Skip to comments.Vote fraud alert: One out of five registered Ohio voters is bogus
Posted on 11/07/2012 8:08:45 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
Vote fraud is no big deal, right? It hardly ever happens. Its so rare that its not even worth discussing. Anyone who claims to take the integrity of our ballots seriously is cynically exploiting phantom fears for the purpose of suppressing the Democrat-loving minority vote.
To keep that silly narrative alive, its important not to read the Sunday edition of the Columbus Dispatch, in which readers were informed that more than one out of every five registered Ohio voters is probably ineligible to vote.
Furthermore, in two counties, the number of registered voters actually exceeds the voting age population: Northwestern Ohios Wood County shows 109 registered voters for every 100 eligible, while in Lawrence County along the Ohio River its a mere 104 registered per 100 eligible.
31 more counties report over 90 percent voter registration, which is a good 20 percent higher than the national average. The Buckeye State sure is civic-minded! Well, except that 1.6 million of the 7.8 million registered voters in the state havent voted in at least four years. So I guess they were civic minded, once upon a time. Never fear Im sure plenty of those inactive voters will reactivate themselves just in time for Barack Obamas re-election.
You might think these astonishing statistics indicate a crisis-level voter registration problem requiring immediate attention, particularly since this is 2012, not 1912, and modern technology gives us extremely potent tools for accurately managing massive amounts of data. But Attorney General Eric Holder disagrees. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted sent Holder a letter back in February, warning that common sense says that the odds of voter fraud increase the longer these ineligible voters are allowed to populate our rolls I simply cannot accept that. Husted said existing federal regulations limit Ohios ability to remove ineligible names, thereby increasing the chance for voter fraud.
No one from the Justice Department ever responded. Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch, which called Ohios voter registration train wreck to Husteds attention, is now suing him for failing to take action, beyond issuing a directive to remove ineligible voters that Judicial Watch describes as all bark and no bite, since there is no evidence that anything was actually done.
Judicial Watch has already filed a similar lawsuit against the State of Indiana, and says other states with disturbing levels of ineligible registered voters include Mississippi, Iowa, Missouri, Texas, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Florida, Alabama, California, and Colorado. Floridas struggle to clean up its rolls, in the face of active hostility from Eric Holders Justice Department, has already made headlines.
Nationwide, the Pew Center for the States estimates about 24 million ineligible voter registrations, including more than 1.8 million dead people listed as voters; about 2.75 million with voter registrations in more than one state; and about 12 million voter records with incorrect addresses, meaning either the voters moved or errors in the information make it unlikely any mailings can reach them.
The National Voter Registration Act includes provisions to ensure that accurate and current voter registration rolls are maintained, but somehow that part of the NVRA doesnt seem to count. Its painfully obvious that we dont have accurate and current voter registration not even by the standards of the early Twentieth Century, let alone the early Twenty-First but the only parts of the NVRA we ever hear cited are the passages that can be used as roadblocks against cleaning up the rolls, or keeping fraudsters away from the polls.
Without solid voter identification laws, every one of these phony registered voters presents an opportunity for fraud and of course, Eric Holder is dedicated, above almost every other consideration, to blocking voter ID laws. And vote fraud on this scale is not a mess that can be cleaned up after the election. If a candidate wins a tough swing state like Ohio by, let us say, 5000 votes, and it is later discovered that 6000 false votes were cast in the election, the Presidency is not going to be taken away and given to the defrauded opponent. Its not even like one of those sports scores that picks up an asterisk due to questionable circumstances. It wont matter at all except as another data point to be erased from the public mind, when vote fraud defenders crank up the machinery of fear and ignorance for the 2014 midterms and 2016 presidential campaign. And no one on the Left will express a single moments remorse for the legal voters who were disenfranchised by stolen ballots. They wont have names and faces; no one will be paraded through media interviews to complain about the theft of his or her vote in a historic election.
Vote fraud must be prevented, not investigated after the fact. There is absolutely no logical reason for a computerized society to tolerate thousands of ineligible voters on its rolls. The state of Ohio is not a third-world banana republic. At least, its not supposed to be one. The sacrifice of national pride, and even self-respect, required to meekly accept counties with 110 percent voter registration is astonishing.
