What Voter Fraud? Maryland Democrat Quits Amid Revelations That She Voted in Two States

September 10, 2012 at 8:25 pm (Andy Harris, Florida, Maryland, Photo ID, Voter Fraud, Voter ID, Wendy Rosen, Yvette Lewis)

Remember when Eric Holder dismissed video evidence of how easy it was to perpetrate voter fraud by calling it ‘manufactured’?

A Maryland Democrat was recently revealed to have manufactured the ability to vote in two separate states – Maryland and Florida.  That is illegal.  It is fraud.  And she should be charged.
The Washington Post reports:

A Maryland Democratic candidate quit her congressional race Monday after her own party told state officials that she had committed fraud by voting in both Maryland and Florida in recent elections.

Wendy Rosen, a small-business owner running against freshman Rep. Andy Harris (R) in the Eastern Shore-based 1st Congressional District, released a statement saying that “with great regret, and much sorrow” she was resigning from the contest.

“The Maryland Democratic Party has discovered that Ms. Rosen has been registered to vote in both Florida and Maryland since at least 2006; that she in fact voted in the 2006 general election both in Florida and Maryland; and that she voted in the presidential preference primaries held in both Florida and Maryland in 2008,” wrote Yvette Lewis, the state party chair. “This information is based on an examination of the voter files from both states. We believe that this is a clear violation of Maryland law and urge the appropriate office to conduct a full investigation.”

Bryan Preston of PJ Media writes:

Democrats love to claim that voter fraud does not exist. That voter ID is not necessary. That voter ID is, in fact, voter suppression.

But suddenly Democrats have to admit that voter fraud exists. That’s really going to dent the narrative.

Their narrative has been more than dented, it’s non-existent. Voter fraud is real, it is prevalent, and it is a consistent Democrat tactic in elections.

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Liberals Looking For Donations to "Overcome Pennsylvania’s Voter ID Law", Meanwhile Photo ID’s Can be Obtained For Free

August 22, 2012 at 4:37 pm (Chris Bowers, Daily Kos, DMV, Jim Crow, PennDOT, Pennsylvania, Photo ID, Poor, Voter Fraud, Voter ID)

An e-mail from Daily Kos Campaign Manager, Chris Bowers announces ‘big news’ regarding voter ID laws in Pennsylvania.  Bowers explains:

A huge coalition of 100+ labor and civil rights groups has come together to do the door knocking, phone banking and voter education necessary to make sure everyone in this must-win swing state can still cast a ballot.

At Daily Kos, we’re helping out by running online ads in Pennsylvania to sign up more than 1,000 volunteers so that this coalition has the people power it needs. Please, click here to contribute $3 to Daily Kos so that we can sign up the thousands of volunteers needed to overcome Pennsylvania’s voter ID law.

First off, if you live in Pennsylvania, please put your money back in your pocket.  Instead of attempting to ‘overcome’ a law, put forth the effort to actually follow said law.

Second, why not sign up an army of volunteers to assist the citizens of Pennsylvania in obtaining their photo ID, as opposed to fighting a law that requires it?

Third, instead of donating $3 to the Daily Kos to fight an alleged effort at voter suppression, I’d like to offer better advice on how to fight that suppression … and it’s free.

Here it is – head down to your local DMV in Pennsylvania and obtain your very own photo ID for voting purposes.  It is of no cost to you, and the turnaround time for obtaining such ID is estimated at 10 days.  This gives one plenty of time to receive their ID to use legally in the November elections.

Voila!  No more suppression.  (If you still fill the need to donate, please consider a contribution to the Mental Recession as a show of appreciation for such sound advice).

The entire process is outlined on the PennDOT DMV website, which concludes with the following statement:

“… to receive your free photo ID for voting purposes. This verification process will take about ten days and does not require the payment of a fee.”

Claiming that a law requiring a person to prove the legality of their vote is voter suppression, is akin to calling laws against bank robbery a form of financial suppression.

