Monday, November 03, 2014

Voter Fraud

I only ever read about one side doing this.  Where are all the videos of Republicans and their ballot stuffing and cheating?
North Carolina election officials repeatedly offered ballots last week to an impostor who arrived at polling places with the names and addresses of 'inactive' voters who hadn't participated in elections for many years.

No fraudulent votes were actually cast: It was the latest undercover video sting from conservative activist James O'Keefe, whose filmmaking résumé reads like a target list of liberal causes.

He famously shuttered ACORN, the community organizing outfit once linked to Barack Obama. He dressed in an Osama bin Laden costume and waded across the Rio Grande from Mexico to America as a show of disdain for U.S. border policy. He videotaped people admitting they sold taxpayer-provided cellphones for drugs, shoes, handbags and spending cash.

Now O'Keefe has strolled into more than 20 voting precincts in Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro, N.C., proffering the names of people who seldom vote in order to test the integrity of the election process. It seems to have failed on a massive scale.

'I just sign this and then I can vote?' he asked one poll worker. 'Yep,' came the reply.

Last week O'Keefe's Project Veritas Action organization took its first deep-dive into North Carolina election politics, filming Democratic campaign workers saying they would help illegal immigrants vote for incumbent Senator Kay Hagan.
There's video at the link.

What does that say about a people who are so unsure of the strength of their message that they have to cheat?  Or is it that they don't care about its strength at all, they only want to win, by any means necessary?

1 comment:

maxutils said...

I've long known this to be true in CA elections. You walk in, the list of registered voters is right there in front of you, and you just read a name upside down, and sign … go to another polling place, repeat. I haven't done that … but it would be exceptionally easy to do. Mail in ballots are problematic, too. Last year, at a public concert/farmer's market in Sacramento, their was a booth where you could register to vote … and it was some bigwig in whichever department controls that … and I asked, "how do you verify that mail in votes are legit?" She assured me that the signatures on the envelopes were verified against registration cards. I don't know that I believe that, but it doesn't even matter, since you do't have to show an ID to register ...