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Showing posts with label GOP Voter Fraud. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GOP Voter Fraud. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

GOP Voter ID Laws: Political Operative Strategy and Egregious As It Gets

The GOP realized in 2000 the political effectiveness of restricting the state and national voting blocs. In 2004, Jeb Bush tried to work the restrictive practices again, but was backed-down. Florida Governor Rick Scott took -up the strategy once he ascended to the Governor's mansion. 

Rolling Stone 2012
........Back in 2000, 12,000 eligible voters – a number twenty-two times larger than George W. Bush’s 537 vote triumph over Al Gore – were wrongly identified as convicted felons and purged from the voting rolls in Florida, according to the Brennan Center for Justice. African Americans, who favored Gore over Bush by 86 points, accounted for 11 percent of the state’s electorate but 41 percent of those purged. Jeb Bush attempted a repeat performance in 2004 to help his brother win reelection but was forced to back off in the face of a public outcry. Yet with another close election looming, Florida Republicans have returned to their voter-scrubbing ways. 
The latest purge comes on the heels of a trio of new voting restrictions passed by Florida Republicans last year, disenfranchising 100,000 previously eligible ex-felons who'd been granted the right to vote under GOP Governor Charlie Crist in 2008; shutting down non-partisan voter registration drives; and cutting back on early voting. The measures, the effect of which will be to depress Democratic turnout in November, are similar to voting curbs passed by Republicans in more than a dozen states, on the bogus pretext of combating "voter fraud" but with the very deliberate goal of shaping the electorate to the GOP's advantage before a single vote has been cast. 
Florida Republicans have taken voter suppression to a brazen extreme. After the 2010 election, Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, instructed Secretary of State Ken Browning to compile a massive database of alleged "non-citizen" voters. Browning resigned in February rather than implement Scott’s plan, saying "we were not confident enough about the information for this secretary to hang his hat on it."

Shaving the rolls of eligible voters disproportionately affects voting blocs that historical vote Democrat. In many states, showing a driver license is sufficient for validation of the voters when matched with rosters of registered voters. You ask what is the problem? In states where new and more restrictive forms of ID have been enacted, many are less able to secure the ID and in some cases GOP governors via election boards are actually closing voting places and reducing available voting time periods. 

In 2012, MSNBC broadcast a graphic that shows the extent to which GOP voter non-restriction potential affect voting demographic groups. 

The graphic denotes clear 'privilege' for those who may show a propensity to vote for republican candidates. The privilege of being a NON-target of GOP malfeasance.  The GOP will counter my assertion of malfeasance with 'lock-step' to the person comment about, "maintaining the integrity of the election process." 

If you do not appreciate use of the word "malfeasance," take a 2:32 minute review of a YouTube video about the reality of voter fraud as folly and  GOP strategy.

Voter ID Laws: Fake Solution to a Fake Problem

Voter fraud is a non-issue. In fact, as we approached voter tallies in 2008 and 2012, I recall more reports of Republican voter fraud and corruption than any demographic posted in the MSNBC graphic above. 

