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  • Obama promises party faithful: 'Democrats will win'

    01/28/2016 8:52:01 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 28, 2016 10:11 PM EST | Andrew Taylor
    President Barack Obama on Thursday promised his most fervent supporters on Capitol Hill the "Democrats will win in November" and said it's going to take more than "phony tough talk and bluster" to defeat Islamic militants. Appearing before House Democrats at a retreat in Baltimore, Obama said the country is "doing a lot better" than when he took office, citing progress against Islamic State forces and curbing Iran's nuclear program - as well as lower gas prices, 18 million people gaining health insurance and 5 percent unemployment. In a not-so-veiled shot at GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump, Obama said the...
  • Dead Voter's "Signature" Just Like Mom's (San Diego, CA)

    10/31/2014 8:12:37 AM PDT · by BAW · 27 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | October 31, 2014 | Joel Hoffmann
    Retired Encinitas teacher admits cursive writing on mail ballots similar to hers. The November 2012 mail ballot cast in the name of Dara Welty carries a signature that looks nothing like hers. That’s no surprise. Welty — nature lover, world traveler, opera singer — died in Bolivia in 1998 at age 22. Her home was in Encinitas, where she remains registered to vote to this day. Since her death, 14 votes have been cast in her name. U-T Watchdog found the suspicious pattern and reported on it in July. The District Attorney’s Office this week determined there was “insufficient evidence”...
  • Death Certificate Used to Steal Woman's Identity

    04/10/2014 6:01:55 AM PDT · by xzins · 6 replies
    CBN ^ | Thursday, April 10, 2014 | Heather Sells
    Identity theft, one of the fastest growing crimes in the United States, can include credit card fraud, government identity theft and medical identity theft. It can also include stealing the identity of someone who has died, as Ohio fraud victim Lindsey Reichheld recently discovered. While the family of Amy Reichheld mourned her death, the identity thieves got busy. Their strategy was to simply spend $10 to purchase a copy of her death certificate. When Reichheld inquired about who was behind the purchase, she said a town official told her, "Anyone can walk in and they don't keep track of it."...
  • Attorney says 200-plus counties have more voters than residents

    10/23/2013 2:05:17 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 62 replies
    One News Now ^ | 10-23-13 | Chad Groening
    A former U.S. Justice Department attorney is pleased that a federal court has ordered a second county in Mississippi to clean up its voter registration list by removing felons, dead people and other ineligible individuals off the rolls. In September, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi entered a final consent decree requiring Walthall County Mississippi officials to clean up their voter rolls. Now, in accordance with a another lawsuit by the American Civil Rights Union, officials in Jefferson Davis County must do the same. Jefferson Davis has agreed to clean up its rolls because there...
  • Democrats strike back at GOP voting measures

    05/20/2013 2:28:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2013 1:14 PM EDT | Ivan Moreno and Nicholas Riccardi
    In a bitter fight, Colorado Democrats recently muscled through the Statehouse a massive elections reform bill that allows voters to register up until Election Day and still cast their ballots. It’s the latest—and most substantial—development in a nationwide Democratic Party effort to strike back at two years of Republican success in passing measures to require identification at polling places and purge rolls of suspect voters. Democratic-controlled states like California, Connecticut and Maryland also all have sought to make it easier to cast a ballot as late as possible. They recently passed versions of same-day voter registration measures, which traditionally help...
  • Officials found guilty in Obama, Clinton ballot petition fraud (Indiana)

    04/26/2013 9:56:21 AM PDT · by Arcy · 86 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26, 2013 | Eric Shawn
    Officials found guilty in Obama, Clinton ballot petition fraud: A jury in South Bend, Indiana has found that fraud put President Obama and Hillary Clinton on the presidential primary ballot in Indiana in the 2008 election. Two Democratic political operatives were convicted Thursday night in the illegal scheme after only three hours of deliberations. They were found guilty on all counts.
  • 2 officers fired for checking dead felons, more may be involved

