Archive for the ‘Voter Fraud’ Category

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.

When it comes to fighting corruption of all sorts, Tom Fitton’s Judicial Watch is downright impressive. Recently, Judicial Watch won their lawsuit against Los Angeles County. As the result of the lawsuit settlement, Los Angeles County has agreed to “sent notices to as many as 1.5 million inactive voters on its voter rolls. This mailing is a step toward removing the names of voters who have moved, died, or are otherwise ineligible to vote.”

That isn’t everything that California agreed to do:

The massive mailing is the result of a settlement agreement with Judicial Watch requiring the County to remove as many as 1.5 million inactive registrations. In addition, the California secretary of state has alerted other California counties to clean up their voter registration lists to comply with the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), as the secretary promised to do in that same settlement agreement.

Fitton talked about the lawsuit in this tweet:

Last night, Christopher Hahn, a former senior staffer for Chuck Schumer, insisted that we don’t have an illegal voter problem. I wasn’t surprised that another Schumer shill would lie on national TV on important matters like civil rights. I expect it. This settlement says that Schumer’s shill is full of it. Removing 3,500,000 names off voter rolls who shouldn’t be there is a huge thing.

Further, this isn’t a conspiracy theory. It’s a conspiracy. The 1,600,000 names improperly on LA County’s voter rolls clearly are a problem. As a result of this settlement, those figures become findings of facts. This isn’t conjecture. They aren’t theories. They’re as real as gravity.

I expect that other lawsuits will get filed by Judicial Watch and that they’ll win the vast majority of those lawsuits. LA County didn’t settle with Judicial Watch out of the goodness of their heart. They settled because they knew they were likely to lose.

When Hillary Clinton went on her dishonest rant about Republicans suppressing the vote in a speech at Texas Southern University, she verified that she was just another Democrat demagogue on the issue of race. Scott Walker is the latest GOP presidential candidate to expose her dishonesty:

Potential Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker knocked Hillary Clinton for being “firmly out of touch” on the issue of voting rights just days after the former secretary of state announced her proposals championing minority access to voting.

“In our state we have a photo ID requirement that would make it easy to vote and hard to cheat,” Walker told reporters Saturday at Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst’s Roast and Ride event. “And I think that’s a good example where her statements of late show that she’s firmly out of touch with I think where mainstream America is.”

When asked by a reporter about universal voter registration for the state of Wisconsin, Walker shrugged and shook his head, pointing instead to Wisconsin’s turnout records. “From our standpoint, we think we’ve got one of the most effective systems right now where we have one of the highest levels of voter participation,” Walker said. “We’ve got a pretty good system.”

Here’s what Hillary said at Texas Southern:

“Today, Republicans are systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting,” Clinton said Thursday at Texas Southern University in Houston, a historically black college. “What part of democracy are they afraid of?”

Folks, that’s demagoguery that only a Clinton or an Obama would have the chutzpah to say in public. If you wanted to be totally blunt about it, Hillary’s statement was an outright lie. Hillary knows that Republicans aren’t “systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting.” Here’s why she knows:

In the 2012 general election, Wisconsin had the second-highest voter-turnout rate in the nation with 73 percent of the population participating. The state trailed just behind Minnesota, which had a 76 percent turnout rate. Wisconsin also ranked second in the nation during the 2008 general election.

It’s amazing that Wisconsin’s voter participation rate was significantly higher than New York’s participation rate. According to this interactive website, Wisconsin’s participation rate in 2014 was 56.2%. New York’s was 28.2%. In 2012, New York’s participation rate was 53%. Wisconsin’s participation rate was 73%. In 2008, New York’s participation rate was 59% while Wisconsin’s participation rate was 72.4%.

In other words, Hillary is taking cheapshots at Wisconsin while New York’s participation rate was 20 points worse. It isn’t fair to say, though, that New York is “systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting” though it’s fair to say that Hillary isn’t really interested in increasing voter participation. She’s only interested in making sure minority voters turn out in 2016. Without them, she’s toast.

