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Democrat NY City Coucilwoman Gets on Ballot & Wins Election with 81% Fraudulent Signatures
Blur Brain ^

Posted on 03/30/2014 12:38:25 PM PDT by Lazamataz

And the judge lets her off, after she claims she was too trusting of her campaign workers who worked so hard to get those fraudulent signatures on the ballot so she could run for election. But three of her campaign workers take the fall for her. They have been arrested.

From BizPac:

Dem NYC councilwoman’s ‘trusted’ campaign staff indicted on counts of fraud, forgery Some things never change, and corruption in the Big Apple appears to be one of them.

Three campaign workers for Democrat New York City Councilwoman Maria del Carmen Arroyo were arrested Tuesday and charged with falsifying business records, forgery and offering a false instrument for filing, the New York Daily News reported.

The three workers were paid a dollar for each signature they collected last summer on Arroyo’s re-election petitions. When staffers for Arroyo’s opponent, Julio Pabon, noticed signatures from celebrities like Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter and model Kate Moss, authorities launched an investigation

Insisting that she and her mother, New York City Assemblywoman Carmen Arroyo, were the first to spot the forgeries, Arroyo told Board of Elections officials at a July hearing that she felt all she could be guilty of was “trusting people too much,” the Daily News reported.

Even though an investigation found a whopping 81 percent of the signatures were invalid, New York Supreme Court Justice John Carter ruled that Arroyo’s name could remain on the ballot, despite what the judge called her “wholesale failure to supervise the petition-gathering process,” according to the Daily News.

Arroyo went on to win the primary and general elections.

Corruption like this is a sign that New York is well on its way to ending up like Detroit, or at the very least, some kind of third world, wasteland. It can happen. It does happen, and I predict, it will happen.



TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: corruption; democrats; electionfraud; newyork; votefraud; voterfraud
It is crucial, however, to protect the voters, to never require ID.

Now we know why Democrats win.

Ever.

1 posted on 03/30/2014 12:38:25 PM PDT by Lazamataz
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To: Lazamataz

Judge John Carter, partner in crime.


2 posted on 03/30/2014 12:41:01 PM PDT by Ray76 (Profit from the mistakes of others, you'll never live long enough to make them all yourself.)
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To: Ray76

She looks like a destructive thug.


3 posted on 03/30/2014 12:42:14 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Lazamataz

wow


4 posted on 03/30/2014 12:42:43 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: Lazamataz
Just more proof that the entire system is corrupt and must be removed.

Oh hi NSA.

5 posted on 03/30/2014 12:43:56 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The Gubment Has No Legitimacy. It needs to be Removed!)
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To: Lazamataz

no standards. standards might upset the apple cart.


6 posted on 03/30/2014 12:45:05 PM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Lazamataz

Detroit on the other hand had the most honest mayoral election they’ve had in decades because the Michigan secretary of state what standing on their necks through the whole process.


7 posted on 03/30/2014 12:45:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Lazamataz

I assume she gets to keep her council seat.


8 posted on 03/30/2014 12:46:13 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: GeronL

EIGHTY
ONE
PERCENT
FRAUDULENT


9 posted on 03/30/2014 12:47:39 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

That is one rough looking, uh, whatever the heck that is.


10 posted on 03/30/2014 12:48:54 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Lazamataz

What’s new?


11 posted on 03/30/2014 12:49:40 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Lazamataz

I wonder what is wrong with the New York Republicans? Elections fraud is out there with flashing lights. Instead, the Republicans roll over and let the machine roll over them.


12 posted on 03/30/2014 12:51:08 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: Lazamataz

bttt


13 posted on 03/30/2014 12:52:14 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Lazamataz

What is not said is the number of signatures from the honest signature gatherers, and whether that was still enough to get on the ballot.

Don’t these signature sheets get certified by city clerks? I’d think they have to validate each and every sig.


14 posted on 03/30/2014 12:52:32 PM PDT by C210N (When people fear government there is tyranny; when government fears people there is liberty)
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To: cripplecreek

Somebody better tell Thad McCotter he can have his seat back, no prob.


15 posted on 03/30/2014 12:54:30 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Lazamataz

81 percent fraudulent voters? Incredible.


16 posted on 03/30/2014 12:57:32 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Lazamataz

> And the judge lets her off, after she claims she was too trusting of her campaign workers who worked so hard to get those fraudulent signatures on the ballot so she could run for election. But three of her campaign workers take the fall for her. They have been arrested.

The argument could be made she can’t be trusted to manage her own affairs. She looks like a bull dyke hence the reaon she was probably hired in the first place.


17 posted on 03/30/2014 12:59:14 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Salvation
This article says that the qualifying signatures to get on the ballot were fraudulent. Once on the ballot, who knows how many votes were fraudulent?

-PJ

18 posted on 03/30/2014 12:59:50 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: Salvation
81 percent fraudulent voters? Incredible.

This is what the Democrat party is.

19 posted on 03/30/2014 1:00:34 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Political Junkie Too
This article says that the qualifying signatures to get on the ballot were fraudulent. Once on the ballot, who knows how many votes were fraudulent?

Let us be forgiving and generous and say 40.5%.

