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Friday, September 30, 2016

Helping Republicans Find Real Voter Fraud In America

Helping Republicans Find Real Voter Fraud In America

Republican officials across the country are having a major problem with their widely ballyhooed claim that they must create new barriers to voting in order to ensure the “integrity” of the ballot. The problem is this: Their high-decibel effort is completely devoid of integrity.

The real electoral fraud being perpetrated across our country is the GOP’s frantic claim that hordes of ineligible Democrats are voting illegally. It just isn’t true. Indeed, despite all of their squawking, and despite deploying numerous dragnets to apprehend thousands of these election defrauders, they’ve produced practically no cases of illegal voting happening anywhere.

Nonetheless, what they have produced is a rash of intimidating, show-me-your-papers voter ID requirements. Thus, the GOP is tainting itself with a sleazy legacy of voter suppression, deliberately trying to diminish Democratic turnout by purging voter rolls and scaring off legitimate balloters.

Rather than meekly acquiescing to the suppression, however, the constituencies targeted by the GOP’s hokey poll-integrity campaign (mainly going after darker-skinned voters, poor people, students and others inclined to vote for Dems) have been standing up for their rights and taking the self-serving suppressors to court. And, to the party’s chagrin, the courts have been rejecting, setting aside or weakening every one of their repressive laws that have been challenged this year, including those in Florida, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.

In fairness, though, we must concede that fraud does lurk as a threat to our democratic process. Take Sugar Land, Texas, the hometown of Catherine Engelbrecht. A Tea Party zealot, she founded an outfit called True the Vote, which has run a nationwide witch-hunt to find and indict those imaginary hordes of Democrats casting illegal ballots. No luck there. But rather than charging pell-mell across the country, she could have sniffed out a real fraud case right under her nose.

Bruce Fleming, running for county commissioner in Engelbrecht’s very own precinct, turns out to be a serial violator of voter integrity laws. In 2006, 2008 and 2010, he voted in person in Sugar Land, then voted again by mail in Yardley, Pa., where he owns a home.

But he’s a Republican, and Engelbrecht’s fraud squad wasn’t looking for those. In fact, this fraudulent voter had been named “precinct chairman of the year” by the county GOP in 2010!

  • The Romneys spell “conflict of interest” P-O-L-I-C-Y!!

  • dtgraham

    Off topic, but Indiana Tea Party Republican Richard Mourdock just said in a debate that if a woman becomes pregnant through rape, it was intended by God.

    In other news, Todd Akin is appalled and says the GOP have just gotten too far out for him. He’s also mystified at why the woman would have gotten pregnant.

    • ALLLLAMERICAN

      YEAH YOUR RIGHT—-WAAAAAAAAY OFF THE TOPIC!!!!!!!!!

  • SIMPLE SOLUTIONS
    We must get away from being 4th on Inequality and 3rd Least taxed in OECD nations.
    Least taxed led to Inequality
    1. Fed fund campaigns and elections
    hang corporate person
    Six months—3 primary 3 general
    Free equal tv time-use no $$$$$ personal or donations
    Debate a week=12=adequate to evaluate candidates

    2. Federal employees can accept nothing with a financial value
    3. Progressive Tax system—Burn tax book start over—tax enough to pay our way and pay down horrid debt—We did it 1945-1980—Since 1980, we borrowed $15,000 Billion as the rich became ultra rich partly on borrowed money.
    In 2012, we taxed $2450B or 17.5% tax rate. Two candidates will spend close to two Billion.
    Congress closed down with stacks of unprocessed bills. The president flew to several stops daily away from his job over many months. Stop this nonsnese we are smarter than this.

