Voter impersonation fraud a rarity on Election Day, data show

Aug 11, 2012 Full story: The Washington Post 163

A new nationwide analysis of more than 2,000 cases of alleged election fraud over the past dozen years shows that in-person voter impersonation on Election Day , which has prompted 37 state legislatures to enact or consider tougher voter ID laws, was virtually nonexistent.

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“bar0ckalypse N0W”

Since: Mar 10

Huntington Station, NY

#1 Aug 11, 2012
Who compiled the data, ACORN?
pogue mahone

Bluffton, SC

#2 Aug 12, 2012
Presidential fraud every day. Not such a rarity these past almost four years.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#3 Aug 12, 2012
The analysis found that there is more alleged fraud in absentee ballots and voter registration than in any of the other categories. The analysis shows 491 cases of alleged absentee ballot fraud and 400 cases involving registration fraud. Requiring voters to show identification at the polls — the crux of most of the new legislation — would not have prevented those cases.

The analysis also found that more than 46 percent of the reported election fraud allegations resulted in acquittals, dropped charges or decisions not to bring charges

Whether you have proof of it or not, what in the heavens is wrong with showing an ID at polls?” said Bill Denny, a Republican state representative in Mississippi who sponsored his state’s voter ID bill. That bill is awaiting pre-clearance by the Justice Department, a process some states with a history of discrimination must go through before making electoral changes.

In a pretrial stipulation, Pennsylvania officials said they would offer no evidence that “in-person voter fraud has in fact occurred in Pennsylvania or elsewhere” or that “in-person voter fraud is likely to occur in November 2012 in the absence of a Photo ID law.”

Pennsylvania officials, who responded to the News21 public-record requests, also reported no cases of Election Day voter impersonation fraud since 2000.

More fraud in absentee ballots, something teabaggers want to expand.

Since: Nov 08

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#4 Aug 12, 2012
mjjcpa wrote:
Who compiled the data, ACORN?
The Washington Post is little more than a pimp for their buds at the White House.......but it does get them a lot of party invites.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#5 Aug 12, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
The analysis found that there is more alleged fraud in absentee ballots and voter registration than in any of the other categories. The analysis shows 491 cases of alleged absentee ballot fraud and 400 cases involving registration fraud. Requiring voters to show identification at the polls — the crux of most of the new legislation — would not have prevented those cases.
The analysis also found that more than 46 percent of the reported election fraud allegations resulted in acquittals, dropped charges or decisions not to bring charges
Whether you have proof of it or not, what in the heavens is wrong with showing an ID at polls?” said Bill Denny, a Republican state representative in Mississippi who sponsored his state’s voter ID bill. That bill is awaiting pre-clearance by the Justice Department, a process some states with a history of discrimination must go through before making electoral changes.
In a pretrial stipulation, Pennsylvania officials said they would offer no evidence that “in-person voter fraud has in fact occurred in Pennsylvania or elsewhere” or that “in-person voter fraud is likely to occur in November 2012 in the absence of a Photo ID law.”
Pennsylvania officials, who responded to the News21 public-record requests, also reported no cases of Election Day voter impersonation fraud since 2000.
More fraud in absentee ballots, something teabaggers want to expand.
The NAACP made everyone show a photo ID to get into a Holder Speech..........Don't you believe in fairness. Affirmative voters should be right up your alley.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#6 Aug 12, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>The NAACP made everyone show a photo ID to get into a Holder Speech..........Don't you believe in fairness. Affirmative voters should be right up your alley.
Then evidently there was a problem in the past:
.S. Attorney General Eric Holder found himself being repeatedly interrupted by peace activists during a speech at the University of Minnesota Friday.
The demonstrators were upset at an FBI decision to subpoena at least 23 activists last year during investigations of material support for terrorism.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, in a speech in Austin on Tuesday night, criticized the redistricting maps drawn by the Texas Legislature as discriminatory.
In his speech, Holder seemed to acknowledge the more than 100 protesters gathered outside the LBJ Library, noting that "there are competing visions about how our government should move forward."
Protesters came out in the rain to greet Attorney General Holder to Long Island today.
Gathering of Eagles New York has photos.

Teabaggers are fixing a problem that only exist in their minds.

Comparing apples and oranges again?

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#7 Aug 12, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
Then evidently there was a problem in the past:
.S. Attorney General Eric Holder found himself being repeatedly interrupted by peace activists during a speech at the University of Minnesota Friday.
The demonstrators were upset at an FBI decision to subpoena at least 23 activists last year during investigations of material support for terrorism.
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, in a speech in Austin on Tuesday night, criticized the redistricting maps drawn by the Texas Legislature as discriminatory.
In his speech, Holder seemed to acknowledge the more than 100 protesters gathered outside the LBJ Library, noting that "there are competing visions about how our government should move forward."
Protesters came out in the rain to greet Attorney General Holder to Long Island today.
Gathering of Eagles New York has photos.
Teabaggers are fixing a problem that only exist in their minds.
Comparing apples and oranges again?
Oh so you are against free speech also........unless your controling the speech.

Since: Nov 08

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#8 Aug 12, 2012
Obama's slumdog brother:
Meet the hopeless drunk from a Nairobi shanty town
who is the U.S. President's BROTHER
Whilst the President inhabits the luxurious
surroundings of the Oval Office and flies aboard Air Force One, his
half-brother George Obama lives in a notorious African slum
<LI><FONT style="font-size: 1.4em;">George Obama has battled addictions to drink
and drugs for most of his life at the same time as his relative has enjoyed a
meteoric rise to power
The 30-year-old, who was once hooked on
cocaine, says that his surname is frequently a burden to him.