    10/08/2012 10:19:41 AM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 17 replies
    WKRN-TV Nashville ^ | October 4, 2012 | Chris Bundgaard, Reporter
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - At a hearing Wednesday on Tennessee's Capitol Hill, it was revealed that two parole officers lost their jobs after a state audit said they were claiming to monitor dead parolees. Afterwards, the Department of Correction commissioner responsible for the Board of Parole indicated more may be involved.  "I find it hard to believe it was just two people," Derrick Schofield said.   The hearing before a joint meeting of the House and Senate Government Operations Committee examined a state audit released Monday that "found 82 offenders were still actively monitored after their death." One of the offenders...
  • Are skewed poll numbers a strategy to make massive voter fraud more plausible?

    09/22/2012 5:47:05 PM PDT · by GunsAndBibles · 47 replies
    vanity ^ | 9/22/2012 | GunsAndBibles
    Naw, couldn't be...

    09/10/2012 6:55:33 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 60 replies
    breitbart ^ | september 5, 2012 | tony lee
    A Mississippi NAACP executive is in jail after being convicted of voter fraud for fraudulently casting absentee ballots, including for four dead people. Lessadolla Sowers, who is a member of the Tunica County NAACP Executive Committee, was convicted and sentenced in April for what a judge said were crimes that cut “against the fabric of our free society.” She was given a five-year sentence for each of the ten counts of voter fraud for which she was convicted, but the sentencing judge allowed her to serve the terms concurrently, according to the Tunica Times. Matthew Vadum, author of Subversion, Inc.,...
  • Voter Rolls Are Rife With Inaccuracies, Report Finds

    02/14/2012 6:39:31 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 27 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times ^ | Feb 14, 2012 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON — The nation’s voter registration rolls are in disarray, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Center on the States. The problems have the potential to affect the outcomes of local, state and federal elections. Decentralized and paper-based voter registration is prone to error, according to a new report. One in eight active registrations is invalid or inaccurate. At the same time, one in four people who are eligible to vote — at least 51 million potential voters — are not registered. The report found that there are about 1.8 million dead people listed as active voters....
  • Elections leader wants probe of more than 900 dead voters

    01/13/2012 6:15:07 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 61 replies
    Aiken Standard ^ | 1-12-12 | Jim Davenport
    COLUMBIA -- State officials are calling for an investigation after records determined that more than 900 people listed as deceased also have recently voted, calling into question the integrity of the state's election system as South Carolina's first-in-the-South GOP presidential primary just 10 days away. What's unclear from the analysis released Wednesday to a House Judiciary Committee panel from the state Department of Motor Vehicles is whether voter fraud was committed by people assuming the identities of the deceased or if poor record keeping has resulted in South Carolina residents being classified as deceased. Kevin Shwedo, director of the Department...
  • President Obama chooses William Daley as next White House chief of staff, sources tell AP

    01/06/2011 8:52:01 AM PST · by sunmars · 12 replies
    MSNBC Breaking
    No link yet. Just what we need, A daley running the WH.
  • Happy Halloween! Dead voters break for Dems two days prior to election

    10/31/2010 5:55:50 AM PDT · by Gum Shoe · 6 replies
    Red State Zombie ^ | October 31, 2010 | Red State Zombie
    In an otherwise bleak month leading up to the 2010 midterm election, democratic pollsters announced today their latest polling data indicates America’s dead are breaking to democrat candidates at an unprecedented rate. Though enthusiasm for democrat public policies wane among the living, on a generic ballot the dearly departed prefer an unspecified democrat party candidate over any republican at a staggering six to one ratio. A further breakdown of polling data indicates major shifts within the dead demographic. While interest among groups traditionally supporting democrat candidates remains strong, even dead conservatives now seem poised to cast votes for democratic candidates...
  • Newark Vote Picking Up, But No One's Talking Huge Turnout-streets crawling with ppl in SEIU shirts

    11/03/2009 2:46:32 PM PST · by mojito · 102 replies · 7,435+ views
    National Review Online ^ | 11/3/2009 | Jim Geraghty
    From one of my readers in Newark: "Figured I'd shoot you an update before the after-work rush. There has been a slight uptick in in turnout, but the biggest uptick is number of unions guys out there. The streets of Newark are crawling with people in SEIU purple shirts. They are near polling places, placing campaign lit on cars, and all the kind of stuff. Big labor is heavily invested in a Corzine win and Corzine is dependent upon them for his GOTV so it is not surprising to us that they are out there, just that it took them...

