- Voter fraud map
Heritage Foundation provides us an interactive map of the United States that allows us to see a sampling of the known cases in each state.
In my review of the site, there were 71 cases listed for Texas, 40 in California, and varying numbers in other states. There were no states that lacked cases of fraud.
Sadly, the number listed here only scratches the surface of voter fraud
Because the overarching goal of politicians in some states centers on getting re-elected and because power often corrupts good morals, cases of voter fraud often go undetected.
- Vote-by-mail enables fraud and errors
The Heritage Foundation points out the truths that counter the lies being promulgated during the most recent debate over vote-by-mail.
The congressional battle over the coronavirus relief bill is over. Efforts to federalize American elections, including by mandatory vote-by-mail and forced early voting, failed. Those who sought to preserve state control over elections won.
Amid the war of words, not all claims made rang true. For example, former Republican National Committee Chair Michael Steele was wrong when he wrote in these pages that mail voting was “essentially immune from large-scale fraud.”
Mr. Steele and his coauthor, Eli Lehrer, must never have visited places where mail ballot fraud has run epidemic. Otherwise, they would have demurred on this issue.
In the Rio Grande Valley, for example, politiquerias roam colonias, preying on the most vulnerable voters and voting their ballots for them. In Cameron County, Texas, nine politiquerias were charged with voter fraud related to mail ballots. It is most often the poor and the elderly who lose their votes to the ballot harvesters.
It’s not just one county in Texas either. When we were at the Justice Department, we were involved in a case of systemic vote-by-mail fraud in Noxubee County, Mississippi. A federal court found that mail ballot fraud was very real, part of an organized scheme to disenfranchise voters.
It worked like this. The harvesters snatched mail ballots from the mailboxes of people they knew. They would then knock on their doors, ballots in hand, offering to “help” them vote. The harvesters would then fill in the ballots for their candidates, regardless of what the intended voters had told them.
The court ruling contains tragic testimony from one victim, Susan Wood. When asked why she allowed a harvester to fill out her ballot, Ms. Wood answered that the harvester “knows folks” better than she did—a classic case of trust betrayed.
In 2011 in Troy, New York, a local political operative was convicted for submitting fraudulent absentee ballots. When asked why he targeted voters who lived in low-income housing, he said it was because they were a lot less likely to complain or notice their ballot had been stolen.
Those who commit mail ballot fraud are often in positions of relative power over the voter. Victims are frequently reluctant to speak with law enforcement officers because those committing the crime—the harvesters—live among them and are often politically well-connected. It took significant Justice Department resources to crack the case in Noxubee and unearth the plot.
Vote-harvesting fraud isn’t the end of the problems with vote-by-mail. States relying on this method inevitably send piles of ballots to obsolete addresses or to registrants who have died.
That’s because voter rolls are filled with errors. California voter rolls remain tainted with thousands of deceased registrants, as well as voters who say they live at commercial addresses. In Swissvale, Pennsylvania, one man had seven simultaneous active voter registrations at the same address. Vote-by-mail would send seven ballots to this house.
Advocates of vote-by-mail don’t understand the extent of the snafus on American voter rolls. They don’t understand the hundreds of thousands duplicate registrations that exist. They don’t understand the problem of placeholder registrations—where many registrations don’t even have full addresses. And those who do understand have chosen to turn a blind eye to these and other glaring problems.
Now, add to all these problems the simple fact that vote-by-mail is entirely dependent on the postal service—the same outfit that routinely delivers you your neighbor’s mail.
(Read more at The Heritage Foundation)
If these examples do not provide enough reason to doubt the corrupting influence of a loose voting system, consider the next seven articles
If stories of ballot harvesting by politiquerias in the Rio Grand Valley of Texas do not move you or if fraudulent ballots submitted in New York don’t touch your heart, then consider the excesses possible when number of registered voters exceeds by multiples the number of eligible voters. Then apply each of the next six articles after that to your own situation.
When you read about the mail carrier who tampered with vote-by-mail ballots, think of it as if it were your ballot that became invalidated.
