A longstanding Democratic practice comes into its own in the Age of Obama.
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Doing this only in the overwhelmingly Democrat county but not the others obviously would generate a lot more votes for the Democrat candidate. Fund further reports how the process worked, writing, “Democrats spent the next three days knocking on doors and speed dialing voters….Democrat volunteers asked if voters had cast ballots for Ms. Gregoire. ‘If they say no we just tell them to have a nice day,’….Only if they said yes did the Democrats ask if they wanted to make their ballots valid.” Gregoire got a net gain of 400 votes this way.
Then just two days before the final vote was to be certified, King County announced that it had found another 10,000 absentee ballots. Rossi’s lead was soon down to 261 votes. That was enough to require a mandatory machine recount of all votes. Fund reports, “But in King County the recount went beyond running the ballots through the counting machines. Officials there ‘enhanced’ 710 votes that had been rejected by the machines, in some cases altering them with white out or filling in the ovals on the optical scan ballots.” This netted another 219 votes for Gregoire, reducing Rossi’s lead to 42 votes.
Democrats demanded and won yet another statewide hand recount. During that recount, heavily Democrat King County found another 561 ballots, more than a month after the election, that had been rejected because election officials couldn’t find the voter’s original signature in the registration records. Two days later, they found another 22 ballots hidden in voting machines that were already in storage, not sealed and secured in any boxes. “Another treasure hunt turned up 150 more votes that had been mistakenly put into storage,” Fund reports. Meanwhile, in the hand recount, officials in King County decided they wouldn’t automatically reject “overvote” ballots where the voter had mistakenly marked the ballot for both Rossi and Gregoire. These ballots were forwarded to the canvassing board, which somehow determined that some of these ballots were intended for the Democrat.
Fund reports, “The vote changes piled up so that by December 21, Ms. Gregoire took the lead by eight votes. Democrats promptly claimed victory….Ms. Gregoire was declared the winner by 129 votes two days before Christmas. She praised the whole process as ‘a model for the rest of the nation and the world at large….’” This is how democracy has been suspended in Washington state for the last four years.
This is also what Gore was trying to do in Florida. Keep demanding recounts, until Democrat party election officials in heavily Democrat counties could find, create, manufacture, or rule in enough votes for Gore to take the lead. Then the counting would be over.
Today, these same vote fraud schemes are being conducted nationwide under the auspices of the far left extremist group ACORN, the Left’s equivalent of the John Birch Society. ACORN is a rogue organization growing out of the 1960s that openly flouts the law as a matter of strategic policy, engaging in physical intimidation, trespass, threatening behavior, even outright violence. It has taken over meetings, throwing out speakers, invaded and occupied businesses, demanding payoffs, and seized unoccupied homes and apartments, forcibly claiming the right to stay.
These same attitudes have been carried over to its so-called voter projects, where ACORN has been caught breaking the law all over the country for years now. ACORN has hired more than 13,000 workers this year to register new voters in 21 states, producing 1.3 million new registrations nationwide. ACORN workers have registered voters in the name of Fruto Boy Crispa, Stormi Bays, Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys, in Nevada. In Ohio, where ACORN has conducted a massive voter registration drive this year, 200,000 new registrations have been found with mismatches with state records. Batches of ACORN registration applications are often submitted in the same handwriting, including the supposed voter signatures. A voter registration form ACORN submitted in Connecticut was in the name of a 7-year-old girl. In other places, ACORN has submitted illegal registrations for felons, or even prison inmates, and in the names of pets.
In 2007, after 97% of voter registration applications submitted by ACORN in Seattle were found to be fraudulent, prosecutors indicted seven ACORN workers who later confessed. Another four indicted ACORN workers in Kansas City pled guilty to registration fraud, as did eight others in St. Louis this year. Nevada officials recently raided the ACORN office in Las Vegas looking for evidence of vote fraud.
Nate Toler, an ACORN organizer, is quoted by Ivan Osorio at HumanEvents.com as saying, “There’s no quality control on purpose, no checks and balances. The internal motto is ‘We don’t care if it’s a lie, just so long as it stirs up the conversation.’” Former ACORN Miami-Dade field director Mac Stuart reports that ACORN threw out Republican registrations but paid cash for Democrat registrations. “The voter registration project has been operating illegally since it started,” he recently told one newswire. Criminal investigations regarding ACORN voter drives are currently under way in 15 states this year, along with an FBI investigation.
Barack Obama has long had close ties to ACORN, with its home base in Chicago. He actually ran ACORN’s Project Vote in Chicago. He conducted training seminars on voter registrations and voting practices for ACORN workers and volunteers, as well as on the community organizing principles of openly socialist revolutionary Saul Alinsky. In the 1990s, when Obama was running radical left foundations along with confessed domestic terrorist bomber Bill Ayers, the radical socialist revolutionary from the notorious Weather Underground, he provided funding to ACORN. Obama’s campaigns for political office have always been endorsed by ACORN, which has helped him with fundraising. This year Obama’s campaign gave over $800,000 to ACORN precisely for voter registration and turnout projects.
In a speech last year to ACORN, Obama said, as quoted by Fund, “I’ve been fighting alongside of ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it.” Fund also reports:
If you want to fight back and defend America’s democracy from these attacks, visit www.defendmyvote.com, sponsored by one of the organizations I work for, the American Civil Rights Union. There you can sign a national petition to state election officials all over the country demanding that they strictly enforce the law against voter fraud. You can also read more about voter fraud in this year’s election, and learn about other ways to fight back.
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