I'm not a conspiracy nut, but nothing troubles me more than voter fraud because tampering with the electoral process undermines the very nature of our democracy. I and most people want fair elections. It should be easy to vote, but hard to cheat. It's more like, easy to vote, easy to cheat. If people don't have trust in the integrity of electoral system, they won't trust their leaders. As of this morning, petitions seeking White House approval to 'secede' from the nation now come from 47 states. In Texas and Louisiana both, the petitions have gathered more than 25,0000 signatures, triggering White House review. It is very dismaying to see the nation fracture when we have so many enormous problems that require both parties to solve. Thankfully, neither Romney or Ryan are contesting the results.
The presidential election was decided by a mere 407,000 votes in four states reports Jim Geraghty
Below are the articles I came across while reading about the election result that questioned the integrity of the voting process.
Using publicly available voter data and comparing it to U.S. Census records reveals the ten counties having a total registration ranging between 104 to 140 percent of the respective populations.
Obama won county in Ohio with 108% voter registration
What Luck! Obama Won Dozens of Cleveland Districts with 100% of the Vote
One out of five registered Ohio voters is bogus reports the Columbus Dispatch in September
“in two counties, the number of registered voters actually exceeds the voting age population: Northwestern Ohio’s Wood County shows 109 registered voters for every 100 eligible, while in Lawrence County along the Ohio River it’s a mere 104 registered per 100 eligible.”
Odd? Romney got zero votes in 59 precincts in Philly, and 9 precincts in Ohio
Two Election Judges Replaced after Illegal Activity in Ohio
In Hamilton County, the area that houses Cincinnati, two election judges — one Republican and one Democrat — were replaced after illegally allowing unregistered voters to cast their ballots.
St. Lucie County, Florida Had 141.1% Turnout; Obama Won County
Out of 175,554 registered voters, 247,713 vote cards were cast in St. Lucie County, Florida on Tuesday. Barack Obama won the county.
In Florida: Obama Got Over 99% in Broward County Precincts
More ballots turn up in Broward: Seven days after the election ended, and two days after the results were unofficially certified.
Broward elections workers Monday said they had found 963 unaccounted-for ballots in a warehouse. They were put in the wrong place, members of the Broward County Canvassing Board were told on Monday.
"How can you lose them? This is terrible,'' said Dania Beach candidate Chickie Brandimarte, whose close race won't be called until at least Tuesday.
"The Arlington County Police Department has initiated a criminal investigation of this matter."
Released Wednesday by Project Veritas — a conservative organization headed by the Republican activist James O’Keefe — the video showed Patrick Moran perusing ways to help a man he thought was a campaign volunteer cast ballots on behalf of 100 people the operative said weren't planning to vote.
Fraud: Some told they already voted, others brag about voting multiple times
A list of closely contested state elections with no voter ID, which narrowly went to Obama include: Minnesota (10), Iowa (6), Wisconsin (10), Nevada (6), Colorado (9), New Mexico (5) and Pennsylvania (20). This amounts to a total of 66 electoral votes.
Romney also likely had the states of Florida and Ohio stolen from him, which don’t require photo IDs. Ohio requires a non-photo ID. Would a library card do? Florida “requests” a photo ID, but doesn’t require it.
John Fund writes Voter Fraud Is No Myth
We should clean up our voter rolls, require those casting absentee ballots to provide a driver’s license or Social Security number and make photo ID mandatory at the polls. Photo ID will not just stop the voter impersonation liberals claim doesn’t exist, but will cut down on multiple voting, non-citizen voting, people voting in the wrong precinct, out-of-state voting and voting in the names of fictitious people.
Those states that do want a voter id, that do want to clean up their voting rolls have met opposition from the Department of Justice.
The most often noted difference between American elections among the visitors was that in most U.S. states, voters need no identification. Voters can also vote by mail, sometimes online, and there's often no way to know if one person has voted several times under different names, unlike in some Arab countries, where voters ink their fingers when casting their ballots.
The international visitors also noted that there's no police at U.S. polling stations. In foreign countries, police at polling places are viewed as signs of security; in the United States they are sometimes seen as intimidating.
Which puts me in the company of nearly 75% of Americans who believe the same thing.Posted by Jill Fallon at November 13, 2012 1:20 PM | Permalink