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Donna Brazile is a skilled Democratic propagandist. This article is proof of that. Check this out:

While a great deal of progress has been made over the years, today, we face new challenges to those who are eligible to vote, and some of the leading culprits of erecting barriers are running for president.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that Republicans are imposing new restrictions on the right to vote, restrictions that disproportionally affect African-Americans, Latinos, working Americans, seniors and America’s youth, the very groups the Voting Rights Act was formed to protect.

Actually, voting has never been easier. The poll tax is a thing of the past. More voting stations mean people have a place to vote closer to their homes. The only restriction that’s new, relatively speaking, is photo ID. That isn’t the only consideration worth consideration. Former Justice John Paul Stevens, writing the majority opinion in the Crawford v. Marion County Board of Elections lawsuit, wrote this:

“There is no evidence of extensive fraud in U. S. elections or of multiple voting, but both occur, and it could affect the outcome of a close election. The electoral system cannot inspire public confidence if no safeguards exist to deter or detect fraud or to confirm the identity of voters. Photo identification cards currently are needed to board a plane, enter federal buildings, and cash a check. Voting is equally important.”

Justice Stevens isn’t an archconservative. He said that election integrity is just as important as making voting easy. In his majority opinion, Justice Stevens cited how many routine activities require photo identification.

The myth that Democrats try to spread is that this is an unjust burden on minorities and the elderly. What they’re saying is that minorities and the elderly don’t have access to airports, cashing checks, buying certain types of over the counter medicines or entering federal buildings. That’s flimsier than a flimsy argument. Here’s another Democrat canard:

That’s the fundamental difference between Democrats and the current GOP presidential field. As Democrats, we believe in the right of every eligible citizen to vote and have that vote counted; we are fighting to expand and protect the right to vote, while Republicans are doing just the opposite.

That’s plain BS. Republicans want every eligible citizen to vote. It’s just that we’re committed to making sure that people that aren’t eligible to vote can’t vote. Democrats aren’t committed to preventing voter disenfranchisement. That isn’t propaganda. That’s what Artur Davis witnessed firsthand:

I’ve changed my mind on voter ID laws; I think Alabama did the right thing in passing one; and I wish I had gotten it right when I was in political office.

When I was a congressman, I took the path of least resistance on this subject for an African American politician. Without any evidence to back it up, I lapsed into the rhetoric of various partisans and activists who contend that requiring photo identification to vote is a suppression tactic aimed at thwarting black voter participation.

The truth is that the most aggressive contemporary voter suppression in the African American community, at least in Alabama, is the wholesale manufacture of ballots, at the polls and absentee, in parts of the Black Belt.

Voting the names of the dead, and the nonexistent, and the too-mentally-impaired to function, cancels out the votes of citizens who are exercising their rights; that’s suppression by any light. If you doubt it exists, I don’t; I’ve heard the peddlers of these ballots brag about it, I’ve been asked to provide the funds for it, and I am confident it has changed at least a few close local election results.

Hillary’s speech at Texas Southern was given in an arena that was one-fourth full. Hillary knows that she’ll lose badly if she doesn’t have a large turnout in the minority community. Democrats always play the ‘Republicans are trying to stop you from voting’ card because it’s their only way of ramping up the turnout.

Last night, I watched the Almanac Roundtable debate featuring the candidates for Secretary of State. The lasting impression I left with was straightforward. Steve Simon is Mark Ritchie in an expensive suit. He’s thoroughly indoctrinated in liberal ideology with regards to voting fraud. The other thing about him is that he apparently thinks voters are incredibly stupid.

Let’s take that last one first. After Dan Severson highlighted the vulnerabilities of Minnesota’s election system, Rep. Simon replied, saying “Would Minnesota have the highest voter turnout rate in the nation if people didn’t trust it?” That’s a nice-sounding answer but it doesn’t have anything to do with whether the system is secure. The fact that Democrats continually talk about Minnesota’s election system as the nation’s gold standard is because they don’t want people checking out the details of whether the system is fraught with vulnerabilities.