20 posted on 03/30/2014 1:01:21 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

She looks like Yasser Arafat


21 posted on 03/30/2014 1:02:19 PM PDT by molson209 (Hillary Clinton)
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To: Lazamataz

Sorry, Dr Franklin, we couldn’t keep the Republic.


22 posted on 03/30/2014 1:03:28 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: hal ogen

She looks like a dyke.


23 posted on 03/30/2014 1:03:39 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: C210N
Don’t these signature sheets get certified by city clerks? I’d think they have to validate each and every sig.

This is a Democrat stronghold.

The City Clerk has heard of Mickey Mouse. CERTIFIED.
The City Clerk saw Arnold Schwartzenegger in a movie. CERTIFIED.
The City Clerk read the Bible and recalls the name Pontius Pilate. CERTIFIED.

24 posted on 03/30/2014 1:03:44 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Well, we managed until the mid 1800’s. Pretty good, if you ask me.


25 posted on 03/30/2014 1:04:17 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

she ought to be ashamed for not breaking 90...


26 posted on 03/30/2014 1:05:32 PM PDT by bigbob (The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly. Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Lazamataz
Even though an investigation found a whopping 81 percent of the signatures were invalid, New York Supreme Court Justice John Carter ruled that Arroyo’s name could remain on the ballot

Arroyo went on to win the primary and general elections


I guess this judge missed the day in law school when the phrase "fruit of a poisonous tree" was bandied about. That fruit looks a lot like Maria del Carmen Arroyo.

Isn't there some kind of a process already in place to verify signatures on these petitions with voting rolls? Even a random sampling of one name per petition would have tipped somebody off if 81% were bogus.
27 posted on 03/30/2014 1:06:41 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: C210N

No one verifies. There is only a problem if someone challenges. Anyone can challenge, but it’s usually done only in vicious rivalries.


28 posted on 03/30/2014 1:14:02 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: bigbob
she ought to be ashamed for not breaking 90 [percent fraudulent signatures]...

She is, she is. She mentioned in her acceptance speech that "Though we worked hard this primary season, we will work much harder next one!"

29 posted on 03/30/2014 1:16:23 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Judge john carter treasonist!


30 posted on 03/30/2014 1:23:43 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (Im missing a jumbo jet with 235 passengers has anyone seen it?)
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To: Lazamataz

I’m Shocked I tell you Shocked. (not)


31 posted on 03/30/2014 1:43:21 PM PDT by bikerman
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To: Political Junkie Too

Thanks for the correction, but can that mistake of her getting on the ballot be corrected?


32 posted on 03/30/2014 2:04:21 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Lazamataz

Dang. Hard to blame this on RACISM.


33 posted on 03/30/2014 2:30:31 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Lazamataz

ONE
HUNDRED
PERCENT
LESBIAN


34 posted on 03/30/2014 2:32:57 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: firebrand

In Michigan they do verify the signatures. They did when I lived there back in the ‘80’s and apparently they still do. In 2012 a GOP candidate was kicked off the ballot for invalid signatures.

I don’t know what it is with New York....maybe you’re telling me.


35 posted on 03/30/2014 2:36:04 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: firebrand
No one verifies. There is only a problem if someone challenges. Anyone can challenge, but it’s usually done only in vicious rivalries

Or the party has big plans for you. BO won his first election by getting his opponents knocked off the ballot for bogus registrations. Then he won his Senate seat by getting a crony judge to release the sealed divorce records of Jack Ryan

36 posted on 03/30/2014 2:36:55 PM PDT by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Dang. Hard to blame this on RACISM

True, true... but we still can use WAR ON WOMEN as the reason.

37 posted on 03/30/2014 2:43:05 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

The three workers were paid a dollar for each signature they collected last summer


Who paid the money?


38 posted on 03/30/2014 2:50:45 PM PDT by PeterPrinciple
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To: Lazamataz

That should be 3 inch headlines in any real newspaper


39 posted on 03/30/2014 3:27:10 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: hal ogen
She looks like a destructive thug.

Maybe she is a descendant of Boss Tweed.

40 posted on 03/30/2014 4:00:16 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: scrabblehack

Between 8 million and 9 million people, could be part of it. The elections are enough of a burden for the Board of Elections, with everyone obliged to work overtime. If they had to verify the signatures, we’d never get around to the actual vote.

The system actually works pretty well. There are piles and piles of designating petitions available for anyone to look at. Nobody makes a fuss unless there is a reason. Of course there are people who take the extra trouble and expense to knock everyone off the ballot except themselves, both members of their own party and members of the other party. Ssshh. I’m not mentioning anyone.


41 posted on 03/30/2014 5:17:26 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: sharkhawk

Yes, Obama did that. We have one or two who do that here, so it’s not a perfect system by any means.

It’s especially hard for the Republicans because they are outnumbered so greatly and they can’t just stand on the street and collect signatures but must call people on the phone and make appointments, gather the signatures at club meetings and other Republican events, or get someone to let them into a building, where they can go around and ring doorbells of Republicans.

I believe someone told me one time that there are only about ten states that require these petitions. I don’t know what makes them necessary—maybe the size and wealth of the population? If we had a fee for people to get on the ballot, we would have about 10,000 candidates.


42 posted on 03/30/2014 5:26:12 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: Salvation

Remember this is the city of Boss Tweed and Tammany Hall


43 posted on 03/31/2014 4:50:38 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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