Skip to comments.The Myth of Voter Fraud [BARF Alert]
Posted on 10/10/2011 11:48:03 AM PDT by feralcat
It has been a record year for new legislation designed to make it harder for Democrats to vote 19 laws and two executive actions in 14 states dominated by Republicans, according to a new study by the Brennan Center for Justice. As a result, more than five million eligible voters will have a harder time participating in the 2012 election.
Of course the Republicans passing these laws never acknowledge their real purpose, which is to turn away from the polls people who are more likely to vote Democratic, particularly the young, the poor, the elderly and minorities. They insist that laws requiring government identification cards to vote are only to protect the sanctity of the ballot from unscrupulous voters. Cutting back on early voting, which has been popular among working people who often cannot afford to take off from their jobs on Election Day, will save money, they claim.
(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Yet with regards to a photo ID requirement to vote it insists, "Many [voters] are poor, or elderly, or black and Hispanic and could have a hard time navigating the bureaucracy to get a card." What evidence is there of that???
Myth my @$$. The NYT boys and girls sound like someone who has been doing way too many recreational drugs.
Yeah, it’s a MYTH that Democrats do voter fraud, despite the hundreds of Democrats convicted of outright voter fraud and related crimes in the last decade or so.
IT’S ALL IN YOUR MIND...
JUST DISBELIEVE, AND IT WILL ALL BE BETTER.
Anything the left or the MSM calls a “myth” in the political or cultural realm is almost certainly true. Consequently, I take this article as an admission by the NYT that there is massive vote fraud by the Ds.
Try googling "Voter Fraud Convictions".
Seems, yet again, the facts do not support the opinions of the NY Times.
My O-bot friend, who gets her ‘news’/’information’/’thoughts’/’ideas’ exclusively from MSNBC has been parroting this myth for over a month, now....
When is the last time anybody ever heard about republican voter fraud? Voter fraud is 100% owned by the democrat party.
Project Vote — What Could Go Wrong?
In his article, “Frances Fox Piven Joins Board of Project Vote — What Could Go Wrong?,” Kyle Olson reports that while ACORN has earned much of the scorn of the press and public in recent months, its voter registration arm, Project Vote, is actually the entity that has been conducting the questionable voter registration drives.
Project Vote has been accused of voter registrations fraud in more than a dozen states. Its parent group ACORN, along with a staff member, were tried and found guilty of fraud in Nevada. Recently, ACORN was nailed under the RICO Act in Ohio and ordered to never come back to the state. More importantly, the settlement also said ACORN couldnt simply morph into another organization and cause the same type of trouble in Ohio.
In short, Project Vote is at the root of ACORNs voter registration fraud problems.
So as ACORN is transforming, Project Vote is transforming, too. According to a new article in The Nation, Frances Fox Piven of “Cloward-Piven Strategy” fame, recently joined the Project Vote board of directors.
The State Elections Enforcement Commission has opened an investigation into allegations that a community activist organization submitted at least 10 false voter-registration cards in Bridgeport.
One of the phony registrations was for a 7-year-old girl in the Marina Village housing complex, whose age was listed as 27 on the voter card.
Another registration came from a man who later said he couldnt have completed the voter card purported to be his because he was in jail on the date of the document.
Joseph J. Borges, the citys Republican registrar of voters, filed the complaint with state officials after months of local complaints on the tactics that ACORN, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, was regularly filing applications that were ruled ineligible.
In response, a Bridgeport leader of ACORN on Tuesday night called the charges “part of a concerted and coordinated campaign by conservatives and the GOP to attack and discredit ACORN.”
New voter registrations closed Monday in Lake County with possible record-breaking numbers and simmering allegations of fraud and racial discrimination.
Elections board Director Sally LaSota said more than 12,000 voter registration forms are waiting to be processed from recent days before the county knows how many potential voters are ready to cast ballots in the Nov. 4 general election.
“It may be a record,” she said.
Porter County has processed at least 3,500 voter applications since the spring primary in May, officials there said.
However, the large influx has brought new controversies.
LaSota said Monday representatives of ACORN, dropped off 2,000 new voter applications last week in Lake County.
“About 1,100 are no good,” she said.
This is one of those news stories you can hardly believe. In Lake County, Indiana, ACORN turned in 5,000 new registrations. The authorities there started reviewing them, and quit after they found that the first 2,100 were all fraudulent. The mind boggles: ACORN turns in thousands of new registrations, and not a single one represents a legitimate voter. (video)
The Michigan Secretary of State told the press in September that ACORN had submitted “a sizeable number of duplicate and fraudulent applications.”
Officials in Missouri, a hard-fought jewel in the presidential race, are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud in other states.
Charlene Davis, co-director of the election board in Jackson County, where Kansas City is, said the fraudulent registration forms came from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. She said they were bogging down work Wednesday, the final day Missourians could register to vote.
“I dont even know the entire scope of it because registrations are coming in so heavy,” Davis said. “We have identified about 100 duplicates, and probably 280 addresses that dont exist, people who have drivers license numbers that wont verify or Social Security numbers that wont verify. Some have no address at all.”
