Many states including Indiana have early voting for those who will be out of town, working elections etc. Already the cheating is well underway…
UPDATE I – Media Matters Lies About Vote Fraud Reporting – Obama Justice Department Talks Tough While Encouraging Fraud
[Editor’s Note – Special thanks to Olga Mancuso for her valuable research assistance.]
Democrats Arrested for Vote Fraud in Florida Via RWB News:
RWB News Editorial Special Comment: Yes, they are Democrats, but you would not know this by reading the article [below from the Orlando Sentinel]. For some reason the media does not want the public to know about what party is doing the cheating.
From the Orlandosentinel
Daytona Beach City Commissioner Derrick Henry and his campaign manager were arrested this morning and charged with absentee ballot fraud, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.
Henry, 41, is charged with two counts of absentee ballots and voting violations, nine counts of being a principal to absentee ballots and voting violations and one count of conspiracy to commit absentee ballots and voting violations.
Genesis Robinson, 21, is accused of 11 counts of being a principal to absentee ballots and voting violations and one count of conspiracy to commit absentee ballots and voting violations.
All of the charges are third-degree felonies, punishable by up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
They will be taken to the Volusia County Branch Jail with bail set at $6,000 each, Sheriff’s spokesman Gary Davidson said.
Volusia County Supervisor of Elections Ann McFall reported irregularities in absentee-ballot requests coming into her office Aug. 11, Davidson said. McFall brought her concerns to the Sheriff’s Office, which launched a joint investigation with the State Attorney’s Office, Davidson said.
That investigation showed Henry and Robinson devised a strategy to boost Henry’s re-election bid by obtaining absentee ballots for numerous people, most of whom never requested the ballots, Davidson said.
By law, residents are only allowed to request absentee ballots for themselves, immediate family members or for someone for whom they’re acting as legal guardian, he said.
McFall filed the complaint after her office received a large number of requests for absentee ballots that were all initiated from the same e-mail address, Davidson said. Based on the e-mail address, it appeared that the requests came from someone with an interest in the Daytona Beach City Commission Zone 5 race, he said.
Henry, the Zone 5 incumbent who was locked in a three-way primary, was re-elected on Aug. 24.
Washington Examiner: Nevada voting machines automatically checking Harry Reid’s name; voting machine technicians are SEIU members
By: Mark Hemingway
Commentary Staff Writer
10/26/10 6:12 PM EDT
Clark County is where three quarters of Nevada’s residents and live and where Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s son Rory is a county commissioner. Rory is also a Democratic candidate for governor.
Since early voting started, there have been credible reports that voting machines in Clark County, Nevada are automatically checking Harry Reid’s name on the ballot:
Voter Joyce Ferrara said when they went to vote for Republican Sharron Angle, her Democratic opponent, Sen. Harry Reid’s name was already checked.
Ferrara said she wasn’t alone in her voting experience. She said her husband and several others voting at the same time all had the same thing happen.
“Something’s not right,” Ferrara said. “One person that’s a fluke. Two, that’s strange. But several within a five minute period of time — that’s wrong.”
Clark County Registrar of Voters Larry Lomax said there is no voter fraud, although the issues do come up because the touch-screens are sensitive. For that reason, a person may not want to have their fingers linger too long on the screen after they make a selection at any time.
Now there’s absolutely no independently verified evidence of chicanery with the voting machines (yet), but it is worth noting that the voting machine technicians in Clark County are members of the Service Employees International Union. The SEIU spent $63 million in elections in 2008 and is planning on spending $44 million more this election cycle — nearly all of that on Democrats. White House political director Patrick Gaspard is formerly the SEIU’s top lobbyist, and former SEIU president Andy Stern was the most frequent visitor to the White House last year.
Just in Nevada, the SEIU has given a lot to groups that are heavily vested in the state — in just one prominent example, the SEIU gave $500,000 to the Patriot Majority PAC, which has spent $1.3 million against Reid’s opponent Sharron Angle. They’ve and have dropped large sums directly on candidates:
Now the county voting technicians aren’t unique here — many of Clark County’s employees are also represented by the SEIU. But it is worth mentioning, the SEIU is hyperpoliticized and has seen its fair share of corruption. (It certainly seems more questionable than Diebold, the voting machine manufacturer with Republican ties that was at the center of many conspiracy theories on the left during the Bush administration.)
