How easy is it to commit voter fraud in this country?
Let Jim Turner of Chapel Hill, NC count the ways:
That “bold” post has since been deleted – due to a right wing conspiracy that sees our national glass as “half empty”, or perhaps more likely by someone in a cold sweat about being caught stupidly bragging about committing a felony on Facebook.
Yeah, you made a bold comment, alright Jim.
And this post from Sept 24 has ominous implications:
Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day and I will be part of a group to provide help at Town Hall in Pine Knoll Shores, NC from 10:00 until 4:00. If you will be 18 by election day you MUST register to vote. Have you moved? Have you married? Changed you name?? If any of these apply you need to REGISTER TO VOTE.
It’s very disturbing that an admitted repeat voter would be in charge of voter registration.
Spread the word – this man needs to be made famous. As you can imagine, he represents but the tip of the iceberg. This can not stand. This criminal and others like him can not be allowed to cancel out all of our votes. Mitt Romney is winning NC. But Jim Turner and people like him want to deliver his state to their Messiah via voter fraud.
When have we heard that before? Oh, I know – every time a Democrat’s been caught engaging in shockingly corrupt behavior.
Go back and reread the post and see if you can find the punchline – ’cause I’m not seeing it.
A commenter at the Time for Choosing blog has verified that a James Turner has voted in two of the locations he mentioned in the post:
I downloaded North Carolina’s early voting and absentee voting data from their online site on the 23rd of October. It does show a James Turner voting from Beaufort and Henderson, both white males, 67 years old. This may or may not be the same person, but it does seem to support what he wrote on twitter.
The problem is that even if he didn’t do this, the post he made encourages others to do so. The idea that someone in a position responsible for upholding election integrity encouraging others, jokingly or not, to commit voter fraud and claiming it is about “the American spirit” has no real idea about what the American spirit is about. It has nothing to do with disenfranchising other voters by negating their legal votes with fraudulent ones, it has nothing to do with cheating to get your way and to win at all costs. Encouraging others, or committing the fraud yourself because you think you’re more right than another person who voted differently, is still fraud, regardless of how you try to wrap yourself in up in the flag afterwards.
Another commenter wrote:
I emailed a fraud incident (not voter fraud, a polling place thing) to my county’s GOP here in NC, and within 2 hours a Romney attorney was at my house taking a statement.
They’re taking this stuff seriously – someone in NC should report him to the county GOP (there’s probably a contact on their website) and the State Board of Elections.
By the time the attorney came to my house, there had been 6 statewide alerts from different organizations with my email in it, so there ARE people doing things.