    11/03/2009 2:23:19 PM PST · by CWW · 59 replies · 4,106+ views
    WABC Radio ^ | 11-03-04 | CWW
    That's what Hannity is reporting at 5:20 EST. GET OUT AND VOTE New Jersey GOP & Independents!!!
  • Karl Rove on New Jersey:"You Have To Be Well Ahead Because Of The Reputation Of Shenanigans" (Video)

    11/03/2009 8:28:44 AM PST · by Talkradio03 · 20 replies · 1,119+ views
    hotairpundit ^ | 11/3/09 | talkradio03
    Karl Rove gives his assessment on the New Jersey Governor's race and the says you have to be way ahead....He should know, they twice tried to win New Jersey in 2000, and 2004....(Video)
  • More than 3 Million Registered Voters are Dead, 12 Million More Ineligible, Analysis Finds

    11/02/2009 3:41:46 AM PST · by Man50D · 21 replies · 1,416+ views ^ | November 02, 2009 | Fred Lucas
    Regardless of how lively an election season might be, a new study shows that more 3.3 million voters on current registration rolls across the country are dead. Another 12.9 million remain on voter registration lists in an area where they no longer live. The analysis was conducted by the Aristotle International Inc., a technology company specializing in political campaigns, developing software and databases for politicians. In total that means about 8.9 percent of all registered voters fall under the category of “deadwood” voters on the rolls, the term for voters who should no longer be eligible to vote in a...
  • Judge orders Ophelia Ford's bill paid

    10/31/2008 7:07:21 PM PDT · by SmithL · 15 replies · 1,216+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 10/31/8 | Richard Locker
    State told to take care of legal fees from suit NASHVILLE -- A federal judge in Memphis has ordered the state to pay $117,263 in attorneys fees to the lawyers who represented state Sen. Ophelia Ford when the Senate voided her 2005 special election. That was $12,575 less than the attorneys sought. U.S. Dist. Judge Bernice Donald ordered the reduction on the grounds the state was not responsible for costs incurred by Ford in the early days of the proceeding, before the state Senate began its own proceedings to vacate the election. Prior to that, Ford was fighting an effort...
  • TENNESSEE Sen. Ophelia Ford rails on state funeral fees

    08/23/2008 10:21:53 AM PDT · by SmithL · 18 replies · 535+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 8/23/8 | Richard Locker
    NASHVILLE -- State Sen. Ophelia Ford -- already a YouTube star for her snarling "what you're saying ain't hittin' on nothin' with me" speech last year -- was back at it last week, berating regulators about new state fees on the funeral industry. Acknowledging that she's a licensed funeral director, Ford complained in a legislative hearing Aug. 13 that fees are going to "eat us up and put us out of business." She demanded regulators disclose who imposed a new $150 biannual registration fee on preneed funeral sales agents and what it's for. Turns out that Ford and her legislative...
  • Tenn. won't reinstate Ophelia Ford's expired funeral permit

    07/09/2008 12:23:35 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies · 396+ views
    Nashville Tennessean | 7/9/8 | RACHEL STULTS
    Tenn. won't reinstate Ophelia Ford's expired funeral permit
  • EDITORIAL: Call for caution on voter ID

    05/02/2008 7:52:33 AM PDT · by SmithL · 21 replies · 64+ views
    The Supreme Court's approval of the country's strictest election standards doesn't mean every state should adopt them - The U.S. Supreme Court stamped its approval this week on Indiana's decision to require voters to show photo identification at the polls. Should Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas get in line? Not necessarily. State lawmakers should always be concerned about the integrity of the ballot, decide what can reasonably and fairly be expected of voters and legislate accordingly. But there is no federal mandate to adopt the photo ID, a solution that still seems to be in search of a problem. In his...
  • { Edmund } Ford drops lawsuit against landlord, agrees to leave

