Although the AP story neglects to mention the party affiliation, we can all guess, and Newsbusters can confirm:
The AP reports a story on two Democrat election officials convicted of recount rigging and neglect of official duties for their actions during the 2004 elections but, for some hard to determine reason, few if any news sources are mentioning that these two are Democrats.
Jacqueline Maiden and Kathleen Dreame have pleaded guilty to the charges after an aborted conviction from last January, the original trial having been granted a retrial on grounds not connected with the pair’s actions.
Look at their defiant faces. They’d do it again in a heartbeat. And so will their comrades in arms all across the country:
Missouri – Four Democratic election workers found guilty on all four counts of conspiracy to commit election fraud.
Texas – A plot to steal dozens of votes using non-existent addresses is uncovered,
California – Crooked Secretary of State Kevin Shelley investigated for his mishandling of federal voting act funds, among many other charges.
Minnesota – Same day voter registration shenanigans.
Washington – Ballots counted exceed the number of voters who voted.Wisconsin – Local and federal law enforcement authorities look into potential fraud (more than 1,200 votes came from invalid addresses, among other problems) in Milwaukee.
Evidence of such fraud was found in 2005, when a Washington state judge ruled that 1,678 illegal votes were cast on Election Day in 2004. Not enough to make a difference? Democrat Christine Gregoire was elected governor that year by a mere 129-vote margin. The Seattle Post-Intelligencer found that at least eight dead people “voted” in King County.
New Mexico – Crooked canvasser for a liberal group signs up tens of thousands of voters (some as young as 13 and 15) for the presidential election in this swing state.
Ohio – ACORN (need I say more), registering voters in Franklin County, turns in more than 500 forms with nonexistent addresses and potentially fake signatures.
Kansas – Democrats urge people to register to vote after the legal deadline.
Pennsylvania – Democrats collect absentee ballots in prison.
New York – Dead Indians vote for Hillary!.
Florida – Thousands of people illegally registered to vote.
New Jersey – Voting machines prevent voters from casting ballots for Republicans.
I could go on, but my well known google-fu grows weary. I don’t want to wear myself out. Besides, you already know it to be true.
Before some idiot shows up to simper that Republicans do it too, save your breath. Sure, there have been few and far between examples that you can point to, but voter fraud on a massive scale is a Democratic tradition that has a long, (not) proud history.
Here’s further proof from a 368 page report from a non-partisan group, not that it’s needed.
As someone once said, the Republicans need to have about a five point edge in every major election to make up for the fraud on the Democratic side, which is getting harder and harder as the voting public becomes more and more batshit crazee.
UPDATE (January 8, 2008):
The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear arguments on Indiana’s voter identification law. If the justices don’t get this one right, they could open the door to a future with more fraud.
Naturally Democrats oppose this law.
Arguing in opposition to the law will be attorneys for the Indiana Democratic Party. This is not to say that Democrats are in favor of voter fraud. (really?!)
But they do seem to want voting to be as easy and painless as possible. And they don’t seem to be too picky about verifying the identities or citizenship of those casting ballots.
Alabama – Husband, candidate/wife, absentee election manager team up for mass quantities of extra votes.
UPDATE (January 30, 2008):
The St. Louis Election Board discovered that a woman dead since October cast an absentee ballot in the city presidential primary, an official said.
The case is being turned over today to the Department of Justice, said Scott Leiendecker, the Republican director for the St. Louis Election Board.
UPDATE (Oct 6, 2008):
Nevada state authorities seized records and computers Tuesday from the Las Vegas office of an organization that tries to get low-income people registered to vote, after fielding complaints of voter fraud.
Bob Walsh, spokesman for the Nevada secretary of state’s office, told FOXNews.com the raid was prompted by ongoing complaints about “erroneous” registration information being submitted by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, also called ACORN.
The group was submitting the information through a voter sign-up drive known as Project Vote.
“Some of them used nonexistent names, some of them used false addresses and some of them were duplicates of previously filed applications,” Walsh said, describing the complaints, which largely came from the registrar in Clark County, Nev.
Secretary of State Ross Miller said the fraudulent registrations included forms for the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys football team.
UPDATE: (October 8):
Charlene Davis, co-director of the election board in Jackson County, where Kansas City is, said the fraudulent registration forms came from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. She said they were bogging down work Wednesday, the final day Missourians could register to vote.
“I don’t even know the entire scope of it because registrations are coming in so heavy,” Davis said. “We have identified about 100 duplicates, and probably 280 addresses that don’t exist, people who have driver’s license numbers that won’t verify or Social Security numbers that won’t verify. Some have no address at all.”
According to STATSIndiana, In 2007, Indianapolis/Marion County had an estimated population of 876,804. Of that number 232,607 were below 18 years of age, for a total of 644,197 people in Marion County/Indianapolis 18 or over and thus eligible to vote. (Indiana allows felons to vote as long as they are not incarcerated).
So we have 644,197 people eligible to be registered in Marion County/Indianapolis, and 677,401 people registered. Congratulations go to Indianapolis for having 105% of its residents registered!
UPDATE (October 9):
Michelle Malkin is keeping track of the latest cases:
The State Elections Enforcement Commission has opened an investigation into allegations that a community activist organization submitted at least 10 false voter-registration cards in Bridgeport.
One of the phony registrations was for a 7-year-old girl in the Marina Village housing complex, whose age was listed as 27 on the voter card.
Milwaukee County prosecutors Tuesday charged a convicted felon with illegally registering himself and others to vote between his conviction and his sentencing.
The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, has turned in at least 65,000 cards to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in the last year. The board has investigated potentially fraudulent cards since August.
LaSota said Monday representatives of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, a grassroots activist group conducting registration drives, dropped off 2,000 new voter applications last week in Lake County.
“About 1,100 are no good,” she said.