Fox News report on Nevada and their report on 500 voters in Pennsylvania which had absentee ballots fraudulently submitted in their name by someone else
Bucks County Courier Times: Residents cry foul over ballots (near Philadelphia) –
Voter Registration Director Deena Dean said her staff had rejected more than 600 defective absentee ballot applications as of Friday. Although the voter registration office continued to accept applications until the close of business Tuesday, Dean was unable to provide an updated total.
The petition focused foremost on a series of letters voters in Bucks County began receiving some time after Labor Day. On letterhead of the fictitious Pennsylvania Voter Assistance Office, the mailings warned recipients that their right to participate in the Nov. 2 election might be in jeopardy if they failed to respond.
The letters are signed by Frank S. Schultz, a Levittown resident who contributed $2,750 to Murphy’s 2008 campaign, according to Federal Election Commission records.
The letters included an absentee ballot application and a postage-paid envelope addressed to post office box 2172 at the Bristol Borough post office on Beaver Street. The petition includes a photo in which the note containing Persico’s name is visible through the window of the post office box.
“The bogus letter seeks to trick voters into needlessly registering for absentee ballots and then, for reasons unknown, causes them to send those ballots to a post office box apparently controlled by the Democratic candidate for Congress,” the petition says.
Colorado, Arizona and Texas Vote Fraud Attempts by Democrats. Washington State Democrats using illegal aliens as campaign workers:
Democrats Use Thug Tactics Against Poll Watchers – Justice Department Whistle Blower J. Christian Adams:
Now in 2010, we have a pretty good idea what Mr. Bull meant. Because in Houston, poll watchers for a group dedicated to election integrity called ‘True the Vote’ are being harassed because of what they are seeing inside the polls. And it might come as a surprise who is doing the harassing.
Not only are street operatives harassing True the Vote poll watchers, but Representative Shelia Jackson Lee and her confederates are urging law enforcement personnel to crack down – but on the poll watchers!
Lee’s thug tactics are doomed to backfire. The notion of connected elected officials prodding law enforcers to threaten law abiding citizens is an affront to decency. It is the sort of behavior which citizens around the country, in places like Wheeling, Allentown and Highland Park find particularly outrageous.
True the Vote is a group of citizen volunteers, often old ladies or stay at home moms. I should disclose they are also a client of mine. They are dedicated to exercising rights under Texas law to stand watch and record illegal activity in the polling place.
To some, this constitutes intimidation. To the rest of America, this is called public service.
They have recorded dozens and dozens of instances of voters being asked by election officials, “do you want to vote a straight party Democratic ticket?”
These old ladies have been harassed inside the polls by street ruffians as well as sharply dressed ruffian lawyers who told them, “you’ll soon learn what intimidation really means.”
And in each instance, these citizens observers stood their ground – and took names.
Others have complained, “we never had people in here writing things down!” The outrage of it all! Not since Thomas Paine has pen and pad unsettled so many.
During early voting, reports were that one of the old ladies stood too close to a voter, or “hovered.” Whether true or not, this was enough to trigger a Department of Justice investigation, and the outrage of Shelia Jackson Lee.
Never mind that Lee was later videotaped breaking Texas law by engaging voters within a prohibited zone. As we learned in the New Black Panther case, sometimes laws only flow in one direction.
And by the way, the New Black Panther party has announced they will be stationed at the polls again, this time in . . . Houston.
Poll Watcher Testimony from the Advancing Liberty Project from the Liberty Institute:
RALEIGH — The chairman of the N.C. Republican Party alleged Thursday that a programming flaw with touchscreen voting machines used for early voting in 36 counties is causing votes intended for GOP candidates to be counted for Democrats.
Tom Fetzer, the Republican chairman, said that if the State Board of Elections does not enact a list of demands intended to remedy the problem by the end of today, the party’s lawyers will be in federal court Friday morning seeking a statewide injunction.
Affected counties include some of the state’s largest, such as Mecklenburg and Guilford.