    08/07/2007 12:53:08 PM PDT · by SmithL · 2 replies · 452+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 8/7/7 | Lawrence Buser
    Memphis City Councilman Edmund Ford agreed this morning to drop a lawsuit seeking to force his funeral home landlord to sign a sales agreement. Ford also agreed to leave the property on Elvis Presley Boulevard in 45 days. Attorney Handel Durham, who represents Ford, said his client will seek a new location for the E. H. Ford Mortuary Services he has operated the past 12 years, including the last three at the present location. The settlement with landlord Dennis Churchwell was announced in Chancery Court where a hearing was to be held before Chancellor Kenny Armstrong. "He’s not out of...
  • Judge: Let's air details of fraud { Dead voters for Ophelia Ford }

    05/22/2007 8:01:22 AM PDT · by SmithL · 32 replies · 1,395+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 5/22/7 | Marc Perrusquia
    A judge said Monday he thinks the public is owed a more detailed explanation about an alleged plot by three poll workers to throw a 2005 election to Ophelia Ford, now a state senator. Shelby County Criminal Court Judge John P. Colton took guilty pleas earlier this month from the three election workers who avoided jail time in a deal with prosecutors. Advertisement The workers admitted to voting fraud charges against them, yet never said what motivated them to fake at least three votes, two of them cast in the names of dead people. "I think the public has a...
  • Auction favors Ford - Friend of councilman bids $750,000 for Whitehaven property containing mortuary

    05/20/2007 6:20:18 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies · 667+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 5/20/7 | Alex Doniach
    Memphis City Councilman Edmund Ford may be able to keep his mortuary in its Whitehaven home after all. His landlord, Dennis Churchwell, had threatened to auction off the 5.8-acre property on Elvis Presley because of its notoriety. It's where Ford was allowed to rack up a five-digit Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division bill, touching off a scandal that led to the resignation of the utility's president. Advertisement But after the live auction Saturday afternoon, the property's only bid came from a lender of the Supreme Lending Group in Memphis, who offered Churchwell $750,000 to purchase the property on Ford's...
  • {Edmund} Ford's landlord 'sick of him' - Owner will auction 5.8-acre mortuary site in Whitehaven

    05/03/2007 7:52:53 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 747+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 5/3/7 | Michael Erskine
    The Whitehaven property where Memphis City Councilman Edmund Ford operates a mortuary -- and where he ran up his notorious utility bill -- is going on the auction block. Ford's landlord, Dennis Churchwell, is planning to sell the property on May 19, billing the 5.8 acres as "ideal" for a motel or strip mall. Advertisement Churchwell values the land and four buildings at about $1 million, but they will go to the highest bidder no matter what. He just wants out of Whitehaven and to sever his ties with Ford, owner of E.H. Ford Mortuary Services. "I'm just sick of...
  • Court Blocks Arizona Voter ID Law

    10/09/2006 10:23:17 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 6 replies · 458+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 7 Oct 2006 | John Semmens
    A federal appeals court blocked an Arizona state law requiring voters to present identification at polling stations and proof of citizenship when registering to vote. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an emergency motion by opponents of the law for an injunction to prevent the law's voter identification requirements from taking effect for the November 7 elections. Opponents of the Arizona law said it discriminated against minorities and the poor, who might not have funds to obtain the necessary proof of identification. “The law sets a burdensome requirement,” Victor Meiser, attorney for the plaintiffs. “To get a driver’s...
  • Detroit clerk to purge 55,000 names from voter rolls