The nonpartisan group works to recruit low-income voters, who tend to lean Democratic. Most polls show Republican presidential candidate John McCain with an edge in bellwether Missouri, but Democrat Barack Obama continues to put up a strong fight.
Jess Ordower, Midwest director of ACORN, said his group hasnt done any registrations in Kansas City since late August. He said he was told three weeks ago by election officials that there were only about 135 questionable cards 85 of them duplicates.
“They keep telling different people different things,” he said. “They gave us a list of 130, then told someone else it was 1,000.”
FBI spokeswoman Bridget Patton said the agency has been in contact with elections officials about potential voter fraud and plans to investigate.
Earlier this month, Nevada’s Democratic Secretary of State Ross Miller requested a raid on ACORN’s offices, following complaints of false names and fictional addresses (including the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys). Nevada’s Clark County Registrar of Voters Larry Lomax said he saw rampant fraud in 2,000 to 3,000 applications ACORN submitted weekly.
Teenager Freddie Johnson said he was offered smokes and dollar bills to fill out voter registration cards.
And now the Cuyahoga County Elections Board has 73 cards with Johnson’s name on them.
Johnson and another prolific registrant were subpoenaed to testify at a meeting Monday as the Elections Board continued its look at possible fraud by ACORN, a national organization that tries to get low- and moderate-income people to register. ACORN’s methods have drawn interest in a number of states this presidential election year.
Johnson, 19, said he mostly was trying to help ACORN workers who begged him to sign up because they needed to keep their jobs.
“They’d come up with a sob story why they needed the signature,” said Johnson, of Garfield Heights.
An initial review found that about 200,000 newly registered voters reported information that did not match motor-vehicle or Social Security records. Close to one in every three newly registered Ohio voters will end up on court-ordered lists being sent to county election boards because they have some discrepancy in their records, an elections spokesman said Wednesday.
ACORN leaders have acknowledged that workers paid by the hour were given quotas to fill.
A retired Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice says that she is “not confident we can get a fair election” in the state come November.
Justice Sandra Newman, accompanied by Dauphin County District Attorney Edward Marsico and Pennsylvania Republican State Chairman Robert Gleason, expressed her concerns at a Harrisburg press conference this morning. A thick document replete with photo copies of phony registrations and aerial shots of vacant lots used as “addresses” for “voters” was handed out to journalists.
Gleason was even more explicit.
“Between March 23rd and October 1st, various groups, including ACORN, submitted over 252,595 registrations to the Philadelphia County Election Board” with 57,435 rejected for faulty information. “Most of these registrations were submitted by ACORN, and rejected due to fake social security numbers, incorrect dates of birth, clearly fraudulent signatures, addresses that do not exist, and duplicate registrations. In one case, a man was registered to vote more than 15 times since the Primary election.”
According to city officials, close to 8,000 applications turned in by ACORN are problematic, including the 1,500 already sent to the U.S. Attorney, and officials expect the number to climb. Greg Voigt says so far his office is catching them, making sure no bad registrations lead to bad votes, but admits he has limited staff.
ACORN has said it is actually identifying these problematic registrations in advance and trying to notify authorities. In Philadelphia, ACORN said it flagged, I guess, 5,000 applications before the officials found them.
Not according to the city officials, not true. Officials say that ACORN came in with a bundle of 1,100 that they thought were suspect. Actually, it turned out a couple of hundred of them were actually good voter registration cards that they processed and sent voter cards out to. So, there are a lot of disparities between the number that ACORN is getting and what city officials checking the actual records are getting, and that number is only going to grow as they continue to process more of these for this election.
“Voter fraud is no longer just a Philadelphia problem,” Gleason said, with ACORN targeting key counties across the state. Counties specifically cited included:
Milwaukee County prosecutors Tuesday charged a convicted felon with illegally registering himself and others to vote between his conviction and his sentencing.
The complaint accuses Adam Mucklin, 22, of registering to vote in June, after he was convicted of battery in April, and after a judge told him he couldnt vote as a convicted felon. Later in June, Mucklin signed up to work as a paid voter registrar for the Community Voters Project, something else he couldnt do as a convicted felon, the complaint says.
A recent opinion from the staff of the state Government Accountability Board says no one convicted of a felony can ever serve as a registrar, a stricter standard than the previous interpretation that registrars only had to be eligible to vote.
Under Wisconsin law, felons cant vote until after they have completed their sentences and are off probation or parole. For Mucklin, that would not be until Jan. 10, 2012, the complaint notes.
Michelle Malkin reports on an entire houseful (photo) of young, non-Ohioan Democrat activists have used the Brownlee Avenue address to register themselves to vote in the Buckeye State and secure absentee ballots under extremely shady circumstances — all while mobilizing a large effort to register thousands of others for absentee and early voting. The activists are leaders of a group called “Vote From Home 08.” The group is self-identified as having “extensive experience with political organizing, election administration, and Democratic politics.” They were hailed as the “Justice League” by a Daily Kos blogger. Their Facebook page brags: “Want to turn the Presidential election blue in a key swing state? Vote from Home is a political organization that was founded by a team of young people for the purpose of assisting, aiding, and tracking voters to elect progressive candidates to the White House. Encouraged by the excitement of the 2008 elections and the movement around the Democratic candidates, Vote From Home will be in Ohio seeking to deliver 10,000 votes to Democratic candidates statewide.”