  • SIMPLE SOLUTIONS
    We must get away from being 4th on Inequality and 3rd Least taxed in OECD nations.
    Least taxed led to Inequality
    1. Fed fund campaigns and elections—
    hang corporate person—
    Six months—3 primary 3 general—
    Free equal tv time—use no $$$$$ personal or donations
    Debate a week=12=adequate to evaluate candidates

    2. Federal employees can accept nothing with a financial value
    3. Progressive Tax system—Burn tax book start over—tax enough to pay our way– and pay down horrid debt—We did it 1945-1980—Since 1980, we borrowed $15,000 Billion as the rich became ultra rich partly on borrowed money. Richest on earth cannot pay its way. DUMB. In 2012, we taxed 2450B of 14,000B income for 17.5% tax rate. We needed $1100 more in taxes to pay our way. 8% more of our income. We can afford it. In 2012, we taxed $2450B our of $14,000B or 17.5% Tax Rate. We are better than Chile and Mexico?
    We borrowed $1100B! That is 8% of our income. Tax it darn it. Stop this nonsense.
    Clarence Swinney peeved big time—spend 2B on campaigns? All away from their job for months. Put their xxxxs to work we need help. We do not need a leader flying all over the nation preaching to his choirs. Go behind Oval Desk and tell us via tv face to face to all citizens

    • capn_america_2

      CS,
      You have gotten a little carried away here, but your principles are on pretty sound ground. Especially on campaign and tax reform. Call the latter Flat, Fair or Simple, just make it simpler. Think of all the savings on tax accountants, tax attorneys and those overseas flights to unscrupulous island banks.

      Correction: Item # 2, Federal employees are currently restricted from accepting things of value. You mean, the elected officials should be restricted form accepting gifts, yes?

      Remember to go vote

      • Budjob

        Attorney General Holder should investigate why the Romneys two sons Tagg and his younger brother have been assigned the task of using their voting machines to count the ballots in OHIO,and COLORADO.It has the propensity to be Daddys little helpers.This situation SHOULD NOT BE PERMITTED!!!This is a real conflict of interest folks.The Attorney General of Ohio Should be grilled on this situation,and he should be forced to withdraw his decision to use these machines!Lets go Feds,DO YOUR JOB!!!!

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          Maybe YOU could investigate it—-WHAT ARE YOU DOING!!!!!

    • Lovefacts

      I’d love to see Federal employees, elected officals and their staff unable to lobby or work in an industry they made policy or regulated for the same number of years they’d worked for the govt or been in Congress. It would sure help stem the revolving door we suffer.

      But then, I’d love to see a two-year universal national service requirement as some other countries do. Don’t want to serve in the military, fine, work in the intercity or the Ozarks or the National Parks. If you chose to do your service after college, then if you work or teach in a poor/poverty stricken area–including intercities–your student loans get written off. Maybe if we all did something for our country–other than running our mouths–we might actually have an appreciation for what’s truly needed.

      Oh, and a religous mission wouldn’t count toward this service.

    • LA_CC

      Obama did tell us in news conferences and the Democrat Convention as well as the debates. I agree with many of your suggestions.

  • Got news for you, Pea Brains: The GOP IS the Fraud! How far can they go? To the bottom of Dante’s Inferno. They are playing with fire, and doing the devil’s work. Yet, Fraud and Deceit pays!

  • I think it is a little ironic that the Republicans are trying to stop voter fraud when it is
    the people in their party that keep getting caught with voter fraud. I do not think they
    planned on this happening. They thought they would expose Democrats or keep Democrats
    from voting. I am all for voter ID. However, the states must be given time to accomplish this.
    It took Georgia over 2 years. Why not put your picture on the voter registration just like one’s drivers license.

    • ALLLLAMERICAN

      It is ironic!!!!!!!!! Because the Republicans should just watch the LIBS cheat theri way through just like they did last time—–ACORN!!!!!!!!!!

      YOU HAVE NO DRIVERS LICENSE—YOU DON’T GET TO VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Sand_Cat

        A better dictum is that you don’t have a brain, you don’t vote. But then that would exclude you and all your friends who troll this site.

        • S-3

          That would mean less A-Hole Repugs in power – don’t encourage this fool; however, that does sound marvelous!

        • 1bythebrooks2

          It is time for the DOJ to look into this conflict of interest that it obviously is! If there is ANY question about the Nov. 6th election as there was about the hanging chad debocle, the election may have to be put on hold to inspect all the suspect machinery of the “let’s play Tagg” company!!

