Monday, August 15, 2005

Voting Fraud: It's The Democrat Way

Picture courtsey of The American Patriots.

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 April 18, 2005 in Washington, DC. The fact that voting fraud is unfortunately a way of life for certain groups within the American electorate. The ACVR was founded in response to the widespread disillusionment of the American voter and is charged with protecting the voting rights of every citizen. It is interesting to point out that the head of this non-partisan group is none other then Brian A. Lunde who used to the head the Democratic National Party. Therefore, those who think this groups report is just a Republican sponsored witch-hunt for Democrats who broke election laws, think again and take a long look in the mirror.

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 Milwaukee on the morning of Election Day.
  • Misleading telephone calls made by Democrat operatives targeting Republican voters in Ohio with the wrong date for the election and faulty polling place information.
  • Intimidating and deceiving mailings and telephone calls paid for by the DNC threatening Republican volunteers in Florida with legal action.
  • Union-coordinated intimidation and violence campaign targeting Republican campaign offices and volunteers resulting in a broken arm for a GOP volunteer in Florida.

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.

Vote fraud and voter registration fraud were significant problems in at least a dozen states around the county. Vote fraud is a reality in America that occurred not only in large battleground states like Wisconsin but also in places like Alabama and Kentucky. The record indicates that in 2004, voter registration fraud was mainly the work of so-called “nonpartisan” groups such as Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and NAACP National Voter Fund. Examples include:

  • 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 Milwaukee Charged With Slashing Tires Of Republican Vans On Morning Of Election Day. Footnotes: (60), (Exhibit E), (61), (62), (63), (64), (65), (66), (67), (68), (69).

(B) Court Issues Injunction Against Democrat Operatives Targeting Ohio Voters With Phone Calls Providing Deceptive Information to Voters. Footnotes: (70), (71), (Exhibit F), (72), (73), (74), (75), (76).

(C) Court Issues Injunction Against Democratic National Committee Ordering It To Stop Distributing Intimidating Materials To Republican Volunteers In Florida. Footnotes: (77), (Exhibit G), (78), (79), (Exhibit H), (80), (81), (82), (Exhibit I).

(D) Intimidating And Misleading Phone Calls To GOP Volunteers Made By President Bill Clinton And DNC General Counsel Joe Sandler In Florida. Footnotes: (83), (Exhibit J).

(E) Court Orders To Cease Voter Intimidation And Harassment In Ohio. Footnotes: (84), (Exhibit K), (85), (86).

(F) Ohio Court Ordered Democrat Polling Place Challengers To Remove Deceptive Arm Bands and Badges. Footnotes: (87), (Exhibit L).

(G) Violence Against Republican Volunteers In Philadelphia On Election Day. Footnotes: (88), (89), (Exhibit M), (90), (Exhibit N), (91).

(H) Union-Coordinated Violence And Intimidation Against Republican Campaign Offices And Volunteers. Footnotes: (92), (93), (94).

(I) Violence And Other Incidents of Intimidation

September 2, 2004: Gun Shot Fired Into Huntington, WV, Republican Headquarters. (95)

September 3, 2004: Windows Broken, Anti-Bush Messages Scrawled At Gallatin County, MT, Republican Headquarters. (96)

September 6, 2004: Huntington, WV, Republican Headquarters Egged. (97)

September 13, 2004: Swastika Drawn On Duluth, MN, Resident’s Lawn, Signs Also Defaced With Words “Nazi” And “Liar.” (98)

September 16, 2004: Community College Professor In Florida Punched Republican County Chairman In Face. (99)

September 22, 2004: West Elmira, NY, Resident Found Swastika Drawn On Bush Campaign Sign In His Yard. (100)

September 23, 2004: Office Ransacked During Break-In At Vilas County, WI, Republican Headquarters, Obscene Words And Graphic Pictures Sprayed On Campaign Signs. (101)

September 26, 2004: Windows Smashed And Signs Stolen At Oxford, MS, Bush-Cheney ‘04 Headquarters. (102)

October 1, 2004: Laptops Of Executive And Field Director Stolen From Bush-Cheney ‘04 Headquarters In Seattle, WA. (103)

October 1, 2004: Swastika Burned Into Front Yard Of Bush-Cheney ‘04 Supporter In Madison, WI. (104)

October 2, 2004: Collinsville, OH, Resident Chains Down Bush-Cheney ‘04 Signs After Several Signs Stolen And One Was Replaced With Kerry Sign. (105)

October 3, 2004: Burglary At Thousand Oaks, CA, Victory 2004 Headquarters Where Bush-Cheney ‘04 Banner Was Stolen From Outside Premises. (106)

October 5, 2004: Gun Shots Fired Into Knoxville, TN, Bush-Cheney ‘04 Office, Shattering Office’s Glass Front Doors. (107)

