Maryland Democrat exits congressional race due to allegations of voter fraud

posted at 5:21 pm on September 10, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

Wendy Rosen, a small-business owner running as a Democrat for Maryland’s 1st Congressional district, quit the race today after her party reported to state officials that she is currently registered for, and has recently participated in, the elections of both Maryland and Florida. WaPo reports:

“Personal issues have made this the hardest decision that I have had to make,” Rosen said [in a statement.]

Rosen’s announcement came the same day the state Democratic party released a letter to state Attorney General Douglas Gansler and state prosecutors reporting the allegations against Rosen.

“The Maryland Democratic Party has discovered that Ms. Rosen has been registered to vote in both Florida and Maryland since at least 2006; that she in fact voted in the 2006 general election both in Florida and Maryland; and that she voted in the presidential preference primaries held in both Florida and Maryland in 2008,” wrote Yvette Lewis, the state party chair. “This information is based on an examination of the voter files from both states. We believe that this is a clear violation of Maryland law and urge the appropriate office to conduct a full investigation.”

Apparently, the state party found out about the voter-fraud stain on her record and pressured her to resign. She spoke with the Baltimore Sun on Monday, claiming that she just can’t remember whether she voted twice — in the elections of two different states — or not.

Rosen, a Cockeysville businesswoman who is registered to vote in Maryland, told The Baltimore Sun on Monday that she also registered in Florida, where she owned land, in order to support a “very close friend” running for the St. Petersburg City Council and to vote on local issues there.

Rosen, asked by The Sun whether she voted twice in the 2008 presidential primary, said she did not remember how she voted.

Mm hmm. Nobody seems to have been forecasting that Rosen would have won the race — against Republican freshman Rep. Andy Harris — anyways, as the recently redrawn district has been growing increasingly Republican-leaning. But, I’m just left wondering — and correct me if I’m wrong here — did Democrats just admit that voter fraud exists? Because I thought we were supposed to believe that voter fraud isn’t a real thing, and isn’t something we should waste our time worrying about nor “suppressing” people’s votes with voter ID laws, or something?


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Looks more like a fuzzy dice necklace.

chewmeister on September 10, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Looks like whiffle golf balls to me

Trafalgar on September 10, 2012 at 6:49 PM

“The Maryland Democratic Party has discovered that Ms. Rosen has been registered to vote in both Florida and Maryland since at least 2006; that she in fact voted in the 2006 general election both in Florida and Maryland; and that she voted in the presidential preference primaries held in both Florida and Maryland in 2008,” wrote Yvette Lewis, the state party chair.

So, why ain’t she doin’ a perp walk?

chewmeister on September 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM

So, why ain’t she doin’ a perp walk?

chewmeister on September 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM

As a rule, being a Democrat means never having to say you’re sorry get cuffed and stuffed.

Christien on September 10, 2012 at 6:55 PM

Silly Conservative ….

There’s no such thing as vote fraud .. and even if there was, Rosen didn’t commit because she voted the “right” way in both elections.

BD57 on September 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM

Looks more like a fuzzy dice necklace.

chewmeister on September 10, 2012 at 6:46 PM

I thought so, too. Are we sure she’s not a felon with a gambling problem, a la Harry Reid innuendo?

Fallon on September 10, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Now who’s been saying there is no evidence of voter frauc in the country?

jake49 on September 10, 2012 at 7:18 PM

So, why ain’t she doin’ a perp walk?

chewmeister on September 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM

What part of Maryland Democrat did you miss? ;0

Seriously, fraud is the second-best thing Maryland Democrats do. Taxing the hell out of the productive to prop up their welfare state is the first.

Happy Nomad on September 10, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Just think,government will be running health care and they can’t get this right.
http://www.chron.com/news/politics/article/Voters-mistakenly-listed-as-dead-can-still-cast-3854290.php

docflash on September 10, 2012 at 7:29 PM

jake49 on September 10, 2012 at 7:18 PM

“In the absence of any indication that there is a serious (or even trivial) problem with voter fraud in Maryland,this bill is a wholly unnecessary measure that will inevitably depress voter turnout in poor and minority communities, and deserves to be rejected.”

Testimony of the Maryland ACLU before the Maryland State Senate Education Health and Environmental Affairs Committee – February 16, 2012

Mmmmm, this schadenfreude is delicious! Yum-yum!

Trafalgar on September 10, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Looks like whiffle golf balls to me
Trafalgar on September 10, 2012 at 6:49 PM

What? Can you show us a picture of a golf whiffle ball that looks like that?

Buy Danish on September 10, 2012 at 7:35 PM

What? Can you show us a picture of a golf whiffle ball that looks like that?

Buy Danish on September 10, 2012 at 7:35 PM

Why yes, yes I can.

http://www.worldwidegolfshops.com/prod/proactive-12-pack-deluxe-practice-balls.html

Trafalgar on September 10, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Now who’s been saying there is no evidence of voter fraud in the country?

jake49 on September 10, 2012 at 7:18 PM

The bar is always on the move. When real fraud is proven, they move the bar to “yes, but no election has really been changed by fraud.”

It’s near impossible to prove WHO the fraudsters voted for.

slickwillie2001 on September 10, 2012 at 7:56 PM

She’s just following the Democrat Party rule, vote early and often.

Viator on September 10, 2012 at 8:02 PM

But voter fraud is still a Republican/Faux News myth, right?

Or are the Dims/Journolisters required to change their talking points now?

AZCoyote on September 10, 2012 at 8:02 PM

Trafalgar on September 10, 2012 at 7:49 PM

Two minor differences:

Square v. round; black dots v. punched holes. But other than that they’re exactly the same./

Buy Danish on September 10, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Bu, bu, but it’s only fraud. It’s not like she did anything really wrong.

