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Let’s Talk Voter Fraud…

The McCain/Palin ticket has a new discussion for America: “Electoral fraud”. McCain and Palin looked at the polls and saw Obama was leading. They looked at Wall Street and saw another huge drop–700 points. So they decide to attack Obama — on questionable voter registrations. Someone should tell them that these so-called fraudulent newly registered non-voters are NOT the ones that pollsters are talking to!

So here’s Palin, in New Hampshire, blasting Obama over a community group that did questionable voter registrations…just 6 days after a republican was indicted in a voter fraud scheme in New Hampshire!

Republicans argue that a community group, involved in registering voters nationwide, apparently just registered people, without checking to see if they have the necessary credentials to vote.

So where does that leave us…? Here’s what Palin and McCain want people to believe.

Let’s say the group managed to register every unregistered person in America, and let’s just say that half of them are not…NOT…eligible to vote. What now? Well according to Palin and McCain, these people can just apparently sail up to the booth on Election Day and actually vote!

One would assume that these “questionable voters” would NOT even BE on the Voter Registration List. People have to give the last four digits of their Social Security number, and hopefully, officials are checking that these people are bona fide.

But say these “questionable voters” have NO Social Security number or that whatever number they gave came up fake. Apparently, the incompetent, pro-Obama elitists who staff electoral departments nationwide, (especially in Florida and Ohio), will through ineptitude or chicanery, add these “questionable voters” to the list. (In defense of these staffers,they did see that these “questionable voters” were registered through the very agency embroiled in the controversy, but that just made any red flags turn blue!)

So we will continue the farce by saying that these voters shall just traipse up to the polls on November 04 and without any valid ID’s, all vote for Obama, and McCain loses with honor, like Kerry and Gore before him.

OR…

We could talk about Voter Fraud in New Hampshire, which Palin probably doesn’t know anything about. Here’s part of a newspaper article Former GOP official indicted on new charges in phone-jamming in a local paper, The Union Leader. It is dated October 15, 2008:

“Former national Republican Party official James Tobin of Maine has been indicted on new charges stemming from an illegal GOP phone-jamming operation in New Hampshire six years ago aimed at stopping Election Day get-out-the-vote efforts by the state Democratic Party and a firefighters union.”

The article explains the background and goes on to say:

Tobin did not have to serve any of the 10-month prison sentence he received stemming from the telephone harassment conviction. Before and during his trial, his legal bills, known to have totaled nearly $3 million, were paid by the Republican National Committee. It is unclear if the RNC continued to pay Tobin’s bills during the appeal process and in connection with the new charges.

Tobin was involved in an operation initiated by former state Republican executive director Charles McGee to use hundreds of hang-up calls to jam get-out-the-vote and rides-to-the-polls telephone lines at five Democratic Party offices and a Manchester firefighters union office on the morning of Election Day, 2002.

That election featured a bitter U.S. Senate race, being replayed this year, between Republican John Sununu and Democrat Jeanne Shaheen.

When McGee tried to find a telemarketer to make the hang-up calls, he asked for help from Tobin, then a regional director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee. Tobin put McGee in touch with former consultant Allen Raymond and spoke with Raymond about McGee’s request. Raymond then hired an Idaho-based telemarketer to make the calls and was paid $15,600 by the New Hampshire Republican Party.

McGee and Raymond both pled guilty in connection with the scheme and served time in federal prisons”.

This is NOT rumored voter fraud…this is not unproven voter fraud…this is not democrats making unfounded voter fraud allegations…this is a U.S JUSTICE DEPARTMENT investigation. Here we have republicans sentenced to prison, for voter fraud. The paper says: “An oral argument on the appeal is scheduled for Nov. 3 — the day before Election Day — at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit in Boston.” Each of the two counts carries a maximum penalty of up to 5 years in prison.

How about some Straight Talk about that!?

OR…

Let’s hear Palin talk about allegations of voter fraud in Florida, especially in minority neighborhoods…and in Ohio.

This article in Rolling Stone “Was the 2004 election Stolen?” by ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR., states:

A consulting firm called Sproul & Associates, which was hired by the Republican National Committee to register voters in six battleground states, was discovered shredding Democratic registrations. In New Mexico, which was decided by 5,988 votes, malfunctioning machines mysteriously failed to properly register a presidential vote on more than 20,000 ballots.

A precinct in an evangelical church in Miami County recorded an impossibly high turnout of ninety-eight percent, while a polling place in inner-city Cleveland recorded an equally impossible turnout of only seven percent.”

Let us dismiss all these as baseless speculation. Let’s go back to the indictment and guilty verdicts in the New Hampshire case and ask: IS THIS THE ONLY CASE OF REPUBLICAN VOTE TAMPERING…OR MERELY THE ONLY ONE THAT’S COME TO LIGHT? Is it, Mr. Straight Talk McCain? You’re gonna betcha…right? Right!!!

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