Tuesday, January 31, 2012

2 Democrats plead guilty in vote fraud case

The AP reports from Charleston, West Virginia:
Lincoln County Sheriff Jerry Bowman and Clerk Donald Whitten will plead guilty to charges that they attempted to flood the 2010 Democratic primary with fraudulent absentee ballots, becoming the latest southern West Virginia officeholders ensnared by an investigation into election fraud, federal and state officials announced Monday.

Bowman has agreed to plead guilty to a federal conspiracy charge. He is accused of trying to stuff the ballot box in his favor while running for circuit clerk, U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin and Secretary of State Natalie Tennant said. Whitten will plead guilty to lying to a criminal investigator for Tennant as her office scrutinized the influx of absentee ballots.

Allegations of improper absentee votes had surfaced immediately after the May 2010 primary. A judge that August threw out more than 300 contested absentee ballots, reversing Bowman's initial victory and securing the nomination for incumbent Circuit Clerk Charles Brumfield.

Hat tip: Instapundit.

California rules seem designed to help Democrats who want to stuff the ballot box with fraudulent absentee ballots. Makes me wonder what Bowman did in W. Virginia to get caught.

For honest elections, (1) absentee ballots should be limited to those truly absent on travel and (2) registration and voting should require photo ID. (Related: Is it racist to require photo ID?)

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PREVIOUSLY on the subject of vote fraud:
Who counts ballots: SEIU union members
How vote fraud is done in New Jersey
Obama DoJ: vote fraud helps "increase turnout"
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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