Audio: How the DoJ allowed voter fraud in Minnesota

posted at 12:34 pm on July 10, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

Former Department of Justice attorney J. Christian Adams has blown the whistle on politicization within Justice in enforcing election laws, specifically the laws requiring cleaning voter rolls of the deceased and convicted felons. While the main focus of the media (such as it is) has been on the politics of the issue, Adams wants to get more of a focus on the consequences of politicization. He talks with Twin Cities talk-show host Chris Baker about the impact of this politicization in Minnesota, a subject that Minnesota Majority knows all too well. The conservative organization has spent the past 20 months attempting to get the attention of the DoJ on this very subject, to no avail:

Minnesota Majority has experienced the DOJ’s refusal to investigate these kind of cases first-hand. On November 17th of 2008 (immediately following the 2008 General Election and while the Coleman-Franken recount battle was getting underway), Minnesota Majority president Jeff Davis sent a certified letter to then Voting Section chief of the Civil Rights Division at the DOJ, Christopher Coates, requesting an investigation into apparent failures to comply with HAVA by Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. No response was forthcoming.

Since the DOJ in Washington DC failed to follow up on Davis’ complaint, Minnesota Majority contacted the local FBI office and lodged the same complaint. Special Agent Brian Kinney responded and visited the Minnesota Majority office to examine Minnesota Majority’s findings. At that time, he said, “based on what I see here there is more than enough evidence to initiate an internal complaint.” He gave his assurances that he would bring the matter to the attention of his supervisors. There was no further follow-up.

By October of 2009, Minnesota Majority had compiled evidence of further violations of HAVA in Minnesota, including a finding that ineligible felons were not being detected and flagged for challenge or removal from the voter rolls. This resulted in hundreds of fraudulent votes by ineligible felons being counted in Minnesota’s 2008 election. Davis sent another certified letter to Voting Section Chief Christopher Coates. Like the first complaint from nearly a year prior, the second letter went unanswered.

Minnesota Majority’s experience supports J. Christopher Adams’ claims that the DOJ’s policy is not to pursue violations of HAVA’s anti-fraud provisions. The dismissal of the voter intimidation charges against members of the New Black Panther Party who brandished nightsticks outside a Philadelphia polling place during the 2008 General Election was the last straw for Adams, who resigned in protest. He claimed that his superiors also ordered himself and other attorneys not to comply with subpoenas issued by the US Civil Rights commission, placing them in what Adams called, “legal limbo.”

Voting Section Chief Christopher Coates, who worked with Adams on the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case was demoted and transferred to a post in South Carolina earlier this year.

The Civil Rights Commission has subpoenaed Coates to testify on the matter but his DOJ employers are currently blocking his testimony.

Why would the DoJ block testimony from one of its attorneys on the internal policies of Justice? Perhaps Congress should be looking into this, too.


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I wonder if the election officials have an “unofficial” list of ineligible voters? Put into the hands of some sympathetic election judges, they could use it to cast votes in these voter’s names. I have been judging elections for a few years now in Texas and we use the same system as Minnesota. It is frightening how easy it is to corrupt the system. It is truly a system that only works based on honor.

mrsmwp on July 10, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Why would the DoJ block testimony from one of its attorneys on the internal policies of Justice?

*Raises hand* I think I know.

a capella on July 10, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Perhaps Congress should be looking into this, too.

That will have to wait until next year, when we (hopefully) get the real Most Ethical Congress Evah.

itsnotaboutme on July 10, 2010 at 12:43 PM

I have a feeling we will be knee deep in states saying there was voter fraud come Nov.! This bho and team seem to do whatever it takes to get all the dead, illegals aliens, and felons out to vote. They will not do a darn thing to stop it!
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letget on July 10, 2010 at 12:45 PM

HAHAHAHAHAH. Congress loves this. Makes you wonder about how much fraud had to do with the odious Senator Franken.

clnurnberg on July 10, 2010 at 12:46 PM

Well duh!

If Coleman wasn’t such a weenie and fought harder – we wouldn’t have Senator Al Franken today

gophergirl on July 10, 2010 at 12:46 PM

And Al Franken is now the senator from MN because of voter fraud. Dems cheat to win and are not punished. What a country!

mydh12 on July 10, 2010 at 12:47 PM

Time for one of those special independent prosecutors?

Disturb the Universe on July 10, 2010 at 12:48 PM

Why would the DoJ block testimony from one of its attorneys on the internal policies of Justice?