        • lavorne46

          God gave all his children a brain. Unfortune for you sand sinks with no solid ground.
          Therefore your mind is not solid.

      • Don’t forget that it was ACORN who blew the whistle on the wrong doer’s in that organization. What if one does not have a drivers license my friend? Millions of folks don’t have them for a variety of reasons. Millions of folks vote by mail and having or not having an ID does not come into play. You might wish to reconsider your comment.

        • ObozoMustGo

          Lynda… it was NOT ACORN, it was a former employee of ACORN the blew the whistle on them. ACORN is nothing more than a communist front organization filled with liars, cheats, mendicants, and thugs.

          Have a nice day, Lynda!

          “Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.” – Ben Franklin

          • LA_CC

            Wow. You really do not mind exposing your mindlessness. First, ACORN does not even exist anymore thanks to the destruction caused by lying Republicans. It is no more communist than your mother and has been a respectable and respected organization for years. Of course, this is why Republicans hated it. It appears to be the Republican party that is filled with liars, cheats, and thugs.

            It is the Republicans who are willing to take away liberties trying to purchase their safety and power. I do hope you get what you deserve.

          • Keep lying to yourself; the rest of us have actual facts to rely on.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            I’m just guess that is WHAT the LIBERAL channels say and they don’t tell on their selves.

            If the Republicans are caught doing something FOX news reports it!!!!!!!!!!
            They DON’T try to hide anything!!
            It’s FAIR and BALANCED

          • Still no facts about the recent PROVEN Republican fraud.. You just have no arguments do you?? Just meaningless drivel and incoherent rambling.

            Again; what about the recent fraud by the Republican party? What about the Virginia Man in Jail for actual fraud involving destruction of voter registration forms??

          • highpckts

            You’re brain has been fried by Faux news!!

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            WHY do the LIBS HATE Fox sooooooo much????

            The ONE and ONLY news channels that is fair and balanced and not a bunch of hidden LIBERAL junk.

          • ALLLLAMERICAN

            HELLLLOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Get your FACTS straight–haaa haaaaaaa

      • RoxieInTexas

        So you want to tell people in wheelchairs, and older Americans, and handicapped and those that use public transportation, they can’t vote. Voter registration cards that have been issued by the county clerk have been adequate for years. Stop the b.s.

      • LA_CC

        You haven’t kept up with the facts. ACORN was cleared. There was no fraud except for the Republicans trying to claim ACORN cheated so they could shut down a successful organization which helped people register to vote – legally. You also seem to ignore that the only people who have been caught committing fraud are Republicans. And then you dare accuse liberals of cheating? Faux outrage is amusing.

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          WHAT EVER—-if that makes you feel good about yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Typical Republican.. respond to actual facts with outright dismissal. You live in a fantasy, constructed by your own wishes and beliefs and conveniently reject fact and truth when it doesn’t agree with your fairy-tale opinion.

            You don’t have a single cogent or fact based sliver of argument, just ignorant posturing and Fox sloganeering.

      • In other words you want to deny the vote to people who can’t afford a car,have a medical problem that keeps them from driving, who are blind and senior citizens who no longer or have never driven a car their constitutional right to vote. Sure am glad that you don’t get to set the standards for who gets to vote and who doesn’t, because if you did the only ones that would get to vote would be Republicans. You are a typical Republican who doesn’t think before they post.
        Also everytime you say something about restricting who can vote you bring up Acorn. Why don’t you research what Acorn actually did instead of watching Fox and listening to Limbaugh. The Acorn people are the ones that caught the fraud before the voter registations were even turned in and notified law enforcement about and turned in the ones doing the fraud. But to hear people like you talk a person would think that thousands of illegal voters was allowed to vote because of Acorn’s voter registertion drive. Not one illegal vote was cast because of anything Acorn did.
        How come you never mention all the per election voter fraud that the Republicans have been caught doing this year? Is it because it OK with you if your party commits fraud but Heaven forbid if anyone else does?

        • highpckts

          Don’t waste your time on Allamerican because he is not anything like name!!

