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Report: Kellogg Foundation, SEIU funded attacks on Voter ID laws
The Daily Caller ^ | 12-4-12 | David Martosko

Posted on 12/04/2012 8:26:30 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic

A progressive foundation and a labor union have combined to pour millions of dollars into a “racial justice” group that was hostile to voter ID laws during the 2012 campaign season, according to a conservative watchdog group in Wisconsin.

While True the Vote and other right-leaning campaigns were promoting ID requirements for voters and monitoring the implementation of ID laws at the state level, the Applied Research Center (ARC) was pushing back with claims that photo ID requirements at polling places were thinly veiled expressions of racism.

Media Trackers, the conservative Wisconsin group, reported Monday that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, founded by breakfast cereal magnate Will Keith Kellogg in 1930, committed $5.2 million to ARC between 2010 and September 2012.

And in an unusually overt collaboration, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) paid ARC more than $200,000 in 2011, Media Trackers reported, earmarking the financial transfers as ”consulting” fees.

Voter ID laws are generally supported by Republican politicians and opposed by Democrats. The SEIU, like other large labor unions, campaigned aggressively for President Barack Obama’s re-election., an ARC website, created an election-year program in 2012 with the liberal magazine The Nation to provide “in-depth coverage of voter suppression efforts nationwide.”

Progressives have maintained that voter ID laws’ hidden purpose is to depress the voting power of racial minorities. Brentin Mock, a columnist at The Nation and reporter for the “Voting Rights Watch 2012″ project, wrote in October that requiring black voters to obtain a photo ID “eerily echo[es] literacy tests” and other Jim Crow laws.

True the Vote is a conservative nonprofit, founded to monitor polling places for integrity issues. Its website highlights voter fraud convictions in 46 states, and encouraged voters on Nov. 6 to report suspicious or fraudulent activity at polling places.

The group also combs voter rolls to look for deceased Americans, and for counties where the number of registered voters exceeds the adult population.

In response, ARC and other progressive groups have denied that voter fraud is pervasive in the United States. Mock accused True the Vote in May of using a “hoax — voter fraud — to block voting rights” of minorities.

Media Trackers noted that in the press release announcing the launch of Voting Rights Watch 2012, ARC executive director Rinku Sen complained of “attempts to deny the vote to communities of color.”

Sen is also a board member of Working America, a community organizing affiliate of the powerful and wealthy AFL-CIO labor union conglomerate.

The Kellogg Foundation launched its “American Healing” program in 2011, billed as a “racial equity initiative.” That program’s 2011 and 2012 conferences included presentations from ARC, La Raza, the NAACP, and other racialist groups.

The foundation and its principal financial trust reported combined assets of $7.58 billion for the fiscal year ending in August 2011, according to data provided to The Daily Caller by It awarded $28.3 million in “racial equity” grants in 2011, and has reported adding to that another $9 million so far in 2012.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: 2012; arc; corruption; democrats; elections; fraud; jimcrow; laraza; liberalfascism; liberals; progressives; racialequity; republicans; seiu; truethevote; unioncorruption; unions; voterid

1 posted on 12/04/2012 8:26:39 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; ...

Voter ID ping

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.

2 posted on 12/04/2012 8:28:58 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Should those interested in an accurate vote boycott Kellogg products?

3 posted on 12/04/2012 8:32:45 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

I think George Soros probably made MILLIONS $$$$$ in payments to news media heads as well.

4 posted on 12/04/2012 8:53:40 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Attacks on proposals for voter ID? Only a part of it:

Can't you just imagine this was the scene with Obama and his Commie staff after stealing the election through voter fraud- while Conservatives blame Romney, argue, point fingers, blather on about who to run in four years, 'starting a new party', and try to figure out how to suck up to minorities the 'next time'?

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Map from Barack Obama Voter Fraud 2012

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5 posted on 12/04/2012 9:09:40 AM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

As close as elections usually are, if you take away the dead voters, the multiple voters, and the illegal alien voters, the Democrats would have o find another way to win elections!

6 posted on 12/04/2012 9:14:14 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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Just threw out all Kellogs products.

7 posted on 12/04/2012 9:30:00 AM PST by nj patriot (How is that hope and change working out?)
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Just threw out all Kellogs products.

8 posted on 12/04/2012 9:30:18 AM PST by nj patriot (How is that hope and change working out?)
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To: patriot08
let me put it this way, Obama could have cheated like crazy and still beat Romney.

The GOP-e owns this one just like Stassen, Willkie, Dewey, Ford, Dole, Bush (pappy) and McCain. They also have a share in the first Nixon fail, and if you'll accept the idea that Goldwater wasn't a full Conservative (just defense and budget), they own those losses as well!

On the other hand, almost any Conservative could have beaten Obama with no problem.

