Tuesday, July 31, 2012

UPDATE: More On Possible Voter Fraud

A week ago we posted about VoterParticipation.org database discrepancies that sent pre-filled voter registration forms to pets and deceased people. This week we have an update to that story, plus this bit of breaking news.  

A U.S. District Court Judge in Washington, D.C. has confirmed that, contrary to everything we were told, Obama administration officials at the highest levels did in fact directly interfere with and shut down the criminal prosecution of armed Black Panthers who showed up at a voting station.  You can watch the video here, to refresh your memory.

Now this, was interesting photo that was tweeted on Saturday, by a friend of Richmond Patrtiots, looks like Organizing For America is offering to help ex-felon's vote?

Photo tweeted by @marchimb on 7/28/12
According to the tweet this photo was taken at the Charlottesville, VA Farmer's Market.

Now, for the update on last weeks post about the VPC, the Richmond Times dispatch did a follow up piece which reported that the voter group has a history of problems including:

 In North Carolina, ahead of the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, the group was responsible for automated calls to residents — many of whom were already registered — telling them to expect registration packets in the mail. The problem? The registration period for the primary already had closed.

The organization, then known as "Women's Voices. Women Vote," ultimately agreed to pay a $100,000 civil penalty to the state and refrain from political activity in North Carolina through the general election
In Louisiana, forms sent by the group in 2008 — with many going to already-registered voters — lacked information the state required, according to news reports. When residents filled them out anyway and sent them in, registrars were forced to send out new forms requesting the additional information.
 This year, Louisiana is experiencing problems similar to Virginia's, prompting Secretary of State Tom Schedler to comment that a recent mailing "opens the door to voter fraud."
 Similar issues in Arizona in 2007 prompted then-Secretary of State Jan Brewer, now the governor, to issue a warning to residents, calling the mailings "deceptive."
Earlier this year in Colorado, the group sent forms lacking a mandatory signature field to thousands of residents. That forced state officials to urge that residents check with local clerks to make sure they were properly registered.
This was just a small sampling of the issues. You can read the entire RTD article HERE

As you can see we had a busy week following the voter fraud cases and the potential for voter fraud.  Bottom line, be on the look out, if you get anything that is third party or just doesn't look right report it to your local voters registra office.

And if you see the OFA table registering voters, can you ask them what a ex-felon has to do to vote.  I am just curious about how they would answer.

Don't forget Aug 1. is Chick-Fil-a Appreciation Day

Monday, July 30, 2012

Rally to Repeal. #Handsoff my health care.

Upper Senate Park, Washington, D.C.
Friday, August 3
Noon - 1 PM

Tim Phillips, Americans for Prosperity
Congressman Paul Ryan
Penny Nance, Concerned Women for America
Jim Martin, 60 Plus Association

You already know that President Obama is attempting to force a multi-trillion dollar takeover of health care and push a massive new tax. But you can fight back. The Supreme Court decision was frustrating, but not a decisive setback. You may have already heard how AFP is organizing dozens of rallies and events in more than 20 states to defend health care freedom. One of our most important rallies is coming up soon, and we need your help as we rally for repeal!

Come join other free-market grassroots activists from across the country at Upper Senate Park on  August 3rd!

Meet us at the park or take an AFP shuttle bus from the Defending the American Dream Summit at the Hilton Washington. 

If taking the AFP shuttle bus, meet at the rear bus entrance of the Washington Hilton at 10 AM.  Buses will drop-off for the rally at Union Station and reload in the same location from 1:15-1:30 PM to return attendees to the Hilton Washington. 


Sunday, July 29, 2012

Chick Fil A Appreciation Day, Aug 1st

As Mike Huckabee put on the facebook page: We're simply asking people to eat chicken and not to be one when it's time to take a stand-our appreciation is not only for the views of Dan Cathy, but for his right to have them and express them freely.

This issue is freedom of speech! Gay right advocates who are crying foul, because of the views of Dan Cathy, have no evidence that any gay person has been mistreated or discriminated against at a Chick-fil-A.

One of the things I love about the free market and capitalism is the freedom to "vote" with our dollars. To buy whatever product we want, or need, and what we like. I like Chick-Fil-A. I also like some other popular companies (which I will not name here) that I know for a fact the owners/ceo's have a different take on issues than I. That does not prevent me from purchasing their product.

Chick-Fil-A on the other hand, has a product I like, and I respect their point of view. I don't need a reason to go to Chick-Fil-A, which is why I have been to our local resturant twice in the last 5 days.

Taken 7/27/12 around 1:30pm
 This photo was taken at, what should have been, the end of the lunch rush around 1:30 pm.  I'm pretty sure most of the people were just there for lunch.  I admit my motives were dual in nature, lunch and appreciation.  I was "voting" with my dollars and I probably will for the next several months whenever our family has an opportunity to eat out, except on Sunday, of course.

And then there is this.... I would be completely remiss if I did not post this:



Please consider going to Chick-fil-a if not on Aug 1. some time in the next week.  It truly is a pleasure.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

It's No Big Deal, Dogs and Cats Can't Vote

Orginally posted on Richmond Patriots Blog Forum on 7/24/2012

Yesterday, in the Richmond Times Dispatch they printed this article about pets and deceased persons receiving pre-printed voter registration forms:

Voter-registration forms being mailed to Virginia residents are addressed to dead relatives, children, family members in other states, non-U.S. citizens, people with similar names, existing registered voters and residents' cats and dogs. The errant forms are among tens of thousands being distributed in Virginia by a national voter-registration group that pre-populates the documents with key information, including names and addresses of prospective voters

We have all hear the complaints of dead people or people in prison voting, but the pets is a new one for me. I guess it was just a matter of time. According to the RTD article the Voter Participation Center, the group responsible for the mailings targets Democrat-leaning voting blocks such as young adults, unmarried women, African-Americans and Latinos. The center calls these voting groups the "Rising American Electorate."

 So I went to their website to check it out and found they had posted a responseto the RTD article. It was very telling:

The Voter Participation Center (VPC) only focus on the "Americans excited by the once every-four-year election... And that’s an opportunity we’ve seized" But their mission, or motto is, Driving Population Growth, Significantly Under-registered and Underrepresented in Electorate, Hurt by New Voting Rules and Restrictions.
Here is an excerpt from the VPC response:
 The latest story in The Richmond Times Dispatch is a perfect example of the disservice these kinds of story do to civic engagement efforts like ours designed to make it more convenient for unregistered Virginians to vote. The article gives some a platform to raise the specter of “voter fraud.” The assertion made in the story that mailings of voter registration applications “can create opportunities for voter fraud” is just wrong.
 and to prove it:

The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University has studied voter fraud issues for years and they have concluded that “by any measure, voter fraud is extraordinarily rare.” The fact is that a dog receives a voter registration application, a credit card application, or a magazine subscription appeal in the mail doesn’t mean fraud is the intent – it simply means there’s a mistake in the mailing list.
and just in case we are still to smart to take them at their word, here is a PSA-type video to help us.

See, now if you can't trust a dog and cat when they say they won't vote. Who can you trust?

 The bottom line is that VPC is saying that it is only a minimal amount erroneous forms that were mailed. But the reality, "It is clear that hundreds, if not thousands, of applications were delivered to those ineligible to vote," Donald L. Palmer, secretary of the Virginia Board of Elections, wrote this month in a letter to the organization. Well, I think this registrar says it best:

 "I don't know what this center is, and maybe they think they're doing a good thing," said Chesterfield County Registrar Lawrence C. Haake II, whose office received 30 more of the forms last week. "But they're not."

Romney Campaign Ask VA Attorney Genernal to investigate possible voter fraud