Archive for the ‘Voter Fraud’ Category

I know that I’ve been a broken record on the 2020 elections. Still, a bigger discussion needs to be had on the subject. A loyal reader of LFR submitted this series of suggestions for serious consideration and debate. As suggested, leave your suggestions in the comments section at the end of this post. Whether the politicians are serious or not, we can give this topic the consideration it deserves. Here is the letter without editing (except for punctuation):

Let’s Start a Conversation on What Needs to Be Done to Reform our
Election Laws.

My relative took the time to express their point of view. If you believe our nation’s laws assure a fair and honest election you do not need to take action. But if you believe our election laws are in need of reform please take time to formulate your thoughts and then do as my relative has done and share your views with your elected representatives.

Please use the comment feature of this blog to share your views on election law reform. I will be preparing a proposed set of election law reforms for a future post.

Subject: Election Results and Voting Integrity in Michigan
From: A Michigan Relative

Hello Mike,

Like many concerned citizens in Michigan, and throughout the country, I am very concerned about trust in future elections. Many of us no longer trust how this right and power established when a collection of states created our country will be practiced.

Politicians, political parties, reconstructionists, revolutionaries, election officials, media outlets, Hollywood, and others are suggesting and implementing changes to longstanding, proven, and established procedures that help to ensure voter and election integrity. Much of this is being done with the specific intent of gaining election results that favor each group. Knowing that fraud and manipulation allows unscrupulous and dishonest individuals and groups to take advantage of “loosened” procedures that allow votes to be manipulated and outcomes altered.

Here are my concerns:

a. Too many people “touch” mail-in ballots, and make decisions to count or not count the ballots. This should never occur. Just open the envelope; confirm that it meets the standards for a valid ballot and run it through the machine that records the votes and stores the ballot. When too many people have access to the ballot and can make an unsupervised decision to count the votes, voter rights to a free and fair election are being violated here.
b. Letter “a” becomes possible only when mail-in ballots are allowed by request only, with the voter’s signature validated as coming from the voter by contacting the voter at their established address. If not confirmed as coming from the voter at that address, no mail-in ballot should be sent. All mail-in ballots must be tracked by number, referencing the voter. This is critical to fraud. Without these safeguards I am sure my right to a free and fair election will be violated.
c. Once “a” and “b” are established, the voter cannot vote at the precinct location unless their mail-in ballot is destroyed before voting at the precinct. This ballot must match the reference number that was assigned to the voter.
d. No ballot should ever be counted that is not RECEIVED on or before election day. Anyone mailing in a ballot should have plenty of time to get their vote in before election day.
e. Ballots (at least in some states) have been mailed out without the voter’s knowledge and without the voter making the request. This allows fraud to occur and should never be allowed. My rights to a free and fair election are being violated when fraud occurs in other states.
f. Does Michigan, and other states, make sure no one is voting in multiple states, or within the same state? How is this done? I believe there is ample opportunity for fraud here and that it takes place regularly. All voters need a specific, national ID number, that can be checked for duplication, to ensure multiple votes can not occur from the same person.
g. Does Michigan, and other states, make sure illegal aliens are not voting? How is this ensured? I understand some states just required a valid drivers license, which illegals can easily obtain. Illegal aliens should never be able to vote.
h. Michigan, and all states, should have their election results tabulated, by midnight on election day. Florida did it with about 10 millions votes. Why is
Michigan counting votes days after the election? And Nevada, Alaska, and many others, with less that a million votes. It reeks of fraud. It does not help build trust in the election results. It is absolutely unacceptable in 2020, as it was in 1920!!!

I am not sure President Trump had enough votes to win the state of Michigan, but I am certain that sizable fraud and error took place. This should not be. I would like to see recount take place that only counts legal votes before results are certified. I believe by taking such action, we can begin to tighten up our policies to establish greater confidence in our elections moving forward.

