The DFL, starting with Mark Ritchie but continuing with Gov. Dayton and corrupt special interest groups, insist that a) voter fraud doesn’t exist in Minnesota and b) Minnesota has the most corruption-proof elections in the nation. Both theories don’t withstand reality.

First, Rick Smithson’s testimony at the House Local Government and Elections Committee provides proof that voter impersonation voter fraud exists. Here’s his testimony:

RICK SMITHSON: We had an incident. I live in a small town of about 900 people and we had — I’m not sure. I called one of the city council members to ask him. It was between 10 and 13 people came into the same day registration table. And by the way, I election judge all the time so I’ve seen situations like this, not necessarily exactly like this but very similar ones.

On this particular night, between 10 and 13 people showed up for same day registration. They had all claimed that the local laundromat address as their residence. When we challenged it, we called the State Auditors Office and we were told that there was nothing we could do about it. We were told that we couldn’t interfere with their right to vote but we could make note of it.

A veteran election judge tried preventing “10 to 13 people” in a small town from voting because they all insisted that the local laundromat was their home address.

That’s Exhibit A that voter impersonation happens in Minnesota.

Here’s Exhibit B:

According to MN Secretary of State information, after the 2008 presidential election, about 26,000 postal verification cards sent to same day voter registrants were returned as undeliverable…no such person or no such address. Meantime, their votes were cast and counted! In total, during the 2008 calendar year, about 38,000 were returned as undeliverable.

What are the odds that tens of thousands of PVCs for same day registrants would get returned as undeliverable? More importantly, what are the odds that those undeliverable PVCs were innocent keying mistakes by the data entry staff? What’s the likelihood that these phantom voters were people committing voter fraud?

The DFL can insist that voter fraud doesn’t exist all it wants but that doesn’t mean proof of voter fraud doesn’t exist. It exists in abundance.

The only question that’s left is whether the Twin Cities media will continue to pretend that that proof doesn’t exist.

More on this subject:

Minnesota’s election system: no longer the gold standard, Part III
Another major vulnerability exposed in Minnesota’s election system
Smoking guns, Photo ID, voter fraud and corrupt organizations

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7 Responses to “How much proof of voter fraud will it require?”

  • Bob J. says:

    Aw, c’mon. There’s no voter fraud. The American Civil Liberals Union said so.

  • Susan says:

    Did Rick Smithson show an ID before testifying before the committee? Because a list of registered voters in Minnesota (public information) shows no Rick Smithson. Or Richard Smithson. Or Dick Smithson.

  • Gary Gross says:

    Watch the video. He’s an election judge.

  • Susan says:

    No, he says he “election judges all the time.” He did not say he was an election judge that day. He is testifying about what he says his city council member saw. But I want to know if Rick Smithson is his real name.

  • walter hanson says:


    Since the issue is the DFL doesn’t want people to show ID to vote then I guess you don’t have to show ID to do anything.

    And since you did a great job determining that a Dick Smithson couldn’t testify can you go over the Minnesota voter lists for us and identify all the illegal voters for us?

    Walter Hanson
    Minneapolis, MN

  • Jethro says:

    Quiz question of the day: Who stands to lose more illegal votes if voter ID passes?

    A. Republicans
    B. DFL
    C. Cannot be determined cuz there is no proof of voter fraud.

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