Voter Registration Verification
There is a law that all verifications of voter registrations needs to stop 60 days before the election. It assumes that the rolls are accurate as of that time. For an organization or party to get access to the data base for registered voters, depending on the state, the fee can be as much as $80,000 all the way down to ‘Free’. There are organizations that have attempted to clean up the registration rolls, such as True The Vote, but it is a laborious and expensive undertaking and the present administration puts as many roadblocks as possible in front of any organization engaged in that endeavor.
Democrats would like us to believe that any causes of voter fraud are incidental and not deliberate. We heard a poll worker being interviewed on television proudly claim she had voted for Obama six times. Since it was out there for the world to see, action was taken and she was sentenced to five years but released after a few months when local Democratic activists pressed for a fairer term.
She was roundly cheered and praised at a rally whose keynote speaker, Al Sharpton, hugged her onstage after she was called up by Cincinnati National Action Network President Bobby Hilton for a “welcome home.” There were more than 400 people at the Word of Deliverance Church in Forrest Park for the celebration.
James O’Keefe Strikes Again
Many liberals are adamant there is no threat of voter fraud that justifies efforts to improve the integrity of elections. “There is no real concrete evidence of voter fraud,” tweeted Donna Brazile, former acting chair of the Democratic National Committee, this week. “It’s a big ass lie.”
James O’Keefe, the guerilla filmmaker who brought down the ACORN voter-registration fraudsters in 2010 and forced the resignation of NPR executives, politely disagrees. Today, he is releasing some new undercover footage that raises disturbing questions about ballot integrity in Colorado, the site of fiercely contested races for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, and the governorship. When he raised the issue of filling out some of the unused ballots that are mailed to every household in the state this month, he was told by Meredith Hicks, the director of Work for Progress, a liberal group funded by Democratic Super PACS: “That is not even like lying or something, if someone throws out a ballot, like if you want to fill it out you should do it.” She then brazenly offered O’Keefe, disguised as a middle-aged college instructor, a job with her group.
The video of O’Keefe’s encounters with other operatives is equally disturbing. He has a conversation with Greenpeace employee Christina Topping, and suggests he might have access to unused ballots from people who have recently moved out of college fraternity houses. “I mean it is putting the votes to good use,” she responds. “So really, truly, like yeah, that is awesome.”
Colorado secretary of state Scott Gessler, along with several county election clerks, have raised warning flags that a new state law that automatically mails a ballot to everyone is an engraved invitation to commit fraud. “Sending ballots to people who did not even ask for them or have moved out of state is asking for trouble” he told me. For example, little can stop someone who collects discarded ballots from trash cans, fills out the ballots, and mails them in. Election workers are supposed to compare signatures on registration records with signed ballots. But if a person has a “witness” who signs the ballot on the witness line, then the signatures do not have to match and the vote is counted.
Secretary of State Gessler had futile arguments with Democratic state legislators last year who insisted on ramming a bill through that mandated Colorado become the only state in the nation with both all-mail balloting and same-day registration. Under same-day registration someone can register to vote online, have a mail ballot sent to them, and never physically show up to register or vote. Other places that use same-day registration treat the vote as a provisional ballot pending verification. Colorado immediately counts the vote and there is no way to separate it out if the person who votes is later found ineligible. “We know people in other states with better integrity safeguards have cheated using the cover of these methods,” Gessler told me. A decade ago, Melody Rose, then a liberal professor at Oregon State University, concluded that state’s vote-by-mail system “brings a perpetual risk of systemic fraud” in elections with razor-thin margins.
“Voter fraud is incredibly difficult to detect and prosecute, absent a direct confession,” Gessler says as he notes that in other areas of law-breaking, we do not judge how much of it there is merely by the number of related prosecutions. But he also notes there is evidence of just how easy voter fraud is to commit. Last December, New York City’s Department of Investigation detailed how its undercover agents claimed at 63 polling places to be individuals who were in fact dead, had moved out of town, or who were in jail. In 61 instances, or 97 percent of the time, they were allowed to vote. (To avoid skewing results, they voted only for nonexistent write-in candidates.) How did the city’s Board of Elections respond? Did it immediately probe and reform their sloppy procedures? Not at all. It instead demanded that the investigators be prosecuted. Most officials are loath to admit how vulnerable election systems are, but privately many express worry that close elections could be flipped by fraud.
