What, the Democrats commit vote fraud? Nahhh, never happens!

There it was, on the front page of The Philadelphia Inquirer:

Romney scored 0 in some city zones

Miriam Hill, Andrew Seidman, and John Duchneskie, Inquirer Staff Writers
Posted: Monday, November 12, 2012, 5:30 AM

It’s one thing for a Democratic presidential candidate to dominate a Democratic city like Philadelphia, but check out this head-spinning figure: In 59 voting divisions in the city, Mitt Romney received not one vote. Zero. Zilch.

These are the kind of numbers that send Republicans into paroxysms of voter-fraud angst, but such results may not be so startling after all.

“We have always had these dense urban corridors that are extremely Democratic,” said Jonathan Rodden, a political science professor at Stanford University. “It’s kind of an urban fact, and you are looking at the extreme end of it in Philadelphia.”

Most big cities are politically homogeneous, with 75 percent to 80 percent of voters identifying as Democrats.

Cities are not only bursting with Democrats: They are easier to organize than rural areas where people live far apart from one another, said Sasha Issenberg, author of The Victory Lab: The Secret Science of Winning Campaigns.

“One reason Democrats can maximize votes in Philadelphia is that it’s very easy to knock on every door,” Issenberg said.

Still, was there not one contrarian voter in those 59 divisions, where unofficial vote tallies have President Obama outscoring Romney by a combined 19,605 to 0?

The unanimous support for Obama in these Philadelphia neighborhoods — clustered in almost exclusively black sections of West and North Philadelphia — fertilizes fears of fraud, despite little hard evidence.

Despite little hard evidence, huh? Even Josef Stalin and Fidel Castro didn’t rack up vote totals of 19,605 to 0. Those totals constitute evidence in themselves.

What kind of other evidence could there be? The votes were completely skewed for the Democratic candidate, in a city run entirely by the Democrats, where virtually every official is a Democrat, and where the District Attorney, the man who’d have to investigate and prosecute allegations of Democratic voter fraud is himself an elected Democrat. This is a city where the Republicans had to go to court because the Republican poll watchers, which the party is allowed, by law, to have, were either denied entry or forcibly removed, and the Democrats didn’t even care about the law. From Breitbart:

The transcript:

On Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Election officials in Philadelphia’s 20th Ward, 1st Division attempted to prevent court-appointed Republican minority inspectors (regarding minority party) from doing their job to monitor elections.

GOP Inspector: These guys have a court order. They have to be able to sit here.

Dem Inspector: They not sitting here. They can sit in here, but they not sitting at this board. They not running this. I run this!

GOP Inspector: Well, they’re the minority inspectors, ma’am.

Dem Inspector: I don’t care. I don’t care!

GOP Inspector: That’s what the law says.

Dem Inspector: I don’t care what the law says, I say! I’m not turning them away… they aren’t sitting here at this board.

GOP Inspector: I’m going to call the legal division.

Dem Inspector: I don’t care, call ‘em!

It would have been better if they had recorded the name of the lovely-sounding woman on the tape.

The story about the unbelievable vote totals did not come from a conservatively-oriented site. The Philadelphia Inquirer at least attempts to portray itself as an objective journalistic source, abd, in fact, the editors endorsed and supported the re-election of President Obama. The story cannot (reasonably) be just dismissed.

However, while the total Democratic control over the City of Brotherly Love means that no charges will ever be brought against anyone, and no criminal investigation concerning whether and how the voting machines might have been tampered with, it actually is possible to build a prima facie case of voter fraud.

There were 59 voting districts in which Mitt Romney was recorded as having received zero votes. In Pennsylvania, the voter registration rolls are public information. What needs to be done is obvious:

  1. The voter registration rolls for the 59 districts need to be examined, to find out how many, if any, voters have registered as Republicans;
  2. The actual voting books from those 59 districts need to be examined to see how many of the registered Republicans in those 59 districts actually voted; and
  3. Those people registered as Republicans should be canvassed and asked for whom they voted.

In the districts in question, the Inquirer has noted that the population is very heavily black, and that blacks gave, nationwide, well over 90% of their votes to President Obama specifically, and Democrats in general. But black voters are not 100% Democratic, and black voters did not vote exclusively for President Obama. A sharp investigative team could easily discover whether any Republicans voted in those districts, and if any of them voted for Mitt Romney.

If you read the entire Inquirer article, you’ll see that they have done some of the research, and that Republicans really are rare in those districts. But it only takes one Republican found, who voted for Mitt Romney, in one of those 59 districts to prove that the reported vote totals are false. The Inquirer story said that they had checked some of the wards, but never stated that they had checked them all; sounds like a mission for Breitbart to me!

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  1. Here’s an excerpt from Selwyn Duke at The American Thinker November 13, 2012. Duke addresses apparent irregularities in many Philadelphia precincts and puts the issue of voter fraud in key states in the context of a national election. (emphasis added)

    Was the 2012 Election Stolen?