    07/18/2006 1:51:40 PM PDT · by oxcart · 82 replies · 2,452+ views
    AP via ^ | 07/18/2006 | Unknown
    DETROIT (AP) — The city clerk plans to purge the names of nearly 55,000 dead people and those who no longer live in the city from voting rolls as part of an effort to ensure integrity in elections. Clerk Janice Winfrey bought lists of deaths from the state and city health department. Then she moved to eliminate the names of people who hadn't cast a ballot since before the 2002 election and who had been mailed voter card registration renewal forms that were returned as undeliverable. Already the names of about 33,000 deceased voters have been removed, The Detroit News...
  • Prosecutors reviewing dead-voters report

    05/19/2006 10:26:04 AM PDT · by SmithL · 8 replies · 467+ views
    AP ^ | 5/19/6
    MEMPHIS — The state prosecutor at Memphis is deciding if indictments will be sought in the voting scandal surrounding Ophelia Ford's election to the Tennessee Senate. Prosecutor Bill Gibbons is reviewing a report from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on the District 29 election in which two ballots were cast in the names of dead people. "There's a lot of material to review," Gibbons said Thursday. "If we feel indictments are appropriate we would submit that for consideration to the grand jury." Gibbons declined to say when he expects to make a decision. Ford is not accused of wrongdoing but...
  • Arizona's Prop 200 Screening Out Illegal (Alien) Voters

    05/06/2006 10:01:52 PM PDT · by dennisw · 75 replies · 2,163+ views ^ | Monday, May 9, 2005 11:45 a.m. EDT
    Prop 200 Screening Out Illegal Voters Stricter immigration laws now on the books in Arizona that require elections officials to check for proof of citizenship have uncovered thousands of new registrants who don't qualify to vote. According to the Arizona Daily Star, state election officials credit the citizenship requirement contained in Proposition 200, the illegal-immigration initiative passed last November, for screening out the illegal voters. In Arizona's Prima County alone, elections officials have rejected 59 percent of all applicants in the last two weeks - or 423 of the 712 new registrants. "We rejected none during the same period last...
  • Senate committee votes against Ford [Dead voted for Ophelia Ford in Memphis]

    04/13/2006 3:08:47 PM PDT · by SmithL · 10 replies · 847+ views
    AP ^ | 4/13/6 | LUCAS L. JOHNSON II
    NASHVILLE — The Senate should void a special election that put a Memphis Democrat into office, a committee looking into claims of voting irregularities recommended Thursday. Sen. Ophelia Ford was certified the 13-vote winner of the September election, but it was immediately challenged by the Republican candidate. A special Senate committee looking into the case voted 4-1 Thursday that there was enough evidence to conclude her margin of victory was in doubt because of ballots cast in the names of dead voters, felons and people who didn’t live in the district. The matter now goes to the full Senate, which...
  • (Memphis, TN) Senate Seat 29 Decision (dead voters)

    02/01/2006 3:13:53 PM PST · by GailA · 3 replies · 285+ views ^ | 2/2/06 | Cathy Shapiro
    posted by Cathy Shapiro Senate Seat 29 Decision Feb 1, 2006, 02:16 PM PST MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A judge in Memphis ruled today that Tennessee lawmakers can go ahead with efforts to void a disputed state Senate election. But U-S District Judge Bernice Donald said they cannot throw out challenged ballots without first making sure they are invalid. The ruling came on a lawsuit filed by newly elected Senator Ophelia Ford of Memphis and five other voters of Senate District 29. The Senate's Republican majority is trying to void Ford's 13-vote victory last year in a special election to...
  • 11,500 Dead Washingtonians Still Registered To Vote

    01/26/2006 4:24:20 PM PST · by pissant · 69 replies · 1,438+ views
    KOMO 4 News ^ | 1/26/06 | staff
    EVERETT - A statewide computer sweep of voter registration records in Washington found 11,500 voters listed as dead by the state Health Department. The sweep this month also found 36,000 voters who appear to be registered in two counties. The manager of the new $6 million database project, Pam Floyd, says the names have been flagged for further scrutiny. Snohomish County immediately canceled the voter registrations for the more than 1,400 dead people. The state has 3.5 million registered voters. Monthly sweeps are planned for duplicate and deceased voters. In March, officials plan to create the first comprehensive list of...
  • Ford And Fellow Senators Appear In Federal Court [Ophelia in Memphis]

