During the 2004 Presidential Election, there were many calls of voter fraud on both sides of the aisle. Now almost two years after the election the truth is starting to emerge from the background noise of national events. The group, American Center for Voting Rights has now released the results of a non-partisan report on the numerous voting irregularities during the 2004 elections. The results might surprise some but not many who actually followed events closely up to the day of the election. Read on brave souls and pass the Kleenex to the weeping lefties.
According to a recent poll by Rasmussen Reports, about 59 percent of Americans believed that there was "a lot" or "some" fraud in American elections. Professor Richard L. Hasen reported this in his testimony before The Commission on Federal Election Reform (Carter-Baker Commission), on
The report opens with the following indictment against the Democrat Party and its operatives.
While Democrats routinely accuse Republicans of voter intimidation and suppression, neither party has a clean record on the issue. Instead, the evidence shows that Democrats waged aggressive intimidation and suppression campaigns against Republican voters and volunteers in 2004. Republicans have not been exempt from similar criticism in this area, as alleged voter intimidation and suppression activity by GOP operatives led the Republican National Committee to sign a consent decree repudiating such tactics in 1982. However, a careful review of the facts shows that in 2004, paid Democrat operatives were far more involved in voter intimidation and suppression efforts than their Republican counterparts were. Examples include:
- Paid Democrat operatives charged with slashing tires of 25 Republican get-out-the-vote vans in
on the morning of Election Day. Milwaukee
- Misleading telephone calls made by Democrat operatives targeting Republican voters in
with the wrong date for the election and faulty polling place information. Ohio
- Intimidating and deceiving mailings and telephone calls paid for by the DNC threatening Republican volunteers in
with legal action. Florida
- Union-coordinated intimidation and violence campaign targeting Republican campaign offices and volunteers resulting in a broken arm for a GOP volunteer in
The report then takes an even harder tack against the supposed “nonpartisan” groups that attempted to “help” people to vote and exercise their rights. Take a look at some of the examples below.
- Joint task force in Wisconsin found “clear evidence of fraud in the Nov. 2 election in Milwaukee,” including more than 200 felon voters, more than 100 double voters and thousands more ballots cast than voters recorded as having voted in the city.
- NAACP National Voter Fund worker in Ohio paid crack cocaine in exchange for a large number of fraudulent voter registration cards in names of Dick Tracy, Mary Poppins and other fictional characters.
- Former ACORN worker said there was “a lot of fraud committed” by group in Florida, as ACORN workers submitted thousands of fraudulent registrations in a dozen states across the country, resulting in a statewide investigation of the group in Florida and multiple indictments and convictions of ACORN/Project Vote workers for voter registration fraud in several states.
The most interesting thing to me in the report was the acknowledgement of the Democratic “play book” of making accusations of fraud when none existed. If fact every single accusation detailed in the report against the Republican Party was proven false. As an American who values the right to vote, I wish I could say the same for the incidents in the report that involved either members of the Democratic Party or their paid operatives. In fact, due to the loophole of campaign finance laws and loose enforcement of voter registration, “nonpartisan” groups account for much of the voter fraud that is documented in the report. Here are some examples of Democratic misbehavior as well as some by the “nonpartisan” groups.
(A) Five Democrat Operatives In
So what does this tell us about the desperation of the Democratic Party and their operatives? If they are willing to go to these extremes in a Presidential election then the gloves will surely be off for the coming mid-term elections. If anyone thinks that the Democrats will not lie, cheat, and steal to “embarrass” the President with a mid-term slide in the House and the Senate is simply not living in reality. The point is really that our right as Americans to vote for our representation is very much in danger, from both sides of the Democrat Party, the centrist pretenders like Hillary Clinton and the far lefties such as MoveOn.org.
So what should be done before the right to vote is cheaply exchanged like a pack of cigarettes in the county jailhouse? The election fraud loopholes must be closed so that groups like the NAACP and ACORN cannot pay for votes and be allowed to submit fraudulent voter registrations to pack the voter rolls with illegal votes. The Democratic Party should make a similar pledge to what the Republican National Committee did in 1982. The people that would follow the Democrats lead and take up the cause of voter fraud have been removed from any connection to the Republican Party many years ago. It is time for the Democrats to clean house and do the same. We cannot count on any meaningful election law reform from Congress as no one on either side of the aisle has the political capital to spend on such a task. Even as I write this post, our voting rights in the 2006 mid-term elections are at risk. Here are some recent events that foretell another round of voter fraud.
Hundreds Of People Under Investigation For Vote Fraud. (Susan Greene and Karen E. Crummy, “Voter Fraud Probed In State,” The
Man Gets Girlfriend To Sign Up Friends To Vote 40 Times, And 25 Times Herself. (“Investigation Reveals Potentially Fraudulent Voter Forms,” The Associated Press,
Twenty Counties “Appear To Have More Registered Voters Than Residents Eligible To Vote.” (Erin Cox and Jeffrey A. Roberts, “Repeats Fill Voter Rolls,” The
Authorities Launched Statewide Vote Fraud Investigation. (Lucy Morgan, “Group Faces Accusations Of Broken Voting Laws,”
Former Voter Registration Campaign Employee Admits “A Lot Of Fraud Committed” In
Hundreds Of Voter Registration Cards Found In Trunk Of Man’s Car. (Patrick Sweeney, “Stash Of Voter Cards Probed,”
Folks we must be vigilant in defense of all our rights as American citizens lest the men and women who have fought and died for these rights come to have died in vain. Hopefully with the efforts of people such as the authors of this report, voter fraud will be a little harder to accomplish. Have a great day everyone.