The folks over at the Daily Kos and other liberals in general have long complained that the concept of a voter ID law would disenfranchise the poor.  For example, this entry cites statements from an advocacy group that claim the Pennsylvania voter ID law hearkens back to the ‘Jim Crow’ era, and would ‘keep the working poor … away from the polls’.

What better way to come to the rescue of the working poor than by asking them for money, as opposed to showing voters how to comply with the law for free?

Cross-posted at NewsBusters

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Obama Campaign Suing to Make It Harder For Military Members to Vote?

August 3, 2012 at 7:00 am (Military, Mitt Romney 2012 Election, Obama Campaign, Ohio, President Obama, Suppressing Military Vote, Veterans, Vote Suppression, Voter ID)

If they were illegal aliens, felons, or dead people, the Obama campaign would surely be suing to make early in-person voting a year-round concept.

But this is the military, and while Team Obama wants you to think they’re concerned about laws that suppress the vote of everyone, the reality is they’re only concerned about suppressing the vote – of Democrat supporters.

How else to explain a lawsuit that fights the privilege of military members to earn three extra days to cast an early in-person vote in the state of Ohio?

Breitbart Reports:

President Barack Obama, along with many Democrats, likes to say that, while they may disagree with the GOP on many issues related to national security, they absolutely share their admiration and dedication to members of our armed forces. Obama, in particular, enjoys being seen visiting troops and having photos taken with members of our military. So, why is his campaign and the Democrat party suing to restrict their ability to vote in the upcoming election?

On July 17th, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party filed suit in OH to strike down part of that state’s law governing voting by members of the military. Their suit said that part of the law is “arbitrary” with “no discernible rational basis.”

Currently, Ohio allows the public to vote early in-person up until the Friday before the election. Members of the military are given three extra days to do so. While the Democrats may see this as “arbitrary” and having “no discernible rational basis,” I think it is entirely reasonable given the demands on servicemen and women’s time and their obligations to their sworn duty. 

Of course, this has nothing to do with the fact that the military typically votes Republican, or that veterans have already shown overwhelming support for Mitt Romney.

Nah…

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Candid Admission: Democrats Say PA Voter ID Law Could Cost Obama Election

July 25, 2012 at 4:13 pm (2012 Election, Charlie Rangel, DCCC, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Pennsylvania, President Obama, Racism, Sheila Jackson Lee, Voter Fraud, Voter ID, Voter ID Law)

What does it say about your party when doing things illegally (voting, citizenship) is perceived to be the only way to win elections?

Beltway Confidential:

Pennsylvania’s voter identification law could sink President Obama’s reelection campaign, according to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).

“Pennsylvania’s new ‘voter I.D.’ law could literally decide the fate of President Obama’s re-election,” wrote DCCC field director Brynne Craig. “It’s not the first time that Republicans have tried to suppress the vote — but in an election this close, it could be the tipping point that delivers the Presidency to Mitt Romney.”

Allow me to serve as proofreader – the phrase ‘suppress the vote’ should have read ‘suppress the illegal vote’.  That one is free.

Anyway, the Dems can’t even use their usual talking point in Pennsylvania – that poor minority groups would be unable to attain the necessary ID – because it is free and can be obtained months ahead of the election. 

The Secretary of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is creating a new voter ID card that is free for people without other forms of ID.

“As we work to ensure that Pennsylvanians have the identification they need to vote this fall, this new card will provide another photo ID option for voters,” Commonwealth Secretary Carol Aichele said earlier this week. “Everyone who needs ID to vote will be able to get it months before the election.”

The only way to interpret the statement that voter ID law could sink the President’s re-election bid, is that the Democrat party feels they need as many illegal votes as possible to have a chance.

This isn’t the first time Democrats have admitted to this.  In January, the Congressional Black Caucus had this to say:

The Congressional Black Caucus on Monday night took to the House floor to charge that voter ID laws popping up around the country are aimed at dissuading minority voters from voting, and making it harder for President Obama to win re-election.