        • ALLLLAMERICAN

          If YOU can’t afford a car —- There’s a problem!!!!!!!!!!!!
          We have 7-cars why can’t you afford ONE!!!!
          We ALWAYS pay cash for our cars.
          and you would REALLY hate to hear what two of them are.

          We get our cars by working tons and tons of hours!!!!!!!!!!!!
          That’s how we get a head

        • capn_america_2

          Hillbilly,
          Reading your comments about who the GOP wants to deny voting rights is reminiscent of stories of pre-war Nazi Germany. Mentally ill, gypsies, disabled, non-party people, even before they got to the Jews, were often remove from society. We are not there yet, but one can see how much “better” it would be if there were no dissenters. Maybe I am thinking of an episode of the “Walking Dead.” Zombies remind me a great deal of the GOP.

      • highpckts

        Yeah, we all know about the Romney’s buying a voting machine company that supply’s these same machines all over! Kind of convenient don’t ya think?? Golly what good timing! Of course there nothing going on is there! RIGHT!!

        • lavorne46

          Don’t forget after elections he will liquidate the company and run to Cayman Island with the money. All employees get lost don’t need you anymore.

      • capn_america_2

        So you are equating driving with being smart or responsible enough to vote?

        Have you seen the crazies on the road? Probably not, as you probably are the guy weaving in and out, no blinkers, running bicyclists off the road and causing accidents.

        I’d like to think you are a hit and run kinda guy. It’s the Romantic in me.

  • William Deutschlander

    Valdimir Putin would be very proud and pleased with the Republican voter fraud they engage in!

  • ObozoMustGo

    Jim Hightower, another useful idiot at The Memo, makes attempts to distract all of you leftist freaks and fools from the real issues at hand. What is the real issue of the day? Obozo’s lies and cover up about Benghazi.

    The truth about Benghazi is coming out. Just like I said it would. The Ambassador was the point man on Obozo’s scheme to deliver weapons to the terrorist rebels (Muslim Brotherhood and Al Qaeda) in Syria from Libya through Turkey. Obozo LIED to the world when he and his staff of fools paraded in front of TV cameras blaming the incident on a protest gone bad that was over a 2-bit YouTube trailer that no one had seen before. He perpetuated that lie so that no one would know that he was giving weapons to terrorist organizations. Russian news is now reporting that Syrian rebels (hear terrorists) are now in possession of American Stinger missiles. Those weapons were run from Libya to Turkey and then into Syria. This is what Obozo is hiding.

    OBOZO LIED ABOUT BENGHAZI TO COVER UP HIS GUN RUNNING TO TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS!

    It’s that simple!

    Obozo should be impeached and imprisoned for these crimes. He is a sociopathic liar and a scumbag that must be thrown out NOW!

    Have a nice day!

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency…Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.” – Czech Republic newspaper Prager Zeitung

    • Sand_Cat

      As I said before, at least he’s useful. Now you, we can’t even say that much about you.

      Don’t have a nice day.

    • well i finaly read something you write and its just what i expected ,, fox news talking point to the letter ,, and i thought they taught you in that trolling school to at least change a few words

      • ALLLLAMERICAN

        There is NO hope for you LIBS!!!!!!!!!!!

        You don’t listen and you DON’T even want to know the real FACTS and real news!!!
        Your channels don’t EVEN report it—-They are hiding it just like YOUR president.

        ALLLLLLL YOU LIBS DESERVE TO GO DOWN AND BURN JUST LIKE OUR
        US Ambassador Chris Stevens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ObozoMustGo

    OBOZO LIED, AMERICANS IN LIBYA DIED!!!!

    Here is more proof. Emails from Libya to the White House during the terrorist attack on the Consulate have come out. It is proof that Obozo knew it was a terrorist attack within 2 hours that it started. OBOZO LIED TO THE WORLD ABOUT THE STUPID VIDEO.

