The simple answer is YES! Of course, you won’t get many people to admit it, in fact, liberals are going out of their way to deny or cover it up whenever it is found. It isn’t being discovered in large numbers, but that could just be because there is no real way to know how bad it really is.
Fraud Discovered Through Crime
One of the ways that voter fraud is discovered is when people commit crimes, recently it was thought that the Cascade Mall shooter in Washington might have illegally voted. We know he voted in one local election, one federal election and the recent presidential primary. But people were unsure if he had registered legally.
It turns out that even though he was born in Turkey, he was a permanent resident and could after a certain amount of time, apply for U.S. citizenship. He did do this, so he did legally vote.
But in looking at his case, it became disturbingly clear that there are zero safeguards in the voter registration process. Potential voters must attest to their citizenship when registering online or registering to vote at the Department of Licensing Office, but Washington state does not require any proof of citizenship.
So the entire election process operates on an honor system. We are hoping that one of the most cherished actions you can take as an American citizen is not being stolen by people who may have already broken the law just to be here!
Secretary of State Kim Wyman said, “We don’t have a provision in state law that allows either county elections officials or the Secretary of State’s office to verify someone’s citizenship. So, we are in this place where we want to make sure we are maintaining people’s confidence in the elections and the integrity of the process, but also that we’re giving this individual, like we would any voter, his due process. We are moving forward, and that investigation is really coming out of the investigation from the shootings.”
Wyman says while it’s impossible to determine an exact number, but she does not believe this case points to a larger issue. So we have that assurance, our rights are only being stolen by a small portion of illegal aliens…maybe, we aren’t really sure.
The penalty for voting as a non U.S. citizen can result in up to five years of prison time or a $10,000 fine, according to Secretary of State’s Office.
“The penalties are very serious. That’s why we want to make sure we are very measured, and this is why we want to make sure we are very calm and purposeful in how we move forward,” Wyman said. “The stakes are very high on both sides. You want to keep the confidence level high, but you also want to protect the voting rights of everyone.”
“Our hands are kind of tied, but make no mistake, we want to make sure that everybody has confidence that people casting ballots are eligible. This is certainly going to be a topic at next legislation.”
They want to be sure that people casting ballots are eligible (U.S. citizens), but yet they require zero proof that they are? Once again, these officials expect criminals to be honest, they just don’t get it.
Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead
Voting is apparently high on that list. A CBS4 investigation found multiple cases of dead men and women voting in Colorado for months and in some cases years after their deaths. This finding calls into question the safeguards designed to prevent such occurrences from happening.
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said, “We do believe there were several instances of potential vote fraud that occurred,” after reviewing the investigations findings. “It shows there is the potential for fraud.”
“It’s not a perfect system. There are some gaps,” acknowledged Williams.
One of the most glaring cases was that of Sara Sosa in Colorado Springs. She died on Oct. 14, 2009. However, the investigation uncovered voting records that showed ballots cast for Sosa in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Her husband, Miguel, died on Sept. 26, 2008. But records were found showing that a vote was cast in his name the next year, 2009.
El Paso County Clerk and Recorder Chuck Broerman said, “That’s illegal,” and called the investigations findings “very serious.”
“I was shocked and surprised at this,” said Broerman. “This cannot happen. We cannot have this here or anyplace in our country. Our democracy depends on it. People have spilled their blood for the values and underpinnings and beliefs of this country.”
Broerman said after their deaths, the Sosa’s remained on active voter rolls and mail ballots were still sent to their home because they did not meet the criteria to have their names deleted from eligible voter rolls.
“Somebody was able to cast a vote that was not theirs to cast,” concluded Broerman.
John Grosso of Denver was a father, grandfather and World War II veteran who died Dec. 13, 2004. Records show though that Grosso then voted in a 2006 primary election, two years after his death.
“I think that’s a disgrace,” said his son, John. “The man is dead. He can’t vote. Somebody is cheating.”
Administrators with the Secretary of State’s Office believe Grosso’s vote may have been an error by an election judge. But the bigger question is why Grosso and dozens of others were still listed as active voter’s months and sometimes years after their deaths?
State voting officials say they can only delete names from voting rolls if a number of precise criteria from death databases are met: names must be spelled precisely right, dates of birth must be correct and addresses must match. They say in many cases minor errors on the voter rolls or death databases leave election officials no choice but to leave dead people registered, leading to potential fraud and mistaken votes.
Out of the approximately 2 million votes cast in Colorado’s last election, 8,000 ballots were not counted when signatures did not match. The importance of finding and weeding out fraudulent votes is underlined by the 2002 election in Colorado’s 7th Congressional district. That race was decided by 121 votes out of more than 175,000 that were cast.