    As the 2012 election approached, conservative enthusiasm grew. Mitt Romney was drawing huge crowds while Barack Obama spoke in half-filled stadiums. All the passion lay on the right while the left was discouraged with a promised messiah who proved merely a politician. And the prediction was that, in contrast to 2008, Republican turnout would dwarf the tuned-out and carry the day. Hence the shock November 6 eve. How could Romney lose, especially by such a wide electoral margin?

    Maybe he didn’t

    At least not legitimately.

    When I predicted Obama’s re-election, I stated that, despite our country’s inexorable leftist slide, Romney would still win on Election Day were it not for vote fraud. I explained that the Democrats could steal more than enough votes in crucial swing states to turn the election. And I still believe what I did then: electoral criminality put Obama over the top.

    At the time, we heard stories about electronic-machine “glitches” switching Romney votes to Obama ones. And Patrick Moran, son of Congressman Jim Moran (D-VA), was caught on tape facilitating vote fraud while Bridgeport, CT mayor Bill Finch essentially promised to commit same for a political partner in crime.

    Since then, the indications of electoral criminality have been overwhelming. First there are the anecdotes, such as the court-appointed Republican poll watchers illegally expelled from 13 Philadelphia polling places in wards that, in most cases, went 99 percent for Obama; the poll observers who noted what they considered vote fraud but were powerless to stop; and the Democrats who actually bragged about voting more than once.

    Then there are the statistics, such as this staggering fact: in 59 Philadelphia districts, Romney failed to get even one vote. Final Obama-Romney tally: 19,605 to 0.

    Huh? Not even one person voted GOP accidentally? I mean, there even was a Washington, D.C. councilman who inadvertently voted to approve faux marriage, saying that he didn’t know what he was voting for (that would be Marion Barry).

    Next, consider this report from The Columbus Dispatch:

    More than one out of every five registered Ohio voters is probably ineligible to vote.

    In two counties, the number of registered voters actually exceeds the voting-age population: Northwestern Ohio’s Wood County shows 109 registered voters for every 100 eligible, while in Lawrence County along the Ohio River it’s a mere 104 registered per 100 eligible.

    Another 31 counties show registrations at more than 90 percent of those eligible, a rate regarded as unrealistic by most voting experts. The national average is a little more than 70 percent.

    [...]Of the Buckeye State’s 7.8 million registered voters, nearly 1.6 million are regarded as “inactive.”

    Understand the significance. Years ago I was contacted by a Washington, D.C. community leader (who’ll remain anonymous) who told me that he had “done some computer work for several candidates over the years in DC” and had conducted his own study of urban vote fraud. He said that inner cities’ great transiency ensures that any given large metropolis will have a great number of voters who no longer live in their precinct of registration. These areas also have Democrat operatives known by the get-out-the-vote term “block captains” or “apartment captains,” people who know the lay of the land and thus what registered voters have left town. So all they need do then is vote for these people or have others do so. This is very easy, too, with few voter-ID laws. And this is why Democrats oppose these laws so vehemently.

    Now consider that Obama “won” Ohio by 100,000 votes. This means that to flip the state, Democrat surrogates had to illegally “activate” only 6.25 percent of its 1.6 million inactive voters.

    Note also that Ohio secretary of state Jon Husted did ask Eric Holder’s DOJ for help negotiating conflicting federal laws pertaining to the purging ineligible voters from the rolls. The DOJ’s ultimate response? “No comment.”

    Yet a voter doesn’t even have to be inactive, just disengaged. For example, when the aforementioned Patrick Moran offered advice on surrogate voting, he told an undercover reporter to masquerade as a pollster and call a targeted individual to make sure he wasn’t planning to vote. And this is nothing new. In fact, liberal leg-thriller Chris Matthews himself admitted that it has been going on for years.

    Then there is the case of the missing military ballots. As Rachel Alexander at Town Hall reported:

    The conservative-leaning military vote has decreased drastically since 2010 due to the so-called Military Voter Protection Act that was enacted into law the year before. It has made it so difficult for overseas military personnel to obtain absentee ballots that in Virginia and Ohio there has been a 70% decrease in requests for ballots since 2008. In Virginia, almost 30,000 fewer overseas military voters requested ballots than in 2008. In Ohio, more than 20,000 fewer overseas military voters requested ballots. This is significant considering Obama won in both states by a little over 100,000 votes.

    Frankly, it is inconceivable that military interest in voting could’ve dropped so drastically given conservatives’ passion this election season. The damning conclusion? The Obama machine wants our soldiers to shed blood while it sheds their votes.

    Striking as all this is, however, it’s likely just a partial picture. As with all crime, it’s a given that the discovered vote fraudsters represent only a tiny percentage of the total. And what about vote-fraud methods we haven’t even thought of yet? Remember, the Democrats have been honing this act for many, many years.