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) added that supporters of these laws have made the “misrepresentation” that there was fraud in the 2008 election, “maybe because we elected the first African American president.”

Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) also drew a connection to these laws and Obama’s election, and said he’s not sure if the laws are being advanced due to “the color of the President” or because Obama “received record-breaking participation by the very same people that they’re making it difficult to vote.”

It takes tunnel vision for a person to believe that voter ID laws are racist or an act of minority suppression.

It takes a candid admission – albeit, inadvertently – to believe that proving your identity can only harm supporters of President Obama.

In short form – doing things legally is a detriment to the left.

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Pre-Filled Voter Registration Cards Going Out to Dogs and Dead People, Voter ID Laws Still Racist

July 14, 2012 at 3:52 pm (Dead Dogs, Dead People, Democrats, Dogs, Fraud, Liberals, Racism, Voter Fraud, Voter ID, Voter Participation Center)

Recently, a liberal group known as the Voter Participation Center has been mailing out voter registration forms to Democrat-leaning groups.  The forms have key information already filled in, but the recipients aren’t exactly the type of individual you’d expect to find at the ballot.

Via the AP (h/t Weasel Zippers):

The voter registration form arrived in the mail last month with some key information already filled in: Rosie Charlston’s name was complete, as was her Seattle address.

Problem is, Rosie was a black lab who died in 1998.

A group called the Voter Participation Center has touted the distribution of some 5 million registration forms in recent weeks, targeting Democratic-leaning voting blocs such as unmarried women, blacks, Latinos and young adults.

But residents and election administrators around the country also have reported a series of bizarre and questionable mailings addressed to animals, dead people, noncitizens and people already registered to vote.

So a liberal organization is trying to get certain voting blocs out to the polls – dogs, dead people, dead dogs, illegal aliens, etc.  Or, more accurately, staunch Democrats.

Here’s the unintentionally funny gem in the story.  Liberals have long been opposed to voter ID laws, citing them as racist.  But election officials in this story aren’t worried about the pre-filled registration cards being submitted illegally, and here’s why…

Several election officials said they believed the voter registration systems were secure enough to catch people who might improperly submit the misdirected documents, since registrants typically have to furnish ID and election managers use databases – such as death records – to see if someone should be disallowed.

If liberals are correct in saying that requesting voter ID is considered racist, but the only way to prevent fraudulent voting activity is through voter ID, then there is only one conclusion to be drawn here.

Liberals believe that only blacks, Hispanics, and other minorities would break the law by voting illegally.

Now that is truly racist…

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Democrats Tried to Prevent Blacks and Hispanics From Attending Massachusetts Convention

June 4, 2012 at 9:00 am (CBC, Congressional Black Caucus, Democrat Convention, Eric Holder, Massachusetts, Minorities, Photo ID, Racism, Voter ID)

On Saturday, Massachusetts delegates met in their state’s Democrat party convention, and announced a requirement for attendance that can only be described as an active attempt to suppress minorities.

The statement below may come as a shock to our more sensitive readers, and we urge those with weaker stomachs to skip below to avoid a nauseating reaction. 

If you are prepared for the vile racism that is to follow, please proceed…

Page 14 of the Delegate’s Guide to the Massachusetts Democrat Convention reads, and we quote:

We apologize to our readers for having to read such strong racially charged language.  In the interest of accuracy however, the statement needed to be printed in its entirety.

That said, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) and Eric Holder, the most vociferous of the groups that oppose photo identification on the grounds that it racially discriminates, will certainly take umbrage to such a requirement.

Earlier this year the CBC announced on the house floor that “voter ID laws popping up around the country are aimed at dissuading minority voters from voting”.  If that is the case, then the Democrats are clearly trying to dissuade minorities from attending their convention.

Just this past week, Holder backed up the charges of photo ID requirements as racist.