In Ohio in 2010, a tax measure passed by just two votes. Only 2 votes, but yet we are told that no voter fraud exists in at all or in numbers large enough to matter.
Following the investigation, the Colorado Secretary of State’s office reviewed the findings of the TV stations investigation and confirmed at least 78 dead voters showed as eligible to vote. Lynn Bartels, a spokesperson for the Secretary of State’s office, said that county clerks were notified and told to immediately remove those 78 names from the voter rolls. Bartels said “It’s not clear why” those dead citizens were still being listed as eligible voters.
Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams said, “It’s not a perfect system. It is impossible to vote from the grave legally.”
The Dead Rise in Virginia
The FBI and local police are investigating how at least 19 dead Virginians were recently re-registered to vote in this critical swing state.
Rockingham County Commonwealth’s Attorney Marsha Garst said that one case came to their attention after the relatives of a deceased man received a note congratulating him for registering.
“His family members were very distraught,” said Garst, who confirmed the existence of the FBI and police investigation but said that she could not provide details because of the ongoing case.
A county clerk recognized the name of Richard Allen Claybrook Sr., who had died in 2014 at age 87, because his son is a well-known local judge. She happened to recall that the judge’s father had died.
Retired Harrisonburg General District Court Judge Richard Allen Claybrook Jr. said, “He was a retired Fairfax County elementary school principal and had fought in World War II. So our family is very disgusted that they would pick his name, because he was such a law-abiding citizen devoted to public service.”
Andrew Spieles, a student at James Madison University, was working for a group called HarrisonburgVOTES that was trying to increase the number of registered voters in Harrisonburg to 25,000, Harrisonburg currently has about 17,000 registered voters and an expected 18,000 that are eligible to vote. Apparently Spieles has confessed to re-registering 19 deceased Virginians to vote in the 2016 election cycle.
Spieles just happens to be Democrat who, accorded to a recently deleted Facebook post, apparently recently ran for Caucus Chair of the Virginia Young Democrats. Expect him to run for congress in a few years.
HarrisonburgVOTES is a “non-partisan” voter registration organization in Harrisonburg, VA and the surrounding areas and was founded by Joseph Fitzgerald who is currently the Chairman of the Sixth Congressional District Democratic Committee in Virginia and the former Mayor of Harrisonburg.
Fitzgerald denied any knowledge of Spieles actions and said he has been fired. No word on any legal or criminal action being taken and doubtful the Justice Department will care since everyone involved is a Democrat.
Republicans in the state House of Delegates, who in recent years have supported tighter voter ID laws, held a conference call with reporters to call attention to the investigation.
House Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) said, “Oftentimes we hear our Democratic colleagues suggest that voter fraud doesn’t exist in Virginia, or it’s a myth. This is proof that voter fraud not only exists but is ongoing and is a threat to the integrity of our elections.”
House Minority Leader David J. Toscano (D-Charlottesville) said the case was not proof of voter fraud because no one had actually managed to cast a vote in the names of the dead.
“First of all, there was no voter fraud, they caught him,” Toscano said. “Nobody cast a vote. There’s still no evidence of that going on in the state. But there is evidence every time you turn around that the Republicans are trying to make it more difficult for citizens to vote in elections.”
Remember, this was all uncovered only because a county clerk recognized one single name in a fairly small town, there are no checks and balances in place to stop this from happening. But the Democrats like Toscano will scream voter disenfranchisement if you even suggest that we make sure voters are real live human beings and eligible to vote.
Tens of Thousands of Votes
The Christian Times has reported that election officials in Franklin County, Ohio are quite concerned over what a maintenance worker found in an old downtown Columbus warehouse earlier this week.
According to their sources, a Columbus-area electrical worker was doing a routine check of his companies wiring and electrical systems when he found approximately one dozen black, sealed ballot boxes filled with tens of thousands of Franklin County ballots.
Early voting does not begin in Ohio until October 12, so no votes could have been officially cast in the state. Which makes what is inside these boxes, even more disturbing, tens of thousands of votes for Hillary Clinton and every democrat running in the election.
This Ohio story has yet to be verified, it has however been repeated almost word for word in several online publications, so take this one with a grain of salt, but this could explain why Hillary is not campaigning or spending big money on ads in Ohio. They already had the election in the boxes, if this information is true.
What we can be sure of however, is that no matter how often the NY Times and others say there is no voter fraud, it is happening. On what scale is the unknown, but without proper checks in place, we can never know. And I think that is by design.
The countries to our North and South both require ID to vote, as do most developed countries, even India, a country with 1.2 billion people has managed to provide everyone with a voter ID, but for some reason, Democrats fight this idea every chance they get. Sure makes you think that voter fraud is more widespread than we are being told.