    And vote fraud is Democrat domain. Liberals are the situational-values set, people who for years insisted that right and wrong is relative and that if it feels good, do it. And what feels good to them at election time is stealing votes to win – and they do it. They relish it, in fact. Like the liberal who addressed Bill Clinton’s it-depends-on-what-is-is infidelity and adamantly told me, “He did the right thing,” leftists love the con. To pull a fast one like private eye Jim Rockford, fool everyone, and get away with it is like winning the Nobel Prize in Prevarication in their world. Thus, it’s assured that there’s no small number of liberals who are currently brimming with pride at having negated the votes of countless knuckle-dragging conservatives.

    Having said this, we can’t be sure about the exact magnitude of the vote fraud. But my judgment is this:

    The election was likely stolen.

    And whatever Barack Obama is presently, I don’t believe he will be a legitimate president come January 20.

    This is why Congressman Allen West was right not to concede his Florida race. And, frankly, if Romney believes that the election may have been stolen nationally, he should withdraw his concession.

    Radical?

    Unprecedented?

    Yes, but so is vote fraud on the scale perpetrated by Obama’s minions. And people needn’t fear creating a national crisis – we are already in a national crisis. The only question is whether good Americans will stand and be counted or allow 2012 to mark our official descent into banana-republic status.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/11/was_the_2012_election_stolen.html#ixzz2C7bFqP75

  2. Rope, I’m not sure this stuff does us any good. Obama won too many states for this to be voter fraud alone. And the margins were too big. You can yell “Voter fraud” when it’s close, like Coleman v Franken in MN in 2008, but not when it’s hundreds of thousands of votes in Fla, VA, OH, Colorado, and elsewhere. It sounds too much like Perry, who still thinks Bush stole Ohio in 2004.

    I don’t like this election. I don’t like it one bit. How does an empty suit like Obama get re-elected? Have trillion dollar deficits, 8% unemployment, and 4 dollar a gallon gas become “The New Normal?” But these stories don’t help. It’s all just too conspiratorial. It sounds like the whining of a sore loser. Indeed, it sounds like Perry and every other lib who can’t stand it when Republicans win, and look to blame anyone but themselves. Romney made some mistakes. He should have been more agressive on some issues. And he let the other guy define him first, usually the first mistake in campaigning. But Obama is stuck with the deficits, the debt, and the economy. He can’t blame Bush any more. If things stay stuck, or even get worse, it will all be on him.

  3. Eric, your comment indicates you didn’t read Selwyn Duke’s article. Read it, or confirm you already did read it and I’ll respond.

  4. I read the article, but have never heard of this person before. He makes a few points, but claiming the entire election was stolen is a stretch way too far, for the reasons I already gave. He sounds like a kook. We should not listen to kooks. If there were real evidence of the massive vote fraud he claims, every Republican operative from Karl Rove on down would be on it, and so would every pundit from Krauthammer to Limbaugh.

    This grasping at straws drives me crazy. It’s like the Birther thing. Some people seriously thought they could get Obama thrown out of office over a birth certificate. This is loony tunes thinking. It’s a denial of reality. It’s an appeal to magic and wishful thinking. It’s pretending that the serious work of beating left wingers doesn’t have to be done, and that we can beat our enemies with conspiracy theories. This guy seriously claims the entire election was stolen, and somehow no one else in the Republican Party noticed but him.

    Let’s deal in reality. Obama won this thing. I don’t know how, but he did. And it won’t get overturned based on one reporter or blogger or whoever he is.

  5. BTW, Rope, sorry if my last two comments sounded harsh, but we just can’t get caught up in nonsense. Listen to sane heads like Charles Krauthammer.

  6. Obama won this thing. I don’t know how, but he did

    Really? I mean, really? You don’t know how? Despite everyone outside your wingnut bubble trying to tell you?

    Jesus, you people are incredibly dense.

    Bwahahahahahahahah.

  7. I agree w/Eric. I agree that the 59 wards in Philly are highly suspicious and that some fraud very likely occurred, but there is a ridiculously small quantity of Republicans registered in those areas. And as such, based on what happened on Election Day there, they were probably scared for their lives to go out cast a vote for Romney.

  8. Eric, Selwyn Duke is a retired tennis pro, now active in business, and a reasonably well known conservative writer on quite a few Internet sites. He’s a regular columnist at The New American, News With Views, and Renew America, and is a frequent contributor at The American Thinker with dozens of feature articles to his credit.

    Which is to indicate that his work is easily accessible. That you are unfamiliar with him or with his work isn’t really important, just as who he is is also not important to the question of the influence of voter fraud in the outcome of the election.

    Either voter fraud occurred or it didn’t. Duke provides several examples which point rather conclusively toward fraud. Surely you don’t dispute his examples, or do you? If so, say so, and I’ll address those issues.