Nor are such sad examples limited to New York. In 2008, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of voter-ID laws in a 6–3 opinion written by John Paul Stevens, then the most liberal member of the court. He noted that the record “demonstrates that not only is the risk of voter fraud real but that it could affect the outcome of a close election.” Stevens had witnessed the Daley machine up close manipulate local elections through fraud and chicanery during a distinguished legal career in Chicago that included serving both as a special counsel to a commission rooting out corruption and as a judge.
I understand that Donna Brazile devoutly wants to wish away the notion of voter fraud. But by overwhelming margins, the American people believe it is a real problem and support steps to combat it.
Dems Encourage Voter Fraud
“If they are not eligible to vote, and all these people are throwing out ballots, let’s use those ballots to vote. So we can get as many votes as possible,” O’Keefe suggested to Hicks.
“Yes, definitely,” she replied.
“We don’t just want to discard the ballots. So I think that that’s what we’re going to do,” O’Keefe pressed on. “And I think that can make the difference in this election.”“I agree,” Hicks said. “You’re totally right.”
“I mean, that’s not even lying and stealing,” Hicks replied.
We note that Hicks didn’t argue that such a process wasn’t cheating.
“If someone throws out the ballot, if you want to fill it out, you should do it,” she added.
In fact, Hicks appeared to like the idea so much, she offered the undercover journalist a job at Work for Progress.
The video also contained footage of workers with Greenpeace and the campaign of Democrat state Rep. Joe Salazar.
The unnamed paid Greenpeace staffer, upon being told that the reporter planned to mail in fraudulent ballots, wholeheartedly approved.
“I mean, it’s putting the votes to good use. So really, truly, like, yeah, that’s awesome,” she said.
She approved of the plan so much that she offered an idea for where additional discarded ballots might be found. She suggested “ghetto Aurora.”
“They just, kind of like, the lower class. They just don’t really, people don’t care. I would say northern Aurora. African-American and Mexicans,” she said of the people living there.
The Joe Salazar campaign representative, Nicole Hanlon, was less enthusiastic, but certainly did not discourage the journalist’s plan to allow voters to mail in two ballots – one to Oregon and one to Colorado.
“I think you can try it out,” she said. “I don’t know if it will work, but you can try it.”
We expect a statement at any time from President Barak Obama declaring that the Colorado electoral process is free from even a smidgeon of corruption.
The Democrats have read the polls and they are running scared. Harry Reid wants to keep his job, an unprecedented amount of money is being spent and they have no problem stealing elections using dirty campaign tactics and voter fraud. Early voting in Illinois has given us examples of how they plan to operate in this election.
Surprise Voter Fraud by Machine In Cook County, Illinois
With the primary state elections only a few weeks away, early voting in Illinois seems to have taken a shaky start for a Republican State candidate who witnessed his selected votes get changed by the voting machine to favor the opposition party, according to Illinois Review.
On Monday, Jim Moynihan was at the Schaumburg Public Library to cast his vote for the 2014 midterm elections in Chicago when the incident occurred.
“I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”
As Moynihan continued to select several Republican candidates on the ballot, the touch screen voting machine kept on repeatedly switching his choices to register a vote for the opponent Democrat in that specific race instead.
It was only after he pointed out the glaring mistake to the election judge and demonstrated the machine’s obvious glitch that he was eventually able to properly vote for his candidate’s party, including his own race, Fox News reported.
“This was a calibration error of the touch-screen on the machine,” Scalzitti said. “When Mr. Moynihan used the touch-screen, it improperly assigned his votes due to improper calibration.”
And if you think this was an accident, I have some beachfront property in Colorado to sell. Calibration errors never seem to favor Republicans.