Roxanne Rubin, Nevada Republican, Accepts Plea Deal After

 Committing Voter Fraud

Roxanne Rubin arrested (video)
Colin Small Voter Registration
Colin Small Charges dropped after witness reported Small discarded voter registration forms.
I have yet to see or hear of an arrest of anyone with identifiers indicating Democrat or Independent after perpetrating voter fraud.  The fraud seems to be a GOP 'thing."
If you consider yourself an American, and do not find fault in GOP efforts to deprive the vote to non-Republican voting blocs, you should evaluate your true commitment to the spirit of the nation.
President Obama recently spoke about the unfairness and unconstitutional nature of a party that would strive to deprive the vote to large swaths of the nation. Skip to 6:36 minute mark for (GOP) voter Id speech remarks
The president's message is irrefutable. Since, some of you have grown away from the spirit of President Obama, there are other factors related to Voter ID Laws that affects each of us via fiscal and budget issues during times of tight funds to run our government and community services.
Take a look at the thirty five states that have indicated interest in or taken measures to enact Voter ID Laws.
The GOP has wasted $80 plus million of frivolous repeal ObamaCare votes, Ted Cruz lead his party through a $24 billion dollar hit in shutting down the US government, GOP obstruction led to the S&P downgrade of the US credit rating. If Voter ID Laws, are not countered, you and I will spend even more as we are forced to deal with GOP fiscal callousness and political malfeasance. As most know and those on the fence have to suspect, voter ID Laws as GOP strategy is a direct attack against the black and Latino vote. The black vote appears a major concern for the party on the Right, since 94% of African-Americans who vote, vote for Democrats. Unfortunately, the GOP is laden with the fact other minorities generally do not cast favorable votes.
Well, if 72 to 75% of US citizens are white, why would the GOP target non-white, specifically black, voters? The answer is as obvious as it gets.  Most white Americans do not support GOP policy and practice. According to a Boston Globe 2012 exit poll survey indicated the GOP lost more of the white vote then it received in 2008.
The numbers tell a dire story that has to have led to behind closed door strategy to restrict the black and Latino vote.  Since, the black vote is at the level of 94% against the GOP, it doesn't take much deduction to come to the conclusions, yes the GOP wants to restrict and reduce the African-American vote.
If my deductive process seems outside of your paradigm of acceptance, a 2012 study from the University of Delaware lays the issue open for deeper interpretation.
The study was conducted among 906 telephone respondents from May 20th, 2012 - June 6th, 2012. The study findings left its researchers with the stark reality there is high support for Voter ID Laws among people who harbor resentment of and negative attitudes towards African-Americans. 
The GOP is a party that has a 92% white membership. A statistic that speaks volumes about conservative social ideology and places the following study information in clear perspective.
We have linked a the short article, here
The article is a good read, and provides a bit of background in a couple of areas. First, the GOP has successfully propagandized its supporters to the false claim of voter fraud. People who live politically and socially on of the Right are as "lock-step" on dogma as their media leaders and their elected officials. I place Right-wing media in the first position as GOP elected officials often appear to follow the lead of people who are so far right they appear comical (Limbaugh, Beck and Fox News et al.) The study is a call-to-action for Justice Department officials. Each and every effort to incorporate Voter ID Laws (couple with restricting voting hours and closing voting places) should receive deep scrutiny and count-measures. The study also, in another sense, makes folly of SCOTUS rulings that reach into issues of voting rights.  President Obama's remarks last month will go down in US history as a critical issues as the United States moves through the early years of the 21st Century. The fact a US president has to have archived comments related to a right for all eligible citizens and a right formerly supported by past (pre-Roberts Court) fair and balanced SCOTUS, is shameful.  For you and me, it is sad to have GOP political (trickster and strategy) operatives shape our lives as we are seeing with each passing day. To illustrate my point, and certainly not related to Voter ID strategy, think of how Karl Rove's inane assertions of Hillary Clinton's former concussion shaped the Sunday morning new shows last Sunday. A political operative who served along with George W. Bush for eight full years, shapes of political dialogue.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

GOP Voter Fraud

Political sign bought and paid for via the GOP in Ohio. The billboard was placed near a predominantly African_American neighborhood.

We are posting a quick snapshot and Facebook meme of one case of voter fraud that provides evidence that people do cheat at the voting booths.  

Text below is from a Huffington Post article.

Notice anything that smacks against Voter ID, and other voter GOP suppression measures?  Look close!!!

"A Nevada Republican arrested for voter fraud in the 2012 election, after claiming she was trying to test the system's integrity, pled guilty and accepted a plea deal Thursday, forcing her to pay almost $2,500 and promise to stay out of trouble.

Roxanne Rubin, 56, a casino worker on the Las Vegas Strip, was arrested on Nov. 3, 2012 after trying to vote twice, once at her poling site in Henderson and then at a second site in Las Vegas. The poll workers at the second site said that she had already voted, but Rubin said that she hadn't and insisted on casting a ballot, which the poll workers refused to allow her to do.

Read more via Huffingtotn Post

Monday, November 5, 2012

Voter Fraud Busted!!!! (Camera Shots)

The second or third documented case of voter fraud was taken into custody last week.  It is  worth noting, none of the cases have been a minority and none have attempt to vote Democratic!  I am seriously waiting for one of these cases to 'turn-evidence'  on higher-ups or GOP operatives.  If you believe this case is isolated, you probably still believe in the Tooth Ferry.

LasVegasSun.Com: Roxanne Rubin was taken into custody as she arrived for work at the Riviera hotel-casino, investigators said. Rubin, 56, is a registered Republican who lives in Henderson, according to the Clark County Registrar.

Oh lookie, Republicon Roxanne Rubin arrested for voter fraud is doing the Perp Walk.

