Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: The art of stealing elections
Posted on 12/16/2013 3:09:26 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
Stealing elections is an old game politicians play. Lyndon B. Johnson, the 36th president, got to the U.S. Senate in 1948 by winning the closest race in Texas history by a margin of 87 votes out of more than a million cast. An election judge in tiny Alice, Texas, said he counted more than 200 names on the voting roll for Box 13 that were written in alphabetic succession in the same hand, same color of ink. When a federal court subpoenaed Box 13, it was discovered to be lost. LBJ took his seat in the Senate. Voting machines were supposed to put an end to such election-night chicanery, but Earl Long, the colorful governor of Louisiana, where fraud is the national sport, boasted that I can make a voting machine play Home on the Range all night long.
Evidence of such fraud repeats itself on Monday in Virginia when election officials begin the thankless task of recounting the more than 2.2 million ballots cast in the Nov. 5 state attorney generals race, where just 165 votes separate the two candidates.
The fishiest results were posted in Fairfax County, where enough provisional ballots conveniently appeared to give state Sen. Mark R. Herring, the Democrat, an edge over state Sen. Mark D. Obenshain of Harrisonburg, the Republican. They kept finding ballots, a highly placed Republican source says. Mr. Herring was finally declared the winner by .007 of 1 percent of the vote in the final tally, making it the closest statewide race in Virginia history.
Republicans nearly always get the sticky end of the wicket. In 2008, Al Franken, the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Minnesota, trailed his Republican opponent by 215 votes out of 2.9 million cast.
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Just because we are subject to voter fraud in WI
FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.
FTA: The man who will succeed Ken Cuccinelli as attorney general shouldnt get the job based on his skills of prestidigitation. The lore of election-stealing is already sufficient unto the day.
FWIW, Alice, TX is one of the few areas of bigotry I’ve experienced in Texas. It tends to be a geographical phenomenon, about a county in size. In the case of Alice, TX, they had no love for their fellow man. They treated seasonal migrant workers from Mexico like trash. Same area as the Rockefeller Ranch and the King Ranch. King wasn’t as bad as Rockefeller, but the entire area stank of wealthy liberal bigots. Never saw it elsewhere in Texas.
I had a neighbor who advocated the death penalty for vote fraud. He claimed that it was a crime equivalent to capital murder and treason. I wasn’t sure at the time but now after a couple of decades I find that I agree with him.
Also FTA: The General Assembly has the power to decide disputed elections or even to call a new one if an appeal is filed by Dec. 23.
Ken would win in a new election... but is that a good precedence to set? Don’t like the results, schedule a re-do?
Lisa Murkowski lost the Repub Primary to Tea Party Candidate, ran a write in campaign that fall. Lisa attended yearly Alaska Native Conference, promised them all the Gold they could eat if the Dem Indians voted for her; and they did. Entire villages, hundreds of votes in one person’s handwriting voted write in for Lisa. Repub Judges (in her corner) refused to even consider the illegalities; move along,nothing to see here. Today we have Murkowski voting with Obama 70% of the time. Corruption goes both ways, I tend to agree with what Cruz is saying.
For the 2012 election, our new voting machines were bought from a German company owned by George Soros. It will be a LONG time before Republicans ever win the presidency again. And the Republican politicians know it.
Much easier now, with the electronic devices. Just install a worm that makes every 3rd R vote turn into a D, then the worm romoves itself at 7pm. Not a trace and no need for the car trunks full of phoney ballots..
To replace those ten million that burned up in that Houston warehouse fire?
Do you have any sources or links for this voting machine buy, tia?
Wait....but Eric Holder said voter fraud doesn’t exist....
The Cuccinelli loss is not what is in dispute. The dispute os over the AG election — Obenshain and Herring, I think.
Unfortunately, McAwful was elected. Virginians are just going to have to live with that.
They can’t just re-run the original ballot? See what happens this time around? /wishful thinking
It is mathematically impossible for one party to consistently win every close election without cheating. Just sayin.
I remember being a poll worker at a polling place in San Francisco where bus-loads of elderly Chinese (wearing buttons for the Dem candidate) were brought in by a radical union and handed over to a legally permitted Chinese-speaking “assistant” who showed them on a paper who to vote for and in some cases even went into the voting booth with them to “help” them. There was nothing we could do about it.
It’s a little harder to get away with this in Spanish, because more non-immigrants speak or read it, but it’s very easy in a place that has a large group of immigrants in a less-familiar language, such as a Chinese dialect, an Arabic language, Creole, etc. And it happens every election.
Absolutely death. When someone participates even one vote, that is my life they are messing with.
A veteran’s vote should count 10x the normal citizen vote.
Kerry and McCain are veterans. You sure you want to espouse that view?
The Democrats make their money stealing from the public treasury. They HAVE to win. There are two nations within our borders. There is The United States of America and there is Democratland. Elections aren’t about two people with differing points of view on how to get the most efficient and effective use out of the hard-earned taxpayer dollars. Elections are about which nation rules within our borders. We are not fellow citizens to the Democrats. We are enemies to be subjugated.
“I had a neighbor who advocated the death penalty for vote fraud. He claimed that it was a crime equivalent to capital murder and treason. I wasnt sure at the time but now after a couple of decades I find that I agree with him.”
I agree also. Nothing, including the usual definitions of treason, undermines the system more effectively.
The Democrats believe anyone and everyone should be allowed to vote, we just throw all of those votes in a pile without any kind of verification and then we simply declare the Democrat the winner.
When has a Republican ever "won" one of these close elections?
Just ask Minnesota Democrats how to steal an election. They are experts at it.
Election Fraud is not a problem.
Nope not a problem.
Don't remember GW and Florida?
What about bot voting(not exactly sure how that operates; but think it is a computer program used to include in regular voting fake votes). I think you can rent or buy a machine. Is this how the libs are stealing votes?
As I’ve said on FR many times, the Soros SoS project failed and most of the tossup states (Virginia included) have (had) Republican gov and Republican Sec of State.
We only got our “side” to blame.