Via NPR:

On Wednesday, Holder told a gathering of the Congressional Black Caucus that “both overt and subtle forms of discrimination remain all too common and have not yet been relegated to the pages of history.”

Holder continued:

“If a state passes a new voting law and meets its burden of showing that the law is not discriminatory, we will follow the law and will approve that change. … When a jurisdiction fails to meet its burden in proving that a voting change will not have a racially discriminatory effect, we will object, as we have in 15 different cases.”

Critics complain that Holder is taking an unabashedly, and unethically, political stance against voter ID laws.

Will Holder object in this case?  With his having drawn a line in the sand, it is shocking to see his own party resort to such an ‘overt form of discrimination’.

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Kirsten Powers: Democrats ‘Trapped in the Past’ on Voter ID Laws

April 19, 2012 at 9:08 am (African-Americans, Democrats, Fox News, Kirsten Powers, Voter Fraud, Voter ID)

Is Powers the only liberal pundit with common sense?

I disagree in one aspect, however.  If anything, Democrats are willingly trapped in the past.  Voter ID laws are the one sure way to curb their monopoly on voter fraud.

Via the Daily Caller:

On Wednesday night’s “Special Report” during the weekly online segment, Fox News contributor and Daily Beast columnist Kirsten Powers said her party — the Democratic Party —is “trapped in the past” in their opposition to voter ID laws.
“This is one of those arguments that I feel Democrats are sort of trapped in the past … At one point, I think this was true in extremely rural places or, you know, with people who were, you know, couldn’t read or couldn’t write — you know, in a different time,” she said. “Or when African-Americans were very afraid of the government — things like that.”
Powers suggested that the Democratic Party explore ways to make sure everyone had an ID so they could vote, instead of opposing voter ID laws outright.
“Now today I’m just not on board with this,” Powers said. “I think it is perfectly reasonable to expect somebody to get an ID. And if they don’t have the money or the means to do it, the Democrats can start an organization that does that — that helps them go and raises the money to pay for them to get the ID, which is not that much money, and gives them the forms and tells them how to do it.”

Read the rest here… 

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Video – Stranger Handed Attorney General Eric Holder’s Ballot to Vote

April 9, 2012 at 11:00 am (Ballot, Eric Holder, James O'Keefe, Project Veritas, Tim Tebow, Voter Fraud, Voter ID, Washington DC)

Wait, voter fraud isn’t an issue is it Mr. Holder?  This video is remarkable in that it offers obvious proof that voter ID laws are necessary.

From Breitbart.com:

In a shocking new video, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas demonstrates to the Attorney General of the United States, Eric Holder, just why he should be concerned about lack of voter ID laws – by walking into Holder’s voting precinct and showing the world that anyone can obtain Eric Holder’s ballot. Literally.

The video shows a young man entering a Washington, DC polling place at 3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW, on primary day of this year – April 3, 2012 – and giving Holder’s name and address. The poll worker promptly offers the young man Holder’s ballot to vote.

Holder has maintained that voter fraud is not a major problem in the United States, and that voter ID would not curb voter fraud in any case.

Project Veritas has already shown how dead people can vote in New Hampshire, prompting the state senate to pass a voter ID law; they’ve shown celebrities like Tim Tebow and Tom Brady registering to vote in Minnesota, prompting the state legislature to put voter ID on the ballot as a constitutional amendment. Washington DC voting law is a federal jurisdictional area. Will the federal government take up the challenge?

Watch the video…

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Racism Alert – Photo IDs Required for SAT Testing

March 28, 2012 at 7:58 am (College, Congressional Black Caucus, Democrats, Identification, Minorities, SAT, Voter Fraud, Voter ID)

Wait, doesn’t this discriminate against illegal aliens which in turn hurts Democrats and President Obama in the elections?  Where’s the Congressional Black Caucus?  In January, here’s what they had to say about voter ID:

The Congressional Black Caucus on Monday night took to the House floor to charge that voter ID laws popping up around the country are aimed at dissuading minority voters from voting, and making it harder for President Obama to win re-election.