“We cannot have an election where voters in counties where the machines are used have less confidence that their votes are being accurately counted than in counties where optical scan ballots are used,” Fetzer said. “It’s an incompetent situation at the State Board of Elections. We believe that they knew of problems with the calibration of these machines up to two months ago.”
Johnnie McLean, deputy director of the state elections board, said Thursday that her office has received no widespread reports of problems.
“In every election we will have scattered reports of machines where the screens need to be recalibrated,” McLean said. “That sort of comes with the territory with touch-screen technology.”
Fetzer said the GOP is compiling written statements from voters who said they tried to vote a straight-ticket Republican ballot, only to see their votes tallied on a final review screen as being casts for Democrats. He said the problem appears to occur when the touch screen is unsure of the voter’s selection, after which it is programmed to record the vote to the first candidate listed in the race. Democrats are listed before Republicans on the electronic ballots and therefore get the vote.
The machines in question are manufactured by ES&S and programmed and maintained under a statewide franchise by Printelect, a company based in New Bern.
Printelect was recently at the center of questions about high prices charged for paper ballots and sizable donations paid by the company’s owner, Owen Andrews, to high-ranking Democrats that include Gov. Bev Perdue, who appoints the elections board. Andrews has also enjoyed a close relationship with top election officials, for which he provided catered parties and cruses on his 40-foot fishing boat.
Department of Justice Voter section states it has no intention of enforcing vote list maintenance laws. Welcome to Chicago…
There are 116,000 dead eligible voters in Massachusetts. And in Florida, one major newspaper recently investigated and reported that almost 15,000 dead Floridians are still hanging around on the election rolls – just six weeks before one of the most vicious and important election cycles in our history. Can it be the sun? Most States have similar statistics. Every two years, states must report to the federal Election Assistance Commission (EAC) information about the integrity and accuracy of their voter rolls. The latest report is not good news for our democracy – or our international reputation. South Dakota, Texas, Kentucky, Mississippi and Indiana report in excess of a dozen counties with more registered voters than breathing human beings old enough to vote. West Virginia, Maryland, Iowa and North Carolina also reported having eligible deceased voters on their rolls. The list goes on and on. And so does the real risk that these voters will have illegal votes registered in their names. Close races, like the Franken/Coleman race in Minnesota can be decided on just a handful of votes. We may have to go to purple thumbprints at this rate. Hugo Chavez must be howling at this American disgrace.
Democrats seem to be suspiciously inept at cleaning out the rolls. The Ohio Secretary of State is not at all anxious about the fact that nearly 5,800 departed Ohioans are still registered to vote. A partisan Democrat, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner is more concerned about the living – Spanish speaking only voters. She has cooperated with the Department of Justice to force Cuyahoga County to spend $500,000 on bilingual ballots to accommodate about 6,000 non-English speakers.
In November, 2009 political appointee Julie Fernandes reportedly told the entire assembled Department of Justice Voting Section that the Obama Administration would not enforce the list maintenance legal requirements of Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act. Fernandes reportedly said, “we do not have any interest in enforcing that part of the law.”
Fifteen Missouri Counties Have More Voters Than Population Via Pam Geller:
Fifteen Missouri counties have more voters than census population Missouri Watchdog
Missouri has about 90.3 percent of its census voting-age population registered to vote, but 15 counties show more registered voters than people 18 and older.
Missouri counties with more than 100 percent voter registration (in red)
- Reynolds County, 125.8 percent
- Putnam County, 109.9 percent
- Butler County, 104.3 percent
- Gentry County, 103.9 percent
- Mercer County, 103.6 percent
- Shelby County, 103.2 percent
- Schuyler County, 101.6 percent
- Carter County, 101.5 percent
- Worth County, 101.4 percent
- Ozark County, 100.8 percent
- Dade County, 100.7 percent
- Holt County, 100.6 percent
- Pemiscot County, 100.6 percent
- Howard County, 100.4 percent
- Ralls County, 100.1 percent
Map: Missouri counties with more than 100 percent voter registration (in red)
These results use the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Missouri Secretary of State, but 12 of these counties also had more than 100 percent registration in 2008.
