Sunday, November 4, 2012

Early Voting, Rigged Machines, Fraud, Zombies, Intimidation

Over the past few days I have related incidents of voter intimidation and potential voter fraud as reports came in.

The night of November 3, 2012 I acquired a document from the Republican Study Committee. The document is dated November 2, 2012, and lists allegations of potential intimidation and fraud dating back to April 2012.

Though the report was generated by the RSC, in many of the cases the political alignment of those conducting the fraud is unknown. In other cases, it is more than evident.

Here are a couple of the highlights:

On Wednesday, October 31, 2012, Joan Stevens, a Marion County, Ohio resident, cast
her ballot for “Mitt Romney” on the electronic touch screen, but President BarackObama’s name lit up instead. It took Ms. Stevens three tries before her selection was
accurately recorded. “You want to vote for who you want to vote for, and when you
can’t, it’s irritating,” Stevens said. The issue was reported to Sophia Rogers, the director
of the board of elections for Marion County. Rogers said the machine worked fine when
she and others tried voting on it. No one else had reported problems with the voting
machines malfunctioning. Rogers said that those still skeptical about using the electronic
stations have the option of filling out a paper ballot or even voting via absentee ballot.

On October 16, 2012, three people were indicted for felony vote fraud in Ohio. Elections
officials working to audit the voter-registration rolls this summer uncovered the fraud. In
each case, the voter requested, received and returned absentee ballots in both names.

Town Hall Magazine and both reported on an early voting location in Houston, TX. A Non-Profit Organization that has endorsed Obama went into the polling place and started handing out water to voters who pledged to vote for Obama. They also interrupted voters who were waiting in line to use the balloting machines, campaigning for Obama and Sheila Jackson-Lee, some rather belligerently. The polling station happens to be in Sheila Jackson-Lee's congressional district. There are currently investigations into voter fraud in connection with her last two elections.

In addition, some voters have lodged complaints that the touch screens on the voting machines require a very precise "click" on any candidate other than Obama, while a touch anywhere near Obama's space will automatically tally that vote. This indicates that the sensitivity settings and calibration on the machines seems to be set in a manner that could unintentionally cast a ballot for a candidate the voter did not select. There is no direct evidence of any tampering. However, in many states, the SEIU, who endorses Obama and most Democratic Party candidates happens to have the maintenance contract for the machines.

In Florida, there are reports of convicted felons voting both in person and via absentee ballot. Some felons, after a certain period of time, may apply to have their voting privileges restored. However, they must apply for such consideration. Eight convicted felons, so far, have been caught voting without having the privilege restored, a process that may take up to 8 years after sentence completion (including parole and probation periods).  Five of them voted Democrat, three Republican. So the fraud does exist on both sides of  the aisle.

Also in Florida, so far fifteen people have cast ballots after they died. That's right. In Florida, death isn't stopping you from voting. Zombies have rights, too. Most of these people died prior to the no-later-than-90-days-prior requirement by state Secretaries of State offices to complete a scrub of voter registration in order to purge all felons and dead people from the voter rolls. Some may recall that earlier this year, Eric Holder's DoJ attempted to stop some states, including Florida, from completing the audit that is mandated by federal law.