9 posted on 12/04/2012 9:44:43 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Meaning that we’re fighting the WH, the Mob, and the Unions....oh, and the Media....

The 4 are interchangable these days....

10 posted on 12/04/2012 9:47:19 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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Until LBJ came along Democrats didn't realize you could win elections simply by registering more Democrats and getting them out to vote.

They actually thought it was ideology and charismatic personality, plus great national calamities, that brought them votes FOR Democrats. They really didn't believe in the existence of Democrat Voters! That's one of the reasons they chated so hard all the time.

We continue to have this problem with Republicans ~ they think you go out and campaign and win people to your side that way. Never once do these loonietunes think that all they have to do is find Republican Voters, get them registered, and get them to show up to vote for them.

It was the great contribution of Goldwater to American political theory to advance the idea that there wasn't just one big old normal curve made up of voters to be won ~ that there were two great poles of politics in our societ ~ and it was the great contribution of LBJ to prove that Goldwater was right ~ and that large factions could be brought from one pole to the other with a big enough issue ~ so he promised black voters another civil rights act for 1965 if he won with their votes in 1964. They moved and they haven't been back.

BTW, LBJ got 97%. JFK only got 75% ~ there was still a large black Republican faction in 1964 ~ and it moved to the Democrat column!

I think the fact Romney lost so effortlessly rather underscores the Goldwater political theory (and the LBJ corollary) ~ there is no undecided 10% in the middle ~ 'cause 'air ain't no middle! And nobody is undecided!

11 posted on 12/04/2012 9:55:57 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Voter ID is so over, they have moved on to out and out thievery with voting machines.

Eat your peas.

12 posted on 12/04/2012 12:03:36 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: afraidfortherepublic
Voter ID is so over, they have moved on to out and out thievery with voting machines.

Eat your peas.

13 posted on 12/04/2012 12:04:08 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: muawiyah

'Obama could have cheated like crazy and still beat Romney'

No. He couldn't. He didn't.

America has been taken over by a Marxist coup. The criminal Obama machine made it impossible for any Republican to win- no matter how 'perfect' he was.

Almost every major Conservative website has put out an article charging voter fraud- BreitBart, American Thinker, Atlas Shrugs, WND, The Blaze, Front Page Magazine, Fox News, The Daily Caller, Town Hall, Human Events..

>Polls indicated that Romney was going to win the election.

>The economy is close to Great Depression era conditions, and unemployment is almost as high as when Obama entered office.

>Economic conditions became so dire after Obama took office it prompted the rise of an entire new movement, the Tea Party.

>Presidents rarely win reelection when the economy is in the tank.

>Mitt knew it too, when he was met by several thousand in that parking garage cheering him when he arrived unannounced at that airport, and he put his hand over his heart and said, 'This is how you know you've won'.

So how did Romney lose a race that numerous reputable polls and pundits predicted would be an easy win, based on historical patterns?

Massive voter fraud.

That and no other reason




The website,'Barack Obama Vote Fraud 2012' is keeping a running account of cases of voter fraud and what to do about it:

(Astonishing!) >
ATLAS SHRUGS voter fraud list.

Click here and sign the petition for a recount Here-

< Hannity and Col Allan West slam voter fraud Nov 12- Here

Photo of SOMALIANS brought to Ohio voting stations by the busload, 95% of whom did not speak English, and told to vote for Obama, straight Dem ticket- Here

'Human Events', report pollwatcher eyewitness to busload of Somalians at Ohio poll, spoke no English, told to vote Obama Here


Must watch videos!

VIDEO-- Programmer Testifies About Rigging Elections With Vote Counting- Here

VIDEO- Illegal Aliens Caught Voting and Stealing Elections In Florida In Vast Numbers- Here

VIDEO- MICHAEL SAVAGE: How Obama fixed the 2012 election- Here

VIDEO- Massive voter fraud discovered in April- Here

VIDEO- Whistle blower speaks out about voter fraud- Here


Voter fraud from Tea Party: Here

The American Dream- 22 Signs That Voter Fraud Is Wildly Out Of Control And The Election Was A Sham: Here

Town Hall : Obama Likely Won The Election Through Voter Fraud: Here

American Thinker: Was The Election Stolen:? Here

WSVN-TV Almost 1K Ballots Found In Broward Elections Warehouse: Here

Pundit Press; In Florida Obama Got Over 99% In Broward County Precincts: Here

Natural 19,605 to Zero IS Statistical Proof Of Outright Vote Fraud in 2012 Presidential Election: Here

Realville, USA: The Great Election Robbery of 2012? Here

WND: Here's How Touchscreens Killed Romney Votes: Here

The American Dream: Election Fraud? Obama Won More Than 99% Of The Vote in More Than 100 Ohio Precincrs: Here

