Posts Tagged ‘Vote Fraud’

When Hell is Full, the Dead Shall Walk the Polling Places

12 January 2012

True the Vote!

26 January 2011

This one is from J. Christian Adams at Pajamas Media:

This past weekend, citizens from across Texas held a summit in Houston to help protect the future integrity of the electoral process. Called “True the Vote,” this amalgam of tea party groups and interested citizens met to learn about how they can fight voter fraud when their governments won’t. … Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandes instructed the Department of Justice Voting Section that federal laws requiring voter rolls to be free of ineligible voters won’t be enforced. Former Voting Section Chief Christopher Coates testified that Fernandes and other Obama appointees spiked at least eight investigations into states with voter roll problems. The Obama DOJ hasn’t brought a single case to require a state to remove dead and ineligible felon voters from the rolls. Fernandes spiked these investigations because she is ideologically opposed to enforcing laws protecting election integrity – and she relishes the partisan benefits of inaction. …

Well, of course the Obama Department of “Justice” isn’t going after voter fraud. Not only do the Democrats benefit from it, but they (up to and including Obama himself) work hand-in-hand with the unions and other groups (ACORN) who perpetrate voter fraud. One of George Soros’ little projects was one to get corruption-friendly Democrats (but I repeat myself) elected to the Secretary of State position in as many of the fifty-seven states as possible because they’re the ones who certify the vote. Had the 2010 midterms been conducted without any fraud of malfeasance, the GOP wave would have been even higher.


Grand Theft Democracy, Part Thirteen

20 November 2010

New York: Oh, for the love of God. More shenanigans are being reported by Legal Insurrection:

Traditionally Republican, the State Senate moved over to the Democrats in 2008, giving Democrats complete control of both houses of the state legislature and the Governor’s office for the first time since the New Deal. In the 2010 mid-terms, however, Republicans made a comeback, and are on the verge of taking back the State Senate. This will have important implications for redistricting. There are a small number of contested races, however. … Two new voting machines were located last night in Buffalo, according to Sen.-elect Mike Gianaris, a Democratic attorney helping his party’s efforts in ballot counting. Incumbent Democratic Sen. Antoine Thompson trails GOP challenger Mark Grisanti by 821 votes, but Gianaris said the new voting machines and how they’ve been handled are a “total disaster” and “complete mess,” adding that lawyers for Thompson are considering legal action that might force a complete recount of paper ballots optically scanned by the machines. … Democrats must win Thompson’s seat, as well as seats held by Sens. Suzi Oppenheimer and Craig Johnson, to maintain a 32-30 majority in the chamber. Oppenheimer is leading her GOP challenger, but Johnson is trailing. …

Additionally, in NY-1 (one of the remaining disputed Congressional races), a hand recount of the votes is showing a “startlingly different total” than the original vote totals recorded by optical scanners:

NBC — When [Democratic Congressman Tim Bishop] went to bed election night, he had a more than thirty four hundred vote lead over [Republican challenger Randy] Altschuler; but, after the numbers were checked late last week, Bishop’s lead vanished. Altschuler now holds a 383 vote advantage. Officials from the Suffolk County Board of Elections refused comment on the cause of the vote count mistakes – but, both Altschuler himself and the Bishop campaign blamed “human error.” … The new computerized voting machines appear to have played a role in the mistakes. Poll workers unfamiliar with the new machines may have simply misread or misreported the numbers coming from them after the polls closed, according to the Bishop and Altschuler camps. Thirty to forty percent of the election districts in this Congressional race had vote count errors, according to a county source. There were similar problems in a tight state Assembly race pitting incumbent Democrat Marc Alessi against Republican Daniel Losquadro. In that race, a forty vote Losquadro lead on election night has ballooned to a more than 890 votes.

Isn’t it amazing how these errors always seem to favor the Democrats? (H/T: Jazz, Hot Air)


Grand Theft Democracy, Part Twelve

16 November 2010

Seriously, people, this had better not drag out as long as Bush-Gore 2000. One Senate race, one state Governor, and six House races remain to be determined.

