Very few America voters believe in the sanctity of the American election system. Think about it: in every American federal election, political pundits and candidates alike all over the country are claiming “This election’s results cannot be trusted because of voter fraud.”
But for every candidate who claims voter fraud there’s another who trumpets the system works continuously, ethically, and carefully, because those who operate elections make certain “every vote is counted” and that “no election fraud has occurred.”
But we continually see and hear reports like these during elections:
“The North Carolina Board of Elections has released affidavits from voters who told investigators of fraud allegations that a Republican campaign worker collected their absentee ballots in a U.S. congressional race in which the Democrat lost.
It is illegal in North Carolina for anyone except the voter or a near relative to deliver an absentee ballot in person.
Voters in Bladen County said McCrae Dowless, who worked for Mark Harris, the Republican candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District, collected their ballots and they did not know what he did with them, according to the affidavits, which were released on Sunday.
The Board of Elections voted last month to investigate claims of voter fraud and irregularities in Bladen County, declining to certify Harris as the winner in the race.
Christopher Eason of Bladenboro, North Carolina, said in an affidavit that Dowless came to his house and asked for his absentee ballot, which he handed over signed and unsealed.
“I signed the absentee ballot envelope but left the ballot completely blank. I did not make any selections in any of the contests on the ballot,” Eason wrote in the affidavit, provided to the Board of Elections by McCready’s lawyers.
Attorneys Jonathan Berkron and Marc Elias, who represent McCready, did not respond to a request for comment on Monday.”
“California and Los Angeles County have agreed to purge as many as 1.5 million inactive voter registrations across the state as part of a court settlement finalized this week with Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog.
Judicial Watch sued the county and state voter-registration agencies, arguing that the California government was not complying with a federal law requiring the removal of inactive registrations that remain after two general elections, or two to four years.
Inactive voter registrations, for the most part, occur when voters move to another country or state or pass away but remain on the rolls. The lawsuit alleged that Los Angeles County, with its more than 10 million residents, has more voter registrations than it has citizens old enough to register with a registration rate of 112 percent of its adult citizen population.
The entire state of California had a registration rate of 101 percent of age-eligible citizens, the lawsuit said, citing data published by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
The settlement is a third statewide voter-registration legal agreement or court order reached between Judicial Watch and states; the others were reached with government entities in Ohio in 2014 and Kentucky last year.
“This settlement vindicates Judicial Watch’s groundbreaking lawsuits to clean up state voter rolls to help ensure cleaner elections,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement.
Fitton said the California settlement would “clean up election rolls in Los Angeles County and California—and set a nationwide precedent to ensure that states take reasonable steps to ensure that dead and other ineligible voters are removed from the rolls.”
Secretary of State Alex Padilla said state officials “have and will continue to meet the goals of the National Voter Registration Act”—the federal law at issue in the case—in “maintaining the accuracy of voter rolls and increasing the number of eligible citizens who register and vote.”
Padilla tried to assure California voters that it would not lead to “unnecessary removal of active and eligible voters.”
“Safeguards remain in place to ensure voter-list maintenance procedures are followed before canceling any voter registration records,” Padilla said in a statement.
He also took a shot at Judicial Watch, arguing that the group’s statements about the settlement “conflates their unfounded claims with what was actually agreed upon in the settlement” but did not elaborate about what constituted an “unfounded claim” by the conservative group.
“The settlement is clear and simple: California will continue its work to adhere to modern list maintenance procedures under the [National Voter Registration Act],” he said. Padilla also hailed California as a leader in implementing election reforms to improve voter participation.
The California DMV’s new process of automatically registering people to vote, which began in late April of last year, was credited with boosting voter registration and turnout to historic highs. Nearly 1.5 million more people were registered to vote than were in the last midterm election in 2014, for a total of 19 million Californians, according to the California Secretary of State’s Office.
That so-called motor-voter law also raised still-unanswered questions about the number of illegal immigrants and other non-citizens who may have voted in the June primary and November gubernatorial and congressional midterm election. California officials still cannot say whether non-citizens voted, the Sacramento Bee reported.
On Thursday, Padilla confirmed for the first time that his office is actively investigating whether illegal immigrants and other noncitizens voted last year because the DMV erroneously registered them to vote.”
Even President Obama did not escape allegations of voter fraud during his administration that was allowed (if not in fact encouraged) through his entire eight years. Claims that he even encouraged it are plentiful:
Public Interest Legal Foundation President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams worked in the civil rights division of the Justice Department during the George W. Bush administration and the beginning of Obama’s first term. He was convinced that voter fraud is rampant.
“We know of election crimes that have gone on in the last seven years, one after another after another, that the federal government never prosecuted and never investigated, never did anything about and creating this Wild West atmosphere with voter fraudsters,” Adams said.
