Who Is Committing Voter Fraud These Days

Voter ID is a solution to a non-existent problem. Pretending to be someone else, going to the polling place where anyone might recognize you, and voting has high risk for low rewards. The perpetrator will probably go to jail and for what: the possibility of gaining a single vote.

However, voter fraud does exist. Here is what has been going on and who was responsible.

Fill in the blanks: Ballot Tampering by Oregon Republicans

(Willamette Week) A Clackamas County elections worker is under criminal investigation for tampering with ballots, WW has learned.

The underlying allegation is that the woman, whose name has not been released, filled in blanks on ballots turned into the county for the Nov. 6 general election.

Sources familiar with the incident say their understanding is that the woman filled in a straight Republican ticket on the ballots where preferences had been left blank by voters.

Taking out the trash: Discarding Dem. Voter Registration Forms

(TPM) A Pennsylvania man employed by a company working for the Republican Party of Virginia was arrested by investigators from the Rockingham County Sheriff’s office on Thursday and charged with destroying voter registration forms.

Colin Small, a 23-year-old resident of Phoenixville, Pa., worked for Pinpoint, a company hired to register voters on behalf of the Republican Party of Virginia. Prosecutors charged him with four counts of destruction of voter registration applications, eight counts of failing to disclose voter registration applications and one count of obstruction of justice.

Leading Them Astray: Sending Dems to wrong polling place.

(TPM) Democratic officials in Arizona asked federal and state authorities late Sunday to investigate robocalls from Republican Jeff Flake’s Senate campaign that told registered Democrats to vote at the wrong polling locations.

Brahm Resnik of Phoenix television station KPNX first reported on the calls on Sunday, interviewing a Democrat named Mary Crecco and at least six other Democratic voters who received them. Crecco said she believed she was purposefully told to go to the wrong polling location miles away from the correct one because she is a Democrat.


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