“The Left’s Crusade Against Honest Elections”

Open, fair and honest elections should be a common goal for all Americans. Unfortunately, for leftists like Ari Berman, it’s not.

Clean and accurate voter registration rolls are an important election integrity protection with broad, bipartisan support among the public and election officials, which you would never know by listening to the radical liberals who oppose basic election integrity protections. . . .

 

The Democrats are so scared of losing a fallacious talking point to appeal to their liberal base that they don’t even want to allow a study on issues of wide bipartisan support, such a voter registration list accuracy and maintenance, for fear of what other important issues the commission may investigate.  

The New York Times and other mainstream media outlets are providing a vehicle for the radical liberals now controlling the Democratic Party to disseminate their anti-election integrity message.

“No, Hillary, Voter-ID Laws Don’t ‘Suppress’ Turnout”

Hillary Clinton has suggested any number of lame excuses for her loss to Donald Trump – including voter ID laws.  But the evidence suggests otherwise.

 

Just last month, she chalked it up to “voter suppression” in Wisconsin. This spurious claim was a reference to the Badger State’s common-sense voter-ID law, which has been upheld by the courts. It followed on the heels of a tweet from Wisconsin’s Democratic senator, Tammy Baldwin, claiming the law had reduced voter turnout by 200,000 statewide.

 

Both claims relied on a study commissioned by Priorities USA Action and conducted by CIVIS USA, two liberal groups that actively supported Clinton’s presidential bid. Unfortunately for Clinton and Baldwin, though, the study has been roundly debunked. . . .

 

In short, there is no credible evidence that voter-ID laws have impeded turnout, especially among minorities and Democrats, as their opponents suggest.

Democrat ex-mayor convicted of voter fraud in Florida gets probation

Another Democrat elected official convicted of voter fraud gets a slap on the wrist:

 

After a jury found him guilty of felony voter fraud, a judge sentenced Eatonville, Florida’s former mayor on Friday to time served – 25 days – plus probation and community service.

 

Anthony Grant was indicted in March of last year along with two campaign workers on multiple mail ballot fraud charges, including forging signatures on ballots and coercing voters into submitting mail ballots for Grant in the 2015 mayoral election.

 

Following his indictment, the governor suspended Grant. Grant had formerly served as Eatonville’s mayor from 1994 to 2009 but lost to Bruce Mount, who he faced again in 2015.

Grant defeated Mount despite receiving fewer votes at the polls. Grant received 196 absentee votes to Mount’s 69, which swung the election in Grant’s favor.

Grant was convicted in May of two felonies and one misdemeanor.

 

“You’ve been found guilty of violating a core and fundamental right in our country to have free and fair elections,” Judge Keith Carsten told Grant before handing down the lenient sentence.

College Democrat will plead guilty to voter fraud in Virginia

“It’s good to see the Justice Department is filing voter fraud cases again.”

 

A Virginia college student and Young Democrat will plead guilty to voter fraud in federal court after admitting he submitted 18 fraudulent voter registration forms to the Harrisonburg Registrar’s office in the names of dead people.

 

Andrew Spieles, a student at James Madison University, submitted the fake registration forms while working for HarrisonburgVOTES – a group affiliated with the Virginia Democrat Party – ahead of the 2016 election, according to a statement of facts filed in federal court on June 8.

 

The fraud was only caught because workers in the Registrar’s office recognized some of the dead applicants’ names.

“Absent the assistants’ personal familiarity with certain names on the fraudulent documents, the fraud would not have been detected because the Registrar’s office does not check the validity of the voter-registration applications. The role of the Registrar’s office was to check the registration forms to ensure they were filled out correctly. . . . There was no procedure or policy in place for the Registrar’s office to verify the content of the registration forms except through felon and death reports. The Registrar’s office did not have the authority to dismiss registration forms based on false content.

The statement adds there is no current entity that verifies the validity of Virginia voter registration forms.”

 

That lack of verification extends to applicants’ citizenship. Recent reports issued by the Public Interest Legal Foundation show thousands of ineligible non-citizens have registered and voted in jurisdictions across Virginia. The state’s Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe vetoed several reforms aimed at maintaining accurate voter rolls.

 

Spieles’ plea hearing is set for June 20. He’s agreed to plead guilty to just a single misdemeanor charge and serve a sentence of 100 to 120 days.

Democrat elected official found guilty of voter fraud in Texas

More mail ballot fraud in Texas, where a jury convicted Ellis County constable Tyron Davis of voter fraud for “assisting” nursing home residents – including one with Alzheimer’s – with their mail ballot applications.

Davis, a Democrat, was elected after he was indicted in May 2016. He was convicted of six counts of voter fraud for failing to comply with properly signing a voter application and two counts of false ID as a peace officer.

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“It’s still debatable whether the people at the nursing home knew what they were signing when Davis showed up,” according Ellis County’s district attorney.

 

The DA’s office got involved when county election officials found 18 mail ballot applications and 15 voter registration applications with similar writing but without the signature of an assistant, as state law requires when someone helps a voter fill out their ballot documents.

 

Investigators suspected possible voter fraud after learning Davis falsely identified himself as a police officer in a flier given to the nursing home residents. Several of the residents identified Davis as the person who assisted them and told investigators they didn’t know what they were signing.

 

The violations are all misdemeanors. Davis avoided up to a year of jail time by agreeing to resign his constable position and give up his peace officer’s license.

