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Yes, Virginia, There Really Is Voter Fraud
Nationa Review The Corner ^ | 12-22-11 | Hans A. von Spakovsky

Posted on 12/23/2011 12:08:01 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic

The latest voter-fraud convictions in Troy, N.Y., must be very inconvenient to the public-affairs propagandists over at the DNC and the NAACP, as well as liberal media outlets like the New York Times. It just ruins their constant refrain that there is no voter fraud in the United States.

Eric Shawn at FOX News reports that two Troy city officials, the city clerk and a councilman, along with two Democratic political operatives, have pled guilty to forging absentee-ballot signatures and casting fraudulent ballots in the 2009 Working Families Party primary. The WFP is the political party associated with ACORN.

One of the citizens whose votes were stolen was stunned at what happened. She said that she was “sure this goes on a lot in politics, but it’s very rare that they do get caught.” This voter was right on the money with that observation — fraud is so easy to commit in our election system that it is rare that fraudsters get caught and even rarer that they get prosecuted.

As for the constant liberal claims that voter fraud does not occur, one of the Democratic operatives who pled guilty, Anthony DeFiglio, told New York State police investigators “that faking absentee ballots was a commonplace and accepted practice in political circles, all intended to swing an election.” And whose votes do they steal? DeFiglio was very plain about that: “The people who are targeted live in low-income housing, and there is a sense that they are a lot less likely to ask any questions.”

That is exactly what former Alabama congressman Artur Davis said recently when he admitted that he was wrong to oppose voter-ID requirements. Davis says the “most aggressive” voter suppression “is the wholesale manufacture of ballots, at the polls and absentee, in parts of the Black Belt” of Alabama, which is an area of very poor black communities. These are the very areas where the NAACP claims voter fraud does not happen. The NAACP opposes all reasonable measures to safeguard the voting process for its own constituents, even going to the extent of defending vote stealers, as the NAACP did in Greene County, Ala., in the mid-1990s. Small wonder one of its local officials was recently sentenced to five years in prison for voter fraud in Tunica County, Mississippi.

In the Troy case, the ease with which voter signatures were forged without detection shows that signature comparison by election officials does not work and poses no deterrent to this type of voter fraud. That is why Kansas combined a voter-ID requirement in its new election law with a change to its absentee-ballot procedures. If you want to vote in person in Kansas, you now have to show a photo ID, and if you request an absentee ballot, you have to provide either a copy of your photo ID or the driver’s license number from the ID. That helps confirm that the registered voter — not some political operative like Anthony DeFiglio — actually requested the absentee ballot.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: acorn; democrats; electionfraud; fraud; naacp; votefraud; voter; voterfraud

1 posted on 12/23/2011 12:08:05 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The democrats have been “perfecting” voter fraud for decades..
AND republicans for decades could care less..

Two Bushes and a Juan McLaim and probably a Romney prove they still could care less..
But don’t mind me I’m not too smart.. I’m a republican..


2 posted on 12/23/2011 12:16:13 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: hosepipe
The democrats have been “perfecting” voter fraud for decades.. AND republicans for decades could care less..

Why? Because they are all one in the same. Just protect your fiefdom.

3 posted on 12/23/2011 12:18:37 PM PST by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

So long as everyone looks away, voter fraud will exist. It will consume our democracy, and is probably the only way Dear Leader can win.


4 posted on 12/23/2011 12:18:37 PM PST by Spok (From hope and change to change is hopeless. In just the first term.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

bump


5 posted on 12/23/2011 12:20:11 PM PST by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: hosepipe
But don’t mind me I’m not too smart.. I’m a republican..

The stupid party!!!



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6 posted on 12/23/2011 12:23:06 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I hear that the unions, for their own internal elections, require photo ID.


7 posted on 12/23/2011 12:23:12 PM PST by maryz
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Watch, if the Republican wins they will first be shocked and then the lawsuits will begin. They will have lawyers at every large polling station challenging most Republican voters. There will be the voter intimidation that they accuse us of. Watch big cities like Philly Chicago New York for the Black Panthers and Acorn as well as Union Scum. Conspiracy theorist nope just a realist an honest observer of Democrats at work.
8 posted on 12/23/2011 12:24:12 PM PST by mk2000
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To: hosepipe
"AND republicans for decades could care less.."