    Here is a link to the actual emails obtained from the White House during the attacks. Replace the word “dot” with a period when you paste it into your address bar.

    theblaze dot com/stories/emails-white-house-informed-within-two-hours-of-benghazi-attack-that-radical-islamic-group-claimed-responsibility/

    OBOZO LIED TO COVER UP THAT THEY ARE RUNNING WEAPONS TO TERRORISTS IN LIBYA AND SYRIA!

    WAKE UP you leftist freaks!

    Have a nice day!

    “The difference between being stupid and being a fool: A stupid person at least has an idea about their own inadequacies. The fool is oblivious to them, and is more inclined to believe their own fantasies and lies as truth.” – ObozoMustGo

    • Glen Beck says it, so it must be true.

      • ObozoMustGo

        Lynda… the emails between Libya and the White House were released by Reuters, not Glenn Beck. This is only 3 of them. There is growing proof that Obozo LIED to the entire world when he blamed a video and a spontaneous protest for what happened. Obozo BOLD FACED LIED to you and the world.

        What the hell is wrong with you? How bad does this idiot Obozo have to be before you recognize it and withdraw your support? Really. How bad does he have to be? My God, Lynda. Where is your common sense?

        I have been saying it for more than a month. Obozo was lying to cover up the truth about his arms deals with terrorist organizations like the Muzzy Brotherhood.

        Obozo is going down hard on November 6th. If you cannot vote for Romney, stay home becuase you should not support a man that lies straight to your face. You cannot support a man that watches on live feeeds his own people getting murdered and does nothing. Not even retaliation after the fact. NOTHING!!!! Just let it go and hope no one finds out before Nov. 6th. To late Mr. Liar In Chief. The world knows.

        Have a nice day, Lynda!

        “Tell Vladimir, after my next election, I will have more flexibility.” – Barack Hussein Obozo caught on microphone promising Vladimir he will screw America after he does not have to worry about the stupid voters again.

    • LA_CC

      You are spamming and trolling.

  • Dirty tricks and lies we know where the Repubs stand. Think Americans.

  • ralphkr

    Interestingly enough, the conservative sites quote many hundreds of convictions for voter fraud across the nation while ignore the fact the convictions were for frauds committed by officials and by people registering voters. I particularly liked the one where they altered the addresses of Democratic registrants so they were illegally registered as that was much so much smarter than the fellow who was spotted dumping Democratic registrations in a dumpster.

  • ALLLLAMERICAN

    Jim Hightower—-YOU IDIOT!!!!!!!!!

    WE HAVE REAL NEWS GOING ON IN OUR COUNRTY THAT IS IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!

    The National Memo REPORTER————
    You NO GOOD PRICKS!!!!!!!!!!!

    WE HAVE THIS NEWS “BREAKING NEWS” AND YOU REPORT THIS!!!!!!!!!!!

    They were talking about this LAST NIGHT on the REAL NEWS!!!!

    WHAT A GREAT PRESIDENT YOU ALLLLL VOTED IN TO PROTECT OUR COUNRTY!!!!!!
    AND YOU’RE SOOOOO STUPID YOU STILL WANT HIM IN!!!!!!!!!!!

    Obama DEFENDS Libya!!!!!

    U.S. Department of State ‘knew of attack plans up to 48 hours ahead of time but did not tell diplomats to go on lock-down,’ sources say

    Obama KNEW it was a terror attack, WENT TO SLEEP then flew to Vegas to raise money. EVIL!!!!

    We let a bunch of effete politicians and diplomats call the plays and our people get killed.

    Now the likes of Obama and Hillary Clinton and their lackeys can engage in endless rationalizations and excuse making, which accomplishes nothing and perpetuates the status quo, as they are the very people responsible for the debacle in the first place. More rhetoric while the victims of their ineptitude lie dead. SICKENING!!!!!
    Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show.
    Report: Emails Show White House Told of Terrorism Claim Two Hours After Benghazi Attack
    Of course that’s just the White House, so that’s a building in no way connected to barack HUSSEIN obama or Joe Biden.

    THE EMAILS SHOW IT AND PROVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

    The president then went on for two weeks lying and claiming it was a video. The maker of the video sits in prison without bail.