WND: The Big List Of Voter Fraud Reports: Here

Nachum's List of Voter Fraud: Here


Newt Gingrich 360: Here

Appalachian Forums: Here

Before It's News: Here

WND: Here

Political Outcast: Here

True The Vote: Here

Fox News Insider: Here

Human Events; Here

The Will County News: Here

Fox News: Here

WND: Here

Townhall: Here

Breitbart Here

Accuracy In Media The Left's national voter fraud strategy exposed: Here

Thousands of military votes uncounted or missing: Here

Human Events: Here

Front Page Magazine: Here

The Blaze Here

The Daily Caller: Here

Front Page Magazine Here

Military Voter Protection Project: Here

BreitBart Here

Townhall: Here

Fox News Here

The Blaze Here

Col Allen West; "I don't want to see America become like Zimbabwe where people don’t trust their electoral process. If we cannot trust the integrity of the voting system then we are no longer a free republic".

Col West has opened the door.

We must fight election fraud.

It falls on ‘We the People’.

Silence is consent

Visit this site- Here
Obama Voter Fraud on FaceBook- Here

Sign this petition- over 99,000 and counting -cards, email- Here

Sign the ‘We The People’ petition. It has 60,000 signatures and counting- Here

These elections are NOT certified yet. The only way to get this investigated, much less recounted or overturned, is through the Secretary of State of each of the five key states: Florida, Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. EVEN IF YOU ARE IN ANOTHER STATE you can help. But it won’t do any good to dilute our effort to challenge California or Michigan or other states. Until a major group gets involved to do more, here is the plan: Contact the Secretary of State of the state in question. See contact information below...

Read the rest- Here


The best Obama Exposure site on the net, The Obama File: Here

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14 posted on 12/04/2012 12:56:00 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN)
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To: nj patriot

The Kellogg Foundation, like most big foundations are not connected to the business that made the fortune of its founders. Most were started with good intentions, but generations later were captured by liberals that got on the controlling boards. Ford, Rockefeller, Howard Hughes, etc are all funding leftist stuff the founders never would have backed.

Conservatives are too busy with family and hard work to make money to worm their way into college leadership, government bureaucracy or the non-profit foundation stuff. We have ignored what now have become levers of leftist power. Too bad as opinion making is what got the left in permanent control of our USA.

15 posted on 12/04/2012 1:31:42 PM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

see post 15 below

16 posted on 12/04/2012 1:35:28 PM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: patriot08
In a race where the Republicans could not help but sweep all before them a bunch of fools with money behind them ran the most inept candidate since McCain ~ and lost.

Sorry, no surprises here.

17 posted on 12/04/2012 2:12:44 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: RicocheT
We have to replace the big dead rich guy trusts with some basic inheritance requirements ~ e.g. when you die all your wealth at or above the 98th percentile has to go to your closest 500 blood relatives (details to follow).

That would allow family owned businesses to continue to exist and to compete against large corporate interests.

18 posted on 12/04/2012 2:14:53 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

Of course I would like to have seen Newt,Palen or even Santorum as a candidate- just like everyone else.
Mitt was not my first choice, but he was what we had.
Mitt is a decent man (if not hard line Conservative) and ran a good campaign.

Nobody could have beaten the criminal Obama machine, and the major Conservative websites have each issued an article agreeing with me that, indeed, massive voter fraud was behind the defeat of Romney.

19 posted on 12/04/2012 3:25:21 PM PST by patriot08 (NATIVE TEXAN)
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To: patriot08
Everyone can conjure up a scenario about Democrat vote fraud. Now, how about conjuring up a scenario about Democrat voter registration ~ remember this, if Democrats cheat in Illinois and Pennsylvania and Massachusetts and New York and New Jersey and Maryland and California ~ and several other states ~ that's not news and really doesn't matter since they actually do have enough Democrat voters to win anywhere they really want to win.

Ohio is a bit different ~ Cleveland and the Mahoning Valley are or all intents and purposes Communist party enclaves inside the USA. They really don't have to cheat to turn out Democrat votes. In much of the rest of the state it is theoretically possible to turn out enough Republicans every single race to win all but a handful of legislative and Congressional seats BUT the party needs to invest in voter registration drives.

With the Presidential money and personnel taking the lead regarding how the total campaign was to be run in Ohio, I think the voter registration drives weren't conducted ~ again, remember, Romney was campaigning for the votes of the non existent 10% of undecided moderates!

You might have also noticed that we didn't win the 23 open Senate seats ~ that's how big Romney's coat-tails were ~ total blow out. You gotta' have a much more charismatic and interesting candidate with some attractive ideas if you want to avoid that sort of disaster again!

20 posted on 12/04/2012 5:34:42 PM PST by muawiyah
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