    Otherwise, it seems that for you lots of little frauds don’t add up to a big enough fraud to turn the election. Is that a fair statement?

    PS: Krauthammer is a solid conservative voice and usually reliable and I’m almost always in agreement with his observations, but we’re different people and when we disagree I don’t feel the need to conform my thoughts to his, or to yours.

  9. Otherwise, it seems that for you lots of little frauds don’t add up to a big enough fraud to turn the election. Is that a fair statement?

    It is for me, FWIW.

  10. Specific inferences drawn from apparently inconceiveable results, is an iffy proposition. But the investigation of supposedly substantiating instances does not seem to me to be pointless. Although I have a difficult time conceiving as to how the accumulate d effects could ahve swung this election.

    That is where systematic research would be welcome.

    We of course have on record numbers of Democrats publicly stating that they are perfectly willing to engage in the subversion of the democratic process in order to get what they want. We do also know that the Democrat party has a long and notorious history of metropolitan vote fraud and purchase. We know that the political careers of extremely influential Democrat politicians have been made through vote fraud and deceit: Lyndon Johnson’s election to the U.S. Senate is an instance remarked and noted by reliable and careful historians.

    There is little or no reason to trust that a class of people (liberal Democrats) who have habituially acted in this way in the past, and promise to do so again in the future ‘if necessary’, are not doing so currently.

    Philadelphia however, is an instance where close investigation involving actual leg work may have gone some way toward making the result there seem plausible in terms of rough proportionality, if not in actual numbers. I’m not sure that 19,000 government worshipping Philadelphians vibrating to the same frequency is any more remarkable than a cloud of gnats changing direction in midflight on a moment’s notice.

    My considered opinion is that historically speaking, and based on the testimony of historians as to the effect on the election outcomes rather than the ensuing social effects, is that voter fraud has made this country very much more left leaning than it otherwise would be, and that we are living with the accumultaed effects of generations of democratic subversion by Democrats.

    What is taken as the moral default position in this country is in fact partly the result of fraud and manipulation.

    That is just one reason for not taking lefties seriously as moral peers and fellows, however seriously you must take them as threats or nuisances.

  11. Otherwise, it seems that for you lots of little frauds don’t add up to a big enough fraud to turn the election. Is that a fair statement?

    That’s about it. Your author alleges a few small frauds, but can’t conclusively prove any of them. And his overall conclusion, that the whole election was stolen, just doesn’t hold up. Given the final vote totals, that would have required massive fraud, hundreds of thousands of votes in several states, and no way could they get away with that without anyone noticing. Like I said, Karl Rove and others, not to mention Romney’s entire legal team, would have been on it in a second. This is a story which is, truth be told, going nowhere.

  12. DNW says:
    November 14, 2012 at 14:31

    Am I the only one that finds this blog extremely slow loading, in a way other web sites are not?

    No, you are not alone. Painted a wall and it dried before it loaded. (well, maybe a little exaggeration. 8-) )

  13. Eric, if you use the link at the bottom of my comment to access Selwyn Duke’s original article you’ll find a number of links there which support his allegations. But if it’s going to take conclusive proof of voter fraud to get you to consider the possibility, then your opinion is unlikely to change.

    On a related note, you might look into the case of Allen West, he’s fighting to get a recount. The Florida Secretary of State has sent a team of investigators to the district because a partial recount of early ballots resulted in an increase for West and an even bigger decline for his opponent. But not enough to trigger an automatic recount.

    West is convinced fraud prevented him from winning reelection. But since he lost a bid to have the voting machines and their associated ballots impounded, he’s been effectively denied access to the hard evidence he needs to prove fraud. Now, he’s concerned with trying to get a full recount of early and absentee ballots.

  14. But if it’s going to take conclusive proof of voter fraud to get you to consider the possibility, then your opinion is unlikely to change.

    What I mean is conclusive proof that massive voter fraud took place, enough to change the outcome in multiple states. He may be right that voter fraud occurred in small doses, but not nearly enough to change the election.

    As for Allen West, he lost by a pretty small amount, which is different, so he may have a case.

  15. Recounts are for Democrats only, according to Al Sharpton who has a firm opinion on Allen West’s drive for an accurate vote count, Al’s against recounts if one might put a Republican in office. Here’s an excerpt from The RightScoop dated 11/14/12.

    (the percentage figures should be .8% and .5%. In Florida a recount is automatic if the margin of victory is within 1/2 of a percent of the total votes cast in the disputed race.)

    Al Sharpton supports local Mayor recount but (is) against Allen West in St. Lucie county

    Hypocrite and Democrat hack Al Sharpton cites the fact that Murphy’s lead over West is “way outside the margin to justify a recount” and therefore he is against a recount in a race that is “unworthy of a recount”. But West is only .08 percentage points away from having a mandatory recount. That’s not even 1 percentage point and isn’t “way outside the margin”.