Voter ID is never required in my state of Washington. 100% voting is by mail! That is absurdly stupid for preventing fraud.
Your numbers for 2012 seem a bit small. Where did you get your numbers?
Barack Obama 60,652,238
Mitt Romney 57,810,407
My wife mentioned an article she had read earlier today.
Basically, no state that has voter identification laws went towards Obama.
She cannot find it now, and google news search finds nothing.
I thought that interesting.
Fortunately for West his district still retains paper ballots. Paper ballots and local human counts are the only way an election’s validity can be audited. In California the SEIU counts all the mailed ballots in rooms to which authorized monitors are usually not admitted. When computers count votes there is no audit trail and absolutely no way to verify votes. Without fixing our voting process we will never regain freedom.
I admire him for demanding this scrutiny. The RINOs in the GOP roll over on their backs and expose their b@lls to the Dems whenever there is a challenge that should be made. They lost California doing that... over and over and over again.
Gee, I wonder why the problems haven’t been fixed.
It will be 10x worse next time because the GOP won’t lift a finger to stop it.
Thanks Jet Jaguar.
it doesn’t matter- the whole damn state coudl have been fraudulent voters and the main stream media will do NOTHING to hold them accoutnable for it because it might reflect badly o ntheir false messiah
True. In Ohio though there should be an audit trail of early voters because they were all required to complete cards with identifying information. No ID was required to verify what was written on the card. I wonder when those cards are destroyed? I wish someone with the resources to investigate fraud would go in and examine them. It shouldn't be too difficult to determine how many dead Ohioans voted early by comparing data on the cards with the SS death index. It wouldn't change vote tallies but it should stoke support for tougher voter ID laws.
“Every indication was there that this was going be a landslide in Romneys favor favor.”
I concur with your “Landslide” predictions, but since many of the states have Republican governors as the Chief Executive of the state, wouldn’t they be privy to shenanigans of that magnitude?
Even if you can’t stop a ballot from being fraudulently cast or counted initially, can you not validate it?
Call the supposed voter and ask if they voted? If the answer is no, you have your answer. If the answer is that they are dead, you have your answer. If they say yes, you have your answer. In data analytics it’s called filtering and validating.
Well if you checked Virginia, which does have voter id, you would know that is not true. Obama won.
By the way, i’m for voter id.
We all need to make phone calls and get our voting history and check it against the results. I’m trying to do that here in Colorado for myself.
If there’s any discrepancies (history of voting for a democrat, but knowing I voted for republicans every time), I’d like to know, and take steps to prevent it.
The fact that there was SO much fraud out there this time (at least the ones they CAUGHT) tells me that this was massive.
That, and all of the polls being wrong, except Pew.
The enormous crowds Romney had, and the tiny numbers Obama had...
It makes no sense to me.
We have to keep those elected people from just sweeping it under the rug after every election.
Need to create a new party that will have spine to fight the left. because this country is conservative when conservatism is run. When fing moderates are run then people hate it because people who are conservative start bitching and moaning about the candidate. And this dumb party won’t fight fire with fire. So voter fraud is ignored. Stand up and fight idiots or go away.
The GOP or the Tea Party should start right now getting states to toss the computer screen voting machines and reinstate the paper ballots. Only absentee voting should be allowed with valid excuse. No early voting. Troops should be allowed e-mail voting, if overseas, on secure connection. The criminals are making a mockery of our sacred right to have our votes count.
There is no doubt in my mind that the machines in the swing states were rigged to delete Republican votes. Nobody can convince me otherwise based on the massive turnout of conservative and Independent voters.
So will anyone step up and demand that the system be overhauled now? Sadly no and conservatives will never elect a president in the U.S. again.
Caliornia has a way to check online to see if your absentee ballot has been received. My Dad just had me check his and it has not been received or counted yet.
We are the minority party. We must become the majority party to win elections. We won't do that by fighting phantoms.