The Pardu

The Pardu
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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Voter Fraud in Pennsylvania? Voter Fraud really?

The Washington Post, The Plum Line....reports on Pennsylvania voter fraud cases. 

We continue to hear backlash from some who feel complainers about voter suppression are misguided. I am sure you have heard there is no voter suppression from every GOP state official who can grab a microphone and camera and from all GOP pundits who appear on nationally televised news shows. They consistently rail about ensuring our elections are credible and free of voter fraud.  I find it interesting the most obvious 2012 case of voter fraud was the GOP State Representative from Wisconsin.

If that example is not enough to wet your pallet, how about a few minutes more: You Tube.  All of the 'caught' state representatives were not republicans.
Alas, the most egregious and damning case related to voter fraud was perpetrated as the nation approached the 2000 Election. The election that gave the nation George W. Bush in the White House; an election in infamy.  An election that will go down in history as wrought with mishandling, subterfuge and reverse voter fraud (perpetrated by the elected officials in the State of Florida). In December 2000,  Salon Dot Com reported as follows.

Florida’s flawed “voter-cleansing” program

Secretary of State Katherine Harris hired a firm to vet the rolls for felons, but that may have wrongly kept thousands, particularly blacks, from casting ballots.
Florida's flawed
Read More..... (the detials are almost mind boggling).  
If Vice President Al Gore is wondering where his Florida votes went, rather than sift through a pile of chad, he might want to look at a “scrub list” of 173,000 names targeted to be knocked off the Florida voter registry by a division of the office of Florida Secretary of State Katherine Harris. A close examination suggests thousands of voters may have lost their right to vote based on a flaw-ridden list that included purported “felons” provided by a private firm with tight Republican ties.
Early in the year, the company, ChoicePoint, gave Florida officials a list with the names of 8,000 ex-felons to “scrub” from their list of voters. But it turns out none on the list were guilty of felonies, only misdemeanors. The company acknowledged the error, and blamed it on the original source of the list — the state of Texas.
Al Gore lost the 2000 election by less the 550 votes. The Supreme court ordered the vote counting stopped and Bush was 'selected' as the 43rd President of the United States of America.  Let's assume the mistake was unintentional.  Is it possible; the GOP learned a valuable lesson about winning close elections?  If the article is correct, anywhere from 8,000 top 12,000 voters were denied access to the polls.  It is possible to assume that 600 of those votes may have gone to Al Gore. Of course, it also means that Bush could have garnered more votes, but fact is the number of votes was manipulated on way or another.  Let's assume the 2000 voter purging was intentional.  In a state where the GOP candidate's brother was governor and the Florida Secretary of State was active in GOP politics, that assumption is on unintentional is a hard pill to swallow.  the end result was horrible for the United States, but the GOP won the "Big Election": the presidency. As the nation witnesses many states enacting Voter ID Laws, it is worth noting the unraveling of GOP voter suppression malfeasance.

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