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No Vote Fraud? New Twist in Rangel “Win”
Commentary ^ | 7-8-12 | Jonathon Tobin

Posted on 07/08/2012 12:15:58 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

A few days ago, I noted the irony in the unfolding controversy involving the results from the New York Democratic primary. At a time when Democrats around the country, including Attorney General Eric Holder, have been vociferously claiming there is no such thing as voter fraud in the United States and that efforts to uphold the integrity of elections are a form of racism, the senior member of the Congressional Black Caucus appears to have engaged in a variety of forms of fraud himself. The latest results from the June 26 election show Rep. Charles Rangel holding a more than 900-vote edge on challenger Adriano Espaillat. But Espaillat is screaming bloody murder over the way Rangel’s party establishment followers may have cooked the results.

Rangel’s people disqualified hundreds of ballots from presumed supporters of Espaillat as well as a number of other dirty tricks aimed at keeping the ethically challenged incumbent in office. But the latest twist shows the brazen nature of the plot to commit fraud. According to the New York Daily News, a few days before, city election workers engaged in some slippery manipulations that helped Rangel:

Timothy Gay, the deputy chief clerk for Manhattan’s Board of Elections — and the person currently supervising the count of the votes in the Manhattan part of the 13th Congressional District — held a meeting in Harlem with key Rangel campaign operatives, and with district leaders supporting Rangel.

Asked about the meeting, Gay said he attended at the request of state Assemblyman Keith Wright, the Manhattan Democratic chairman, to provide “district leaders with lists of their Democratic inspectors assigned to their specific districts” and to “discuss election matters in general.”

So why did candidate Rangel’s campaign staffers attend, while no Democratic district leaders who supported Espaillat were invited?

The answer to that question is obvious. The chutzpah displayed here is breathtaking. The New York Democratic Party wasn’t content to just steal the election for Rangel; they actually held a meeting with the officials charged with ensuring a fair result to make sure it was crooked. As the News concludes:

Everyone knew the entire Democratic Party leadership of the Bronx and Manhattan was behind Rangel. But it is now clear that the Board of Elections had a horse in the race, too, which is why any count the board produces needs to be checked — and then double-checked.

But, of course, the problem of voter fraud, whether committed by individuals acting at the behest of campaigns or efforts to alter the results by officials, is real. Politicians and their supporters have been trying to steal elections in the United States since before there was a United States. Cheating takes place in the country as well as urban settings. Republicans have done it and so have Democrats. And you can be sure that in any place where those charged with monitoring the vote are in the pocket of those running for office the results cannot be trusted.

That is why all efforts to ensure the integrity of the vote, be it by requiring voter ID or measures seeking to prevent the kind of fraud practiced by Rangel’s supporters is not only not racist, it is absolutely necessary to protect American democracy.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: democrats; espaillat; primary; rangel

1 posted on 07/08/2012 12:16:13 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic
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What? Me Worry?

2 posted on 07/08/2012 12:18:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help reduce voter fraud in America! If you see something, say something!)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

WOW...I did not know that race was that close....


3 posted on 07/08/2012 12:22:35 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Latinos will NEVER win when going up against the Democratic OldBlackGuard. Holder will see to that. Too bad the Latinos can’t see it.


4 posted on 07/08/2012 12:23:12 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

A nice picture of Rangel increasing his voter appeal.


5 posted on 07/08/2012 12:25:31 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama must Go.)
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To: freeangel

Did a repub bother to get on the ballot? I could see latino voters staging a protest vote just to screw Rangel.


6 posted on 07/08/2012 12:28:49 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (this space for rent)
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To: SauronOfMordor

Republicans should run ads in Rangles district that “we many not tell you everything you want to hear, but we won’t lie to you and steal elections.”


7 posted on 07/08/2012 12:38:02 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I read that NYPD were supposed to note / collect results at the close of the polls / voting precint, but some did not do so. Why is this their (off duty) job. Who did not and why? Did the polls close at 9pm? Friends of Rangel just like the new poll workers?
Good luck NY 13 when Rangel is gone and you are last in seniority.


8 posted on 07/08/2012 12:57:12 PM PDT by SMGFan
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To: afraidfortherepublic
NYC Rodents are very territorial.


9 posted on 07/08/2012 1:05:57 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Rangel should’ve been serving hard time 20 years ago! You can’t tell me we still have equal justice in this Country!