Alaska: Although the media and other have already come to the conclusion that Lisa Murkowski has won Alaska’s Senate race, based on her lead in write-in votes, the absentee military ballots have not even finished arriving yet much less been counted – so Joe Miller (R) has yet to concede. Given that both camps seem to have gone overboard in establishing which write-in votes were and were not acceptable, one wonders what kind of battle is yet to come over the military ballots. Update: DOJ’s Military Voting Mess Continues Post-Election, but Congress Now Paying Attention.

Illinois: Another update as incumbent Representative Melissa Bean (D-IL8) has conceded the race to challenger Joe Walsh (R). This puts the GOP net gain in the House up to sixty-one. The final margin was about 300 votes.

Washington: Michelle Malkin reports that the open-borders One America Votes operated an illegal political committee.

Before the midterm election, the open-borders group (funded by Soros, SEIU, and the usual prog suspects) sent out illegal alien canvassers to drum up Democrat votes in Washington state. … My friend and Washington state blogger/watchdog Stefan Sharkansky – who has successfully exposed election fraud before – scoured campaign finance records and found that OAV apparently failed to file as a registered political committee. He has sent a formal complaintto the state Public Disclosure Commission. … Although the group was clearly raising and spending massive sums to intervene in state election campaigns, it didn’t register with the PDC or report its receipts and expenditures. Major illegal. … Nor is it registered with the FEC. Some might wonder whether the group is protected under Citizens United. Not from Washington’s state disclosure laws. From federal disclosure only if it’s genuinely qualified to operate as a 501(c)(4), which looks doubtful.

Of course, using illegal aliens to canvass voters is just a first step to converting all of those illegal aliens into Democratic voters – that is, those that aren’t already voting for Democrats anyway despite their illegal status.


Grand Theft Democracy, Part Eleven

12 November 2010

Just when I think I’m finished, yet another voter fraud story pops up … and it always involves the Democrats.

Minnesota: As reported on FOX News (H/T: Ed Morrissey, Hot Air):

…the University of Minnesota chapter of Organizing for America, a DNC-chartered organization, … allegedly attempted to flood voting stations with illegitimate voters through the “vouching” law in the state. The organization Minnesota Majority has repeatedly warned about the vouching process, which allows each Minnesota voter to get up to 15 people access to provisional ballots and same-day registration in each election. …

No ID is required for those fifteen people, as long as they have one registered voter to “vouch” for them.

One of the few voter fraud stories that hasn’t shown up (yet) this election cycle is college students double-voting – both in their home state, and in the state where they attend college. I guess, given the collapse in their enthusiasm for the Obamessiah, that most college students could hardly be motivated to even vote once, much less twice.


Grand Theft Democracy, Part Ten

10 November 2010

Alaska: Joe Miller (R), in the last Senate race yet to be resolved, is suing the state to enforce the “exact spelling” rule for write-in ballots. (documents)

Election law calls for write-in ballots to have the oval filled in and either the candidate’s last name or name as it appears on a declaration of candidacy written in. But election officials, pointing to prior case law, have said they plan to use discretion… (emphasis added)

This isn’t the first time rules and laws have been loosened or “waived” to Murkowski’s benefit. Also, the Alaska Public Employee Supervisors Union has been cited for improperly campaigning against Miller.

California: In the still-undecided House district 11, David Harmer (R) has claimed irregularities and is suing Contra Costa County to be allowed to challenge the signatures on vote-by-mail ballots.

Connecticut: “Sanctuary cities” New Haven and Hartford issued ID cards to illegal aliens, “ostensibly to enable them to use public services such as the library”. These ID cards also allowed the holders to register to vote. Governor-elect Dannel Malloy (D) beat opponent Tom Foley (R) by only 5,810 votes; New Haven alone issued about 15,000 of those ID cards.

Illinois: I noted previously the delays and obstruction Senator-elect Mark Kirk (R-IL) faces in assuming his place in Congress for the lame-duck session. The Washington Examiner recommends a filibuster until he is seated, and notes that Senators-elect Chris Coons (D-DE) and Joe Manchin (D-WV), winners of special elections to fill Joe Biden and Robert Byrd’s seats, will take office as soon as the session begins. (H/T: Occasional Reader, C2)

New Jersey: A city councilman from Atlantic City is facing charges – for the second time in five years – of using bogus absentee votes in an attempt to rig an election (for Mayor). Guess the party.

