GOP Voter Registration Firm Turns in Thousands of 'Invalid' Registration Forms in California
Long history of Republican registration fraud continues, dwarfs allegations against ACORN workers
UPDATE: Over 7,500 bad cards from GOP's firm since September...
Sacramento ABC affiliate News10 Investigation:
link to video
by Brad Friedman, bradblog.com -- 5/4/2012
According to a report today from Sacramento ABC affiliate News10 [see video posted below], a private, for-profit firm calling itself Momentum Political Services, hired by the local Republican Party "to boost GOP registration ranks in key battleground communities" has turned in more than 3,100 invalid voter registration cards during their recent drive.
[UPDATE 5/7/12: According to Sacramento Bee's 5/5/12 report, the number of bad registration forms is much higher than 3,100. The paper reports that since September, out of some 31,000 cards turned in by Momentum Political Services, "at least one-fourth of them have been thrown out because of inaccuracies," according to the Sacramento Registrar of Voters. That puts the questionable registrations from the GOP's company at more than 7,500.]
Voter registration forms have allegedly been turned in with fake addresses, voter names that don't exist, duplicate Social Security numbers, and party affiliations that seem to have been changed "by someone" to Republican. The head of the firm has admitted she has hired workers with criminal backgrounds, as found via Craigslist.
by John Myers, news10.net/news -- May 4, 2012
State and federal campaign records show Momentum was paid some $49,000 by the Sacramento County Republican Party to boost GOP registration ranks in key battleground communities.
In some instances, cards were submitted with street numbers or names that can't be found. In others, the voters themselves don't appear to exist, as formal county registration letters come back undeliverable. Officials said a number of cards were also submitted for individual voters who not only couldn't be located, but who also all had the same last four Social Security digits.
And in some instances, the voter's party affiliation appears to have been changed, by someone, to Republican.
"The circulator signed in blue ink, and it just happens that the party is checked in a blue ink," said LaVine during an examination of one suspicious card. "The voter did the rest [of the card] in black ink."
Any bets on how long it takes Fox so-called News to cover this ACORN-style story? A so-called scandal that Fox went on and on about for months on end ...
How about NEVER! -- because in the Fox amusement park of fear and dread and hatred, that Fox-casters are oh-so careful to create for their unquestioning fans,
There's one rule that trumps them all -- IOKIYAR !
It's OK if you're a Republican.
Because in Fox-fantasy-land, ACORN is an evil threat to "democracy"; and Momentum Political Services? -- well, they're just performing a vital GOP service.
So what's the problem?