The question pretty much answers itself. Don’t you think?

tommyboy on July 10, 2010 at 12:48 PM

Am getting sicker by the day, as I see the USA, my home be destroyed like a cancer unchecked.

pabo on July 10, 2010 at 12:48 PM

This issue stinks to high heaven, and some federal lawsuits need to be filed, in addition to a slew of FOI requests and congressional hearings.

Legally, this is a vital organ exposed in Obama’s soft underbelly.

Fishoutofwater on July 10, 2010 at 12:49 PM

Perhaps Congress should be looking into this, too.

Thanks, Ed. Hope you’ll keep the spotlight on this until it breaks wide open. Stuff that’s going on now makes Watergate look like child’s play.

petefrt on July 10, 2010 at 12:49 PM

The best thing about the Republicans taking over the House, assuming they have the guts to do it, is Subpoena power. Investigate the hell out of these corrupt hacks.

Keep on message with controlling spending and creating a business friendly/job friendly environment, but investigate the hell out of them on the side.

Daemonocracy on July 10, 2010 at 12:54 PM

I don’t know anything about the laws involved, but if J Christian Adams were to start filing big-time lawsuits that would haul all the players into court to testify under oath, I’d contribute a lot of cash to the legal fund for it. I’d imagine a few others might too…

Fishoutofwater on July 10, 2010 at 12:54 PM

absolutely infuriating

cmsinaz on July 10, 2010 at 12:55 PM

This was the keep counting election until Franken wins, right?

tarpon on July 10, 2010 at 12:56 PM

This was the keep counting election until Franken wins, right?

tarpon on July 10, 2010 at 12:56 PM

Nothing like family fun everyone can get involved in, past and present.

heshtesh on July 10, 2010 at 1:02 PM

One of the things that came up over and over in the Minnesota recount case, was that ballots were judged by different standards in different regions of the State. That difference affected thousands of ballots, and in in the Coleman/Franken recount, a couple hundred votes is what decided the election. Some of that difference could’ve been avoided if the Secretary of State, Democrat Mark Ritchie, decided to first bring all the ballots to a central location (St. Paul) so that they could all be recounted by a single standard. It would’ve been a lot easier than making the Coleman attorney’s argue about each individual ballot, and whether it was judged properly, after the fact. Ritchie had the power to bring all the ballots to one location for the recount, but didn’t. That one decision may’ve made a difference in the outcome. That’s apart from the ballots lost, and ballots found.

RBMN on July 10, 2010 at 1:02 PM

Ritchie’s election was part of the Soros “Secretaries of State” project.

So was Jennifer Brunner’s election in Ohio.

Wethal on July 10, 2010 at 1:09 PM

We are now officially residents of a banana republic. Thanks Bond villain Soros!

clnurnberg on July 10, 2010 at 1:13 PM

This is one of the top issues that NEEDS to be pushed BEFORE the November elections.

Most people still have NO IDEA how badly rigged many elections have been. Minnesota is just the tip of the iceberg, cases like Gregoire in Washington, Chicago (of course)has been hiding illegal voters for THIRTY YEARS (the US Attorneys have been following it even though DOJ has not), and of course ACORN’s “get out and vote whether you’re eleigible or not” drive and the “stuff the rolls so you can stuff the polls”… this is just what made the national news.

The local politicos that have themselves in charge of counting votes in many areas have done everything from “sort out bad ballots” that go against them to providing boxes full of fresh votes at the last second, there’s an unknown but massive number of registered voters who aren’t citizens, but when these things happen it rarely becomes national news.

If we don’t get some confidence in our voting system, why should we obey the laws or pay the taxes passed by the people elected? I’m dead serious, a poorly managed electoral system is a serious threat to the stability of our country.

This *should* be a bipartisan issue, but from California to Washington to Chicago to Arizona to Florida to New York to DC (and especially the DOJ), it’s been made clear that one party’s been benefiting from this fraudulent activity almost exclusively, and actively defending it.

The GOP needs to have cleaning this mess up on their agenda for November, and it needs to follow through.

And by “follow through” I don’t mean a minor revision to the Motor-Voter law, I mean serious FBI and DOJ work and some (hey, all if we can) of the people behind these frauds need to very publicly do jail time.

Merovign on July 10, 2010 at 1:16 PM

I knew nobody, not even liberal Democrats, could like Al Franken enough to vote for him.

James on July 10, 2010 at 1:18 PM

Ritchie’s election was part of the Soros “Secretaries of State” project.

So was Jennifer Brunner’s election in Ohio.

Wethal on July 10, 2010 at 1:09 PM

Also, that SOB needs to be Persona Non Grata around here. Given his history, we should just extradite him to one of the countries that wants to arrest him the next time he shows up.