Rep. Simon’s answer totally ignores the vulnerabilities in Minnesota’s voting system. I know more than a little about this since I wrote a series of articles highlighting those vulnerabilities. (See here, here, here and here.)

Part IV is particularly disturbing because it shows how protective the election machine is of their system:

Thanks to KSTP-TV’s reporting, we learned that cities threw “up legal roadblocks” to their investigation. We learned that Bloomington “even suggested that felony charges could be pursued against” KSTP-TV if they “reported what [they] found.”

A system that’s the gold standard for election participation shouldn’t threaten people examining the system. They especially shouldn’t threaten reporters investigating Minnesota’s election system. The thought that they’d throw up legal roadblocks and suggest that they’d file felony charges against KSTP’s reporters strongly suggests that Minnesota’s election system is anything but impervious to voter fraud.

The DFL says that there’s little proof of fraud existing. That isn’t true but let’s say it is. The video shows that there’s a number of vulnerabilities in the absentee ballot system. Why wouldn’t we want to eliminate those vulnerabilities?

Another of the DFL’s chanting points is that we should want high voter participation rates. That sounds nice but it comes with a catch. The insinuation always comes with the suggestion that everyone who requests a ballot should get a ballot. There’s never a mention that this should be done within the context of the requirements in Minnesota’s constitution.

Steve Simon doesn’t have Mark Ritchie’s history of corruption. Still, Simon is nothing if not a puppet doing the same things Mark Ritchie did. That’s a step sideways after a major step backwards in 2006. We don’t need Mark Ritchie in a better suit. We need a man of integrity who won’t blindly incorporate the DFL’s chanting points into Minnesota state statutes.

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According to this article, the DFL, specifically Phyllis Kahn’s attorney, is admittig that voter fraud exists:

And that same day, Kahn campaign attorney Brian Rice filed a petition with Hennepin County calling into question the voter registrations of about 140 people at a single address in the Minneapolis district. Hennepin County officials are preparing to perform an inquiry based on allegations in the petition.

According to the document, which provides a list of people who have registered their residence as 419 Cedar Avenue South in Minneapolis, that address is a mailbox facility. Apartments above the building that make up multiple addresses don’t contain any of the same names in their registry as those who are registered to vote at the address. It is illegal under Minnesota law for voters to cast a ballot outside of the districts they live in, and a voter registration must include a person’s place of residence as the listed address. “People have to be registered where they live, and you can’t live in a mailbox,” Rice said in an interview with Capitol Report. “You can’t register out of a mailbox and vote in Minnesota.”

This is delicious irony. For years, DFL demagogues insisted that voter fraud didn’t exist. They’d insist that Minneosta’s electio system was the gold standard for the nation. They’d insist that the recounts were proof of Minnesota’s great system.

Now that its ox that’s getting gored, however, the DFL is admitting that voter fraud exists. Brian Rice is right about the law. The people that registered to vote with this address are ineligible to vote. Period. The law is exceptioally clear. I say this without knowing how many of these registrants voted for Phyllis Kahn or Mohamud Noor. I say this without knowing what the outcome of the primary will be.

It’s irrelevant becaues the law is pretty straightforward. It isn’t ambiguous. It’s fair. If a candidate can’t win by obeying the rules, they don’t deserve to win.

This incident is proof that the DFL a) knew voter fraud existed, b) didn’t mind voter fraud as long as Republicans were the ones getting hurt and c) didn’t hesitate in lying in 2012 about the Photo ID amendment on the Minnesota ballot.

Now that we have proof positive that voter fraud exists and it’s hurting a DFL candidate, will the DFL finally admit that we need to tighten up our voting requirements? I’m betting against it. The DFL benefits from voter fraud more than it’s hurt by it. The only thing that’ll change things is if voters get fed up with voter fraud and elect legislators and a governor who support election reform.

That won’t happen with the DFL controlling the House or the Senate or if there’s a Democrat as governor. They’re the party that benefits from voter fraud. They’re corrupt enough to care only about winning. They’re the party that doesn’t care about disenfranchising legal voters.

That won’t change anytime soon.

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