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Patrick Murphy-linked Absentee Voter Controversy Unfolds
National Review Online ^ | 10/27/2010 | Thomas Shakely

Posted on 10/27/2010 4:32:44 PM PDT by mojito

Earlier today, Battle ‘10 reported on the continuing absentee ballot scandal in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, home to the 8th district congressional race. The race is widely seen as a bellwether, with Rep. Patrick Murphy a member of the appropriations committee.

New reports are emerging that could spell trouble for Patrick Murphy’s campaign after it was revealed that his campaign manager controlled a post office box where voters were being instructed to send their absentee ballots. The ballots were then re-mailed to the county Board of Elections.

A letter from a fictitious agency, the “Pennsylvania Voter Assistance Office,” was sent to an unknown number of residents across the 8th district in southeastern Pennsylvania warning them that their ability to voter could be jeopardized unless they returned an enclosed absentee ballot in a pre-paid envelope that went to a private post office box in Bristol, Pa.

At issue is whether Rep. Patrick Murphy was directly involved, and whether absentee ballots were tampered with or discarded as they were proceeded through the post office box maintained by Tim Persico, his campaign manager.

(Excerpt) Read more at nationalreview.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; democrats; pa2010; patrickmurphy; votefraud; voterfraud
Oh my. Another example of Dem vote fraud. How many does that make, in just the last couple of days?
1 posted on 10/27/2010 4:32:47 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

I’ve counted at least five.


2 posted on 10/27/2010 4:33:59 PM PDT by EricT. (Can we start hanging them yet?)
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To: mojito

Even National review doesn’t mention that the guy is a DEMOCRAT!!!! geesh.


3 posted on 10/27/2010 4:34:32 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: mojito
This absentee (except for true absentees) and early voting has to stop.

Imagine throwing every third absentee repub he basket.

4 posted on 10/27/2010 4:35:39 PM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: mojito

Notice he wasn’t identified as a DEMOCRAT..that he is.


5 posted on 10/27/2010 4:36:10 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Ann Archy

Dem vote fraud

the last straw. They are playing with a sleeping tiger.


6 posted on 10/27/2010 4:36:18 PM PDT by moodyskeptic (Cultural warrior with a keyboard)
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To: mojito

trouble for Patrick Murphy’s campaign after it was revealed that his campaign manager controlled a post office box where voters were being instructed to send their absentee ballots. The ballots were then re-mailed to the county Board of Elections.

A letter from a fictitious agency, the “Pennsylvania Voter Assistance Office,” was sent to an unknown number of residents across the 8th district in southeastern Pennsylvania warning them that their ability to voter could be jeopardized unless they returned an enclosed absentee ballot in a pre-paid envelope that went to a private post office box in Bristol, Pa.


Huh?

private post office box?

slammer time..


7 posted on 10/27/2010 4:36:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: mojito

It’s not who casts the votes, but who counts them! Look for shenigans in many key, close races.


8 posted on 10/27/2010 4:37:40 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Vigelence)
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To: mojito
1. Leave the UN
2. Defund PBS, NPR, Planned Parenthood
3. Prosecute and jail voter fraud
4. Many more
9 posted on 10/27/2010 4:39:07 PM PDT by ryan71 (Dear spell check - No, I will not capitalize the "m" in moslem!)
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To: Ann Archy; Freddd

Since it’s National Review, I’m going to assume that they didn’t mention the guy was a Dem because if you’re reading National Review, you already know that he’s a Dem.

They do mention he’s a Dem in the next paragraph after the part I excerpted.


10 posted on 10/27/2010 4:39:30 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

This sort of criminal behavior has to be stopped. As others have pointed out, Democrats have been caught doing this in other states, so it is clearly part of their national strategy to steal elections. In the face of all of this, the New York Times proudly proclaims that all of this talk about voting fraud is pure bunk.

This is just a warm up for what they intend to do in 2012. If we don’t nip it in the bud, we can kiss elections goodbye forever.


11 posted on 10/27/2010 4:41:47 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: mojito

THAT, in a Nutshell, is the DIFFERENCE between Democrat and Republican! Democrats KNOW their people are ignorant, so they repeat and repeat......Republicans THINK their people are smart, so they don’t give the info because they think we already KNOW....when most people don’t!!


12 posted on 10/27/2010 4:45:29 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: mojito

Actually, there are/were a series of letters that are/were sent intimidating voters. If you didn’t follow the instructions on the first letter greater threats were implied with the second letter.

No way Murphy didn’t know about this one. His campaign manager is the ring leader.