As Senate Majority Leader, you have the power, duty, and obligation to the citizens of this state to make this happen. We are counting on you and your fellow senators in the senate, democrat and republican, to ensure our trust in the integrity of maintaining free, fair, and honest elections. If not, I fear mob violence, fraud, and coercion will determine who your successors will be. Worse, my children will not enjoy a safe, free, country to live in.

Disinformation and Deceit
By Ramblin’ Rose

Ignorance is not bliss! Disinformation (“false information with the intention to deceive public opinion”) is deceit. American voters are not ignorant, but the MSM, aka legacy media, treated them like “irredeemable deplorables, rubes and chumps.”

The Media Research Center (MRC) released the findings of an explosive study just three weeks after the November 3rd election. Their findings indicate a complete reversal of the claims of the legacy media following the shocking tallies of November 4th. The subversion of just three Biden scandals and five stories from the lengthy list of Trump achievements altered the outcome of the election.

MRC President Brent Bozell provided his interpretation of the data. “The national news media stole this election, as far as I’m concerned, they deliberately stole it from President Trump.”

The poll was conducted in Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin among 1750 Biden voters. An unbelievable 82% of them were unaware of at least one of the stories; some had not heard of any of them. 17% of them would not have voted for Biden had they known of the scandal vs. the accomplishments.

If the voting machines, dumped fake ballots, ballot harvesting, destroyed Trump ballots, etc. did not steal this election, the more than 90% negative stories about President Trump, the censorship by Big Tech, and the coverup of three Biden scandals and five outstanding achievements by President Trump certainly did.
This graphic would have been the reality of the vote IF the electorate had not been kept in the dark. President Trump would have been the undisputed winner. Many Biden followers were duped. We all will suffer from their ignorance. I repeat: Ignorance is not bliss.

Biden predicted the “winter of darkness” during the second presidential debate. Did he know the impact that the disinformation would have on the destruction of our president and our nation? He did admit to the most extensive voter fraud scheme in history:

If you needed proof that Democrats hate Trump supporters, this article provides that proof. The article is written by Dahlia Lithwick of Slate Magazine. The article is titled “Trump Is No Longer the Problem. His Army of Followers Is.”

The article isn’t about unveiling new information to people. It’s mostly a diatribe from someone with the mind of a child. Think of a child going through terrible 2s. Then think of the writer as someone with a temper. Finally, think of Lithwick as not that bright but definitely that insistent that she’s right. I won’t subject LFR’s readers to Lithwick’s diatribe. This paragraph is sufficient:

But even if we stipulate that Trump is a distraction from moving on, there is another reason we cannot be free of this persistent anxiety: Ugliness and lawlessness and norms violations did not end with the election, and they are not limited to Trump’s tweets or telephone calls. The disease has spread. And even as we should be moving on, acts of transparent racism, defiance of norms of governance, and clownish court performances by Trump surrogates all signal that, for the army of Trump enthusiasts, enablers, and imitators, law continues to be an afterthought—a sand trap limited to suckers, losers, and Democrats. The Republican Party is still insisting that it is a law unto itself. That part isn’t over, or even slowing. It is simply instantiated into more overt forms. Yes, yes we should ignore Trump, and Trump himself is ever-more ignorable. But his enablers and imitators are not slouching away quietly.

What drivel. It isn’t a stretch to think that Democrats are the party that believes in passing, but not enforcing, laws. They did virtually nothing in Minneapolis, NYC, then Seattle and Portland when the rioting started. I’d love hearing Ms. Lithwick explain how enabling rioting and destruction of family businesses isn’t a “defiance of norms of governance.” That happened in Democrat-run cities. It didn’t happen in Republican-run cities.

Democrats said that there wasn’t widespread voter fraud. That’s true. It’s found in Atlanta, Dane County, WI, Detroit, Milwaukee and Philadelphia. Don’t say that there isn’t evidence of that, either. Sidney Powell outlines it a little in this presentation:

About 2:25 in, Powell talked about spikes that corresponded with testimony provided in the affidavits that are sworn out under penalty of perjury. Powell then said that the spikes were straight up, not at a steep diagonal angle.