These numbers may be high but are an improvement after a federal lawsuit in 2005 found 37 Missouri election jurisdictions had more voters than voting age population.
Obama Administration Gives Illinois Pass on MOVE Act – Illinois than fails to send out overseas military ballots in time, BUT ballots were hand delivered to jail inmates!:
MOVE is the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) act. Nine states failed to get this done while the Dept. of Justice yawns. The military is being disenfranchised from the election. This is an old tactic used by Democrats as Al Gore’s lawyers convinced a Democrat appointed federal judge to agree to toss out all military ballots in Florida in 2001.
Military voters from the land of Lincoln could be shut out of the midterm election after the Justice Department reached an agreement with Illinois that gave the state “a pass” for violating federal election law, an advocacy group warned Monday.
The Justice Department hammered out the court agreement Friday addressing the failure of 35 Illinois counties to send military and overseas absentee ballots 45 days before the election — a requirement of the MOVE Act. The agreement gave voters from six of those counties a few extra days to send back their ballots but did not specifically address the other 29 counties.
Eric Eversole, a former Justice voting section attorney who runs the nonprofit Military Voter Protection Project, told FoxNews.com the deal effectively lets wayward Illinois election officials off the hook and does little to ensure the state’s military voters get their ballots in time.
Texas: Former SEIU Member Registers 23,207 Fraudulent Voters:
Former Service Employees International Union (SEIU) member Steve Caddle of Houston, Texas has been caught registering 23,207 fake voters in Harris County alone due to the hard detective work of Catherine Engelbrecht and her “True the Vote” project.This is one of the best examples of what good citizen activism inspired by Tea Party principles can do for their community.
Catherine Engelbrecht was sick and tired of the vote fraud perpetrated by unions and Democrats and set out to expose it herself. Along with many friends who donated their time, computers, and sweat, they’ve uncovered thousands upon thousands of illegal Democrat “voters” in Texas.
North Carolina Sun Journal (Craven County):
A Craven County voter says he had a near miss at the polls on Thursday when an electronic voting machine completed his straight-party ticket for the opposite of what he intended.
Sam Laughinghouse of New Bern said he pushed the button to vote Republican in all races, but the voting machine screen displayed a ballot with all Democrats checked. He cleared the screen and tried again with the same result, he said. Then he asked for and received help from election staff.
“They pushed it twice and the same thing happened,” Laughinghouse said. “That was four times in a row. The fifth time they pushed it and the Republicans came up and I voted.”
M. Ray Wood, Craven County Board of elections chairman, issued a written statement saying that the elections board is aware of isolated issues and that in each case the voter was able to cast his or her ballot as desired.
Ninth Circuit Judges Interfere with Arizona Election: Rules that you don’t need to show citizenship to register to vote!
Here the 9th Circuit overturned its own precedent just days before the election in order to influence the election. Of course it is ridiculous to not have to show citizenship in order to vote. The 9th is basically saying that since there is a federal election law the Supremacy Clause will not allow states to have their own election laws. Article III Section 4 gives the states jurisdiction in election law so long as they do not violate the Amendments allowing women to vote or discriminate by race:
“The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations”
Congress never indicated that the federal election law standards are designed to replace state law when it comes to legal qualifications to vote. The Supreme Court IS going to reverse this decision and Arizona is already asking the full 9th Circuit (and likely the Supreme as well) to overturn this 9th Circuit mini-panel ruling.
Arizona Daily Star:
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned Arizona’s requirement that people show proof of citizenship to register to vote.
The split decision by a three-judge panel determined that the requirement to show proof of citizenship — passed by voters in 2004 — is not consistent with the National Voter Registration Act.
Associate Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, temporarily sitting by designation, and Circuit Judge Sandra Ikuta, with chief judge Alex Kozinski dissenting, said Prop. 200 creates an additional hurdle, while the national act is intended to reduce “state-imposed obstacles” to registration.
The majority noted that Congress was well aware of the problem of voter fraud when it passed the voter act, and built in sufficient protections, including applying perjury penalties to applicants who lie about their eligibility.
New Jersey Teacher Association Union boss caught on hidden camera talking vote fraud –
Michelle Malkin – Voter Fraud Watch Page – Updates from Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Arizona, Florida, New York, Ohio, and Texas.
