT thing to do)
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To: jazusamo

Military has mostly conservative voters.

DOJ should sue to prevent disnfranchisement of those serving our country.


4 posted on 10/15/2010 12:00:35 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: jazusamo

I hope the Senate fixes it. Perhaps we need to allow soldiers to personally sue these slimy bastards for violation of their civil rights.


5 posted on 10/15/2010 12:01:01 PM PDT by sgtyork (The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom, courage. Thucydides)
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To: ozzymandus

They probably don’t know a thing about it, they’re too busy endorsing leftists.


6 posted on 10/15/2010 12:01:01 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Please bump the Freepathon and donate or become a monthly donor!

7 posted on 10/15/2010 12:01:45 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

This, and the same stuff in New York, was never a matter of them trying to meet the deadline and missing it. There was never a failure to get the ballots out on time. There was a refusal, a deliberate and calculated one, to get them out at all.

Giving them the benefit of the doubt by suggesting just a failure to get the ballots out suggests that, in the 10 years since the recount in Florida, when the military was originally disenfranchised, democrats just haven’t learned how to allow the military to vote, is beyond the pale.

Nobody is that stupid, not even liberals.

Even though they do come pretty close.


8 posted on 10/15/2010 12:03:32 PM PDT by DPMD (~)
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To: jazusamo

I see Obama is requesting an absentee ballor from Illinois.


9 posted on 10/15/2010 12:03:41 PM PDT by AU72
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To: jazusamo

Never fear. Eric Holder and Reggie Love's boyfriend are on the job.

10 posted on 10/15/2010 12:04:49 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: DPMD

I agree...The fiasco of the military ballots not being counted in the 2000 election brought military voter disenfranchisement to the attention of the public.

Even so it took nine years to pass the MOVE Act and now the Democrat run DOJ and almost entirely Democrat states are ignoring the Act or looking for loopholes to not follow the law.

Heads should roll at DOJ and the states and counties not complying.


11 posted on 10/15/2010 12:10:36 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: AU72

I saw that, it’d be a hoot if it was lost.


12 posted on 10/15/2010 12:11:41 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

In other countries this would be enough to cause a military coup.


13 posted on 10/15/2010 12:17:05 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Palin Haley O'Donnell - mmm mmmm mmmmmmmmm)
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To: jazusamo

Unexpectedly! Did the Illinois officials use the “Tee-hee, I’m Manchelle Obama and I didn’t know it was illegal” Defense?


14 posted on 10/15/2010 12:17:52 PM PDT by kromike
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To: kromike

Surprising this would happen in Illinois of all places. /sarc


15 posted on 10/15/2010 12:20:54 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

bump


16 posted on 10/15/2010 12:38:03 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: jazusamo

Yet, we have super-”conservatives” right here working to elect the RAT Senatorial candidate, Alexi G.


17 posted on 10/15/2010 12:38:42 PM PDT by arrogantsob
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To: ozzymandus
I suspect that the ballots were intentionally late to insure they would be late getting back and could not be counted. The Rats know how the military votes.
18 posted on 10/15/2010 12:42:32 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (Leyte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: jazusamo

Ministry of Love bookmark.


19 posted on 10/15/2010 1:04:35 PM PDT by IrishCatholic (No local Communist or Socialist Party Chapter? Join the Democrats, it's the same thing!)
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To: jazusamo

“....have learned this morning that a whirlwind is forming in the Congress against the Keystone Kops operation in the DOJ. Senators have had enough of amateur hour. They are about to clang the gong on this act......”

Clang, Clang, Clang all you will Senators, ‘cause YOU are the ones caught with the lie. YOU are the ones that know what the Dems are up to, and participate in it. It’s their, the Democrats Standard Operational Procedure (SOP), yet they have successfully once again no matter your grandstanding, your huffing, your puffing blocked the military vote.

The bottom line is the military vote has been successfully blocked once again by the majority Democrats who are joyfully pointing the finger at DOJ, and the States while they knew all along what was going down.

It could have been stopped had they wanted to stop it.


20 posted on 10/15/2010 1:15:38 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo

What I want to know is will IL deployed get their ballots in time or not?


21 posted on 10/15/2010 1:17:53 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: Doogle
lip service

No, no, no. I'm sure there were at LEAST a couple of <Harumphs>.

22 posted on 10/15/2010 1:18:51 PM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts ("Give me a secret. Bring me a sign. Give me a reason to walk through fire.")
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To: jazusamo

Something needs to also be said about the stupid pubs who signed onto the MOVE legislation with the great big, glaring loophole for extensions and waivers in it.

Military ballot disenfranchisement is one in an arsenal of rat vote fraud tools. One would think that the stupid oaf pubs would have figured this one out by now. They are such clueless clods, it’s astounding.


23 posted on 10/15/2010 1:22:25 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: rockinqsranch

Spot on correct.


24 posted on 10/15/2010 1:25:59 PM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: rockinqsranch

I hear you but don’t agree entirely. The majority of states complied in spite of the despicable DOJ and this is the first general election for the MOVE Act. The few states that did not or still have not complied are Dem states that the DOJ let slide.

Though I have many complaints with the Senate they are not the enforcer of our laws, DOJ is. Now that DOJ has shown they allowed this to happen the Senate has the authority to correct it, I’m just hopeful they do.

Sadly some of our military will surely be disenfranchised because of some states and the DOJ and I’ll say again their heads should roll for it.


25 posted on 10/15/2010 1:45:03 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

I concur with your point(s), but I also believe as I posted the Dem majority in Congress knew very well what the Dem States would do, and let the time lapse before their grandstanding huffing, and puffing. There is such a thing as staged affront, and I believe that is what they did.

Bottom line is that our soldiers got screwed again, and the lyin’ Dems are staging affront at the lack of oversight by the DOJ. Chuckling out the other side of their two faces.


26 posted on 10/15/2010 2:01:39 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: rockinqsranch

You may well be right on that Dem majority staging it, RQSR. I’m sure they knew they could count on the RAT Holder playing out his part also.

Between this fiasco and the lack of DOJ enforcing civil right laws in a race neutral manor it’s more than enough for the new House to investigate Holder’s rear end off and force him to resign if he hasn’t already.


27 posted on 10/15/2010 2:10:51 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo
Department of Justice deploys a Keystone Kops enforcement operation.

28 posted on 10/15/2010 3:49:16 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: SandRat

BUMP!


29 posted on 10/15/2010 3:56:32 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: jazusamo

Bookmark


30 posted on 10/15/2010 5:53:29 PM PDT by Publius6961 ("In 1964 the War on Poverty Began --- Poverty won.")
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To: jazusamo

Bump!


31 posted on 10/15/2010 6:13:23 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: jazusamo
More like this than Keystone Kops.


32 posted on 10/15/2010 6:28:13 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: jazusamo

Bump and thanks for the post giving everyone a heads up on this.... despicable stuff :-(


33 posted on 10/15/2010 7:58:15 PM PDT by Tamzee (OBAMA ---- ALL SHAM, NO WOW)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Note: this topic is from 10/15/2010. Vote on Tuesday. Thanks jazusamo.
34 posted on 10/28/2010 4:34:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv

bump


35 posted on 10/28/2010 4:52:56 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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