At the very least (this won’t happen) Fox (the only people who *might*) should do regular profiles on his criminal and shady history and activities.

Merovign on July 10, 2010 at 1:19 PM

This bho and team have some nerve sticking their nose into other countries elections and saying they are not legal! Make our Republics election fraud free, then you can complain to those countries.
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letget on July 10, 2010 at 1:20 PM

There are 2 elections which I have little doubt, were stolen by the Democrats. The first was the Governor’s race in Washington State and the second was the Coleman/Franken Senate Race.

Quite simply, they own the canvassing boards, they own the courts, they have ACORN and other organizations willing to do voter fraud, and their only desire is to win at whatever cost. All of those factors, in my opinion, lead to voter fraud.

The Democrats have done everything, in their power, to make voter fraud easy, from the registration process, to the indentification process. They don’t want anyone to have to prove who they are to vote. When you’re worried about that, the only reason can be fraud. They can claim anything they want, the problem is their ideas can’t win elections, which is why they need the courts and ACORN.

bflat879 on July 10, 2010 at 1:22 PM

Sounds lke we need the UN to come monitor and verify our elections. half sarc

Firefly_76 on July 10, 2010 at 1:26 PM

Is this about the Lizard Vote in Minnesota, and Stuart Smalley?

Dr Evil on July 10, 2010 at 1:29 PM

The DOJ is playing with an H bomb. Once public confidence in the legitimacy of elections then le deluge. This is a genie that would be virtually impossible to put back into the bottle. Don’t gamble with the Republic.

Mason on July 10, 2010 at 1:42 PM

We are going to have a C I V I L W A R real soon…

CCRWM on July 10, 2010 at 1:51 PM

Apart from certain violent crimes, nothing gets me riled up like voter fraud.

A fradulent vote essentially cancels mine, thus stripping me of my right to vote.

Given our nation’s history, you’d think more attention would be paid to this.

We need some serious penalties for any connected with any type of voter fraud. Once a few people head off to federal prison, the rest will think twice.

reaganaut on July 10, 2010 at 1:52 PM

HAHAHAHAHAH. Congress loves this. Makes you wonder about how much fraud had to do with the odious Senator Franken.

clnurnberg on July 10, 2010 at 12:46 PM

I think it’s pretty obvious.

ButterflyDragon on July 10, 2010 at 1:53 PM

There is a strong resemblance between Demorats and Muslims. They both have it in their rules of jihad that lying and cheating to get the best results out of any given situation is perfectly OK. I truly believe that Demorats like Pelosi, Schumer, Reid, Durbin and a trash bag of others would be capable of doing ANYTHING to achieve their goals.

inspectorudy on July 10, 2010 at 1:54 PM

Secular fundamentalism in action.

Mojave Mark on July 10, 2010 at 1:56 PM

Mason on July 10, 2010 at 1:42 PM

It’s all part of the plan…

… When Republicans win in a land slide, Obowma and his team will cry ‘voter fraud’, suspend our elections process, declare martial law, then go play a round of golf.

“See, I told you Capitalism and a Representative Republic wouldn’t work…” – Barack Hussein Obowma

Seven Percent Solution on July 10, 2010 at 1:58 PM

This is beyond corruption. It is an attack on the underpinnings of our Republic.

Stuff that’s going on now makes Watergate look like child’s play.

petefrt on July 10, 2010 at 12:49 PM

Absolutely. I have a feeling that the surface has just been scratched, with more and worse to come.

hillbillyjim on July 10, 2010 at 1:59 PM

Why would the DoJ block testimony from one of its attorneys on the internal policies of Justice? Perhaps Congress should be looking into this, too.

When the GOP takes the House in November (but fails to take back the Senate), leading to a DC in stalemate, why don’t we just do this for the next two years: endless House investigations into all the shady dealings this administration has done for the first half of his presidency?

LastRick on July 10, 2010 at 2:00 PM

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The best thing about the Republicans taking over the House, assuming they have the guts to do it, is Subpoena power. Investigate the hell out of these corrupt hacks.

Keep on message with controlling spending and creating a business friendly/job friendly environment, but investigate the hell out of them on the side.

Daemonocracy on July 10, 2010 at 12:54 PM

Sorry I missed this on my first time through but, yeah, this.

LastRick on July 10, 2010 at 2:03 PM

Why would the DoJ block testimony from one of its attorneys on the internal policies of Justice? Perhaps Congress should be looking into this, too.

Hahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, Pelosi will get right on this!

GarandFan on July 10, 2010 at 2:04 PM

mrsmwp on July 10, 2010 at 12:42 PM

That’s how they do it here (Lake Co., IN, right next door to Chicago, and where they do things the Chicago Way).