LasVegasSun.Com: Roxanne Rubin was taken into custody as she arrived for work at the Riviera hotel-casino, investigators said. Rubin, 56, is a registered Republican who lives in Henderson, according to the Clark County Registrar.

The FBI arrests Roxanne Rubin, who is charged with attempting to vote more than once in the same election, at the Riviera in Las Vegas on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012.
GALLERY {Worth watching}
Investigators today arrested a Southern Nevada woman suspected of trying to vote twice this week at two different polling locations.
Roxanne Rubin was taken into custody as she arrived for work at the Riviera hotel-casino, investigators said. Rubin, 56, is a registered Republican who lives in Henderson, according to the Clark County Registrar.
Rubin allegedly cast a vote Monday at the Anthem Community Center in Henderson. Later that day, she tried to vote a second time at an early voting location on Eastern Avenue, investigators said.
When Rubin arrived at the second location, a poll worker conducted a routine database check and found Rubin had already voted. When confronted by the poll worker, Rubin denied having voted and claimed the database used by the poll worker was wrong.
Poll workers at the Eastern Avenue location blocked Rubin from voting and notified the county registrar's office, who forwarded the complaint to the Nevada secretary of state.
"There are two important points worth noting in this case," Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller said. "First, is that as we've said and demonstrated in the past, we take all elections complaints very seriously and investigate them thoroughly. Second, this demonstrates the integrity of the system. Someone thought that by going to two different locations they'd be able to cast two ballots. The system immediately caught that, the Task Force responded, and an arrest was made."
"It's also worth noting that the Task Force has at least one other case of voting or attempting to vote twice in an election presently under investigation," Miller said. "We will pursue all such cases and complaints aggressively."

And no one tried to take away her right to vote.  Interesting and tragic all in one!

Since, the perp is a GOP official, I wonder if the party will 'pop' for assistance on those legal fees?


Sunday, November 4, 2012

An Election 2012 Phenomena: GOP Voter Suppression And GOP Voter Fraud.

Cross posted from The Nation Dot Com...See The Nation link for details)

The American Right has adopted an all-out strategy of denying the vote to segments of the population.  They work to suppress the US vote, while their 'earthworm; minions literally practice voter fraud.  One GOP official in Nevada was literally caught and arrested for attempting to vote twice.  Do you for one second think she was a 'lone wolf'? 

Ready to Vote? Rampant Suppression Threatens Already Tight Race

We’re just four days away from Election Day, and voter suppression schemes continue to strike—as does the push back against them. The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy may mark an additional, and unforeseen barrier to the vote. Meanwhile, everyday people will contribute to the way we understand this election than ever before.
As seen above, Video the Vote is empowering communities to document what happens Tuesday, from long lines to voter machine failures. Their new promo video encourages voters to sign up, monitor hot spots, and hashtag shared social media content with #VideoTheVote.
The Advancement Project has also released a short series of films, produced by Stanley Nelson, that focus on people whose right to vote was threatened this year. The inspirational films encourage people to get out and vote.
But the lead up to this election is still marred by attempts to keep certain people from casting ballots. Here are some of this week’s most important voting rights updates, including many from our community journalists in key states:
Read More...(Article sections headlines with details....)
  • Hurricane Sandy Affects Early Voting in Virginia
  • Are These Voting Machines Colorado’s ‘Hanging Chads’?
  • Georgia County Denies Backlog, Questions Immigrant Voters
  • Pennsylvania Accused of Continuing to Foment Voter ID Confusion
True th Vote Manual Features Transphobic Image
True the Vote guide
  • Nevada Poll Workers Hassle Voters
  • New Mexico Secretary of State Prohibits League of Women Voters’ Guide
  • The Power of the Native Vote in New Mexico
  • Riverside County Accused of Reversing Democratic Registrations
  • Southern California Edison Plans Outages on Election Day
  • ‘Dream Voters’ Make Pledges to Undocumented Youth
  • Community Journalist Encourages Voters not to Dissuade by Ballot Bullies
After that excursion into American conservatism and GOP malfeasance, take a quick read here.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

GOP Voter Fraud! DOJ to Monitor

Voter Fraud Watch Saturday,  E-Day Minus 2.....