When ballots get mailed to groups that should not have them, consider the possibility that they might invalidate your vote. Additionally, although I could paint pictures from the topics of each of the remaining articles, I will not — but I do encourage you to apply each article to your own situation.
Most of all, and somewhat conversely, I would suggest that you consider that we must treat others the way we want to be treated.
- An opportunity for fraud: 30K more registered voters than eligible voters in Detroit
OneNewsNow reports that Detroit holds more registered voters than eligible voters.
A government watchdog organization revealed that are more than 30,000 more registered voters on voter rolls in Detroit, Michigan, than there are citizens in the city who are eligible to vote.
As states like Michigan continue to press for mail-in ballots for voters in response to the coronavirus pandemic – and as President Donald Trump continues to challenge the procedure because if its increased vulnerability to voter fraud – Government Accountability Institute (GAI) Research Director Eric Eggers, argues that tens of thousands of ineligible voters could sway the election by receiving, voting and sending in mail-in ballots … especially in Detroit, with its fraudulent voter rolls.
“I do think it’s fair to kind of raise eyebrows and some alarms at what’s happening in a state like Michigan,” Eggers expressed, according to Breitbart News. “Of course, we want people to be able to vote without imperiling their own health, but it’s the problems with the voter rolls, [and] the fact remains that many of the voter rolls in this country, 1-in-8 according to the Supreme Court – 24 million voter registrations are wrong or partially inaccurate.”
Mail-in vote problems already on the radar
The discrepancy on the voter rolls in Detroit is already being litigated.
“In the city of Detroit … according to a lawsuit filed just last year, the city of Detroit itself has over 30,000 more registered voters than citizens of legal voting age,” Eggers recounted. “Thirty thousand people in Detroit at least will receive … an absentee ballot request form, [and] Donald Trump only won Michigan by less than 11,000 votes in 2016, so this is a state that if it flips … the margins are very small here.”
Michigan’s preparations to distribute ballots by mail were met with opposition by the president.
“This week, Michigan’s Secretary of State, Jocelyn Benson, announced that the state would send absentee ballot applications – not actual absentee ballots – to 7.7 million voters,” Breitbart reported. “In response, President Trump threatened to withhold funding from the state.”
Before touring Ford Motor Company’s plant in Ypsilanti that is currently manufacturing breathing ventilators for COVID-19 protection, Trump argued that Benson’s decision to send absentee ballots to all of the state’s registered voters invites corruption.
“Obviously, there’s going to be fraud,” Trump insisted, according to the Detroit Free Press. “We’re not babies.”
After a meeting with African American leaders at the Ford plant, Trump countered Benson’s contention that there is little evidence of fraud with mail-in votes.
(Read more at OneNewsNow)
- USPS mail carrier charged with fraud after allegedly tampering with vote-by-mail requests
Breitbart reports on a mail carrier who tampered with vote-by-mail requests.
Federal and state prosecutors in West Virginia announced Tuesday that it they had charged a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier with attempted fraud for allegedly tampering with requests for vote-by-mail absentee ballots.
A joint statement by West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, U.S. Attorney Bill Powell, and Secretary of State Mac Warner said:
Thomas Cooper, 47, of Dry Fork, stands charged with attempting to defraud the residents of West Virginia of a fair election. An affidavit accompanying the criminal complaint states Cooper fraudulently altered eight absentee ballot requests in Pendleton County, of which the complaint states he fraudulently changed the party affiliation on five from Democrat to Republican.
“Manipulating one’s absentee ballot or application is not a laughing matter – it’s a federal offense,” Attorney General Morrisey said. “We must protect the integrity of the ballot box, and this demonstrates the aggressive action we will take to do so. It is more important now than ever for voters to watch for unexplained or suspicious marks and/or any other irregularity with their ballot. If something looks suspicious, let us know right away.”
The affidavit states Cooper accessed the ballot requests through his employment as a rural mail carrier. He was responsible for mail delivery in the three towns from which the tampered requests were mailed – Onego, Riverton and Franklin.
According to the affidavit, Cooper admitted to altering some of the requests.
Local news station WTRF reported that the attempted fraud had been caught before it affected the election itself.
