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My observations on the current nation-wide voter registration fraud allegations centering on Florida, Colorado, North Carolina and California as a past election judge and leader of voter registration drives in my Texas county.

PS: This is my first post at DailyKos. Longtime lurker but too shy to post before. Please pardon the shortness of this post.

If in some of the nationwide voter registration fraud cases, people have been re-registered to vote at fake addresses and with changed party affiliations, this could be a major issue on election day as those voters go to vote on election day and find they are no longer registered.

Major dirty tricks if this is being done in large numbers and not just isolated cases.

That means if done in states that require photo ID or other forms of ID, the ID won’t match the voter registration. In fact, many people won’t even receive their revised voter registration cards if they were mailed to new, fake addresses or addresses where that voter never lived. The new registration cards sent to fake addresses will probably be returned as undeliverable by the postal service and the people will be removed from the voter rolls.

And the real voters show up on election day and not be able to vote and not even knowing why they have been purged from the voter rolls.

Bradlog.com has been leading the fight on digging out the details on this story at:

Nationwide GOP Voter Registration Fraud Scandal Widens
http://www.bradblog.com/...

“Right now, given the addresses changed on existing voter records to places like Shell stations and Land Rover dealers, as is the case in Palm Beach County, Election Supervisor Susan Bucher told us she's very worried that an unknown number of voters may find themselves disenfranchised when they go to vote on November 6, only to find that they are no longer registered at the precinct where they have voted for years.

Bucher told us on Friday night that she and her staff are madly working through some "37,000 plus address changes”
 

6:51 PM PT: Serious investigations may be in the making.

According to Main Justice at:

http://www.mainjustice.com/...

"As the fight over voter identification laws continues to rage across the country, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight Committee is asking for more information from the head of the firm recently ousted by the Republican National Committee over allegations of voter registration fraud.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) sent a letter to the head of a GOP consulting firm that was booted by the RNC last week, requesting documents and a transcribed interviews related to new allegations of irregularities with the firm’s voter registration activities in up to 10 Florida counties."


Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 6:19 PM PT: West Palm Beach Florida TV station WPBF has a great video update but the video can't be embedded here.

Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office Susan Bucher's office is preparing to notify 20,000 Palm Beach County voters whose voter registration may have been changed by a third-party company.

Read more at:
http://www.wpbf.com/...

Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 6:28 PM PT: Plus BradBlog.com has an update on the tactics used by the GOP consulting firm. Hint: The hired paid voter registrants said they were surveying voters as to which way they were going to vote and only registering those voters who were GOP positive. If you have seen the video of the young woman registering voters in Colorado on MSNBC or YouTube, you would understand the tactic.
http://youtu.be/...

"National Republican Voter Registration Strategy Includes Lying to Potential Voters About 'Taking a Poll' in Order to Screen Out Obama Supporters"
http://www.bradblog.com/...

This is highly questionable and possibly illegal voter registration technique in most states.

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  •  Republicans become more RICO-worthy daily. (10+ / 0-)

    Their nationwide web of illegal activities practically scream out for a RICO (Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations) Act prosecution.

  •  The republicans are out of ideas... (4+ / 0-)
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    exterris, lcrp, jan4insight, Larsstephens

    They have nothing, will not have anything because Mitt opened his mouth and called the 47% losers. And the idiots that called themselves republican tried, for a few days, like that loser Buchanan, Big Jersey guy and any other smo with the letter R behind there name, to make that shit fly on talk shows.   I am surprised at NOTHING they wont do to get this president out of office.Especially voter fraud.

    Shit starter extraordinaire/takin' it to the extremely gifted idiot savants that are ruled by the republican establishment. Why can't I go to that alternate reality?

    by tdslf1 on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 06:07:40 PM PDT

  •  I've found a couple of websites (4+ / 0-)
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    Larsstephens, northerntier, Joieau, skod

    that might be able to help protect our vote. Pardon for copying from a previous comment, but I'm really tired & over committed right now, yet I think it's important to get this out:

    've picked a couple of websites that I think need some coverage here, and I don't have the time or energy to do it.

    First one is from OFA - they're organizing a Victory Counsel group of volunteer attorneys, paralegals and law students to assist with voter protection. I don't know much about it, but the sign-up page is here:

    https://my.barackobama.com/...

    Second, I've just learned about a site called Ushahidi.com that describes itself as a crowd-sourcing platform for crisis situations. Seems like it would be ideal for coordinating and collating real-time data on election fraud, voter intimidation, etc. In fact it has been used for just such purposes by voters in India and Pakistan. The site name comes from the Swahili word for "witnessing." And that's all I know about it so far.

    I wish someone would take these ideas and run with them. It's been suggested that I do a diary, which a logical idea, but I am so swamped now with work stuff - I don't think so. At least not this week, and the election is getting closer every day.
    --
    I share your concerns; I think most of us here do. I also think we really need a coordinated effort to combat the GOP assault on our democracy. If anyone has a suggestion or wants to take these ideas and diary them, please please go for it. At least, tell your friends!

  •  I hope that as the scope of (1+ / 0-)
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    skod

    this fraud is revealed and investigated, people who find that they have been mysteriously stricken from the rolls at their regular precinct go ahead and vote by provisional ballot. If they can establish that they haven't moved, their votes must then be counted as valid and their names can be added to the list of plaintiffs and complainants in what should prove to be some very interesting lawsuits and prosecutions.

    Here in NC, we have same-day registration, though if you wait until November 6th you can only vote provisional.

  •  With all due respect, those aren't allegations. (1+ / 0-)
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    skod

    This goes way beyond conjecture.  There is endless proof voter fraud has been paid for and coordinated by republican tools for decades now.  Yeah, and I know, the Dems did it too.  The imbalance is gargantuan and I don't ever recall the Dems disenfranchising registered repubs, which seems to be several levels below anything the Dems did half a century ago.

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