Monday, August 27, 2012

Voter Fraud Is A Problem!

When Republicans vote!   

There has been a nationwide(Koch Brothers Sponsored)push to enact restrictive voter ID laws throughout the Country. Luckily our restrictive voter ID laws, have been stopped by the courts. Despite J B Van Hollen's insistence on disenfranchising Wisconsin voters.  

Now, after an exhaustive study, we find out that the republicans perpetual claims of massive voter fraud is pure unadulterated bullshit!   

voter fraud in general is rare. And that particular form of voter fraud is "virtually non-existent," according to the extensive public-records search conducted by News21, a nonpartisan investigative news project funded by the Carnegie and Knight foundations. Researchers filed more than 2,000 public-records requests and reviewed nearly 5,000 court documents, official records and media reports to get their information.

They identified 2,068 alleged cases of voter fraud since the year 2000, a period during which there have been more than 600 million votes cast in presidential elections alone. That, the study noted, is an "infinitesimal amount." It also showed a total of 10 cases of in-person voter fraud during that period.

10 cases of in-person voter fraud in more than 600 million votes cast!!!  Let that sink in.  But wait there is more!

The News21 analysis of its election fraud database shows:
  • In-person voter-impersonation fraud is rare. The database shows 207 cases of other types of fraud for every case of voter impersonation.
“The fraud that matters is the fraud that is organized. That’s why voter impersonation is practically non-existent because it is difficult to do and it is difficult to pull people into conspiracies to do it,” said Lorraine Minnite, professor of public policy and administration at Rutgers University.
  • There is more fraud in absentee ballots and voter registration than any other categories. The analysis shows 491 cases of absentee ballot fraud and 400 cases of registration fraud. A required photo ID at the polls would not have prevented these cases.
“The one issue I think is potentially important, though more or less ignored, is the overuse of absentee balloting, which provides far more opportunity for fraud and intimidation than on-site voter fraud,” said Daniel Lowenstein, a UCLA School of Law professor.
  • Of reported election-fraud allegations in the database whose resolution could be determined, 46 percent resulted in acquittals, dropped charges or decisions not to bring charges.
Minnite says prosecutions are rare. “You have to be able to show that people knew what they were doing and they knew it was wrong and they did it anyway,” she said. “It may be in the end they (prosecutors) can’t really show that the people who have cast technically illegal ballots did it on purpose.”
  • Felons or noncitizens sometimes register to vote or cast votes because they are confused about their eligibility. The database shows 74 cases of felons voting and 56 cases of noncitizens voting.
  • Voters make a lot of mistakes, from accidentally voting twice to voting in the wrong precinct.
  • Election officials make a lot of mistakes, from clerical errors — giving voters ballots when they’ve already voted — to election workers confused about voters’ eligibility requirements.
 Their final result?

 Voter fraud at the polls is an insignificant aspect of American elections,” said elections expert David Schultz, professor of public policy at Hamline University School of Business in St. Paul, Minn.

“There is absolutely no evidence that (voter impersonation fraud) has affected the outcome of any election in the United States, at least any recent election in the United States,” Schultz said.
The problem with Professor Schultz, is he has not extensively studied the republican party!

Right here in Wisconsin, we know that powerful republican Robin Vos's third ex-wife, was recently caught voting in WI(during the recall election, when she was still married toVos),  despite the fact she is currently a resident of Idaho.

Secondly we have the video of Joel Kleefisch running down the line and voting for whoever is not around.

Then of course we have Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan buying votes at Cousins subs.

Let's also not forget the red state of Indiana, where Indiana Republican Secretary of State Charlie White was convicted on SIX counts of voter fraud!

White, a Republican, was accused of lying about his home address on voter registration forms in order to continue receiving a stipend for serving on his town's council. To comply with state law requiring the removal of convicted felons from office, Gov. Mitch Daniels, a fellow Republican, appointed White's deputy as an interim replacement.
  The irony is that White has been an outspoken defender of controversial voter identification laws, which are purportedly aimed at stamping out the kind of fraud he was found guilty of committing.

Finally, Mitt is no stranger to voter fraud, himself.  Since he committed it himself when he voted in some Massachusett's election.

Of course while the republicans continue to pretend they are just worried about everyone's vote being counted we know that is flat out not true!

How do we know it isn't true?

They keep telling us!    From the OHIO GOP Election official Doug Preisse: 

I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban — read African-American — voter-turnout machine. Let’s be fair and reasonable.

To Wisconsin's own, and one of the founders of the "tea party" movement Paul Weyrich!!!

It appears the best way to save the integrity of our elections are to keep republicans away from the polls!


  1. Follow the logic. See, it's huge and previously undetectable fraud that's happening. Once we get voter ID, it'll still be undetectable, which will only prove that there was huge fraud before.

  2. right, the because there is no proof is all the proof we need is jaw droppingly, amazingly ridiculous

  3. With these Republicans, it really is a small world, after all. It's a small, small world.
    They realize that their view is really in the minority, so they have to come up with these schemes to "level the playing field," or become the majority. It doesn't matter to them if they are corrupt in swaying the vote to their favor.
    They can use the corporate media to make them look like the righteous saviors of democracy, when in fact--democracy is really the last thing they want.
    Robin Vos has been one of the two designated legislators with ALEC to distribute their "education" money to other like-minded legislators.
    ALEC was also behind the model legislation that was Voter ID.
    Michael Best & Friedrich has worked with them throughout to enforce Voter ID, as well as gerrymandering "redistricting."
    Likely Reince Priebus was also in the mix.

    1. Didn't they win the last governors election and the attempt to recall him? I would call that a majority. Thats both elections without voter id in place.
      Thats as far as I got, because I assume the rest of your logic is about as far off base as your first thoughts.

    2. do not get the premise of this at all do you??

    3. IMBAR,

      usually you can come in here and slowly get the issues off topic or at least make a valiant attempt. This time you came in when everyone was talking about dinner and started talking croquet. Your not even close here.

      What it appears your trying to say is that my conclusion was if there is no voter IDlaw dems will win everytime. That is absolutely not what I said.

      What I pointed out with research and examples is, there is very little voter fraud but when someone does commit it, that someone seems to be a republican. As an added bonus, the person doing it seems to be someone who is adamant about all of the fraud!

      extra added bonus, none of these cases of fraud would be stopped by the silly voter ID law the republicans passed!

  4. No, IMBAR, they didn't win it. They bought it.