Texas: Blake Farenthold (R) won House district 27 by 799 votes. Incumbent Solomon Ortiz demanded a recount, after which more ballots continue to be “found” decreasing Farenthold’s lead…

Grand Theft Democracy, Part Nine

9 November 2010

Unfortunately, ever since Bush-Gore 2000 (and more recently, Franken-Colemen 2008) we’re no strangers to long recounts in close elections, where neither side wants to concede as long as there’s the chance that the final count will go their way (or can be made to go their way). As of this writing, one Senate seat (Alaska) and seven House seats (California-11, California-20, Illinois-8, Kentucky-6, New York-25, Texas-27, and Virginia-11) are still being decided. The Alaskan Senate race is interesting in that the two main contenders are the Republican candidate and the former Republican write-in candidate who lost the GOP primary; the Democratic candidate is a distant third. The House races are interesting in that all of the incumbents are Democrats, so any further victories by the GOP will be net gains to increase the Republican majority in the House. You may recall from last year that “Senator” Al Franken wasn’t sworn in until July; so even if the Democrats can’t steal some of those close seats (and, to be fair, about half of the House seats are likely to be legitimate victories for the Democrats), they can still tie them up as long as possible to keep more members of the GOP from being sworn in.

New York: Incumbent Representative Dan Maffei (D-NY25), who trails his opponent Ann Marie Buerkle (R) but about seven hundred votes, is having his campaign staffers call absentee voters and asking them who they voted for. Buerkle released a statement which says, in part:

It is regrettable that this action is underway prior to those absentee votes being tabulated by county election officials. While the reasons for this effort are unclear – many agree it could be an attempt by some to identify who each person voted for in an effort to disqualify certain eligible ballots from being counted. I would like the public to know that my campaign is not connected to this current effort. Further, no American – in Upstate New York or anywhere – is in anyway under obligation to provide information to anyone on how he or she voted in any election, including my own. … If anyone is contacted in this effort please know that your vote is privileged, and under no circumstances should an individual be pressured in to revealing how their vote was cast. If you are contacted, ask them to provide their full name, for whom they work, why they are seeking this information and if you are required to provide this information.

This appears to be unprecedented, and likely part of a gambit to mount a legal challenge against the results once they are all tabulated. (H/T: The Lonely Conservative)

Massachusetts: “Community organizing” group Neighbor to Neighbor was seen violating laws at numerous polling sites, with the apparent blessing of the poll-watchers. (H/T: PaladinPhil)


Grand Theft Democracy, Part Eight

9 November 2010

Dead people voting in elections, ballots mysteriously appearing to change the winner at the last minute, these are all old Democratic tricks. In the last year, however, the Democrats have been pioneering new strategies to preserve their super-majority; which they’re still desperately clinging to in the hopes of inflicting upon the country as much last-minute damage as possible during the lame duck session starting next week. You see, even when the Democrats know that a Republican will win, or that a Republican has won, they can still block him from actually taking his seat in a variety of ways.

Massachusetts: Earlier this year, after Scott Brown (R) won the Senate seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy in, the Senate delayed as long as they could (beyond the period allowed by law!) actually swearing him in, and allowed a number of votes to be held during that period which Brown would have presumably voted against, but wasn’t allowed to. After all, Scott Brown gave the Republicans enough votes to break a cloture and maintain a filibuster, so the Democrats delayed as long as possible letting him actually be seated to do just that.

New York: On March 8, 2010, Eric Massa (D-NY29) resigned his seat in the House of Representatives. The state of New York was supposed to hold a special election to fill that seat; unfortunately (for the Democrats running the state), it looked like the seat would be captured by a Republican. So, Governor David Patterson (D) didn’t call an election and left the seat empty (and the voters of New York’s 29th District unrepresented) for eight months until Election Day last week. The winner was Tom Reed (R), who will be sworn in when the Congress reconvenes next week.