To summarize, Democrats think that President Trump and his supporters are problematic. Further, it’s clear that they think we need to be gotten rid of in a political sense. Going back to their deep state ways, mixed with their globalist, China-pandering ways, is the best path forward.

During a tour-de-force presentation this afternoon, Rudy Giuliani presented a lengthy list of evidence of systematic voter fraud encompassing multiple battleground states. The news conference was part scolding of the MSM for being totally incurious about the system that Democrats have allegedly put together, part presentation of signed affidavits from people with firsthand information from the vote-counting locations.

It’s especially disheartening that FNC wrote “His descriptions largely entailed recitations of allegations put forth in several lawsuits that the Trump campaign has filed. Former Vice President Joe Biden is the projected winner in the contest, but the Trump campaign is contesting those calls, raising concerns in several battleground states.” These weren’t “recitations of allegations put forth in several lawsuits.” Giuliani cited specific affidavits, which are sworn out under penalty of perjury. I expect that sloppiness from CNN or the NYTimes. I expect better from FNC because I’ve gotten better from FNC in the past.

Later in the article, the reporter contradicted himself:

[Giuliani] cited sworn affidavits from cases in Pennsylvania and Michigan from poll workers who spoke about instructions from supervisors. One affidavit said that workers in Pennsylvania were instructed to assign ballots without names to random people, resulting in thousands of people in Pittsburgh showing up to the polls to find that votes had been cast in their names.

Another affidavit said that a supervisor in Michigan instructed workers to change the dates on absentee ballots to show that they arrived earlier than they had. An affidavit also claimed that workers were told not to request photo identification from Michigan voters, even though state law requires it.

Giuliani also said that approximately 100,000 absentee ballots in Wisconsin should have been deemed invalid because there were no applications for them. President-elect Joe Biden leads President Trump in that state by roughly 20,000 votes. “If you count the lawful votes, Trump won Wisconsin,” Giuliani said.

These aren’t allegations. They’re eyewitness testimony from people who witnessed the law not being followed.

It’s time that the MSM paid attention to these details. Saying that the Trump campaign hasn’t collected evidence of wrongdoing is BS. It’s a fabrication on steroids. This isn’t acceptable in a developed nation. If the judiciary sanctions this level of fraud, we might as well disband the judiciary because our system of checks and balances will have disappeared.

DFL Senate candidate Aric Putnam is now leading Republican Jerry Relph in the Minnesota Senate District 14 race. He’s leading by 277 votes after trailing by more than 1,000 votes Wednesday morning. Suddenly a batch of mail-in ballots were found and Putnam’s fortunes changed. According to the Stearns County Auditor, there’s a set of 4,200+ mail-in ballots out there that nobody knows where they came from.

That’s a 1,300+ vote swing in 4,200 ballots. Further, the chain of custody on these ballots can’t be corroborated. They should be thrown out since the integrity of the ballots is suspect. This is part of an email chain between Stearns County Commissioner candidate Jeff Johnson and a local official:

Saying that the odds of making up 1,300+ votes in a batch of, at most, 4,200 ballots isn’t high is understatement. Saying that this is common DFL practice isn’t controversial. It’s as surprising as finding out that Chicago or Philadelphia elections aren’t always legitimate.

After factoring in chain of custody irregularities, the likelihood of shenanigans increases. I can’t repeat enough that these ballots should be thrown out since we don’t know if they’re legitimate. Further, there isn’t a way of determining whether they’re legitimate. How can a judge rule these ballots legitimate without a form of chain of custody?

It’s important to remember that these are allegedly absentee ballots. There’s a painstaking process that absentee ballots go through for verification. These ballots don’t come close to meeting that standard.

According to Reuters, voting fraud is “extremely rare.” Reuters is either dishonest or stupid. This Heritage Foundation study suggests that Reuters isn’t honest.