Palestra.net, a network of young reporters who have been doing the voter and registration fraud reporting that the MSM has been slow to do, have a breaking investigative report on how several members of the Democrat Vote From Home team — all Rhodes, Marshall, Fulbright, and Truman Scholars studying abroad — are turning up on Franklin County voter rolls despite having no bona fide residence in Ohio and admittedly having little to no knowledge about the state before descending on it in August to sign up other new voters in a rush to put 10,000 Obama supporters on the rolls.
“Apparently New York Editorial writers do not realize there is this thing called google”
Remember, the Village Voice doesn’t call the New York Times Editorial Board “the Gay Mafia”, for nothing.
In TODAY’S gay-run media world, the truth no longer matters, just the narrative. If it doesn’t support the pre-approved narrative, it is ignored.
George Orwell warned us what would eventually happen.
A voting system in which every vote counts, all citizens are registered, eligibility rules are expansive and turnout increases dramatically. Our voting reform work aims towards universal voter registration.
An electoral redistricting system that protects civil rights, promotes partisan balance, and preserves real communities.
A campaign finance system that reduces the role of big money in elections by providing voluntary public financing at the national, state and local levels.
Fair, impartial courts that protect equal justice, individual rights and the checks and balances essential to the rule of law and promotion of standards to hold judges accountable for unbiased, reasoned and transparent decision-making.
I need a photo ID for just about every minor thing in my life, ESPECIALLY all governmental interactions.
The democrat party is legendary for its voter fraud, even proud of it. And the NY Times is part of this criminality.
Having worked the polls in PA in 2008, I can assure you that there is voter fraud, it is widespread, and it is a significant problem for representative democracy. I personally witnessed voter intimidation (not the guys in the well-publicized photos, but not all that different either). I personally witnessed attempts at voter fraud, some of which we stopped and some of which no doubt slipped through. This is not an isolated instance; I was called to one polling place after another by poll watchers who felt overwhelmed by the fraud/intimidation and didn’t know what to do when dealing with precinct/poll officials who didn’t care.
What can we do? (1) Bring cameras (I foolishly did not bring one in 2008). (2) Get trained in advance and volunteer as a poll watcher or at a GOP/Campaign headquarters responding to trouble calls. (3) Do not be intimidated or allow others to face intimidating situations on their own. The next election may be the last meaningful election for our country if we lose. We cannot afford to lose this one.
No evidence for fraud when we have precincts where over 100% of the eligible voters voted?
When we can actually point to a congressional district that changed hands based on the votes of illegal aliens?
Geez. What are these people smoking?
The RATS are hysterical that they may lose their ability to steal elections. Here in KS, the governor proposed a voter ID law, and the leftist editors have been soiling their Depends for months, claiming that there is no voter fraud. If there’s no fraud, why are the RATS so worried, hmm?
Jesse Jackass inadvertantly let the cat out of the bag and told us how much fraud HE thinks there is.
He said that requiring photo ID would “suppress 11%” of the democRat vote total.
I'm on the KS side of MO (Kansas City, MO, that is) and we've had lots of voter fraud across both sides of the State Line but on the MO side ruled by democRATS, ignore most all of it, claiming that it's so "small as to be almost non-existent."Of course, the charge is one of a misdemeanor as well which might get you a slap on the wrist in KS but nothing at all in MO, not even a charge.
Here in the last election, running the GOP election office, had a lady call to tell me that she had received notice that she had requested a "mail in ballot" in the mail. Problem: she had not filed to get one and planned on voting in person!
What was worse: the signature on the request was hers! How did that happen, you might ask. Her supposition was that a young minority showed up at her door telling her about some "service project" he was to do for his "social studies" class. After asking her the questions from his "service project" required, he asked her if she would "sign" his sheet that he was to take to his "teacher."
This lady said that, after the fact and combined with some local stories about ACORN's sham voter abuse tactics, she thought that he could have been a plant getting people's information and signatures for fraudulent purposes!
This is actually one such report that came in in the '08 election but there are numerous glaring instances and thankfully Kris Kobach (the Constitution Lawyer who wrote or co-wrote the AZ illegal alien law) was elected Sec. of State for KS and he's keenly aware of those problems and how even one fraudulent vote devalues all legal votes.
If vote fraud isn’t a major issue, why are the leftists fighting so hard to protect it?
Tightening ID requirements and better verification of absentee ballots in the swing states pose a deadly threat to the Rats next year. This isn’t the last fearmongering article we’ll be seeing from Rat Central. It just underscores how crucial it is to win this battle.
How are you getting and cashing govt. checks without ID?!?