Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Police Prove How Easy it is to Impersonate Voters in Hometown of Vote Fraud Deniers

The Brennan Center for Justice has made its mission to deny and ignore vote fraud as part of its efforts to support the Democratic Party.  One of its leaders, Myrna Perez, has even been nominated to be a Democrat commissioner at the Election Assistance Commission. Part of this effort is the attempt to define vote fraud as merely impersonation, saying that such fraud is virtually impossible and rare.  Well in the Brennan Center’s own neighborhood of New York City, a neutral police agency found out just how easy voter impersonation is to do:

Investigators posing as dead voters were allowed to cast ballots for this year’s primary and general elections, thanks to antiquated Board of Election registration records and lax oversight by poll workers, authorities said.

Undercover DOI agents were able to access voting booths in 61 instances — including 39 dead people, 14 jail birds and eight non-residents. Only twice were the agents blocked.

How bad was it?  Or better put how easy is it to vote fraudulently?

For example, a 24-year female was able to access the ballot at a Manhattan poll site in November under the name of a deceased female who was born in 1923 and died in April 25, 2012 — and would have been 89 on Election Day.

Also at a Manhattan poll site, a 33-year-male investigator was able to vote under the name of a deceased man who would have been 94 on Election Day.

Just ask people like Chris Matthews about how this works in Philadelphia, the people of neighboring Mount Vernon, New York, or how about just a few months ago in New York City

What appears to be an orchestrated pattern of voter fraud is being reported at a pivotal precinct in South Williamsburg. According to a Board of Elections poll worker and another poll watcher, groups of young Hasidic men attempted to enter the polling station at IS 71 and vote under the names of other citizens who have yet to vote. "They're signing signatures, but the ID they show doesn't match the signature on the forms. Yes, there's been some illegal stuff going on," BOE poll worker Antoinette Reaves said.

. . .  The source, who declined to be named for fear of retribution, told us the fraud operation is run out of an ultra-Orthodox wedding hall at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Flushing Avenue in Williamsburg. Volunteers are allegedly given free food and then "driven to four or five places" to vote under false names. "They have copies of the voter rolls, I don't know how they get them, but they get the names and the signatures," the source alleged.

Voters were driven to four or five places and in only one of the places were they caught.  No one faced charges despite police witnessing the crimes.  The happenings in New York City are unique only in that they are happening literally under the noses of the leading vote fraud deniers. 

Psst.  Brennan Center if you want to see vote fraud, go vote at the polling places in your hometown or at least listen to the local elections officials and police.  It is not hard to find, even if it is rewarding in the form of appointments for you to deny.  

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