Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Obama DoJ: vote fraud helps "increase turnout"

How often does voter fraud occur? Whistleblower J. Christian Adams reviews (hat tip: Instapundit) some recent developments:
Just in the last month there have been indictments, convictions, or investigations of voter fraud in: Atlantic City, New Jersey; Troy, New York; Canton, Mississippi; Brooks County, Georgia; Independence, Louisiana; Dillon County, South Carolina; Adair County, Oklahoma; Muncie, Indiana; and most notably, Minnesota, where there have been dozens of felon voting indictments arising out of the closely contested 2008 elections.
Consider one case as an example, as reported by KSDK:

Tarrell Campbell, 34, pled guilty to one felony count of voter fraud Friday morning, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

According to court documents, Campbell had been a long-time registered voter in the city of St. Louis when he moved to Edwardsville, Illinois in June of 2007, and then registered to vote in Illinois. As the 2008 general election approached, Campbell voted in October in Illinois, under that state's early voting procedures, and later voted in the City of St. Louis on election day November 4, 2008.

These cases are hard to catch because no one is comparing voter databases from one state to another to identify duplicates. Section 8 of the Motor Voter act requires such effort. The Obama administration, however, is taking the other side. J. Christian Adams reports:

In November 2009, Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandes, the Obama political appointee in charge of the DOJ Voting Section, told the assembled Voting Section that the Eric Holder Justice Department had “no interest in enforcing Section 8.” Because “Section 8 denied ballot access rather than increase turnout,” the DOJ wouldn’t be enforcing the law, she said. Her tone exhibited dismissive contempt for this law.

Upon hearing this lawless announcement, seasoned Voting Section veterans and managers had a look on their faces as if someone announced without shame they were planning to steal boxloads of office supplies. I was there to hear the corrupt announcement firsthand. I saw the reactions. [Emph. added]

"Vote early, vote often" is now official US policy.

This is consistent with administration support for voter intimidation.

PREVIOUSLY on the subject of vote fraud:
More vote fraud: New York State
How to buy a vote
NJ Dems demand equal rights for fraudulent voters
Nevada accuses ACORN of 39 felonies
Three Obama supporters plead guilty
Another ex-ACORN worker pleads guilty
An insider's guide to vote fraud
Vote fraud update
Absentee ballot and dishonest elections
Fraud and Deceit in 2004

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