According to Heritage, “Although talk of voter fraud may be increasing because of the stakes in the 2020 election, The Heritage Foundation’s election fraud database has been around for four years. With the addition of our latest batch of cases, we are up to 1,285 proven instances of voter fraud.” Heritage next states that “Heritage’s database is by no means comprehensive. It doesn’t capture all voter fraud cases and certainly doesn’t capture reported instances that aren’t even investigated or prosecuted. The database is intended to demonstrate the vulnerabilities in the election system and the many ways in which fraud is committed.”

When President Trump talks about voter fraud within the mail-in voting system, the MSM treats his statements like the statements of a lunatic. Other Democrats treat him like he’s a little green man from Mars. Since the MSM treats CNN’s Jim Acosta like he’s a legitimate reporter, it isn’t surprising that few people take the MSM’s characterizations seriously.

This article highlights the MSM’s bias:

These groups have helped lead a larger movement in the Republican Party that has seen states pass restrictions on voting, including strict voter identification laws passed by nine states since 2005. They have sought purges of voter rolls that could disproportionately affect minority voters, who tend to vote for the Democratic Party, according to voting-rights advocates and election officials who have opposed these efforts.

When I worked at Fingerhut years ago, one of the things we’d deal with was the NCOA data. NCOA was the acronym for the Post Office’s National Change Of Address system. Each day, we would create a tape containing the new addresses of people that moved.

One of the requirements of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 was the creation of Statewide Voter Registration Systems in each state. HAVA requires the timely updating of the SVRS.

The Reuters article didn’t address the lawsuits won by Judicial Watch that required the cleaning up of voter roles in multiple states. Apparently, some counties see the timely updating of their SVRS as an option, not as a requirement. HAVA is quite clear; timely updating of the SVRS is a requirement. We know from videos like this that voter fraud exists:

The usual excuse is that voter fraud isn’t widespread. That’s an important admission. For years, Democrats insisted that it didn’t happen. Period. What’s more important than whether voter fraud is widespread is whether the party committing voter fraud flips the majority because of the fraud or whether the party maintains their majority because of the fraud.

It’s obvious that Democrats want to abuse the early voting system this year. That’s why Hillary instructed Joe Biden not to concede on election night under any circumstances. That’s only the start of cleaning up elections, though. What’s also required is the elimination of universal mail-out voting. If states want to vote by mail, they should be required to send out ballots upon request only.

This website shows the different starting dates for early voting and absentee voting. Saying that it’s a mish-mash is understatement. Since the federal government has a legitimate interest in federal election integrity, it should have the right to establish legally binding guidelines.

For instance, people shouldn’t be allowed to vote until after the first presidential debate. Federal law should reflect that principle. Alabama doesn’t have a law that allows early voting but it allows in-person absentee voting. By coincidence, in-person absentee voting starts today. In-person absentee voting ends in Alabama on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020. That’s virtually 2 months of voting. By contrast, Massachusetts allows early voting, which starts on Saturday Oct. 17, 2020 and ends on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020.

If a state wants to do vote-by-mail, the federal government has the right to keep things orderly. Currently, different states have different end dates. That’s fine within certain parameters. What’s required for election integrity is certainty. For instance, the federal government should have the right to tell vote-by-mail states that those states must require that those ballots be returned 1 week before Election Day and that they must start counting them before Election Day.

The notion that states should have a leisurely system for voting is stupid. It sacrifices election integrity on the altar of election enfranchisement. It’s worth reminding people that the only people voting are adults. The nation has the right to expect adults to be able to follow straightforward rules. Period. Full stop. Giving people time to vote is fine. Giving people essentially 2 months to vote isn’t required. Further, if the voting time is reduced from 2 months to 3 weeks, voters won’t get disenfranchised. Finally on this subject, requiring that vote-by-mail ballots be received a week before Election Day isn’t an unreasonable burden.

An adult who can’t fit voting into a 3 week period isn’t a motivated voter. If the individual isn’t motivated to vote, society shouldn’t care if the individual votes. The job of politicians is to make life fair. Giving a registered adult 3 weeks to vote it totally fair.

Finally, for vote-by-mail only states, their voters should be required to get their ballots in a week before Election Day. Citizens have the right to a peaceful transfer of power. That require an election without drama. The system that the Democrats want is fraught with peril. The goal should be a fair election that gives registered voters the time to vote while still guaranteeing election security.

