Should Dick Tracy’s, Mary Poppins’, and Jive Turkey’s votes count?
The American social contract, like that of any democracy or republic, includes a universal agreement to abide by the will of a majority in a democratic election. Even if we do not like the winner, we recognize his or her right to hold office according to the will of the majority. We similarly recognize the fastest runner in a race as the winner, and the student who earns the highest grade point average as the valedictorian.
No one, however, recognizes the outcome of a game in which one of the competitors is proven to have used steroids. When an athlete is caught cheating, his or her prizes are revoked, and any records he might have set are expunged from the record books. A student who is caught with a cheat sheet gets an F instead of an A. No one pays a gambling bet when the “winner” is caught with extra cards up his sleeve. A political candidate whose electoral “majority” includes the votes of minors, dogs, dead people, Dick Tracy, Mary Poppins, Jive Turkey, and so on, has no more right to an office than a banana republic dictator who overthrows a government by force. There are now so many credible allegations of electoral fraud by Obama’s campaign and its associates that Barack Obama cannot be accepted as the legitimate winner of the upcoming election.
To begin with, there are serious questions as to whether Barack Obama is even the Democratic Party’s legitimate nominee. The accusations of cheating, in this case through voter intimidation and fraud, come not from “somebody’s blog” or anonymous Internet rumors, but from Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The accusation was signed by Hillary Clinton campaign counsel Lyn Utrecht. The letter alleges the following, and then provides numerous details.
- …a premeditated and predesigned plan by the Obama campaign to engage in systematic corruption of the Party’s caucus procedures. Compounding this blatant distortion of the caucus rules was an egregious effort by the Obama campaign to manipulate the voter registration process in its own favor, thereby disenfranchising countless voters. Finally, the Committee has received a vast number of reliable reports of voter suppression and intimidation by the Obama campaign or its allies.
The Clinton campaign filed similar allegations in Texas.
Next we have ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), which is supporting Obama’s candidacy. We will let the news speak for itself.
- Jive Turkey Rides Again [“Jive Turkey,” as shown below, is the name of a “voter” allegedly registered by ACORN–along with Dick Tracy and Mary Poppins]
ACORN’s voter-registration affiliate, Project Vote, was founded by leftist activist Sandy Newman. When Newman was looking to hire somebody to run Project Vote in Illinois, he turned to a local lawyer who had conducted training for ACORN: Barack Obama. Small world. (“He did one hell of a job,” Newman says. Undoubtedly.) ACORN’s political-action committee is supporting Obama, to nobody’s great surprise, and ACORN has hired Michelle Obama’s old Chicago law firm to help them out in a million-dollar embezzlement case. (National Review’s Stanley Kurtz documents the Obama-ACORN nexus here.) More significant, Obama represented ACORN in a lawsuit against Illinois, seeking to force the implementation of “motor voter” registrations, an initiative that has provided rich opportunity for voter-registration fraud.
ACORN office in Vegas raided in voter-fraud probe “Secretary of State spokesman Bob Walsh says ACORN is accused of submitting multiple voter registrations with false and duplicate names.“
- The Acorn Indictments: A union-backed outfit faces charges of election fraud.
Friday, November 3, 2006 12:01 A.M. EST
So, less than a week before the midterm elections, four workers from Acorn, the liberal activist group that has registered millions of voters, have been indicted by a federal grand jury for submitting false voter registration forms to the Kansas City, Missouri, election board. But hey, who needs voter ID laws?
…Acorn and its affiliates have pulled some real stunts in recent years. In Ohio in 2004, a worker for one affiliate was given crack cocaine in exchange for fraudulent registrations that included underage voters, dead voters and pillars of the community named Mary Poppins, Dick Tracy and Jive Turkey. During a Congressional hearing in Ohio in the aftermath of the 2004 election, officials from several counties in the state explained Acorn’s practice of dumping thousands of registration forms in their lap on the submission deadline, even though the forms had been collected months earlier.
- Missouri officials suspect ACORN of voter registration fraud
“I don’t even know the entire scope of it because registrations are coming in so heavy,” Davis said. “We have identified about 100 duplicates, and probably 280 addresses that don’t exist, people who have driver’s license numbers that won’t verify or Social Security numbers that won’t verify. Some have no address at all.”
- Group accused of voter registration fraud
On Tuesday, authorities in Nevada seized records from ACORN after finding fraudulent registration forms that included the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys.
In April, eight ACORN workers in the St. Louis, Mo., area pleaded guilty to federal election fraud for submitting false registration cards for the 2006 election. U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said they submitted cards with false addresses and names, and forged signatures.
- As voter registration rises, so do fears of fraud. Claims include potential for ineligible voters, disenfranchisement
Sally LaSota, director of the Lake County Board of Elections and Voter Registration, said all of the applications submitted by ACORN are being scrutinized after officials found many with the names of deceased residents or suspicious names such as Jimmy Johns, the name of a sub sandwich franchise.
“One of the glaring problems,” Hoagland said, “was that several were done with the same handwriting and signatures, sometimes in a very distinctive style.”
In a group of 50 applications she reviewed earlier this week, the listed phone numbers on 48 were nonexistent or out of service, and the other two were for businesses “that had no idea what we were talking about when we called to check on their registration,” she said.
- Former justice slams ACORN’s role in electoral process
Gleason said ACORN, a nonprofit, submitted 252,595 voter registrations in Philadelphia. There were 57,435 registrations rejected — most of them submitted by ACORN, Gleason said.
The forms had faulty Social Security numbers, incorrect dates of birth, “clearly fraudulent” signatures, addresses that did not exist and duplicate registrations, Gleason said. A man was registered to vote 15 times since the primary, according to Gleason, and some people listed vacant lots as their addresses.
- Is Acorn Stealing the Election?
By INVESTOR’S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Wednesday, October 08, 2008 4:20 PM PT
Election Fraud: A radical group Barack Obama used to work for is committing voter-registration fraud in several states, ahead of the election. What does Obama know about this scam?
It’s a legitimate question to raise now that the FBI has raided the offices of the nonprofit Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now in Nevada and North Carolina, two states where Obama and John McCain are running neck-and-neck. ACORN has registered bogus voters in both states.
For starters, Obama paid ACORN, which has endorsed him for president, $800,000 to register new voters, payments his campaign failed to accurately report. (They were disguised in his FEC disclosure as payments to a front group called Citizen Services Inc. for “advance work.”)
According to this article from a highly reputable newspaper, Obama paid ACORN $800,000 to register new voters–and we have seen how ACORN is doing this–and then he lied to the Federal Election Commission about it.
The “Republicans stole Florida” controversy of 2000 arose only after Al Gore lost the state, and the election, by a few hundred votes. In contrast, there is substantial and convincing evidence of widespread election fraud weeks before the 2008 election–fraud in which a Presidential candidate seems deeply involved. We therefore do not see how the American people can possibly accept Barack Obama as the election’s winner under any circumstances, unless the following remedy is implemented.
We propose that the 2008 election be delayed until all lists of registered voters are purged of dead people, pets, minors, and fictional characters like Dick Tracy, Jive Turkey, and Mary Poppins. In the absence of this remedy, we cannot recognize the legitimacy of a Barack Obama Presidency any more than we can recognize a proven steroid user as an Olympic gold medalist.