I had a good laugh during a recent election interview with the Mayor of Gary, Rudy Clay. As usual, Gary was very late with its election returns. When questioned about it, Clay responded that they would have preliminary figures soon, and then “we’ll see where we stand.” The reporter took no note, but I think he was inadvertently tipping the real process. That process involves getting the raw figures, from which you determine how many votes you need, in which precincts (as in “see where we stand”) to get what you need to win. Then you use your ineligible-but-still-registered list to fraudulently manufacture the needed votes. Of course, this plan is just a supplement to whatever plans are already in place for casting fraudulent votes in close races, like abusing the absentee voter ballots.

Some defend ACORN’s massive voter registration fraud efforts intended to benefit Democrats on the grounds that it is only registration fraud, and doesn’t prove any real election fraud. Their defense ignores the reality that registration fraud is an essential precursor to vote fraud. Those who employ this argument are either ignoramuses or they are liars defending criminality. And now the complicity of Obama’s corrupt political hand tools in the DOJ is revealed.

Hope and change. Obama has brought the Chicago Way to the nation’s capitol.

novaculus on July 10, 2010 at 2:05 PM

I have a feeling we will be knee deep in states saying there was voter fraud come Nov.! This bho and team seem to do whatever it takes to get all the dead, illegals aliens, and felons out to vote. ***
letget on July 10, 2010 at 12:45 PM

How disgraceful! Just because someone is no longer living doesn’t mean they should not be allowed to vote for Obama and the Democrats.

Outlander on July 10, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Why would the DoJ block testimony from one of its attorneys on the internal policies of Justice? Perhaps Congress should be looking into this, too.

“I won.”

College Prof on July 10, 2010 at 2:20 PM

In light of these allegations, of which many had already suspected, and the Soros funded Secretary of States Project which targeted Minnesota heavily, perhaps our new found confidence of recapturing the House and possibly even the Senatemay be a tad premature, no?

As I have mentioned in previous threads, that progressives have no intention of relinquishing their new found power over something as trivial as popular consent. And why I keep beating the drum on the issue of the lame-duck congress which may not be so lame-duck after all.

The things to watch for are,

1- amnesty which likely garauntees Obama another 12-20M votes in ’12, possibly as much as 25-35M considering the size of of the ’86 miscalculation. When one factors in that Obama won by 9.5M in ’08, this is of no small consequence and the Dhim’s know it.

2- Electoral College, the additional amnesty votes are concentrated in and handful states that are already reliably blue, so these votes are of negligible use without abolishing the EC and switching to the popular vote. Something Pelosi and Reid have been quitely gathering votes in the House & Senate for over the last few weeks and what Dhim’s have been pushing for since Gore won the Pop. & Bush the EC in 2000.

3- Since 3/09 there has been a bill laying in the wings in the House to repeal the 22nd(Prez term limits)amendment, I do not think this will come in this session though. For an amendment to be repealed requires 2/3′s(38)states to ratify and the progressive is already pretty crowded.

However, acceptance of the 1st installment of the Stim-Bill mandated fiscally ruinous adoption of expanded committments & benefits by the states to certain constituencies. Having bet on the rapid recovery predicted by Obama’s economic team, they are even further in hole going forward and financial implosion is all but certain.

Seeing the Thugocratic practices already demonstrated by Team Obama one could easily see further release of of Stim-Funds being held hostage to states ratification of the repeal of the 22nd.

When combined with Adams’ allegations, the blatant voter fraud seen since at least 2000, it is fairly easy to calculate that Amnesty & abolition of the EC make 2012 a virtual lock for Obama. Tack in his next term repeal of the 22nd in a climate of an even worse economy than we see now, and starts to see a blueprint for Obama to become President for Life. This perhaps is why we have seen such indoctrination of youth in our schools and elsewhere who will not be elgible to vote till 2016.

I fear that things in this nation are very much worse than feared.

Archimedes on July 10, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Unless people start going to jail it will not change…..and not in years time, but right now. To think Obama was not involved is absurd.

lilium on July 10, 2010 at 2:24 PM

Remember the good old days when we were a nation of laws?

And why is DoJ laying off this investigation? Al Franken is white as snow.

fogw on July 10, 2010 at 2:26 PM

I had to go look up what HAVA is – it’s the Help America Vote Act, which was passed in 2002 in response to FloriDUH residents’ difficulties with the punch card ballots. So perhaps we need to contact our legislators to complain about the noncompliance with the standards HAVA established.

I went to look at the Minnesota Majority website and they are asking for donations. Seems a very worthy cause to me.

