According to Webster: fraud, n. A deception deliberately practiced in order to secure unfair or unlawful gain.
Voter Fraud In the News
By Dan Collins
– November 22, 2011, Posted in: Featured Stories
At the DC:
Top Democrats are aggressively pushing the claim that Republicans’ worries about voter fraud are an insincere excuse to suppress voting by African-Americans and Hispanics.
But former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis told The Daily Caller that anti-fraud measures are needed to protect African-Americans from corrupt political bosses — many of them African-Americans themselves — who run Democratic Party machines in the South.
On Nov. 14, progressive Democratic Reps. John Conyers, Steny Hoyer, Jerrold Nadler, Keith Ellison, Steve Cohen, Marcia Fudge and Emanuel Clearer, the chair of the Congressional Black Caucus — along with representatives from several advocacy groups — held a meeting to complain about what they say is the danger posed by laws that require voters to identify themselves.
Artur Davis is unimpressed.
Davis goes on to say that voter fraud is widespread throughout black-majority wards in the South.
The Hollywood producer and screenwriter of the movie Jack and Jill, Bettina Sofia Viviano, believes that caucus fraud was an essential component of Obama’s strategy to defeat Hillary Clinton in 2008:
Bettina: Back in 2008, I had never even voted in my life. I wasn’t registered to vote, and I probably didn’t even know how many Congressman the US has. I knew that, being in the film business, I was supposed to be a far left Democrat or face being blackballed and abused by my colleagues. So, I just didn’t bother with it. Why bother if you really have no choice anyway?
Then a writer/director client of mine, a Democrat, called me and asked me if I wanted to produce a documentary about voter fraud in the Democratic Primary with her. She had received a phone call from a very well known Congressional Investigator in Washington, who told her that the Hillary campaign had launched serious allegations against the Obama campaign for caucus fraud. We saw a letter from Hillary’s lawyer in DC, Lynn Utrecht, and sure enough there was something there.
When the director, Gigi Gaston, first told me about this… I couldn’t have been less interested. Really? Caucus fraud? Who cares. I wasn’t political and I didn’t have a dog in the Hillary/Obama race anyway. However, it was one of those split second decisions that changes the entire course of one’s life. For some reason, I agreed to do it and my life has never been the same. What we saw… the ugly, vicious, nasty voter fraud committed by the Obama camp, the DNC and ACORN, has scarred me for life. The entire time we were going across the country interviewing people who had experienced and witnessed the fraud, I could only feel that America was a third world, banana republic like Cuba. In fact Brad Sherman, a California Congressman, told one of my partners on the film that “there was so much fraud in the Democratic Primary that we look like a banana republic.” He of course refused to say it on camera, but they all knew what happened. All of them. And the fact that no one stood up against this fraud, and in many instances criminal acts, appalled me. What they did to Mrs. Clinton was beyond disgraceful, and in the end we proved that by all accounts she really did win the nomination. Imagine what a different country this would be right now had she won. She might be a far left Democrat like Obama, but the big differences are that she is competent and doesn’t hate this country as he does.
An example of how the fraud is practiced has emerged out of a group’s inspection of voter registration documents in Wisconsin, where State Senator Lena Taylor’s mother ran a non-profit group home, the now defunct Mother Delta’s Love House, out of a property owned by the Senator. The number of voters registered from the address, 36, far exceeds what the property is zoned to accommodate. Out of that number, at least 23 people voted, and the Senator’s mother (also named Lena Taylor) was at the polls to “vouch” for them, including a convicted felon and a voter who seems actually to reside in Illinois. I’m sure that the DoJ will be right on it.
Sean Hackbarth outlines a related plan at the NLRB to ram through pro-union “ambush election” rules. At the Examiner, Anthony Martin outlines the possible FBI involvement in Fast and Furious, and hints at a much broader conspiracy dating back to the Clinton administration. I wouldn’t mention it, because it seems far-fetched, but that I have found Martin to be reliable, and, contrary to what Cass Sunstein would have us fed . . . conspiracy theories do sometimes turn out to be true. (Source, conservativecommune.com)
Interesting? .. I suppose it would depend on whether or not, one is a common sense conservative, or a left-wing idealistic progressive liberal?