October 8, 2004: Two Men Were Caught On A Hidden Camera Tearing Down And Urinating On Bush-Cheney ‘04 Sign In Akron, OH. (108)

October 9, 2004: Oxnard, CA, Supporter Placing Bush-Cheney ‘04 In Yards Verbally Abused, Knocked Down And Had Signs Stolen. (109)

October 9, 2004: Bush-Cheney Signs Near Vail, CO, Cut In Half And Burned In “Ransacking.” (110)

October 10, 2004: Office Windows Broken And Field Director’s Laptop Bag and Purse Stolen In Burglary At Canton, OH, Victory Office. (111)

October 11, 2004: Windows Broken, Petty Cash Stolen And Computers Tampered With In Burglary At Spokane, WA, Victory 2004 Headquarters. (112)

October 13, 2004: Walls And Windows Of York, PA, Victory 2004 Headquarters Vandalized With Pro-Kerry Spray-Paint And Signs Outside Destroyed. (113)

October 13, 2004: Window Smashed At Laconia, NH, Victory 2004 Headquarters. (114)

October 13, 2004: Kerry Supporter Caught Stealing Bush Sign In Cape Girardeau, MO, Pulled Knife On Sign’s Owner And Was Arrested. (115)

October 15, 2004: Someone Destroyed Large Plywood Bush-Cheney ‘04 Sign, Then Tried To Smash Debris Though Glass Door Of Santa Fe, NM, Republican Party Headquarters. (116)

October 15, 2004: Someone Lined Window Sill With Bullet Casings At Littleton, NH, Republican Headquarters. (117)

October 16, 2004: Unknown Suspects Vandalized Large Bush-Cheney Campaign Sign In Hollister, CA, With Obscenities. (118)

October 17, 2004: Stickers Placed Over Windows Of Gettysburg, PA, Victory 2004 Headquarters. (119)

October 18, 2004: Eggs Thrown At Keene, NH, Victory 2004 Headquarters. (120)

October 18, 2004: 21 Protesters Arrested At Bush-Cheney ‘04 Campaign Headquarters In Arlington, VA. (121)

October 20, 2004: Rocks Thrown Through Windows At Multnomah County, OR, Republican Party Headquarters. (122)

October 21, 2004: Bomb Threat Made Against Lake Havasu, AZ, Republican Party Headquarters. (123)

October 21, 2004: Windows Smashed At Multnomah County Republican Party Headquarters In Portland, OR. (124)

October 22, 2004: Break-In Discovered At Cincinnati, OH, Victory 2004 Headquarters. (125)

October 22, 2004: Break-In Discovered At Flagstaff, AZ, Victory 2004 Headquarters. Perpetrators gained entry by throwing a cinder block through a plate glass window. (126)

October 22, 2004: Chunk Of Concrete Tossed Through Glass Door Of Republican Headquarters In Santa Cruz, CA. (127)

October 23, 2004: Two Kerry Supporters Arrested After Stealing Pro-Bush Signs From Activist And Pushing Police Officer At Edwards Rally In St. Petersburg, FL. (128)

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

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.

Colorado: Gubernatorial Campaign In 2006

Hundreds Of People Under Investigation For Vote Fraud. (Susan Greene and Karen E. Crummy, “Voter Fraud Probed In State,” The Denver Post, 3/24/05)

Man Gets Girlfriend To Sign Up Friends To Vote 40 Times, And 25 Times Herself. (“Investigation Reveals Potentially Fraudulent Voter Forms,” The Associated Press, 10/12/04)

Twenty Counties “Appear To Have More Registered Voters Than Residents Eligible To Vote.” (Erin Cox and Jeffrey A. Roberts, “Repeats Fill Voter Rolls,” The Denver Post, 10/19/04)

Florida: US Senate And Gubernatorial Campaigns In 2006

Authorities Launched Statewide Vote Fraud Investigation. (Lucy Morgan, “Group Faces Accusations Of Broken Voting Laws,” St. Petersburg Times, 10/22/04)

Former Voter Registration Campaign Employee Admits “A Lot Of Fraud Committed” In Florida. (Paige St. John, “Rumors Of Vote Fraud Rampant,” Florida Today, 10/2/04)

Pennsylvania: US Senate And Gubernatorial Campaigns In 2006

Philadelphia’s Voter Rolls Nearly Matched Census Estimates Of The Voting-Age Population. (Mary Claire Dale, “Election-Eve Song: Republicans Charge Fraud, Democrats Intimidation,” The Associated Press, 10/26/04)

Minnesota: US Senate And Gubernatorial Campaigns In 2006

Hundreds Of Voter Registration Cards Found In Trunk Of Man’s Car. (Patrick Sweeney, “Stash Of Voter Cards Probed,” St. Paul Pioneer Press, 10/8/04)

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.

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