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O’Keefe Undercover: Chicago “Republican” Election Judges are Democrats

“We’re Democrats up in here.”

 

The latest undercover video from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action exposes election judges in Chicago violating election regulations regarding the equal representation of Republican and Democratic judges at the polls, with Democrats pretending to be Republicans and filling both parties’ election judge positions.

 

This doesn’t just happen in Chicago, though. It’s a problem at heavily-Democratic urban polling places across the country, where not enough Republicans are available or willing to serve as election judges. So instead of the equal party representation that state laws and fairness require, only Democrats are overseeing voting at the polls, creating an environment ripe for partisan shenanigans and fraud.

 

As O’Keefe explains, “The idea of having both parties [working at the polls] is to ensure fairness, and when both parties aren’t represented, fairness isn’t ensured.”

 

No, Democrats, voter ID laws aren’t to blame for Hillary losing the election, either

Democrats’ blame game continues:

Who or what was to blame for Hillary Clinton losing the election? Well, obviously not Hillary herself. We can rule that one out right off the bat. So it was Comey, right? Or was it the Russians? Loretta Lynch? Fake news? Just in case all of those fall through, some of Team Clinton’s supporters are preparing a backup plan. It was “suppression” of the vote because of new Voter ID laws, particularly in places like Wisconsin.

Democrats will latch onto any excuse – Russian “hacking” is another false favorite – to deflect from the fact that they ran a bad candidate, and to foster an air of illegitimacy around the next administration, though it’s a narrative twofer for the Left to blame their losses on something they already oppose, like voter ID or the Electoral College.

 

Another loss for Soros-funded Democrats in Fourth Circuit’s decision upholding Virginia voter ID

And another win for election integrity:

In a unanimous decision, a three-judge panel of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld Virginia’s voter-ID law. The lawsuit, bankrolled largely by George Soros and filed by the Democratic Party of Virginia, had contended that Virginia’s law violated the Voting Rights Act and the First, 14th, 15th, and 26th Amendments to the Constitution. In the end, all those numbers added up to just one more loss for Marc Elias, Hillary Clinton’s campaign lawyer, who brought the lawsuit.

 

In Lee v. Virginia State Board of Elections, the court held that not only does the photo-ID law “not impose an undue burden on minority voting, there was no evidence to suggest racially discriminatory intent in the law’s enactment.” Therefore, there was no violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act and no constitutional violation either.

And for all their claims that minority voters don’t have or can’t get photo IDs, Democrats “couldn’t produce a single Virginian who didn’t have an ID or who couldn’t easily get the free ID provided by the state.”

 

Read the opinion here.

North Carolina Democrats accused of running “absentee ballot mill”

More mail ballot voter fraud alleged, this time in North Carolina:

 

According to an election protest filed with the Bladen County Board of Elections,

The voters of Bladen County, North Carolina, appear to be the victims of a massive scheme to run an absentee ballot mill involving hundreds of ballots, perpetrated by and through the Bladen County Improvement Association PAC. Upon in-person visual review of mail-in absentee ballots by a forensic handwriting expert, it appears that literally hundreds of fraudulent ballots were cast.

A review of mail-in absentee ballots by the Bladen County Board of Elections found an “overwhelming number” of write-in votes for Democrat candidate Franklin Graham were in “overtly similar” handwriting – enough to prompt an investigation by the State Board of Elections. “Dozens of ballots appear to have been mostly straight ticket votes for Democrats in all other offices.”

 

The Bladen County Improvement Association PAC’s “single largest funder is the North Carolina Democratic Party.” Several other statewide Democrat candidates, listed in the protest, also contributed to the PAC.

“When Cheaters Are Caught Red-Handed”

The idea that someone is actually watching for cheating drives the Democrats crazy.

Democrats have filed lawsuits in federal courts in four battleground states alleging that because Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee have urged citizens to volunteer for poll watching, it amounts to “a campaign of voter intimidation.”

 

Really? This comes from the same folks whose Justice Department under President Obama threw out intimidation charges against the New Black Panther Party, whose baton-wielding thugs were caught on video threatening voters at a Philadelphia polling place in 2008.

Ohio Democrats denied: SCOTUS declines to reinstate unnecessary injunction against intimidation

Democrats denied: Even Trump critic Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg could see that the injunction Ohio Democrats sought against the Trump campaign and his Republican supporters was unnecessary theatrics. “Ohio law proscribes voter intimidation.”

 

SCOTUS-OH Dem denial

Just more Democrat lawfare to smear Republicans as voter intimidators and intimidate Republicans away from serving as lawful poll watchers.

“Is Oregon’s Democrat Secretary of State Trying to Suppress the Republican Vote?”