    01/25/2006 8:05:23 PM PST · by OrangeDaisy · 18 replies · 464+ views ^ | 1/25/2006 | WTVF
    Wednesday, Sen. Ophelia Ford was in a federal courtroom in Memphis fighting to keep her State Senate seat, but even though only three senators were subpoena to be there, more than half of the State Senate showed up in Memphis. The judge said she would make a final decision by Wednesday of next week, and until then senators can not void the election of Sen. Ford. Senators were supposed to be debating an ethics bill on Wednesday, but all 17 senatos who voted to void the election went to support their colleagues in Memphis. 16 Republicans and one Democrat went...
  • Memphis judge blocks Senate from removing Ford [Ophelia accuses TN Senate of racism]

    01/18/2006 7:21:57 PM PST · by OrangeDaisy · 47 replies · 1,392+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 1-18-2006 | Rick Locker
    NASHVILLE – A federal court judge in Memphis late Wednesday blocked a planned Senate vote Thursday to overturn the Senate District 29 election and expel Sen. Ophelia Ford. After a 50-minute hearing, U.S. Dist. Court Judge Bernice Donald issued a temporary restraining order barring the state Senate from taking any action to overturn the Sept. 15 special election that Ford won by 13 votes. She set a full hearing for Jan. 25. The Senate was all but certain to vote Thursday morning to void the election and remove Ford from the District 29 seat. Acting as a "committee of the...
  • [Tennessee] State Senate dealing with "dead voter" controversy [Ophelia Ford]

    01/06/2006 6:46:30 PM PST · by SmithL · 31 replies · 1,055+ views
    WBIR [NBC-10 Knoxville] ^ | 1/6/6 | Katie Allison Granju
    The chairman of a state Senate committee investigating voting irregularities says it might take two to three weeks to make a final recommendation on whether Ophelia Ford should be seated in the Senate. But Chairman Mike Williams says he'll ask in the interim that Ford take the seat provisionally. Ford won a special election by 13 votes to replace her brother, former Senator John Ford, who resigned after being indicted in a federal public corruption case. Williams noted the need for more information before making a final recommendation. Republican challenger Terry Roland is contesting the election outcome and his attorney...
  • Horror Movies Return to Grisly Roots (Hollywood anti-Iraq War film with Zombies)

    01/04/2006 6:06:00 PM PST · by jmc1969 · 20 replies · 636+ views
    AP ^ | January 04, 2006 | CHRISTY LEMIRE
    NEW YORK - Today's horror movies are more likely to be dripping with blood than irony, with films like "Wolf Creek," the "Saw" series and this week's "Hostel" representing a return to their grisly, low-budget '70s roots. While the "Scream" trilogy grossed hundreds of millions of dollars in the late 1990s with characters who winked at the camera in playful mockery of the genre's conventions, horror flicks like "Hostel," Eli Roth's follow-up to his gory 2003 debut "Cabin Fever," will show you a character whose eye is dangling from its socket after a long afternoon of torture. Joe Dante's contribution,...
  • Senate approves bill to require ID from voters (PA)

    12/30/2005 8:25:21 PM PST · by FreeKeys · 30 replies · 637+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | December 16, 2005 | Marc Levy
    HARRISBURG-- A bill that would require Pennsylvania voters to show ... identification at the polls or be forced to cast a provisional ballot has passed the state Senate. The ... bill was approved ... 29-21, and sent to the House, which has already approved a measure with similar requirements. However, a spokeswoman for Gov. Rendell and an ACLU official criticized it as putting up obstacles for voters. "The governor is concerned that identification requirements may discourage people from voting and eventually disenfranchise people," said Rendell's press secretary. If [it] becomes law, the requirements would be in force for the 2006...
  • Semi-News: Dead Voters Carry Election for Democrat

    12/27/2005 11:33:23 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies · 368+ views
    AZCONSERVATIVE ^ | 23 Dec 2005 | John Semmens
    Results of a state senate election in western Tennessee showed Democrat Ophelia Ford had edged Republican Terry Roland in the race to fill the seat previously held by Ford’s brother, John, who was forced to resign after being indicted on bribery charges. The margin of victory was just 13 votes out of 8,750 cast. The margin of victory may have been provided by 60 deceased voters. Buster Chops, spokesman for the Tennessee Democratic Party, credited an aggressive outreach program to register and cast votes for recently departed Tennesseeans. “Republicans tend to overlook this segment of the population,” Chops said. “It’s...
  • Thomas: Add Senior's whodunit to the fiction section (Harold Ford Sr!)