Wouldn’t IDs for SAT testing then dissuade minority students?  Oh those racist educators.

Mental Recession reader Brian states that, “Ironically, students are one of the groups mentioned when it comes to not having the ID required to vote.” 


But progressives clearly aren’t actually concerned about identification being used as a racist tool, they’re only concerned about using the perception of racism as a tool.


Brian adds:

I am not sure if the irony hammer hits harder than it does when people yell out loud about photo ID for voting, and whisper about it for taking the SATs…

Anyway, via CBS News:

Students taking college entrance exams this fall will have to submit photo IDs with their applications — a key security upgrade following a widespread cheating scandal at a number of high schools on New York’s Long Island, a prosecutor and testing officials announced Tuesday…

The new testing requirements include making students upload a photograph of themselves when they register for the SAT or ACT. Those unable to upload a photo will be permitted to mail in a photo, which will be scanned by the testing agency.

Then, an admission ticket into the testing site, containing the scanned photo, will be mailed to the student.

The photo will not only be printed on the admission ticket, but on the test site roster, and can be checked against the photo ID a student provides at the test center. That photo will be attached to students’ scores as they are reported to high schools and colleges.

Other changes include checking student IDs more frequently at test centers; IDs will be checked when students enter a test site, and whenever they re-enter the test room after breaks, and again when the answer sheets are collected.

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Video – DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz Says She Didn’t Say What She Clearly Said

March 22, 2012 at 9:00 am (A River in Egypt, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Democrats, Denial, GOP, Jim Crow, Lyndon Johnson, Media Research Center, President Eisenhower, Republican, Republicans, Voter Fraud, Voter ID)

Democrats are aware of a little thing called the internet, right?  They lie with seemingly no concern that the American people can check the tape to see if, in fact, they lied.

Here’s Debbie Wasserman Schultz on June 5th, 2011:

“Now you have the Republicans, who want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws…”

And here she is on March 21st, 2012:

MRC Reporter:  You said that the GOP’s trying to turn back to the days of Jim Crow – about the voter ID laws?

Wasserman-Schultz:  I didn’t, that’s not what I said.

Here’s the video of the exchange via the Media Research Center… 

Perhaps Debbie Downer needs a history refresher, as her party supported the Jim Crow laws for at least 75 years.  This report from Peter Roff at U.S. News & World Report explains:

Leaving aside the idea that she perhaps does not understand what the word “literally” means, the “Jim Crow” laws were a whole series of measures indented to keep blacks and whites apart, living lives that were “separate but equal” in all kinds of ways. They were not, as Wasserman Schultz inferred, simply about keeping blacks from voting.
On the books from the end of reconstruction until the U.S. Supreme Court began to chip away at them in its landmark 1954 decision in Brown vs. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, the “Jim Crow” laws were a stain on our national character, one put there—and here is why the subject is dangerous for Wasserman Schultz to bring up—by the Democrats.
The fact that the Voting Rights Act was pushed through Congress by a Democrat—Lyndon Johnson—does not erase the party’s history of support for institutionalized de jure racism. LBJ was only able to get the bill through with the support of Republicans, led by Senate GOP leader Everett McKinley Dirksen of Illinois.
The Democratic Party’s longtime love affair with segregation is undeniable. Who stood up for “Jim Crow” when President Eisenhower tried to enforce desegregation at Little Rock, Arkansas’ Central High School? Democrats like Arkansas Gov. Orvall Faubus, who called out the state’s National Guard to prevent black students from entering the school. It was a Democrat, Alabama Gov. George Wallace, who famously proclaimed “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever.” And it was a Democratically-controlled Georgia legislature that picked nationally-known segregationist Lester Maddox to be their state’s 75th governor in 1966.
These are all facts that Wasserman Schultz conveniently seems to have forgotten.

And now, she’s forgotten that she ever made the statement in the first place…

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