Eren on July 10, 2010 at 2:32 PM

…why is DoJ laying off this investigation? Al Franken is white as snow.

fogw on July 10, 2010 at 2:26 PM

Franken = Democrat = Honorary Minority Status

novaculus on July 10, 2010 at 2:34 PM

Hey fogw, Franken’s color has nothing to do with it. He’s a demonrat. Eric Holder is a racist and will bend the laws to promote racism anyway, anywhere, and anytime Obama tells him to.

volsense on July 10, 2010 at 2:35 PM

It is truly a system that only works based on honor.

mrsmwp on July 10, 2010 at 12:42 PM

Yep, that’s what I’m talkin’ about. So I guess it’s time to contact my state officials too.

Eren on July 10, 2010 at 2:36 PM

novaculus on July 10, 2010 at 2:34 PM
volsense on July 10, 2010 at 2:35 PM

I guess I should have included a sarc tag. Sorry.

fogw on July 10, 2010 at 2:43 PM

Perhaps Congress should be looking into this, too.

Not to be obvious, but with the substantial numbers in their favor, and every committee chaired by a democrat, why would they want to investigate their own?
What motivation would they have to open up an investigation into wrong doings, when that would only harm them…these are politicians first, not Americans, after all.

right2bright on July 10, 2010 at 2:50 PM

Archimedes on July 10, 2010 at 2:23 PM

Electoral College and Presidential Term Limits ain’t going to happen. They need a Constitutional Amendment and that requires 3/4ths of the States.

They can deem it done, but that would mean literally war.

Holger on July 10, 2010 at 2:54 PM

This was the keep counting election until Franken wins, right?

tarpon

The guy in charge of this was the same one who was in charge of the Gregoire vote counting process in Washington State before he moved to Minnesota!

ANYONE FOUND GUILTY OF VOTE TAMPERING SHOULD FACE LIFE IN PRISON WITH NO CHANCE OF PAROLE. THIS IS EQUIVALENT TO TREASON!

honsy on July 10, 2010 at 3:08 PM

ogw on July 10, 2010 at 2:43 PM

No need, I understood.

novaculus on July 10, 2010 at 3:11 PM

why would they want to investigate their own?

You’re right. But we still need to call our representatives (OUR representatives) and register our anger. Get them ready, this will be happening all over the place in November.

sloopy on July 10, 2010 at 3:14 PM

Perhaps Congress should be looking into this, too.

Perhaps a GOP majoriry will look into and do the right thing this time around. If the GOP wins, pressure needs to be maintained for them to clean up these issues and undo the recent policies enacted. I fear if we do not they will just revert to the Mitch McConnell old school politician mode. I just pick him because he is in leadership ans has been there a lonf time.

bluemarlin on July 10, 2010 at 3:17 PM

Archimedes has it down pat……..Its Soros’s Media Matters focus on getting “the right people” in at Secty of State” postions in keys swing states……..saw it in Ohio, in Minn., …..it will be key in Nevada this fall and a dozen other states…….the battle is joined…….

and yet the GOP still starts all discussions with the famous line—”our friends across the isle”

sbark on July 10, 2010 at 3:37 PM

Does anyone here know Sarah Palin? She needs to be out there talking about this.

capitalist piglet on July 10, 2010 at 3:38 PM

sloopy on July 10, 2010 at 3:14 PM

When we have control…then we can look into these things, until then…”I won”…

right2bright on July 10, 2010 at 3:39 PM

If the DOJ is enabling voter fraud and voter intimidation, we’ve got real problems, folks. This is very serious stuff.

capitalist piglet on July 10, 2010 at 3:39 PM

Why would the DoJ block testimony from one of its attorneys on the internal policies of Justice? Perhaps Congress should be looking into this, too.

1. Because the DOJ is run by crooks – lady Justice cries and is not blind any more
2. Congress will, but, unfortunately, only in 2011

Schadenfreude on July 10, 2010 at 3:50 PM

Electoral College and Presidential Term Limits ain’t going to happen. They need a Constitutional Amendment and that requires 3/4ths of the States.

They can deem it done, but that would mean literally war.

Holger on July 10, 2010 at 2:54 PM

I am sorry, but you are mistaken in a couple of your assertions.

1- Abolition of the EC, as it is not an Amendment which requires being repealed, requires only passage of the House and Senate, the States have no input in the matter, and is why Nancy and Harry have been quietly gathering/counting votes for such as reported by the WSJ, W Times & W Examiner over the last week.