    12/18/2005 7:11:23 AM PST · by Sybeck1 · 10 replies · 944+ views
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | December 18, 2005 | Wendi C. Thomas
    Boy, am I relieved. I thought I was going to have to wait for a neutral party to investigate allegations of voter fraud in the state Senate race in which Democrat Ophelia Ford beat Republican Terry Roland by 13 votes. But Big Brother has come to the rescue. In just two days, former congressman Harold Ford Sr. has completed an investigation into the five suspect votes cast Sept. 15 at a North Memphis polling site. The Miami-based Columbo claims the culprit is a white Republican female poll worker who rigged the vote as part of a GOP scheme to ruin...
  • Ford Sr. sees GOP hand in dead vote

    12/15/2005 10:45:42 PM PST · by Eagle9 · 28 replies · 1,641+ views - Memphis, TN ^ | December 16, 2005 | Marc Perrusquia
    As a Shelby County voter fraud investigation lurches forward, former congressman Harold Ford Sr. isn't waiting for answers. Ford said Thursday he's opened his own investigation into allegations that two dead voters cast ballots in the September state Senate race that his sister, Ophelia Ford, won by 13 votes. Ford said he's not prepared to make any accusations, yet suggested evidence of any skulduggery will lead to Republicans, not his own Democratic Party. "It's gotten to (where people are saying), 'Hey, we're out here voting dead people.' It is clear that is not the case. We know that for a...
  • Rossi team issues list of "felon" voters - (Wa. State Gov. Gregoire far from a "done deal")

    03/05/2005 10:21:12 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 25 replies · 1,374+ views
    Attorneys for Republican Dino Rossi yesterday released the names of more than 1,000 people who allegedly cast illegal votes in November's disputed gubernatorial election. The list of alleged felons, people who voted twice and dead people recorded as voting is at the heart of a lawsuit Republicans filed to overturn the November election of Democratic Gov. Christine Gregoire. Rossi spokeswoman Mary Lane said the list — given to Democratic attorneys late yesterday in response to a subpoena and released to the media — is based on extensive research. While she said Rossi and his attorneys are confident in the "overall...
  • Stolen Election?

    01/12/2005 5:46:59 AM PST · by Brilliant · 69 replies · 2,612+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | January 12, 2005 | WSJ
    Democrat Christine Gregoire will be sworn in as Washington's Governor today, possibly thanks to voters such as Mary Coffey, James Courneya and Rosalie Simpson. Why do we mention them in particular? Because, as the Seattle Post-Intelligencer recently reported, they're all dead... Revelations of the formerly living casting ballots in elections isn't new to American politics, although it's something most of us thought was a relic of the late Richard Daley's Chicago. But this isn't the only jaw-dropper to have come out of Washington's gubernatorial race, which Ms. Gregoire claims to have won -- on a third recount, by 129 votes...
  • Summary: Dead voters could make a difference

    10/31/2004 10:41:13 AM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies · 1,175+ views
    AP ^ | 10/31/4
    GHOST VOTERS: An untold number of absentee and early ballots cast before Election Day by people who later die will be counted. States differ on whether they count such votes and what they do to weed them out. GETTING WORSE: New in-person early voting used by millions in at least 30 states makes it harder to retrieve ballots after a voter's death. SO WHAT? An average of 455 voting-age people die in Florida every day -- nearly as many as the 537 who decided the presidential election in Florida in 2000. RATTLING CHAINS: Thousands of lawyers from both parties could...
  • Voter Irregularities in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (an investigatie report by WTAE-TV)