(Read more at Breitbart)
- Steve Scalise: Mailing ballots to non-citizens Is ‘Definition of voter fraud’
Breitbart quotes Steve Scalise regarding the mailing of ballots to both legal and illegal aliens.
Automated mailing of ballots to all persons on inaccurate voter rolls “is the definition of voter fraud,” said House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), critiquing Democrat proposals to standardize mail-in voting during a Thursday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily with host Alex Marlow.
Marlow noted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) calls to change voting laws under the pretense of public health during the coronavirus outbreak, including proxy voting for members of Congress related to legislation, as well as ballot harvesting and vote-by-mail measures for elections.
“I want to connect some dots here, because Pelosi does not want the House to come back and be able to vote. She wants to have these proxy votes. I think this is all setting up the vote-by-mail narrative, or as we call it, ‘cheat-by-mail.’”
Democrats want ballots sent to everyone without consideration of their legibility to vote, stated Marlow. “Democrats are going to use it to win this election and maybe future elections,” he added.
Economic reopenings of cities and states following coronavirus-related lockdowns make it difficult for Pelosi to justify her advocacy for congressional proxy voting and various forms of remote voting in elections, assessed Marlow.
“You’re seeing some Democrats in Washington that are trying to take advantage of a crisis,” Scalise replied. “We’ve heard that before. We’ve seen their playbook, and they’re trying to do it here.”
(Read more or listen to the podcast at Breitbart)
This tactic has been used by Democrats previously
In 2018, Texas Democrats mailed ballots to illegal alien households with the citizen checkbox already selected. Sadly, due to years of Democrat majorities in Texas and only a once-every-two-year schedule for the convening of the legislature, this act may have been illegal (but had no penalties). Furthermore, the legislature has not met since this infraction.
- Rep. Babin on rigged elections: ‘There are fraud investigations going on right now in three states’
Breitbart quotes Representative Babin regarding investigations of voter fraud in three states.
Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) spoke with Breitbart News Daily SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Thursday about Wednesday’s final presidential debate in Las Vegas.
In terms of voter fraud, or the election being “rigged,” Babin said, “There are fraud investigations going on right now in three states: Virginia, Indiana, and Colorado. And we know that in Virginia, Gov. McAuliffe tried unsuccessfully to pardon thousands and thousands of convicted felons, and the state Supreme Court shot that down.”
Babin also discussed recent videos from James O’Keefe, as Breitbart News reported, in terms of perpetuating voter fraud: “The second video in James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas investigation of the 2016 election reveals what O’Keefe describes as Democratic Party operatives tell[ing] us how to successfully commit voter fraud on a massive scale.”
When it came to accepting November’s election results, said Babin, “It’s amazing how quickly liberal Democrats forget. Al Gore refused to concede the race in 2000. … They fought it in the Congress. They fought it in the courts. They talked about it for the next eight years.”
(Read more or listen to the podcast at Breitbart)
- Tucker Carlson: Mail-in voting and ballot harvesting ‘Massively expands the potential for voter fraud’
The Daily Caller quotes Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson as he points out the history of voter fraud connected to mail-in ballots (including the practice of ballot harvesting).
Fox News host Tucker Carlson said Tuesday that mail-in voting combined with ballot harvesting could lead to massive voter fraud.
Carlson noted on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that President Donald Trump expressed his opposition to mail-in ballots in a Tuesday tweet that began by vowing, “There is NO WAY (ZERO!) that Mail-In Ballots will be anything less than substantially fraudulent. Mail boxes will be robbed, ballots will be forged & even illegally printed out & fraudulently signed.”
“Now for the first time ever,” Carlson said, “Twitter.com, the company, responded directly to one of the president’s tweets. They inserted a link below this one to declare authoritatively that the tweet was false. ‘Get the facts about mail-in ballots …’ The user is taken to a Twitter news page that declares ‘Trump makes unsubstantiated claim that mail-in voting will lead to voter fraud.’”
“That’s the official story. Voter fraud never happens no matter what and it definitely won’t happen with mail-in voting. You are hearing trusted news anchors tell you that — a lot. And they say it like they know it … That’s a lie and we know it’s a lie. Because fraud via mail-in voting already happens.”