2- The 22nd does require ratification by the States, but only by 2/3′s(38), not 3/4′s, as is consistent with the 2/3′s required to overturn a Presidential veto, or to break a fillibuster. Now admittedly I acknowledge the 22nd is the highest hurdle for them, but consider that A) That given the victory almost assured by granting Amnesty + Abloition of the EC and further expansion through regulatory control of HCR and C&T would greatly enhance the WH’s power and ability to dictate terms.

With the above and a economic climate approaching that of the Great Depression, the pressure on the States would be immense to alleviate the fiscal morass they find theselves in and which was only exacerbated by accepting the penurious terms mandated by the accepatnce of the initial Stim-Funds. Given that sequentially each year going out those mandates magnify the financial hole that States are in, why would they not cave in now to rescue themselves when they were quite willing to cave in and put themselves in this position?

By no means am I saying that this is an assured fate, but look back over the last 1&1/2yrs where the Dhim’s were willing to employ the Nuclear Option, Deem & Pass, and unilateral actions by the White House in the face of public outrage and tell me that what I have outlined is a bridge too far. Given all of that, are you telling me they don’t have the audacity?

Archimedes on July 10, 2010 at 3:57 PM

I would watch an entire hour a week–even a night–of any Fox New Show titled DOJ Watch in which Fox News unleashed a swarm of reporters to comb over everything that Obama’s DOJ does and doesn’t do.

Reason number 1,000 I am praying the GOP takes the House. I hope the House GOP spends the next two years blocking Obama and serving subpoeanas on DOJ lawyers.

BuckeyeSam on July 10, 2010 at 3:58 PM

There can be no doubt that the DOJ is corrupted under the Obama rule. The case we have been discussing involving the new Black Panthers was a done case before the DOJ stepped in and ordered the case dropped. These acts were caught on film for all to see; case closed when the bad guys failed to show-up for their court hearing.

I’m a white American citizen with Norwegian and German blood. I was raised in a home where my brothers and I were taught to judge a man by his character (actions) rather than by heritage or color of skin. My Dad told me repeatedly, that some of the most evil men he had studied were white men, including Hitler and Stalin. My parents supported MLK 100%, and why shouldn’t they. I raised my two sons in the same mold. However, for the first time in my life, I must see action from black Americans right freakin now or I’m going to change my beliefs about the black man.

A leader of a black group called for the killing of white people and their babies. Forget the shit heads at the DOJ; forget the shit head sitting in the WH… Black Americans need to step forward and denounce the actions of the black panthers immediately, or I must assume that they agree with such rhetoric. Demands for the murder of white people and their babies; are you kidding me. This situation can be stopped in it’s tracks, or it can get really ugly. I sure hope black Americans show their fellow citizens that they don’t (and won’t) agree with this kind of behavior, and show us now rather than later.

Keemo on July 10, 2010 at 4:04 PM

In 2008, I worked at a campaign office on the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin on the Wisconsin side of the river, just minutes from Minneapolis. We were told that Wisconsin students who attended college in Minnesota were told to vote twice, once in Minnesota and once in Wisconsin.

Unbelievable.

Fallon on July 10, 2010 at 4:05 PM

Sounds lke we need the UN to come monitor and verify our elections. half sarc

I was working for the McCain campaign in for 2 weeks before the election, and got friendly with one of the local Republican club leaders. He told me that some international election monitoring NGO had gotten in touch with him about sending election observers to the US.

But he says they never got back to him, so I don’t know if they came or not. I assume they didn’t, because I never heard anything else from anyone about it. If they had come it would have made the news.

YehuditTX on July 10, 2010 at 4:12 PM

I used to believe that taking the law into your own hands was wrong. Now. Not so sure. We are governed by lawless men and cowards.

Scherzophrenic on July 10, 2010 at 4:14 PM

Let me repeat what I posted the other day re the DoJ not doing its job as required by law. This comes from billlawrence.com, a PA blogger.

Obama DOJ Not To Enforce Law Requiring Cleaning Voting Lists
The Obama administration has directed Department of Justice staffers not to enforce the law requiring lists of dead or inactive voters be expunged, according to J. Christian Adams, the DOJ official whose May 14 resignation stems from the administration’s squelching of voter intimidation charges against members of the New Black Panther Party for an incident that occurred on Election Day 2008 in Philadelphia.

The requirement is mandated by the 1993 Motor Voter Act.

Adams says the order was given last November at a meeting of the DOJ’s Voting Section convened by Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandes, a political appointee.

Adams quoted her as saying “We have no interest in enforcing this provision of the law. It has nothing to do with increasing turnout, and we are just not going to do it.”

Adams says the jaws of Voting Staff collectively dropped.