 

Illegal harvesting of mail ballots is an ongoing problem around the Texas.

 

In Dallas County, prosecutors have already issued one arrest warrant in a criminal investigation into hundreds of allegedly fraudulent mail ballots harvested in the May 2017 local elections. In Tarrant County, thousands of harvested mail ballots are the subject of a voter fraud investigation by the Texas Attorney General’s office.

 

Dead people are on the voter rolls in Texas

It’s hardly news that dead people are on the voter rolls in Dallas County, Texas – some for as long as 12 years after their death.

 

And it’s no surprise that those dead voters’ registrations are exploited by fraudsters. At least 17 applied for ballots in the names of deceased voters in the county’s May 6 elections, according to the elections department. Those applications have been turned over to the Dallas County District Attorney’s office and added to its ongoing criminal investigation of hundreds of mail ballots allegedly forged as part of a vote harvesting operation in that same election.

 

The buried lede here is that a Democrat legislator acknowledges voter fraud is real and happening:

“I believe there are ballots that probably get taken out of mailboxes before a senior even knows it’s arrived. I believe there are people who will go and take a senior’s ballot and help them fill it out and by helping them, I mean telling them what to do or unduly influencing them in how they vote. I believe there are people who will let them vote of their freewill, but if they don’t like the result, [they] will actually discard the ballot. I think all those things happen,” said state Rep. Eric Johnson, D-Dallas.

“Democrats have turned a blind eye to voter fraud”

A reminder from J. Christian Adams via WMAL’s Mornings on the Mall: “Democrats have turned a blind eye to voter fraud,” encouraging more voter fraud.

“It goes a long way to actually bring criminal cases against criminals. But when you have eight years of inaction under the Obama-Holder-Comey-Lynch Justice Department, you’re going to have more voter fraud.”

Democrats get hysterical over any efforts to prevent voter fraud – even Trump’s Election Integrity Commission to just study voting processes and voter fraud – claiming they’re all “voter suppression” efforts to keep minorities from voting.

 

The truth is that minorities are more likely to be the victims of voter fraud – a fact Democrats including DNC chair Tom Perez don’t seem to care about at all, so long as Democrats benefit from those stolen votes.

Good riddance: Project Vote bites the dust

Project Vote, a pillar of the institutional left dedicated to undermining election integrity since 1982, is no more.

 

The self-styled voting rights group and ACORN spinoff where Barack Obama cut his community organizing teeth announced its closure effective May 31 – gone belly-up due to lack of funding.

A pet project of billionaire George Soros, Project Vote was hemorrhaging money to the tune of $750,000 in 2015. Apparently, even the Soros wallet is not infinitely expansive, especially when surveys show vast numbers of Americans directly oppose PV’s goal of making vote fraud easier. Working under various names, Project Vote has worked over the years to undermine election integrity safeguards, especially photo voter ID laws and registration requirements such as proof of citizenship.

Project Vote counted among its board members Frances Fox Piven, a driving force behind the 1993 Motor Voter law and co-author of the Cloward-Piven strategy to overload and collapse government systems. In Project Vote’s case, their strategy was to “overwhelm, paralyze, and discredit the American voting system through an abundance of fraudulent registrations, fraud at the ballot box, protests, propaganda, and vexatious litigation.”

PV staff worked hand in glove with President Obama’s Justice Department to attack voter ID laws in courts across the country and sign up millions of voters at welfare and other government agencies under Bill Clinton’s Motor Voter law. Of 1.3 million registrations Project Vote/ACORN submitted in the 2008 election cycle, more than one-third were reportedly invalid.

“The battle over who controls America’s political voice boils down to whether the citizens can drown out the fraudsters,” says Susan A. Carleson, head of the American Civil Rights Union – an organization that’s successfully sued counties under Motor Voter to keep their voter rolls clean. “And there’s no doubt about whose side Project Vote was on.”

 

The demise of Project Vote is good for the integrity of American elections.

Thousands of Foreigners Found Registered to Vote (and Voting) in Virginia

Only Americans should be electing American leaders, but that isn’t happening.

 

Real foreign influence in elections: thousands of non-citizens registered and voting in Virginia.

A new report released today documents that in Virginia alone, 5,556 voter registrations were cancelled because of citizenship defects. Many of those cancelled had gotten on the voter rolls despite saying on their voter registration form that they were an alien and not eligible to vote.

Voter history records also show that many thousands of ballots were cast by registrants removed for citizenship defects.

A total of 7,474 illegal ballots, in fact.

Even worse, the report documents the extensive efforts by state and local election officials to conceal the extent of noncitizen registration and voting.

These efforts include internal emails that revealed an intent to alter public records to hide the full extent of noncitizen cancellations.

The report released by the Public Interest Legal Foundation notes that the 5,556 registrants removed from Virginia’s voter rolls for citizenship defects aren’t the only illegally registered non-citizens — just the ones caught by accident after later acknowledging their alien status.

So you may think there should have been hundreds, or even thousands, of voter fraud prosecutions in Virginia in the last few years. Again, you’d be wrong. . . .

Voter fraud deniers use this absence of prosecutions to argue that voter fraud doesn’t exist. The referrals by Fairfax election officials provide an excellent example of how the lack of prosecution is meaningless data for determining the extent of voter fraud.

Voter fraud is no myth; the evidence clearly shows that non-citizens are illegally registering and voting. The question is whether Democrats like Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and federal prosecutors, will continue to deny and ignore this evident voter fraud.