Special elections, like the two cited above, are important because the winner is (or is supposed to be) seated in the Congress immediately, to fill out the remainder of the term of an incumbent who dies or resigns. Most of the candidates who won last week’s elections will not be seated until the new Congress is sworn in next January; but Republicans who won special elections will be able to blunt the Democrats’ last-ditch efforts during the lame duck session… If they aren’t blocked from taking the seats to which they are entitled by law, the Constitution, and the will of the People.

Illinois: Mark Kirk (R) just won the Senate seat which had previously been held by Barack Obama and which had allegedly been up for sale by Governor Rod Blagojevich (D-IL). Kirk won by over 70,000 votes (enough to beat the Chicago “margin of cheating”) and is entitled to be seated immediately when the lame duck session convenes next week. However, state officials are dragging their feet and claiming that they won’t be able to file the paperwork and certify Kirk’s win until after Thanksgiving. (more…)

Grand Theft Democracy, Part Seven

7 November 2010

Alaska: Federal contractor encourages employees to vote for Murkowski (H/T: BreitbartTV)

California: Below is a photo taken by cellphone at the Santa Clara, CA, Registrar of Voters. … It shows a worker wearing a SEIU tee shirt opening envelopes and handling ballots. (H/T: iOwnTheWorld)

Nevada: More and more people are saying that Harry Reid should not be above the law; but it’s questionable how much action Eric Holder’s DOJ will take against rampant Democrat vote fraud (unless the Republican House starts issuing subpoenas and holding feet to the fire).

Grand Theft Democracy, Part Six

5 November 2010

The voting is over, but the counting and recounting are still ongoing in some areas. The results of the election were pretty much what I had expected, but far from what I had hoped. Anyway, here’s yet another collection of stories about vote fraud

California: In San Francisco, a poll worker stole up to seventy-five ballots, along with some other sundry items. Meanwhile, one hundred and fifty thousand votes have been “found” in a district in which Republican challenger Andy Vidak had won by a 2% margin. This is why beating the margin of error isn’t enough; Republicans have to beat the margin of fraud.

Connecticut: The chairman of the Connecticut Republicans has filed a complaint with state election officials, saying it was illegal for voters in Bridgeport to use photocopied ballots. Furthermore, a bag of uncounted ballots was “found” in Bridgeport, adding to the controversy in the Gubernatorial race where neither candidate has yet conceded defeat. (Added: more bungling in Bridgeport.)

Illinois: Add Jan Schakowsky (D-IL9) to the list of candidates who were illegally electioneering inside polling places.

Massachusetts: Perhaps Kitty Dukakis belongs on the list of wives who were illegally electioneering inside polling places.

Minnesota: Previously reported allegations of voter fraud involving the mentally disabled are being investigated. The games and recounts have already begun in the Gubernatorial race; the process will be overseen by Minnesota’s Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, whose office supervised the infamous Franken-Coleman recount of 2008.

Missouri: Republican Ed Martin is demanding an investigation of possible voter fraud after his 2% margin loss to Russ Carnahan (D-MO3), citing “a mathematically implausible midnight surge of thousands of votes from a handful of precincts.” Members of the St. Louis Tea Party gathered to protest.

Nevada: Apparently, Harry Reid’s campaign coordinated with the unions and casinos which pressured their employees/members to vote for the Senator. He worked hard for that title, so don’t call him “ma’am”.

Ohio: A Massillon poll worker’s car was stolen with poll materials inside. Like some of the other links in this series, this isn’t necessarily related to voter fraud – but, when there are so many incidents…

Texas: The New Black Panthers broke the law at multiple polling places in Houston.


Grand Theft Democracy, Part Five

2 November 2010

The Republican Party has set up a Hotline for election day, 1-888-775-8117, which will be staffed by attorneys, to handle polling issues and possible voter fraud or intimidation. (H/T: 2.0)

Here’s the last post in this series as Election Day begins. I may update it as the day goes by. However, keep in mind that there is doubtlessly going to be even more fraud involved in the process of counting votes as there was in the process of casting them. That’s how we got Senator Al Franken and almost got President Al Gore, after all.