Adams says he expects the matter to be corroborated by the many honest staff members in attendance, and notes that since the announcement the DOJ has not filed a single case regarding the Motor Voter provision.

Even more damming, Attorney General Eric Holder has dismissed a case started by the Bush Administration regarding voter roll expunging in Missouri. Adams says that in many places in Missouri there are more voters than humans with heartbeats.

onlineanalyst on July 10, 2010 at 4:43 PM

Would Obamacare have passed without Franken? How many congressmen are in office today fraudulently? It seems to me that the entire liberal agenda has been achieved illegally. One could almost sue against every law passed in this term on grounds of fraud.

WashingtonsWake on July 10, 2010 at 4:52 PM

Does anyone here know Sarah Palin? She needs to be out there talking about this.

capitalist piglet on July 10, 2010 at 3:38 PM

I beleive upinak has a conduit to Palin.

Archimedes on July 10, 2010 at 4:55 PM

You folks are talking about Minnesota but you may have forgotten that Sec of State in Ohio has 200,000 known illegal registrations that she can pull out and use at anytime she needs to. There are no worries about getting caught, because there was a group that came down from New York and knowingly voted in the Ohio presidential election. What did Jennifer Brunner do? Told them to go home and never prosecuted or tried to find out how they did it, because she didn’t care as they were voting for the right people (Democrat).

pwb on July 10, 2010 at 5:10 PM

Keemo on July 10, 2010 at 4:04 PM

Likewise. Everything you said was true of my Dad, too. I also agree with what you said about the black man. They have to step up and denounce this crap.

I also said this on an illegal immigration thread; the ones who are here legally and those who are U.S. citizens must step up and agree with the AZ law and denouce what 0bama is going to do. Otherwise, ALL of them have lost any credibility.

I don’t care who you are, you must do the right thing.

Mirimichi on July 10, 2010 at 5:15 PM

Considering that Americans have fought and have died to protect the right of a citizen to vote, perhaps we ought consider the death penalty for voter fraud.

lacerta on July 10, 2010 at 5:28 PM

Perhaps Congress should be looking into this, too.

Right. And fairies really do exist.

madmonkphotog on July 10, 2010 at 5:29 PM

If this issue gets put back on the back burner, November may not matter.

You can have the best team in the world, but if you don’t show up to the game, you’ll lose.

Merovign on July 10, 2010 at 5:34 PM

Any clue if anything can be done if it turns out that the DOJ used politics to determine their case load? Can’t have 4 more years of that Turdmuffin sleeping during Congressional hears

Rbastid on July 10, 2010 at 5:44 PM

Any clue if anything can be done if it turns out that the DOJ used politics to determine their case load? Can’t have 4 more years of that Turdmuffin sleeping during Congressional hears

Rbastid on July 10, 2010 at 5:44 PM

If the Congress won’t step up, about all you can do is keep beating the drums, and if you have evidence of any local cases take it to the FBI – they’ve been slightly more responsive, but prosecution still falls back on the DOJ.

Enough public pressure and those people in the FBI that want to follow up can get backing to do so, even against the DOJ… maybe.

The FBI is probably the most likely agency to investigate the DOJ if the Congress won’t act… while I don’t think they’ve ever done it, they’ve done kind of similar things before (investigating corrupt agencies).

Merovign on July 10, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Is Judicial Watch on this accumulated voter fraud? John Fund of WSJ regularly writes about these issues, but he does so too close to the elections for it to make a difference.

onlineanalyst on July 10, 2010 at 6:22 PM

That will have to wait until next year, when we (hopefully) get the real Most Ethical Congress Evah.

itsnotaboutme on July 10, 2010 at 12:43 PM

not gonna happen the republican party is not ‘getting it’ they showed that by letting kaygan slide to the scotus.

We have a lot of work to do in the next 5 years, do not lay down now.

allrsn on July 10, 2010 at 7:11 PM

Lenin/Stalin are having a fit of the giggles.

OldEnglish on July 10, 2010 at 8:24 PM

Everybody who has a republican controlled honest state legislator should petition them for a law requiring marking all those that have voted with an indelible UV dye.

Slowburn on July 10, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Why would the DoJ block testimony from one of its attorneys on the internal policies of Justice? Perhaps Congress should be looking into this, too.

Voter fraud benefits the Dems, so hell will have to freeze over, before they “look into” this.

Ever wonder? Why so much anger over Gore, and Kerrys losses in the elections? Perhaps they were using fraudulent methods that they thought would insure a win, and when that didn’t come about, the project what they’d done, on the opposition. Fraud!

capejasmine on July 10, 2010 at 9:34 PM

Correct me if I’m wrong, Ed…but back when Franken “won”, was your position not basically that it was 110% Coleman’s own fault for not being more organized, nothing could be done, and he should just sit down, shut up and let Stuey have the chair?