But Carlson says mail-in voting combined with ballot harvesting —where a third party collects the ballots — adds up to a grave threat to democracy.
“Harvesters can go to people’s homes — and they do … They pressure them to vote or to vote the right way, or they help a person read through a ballot while nudging them on who to vote for,” Carlson said.
He suggested it would be easy to buy a blank ballot from a voter, to not seal a ballot in its envelope or to eliminate ballots that “don’t vote the right way. We’re not saying that all of these methods of fraud are equally likely … but the point is this: universal mail-in voting with ballot harvesting massively expands the potential for voter fraud.”
“I don’t care what Twitter tells you, that’s true. It’s obvious. And by the way, it’s been documented … It’s not a theoretical risk. Actual voter fraud has happened despite what they tell you all over the country,” the Daily Caller co-founder said.
(Read more at the Daily Caller)
This has become absurd when the bastion of free speech sees an institution called Twitter hiding the words of the President and posting what they call a “fact check”
Twitter, Facebook, Google, Instagram, and other social media outlets that have taken it on themselves to edit conservative speech that offends them need to be called one of two things:
- They need to be called publishers (and they need to be open to the same types of lawsuits that other publishers have been) or
- They need to be called liberal contributors (and they need to be tried for providing in-kind donations to the Democrat, Socialist, and Communist parties of America by standing up for the platforms of those political parties and editing against many other political parties’ platforms).
- New Jersey City Council elections face allegations of voter fraud
The Daily Caller points out that a New Jersey City Council has taken acts that have generated allegations of voter fraud.
In a New Jersey city council election that was decided by just a handful of votes, over 3,000 ballots were reportedly set aside, raising questions about the legitimacy of the election.
As elections all over the country are taking place by mail-in ballot due to the coronavirus pandemic, the city council elections in Patterson, New Jersey, have been hit with a slew of allegations of voter fraud.
Earlier this month, the fraud allegations began to surface on the night before the election, after the US Postal Service reported mailboxes stuffed with hundreds of ballots that were improperly bundled, NBC4 reported. The Passaic County Board of Elections released a statement that said “U.S. Postal authorities informed the Passaic County Board of Elections about bundled vote-by-mail ballots within their possession.”
“These ballots have been delivered to the county and set aside,” they added. “Board of Elections Commissioners will determine tomorrow whether these ballots will be counted. Any potential irregularities will be handed off to the appropriate law enforcement agencies.”
In addition to the roughly 800 ballots that were discounted due to allegations of fraud from the US Postal Service, another 2,300 ballots were not counted, according to the Paterson Press. In total, 19% of all the ballots cast were disqualified.
Keith Furlong, a spokesman for Passaic County government, said that the additional 2,300 ballots were not counted due to the county’s practice of comparing signatures on the ballots with those that were on file for the voters, which he said was “part of the normal process,” according to the Paterson Press report.
“This is the first ever all VBM [vote by mail] election,” Furlong told the Daily Caller when asked what could account for the high number of ballots set aside this year.
“Matching of voter signatures is part of the standard process for reviewing ballots, but this is not a ‘normal’ election,” he said.
Of Paterson’s six ward seats that were voted on, four of them had a higher number of votes disqualified than the winner’s margin of victory. This means that in each of those, the discounted votes could have changed the outcome of the election.
(Read more at the Daily Caller)
Odd that this would happen in primarily Democrat New Jersey
I mean, if we are to believe all of the main stream media narratives, Democrats are as pure as the yellow snow beneath the pack of dogs (or something like that). Surely all of the calls from Democrats to use a form of voting that can easily be turned to fraudulent measures must be just coincidence. Surely our Democrat press wouldn’t lie so blatantly that even many fair-minded Democrats and Independents have started to figure it out.
- South Carolina ballots found in Baltimore as voter fraud concerns grow
The Daily Caller reports on ballots from South Carolina found in Baltimore (sounds like a case of “losing” Republican ballots).
A batch of absentee ballots intended for South Carolina voters were spotted in Baltimore, according to reports Wednesday.
