This is a big deal and comes about from the work of the Voter Integrity Project in North Carolina.
“The first felon convicted under the VIP’s “FLANC” project, Pasco Parker, yesterday, received the maximum sentence from a “disgusted” Judge Robert Martelle, after Parker admitted to voting in three states during the same November 2012 federal election.”
Parker voted in Florida, North Carolina and Tennessee, all in the 2012 Presidential election.
So where are the federal charges? Normally when a perp gets a slap on the wrist without jail time, the federal government tends to look at the case. But this Justice Department routinely ignores federal election felonies, particularly felonies which the Justice Department may have made worse by failing to enforce Section 8 of the NVRA.
Sid Salter in the Clarion Ledger:
Noxubee County election officials are the target of a federal lawsuit claiming that the county’s failure to purge its voter rolls has inflated the number of registered voters to over 1,000 more people than the county’s actual voting-age population.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation, led by former Justice Department official Christian Adams, filed the complaint against the county alleging that: “According to data housed in the Mississippi Secretary of State’s Office in March 2015, Noxubee County had 9,271 registered voters, despite having a living voting age population of 8,245 according to the U.S. Census. Thus, more than 110 percent of living citizens old enough to vote are registered to vote in Noxubee County in 2015.”
How many cases of voter fraud cease to exist simply because prosecutors don’t consider them a priority or don’t have resources to pursue them?
A Missouri woman who records show voted twice in an April election still hasn’t been charged, and may not be:
“Greene County Prosecutor Dan Patterson said his office is continuing to review the case but it has taken a back seat to others because the suspect doesn’t pose a threat to the community… Patterson said he expects his office will make a decision on whether or not to prosecute the woman in the coming weeks.”
“Tucson’s hybrid system of ward-only voting in primary elections and city-wide voting in general elections was struck down Tuesday by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals… Judge Alex Kozinski, writing the majority opinion, said the current system favors Democrats and violates the 14th Amendment’s one-man, one-vote provision.”
The judge also noted that Tucson’s mayor and council members are all Democrats.
Of course they do. Democrat operatives view “automatic” voter registration as a political “game changer” that benefits Democrat politicians.
That’s why Democrats like the former Obama campaign aides behind the group iVote are organizing “a multimillion-dollar push to expand automatic voter registration.”
Yet aside from the fact that registering to vote is already easy, iVote’s argument that automatically registering people when they apply for driver’s licenses or identification cards will help unregistered Americans who are “disproportionately poor, young and minority” is particularly odd coming from the crowd that claims these same Americans can’t get driver’s licenses or identification cards for voter ID purposes.
In any case, the effort may be another disappointing waste of millions for Democrat donors, as iVote Director Jeremy Bird was also the brains behind Battleground Texas and its abortive attempt to elect Democrat Wendy Davis as Governor and “turn Texas blue.”
“This 71-page bill, styled as ‘The Democracy Act,’ will not further democracy, but endanger the State’s longstanding and proven election system. Instead of playing politics with the State’s electoral system, the sponsors should work across the aisle on responsible and cost-effective electoral reform,” Governor Christie wrote in his veto…
The bill represents a manifest attempt to use election reform for political gain rather than a genuine bipartisan effort to further improve the State’s election system. The bill was not considered in legislative committee and was hastily adopted along party lines before the Legislature could complete its own fiscal analysis. “Tellingly, the bill lacks the support of the bipartisan group of county election officials who would be responsible for its implementation and administration.” Governor Christie wrote…
Democrats are organizing a multi-million dollar push for automatic voter registration, but “voters in the Garden State already have ample opportunities to register to vote and cast their ballots… Nine out of ten eligible voters in New Jersey were registered to vote last year.”
“New Jersey taxpayers deserve better than to have their hard-earned tax dollars spent on thinly-veiled political gamesmanship and the State must ensure that every eligible citizen’s vote counts and is not stolen by fraud,” the Governor said.
Yes, noncitizens can, and do, register and vote illegally:
“The Texas Attorney General’s Office has arrested Tarrant County resident Rosa Maria Ortega for two counts of illegal voting, a second degree felony… The case presented alleges that Rosa Ortega voted in person during the November 2012 general election and in the May 2014 primary runoff election in Dallas County. She is not a United States Citizen and thus ineligible to vote.”
How Ortega, a legal U.S. resident and citizen of Mexico, was able to illegally register and vote more than once – even after Texas began requiring a government-issued photo ID at the polls – is a question for Dallas County Elections Administrator Toni Pippins-Poole.
Voter registration fraud is “exactly why the state legislature enacted election integrity reforms and seemingly why Democrats are fighting so hard against them.”
The Washington Free Beacon reports on the link between Team Hillary and the Ohio community organizing group suspected of forging signatures and registering dead people to vote:
Marc Elias, an attorney at Perkins Coie who has become the go-to fixer for Democrats and is now general counsel for Clinton’s presidential campaign, became involved with the Ohio Organizing Collaborative this May when he filed a lawsuit on its behalf to challenge the state’s voter identification laws. Now the group is being investigated by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal investigation…
An advisory from Ohio Secretary of State Husted warns county boards of elections about “suspicious voter registration forms submitted by employees of the Ohio Organizing Collaborative” including “forms from persons who are deceased, voter registration forms with multiple names, address or identification mismatches, and voter registration update forms that appear to have been signed by someone other than the voter.”
Pro-pot legalization group ResponsibleOhio is also under investigation after the state received hundreds of voter fraud accusations related to the group’s Issue 3 campaign, including “signing up dead people, teenagers too young to vote and people who don’t appear to exist.”
A systematic organization of harvesting ballots
Democrats love to pretend that voter fraud doesn’t exist, until they become victims of fraud themselves. In this case, as is often the case, fellow Democrats are implicated, accused of stealing ballots from elderly Chinese voters.
The Asian Pacific Democratic Club, which is endorsing incumbent Supervisor Julie Christensen, filed a voter fraud complaint after at least 25 elderly voters in a Chinatown housing project said their ballots were filled out or taken by women supporting challenger Aaron Peskin, a former Supervisor and past president of the San Francisco Democratic Party Central Committee.
Voter fraud investigations aren’t new to Chinatown. In 2011, supporters of Democrat Mayor Ed Lee “were videotaped filling out people’s ballots with a stencil. ‘The common thread here is there’s a systematic organization of harvesting ballots in these nonprofit buildings.’”
A police officer is charged with committing voter fraud in an effort to help his father get elected to city council, state police say. Officer Lowell Ross Colen, 42, faces 13 felony counts in connection with the Ohio County primary election last May… Colen’s father, Frances, won the primary and is running for one of five seats in the November general election.
According to Indiana State Police, a four-month investigation that began in June revealed Colen filled out absentee voter applications and ballots for people who weren’t eligible to vote in the county. He allegedly forged signatures on some documents and turned them in to the Ohio County Clerk’s Office, ISP said.
Earlier this month in Indiana, a federal grand jury indicted Sullivan County councilman Max Judson on multiple voter fraud charges related to the May 2014 Democrat primary election. Judson, who won that primary by just 18 votes, admitted to the FBI that he illegally assisted at least 15 voters. According to the complaint, “JUDSON stated that on nearly all of these occasions, JUDSON either told these Voters how they should vote or which bubbles to fill in on their ballots. JUDSON admitted that he knew his conduct to be wrong, and that as a candidate he should not have been involved in the voting process.”