Monday, March 05, 2012

Voter Fraud: Is It Easy? Childs's Play In MN!

James O'Keefe of Project Veritas demonstrates just exactly exactly how easy it is to commit voter fraud in Minnesota (ht, Bob Beauprez, "A Line Of Sight," here.)

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At 4:17 PM, April 21, 2012, Blogger Thomas O. Meehan said...

FOX today ( Saturday) 4/21/12) aired a segment on voter fraud. It's worth checking out. They pay particular attention to the recall election in (Minnesota?).. Gov Scott.

At 9:09 PM, April 22, 2012, Blogger Trochilus said...

Tom, I'm sure you meant next door in Wisconsin, where the recall election is heating up -- amongst Democrats!

Over the past few days, Scott Walker has seemed pretty confident about succeeding in this angry recall effort, largely based on the fact that his statewide efforts there have succeeded, including in reducing property taxes.

But the Democrats are also engaged in trying out a few baseless Presidential Election year themes on voters, including by making allegations that Walker has been conduction a "War on Women."

The trouble for that issue is that all Governor Walker has to do is hold up a mirror to them in that regard!

It seems that Democrats are now squabbling amongst themselves, with some of them busily trying to dump their early party's leader for the nomination, Dane County Executive, Kathleen Falk, who had garnered strong early support in the form of media ads paid for by the state worker unions (left-leaning Dane County is the home of the City of Madison, the strongly left wing capital of the State).

But suddenly, the unions seem to have switched their primary allegiance to Milwaukee Mayor, Tom Barrett, who incidentally was the loser to Scott Walker in the original Gubernatorial election two years ago!

So the unions are walking away from her and are supporting Tom Barrett, leaving the door open for Walker, or anyone else, to rhetorically ask if it is not the Democrats who are conducting a "war on women" -- by so unceremoniously shoving Falk aside in the primary race?

Law School Professor and long time blogger Ann Althouse has that whole story in a recent post here.

As for election fraud, the State of Wisconsin eliminated a few of the outrageous fraud-inducing practices of neighboring Minnesota, following a lengthy study into questionable voting practices, including "vouching."

Minnesota's current Governor, Democrat (DFL) Mark Dayton, vetoed a bill that would have done the same in the Gopher State, so the legislature responded by placing a public question on the ballot this year -- 2012.

At long last, some of the left-leaning Minnesota lawmakers may well get the election reform mandate that the state sincerely needs.

There is simply no excuse for a State maintaining a "vouching" law, one that allows anyone to register and to vote on election day itself, without having any form of identification whatsoever, and which brand new voter must be handed a ballot on the "word" of one previously registered voter in that precinct -- "Yeah, he lives in my building. I've seen him around, you know?"

And by the way, that "voter" who vouches for the new person without identification can vouch for up to 15 new voters in any given election!

At 9:59 PM, April 22, 2012, Blogger Trochilus said...

Just to give you a semi-microcosmic idea of the problem of "vouching" in Minnesota, during the 2008 election, the last Presidential election, consider a few facts about the City of Duluth up in St. Louis County, located along the shores of Lake Superior. Both Duluth and St. Louis County are heavily Democrat (DFL) leaning.

Duluth had an estimated population of slightly less than 85,000 back in 2008, and a voting age population of around 66,000 to 68,000 (those 18 years of age or older).

At 7am when the polls opened that day, Duluth had about a 92% registration rate -- 92% of the eligible population was already registered. Now some had probably moved or passed away, but the rate was very high.

And yet, despite that high existing registration rate, coupled with all of the efforts that had already been undertaken to promote registration during that entire year (e.g., ACORN, Rock-the-Vote, political party efforts, etc.) somehow, 10,833 new voters showed up on election day in the many precincts in Duluth, and they registered and voted.

Many did so without producing any identification at all, having simply been "vouched" for by a "neighbor." In fact, because of the lack of need for ID, it is possible that some or many of those people could have easily voted in more than one precinct within the city that day. All any of them needed was someone to "vouch" for them.

The numbers are just too astounding to believe that voter fraud was not a big part of the picture.


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