The Real Voter Fraud Scandal – Conservatives are trying to restrict and distort the will of the voters in an effort to win the next election before votes are even cast
By Robert Schlesinger
October 6, 2011 RSS Feed Print
Well over a year before the 2012 presidential election, there’s a battle going on over next year’s ballots—how they’ll count and who will get to cast them. At stake is an attempt to distort the voters’ will by twisting the rule of law.
Most recently, Pennsylvania has been the focus of this battle. Dominic Pileggi, the state Senate majority leader, wants to change the way the Keystone State distributes its electoral votes, divvying them up according to how each presidential candidate performed in each congressional district, with the remaining two electoral votes going to the candidate who won the popular vote.
So while Barack Obama’s 55 percent of the vote in Pennsylvania in 2008 netted him all 21 of its electoral votes, the Pileggi plan would have shaved that figure to 11 electors. (Nationwide, Obama won 242 congressional districts while John McCain got 193.) The change would be even sharper as Pennsylvania’s new congressional map is expected to have 12 of the state’s 18 seats drawn to favor the GOP. Obama could win a majority of the Keystone vote again but only score eight of the state’s 20 electors. Do we really want to bring gerrymandering into presidential elections?
The politics here aren’t obscure: Every Democrat since Bill Clinton in 1992 has won Pennsylvania. This is a naked attempt to undercut Democratic nominees. (And while Pennsylvania would join Nebraska and Maine with such a law, Nebraska Republicans are trying to return to the unit rule after Obama won a single elector there in 2008.) But the Pennsylvania gerrymander gambit is only one aspect of a broader push to rig the game.
The 2010 elections marked a huge shift in control of state legislatures from Democrats to Republicans. The result, according to Tova Wang, a Senior Democracy Fellow at the progressive think tank Demos, has been “an attack on voting rights in this country like we haven’t seen in years and years.”
So far this year, bills have been introduced in at least 38 state legislatures designed to make it harder for Americans to exercise their right to vote. Fourteen have actually enacted such laws, according to a report released this week by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law, which found that the new rules could make it “significantly harder for more than five million eligible voters to cast ballots in 2012.” As Rolling Stone reported recently, Kansas and Alabama, for example, now require proof of citizenship to register to vote; Florida and Texas have raised barriers to groups like the League of Women Voters conducting voter registration drives; Florida and Iowa barred ex-felons from voting, instantly removing nearly 200,000 voters from their states’ rolls; Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia have cut back on early voting; and Maine repealed its law allowing citizens to register and vote on Election Day or on the two business days immediately preceding it (even though GOP Gov. Paul LePage had himself used that law to register the day before the 1982 election).
Perhaps the GOP’s most popular vote suppression tool is a set of new laws requiring voters to present photo identification before they cast ballots. Seven states—Alabama, Kansas, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin—have enacted such measures this year. At first glance this may seem reasonable. Who doesn’t have a valid photo ID? The answer may surprise you. A 2006 study by the Brennan Center found that 11 percent of U.S. citizens lack one, a figure in line with a 2005 report by an election reform federal commission which suggested 12 percent of U.S. citizens lack driver’s licenses. Drilling down, the Brennan Center found that the groups worst off in this regard tend to be core Democratic constituencies: 25 percent of voting age African-Americans and 15 percent of voting age citizens who make less than $35,000 annually lack valid photo IDs. (Source, usnews.com)
Editorial: Boo-Hoo! “In my considered opinion,” ..if a man or woman is so inapt and uninvolved in the world around them, that they do not possess a photo ID, then again, “In my considered opinion,” ..that individual, “man, woman or child” is in no way, ..shape or form ..competent to participate in an enterprise as important as the election of a man or woman to represent America. When we, “We the People” allow “sloth, ignorance and incompetence” to participate, ..we get, “sloth, ignorance, and incompetence” ..as lamentably represented by the present occupier of the Oval Office, Barack Obama.
According to Webster: ig·no·rance (in context) n. The condition of being unaware, or uninformed.
According to Webster: in·com“pe·tence, (in context) Inadequate for or unsuited to a particular purpose or application.
According to Webster: sloth, Aversion to work or exertion; laziness; indolence.
Or as I personally prefer..
Any of various slow-moving, arboreal, edentate mammals of the family Obamadypodidae
Think about it, I’ll be back tomorrow