Having a system that the judiciary is required to make rulings on isn’t a system that we should aspire to. It’s a system that We The People should immediately reject. Anyone that rejects this proposed system isn’t interested in election integrity. They’re interested in chaotic elections.

John Solomon’s latest article provides proof positive that voter fraud is real. Notice that I didn’t say it vehemently alleges voter fraud. Instead, I said that it “provides proof positive” that it is real.

The first case mentioned is from Philadelphia:

Philly Fraud Case Expands

The U.S. Justice Department this past week charged former Democratic congressman Michael Myers with stuffing ballot boxes, bribing an elected official, falsifying records, obstructing justice and voting multiple times in federal elections in Philadelphia. Myers was the second official charged in the scheme.

Domenick DeMuro, a Democratic ward chairman in that city, admitted in a plea deal that he had “fraudulently stuffed the ballot box by literally standing in a voting booth and voting over and over, as fast as he could, while he thought the coast was clear,” prosecutors said.

That’s called a finding of fact. This isn’t an allegation. Further, there’s proof that federal or local prosecutors threatened to terrorize DeMuro’s family if he didn’t confess to a crime he didn’t commit.

Then there’s this:

New Jersey mail-in ballot scheme exposed

Four New Jersey residents, including one city council member and one city councilmen-elect in Patterson, N.J., were charged last month in what state officials was a mail-in ballot fraud scheme. The four were charged with multiple crimes including voting fraud, tampering with public records and unauthorized possession of multiple vote-by-mail ballots.

This won’t end well for these elected officials. The trial hasn’t started but there’s lots of evidence against the 4 N.J. residents to convict them.

Alabama Absentee Fraud

In 2019, former Gordon, Ala., Mayor Elbert Melton was convicted of absentee ballot fraud in a mayoral race he won by just 16 votes. Melton was sentenced recently to one year in prison and two years of probation after his conviction on charges of absentee ballot fraud and second-degree theft of property.

I could extend this but I’ll close with this:

Wisconsin county supervisor admits to ballot fraud

Former Milwaukee County Supervisor Peggy West, 47, pleaded guilty in 2018 to election fraud for falsifying signatures on petitions to qualify for the spring election. Prosecutors said several people whose names appear on West’s nomination petition told a detective they never signed. Two even said the printed name next to their bogus signatures were not spelled correctly.

It’s worth your while to read the entire article.

Theoretically, only adults vote in elections. As such, we’re perfectly capable of voting in person. We understanding wearing a mask, social distancing and washing our hands frequently. This isn’t rocket science. Minor adjustments, at most, are required.

Al Franken’s stupidity and partisanship are fully displayed in this CNN op-ed. Early in the op-ed, Franken writes “When your opponent is digging himself a hole, you let him keep digging. By design or necessity, Joe Biden has laid low since we all sheltered in place, allowing President Donald Trump to turn the November election into a referendum on Donald Trump. And right now, Donald Trump appears to be losing badly to Donald Trump.”

This is what I’d expect from an idiot like Franken. Franken apparently hasn’t figured out that Biden’s dementia has robbed him of an ability to look plausible. Apparently, Franken isn’t bright enough to figure out that the rioting and looting are losing issues for Democrats in battleground states. It’s obvious that Franken is discounting the economic recovery that’s already underway thanks to the steps President Trump put in place.

While I don’t have the official data that proves the start of the COVID economic recovery, the signs are getting impossible to miss. Consumer confidence is rising. Millions of jobs are getting created. Home sales are going up. Oil prices have recovered, which wouldn’t happen if the economy is still contracting.

After reading this, I’m wondering if Franken has used his brain lately:

The first, of course, is that a Trump victory would be a disaster for everything Democrats hold dear. Here’s a short list — democracy, economic justice, social justice and justice. That leaves out a whole bunch — for instance, providing health care for all Americans and global warming. Stuff like that.

