One of the most sacred rights and responsibilities of American citizenship is voting. We are supposedly guaranteed one man-one vote, that every person’s vote is worth as much as every other person’s vote. If there is voter fraud, it reduces the impact of legitimately cast ballots.
Voter fraud exists
Sadly the political leftists and their sycophants in the media fight back against every effort to ensure that there are no illegal ballots cast. They fight against voter ID for voting but believe IDs should be required to enter a federal building, or simply to buy alcohol or tobacco products. Heck, I went to a lab for a blood test this morning and had to show a picture ID.
And now they fight against a president who rightly wants to stop unrestricted mail-in ballots and other liberal policies that can lead to voter fraud. They claim that election fraud doesn’t exist and it’s just a conservative excuse to disenfranchise minority voters.
Sorry liberals—while unicorns, monsters under your bed, and comb-overs that look good, do not exist–voter fraud does exist. Also true is the fact that the same folks who kept telling anyone who would listen that Russia rigged our elections and the Trump team helped, also swear to us that our elections are tamper-proof and cannot possibly be vulnerable to fraud. Not too hypocritical?
On Tuesday, May 26th, the same day that Twitter started using the liberal media to ‘fact-check’ President Trump about mail-in-ballot election fraud, the DOJ announced they are pressing charges against someone involved in absentee ballot voter fraud!
ELKINS, WEST VIRGINIA – Thomas Cooper, a mail carrier in Pendleton County, was charged today in a criminal complaint with attempted election fraud, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell announced.
Cooper, age 47, of Dry Fork, West Virginia, is charged with “Attempt to Defraud the Residents of West Virginia of a Fair Election.” According to the affidavit filed with the complaint, Cooper held a U.S. Postal Service contract to deliver mail in Pendleton County. In April 2020, the Clerk of Pendleton County received “2020 Primary Election COVID-19 Mail-In Absentee Request” forms from eight voters on which the voter’s party-ballot request appeared to have been altered.
The clerk reported the finding to the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office, which began an investigation. The investigation found five ballot requests that had been altered from “Democrat” to “Republican.” On three other requests, the party wasn’t changed, but the request had been altered.
Cooper was responsible for the mail delivery of the three towns from which the tampered requests were mailed: Onego, Riverton, and Franklin, West Virginia. According to the affidavit, Cooper admitted to altering some of the requests, saying it was a joke.
A joke? Not very funny.
I suppose that no one at Twitter did any research. Or at the very least, none of the Twitter big shots are on the DOJ mailing list (but I am).
That’s just one example. An outlier, right?
Well… here’s another, this one from the Philadelphia Inquirer:
A former judge of elections and Democratic committeeperson from South Philadelphia has pleaded guilty to accepting thousands of dollars in bribes to inflate the vote totals for three Democratic candidates for Common Pleas Court judge in 2015, and for other Democratic candidates for office in 2014 and 2016, U.S. Attorney William M. McSwain announced Thursday.
Domenick J. DeMuro, 73, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to deprive Philadelphia voters of their civil rights by fraudulently stuffing the ballot boxes for the judicial candidates and for other candidates seeking office in the 2014 and 2016 primary elections. And he admitted violating the Travel Act, which forbids the use of a cell phone to promote illegal activity, McSwain’s office said.
DeMuro didn’t even believe that screwing the voters was a big deal, either that or he’s a cheap date. He didn’t ask for much money to commit election fraud. The guy was only paid between $300 and $5,000 for each election per the report.
Okay, that’s only two cases—big deal?
Does anyone remember how Comedian Al Franken beat Senator Norm Coleman in 2008? It wasn’t an SNL sketch, and absentee ballot fraud was suspected.
This is how the Wall Street Journal reported it at the time:
When Minnesotans woke up last Wednesday, Republican Senator Norm Coleman led Mr. Franken by 725 votes. By that evening, he was ahead by only 477. As of yesterday, Mr. Coleman’s margin stood at 206. This lopsided bleeding of Republican votes is passing strange considering that the official recount hasn’t even begun.
The vanishing Coleman vote came during a week in which election officials are obliged to double-check their initial results. Minnesota is required to do these audits, and it isn’t unusual for officials to report that they transposed a number here or there. In a normal audit, these mistakes could be expected to cut both ways. Instead, nearly every “fix” has gone for Mr. Franken, in some cases under strange circumstances.
For example, there was Friday night’s announcement by Minneapolis’s director of elections that she’d forgotten to count 32 absentee ballots in her car. The Coleman campaign scrambled to get a county judge to halt the counting of these absentees since it was impossible to prove their integrity 72 hours after the polls closed. The judge refused on grounds that she lacked jurisdiction. [Note: the election director in question later denied that she had made such an announcement, although Minnesota officials acknowledged that ballots were toted around in people’s personal vehicles during the vote processing. – J.E.]
Ken Paxton, the Attorney General of Texas wrote that “going back more than a decade and continuing through the present day, around two-thirds of election fraud offenses prosecuted by my office have involved some form of mail-ballot fraud.”
Paxton provided some examples:
One man pleaded guilty after forging 1,200 mail-in ballot applications, resulting in 700 suspected fraudulent votes in a 2017 Dallas election. He was identified after a voter, whose ballot he harvested, snapped a photo of him on her cellphone.
“Authentic” signatures are also collected from voters, either under false pretenses or by experienced harvesters who confidently gain compliance from voters, as illustrated in a video that surfaced during the 2018 primary in the Houston area.
The anonymous video appears to show how easily a ballot application and signature were collected from a voter by a campaign worker in less than 20 seconds. After providing her signature, the voter asked the worker: “Is this legal, what you’re doing?” The worker replied: “Yes, ma’am, we’ve done 400 already.”
In South Texas, a former U.S. Postal Service employee was convicted of bribery in a federal prosecution in 2017 for selling a list of absentee voters to vote harvesters for $1,200.
There’s plenty more. In fact, the Heritage Foundation published a searchable list of 1,285 cases of voter fraud, at least 220 of those listed cases involved absentee ballots.
Each case on the list includes a URL for the original independent source. The list includes.
- 1,110 criminal convictions
- 48 civil penalties
- 95 diversion programs
- 15 judicial findings
- 17 official findings
I am sure that a Google search would lead to thousands of other examples.
If the Democrats and their sycophants in the media really cared about disenfranchising voters, they would fight against watering-down the impact of the votes of American citizens who are voting legally. But it’s become evident that they aren’t striving for “one man, one vote,” they are striving to skew elections their way.
H/T Clash Daily
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