13 posted on 10/27/2010 4:47:52 PM PDT by Keen-Minded
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To: centurion316

It seems to me that the Democrat should be compelled to fund a significant public service announcement that, if a voter submitted an absentee ballot to his organization, that voter should submit a later dated absentee ballot directly to the Board of Elections.


14 posted on 10/27/2010 4:49:16 PM PDT by p. henry
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To: centurion316
Vote fraud should be considered treasonous behavior and the perps punished accordingly...
15 posted on 10/27/2010 4:50:41 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( Sarah Palin - For such a time as this...)
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To: p. henry

No, better plan is to frog march the campaign manager directly to jail and assign a postal inspector and two judicial observers to intercept all ballots addressed to that P.O. box and deliver them directly to the Elections Office where they should be segregated until they can be verified as valid ballots cast by valid registered voters. This guy has committed mail fraud and who knows what else.


16 posted on 10/27/2010 4:53:10 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Freddd

“Democrat” doesn’t even come close to describing what Murphy is. He is bankrolled by moveon.org, thug unions, and the trial lawyers. His voting record is far to the left, and yet he portrays himself as a conservative Blue Dog.

I hope this vote fraud scandal blows up in his face and puts his lying, corrupt ass in jail.


17 posted on 10/27/2010 4:58:16 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (King: "I have a dream"...Sharpton: "I want a check")
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Vote fraud steals our liberty. It should be a capital offense. If not capital, at least corporal (meaning the lash). People that do this think it’s just a minor offense, just part of politics. Tea party folks think it’s a sacrilege. Upgrading laws against tainting an election should be a priority.


18 posted on 10/27/2010 5:01:15 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: Fresh Wind

And furthermore, this lying sack of **** has signs around the area proclaiming that he was a paratrooper.

Bull****. He was a JAG lawyer, not a soldier.

He is a disgrace to the US Army.


19 posted on 10/27/2010 5:01:40 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (King: "I have a dream"...Sharpton: "I want a check")
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To: Keen-Minded; neverdem; narses

So they also kept track of who responded to the first/second/third letter too?


20 posted on 10/27/2010 5:03:09 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: mojito

Dem voter fraud bookmark.


21 posted on 10/27/2010 5:29:52 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: mojito

Patrick Murphy is a scumbag and a coward.

Check out the link below to see video footage of how he tried to duck his constituents and Republican opponent Mike Fitzpatrick during a town hall meeting this past spring.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBUncXmE4Ec


22 posted on 10/27/2010 5:30:23 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism (Obama loves his home country. He just hates America.)
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To: mojito

By the way, didn’t an identical incident like this happen just last week in another state?


23 posted on 10/27/2010 5:33:13 PM PDT by DestroyLiberalism (Obama loves his home country. He just hates America.)
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To: mojito

So the champion of homosexualizing the military is also sodomizing the voting process: no surprise here.


24 posted on 10/27/2010 5:42:08 PM PDT by MSF BU (YR'S Please Support our troops: JOIN THEM!)
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To: Fresh Wind

The question is whether this story was picked up by Philly local news. If so, it’s over for Murphy. If anyone has any knowledge of local coverage, please advise. Thx


25 posted on 10/27/2010 5:42:22 PM PDT by mwl8787
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To: mwl8787

Local talk radio host Dom Giordano was on this tonight, and had Fitzpatrick on with him. I didn’t hear much of it, but I gather there’s a hearing in Bucks County court (I think) on Friday. It should be covered in the Courier Times tomorrow. This isn’t going away.


26 posted on 10/27/2010 5:59:06 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (King: "I have a dream"...Sharpton: "I want a check")
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To: mojito; All

Is this getting any play in the district?

This is huge. I often am not one to latch onto every voting irregularity etc.....normally there are innocent explanations.

But, this is NOT one of those times.

This is stunning in the daring. The campaign manager is in charge of the box for crying out loud.


27 posted on 10/27/2010 6:19:40 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: mojito
voter fraud should be a Capital Offense...!!!
28 posted on 10/27/2010 6:28:41 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist *DTOM* -ww- Voter Fraud should be a Capital Offense!!!)
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To: mojito; All

More here...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2615441/posts


29 posted on 10/27/2010 6:34:40 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (King: "I have a dream"...Sharpton: "I want a check")
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To: randita; Tribune7; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; ExTexasRedhead; justiceseeker93; ...

“New reports are emerging that could spell trouble for Patrick Murphy’s campaign after it was revealed that his campaign manager controlled a post office box where voters were being instructed to send their absentee ballots. The ballots were then re-mailed to the county Board of Elections.”