Secondly, between now and November, Trump and the Republicans will do everything they can to cheat. That means using every tool possible to suppress votes, including a full court press to prevent vote-by-mail, even if we are still deep in the throes of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Third, if Trump loses a close election, he may very well refuse to leave.

Franken’s right about something. A second Trump victory “would be a disaster for everything Democrats hold dear.” That, though, would be a positive thing for the nation. Another Trump victory would mean 4 more years of hitting China hard for the Chinese Communist Party’s corruption and deception. Another Trump victory would mean 4 more years of a soaring economy that works for everyone. Another Trump victory means that Republicans would expose Democrats as being weak on crime and defense, economically illiterate and that they talk a better game about the middle class than they deliver.

Next, President “Trump and the Republicans” won’t try to cheat. Sen. Franken should check with the NJ Attorney General. Democrats, not Republicans, committed voter fraud, mostly through the Vote-By-Mail, aka VBM, system in Paterson, NJ. People in glass houses should carelessly throw stones around.

Third, it’s time to retire the ‘Trump won’t leave if he loses’ line. Hillary still hasn’t accepted the results of the 2016 election. This is the worst case of projection in the history of partisan politics.

Then again, Franken’s brain is likely too fried from all the drugs he’s used during his SNL days:

This Strib editorial highlights the conflation games that the DFL is famous for. On Independence Day, the Strib Editorial Board published this editorial. The deception of the Editorial Board is obviously intentional.

The Editorial Board’s editorial opens by saying “Call it absentee voting or mail-in voting, but the practice of sending in a ballot rather than casting it in person is nearly as old as the republic and, until recently, relatively noncontroversial.” It isn’t plausible that the Editorial Board wouldn’t know the distinct difference between absentee voting and mail-in voting.

In the 4th paragraph, the Strib Editorial Board’s editorial continues, saying “That makes the polarization we are seeing over mail-in voting not only maddening but downright frightening. President Donald Trump continues to spread baseless lies about mail-in voting, calling it corrupt even though he, his vice president and others close to him have relied on it for years.”

The ‘counterpoint’ editorial makes a distinction between absentee voting and mail-in voting:

Now, the mail-in voting being proposed by more and more Democrats as we near the November election is different. It refers to a system where registered voters statewide automatically receive a mail ballot, which is sent to their address before Election Day and filled out by the voter before being sent to a designated vote counting location by Election Day.

The Editorial Board fails to make this distinction.

What’s astonishing is that the Strib Editorial Board didn’t mention this information:

Paterson City Councilman Michael Jackson, Councilman-Elect Alex Mendez, Shelim Khalique and Abu Razyen have been charged with criminal conduct involving mail-in ballots during the election. “Today’s charges send a clear message: If you try to tamper with an election in New Jersey, we will find you and we will hold you accountable,” Grewal said in a statement. “We will not allow a small number of criminals to undermine the public’s confidence in our democratic process.”

In other words, the chances for fraud is significant. In a state where it’s likely that a U.S. Senate seat was stolen in 2008, it’s quite understandable that Minnesotans are skeptical of mail-in voting.

The upcoming elections pose challenges not encountered in modern times. The prospect of voters lining up for long periods, maybe wearing masks, maybe social distancing, maybe not, to use the same, small voting booths and handle the same marking pens is daunting indeed. Then there’s the danger to the 30,000 volunteers needed to spend hours inside schools, churches, community centers and other indoor spaces to help process ballots.

The DFL message on mail-in voting is clear. The DFL is saying that ‘in-person voting is difficult, people’s lives might be put at risk and each voter would be required to practice proper hygiene.’

That’s BS. Adults are perfectly capable of social distancing. Likewise, adults are perfectly capable of wearing masks and washing their hands before and after filling out their ballots. It requires a little extra effort but it isn’t that difficult. For those who truly would be put in danger, they can apply for an absentee ballot. Absentee ballot applications and ballots aren’t difficult to obtain. Different states’ laws vary but they’re relatively simple to obtain:

It’s time to stop treating adults like children. That rule doesn’t apply to Joe Biden, however.