    But in a local mayoral race where the votes are within .05 points thus forcing a mandatory recount, Sharpton makes clear he supports that recount. Oh I should note that after the early votes were recounted, the progressive candidate is down 61 votes and that’s when Sharpton decided to voice his support.

    Note that both of the races are in St. Lucie County with the same canvassing board and the same Supervisor of Elections “Gertrude Walker”…

  16. Looks like a few others are putting 2 and 2 together and coming up with Voter Fraud. The following list is from Michael at The American Dream on 11/13/12. (emphasis added)

    It’s quiet a bit to digest but for those who think the topic might be important, it’s required reading, or soon will be. No single incident can prove voter fraud of sufficient magnitude to swing a national election, same with a limited number of isolated examples, or a great many examples in a circumscribed geographical area or specific region, but enough events in enough key locations can add up to turn a key state like Ohio for example.

    Those who don’t think that’s a reasonable possibility and have already closed their minds to mounting evidence are of course under no obligation to read it or to give the issue further consideration. I intend to follow the evidence wherever it leads.

    We’re at the early stages of marshaling the evidence and Obama’s supporters aren’t going to make it easy. This task is not for the everyone, but it does need doing if our nation is to return to government of, for, and by the people.

    22 Signs That Voter Fraud Is Wildly Out Of Control And The Election Was A Sham

    After what we have seen this November, how is any American ever supposed to trust the integrity of our elections ever again? There were over 70,000 reports of voting problems on election day, and there are numerous eyewitnesses that claim that they saw voting machines change votes for one candidate to another candidate right in front of their eyes. In several of the swing states there were counties where the number of registered voters exceeded the total voting age population by a very wide margin. How in the world does that happen? Some of the vote totals that were reported in some of the most important swing states were completely and totally absurd, and yet we are just supposed to accept them on blind faith without ever being able to ask any questions. Of course the Romney campaign has already totally given up, so it isn’t as if there is any chance that the results of the presidential election could be overturned anyhow. But if massive election fraud did take place and nobody is held accountable, what kind of message will that send for the future? Will we ever be able to have faith in the integrity of our elections ever again?

    The following are 22 signs that voter fraud is wildly out of control and the election was a sham…

    #1 According to the Election Protection Coalition, voters across the United States reported more than 70,000 voting problems by 5 PM Eastern time on election day.

    #2 There were 59 voting divisions in the city of Philadelphia where Mitt Romney did not receive a single vote. In those voting divisions, the combined vote total was 19,605 for Barack Obama and 0 for Mitt Romney.

    #3 The overall voter turnout rate in Philadelphia was only about 60 percent. But in the areas of Philadelphia where Republican poll watchers were illegally removed, the voter turnout rate was over 90% and Obama received over 99% of the vote. Officials in Philadelphia have already ruled out an investigation.

    #4 According to WND, one poll watcher in Pennsylvania actually claims that he witnessed voting machine software repeatedly switch votes from Mitt Romney to Barack Obama…

    It was in Upper Macungie Township, near Allentown, Pa., where an auditor, Robert Ashcroft, was dispatched by Republicans to monitor the vote on Election Day. He said the software he observed would “change the selection back to default – to Obama.”

    He said that happened in about 5 percent to 10 percent of the votes.

    He said the changes appeared to have been made by a software program.

    Ashcroft said the format for computer programming has a default status, and in this case it appeared to be designating a vote for Obama each time it went to default.

    #5 Somehow Mitt Romney won 55 out of the 67 counties in the state of Pennsylvania and still managed to lose the entire state by a wide margin because of the absurd vote totals that Obama ran up in the urban areas.

    #6 Barack Obama received more than 98 percent of the vote in 10 out of the 50 wards in the city of Chicago.

    #7 Prior to the election, voters in the states of Nevada, North Carolina, Texas and Ohio all reported that voting machines were switching their votes for Romney over to Obama.

    #8 There were more than 50 precincts in Cuyahoga County, Ohio where Mitt Romney received 2 votes or less.

    #9 There were more than 100 precincts in Cuyahoga County, Ohio where Barack Obama received more than 99 times the votes that Mitt Romney did.

    #10 Barack Obama also received more than 99% of the vote in a number of very important precincts down in Broward County, Florida.

    #11 Wood County, Ohio (which Obama won) has a voting age population of 98,213, but somehow 106,258 voters were registered to vote on election day.

    #12 Ten counties in the swing state of Colorado have a voter registration rate of more than 100%.

    #13 Barack Obama did not win in a single state that absolutely requires a photo I.D. in order to vote.

    #14 In Ohio, two election judges were caught allowing unregistered voters to cast ballots.

    #15 Many Ohio voters that showed up at the polls on election day were surprised when they were informed that they had already voted.

