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28.7.08

Obama-connected group increases LA vote fraud chances

The political left continues to press its campaign to make elections in Louisiana turn out its way by legally questionable means. One prong of the strategy is to flood registrars in key areas with bogus registrations, hoping to overwhelm the system to allow the maximum number to seep through. Another is to rely upon “friendly” officials that wink at the practice and countenance the seepage. The final prong is to challenge and resist by every means possible efforts of diligent officials to prevent these activities from succeeding.

The later is exemplified by Project Vote’s recent complaint that Secretary of State Jay Dardenne is being too stringent is removing registrants that also are registered in other states, claiming the process is too inexact. This is nonsense: officials can drop from voting rolls the names of people who are registered in multiple states, but only after sending the voter two mailings: one giving voters 30 days to show by fax or letter that they are not registered in another state, and a second notice giving the individual 21 days to appear at a parish registrar of voters office to challenge their removal from the rolls. The process complies with federal voter registration laws and has been approved by the U.S. Justice Department under the Voting Rights Act.

Nonetheless, this is typical of Project Vote’s history of frivolous and annoyance lawsuits. By bringing these, at the back end of the process the group wishes to discourage vigilant enforcement of the law. The organization also has a colorful history of lawlessness with its operatives on many occasions at the receiving end of fraud complaints. On voter projects it affiliates with the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a radical leftist organization with which Sen. Barack Obama began cutting his political eye teeth early in his career and who assisted him in his election campaigns, returning favors of Obama who trained ACORN leaders and assisted Project Vote in its early days.

The presumptive nominee for the Democrats for president will be unable to use the fruits of his past labor to win Louisiana for him as he trails badly in polls statewide. But the “crisis strategy” endorsed by the organization can produce votes for Sen. Mary Landrieu in her reelection bid and for Democrat congressional candidates. And, unfortunately, to a point this strategy has succeeded – the cleanup to the rolls will take effect only after the November elections.

This will make it difficult to counter fraud. Louisiana election law makes it difficult to successfully safeguard the process without a lot of resources applied to the task by interests outside of the government. Parties or candidates would have to have trained poll watchers with superior information at each precinct, also during early voting, in order to have any chance of spotting invalid voting (and the problems in success here are multiplied when absentee voting is involved).

Many believe Landrieu’s extremely close initial senatorial win came courtesy of fraud. It would be a shame if other contests this fall were influenced by illegal activities the prospects of which are enhanced by groups such as the former beneficiary of Obama’s political activity.

4 comments:

Brian Dell said...

Actually, Obama worked directly for Project Vote, but Project Vote is an "arm of" ACORN (http://www.acorn.org/index.php?id=12047) or "legally" ACORN (http://future5000.com/organizations/view/434 and click on "See Full Profile").

cles said...

This is exactly the kind of thing they have always done. Landrieu voted against requiring a photo ID to register to vote OR to actually vote--the supreme court, thankfully, has ruled that states may require this "undue burden" on the voting public.

jjphil said...

Beyond Vote Now, you need to check out Voting Is Power (VIP). They are an arm of the Muslim American Society affiliated with the anti-Israel extremists groups Hezbollah & Hamas and have been causing Jay Dardenne headaches by flooding the Secretary of State’s office with phony and invalid voter registration forms. Check it out from these sources:

New York Times, June 15th:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/15/us/politics/15vote.html?em&ex=1213675200&en=a785c70557868c26&ei=5087%0A

World Net Daily, June 12th:
http://www.worldnetdaily.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=66982

The Advocate, June 11th:
http://www.2theadvocate.com/news/politics/19754129.html

The Times-Picayune, June 11th:
http://www.nola.com/newsflash/index.ssf?/base/news-39/121323055083650.xml&storylist=louisiana

Anti-Defamation League’s page on the Muslim American Society:
http://www.adl.org/israel/anti_israel/mas.asp

Anonymous said...

I recommend that everybody contact their State and U.S. Congressman regarding voter fraud. Voter fraud should be a felony offense punishable by mandatory prison sentences. There is not right more precious to us that our right to vote. When someone commits voter fraud, it essentially steals that right from the rest of us.