Please...........

9 posted on 12/23/2011 12:32:07 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Troy city council president indicted on voter fraud; three plead guilty to involvement in scandal

http://saratogian.com/articles/2011/12/21/news/doc4ef1f3f649de9801728371.txt


10 posted on 12/23/2011 12:42:13 PM PST by WOBBLY BOB (Congress: Looting the future to bribe the present.)
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To: Digger
Why? Because they are all one in the same. Just protect your fiefdom.

I think Republicans turn the other eye because they are stupid - the Dims make up the PC crap about it being racist or otherwise discriminatory to allow the fraud and Republicans sheepishly toe the line.

11 posted on 12/23/2011 12:50:24 PM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: afraidfortherepublic
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12 posted on 12/23/2011 12:55:08 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Obozo deserves another term: IN LEAVENWORTH. 25 to life sounds about right!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The liberals have told us that voter fraud does not exist.

I have been personally informed by someone more liberal than I that Rachel Maddow on MSNBC uses true facts in her commentaries. And that Rachel has said that there is not a wave of vote fraud. And that there is no need for voter ID laws.

And Rachel said that a 96 year old woman now can’t vote because of voter ID laws in her state of residence. Voter ID just disenfranchises people, responding to a problem which doesn’t exist, according to the liberal line.


13 posted on 12/23/2011 12:58:21 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: afraidfortherepublic
If you want to vote in person in Kansas, you now have to show a photo ID, and if you request an absentee ballot, you have to provide either a copy of your photo ID or the driver’s license number from the ID. That helps confirm that the registered voter — not some political operative like Anthony DeFiglio — actually requested the absentee ballot.

And have the absentee ballot come certified mail/restricted-delivery, where the recipient has to show ID to the mailman showing that he's the addressee to get it.

14 posted on 12/23/2011 1:13:01 PM PST by PapaBear3625 (During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.)
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To: maryz

Yes, indeed, maryz. The unions do require IDs for their own elections.


15 posted on 12/23/2011 1:14:07 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The Mexicans don’t mess around with “voter fraud”

.here’s how they deal with voter fraud issues south of the border....and ..its all you need to know about the treasonous, malignant American Left....

“...the Mexican Voter I.D. card has NINE security characteristics, including a fingerprint, a photograph, watermarks and holograms. What is more, in Mexico, the lists of electors that are distributed to political parties include the photo and the full name and address of the electors.”

http://www.electionsquebec.qc.ca/english/news-detail.php?id=609


16 posted on 12/23/2011 1:17:22 PM PST by mo
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To: Past Your Eyes

Thank you sooo much for posting this! I’m gratified to find that someone shares one of my greatest pet peeves.....


17 posted on 12/23/2011 2:32:48 PM PST by Uriah_lost (Is there no balm in Gilead?....MiE (Mainer in Exile))
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To: Past Your Eyes

Thank you sooo much for posting this! I’m gratified to find that someone shares one of my greatest pet peeves.....


18 posted on 12/23/2011 2:32:48 PM PST by Uriah_lost (Is there no balm in Gilead?....MiE (Mainer in Exile))
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To: Uriah_lost

.... I’m not a big fan of double posts either...


19 posted on 12/23/2011 2:35:03 PM PST by Uriah_lost (Is there no balm in Gilead?....MiE (Mainer in Exile))
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To: Uriah_lost

Neither am I, irregardless.
“;^)


20 posted on 12/23/2011 4:09:32 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

We’ve got a lot of things to fix...

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2824417/posts


21 posted on 12/23/2011 4:12:51 PM PST by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: Digger

[ Why? Because they are all one in the same. Just protect your fiefdom. ]

All the democrats and some of the republicans are “progressives”..
Progressives want to blur or remove nationality toward a world gov’t..

Most republicans are not.. and the very very rare democrat..


22 posted on 12/23/2011 5:39:54 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Past Your Eyes

care less = meaning doing nothing even not caring to the extent ignoring it.. “delusional”..


23 posted on 12/23/2011 5:51:01 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: hosepipe
Incorrect. That is the definition of couldn't care less. Check the handy dandy graphic I posted above.
24 posted on 12/23/2011 6:37:26 PM PST by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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