10 posted on 07/08/2012 1:11:03 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that bastard out of MY White House!")
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To: FlingWingFlyer
This is a win win for us. Crooked Charlie gets back in so we can point to him and ask Democrats to explain their support for him AND it teaches Hispanics a hard lesson: you don't count to the Democrats. I don't know if this will cause any Hispanics to stay home, but their enthuisiasm level is low already and this sure won't help get them out to vote. Nice little double tap her.
11 posted on 07/08/2012 1:13:34 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
This is a win win for us. Crooked Charlie gets back in so we can point to him and ask Democrats to explain their support for him AND it teaches Hispanics a hard lesson: you don't count to the Democrats. I don't know if this will cause any Hispanics to stay home, but their enthusiasm level is low already and this sure won't help get them out to vote. Nice little double tap her.
12 posted on 07/08/2012 1:14:35 PM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Note to Republicans:

YOU COULD TURN THIS INTO A CAMPAIGN ISSUE AND A HOUSE INVESTIGATION.


13 posted on 07/08/2012 1:55:33 PM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: jmaroneps37

I heard this fellow running against Rangel is Dominican. I learned this from a citizen from the Dominican Republic who is here legally. But she said something I found very interesting. She said she wanted to go to New York to vote for Mr. Espaillat to be the first Dominican member of Congress.

I asked her how does a citizen of the Dominican Republic vote in any US election. She got real quiet and never answered my question. I understand that Puerto Ricans can vote in this country because Puerto Rico is a Commonwealth of the US. But I honestly believe that some of the Dominicans voting in that election were probably not US citizens. So there was plenty of voter fraud to go around on all sides of the democrat primary.

I have a feeling that Charlie Rangel knows where all the bodies are buried. He’s been there so long. They can’t afford to have him start singing, so they did what they could to make sure all the fraud was in his favor.


14 posted on 07/08/2012 2:03:45 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Timothy Gay? Seriously?

Almost as bad as a guy I was introduced to at a business lunch, Dick Oder.

15 posted on 07/08/2012 2:18:41 PM PDT by sofaman (An enemy generally says and believes what he wishes. Thomas Jefferson)
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To: struggle

“The latest results from the June 26 election show Rep. Charles Rangel holding a more than 900-vote edge on challenger Adriano Espaillat. But Espaillat is screaming bloody murder over the way Rangel’s party establishment followers may have cooked the results.”

Never let a crisis go to waste. The DNC just gave NY to Romney. He better take this.


16 posted on 07/08/2012 2:39:38 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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To: sofaman

“Timothy Gay? Seriously?

Almost as bad as a guy I was introduced to at a business lunch, Dick Oder.”
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I think these two have been dating recently.


17 posted on 07/08/2012 2:43:30 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: afraidfortherepublic

The blacks have seniority on the Democratic plantation. Those damn uppity Mexcans and Spicks can just wait their turn.


18 posted on 07/08/2012 2:50:41 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (Skittle pooping unicorns are more common than progressives with honor & integrity.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Vote Fraud....it’s what Democrats DO!!!


19 posted on 07/08/2012 3:47:03 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: jmaroneps37

Sorry, but the Dem Hispanics want FREE STUFF and to VOTE ILLEGALLY....they will NEVER abandon the Dems.


20 posted on 07/08/2012 3:48:49 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

This isn’t just a local issue. This is a test run for what is going to go down in November.

The Dems assume that if we put up with it small we’ll put up with it large.

I think they are right.


21 posted on 07/08/2012 4:15:20 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Voter fraud is a tradition in New York Democrat Primaries.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nA99IEuUS6c


22 posted on 07/09/2012 12:35:29 AM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: SauronOfMordor

this was only a Democratic primary; if the Republicans nominated a candidate, that would be for the November general election


23 posted on 07/09/2012 5:03:26 PM PDT by NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN ('he who creates something worthwhile, never dies.'')
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To: SauronOfMordor

A Republican would not be on the ballot, as this was a Democratic primary. Republican would be on the November ballot, but I do NOT know if anyone is running this year. In 2010 we had a pretty creidble candidate, Reverend Michel Faulkner, and yet he only got 10%.


24 posted on 07/09/2012 5:10:30 PM PDT by NEW YORKCITYGOPMAN ('he who creates something worthwhile, never dies.'')
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