Cylor on July 10, 2010 at 9:44 PM

1- Abolition of the EC, as it is not an Amendment which requires being repealed, requires only passage of the House and Senate, the States have no input in the matter, and is why Nancy and Harry have been quietly gathering/counting votes for such as reported by the WSJ, W Times & W Examiner over the last week.

Archimedes on July 10, 2010 at 3:57 PM

The EC system is not in the Constitution but selecting the president by electors is in the Constitution. In fact there doesn’t even have to be a popular vote for President. So I’m not sure where you are coming from. Doing away with the elector concept would take major surgery to the Constitution. Not enough states are that crazy. At least I hope not.

whbates on July 10, 2010 at 9:44 PM

Maybe it’s starting to sink in that we are not dealing with just a political party’s shenanigans, but a real EVIL entity that embodies Democrats. The voters and their slaves in office like Obama are cut from the same material, people who live by their lusts and demand to be catered.

I’m sorry if “evil” connotates a God/Devil kind of thing, we know AllahP doesn’t like that kind of talk.

leftnomore on July 11, 2010 at 12:45 AM

In a just world, Soros would have been taken care of a long, long time ago. This guy is like one of those Bond characters bent on ruling the world. Sadly, he’s got a good start on doing it.

I don’t think we have enough men left in this country that have the guts to do what needs to be done. I’m most certain we don’t in Congress.

Everyone connected to the Obama regime in any way, including Teh Won himself, needs to be thrown in prison. These people are nothing less than traitors.

The GOP should refuse to let anything happen until this is settled for good. I would NOT harm the nation to keep Congress busy for some time on this.

gary4205 on July 11, 2010 at 12:55 AM

Archimedes on July 10, 2010 at 3:57 PM
The EC system is not in the Constitution but selecting the president by electors is in the Constitution. In fact there doesn’t even have to be a popular vote for President. So I’m not sure where you are coming from. Doing away with the elector concept would take major surgery to the Constitution. Not enough states are that crazy. At least I hope not.

whbates on July 10, 2010 at 9:44 PM

I don’t mean to point out the obvious, but have you looked at our healthcare and banking systems of late? “Major surgery” would not appear to be something the Dhim’s are reluctant to engage in does it? As far the the sanity of the states, puh-leeze, the adoption of the provisions required to receive the initial Stim-Funds already dispells ant such notion, do you really doubt the depths pols will stoop to to save their own hides now at the cost of us later?

As far as where I am coming from, its irellevent, its where Nancy & Harry are coming from…and they’ve been coming for the better part of a year on this issue as you can see by the link below.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/apr/06/group-gains-against-electoral-college/

Archimedes on July 11, 2010 at 8:51 AM

If they enforced the voter fraud laws, ACORN would have no reason to exist. Their 40 years of hard work would be wasted. All the millions of taxpayer dollars up in smoke.

volsense on July 11, 2010 at 10:16 AM

Definitely, Congress should investigate. The increased politticization is different from choices in the past, which the “out” party may or may not have supported.

This is an abuse of power.

AnninCA on July 11, 2010 at 10:32 AM

Think “jumpin” Jim Jeffords. Think Al Gore. Think Ben Nelson. The Dems had to bribe Jeffords to switch parties so they would become the majority. Al Gore only wanted a recount in four counties, four they controlled. In order for Obamacare to pass, Ben Nelson among many had to be bribed. Gay marriage? The courts. Abortion? The courts. When is the last time a “liberal” idea or candidate won on his or her merits? Voter fraud isn’t new to democrats..they have only ratcheted it up a few notches. What is new is their willingness to do it in broad daylight. Liberals can’t win with votes. Theft and intimidation are the tactics du jour. The GOP and the rest of the country had better wake up………..

ritethinker on July 11, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Why would the DoJ block testimony from one of its attorneys on the internal policies of Justice? Perhaps Congress should be looking into this, too.

PFFFFFFFFwwwwwwwaaahahahahahaaha! Oh man, you slay me Ed..

Your rhetorical humor bone is in overdrive bud….

/loves it.

44Magnum on July 11, 2010 at 5:20 PM

Franken winning a Minnesota seat illegally is a different ballgame. He was the 60th vote for ObamaCare. Replace him in the Senate with Norm Coleman and the law probably never passes. The authors are arguing overtly that health-care reform was made possible only by illegal votes.

Study: Non-citizens are voting in federal elections — and probably tipped at least one Senate race to Democrats
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