Roughly 20 Charleston County absentee ballots were found in Maryland, according to a report Wednesday from The Post and Courier. South Carolina Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire told The Post and Courier that the vendor the state uses to print absentee ballots may not be able to handle the uptick in mail-in-voting that will come as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. South Carolina is set to hold its Republican primary elections on June 9.
“We’re not getting a warm and fuzzy feeling that they can handle this,” Whitmire said. “We are actively seeking sustainable solutions.”
The state is now considering cutting ties with the vendor, according to Emily Opilo of The Baltimore Sun, who also reported that an “entire county” in South Carolina did not receive ballots in the state’s Democratic presidential primary, which took place in February.
The ballot mixup comes as Democrats and Republicans in Washington D.C. battle over funding for mail-in-voting ahead of November’s presidential election. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has proposed $3.6 billion in funding for mail-in voting, which is likely to be rejected by President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans, who argue that mail-in-voting increases the likelihood of voter fraud. The Trump War Room tweeted Thursday that the South Carolina mixup is an example of how mail-in-voting weakens “the integrity of our elections.”
A majority of U.S. voters believe that mail-in-voting will lead to increased voter fraud, according to a poll conducted by the Republican National Committee (RNC) earlier this month. The poll found that 62% of voters believe fraud occurs in U.S. elections, while 57% of voters are concerned about the integrity of elections dominated by mail-in-voting.
The conservative Government Accountability Institute (GAI) studied voter rolls in 21 states, and concluded in a 2017 report that as many as 45,000 duplicate votes may have been cast in the 2016 election, while left-wing organizations such as The Brennan Center for Justice have concluded that the rate of voter fraud may be as small as 0.0003 percent and 0.0025 percent.
(Read more at the <Daily Callera>)
For South Carolina ballots to end up in Baltimore, something terribly wrong happened
Maybe one ballot from South Carolina might understandably end up in Baltimore, but for multiple ballots from the same area in South Carolina to end up in Baltimore — that takes coordination that constitutes fraud. This cannot be an accident.
Since this is not a new problem, here is a sampling of articles I blogged about during 2018
On 6 November 2018, I created a blog post about a series of 13 articles on voter fraud during the mid-term elections. Here are the first two articles.
- Lawsuit alleges Texas Democrats are registering non-citizens to vote
The Political Insider writes in a 19 October 2018 article how Texas Democrats have registered non-citizens to vote.
Texas Democrats have been accused of asking non-citizens to register and vote according to complaints filed with state and federal officials, even going so far as to send out applications with the citizenship box pre-marked ‘Yes.’
District attorneys and the Justice Department were notified about the applications by the Public Interest Legal Foundation. The group also forwarded a signed affidavit from one individual who said a number of people, who are non-citizens, received the mailing.
Logan Churchwell, a spokesman for the group dedicated to securing the integrity of elections, told the Washington Times, “This is how the Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election in a federal election cycle.”
The mailings, which feature a return address for the State Democratic Executive Committee and a “paid for by the Texas Democratic Party,” were distributed around the Rio Grande Valley region of south Texas.
Swift move, Texas Democrats. By mailing these pre-filled voter registration forms, you provided talk show fodder for multiple conservative radio hosts, blog posting material for all of us bloggers, and a reason for Republicans to vote.
- Four women harvest ballots for 2016 Democrat candidates
In an 18 October 2018 Fort Worth Star-Telegram article, a scheme that four women had to harvest ballots for their favorite candidates.
State authorities now allege Sanchez, also known as Leticia Sanchez Pierce, was among four women being paid to target elderly voters in north Fort Worth in a scheme to harvest their ballots for specific 2016 candidates.
Sanchez, a teacher assistant at Como Elementary, is on leave but still employed by the Fort Worth school district, according to Clint Bond, a spokesman for the district.
Sanchez, 57, was indicted last week on 17 counts in connection with the alleged voter fraud operation. Among the accusations were that she marked Garcia’s ballot without his consent and provided false information on applications for mail-in ballots for Garcia and Barela.
(Read more at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
Considering the times that Democrats have lectured via Twitter regarding the President’s moral failings, will they admit the moral depravity of stealing elderly citizens’ ballots in order to fraudulently cast votes?