Democrats routinely characterize just about everything Republicans do as “voter suppression.” But reminding inactive voters to vote? Seems like Oregon’s Democrat Secretary of State Jeanne Atkins has jumped the shark on this one, and it’s she and the Democratic Party of Oregon who are trying to suppress the Republican vote.

Using the list of registered Republican inactive voters which they obtained from the Secretary of State, the ORP [Oregon Republican Party] engaged in an effort to reach out to these voters to remind them to vote.

 

For this, the Democratic Party of Oregon, the Secretary of State, and the media exploded in apoplexy.

 

The Eugene Register-Guard reported that “The calls were characterized Friday morning as ‘voter suppression activity’ by Atkins, with election officials unable to determine who was behind them. Atkins called on the Oregon Department of Justice and the U.S. Attorney’s Office to investigate them.”

Maybe what Democrats don’t like is Republicans sharing their Get Out The Vote strategies, just as they don’t like Republicans watching at the polls as they themselves do.

SCOTUS upholds Arizona ban on ballot harvesting

Delivering “a blow to Democrats” including Clinton campaign general counsel Marc Elias, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Saturday that Arizona can continue to enforce its ban on ballot harvesting, a favorite Democratic get-out-the-(fraudulent)-vote tactic.

Friday, a 6-5 ruling by the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals granted a preliminary injunction of the law; the Supreme Court’s order stays that decision. There were no noted dissents…

 

The law makes it a felony, punishable by a year in jail and $150,000 to knowingly collect “voted or unvoted early ballots” from another person. It provides for an exception for family members or caregivers.

A brief filed by the Arizona Republican Party and joined by the state attorney general argued that the challengers, including the Arizona Democratic Party, DNC, DSCC, and Hillary for America, could not identify “a single voter whose ability to vote was burdened by the law.”

Pennsylvania state police raid Democrat-aligned FieldWorks offices in voter registration fraud investigation

Another progressive group working to elect Democrats is under investigation for voter registration fraud, this time in Pennsylvania, where state police raided the Delaware County office of FieldWorks LLC, a political operation run by and for Democrats.

The warrant did not specify the nature of the probe, but said agents also were looking for “templates . . . utilized to construct fraudulent voter registration forms” and “completed voter registration forms containing same or similar identifying information of individuals on multiple forms.”

FieldWorks is a self-described “grassroots organizing firm founded to help progressive organizations, advocacy groups, and members of the Democratic family take their public engagement and electoral strategies to the next level.”

 

A national spokesman says FieldWorks has “zero tolerance for fraud,” but it appears to be a recurring feature of their “next level” of “electoral strategies.” In 2012, FieldWorks employees in Ohio submitted fraudulent voter registration forms and forged petition signatures.

 

Other left-wing groups currently entangled in voter registration fraud investigations include Indiana Voter Registration Project, New Virginia Majority, HarrisonburgVotes (Virginia), and Mi Familia Vota (Florida).

Getting out the felon vote

Sharyl Attkisson’s Full Measure news team looks at Democrats’ push for felon voting in Virginia and elsewhere:

In nine states, including Virginia, convicted felons can only get back the right to vote if they’re individually approved by the governor or a court.

 

When Democrat Terry McAuliffe became Virginia’s governor in 2014, he sped up the process. In a little over a year, McAuliffe restored the right to vote for 18,000 felons – more than the previous seven governors combined…

 

In neighboring Maryland, Democrats are also going for the ex-con vote; this year, the General Assembly expanded voting rights to 40,000 felons still on probation or parole.

 

And in California, Governor Jerry Brown just signed into law a bill to return voting rights to 50,000 convicted felons while they’re still doing time behind bars in county jails…

Virginia prosecutor Jim Plowman, a Republican, is concerned because “A database was just dumped into the voter system, and it wasn’t vetted, it wasn’t looked at, it wasn’t scrubbed.”

 

When Governor McAuliffe wouldn’t give prosecutors the list of felons who were granted rights, Plowman, who joined a bipartisan group of 43 Commonwealth attorneys in a lawsuit to stop McAuliffe’s expedited reinstatements, “did his own detective work. He plugged in names from some of his own cases and was astonished by what he found.”

Perhaps the strangest case was that of Cerda Maquin. His voting rights were restored under the Governor’s order after he was convicted of sexual battery on an 11-year-old, even though he was never a U.S. citizen.

Why are Democrats so eager to dump as many felons as possible onto voter rolls ahead of Election Day, regardless of eligibility? McAuliffe gives the answer: “I would like everyone whose rights were restored to come out and vote for Hillary Clinton.

 

And they likely will. A 2014 study found that convicts overwhelmingly register and vote Democratic and concluded that “Democrats would benefit from additional ex-felon participation.”