As a tall, strangely familiar figure leaves
his one-room shack in a notorious African slum this week, a few people jokingly
call out to him:‘Mister President! Mister President!’ Heading for breakfast through his junk-strewn
yard, stepping over streams of sewage, the appearance of this slim, angular man
prompts giggles and pointing from children in rags playing in the
muck.
name is George Hussein Obama and
his half-brother is Barack Hussein Obama, Kenya’s most famous son, the first
black President of the U.S. and the most powerful man in the
IT IS SOMEWHAT AMUSING THAT WHILE OBAMA PROCLAIMS TO BE BLACK, HAS NOT ENTERED A BLACK NEIGHBORHOOD SINCE BEING ELECTED, HAS IGNORED THE NAACP AND HIS BLACK SIDE OF THE FAMILY.

ONE MUST WONDER WITH THE UNEMPLOYMENT OF THE BLACK COMMUNITY WHY THEY STAY WITH SOMEONE THAT HAS MADE THIER LIFE WORSE AND HAS BASICALLY IGNORED THEM EXCEPT FOR A FEW SPEECHES.

IT IS ALSO WORTH NOTING THAT OTHER OBAMA RELATIVES ARE IN AMERICA ILLEGALLY AND ARE BEING SUPPORTED BY WELFARE AND SECTION 8 HOUSING, WHILE THEIR RELATIVE LIVES IN A LAVISH HOME, TRAVELS THE WORLD AND EATS LAVISH MEALS. ONE WONDERS WHY THE OBAMA'S DON'T SHARE THEIR SUCCESS WITH THEIR RELATIVES.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#9 Aug 12, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Oh so you are against free speech also........unless your controling the speech.
WTF?

Against free speech?

How do you figure that?

Must be the tried and true "teabagger" logic.
Ross

Lady Lake, FL

#10 Aug 12, 2012
There were over 1,000 proven instances of voter fraud following the vote and ultimate election of Al Franken. I think every felon in the state voted in that election along with Donald, Mickey, and many of their cartoon friends.

This article is nothing but left wing propaganda intended to blunt attempts by conservatives to require photo ids of those attempting to vote.

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#11 Aug 12, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Oh so you are against free speech also........unless your controling the speech.
wsg is very good at twisting, distorting and name calling...
the liberal triple crown!

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#12 Aug 12, 2012
Ross wrote:
There were over 1,000 proven instances of voter fraud following the vote and ultimate election of Al Franken. I think every felon in the state voted in that election along with Donald, Mickey, and many of their cartoon friends.
This article is nothing but left wing propaganda intended to blunt attempts by conservatives to require photo ids of those attempting to vote.
the analysis was done for news21 by a carnegie-knight investigative reporting team...

THIS is directly from the news21 web page.
"The Washington Post, msnbc.com , National Public Radio and the Center for Public Integrity are among the many news organizations that have featured News21 content."

any more need be said?
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MorrowRosanna

Alexandria, Egypt

#14 Aug 12, 2012
what Mike implied I'm amazed that you can profit $6543 in one month on the internet. have you read this webpage http://goo.gl/UUZFR
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#15 Aug 12, 2012
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
wsg is very good at twisting, distorting and name calling...
the liberal triple crown!


Distortion?

Twisting?

O.K.

Since Le Dimbulb didn't reply (as usual) you're up.

How are the institutions that were mentioned against "free" speech?

How am I against "free" speech?

Should be easy for a teabagger that abides by the constitution.
Gehlen Org

Ishpeming, MI

#16 Aug 12, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>The Washington Post is little more than a pimp for their buds at the White House.......but it does get them a lot of party invites.
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Mothra

Peoria, AZ

#17 Aug 12, 2012
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
the analysis was done for news21 by a carnegie-knight investigative reporting team...
THIS is directly from the news21 web page.
"The Washington Post, msnbc.com , National Public Radio and the Center for Public Integrity are among the many news organizations that have featured News21 content."
any more need be said?
I'll chime in....

"Pennsylvania officials, who responded to the News21 public-record requests..."

What? They didn't get all the data from Pennsylvania?

What about the other 49 state? What else is missing?

Let's put this into the political perspective, shall we?

Democrats oppose voter ID law, so an election official in a Democrat district, is likely not to respond with info which counters their objective.

So when they don't respond to it,'the problem' appears to be less.
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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#19 Aug 12, 2012
Mothra wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll chime in....
"Pennsylvania officials, who responded to the News21 public-record requests..."
What? They didn't get all the data from Pennsylvania?
What about the other 49 state? What else is missing?
Let's put this into the political perspective, shall we?
Democrats oppose voter ID law, so an election official in a Democrat district, is likely not to respond with info which counters their objective.
So when they don't respond to it,'the problem' appears to be less.
So...... what about it please elaborate on the voter fraud in the other 49 states.

Or one... or one county...... or one disrict..... anything.

Should be easy, right?
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Sheik Yerbouti

Pennington, NJ

#21 Aug 12, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
So...... what about it please elaborate on the voter fraud in the other 49 states.
Or one... or one county...... or one disrict..... anything.
Should be easy, right?
Trying to use logic and facts with teabagging vermin is an exercise in futility! You should know that by now!
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#22 Aug 12, 2012
Sheik Yerbouti wrote:
<quoted text>
Trying to use logic and facts with teabagging vermin is an exercise in futility! You should know that by now!
Next best thing is to expose them for the claims they make and call them on it.

Give them enough rope........
Mothra

Peoria, AZ

#23 Aug 12, 2012
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
So...... what about it please elaborate on the voter fraud in the other 49 states.
Or one... or one county...... or one disrict..... anything.
Should be easy, right?
You have a reading comprehension problem.

The story clearly says that only those election officials that responded are included.

I asked what conclusion can be drawn from partial results.

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