Voter Fraud

Just Another Casual Conversation About Voter Fraud

By on 10.26.12 | 9:26AM

When Rep. Jim Moran's, D-Va., son and field director Pat was caught on video discussing the ways a campaign volunteer might commit voter fraud, the coverage focused on his relationship to his father. It makes some sense, given that he is working for his father's campaign, but the conversation about voter fraud had nothing to do with Moran's re-election. It was about turning out the vote for President Obama, outside a party office in Northern Virginia.

Here is the list of questions I arrived at as soon as I heard the audio of the video:

1.) Why is the son of a congressman aware of these kinds of dirty tricks?

2.) Why is the son of a congressman talkingabout these kinds of dirty tricks?

3.) Why is the son of a congressmen talking about these kinds of dirty tricks when his father isn't in any danger of losing reelection?

4.) Why is the son of a congressman talking about these kinds of dirty tricks with a total stranger that is working in his campaign office in Northern Virginia?

Another Minnesota Recount Mess?

By on 11.3.10 | 2:02PM

In Minnesota the Democrat gubernatorial candidate, former Sen. Mark "lock the doors" Dayton, led most of the night. So I was surprised that Republican Tom Emmer (who was "Targeted" by the homosexual lobby) came within a whisker of catching him -- enough to probably require an automatic recount. Are we in for another Al Franken-Norm Coleman-type prolonged drama? The Star-Tribune reports:

With all but two of the state's 4,136 precincts reporting, Democrat Mark Dayton led Republican Tom Emmer by 8,914 votes, well within the margin of one-half on 1 percentage points that automatically triggers a recount under state law....

The GOP immediately signaled that the party will be far more aggressive in the recount battle than it was last time around.

Re: Senate Frustrations

By on 11.3.10 | 1:28PM

Quin, I think part of the solution to Dems who "are better at 'finding' votes than the Repubs are" is to get rid of early voting. It is public sector employees -- that is, unions -- who are the keepers of ballots for long periods of time, which presents more opportunities to "find" votes. Or lose others.' Early voting was a Democrat initiative, and it has worked like a charm for them.

Dems Double GOP 110-Year-Old Vote in NC

By on 11.2.10 | 10:40AM

With all the voter fraud stories last week, I don't know why this didn't get more attention (either that or there is a huge gap in my political news consumption habit) -- from the conservative Civitas Institute in Raleigh, NC:

So far in early voting 110 year olds have made a pretty good showing; 2214 of them have voted either by mail or at a one-stop site (214 by mail and 2,000 at early voting sites). There are 1,420 Democrats in this group, 717 Republicans and 77 Unaffiliated voters.

Nothing against very old voters, but it is funny that these 110 year olds live in only 34 counties and 87 percent of them live in 4 counties - Guilford has voted 681 of them so far, Forsyth - 581, Cumberland - 427 and Davidson voted 230.

So if you want to increase your odds of living (and voting) longer, move to Greensboro, North Carolina.

Rep. Ellison Takes Over Presser

By on 11.1.10 | 3:05PM

My friends at Minnesota Majority and other Tea Party and clean elections groups, who maybe more than others have great concern about the legitimacy of their voting rolls and processes, started a collaborative effort called "Election Integrity Watch" to investigate potential violations and to promote voter I.D. requirements in the state. One of their projects was to create an advertisement that informs citizens that voter fraud is a felony (with an image of two wrists in handcuffs, like you see in many ads that fight criminal activity), and gives a toll-free phone number to report suspected vote fraud. The poster also features an image of an eye, as in, "we are watching you," similar to the Neighborhood Watch anti-crime efforts.