Big Government: Boxer campaign caught soliciting teachers to get student to work her campaign for class credit:
Stay with me here: The Boxer campaign has acknowledged that the letter we posted earlier on Boxer campaign letterhead soliciting teachers to recruit student volunteers is authentic… but they weren’t really soliciting teachers to recruit student volunteers… but they are still sorry. Prepare to have your intelligence insulted by Boxer campaign manager Rose Kapolczynski:
Because some local social studies teachers encourage students to volunteer, Boxer campaign volunteer coordinators notified a handful of schools near the campaign headquarters that the campaign was accepting volunteers. The letter did not ask teachers to solicit students to work on the campaign or to use school facilities, supplies or equipment for political purposes. The sole intent of the letter was to provide interested students with information about a volunteer opportunity. However, the letter, which was written by a volunteer and reviewed by a junior staffer, was inappropriate and we apologize. The author of the letter has been counseled and campaign coordinators will no longer conduct outreach to public schools.”
I acknowledge there’s an amount of wordplay, an amount of posturing done in a campaign, particularly when we get down to the wire in a tight race, but the hubris in this response is overwhelming, if not impressive. The aforementioned letter begins, “As you may know, Senator Boxer is facing her toughest race yet. With only 19 days left until election day, it’s now or never.” Later on it’s suggested that teachers can award extra credit to students who work on the Boxer campaign. Yet, according to the Boxer crew…
The letter did not ask teachers to solicit students to work on the campaign or to use school facilities, supplies or equipment for political purposes…
But of course this is a big fat lie – here is the letter read for yourself, click to enlarge:
High school aged relatives of mine have given me detailed descriptions of local high school teachers politicking in class. I know who you are and don’t be surprised if your name and picture appear in my upcoming book.
This was not the only case of using schools for illegal politicking –
OHIO: School Buses Students to Vote, Gives Them Democrat-Only Sample Ballot
Thomas Brinkman, a Republican candidate for county auditor, and a group called the Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending & Taxes filed a legal complaint after three van loads of students from Hughes High School were bused on Oct. 13 to the Hamilton County Board of Elections. The students, all registered voters, were given sample ballots that listed only Democratic candidates — “clearly with the intention of instructing [them] how to vote,” according to the complaint — before they cast their ballots.
Then the kids were then taken for free ice cream, a move Brinkman and the coalition said was tantamount to “bribery.”
Brinkman’s attorney, Chris Finney, said a teacher at the high school coordinated with Gwen Robinson, a former principal within the district, to allow a local church to provide three vans to transport the students to a local polling location.
“We wanted to stop this activity, to stop the buses from rolling and the one-sided nature of the contact,” Finney told FoxNews.com. “We want academic freedom.”
On Wednesday, attorneys for the school district and Brinkman filed an agreed order that calls for the district to “not use any personnel or property” for advocating any particular political candidate or party.
We want these kids exposed to the full range of ideas, and this order from the judge requires that,” Finney said.
He isn’t convinced, however, that the busing is limited to Cincinnati.
“We suspect this activity is going on throughout the state of Ohio,” said Finney, who was unable to provide additional details. “And it just needs to stop.”
Some 6,400 staffers and students at Winston-Salem State University received e-mail exhortations Monday to take advantage of early voting and help the Democratic Party, setting off local Republicans.
After a complaint by Nathan Tabor, the chairman of the Forsyth County GOP, university officials acknowledged that the e-mail — sent from the student-affairs division — was improper.
The university cited a state law that prohibits the use of a state employee’s authority or state property to support or oppose a person or an issue in any election.
“We regret it,” said Nancy Young, the director of public relations at WSSU. “We sent out a retraction and said to disregard the earlier e-mail.”
That wasn’t the end of it, though. Yesterday, the university sent out what Tabor called an “equal time” e-mail inviting all the same recipients to work for Republicans during early voting.
That message was to be retracted by the university last night once it had been out six hours — the same amount of time the Democrat message was out before being retracted.
Tabor said he’s upset that he had to call the university and complain.
“That is a tax-funded school,” Tabor said, calling the original e-mail “highly illegal and unethical.”