For examples, Adams cites Wendy Rosen, the 2012 congressional candidate in Maryland who also voted in Florida. He said there have been more than 1,000 non-citizens discovered voting in Virginia since 2011, and more than 800 others in Ohio. He said North Carolina found 41 ballots cast by non-citizens last year and Nevada found three.
Not only is the fraud not being investigated, in some cases it is celebrated.
“You have Melowese Richardson, a woman in Cincinnati, who said on camera that she voted six times for President Obama,” Adams said. “She was actually celebrated at an event that Al Sharpton was at. They treated her like a hero.”
Foreign Election Tampering
We are currently in the midst of multiple investigations into foreign intervention in U.S. elections. The Mueller investigation’s premise that initiated the probe was multiple claims of Russian collusion with members of the Trump Campaign to impact the election in the favor of Donald Trump.
Former President Obama derided those who accused his administration of turning a blind eye to claims of election tampering. He demonstratively reprimanded Donald Trump for his claims of election meddling in the race to favor Hillary Clinton:
It is widely accepted that foreign actors continuously work to impact U.S. elections and those of other nations. Hackers often are working to somehow achieve election results for candidates perceived to be favorable for their governments.
It was confirmed that Russia indeed did impact the 2016 election through purchased ads on Facebook to prop up the candidacy of Donald Trump, even though Facebook officials vehemently denied those actions at first. Exactly what impact was made by those Russian measures are unclear. China has been rumored to attack multiple nations’ election processes to assist candidates favorable to their causes and to sow negative information about candidates perceived to be against China.
It seems that claims of election tampering throughout the country targets Democrats dramatically more than Republicans. Of course members of the Democrat Party discount such allegations. But multiple examples of Democrat operatives exposed in the midterm elections show there may be a concerted effort by Dems, almost with a sense of desperation.
It has been pointed out several times that the purported efforts by Democrats to “steal” elections (as they are sometimes accused of) are part of a larger process. Democrat Party membership has been slipping over the past years. That fact is illustrated most by not just losses in federal elections, but by the GOP domination in state and local elections in the last decade. Why is that?
It seems to be coordinated at the federal level. Many political experts claim it’s because Democrat Party leaders are in panic mode. What can they do to maintain and even gain more control of local, state, and federal offices? What could their reasoning be?
It seems their efforts are multi-fold, well-planned, and well thought out. Apparently their 180 degree turn regarding southern border control is part of their plan. It is no secret that their fight for open borders and getting illegals the ability to vote, is fundamental to their plan.
Finding ways to impact local, state, and federal elections in ”creative” ways is the second tier of this master plan. Attacking re-districting in courts is the third segment. And in the past few elections, that attack plan is helping, though Donald Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton was a definite setback.
The reason Dems have so dramatically pandered to minorities and now illegals has become more and more obvious: votes. Democrats feel confident that “if” illegals somehow obtain rights to vote in federal elections, those illegals will be obligated to Democrat candidates. Why? Dems will claim they unilaterally were responsible for not just voting rights, but the amazing benefits illegals receive from taxpayers even now. That sense of obligation is their hope to build their party — just like they have used black and Hispanic voters.
Will it work? The book is still out on that. Even though Pelosi and Company are consistent in their support of minorities and illegals, Americans are seeing and hearing more about this “plan” to build Democrat Party membership and realize what these methods can do to the country.
But, once again, Democrats have underestimated a huge segment of American voters. Remember: you can see and hear daily the disdain Democrats have for Conservatives. It’s as if they do not remember 2016 when Hillary’s “deplorables” actually took her sure win away from her.
I for one hope they continue down their present road; that their fragmented party continues to infight. That will only expose more and more about their methods to Americans.
We’ve said it over and over again: Democrats think they are smarter than Americans who are NOT Democrats. They take conservatives for granted.
Rep. Hank Johnson warned his constituents against creeping authoritarianism in an intense speech peppered with historical references, likening the political moment that brought President Donald Trump to power to the rise of Adolf Hitler.
“Our democracy teeters on the brink of failure,” the Georgia Democrat said at an event held by the Atlanta NAACP. “Americans elected an authoritarian, racist, anti-immigrant strongman to the nation’s highest office.”
Hitler “rode a wave of nationalism and anti-Semitism to power. Replace anti-Semitism with ‘all Latinos crossing our borders are rapists, drug dealers and murderers.’ Does that sound familiar?” Johnson asked, to a chorus of “yeses” from the crowd.
Congressman Johnson pretty much summed up the Democrat plan: divide Americans, embolden illegals, convince minorities they are eternally obligated to the only political party that cares about them.
Keep all this in mind and watch the political landscape closely this year. It’s always easier to make good decisions when you objectively view options, garnering truths from those options, then making educated decisions.
And making good choices in this intense negative atmosphere is critical.