    #16 In fact, there were reports all over the nation of people being unable to vote because records showed that they had already voted.

    #17 According to U.S. Representative Allen West, there were numerous “voting irregularities” in St. Lucie County, Florida on election day…

    “The thing that spurred our curiosity in our race was the fact that at 1 o’clock in the morning on Election Night, all of a sudden there was a 4,000-vote swing that took me from being ahead to put the lead into my opponent’s hands.”

    #18 In Wisconsin, there were allegations that Obama voters were actually being bussed in from out of state…

    The Democrats stationed a self described “BIG Chicago pro bono attorney” as one of their two observers at this small polling place. He remained at the polling place from 7:00 a.m. until well after 8:p.m. …..A high priced CHICAGO attorney, sitting in a Sheboygan WISCONSIN polling place, observing wards comprised of 1500 voters? …. WHY???

    Why would someone from Chicago be observing in Sheboygan Wisconsin? And WHY at such a small polling place?

    Finally, isn’t it interesting that this would occur at the VERY polling place in which all of the above described events ALSO occurred?

    AGAIN WHY WOULD A CHICAGO ATTORNEY BE OBSERVING AN ELECTION POLLING PLACE WITH FEWER THAN 1500 VOTERS IN IT, IN SHEBOYGAN WISCONSIN?

    Of all the places where there has been suspected voting irregularities, and OUTRIGHT FRAUD throughout the ENTIRE United States, WHY HERE? WHY SHEBOYGAN? WHY THIS SMALL WARD?

    This lawyer spent the day running in and out making, and taking calls, which coincidentally then coincided with influxes of groups of individuals by the van and bus loads, coming in to register, AND VOTE, using what appeared to be copied Allient energy bills. These individuals often did not have photo I.D.’s, could not remember their own addresses without looking at the paper, and became easily tripped, confused and annoyed when questioned.

    Many of these same individuals, just so happened to be dressed in/wearing CHICAGO BEARS apparel, and whom openly discussed “catching busses back to Chicago” with each other, with poll workers, via their cell phones in the lobby area just outside the polling place, as well as in the parking lot, both before and AFTER registering and voting.

    One woman was dressed head to toe in CHICAGO BEARS apparel including perfectly manicured BEARS fake fingernails!

    She complained because registering was taking too long and she had to hurry up to catch her bus back to Chicago.

    We have photos of these people in vehicles with plates from different states, photos of them leaving the polls, and other irregularities.

    #19 Prior to election day, an Obama for America staffer was caught on video trying to help someone register to vote in more than one state.

    #20 It is being alleged that unions in Nevada have been registering illegal immigrants and pressuring them to vote.

    #21 According to townhall.com, there was a systematic effort by the Obama campaign to suppress the military vote because they knew that most military votes would go against Obama…

    Aiding Obama’s win was a devious suppression of the conservative vote. The conservative-leaning military vote has decreased drastically since 2010 due to the so-called Military Voter Protection Act that was enacted into law the year before. It has made it so difficult for overseas military personnel to obtain absentee ballots that in Virginia and Ohio there has been a 70% decrease in requests for ballots since 2008. In Virginia, almost 30,000 fewer overseas military voters requested ballots than in 2008. In Ohio, more than 20,000 fewer overseas military voters requested ballots. This is significant considering Obama won in both states by a little over 100,000 votes.

    #22 According to the Naval Enlisted Reserve Association, it appears that thousands of military votes from this election will never be counted at all.

    So what do you think about all of this?

    Do you still believe that elections in America are fair and honest?

  17. Sorry, but too much of this is anecdotal. He focuses a lot of effort on one polling place in Wisconsin where Chicago voters were allegedly bussed in. His evidence? Many of them were wearing Chicago Bears clothes. Sorry, but that’s not good enough. Chicago is close to Wisconsin, so you’d expect to see some Bears fans there. It may look fishy, but it’s just not proof.

    But finally was his comment: Of course the Romney campaign has already totally given up. This makes no sense. Romney is a fighter and a tough competitor, he didn’t just “Give up” like a meek little mouse. If he had any chance at all to prove he lost the election because of fraud, he and his army of lawyers would be doing it. That they’re not means they know there’s no case to be made.

    Like I said before, conservatives should stop grasping at these straws, they do us no good. The whole thing just smacks of desperation and wishful thinking. We won’t win this way, unfortunately it just makes us look like kooks, oddballs, complainers, and sore losers. And nobody wants to vote for that.

  18. No, Eric, all Americans who care about the integrity of our election process should make a forthright effort to examine the evidence of voter fraud and come to their own conclusions about what to do in response.

    Pretending it didn’t happen, or that if it did, it had little or no bearing on the eventual outcome is one response, but that’s not my response. Nor should those who’ve looked at the preliminary evidence and concluded that further examination is necessary be dissuaded by the opinions of those who’ve reached a different conclusion, or fear the implications of confirmation.