This sounds like a felony to me.


30 posted on 10/27/2010 7:34:31 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit.)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; Coop; randita; Crichton

I think that we could go three-for-three against Democrat usurpers named Murphy this year:

Patrick Murphy (PA-08, 48% for Bush in 2004), won seat from Republican Patrick Fitzgerald in 2006. Patrick Fitzgerald is poised to take back the seat on Tuesday.

Chris Murphy (CT-05, 49% for Bush in 2004), won seat from Republican Nancy Johnson in 2006. Sam Caligiuri has a good chance of taking back the seat on Tuesday

Scott Murphy (NY-20, 54% for Bush in 2004), won open seat in 2009 special election replacing Kirsten Gillibrand, who won the seat from Republican John Sweeney in 2006. Chris Gibson is poised to take back the seat on Tuesday.


31 posted on 10/27/2010 7:47:32 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: mojito
The stunt appears identical to what's been uncovered in Illinois.

In other words, the stratagem isn't localized. Instead, it's probably part of a national scheme.

Question: How are Democrat operatives getting access to the absentee ballots to send out in the first place?

32 posted on 10/27/2010 7:54:00 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: Owl_Eagle; brityank; Physicist; WhyisaTexasgirlinPA; GOPJ; abner; baseballmom; Mo1; Ciexyz; ...

If the Inquirer picks this up stick a fork in Murphy.


33 posted on 10/27/2010 8:07:41 PM PDT by Tribune7 (The Democrat Party is not a political organization but a religious cult.)
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To: okie01
Question: How are Democrat operatives getting access to the absentee ballots to send out in the first place?

I was wondering the same thing. The case in IL involved applications for absentee ballots being sent to a third party - not the ballots themselves.

But the reports about the PA-08 fraud claims that the ballots themselves were mailed out and returned to the P.O. Box set up by Murphy's campaign manager.

Actual ballots can only be sent out by the Board of Elections. Whatever Murphy's campaign manager was sending out were fakes or else if the Board of Elections is involved somehow, this has the possibility of going nuclear in PA.

34 posted on 10/27/2010 8:08:47 PM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com to find GOP House candidates who need your support to knock off a DEM.)
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To: mojito

I expect this to be all over the news. (Sure I do.)


35 posted on 10/27/2010 8:11:10 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: p. henry

Wouldn’t do any good at this point as the absentee votes need to be delivered to the county board of elections by Friday.


36 posted on 10/27/2010 10:12:37 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: mojito

What I don’t get is how dumb these people are who signed the applications.

Actually, I do get it. It’s called public education.


37 posted on 10/28/2010 1:11:45 AM PDT by chilltherats (First, kill all the lawyers (now that they ARE the tyrants).......)
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To: mojito

Peanut butter and jelly, ham and eggs, Democtats and voter fraud.


38 posted on 10/28/2010 4:28:24 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; randita

Hope so. It annoys the hell out of me to have 3 rats in there all named Murphy.

Chris Van Hollen: “Hey did you hear? We lost Murphy.”

Steny Hoyer: “Which one?”

Chris Van Hollen: “All of them.”

Tim Murphy R-PA: “I’m still here!!”


39 posted on 10/28/2010 5:21:39 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

LOL.


40 posted on 10/28/2010 5:26:31 PM PDT by randita (Visit keyhouseraces.com to find GOP House candidates who need your support to knock off a DEM.)
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To: mojito

Democrats are crooks and traitors. How long are we going to put up with this crap?


41 posted on 10/28/2010 5:29:54 PM PDT by dforest
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To: AuH2ORepublican
Patrick Murphy (D) ... Patrick Fitzgerald

It's Mike Fitzpatrick (R)

I was thinking of maybe putting up a third party candidate here named Murphy Fitzmicheal.

42 posted on 10/28/2010 5:30:59 PM PDT by bvw
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To: bvw

“Patrick Murphy (D) ... Patrick Fitzgerald

It’s Mike Fitzpatrick (R)”


DO’H! I can’t believe I messed that up—Patrick Fitzgerald is that jerk U.S. Attorney in Chicago who prosecuted Scooter Libby, messed up the Blago prosecution and refused to look into any of Obama’s crimes.

“I was thinking of maybe putting up a third party candidate here named Murphy Fitzmicheal.”


LOL.


43 posted on 10/28/2010 6:01:33 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: mojito

bump


44 posted on 10/30/2010 11:40:04 AM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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