Busted! The New York Times Bogus Voter Fraud Claims
On Friday The New York Times published a blatantly false editorial on democratic voter fraud.
In contrast to their fraudulant editorial, democratic voter fraud in rampant not just in St. Louis and Missouri but in several states.
But, don’t expect a correction because that would make this whole bogus non-scandal with Attorney General Gonzales look even more ridiculous.
The Scrutinator was the first to forward this article my way:
“Phony Fraud Charges”
In its fumbling attempts to explain the purge of United States attorneys, the Bush administration has argued that the fired prosecutors were not aggressive enough about addressing voter fraud. It is a phony argument; there is no evidence that any of them ignored real instances of voter fraud. But more than that, it is a window on what may be a major reason for some of the firings.
In partisan Republican circles, the pursuit of voter fraud is code for suppressing the votes of minorities and poor people. By resisting pressure to crack down on “fraud,” the fired United States attorneys actually appear to have been standing up for the integrity of the election system…
John McKay, one of the fired attorneys, says he was pressured by Republicans to bring voter fraud charges after the 2004 Washington governor’s race, which a Democrat, Christine Gregoire, won after two recounts.
There is no evidence of rampant voter fraud in this country. Rather, Republicans under Mr. Bush have used such allegations as an excuse to suppress the votes of Democratic-leaning groups. They have intimidated Native American voter registration campaigners in South Dakota with baseless charges of fraud. They have pushed through harsh voter ID bills in states like Georgia and Missouri, both blocked by the courts, that were designed to make it hard for people who lack drivers’ licenses — who are disproportionately poor, elderly or members of minorities — to vote. Florida passed a law placing such onerous conditions on voter registration drives, which register many members of minorities and poor people, that the League of Women Voters of Florida suspended its registration work in the state.
The claims of vote fraud used to promote these measures usually fall apart on close inspection, as Mr. McKay saw. Missouri Republicans have long charged that St. Louis voters, by which they mean black voters, registered as living on vacant lots. But when The St. Louis Post-Dispatch checked, it found that thousands of people lived in buildings on lots that the city had erroneously classified as vacant.
Sound Politics disagrees with Mr. Mckay’s faulty analysis on the rampant fraud in the Washington state’s governor’s race in 2004 and offers proof… and SP has more on the latest Washington State voter fraud allegations.
As far as St. Louis voter fraud goes…
It’s not by coincidence that they say,
“If You Want to Stay Politically Active After Death: Move to St. Louis”
Election officials launched an investigation in 2004 after noticing that among the “new” voters registered was longtime Alderman Albert “Red” Villa, who died in 1990. His bust stands in South St. Louis and a local democrat hoped to revive his career.
At least 16 St. Louis area Democrats have been found guilty of election crimes including voter fraud and attempted murder since 2005:
Nov. 18, 2004: Nine precinct committeemen appear before a federal grand jury probing vote fraud during the Nov. 2 election.
December, 2004: In St. Louis Six volunteers pleaded guilty in December of dozens of election law violations for filling out the cards with names of the dead and other bogus information. One still faces charges.
January 21, 2005: Kelvin Ellis, a top administrator at East St. Louis City Hall, was indicted for plotting to kill a witness in the year long East St. Louis, Illinois federal vote fraud investigation.
February 10, 2005: In St. Louis Nonaresa Montgomery was found guilty by a jury of perjury in a trial in St. Louis Circuit Court in the St. Louis vote fraud trial.
March 22, 2005: Precinct committeemen Leroy Scott Jr., 46; Lillie Nichols, 51; Terrance R. Stith, 43; and his wife, precinct worker Sandra Stith, 54; plead guilty to one count each of vote-buying.
March 23, 2005: The chairman of the East St. Louis Democratic Central Committee and councilman Charles Powell Jr. is charged with conspiracy to commit election fraud. Charged with conspiracy as well as election fraud are East St. Louis City Hall employees Jesse Lewis, Sheila Thomas, Kelvin Ellis, and Yvette Johnson.
June 29, 2005: All five defendants are convicted on all counts.
That comes out to 16 different Democrats convicted of election violations in the St. Louis area since 2005!
But, it doesn’t stop there…
In 2006 ACORN workers admitted on film to registering dead people and promoting Senator Claire McCaskill’s campaign!
Local blogger Pubdef captured the video that implicated democratic Senator McCaskill in the crime!!
Do you need more proof?
There’s more out there!
Obviously this country still has a problem with democrats, dead people and voter fraud.