    You say that Romney is a fighter and that he didn’t just Give Up like a meek little mouse. Maybe that’s so, maybe not, we’ll see, but prior to a thorough examination of the evidence, isn’t that exactly what you’re advocating? And, for what, fear of being called names?

  19. WPTV News reports a hearing is now underway to decide if all the early ballots should be recounted in St. Lucie County. Stay tuned, tape at 6pm.

    Allen West, Patrick Murphy race results: Judge to hear case for full recount of all early votes.

    •By: Jonathan Mattise, Treasure Coast Newspapers

    ST. LUCIE COUNTY —A St. Lucie County Circuit Court judge has scheduled a hearing at 1 p.m. today for U.S. Rep. Allen West’s latest St. Lucie challenge for an election recount.

    West, who narrowly lost his District 18 bid to Democrat Patrick Murphy in unofficial results, filed a lawsuit Tuesday evening demanding the canvassing board recount all early votes before certifying the results. The West campaign expressed concern when Supervisor of Elections Gertrude Walker on Sunday performed a partial recount of ballots only cast Nov. 1 through 3.

    Judge Dan Vaughn will hear West’s case today.

    Listed as plaintiffs alongside the Palm Beach Gardens Republican are early voters from St. Lucie…

    West’s legal motion claims the early voting plaintiffs were “deprived of their equal protection right to have their vote counted due to the nature of the improper selective recount.” Since the recount Sunday dropped the vote total, West’s campaign argues the early votes that the plaintiffs cast from Oct. 27 to 31 might not have been counted correctly.

    West’s legal team has questioned how Walker’s numbers add up. The campaign also wants to look at the polling books.

    Walker admitted Tuesday there were errors where thousands of votes were either not counted or counted twice. She said the Sunday recount remedied the situation.

    After the recount, West trailed Murphy by 1,907 votes, or 0.57 percent, across the Martin-St. Lucie-northern Palm Beach district. West lost 132 votes and his Democratic Jupiter opponent dropped 667 with the recount.

    Walker’s legal rebuttal states she doesn’t have the authority to order a recount. That is spelled out in state law, which says only an election decided by 0.5 percent or less triggers an automatic recount. What happened Sunday, Walker has said, technically is a “retabulation,” which a supervisor can perform at her discretion when possible errors exist in vote counting.

    “The Motion is devoid of any actual legal argument or factual allegation, let alone clear proof of the elements required for the granting of an injunction under controlling Florida law,” a court document with Walker’s response states.

    The canvassing board has to certify its results to the state Sunday, and the state ultimately certifies results Tuesday.

    “If we can’t resolve this in the next four days, then there are going to be serious unanswered questions about the vote total certified out of St. Lucie County,” West legal counsel Jason Torchinsky said in a conference call Wednesday…

    Read more: http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_st_lucie_county/allen-west-patrick-murphy-race-results-judge-to-hear-case-for-full-recount-of-all-early-votes#ixzz2CPWkAJ8F

  20. You say that Romney is a fighter and that he didn’t just Give Up like a meek little mouse. Maybe that’s so, maybe not, we’ll see, but prior to a thorough examination of the evidence, isn’t that exactly what you’re advocating? And, for what, fear of being called names?

    My point is we’re not going to overturn this election on the basis of supposed voter fraud. Do you think Romney would just give up if he thought he had a case? Really? The West case is different because it was so close, but the national election wasn’t nearly as close. What is the point of barking up this tree when it won’t do any good?

  21. Eric, why assume that overturning the election is the only useful result of exposing voter fraud? Granted, it is a much to be desired outcome, but so is pointing out the illegitimacy of the current regime, and bringing the cheaters to justice is also well worth the effort.

    As for Romney just giving up, it wouldn’t be the first time a presidential candidate just gave up and decided not to press his case for a stolen election. Richard Nixon just gave up in 1960 when Chicago’s Mayor Daley waited late into the night to see how many votes it would take to win Illinois for JFK and then delivered the required margin of victory a few hours late to be sure, but not too late to put his fellow Democrat in the White House.

    Incidentally, there is no national election. There’s a series of State elections each with it’s allotted number of votes in the Electoral College. Win the key precincts by wide margins in heavily populated urban districts by hook or by crook and the totals can easily tip statewide tallies. Put three or four State elections together, like Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Colorado for example, and that’s more than enough to swing a national election in an otherwise closely matched contest.

    You should already know this, but the point of barking up this particular tree is that if elections can be so brazenly stolen in 21st Century modern America then the voice of the people is meaningless, representative democracy is nothing but a sham, a fond memory of a lost past, and our nation has devolved from a republic into a tyranny.

  22. George Bennett writing in the Palm Beach Post reports the following:

    Judge denies Allen West’s recount request; focus now on 4 p.m. canvassing board meeting

    FORT PIERCE — A judge today denied U.S. Rep. Allen West‘s request that he order a recount of 37,379 ballots from early voting in St. Lucie County — effectively leaving the decision up to the county’s canvassing board, which meets today at 4 p.m.