Alaska: More information on why the court’s decision to toss aside established regulations to help Lisa Murkowertz’ write-in spite campaign violated both state and federal laws.

California: Teenagers are going to voters’ homes trying to collect ballots, which is illegal. “[T]wo individuals who said [they] were sent by their boss to pick up voted or un-voted vote-by-mail ballots,” but wouldn’t identify themselves, “their boss”, or what organization they were working for.

Delaware: The Democrats are desperately trying to make sure Christine O’Donnell (R) loses her Senate race (there have been visits by Obama and Biden to support her opponent Coons). A local TV station managed to “forget” to run a pair of thirty-minute ads which O’Donnell’s campaign had paid for as a last-minute push on the weekend before the election.

Maine: I don’t know if this qualifies as discrimination against a law enforcement officer who might have been presumed to vote Republican or just simple hoplophobia, but in Bangor a uniformed policeman was turned away from a polling place because he refused to relinquish his gun. The election warden who did so was dismissed, and his claim that “state law” was on his side was completely false.

Minnesota: In Brainerd, “mentally disadvantaged individuals were brought into the County Courthouse to cast absentee ballots” – or, to be more precise, they were being brought in so that Democrat votes could be cast on their behalf. They were told who to vote for, or “their” votes were cast for them. (H/T: New Class Traitor) I’m not surprised; this sort of thing happens at every election, so I was expecting to see stories like this pop up. Also in Minnesota, there are allegations of felons voting illegally. Everybody, but everybody (excepting the active military overseas but including astronauts in space) get to vote!

Missouri: In Kansas City, dead people (including a former Governor) are registered to vote.

Texas: In Houston, poll workers are casting votes on the behalf of voters.

Nevada: The Harrah’s casino chain is pressuring their employees to vote for Harry Reid… This despite Reid, Obama, and the rest of the Democrats destroying the Las Vegas economy and inflicting unemployment on the state much higher than the already disgraceful national average.

Pennsylvania: The New Black Panther Party is back at the scene of the unprosecuted crime in Philadelphia – where they committed voter intimidation back in 2008.

Washington: Both parties are ready for the inevitable recounts in the Murray-Rossi race. The GOP isn’t going to be blindly fleeced this time by magical disappearing/reappearing ballots, as indicated by the name of their new site

Last month, [FOX’s Bill] O’Reilly implied that corrupt vote-counting in King County and Chicago’s Cook County required a GOP candidate to “win by four or five” points in order to “win by two.” “I know how they go and it’s not honest,” O’Reilly said.


Grand Theft Democracy, Part Four

31 October 2010

We’re up to part four, and we haven’t even hit November yet. You may want to look back at the previous posts in this series, since I went back and updated all of them multiple times before moving on to the next entry… so you may not have seen everything in there.

Colorado: Massive voter fraud is being perpetrated by the same SEIU-linked Mi Familia Vota organization that’s been caught filing thousands of bogus voter applications in Arizona.

Kansas: The issue of voter fraud, Kris Kobach (R) claims is widespread, was debated between the candidates for Secretary of State. It’s an important issue, given that the Secretary of State is the one who validates the election results for the state (which is why the George Soros-funded Secretary of State Project has been trying to get as many fraud-friendly Democrats into those offices nationwide as possible).

Maryland: Union members were threatened with punishment if they didn’t campaign for Democrats and work Election Day polls.

Massachusetts: Several types of voter fraud are being observed (H/T: HillBuzz); much of it benefiting state Attorney General Martha Coakley (D), the same woman who was trounced by Scott Brown for the seat formerly held by Ted Kennedy.

Minnesota: Anti-fraud groups sued over the ban on wearing “Please I.D. Me” buttons into polling places, given that “these buttons are not about any specific political candidate, party or ballot question” and therefore the ban “is outside state law and a clear violation of our First Amendment rights under the United States Constitution.”

Missouri: In fifteen counties there are more registered voters than there are people eighteen and older, according to the Census. (That’s up from 2008, when there were only twelve counties with greater than 100% voter registration.)