    10/17/2004 9:04:01 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 12 replies · 888+ views
    WTAE Television (Pittsburgh) ^ | week of 17 October 2004 | WTAE TV Staff
    The Pittsburgh Channel did a news feature on voter irregularities in Allegheny County which is controlled by (surprise!) the same Democrat Party hacks which control Pittsburgh. This investigation has been going on quite awaile.Tonight was just the first episode. The WTAE staff cross-matched registered voter lists with actual voters over 90 years old, many of whom were deceased and interned in local cemetaries,The son of one such couple was livid when he found out their names had been used and voted in Pittsburgh's Bloomfield area, one of the many nests of DemocRAT corruption in this area.The election official who appeared...
  • Bogus 'voters': One was dead

    10/16/2004 7:20:39 AM PDT · by Columbine · 9 replies · 1,012+ views
    Rocky Mountain News ^ | October 16, 2004 | Katie Kerwin McCrimmon
    Election hijinks are getting spookier as Halloween draws near. A temporary worker at the Denver Election Commission was entering information on new voters into a computer Friday when one registration form leaped out at her.
  • Is anyone else a little concerned about the stories of voter fraud all over the place?

    10/15/2004 12:48:45 PM PDT · by kyperman · 33 replies · 532+ views
    I heard something on Rush today about a county in Wisconic that has ordered 800,000 ballots or something like that with only 350,000 registered voters. What are these extra ballots for? I can see having 5-10 percent extra for mistakes, etc, but not this. Sounds fishy to me. I am very concerned about all these reports that are coming out. These sleazy democraps are really trying to steal this election, yet this is not getting any coverage in the MSM, or even on FOX.
  • Woman's Anti-Bush Obituary Draws Money

    11/08/2003 9:21:14 AM PST · by RJCogburn · 22 replies · 193+ views
    Yahoo news ^ | Sat, Nov 08, 2003 | DOUG SIMPSON
    Gertrude M. Jones didn't want flowers or cards when she died. She wanted to get rid of President Bush. The 81-year-old woman's obituary asked that memorial donations be given "to any organization that seeks the removal of President Bush from office." And people around the country are following her wishes. In an online memorial book to Jones, dozens of people posted messages of support. Many wrote that they would contribute to the Democratic National Committee or one of the presidential contenders. "When I saw the obituary I thought, 'That's pretty cool. She's not here in this life anymore, but she's...
  • Senate: Tally votes despite deaths

    05/06/2003 7:40:05 PM PDT · by jrushing · 8 replies · 206+ views
    Times-Picayune, New Orleans, La ^ | Tuesday May 06, 2003 | By Ed Anderson
    <p>BATON ROUGE -- Absentee ballots cast by people who died before election day are legal and should be counted, the Senate decided Monday.</p> <p>Senate Bill 11 by Sen. Reggie Dupre, D-Montegut, was approved 35-0.</p> <p>The bill is in response to a Terrebonne Parish case in which officials discounted the absentee ballot of a person who died the day before the votes were to be counted.</p>
  • Funeral Homes Voluteering Limos to Drive Voters to Polls

    11/05/2002 3:20:24 AM PST · by Lurking2Long · 27 replies · 247+ views
    11/5/2002 | Lurking2Long
    Was just watching a local newscast here in NC (Channel 6, Charlotte)and they just said a funeral home was volunteering their limos to drive voters to the polls.Talk about getting out the dead vote!
  • Detroit's voter rolls in question - Mayor's office says total too high by 150,000

    10/29/2002 7:40:13 PM PST · by weegee · 9 replies · 370+ views
    Detroit News ^ | Tuesday, October 29, 2002 | Darci McConnell
    <p>DETROIT -- Despite having died eight years ago, Kathe Beddow still retains one mortal privilege: The right to vote.</p> <p>The city Elections Department in July sent Beddow a voter registration card, even though she hasn't voted in more than a decade. She is also still listed as a registered voter with the Secretary of State's Office.</p>