    Circuit Judge Dan Vaughn said he did not have the authority to issue an injunction ordering the recount, which West wanted after problems emerged in the counting of early votes on election night.

    Unofficial returns show Democrat Patrick Murphy leading the race by 1,907 votes or 0.58 percent in District 18, which includes St. Lucie, Martin and northern Palm Beach counties.

    West has not conceded.

    In denying West’s motion, Vaughn noted the canvassing board is considering the issue at a meeting this afternoon. The judge also said that West has other legal remedies — specifically mentioning a statute that allows a candidate to contest an election within 10 days of the final certification of results. That certification is scheduled for Tuesday.

    After West filed his motion for an injunction on Tuesday in St. Lucie County circuit court, the canvassing board on Thursday scheduled a meeting for this afternoon to consider a full recount of early votes.

    Murphy attorney Gerald Richman said in court today that there is no basis for a full recount of early votes and if the canvassing board orders a full recount of them, the Murphy campaign will go to court to try to block it.

    “If the canvassing board were to decide that they want to do that without any evidentiary basis to do so, we’ll be back before your honor with a motion for injunctive relief against them doing it because under the law the statute that we cited for your honor they have absolutely no right to do it,” Richman said.

    “Now we’re getting both sides threatening us,” said St. Lucie County Attorney Dan McIntyre, representing the canvassing board.

    The canvassing board originally planned a full recount of early votes after some were double-counted and others were ignored on election night. But after announcing the full recount late Saturday, the board reversed course Sunday morning and decided to only recount 16,275 ballots from three of the eight days of early voting….

  23. Stephen Dinan at The Washington Times reports the following, 11/17/12. West is currently behind by .58% of the total vote, he need to get within .50% to trigger a full recount of all ballots, early, absentee, and election day votes.

    His request to have the voting machines and their associated ballots impounded was denied. Then when he requested a recount of early ballots after significient reports of double counts of his opponent’s ballots and non-counts of his ballots emerged, the canvassing board ordered a full recount of early ballots.

    But, then a strange development took place over the weekend, (following is the last paragraph from the comment immediately above.)

    —The canvassing board originally planned a full recount of early votes after some were double-counted and others were ignored on election night. But after announcing the full recount late Saturday, the board reversed course Sunday morning and decided to only recount 16,275 ballots from three of the eight days of early voting….

    Now, it seems the canvassing board (by a vote of 2-1) has decided to remedy their earlier blatantly biased decision.

    West wins request for recount of some ballots

    Rep. Allen West won a full recount of early voting in St. Lucie County when the county’s canvassing board voted late Friday to grant his request.

    Local news accounts said the decision came in a 2-1 vote.

    After last weeks’ election Mr. West, a one-term congressman and tea party favorite, trails Democratic challenger Patrick Murphy by about 1,900 votes, or just outside the margin needed for an automatic recount.

    But problems tabulating early voting ballots in St. Lucie — one of three counties with precincts in the 18th congressional district — left Mr. West and other candidates in the region fearing that some votes are being ignored.

    County elections supervisor Gertrude Walker initially called for a full recount of all eight days of early voting, but ended up only recounting three days which she said had problems.

    Mr. West, a one-term tea party favorite, argued that state law required any recount to cover all eight days of early voting.

    He went to court to try to win the full recount, but a judge rejected his petition earlier Friday. Hours later, however, the canvassing board granted his request.

    Mr. Murphy’s lawyer had told the judge he would try to block the full recount should the canvassing board approve one. It was unclear early Saturday whether Mr. Murphy would follow through on that threat.

    The county has until Sunday to certify its results and send them to the state, where a final commission will certify them and send them to Washington.

    Florida law still allows 10 days after that second certification for a candidate to challenge a vote.

    Mr. Murphy, in an email to supporters Friday, said he expects a drawn-out fight — though he said he’s already in Washington beginning orientation.

    “We all continue to be concerned about the expensive legal bills we are incurring each day West continues this fight,” Mr. Murphy said in the email, begging supporters to donate to him.

    Read more: West wins request for recount of some ballots – Washington Times http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/nov/17/west-wins-request-recount-some-ballots/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS#ixzz2CUBxDUO1

  24. Eric, why assume that overturning the election is the only useful result of exposing voter fraud? Granted, it is a much to be desired outcome, but so is pointing out the illegitimacy of the current regime, and bringing the cheaters to justice is also well worth the effort.

    It’s fine to expose voter fraud, and even prosecute it if you can, but let’s not let it distract from the bigger issues, namely, how do we beat these left wingers in the future? To say we lost this election because of voter fraud is not a viable strategy. We need to find out why we really lost, and then do something about it.

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