    The brief emails also show how U.S. diplomats described the attack, EVEN AS IT WAS STILL UNDER WAY, TALKING TO WASHINGTON!!!!!!!
    Then five days later Susan Rice lied on national television, on five different programs.
    The president then again DOWN RIGHT LIED on The View, Letterman and six times at the UN.
    Administration spokesmen, including White House spokesman Jay Carney, citing an unclassified assessment prepared by the CIA, maintained for days that the attacks likely were a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim film.
    Seventeen days——-And most of the media was willing to let them get away with it. Think about that.

    U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Benghazi assault, which (OUR SUPPOSIDLY) President barrack HUSSEIN obama and other U.S. officials ultimately acknowledged was a “terrorist” attack carried out by militants with suspected links to al Qaeda affiliates or sympathizers.
    The records obtained by Reuters consist of three emails dispatched by the State Department’s Operations Center to multiple government offices, including addresses at the White House, Pentagon, intelligence community and FBI, on the afternoon of September 11.
    The first email, timed at 4:05 p.m. Washington time – or 10:05 p.m. Benghazi time, 20-30 minutes after the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission allegedly began – carried the subject line “U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi Under Attack” and the notation “SBU”, meaning “Sensitive But Unclassified.”
    The text said the State Department’s regional security office had reported that the diplomatic mission in Benghazi was “under attack. Embassy in Tripoli reports approximately 20 armed people fired shots; explosions have been heard as well.”

    THIS IS NOT LEADERSHIP YOU CAN TRUST!!!!!!!!!

    BTW, Obama DID build this!

    • LA_CC

      You are simply not very smart. I read the testimony given by a Nordstrum at Issa’s witch hunt on the matter – this is kind of old news and you guys act like it is some big GOTCHA on the President. Nope. Just all part of the story.

      Yes, we did elect a great President and I hope we re-elect him in November to keep the lying sack of crap from doing the same bad job we had with Bush. We deserve better than the creepy guy who writes off half his own country, sends jobs to China and rapes American companies and pensions for his own greed. No principle, no backbone and not smart, just conniving.

      • ALLLLAMERICAN

        Helllllooooo IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!

        THIS WAS BREAKING NEWS—–

        NEW—-FOUND —-EMAIL PROVEN FACTS —–

        JUST FOUND
        SHOWING obama knew about the attack going on and went to bed!!!!!!!!!!

  • axxan3

    In Nv and other states it was not the Democrats that got caught signing up voters and because they listed Democrat as their party threw their forms in the trash I believe they were hired by the Republician Party and will be going to trail. Anyone any group no matter who that commit voter fraud of any kind need to be put in jail and their party in that area need to have all their vote voided to set an example for all political parties to learn what can and what will happen. I am not saying the Republician were at fault because I have not read their contract and at this point no one has been before a judge but if it is proven that the Republician conspired then they need to be denied their votes in this election in all states involved and then next presidental election.

  • A good start for some of the Sec of States would be to look into the mirror. They would find themselves face-to-face with the real voter fraud problem.

  • OHIO will be OBAMA,. But, if it swings Gop’s way, who will dig into it?

  • nobsartist

    Look no further than michigan where actual republiCON candidates commit real fraud on a regular basis. right now we have a congressman, thaddeus mccotter and the speaker of the house caught committing fraud and now we get to wait for the republiCON state attorney general to get off the toilet and do something.

    By the time that happens, he will have “forgot”.

  • After Dem victory in November, let’s go after these MFers for treason.

  • lavorne46

    We all know the world is evil and full of trickery. The repub has always been
    dishonest and bias to people that does not fit in their status quo. God got it all in control
    and their cheating trying to suppress people freedom to vote will turn on them.

  • lavorne46

    Anytime you accept that lying , deceitful, heartless , job destroyer, money
    grabbing selflish individual go ahead and say whatever about our POTUS.
    He is a man that Romney will never be and the love of money will eventual
    destroy a person soul. You display who you are by your words . You are a very
    unhappy individual with a empty soul.

  • The whole registration and voting in America is a mess, it maybe a states rights thing but they ain’t doing a good job of it.