I. Roxanne Rubin, Nevada Republican, Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Vote Twice

II. Last-Minute Ohio Directive Could Trash Legal Votes And Swing The Election

III. Oregon Department of Justice investigating potential ballot tampering at Clackamas County Elections Office

.......The tampering "was a Republican effort," and Lehan's campaign is considering asking the Secretary of State's Office to step in and run the election, said Chris Edmonds, Lehan's campaign manager
From the Andrew Breitbart and Fox News attacks on ACORN through years of GOP hypocrisy on voter fraud, to current voter suppression efforts the GOP is showing it is not a political party of a democratic nation (or for that matter a republic). It is clearly the party of a wanton plutocracy with tendencies towards early the early stages of totalitarianism. The Republican Party is working to steal elections comparable to the criminal efforts by Richard Nixon and his C.R.E.E.P Team. 

The party has actually convinced millions of its sycophantic minions that the Left might attempt to perpetrate voter fraud. They have done so while so clearly perpetrating voter fraud it is impossible for me to avoid thinking it is a sanctioned strategy. 

Apparently, the Department of Justice has listened and is dispatching voting officials to 23 of the 50 states.

DOJ Linked

Department of Justice
Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, November 2, 2012 Justice Department to Monitor Polls in 23 States on Election Day The Justice Department announced today that its Civil Rights Division plans to deploy more than 780 federal observers and department personnel to 51 jurisdictions in 23 states for the Nov. 6, 2012, general election.Although state and local governments have primary responsibility for administering elections, the Civil Rights Division is charged with enforcing the federal voting rights laws that protect the rights of all citizens to access the ballot on Election Day.  In the days leading up to and throughout Election Day, Civil Rights Division staff members will be available by telephone to receive complaints related to possible violations of the federal voting rights laws (toll free 1-800-253-3931 or 202-307-2767 or TTY 1-877-267-8971).  In addition, individuals may also report such complaints by fax to 202-307-3961, by email  and by a complaint form on the department’s website    

Read More.....
I am waiting for the day when one of these criminals admits to being paid with the money trial leading back to the RNC or GOP operatives.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pennsylvania Voter ID Laws Injunctioned

Mike Turzai
Pennsylvania state House Republican Mike Turzai The telling face, voice and message of the GOP Year 2012!

The stage was set for legal battles up to within mere weeks of the 2012 General election.  Interest and civil rights groups on the Left filed suit, the GOP on the Right pleaded their case and hope this guy's remarks would hold-up for Mitt Romney.

The battle ended on Tuesday of this week. Well, actually the battle was postponed via injunction of Tuesday of this week.  The injunction rendered the law NOT enforceable before the Fall General elections (n five weeks).

In August of this year Republican Commonwealth Judge denied an ACLU legal challenge and ruled the GOP voter ID was should stand and wrought a brief reflecting his stance and decision. 

The back story via POLITICSPA Dot Com

Judge Simpson Rules, Voter ID Law Stands (Updated)

Judge Simpson ruled this morning to deny the injunction to prevent the Voter ID law from going into effect for this November's elections.
Pennsylvania’s most controversial law of the year is still planned to go into effect, after a ruling by Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson.
Simpson decided this morning and issued a 70-page opinion denying the plaintiffs an injunction to stop the law.
In mid-Septemebr the Pennsylvania Supreme court

, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court vacated Judge Simpson’s August 15th decision, upholding the law. By a 4-2 vote

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Cross posted from The Daily Kos........Image The Fifth Column

And, this is the party that would deny millions the right to vote, when is in fact themselves who are the guilty ones.

Since this piece includes a reference to a young woman who was paid to register ONLY Romney supporters, here is link to the video..... The Progressive Influence

The Los Angeles Times reports that numerous fraudulent GOP voter registrations have now been discovered in ten Florida counties.
WASHINGTON — Florida elections officials said Friday that at least 10 counties have identified suspicious and possibly fraudulent voter registration forms turned in by a firm working for the Republican Party of Florida, which has filed an election fraud complaint with the state Division of Elections against its one-time consultant.
The firm of course is none other than Strategic Allied, which is basically a regurgitation of Nathan Sproul's infamous firm which destroyed Democratic registration forms in swing states during the 2004 election.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Voter Fraud Caught On Tape (Video)

Is this voter fraud?  Oh, she is not black and may not be Latino enough to be accused of voter fraud.  The deeper story is, who has this young woman perpetrating voter fraud?


Did Fox News and James O'Keefe kill acorn for registering voters?  Oh yeah, I forgot my second sentence just above.

Alas Americana!

......And the Band Plays On.........