Mr. Grump on September 10, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Square v. round; black dots v. punched holes. But other than that they’re exactly the same./

Buy Danish on September 10, 2012 at 8:07 PM

Whatever. If that’s what passes as scoring points for you, have at it. I could not care any less. The point is that I see this woman’s face on bill boards and posters all over the place where I live, and now I won’t have to and Andy Harris will stroll into a second term and she can go wear all the fugly jewelry she wants someplace else!

Trafalgar on September 10, 2012 at 8:15 PM

Is any conservative watch dog organization taking action to limit voter fraud in November? I’m concerned that the election will hinge on turnout and voter fraud.

talkingpoints on September 10, 2012 at 8:17 PM

Who did she piss off and how did she do it?

gbear on September 10, 2012 at 8:22 PM

Nobody seems to have been forecasting that Rosen would have won the race — against Republican freshman Rep. Andy Harris — anyways, as the recently redrawn district has been growing increasingly Republican-leaning.

Gerrymandering in MD is pretty heinous. Maybe not as bad as CA, but there is a pair of districts that spiral around each other obnoxiously.

Count to 10 on September 10, 2012 at 8:24 PM

But voter fraud is still a Republican/Faux News myth, right?

Or are the Dims/Journolisters required to change their talking points now?

AZCoyote on September 10, 2012 at 8:02 PM

.
I guess they’ll have to change their talking points . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . WHEN PIGS FLY . . . . . . . . . . . .

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA . . . . . . . .
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Actually, they’d still rather not.

listens2glenn on September 10, 2012 at 8:25 PM

It doesn’t. That’s a total myth.

http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/escondido/escondido-mexican-man-admits-to-voter-fraud/article_4bfb746f-100b-5a44-b84d-6c505474778b.html

kit dinker on September 10, 2012 at 5:49 PM

From your link:

A Border Patrol agent arrested Lopez-Munguia on July 5 as he tried to return from Mexico, the statement said.

Despite accusations often leveled during or after elections, proven cases of voter fraud are exceedingly rare, according to several studies and reports.

I guess selling heroin, being deported, sneaking back in and then voting illegally must have met ICE standards for questioning someone’s status. Shocking.

Night Owl on September 10, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Try again . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . WHEN PIGS FLY . . . . . . . . . . . .

Ahhh, much better.

That’s the second time in a week the “link embed” function didn’t work right on the first try. . : (

listens2glenn on September 10, 2012 at 8:36 PM

But, I’m just left wondering — and correct me if I’m wrong here — did Democrats just admit that voter fraud exists?

uh oh……”it doesn’t exist” meme just ran head-long into the “it’s ok if we do it” meme.

This may trigger the “we’re the party of civil rights” paradox.

Tim_CA on September 10, 2012 at 8:39 PM

She should be required to refund the citizens of Maryland with interest for all the money she ‘earned’ while in office. Can you imagine if she were a Republican? She’d be branded a racist bigot homophobe on top of being a cheater. Either she’s dumber than Biden. Check that, nobody’s that dumb. Ok, Pelosi and Boxer are. OR, she thought it wouldn’t matter since nobody cares about voter ID.

racquetballer on September 10, 2012 at 9:00 PM

She should be required to refund the citizens of Maryland with interest for all the money she ‘earned’ while in office.

racquetballer on September 10, 2012 at 9:00 PM

She’s never held elected office…and now she never will!

Trafalgar on September 10, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Voter fraud in Maryland????? Color me surprised. Ha. Voter fraud runs rampant in that state and Ms. Rosen is only one of many, many cases. Start investigating in Baltimore, then Annapolis, then all the counties in the Balto-Wash corridor. It’s been that way for decades.

BetseyRoss on September 10, 2012 at 9:20 PM

So, why ain’t she doin’ a perp walk?

chewmeister on September 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM

Democratic. Woman. In a position of power.

If that don’t say it all, I don’t know what will.

MelonCollie on September 10, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Guess she had to show some form of ID.
Otherwise, how would we know?

TimBuk3 on September 10, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Whatever. If that’s what passes as scoring points for you, have at it. I could not care any less. The point is that I see this woman’s face on bill boards and posters all over the place where I live, and now I won’t have to and Andy Harris will stroll into a second term and she can go wear all the fugly jewelry she wants someplace else!

Trafalgar on September 10, 2012 at 8:15 PM

I agree her jewelry is ugly and I’m delighted she’s been tossed out.

Buy Danish on September 10, 2012 at 9:42 PM

Trafalgar at 6:46 -Bongino rocks!!

Turn MD Red on September 10, 2012 at 9:46 PM

funny how the government can trace every transaction over $600. Track down countless tax and income records on us all in real time. Track us all over the country on our cell phones. Track every ticket or legal action you’ve ever had in your life with the push of a laptop button and can track a sick cow back to a barn in was birth in years earlier but…

Can’t find 12 million illegal aliens and can’t figure out a way to make sure that no one votes that’s a felon, illegal alien, dead or has already voted.

You libs are the scum of the earth. You’d sell your mom for a dollar and besmirch the millions that have died for your right to vote multiple times as well as have every dead relative you know vote every election.

acyl72 on September 10, 2012 at 9:58 PM

So, why ain’t she doin’ a perp walk?

chewmeister on September 10, 2012 at 6:51 PM

All you have to do is prove she voted. Signing in at the precinct is proof of signing in at the precinct, not having cast a ballot.

Now, if she voted by absentee ballot in both states at the same time…….

BobMbx on September 10, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Voter frauds and Democrats, terms that are redundant.

bayview on September 10, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Can Republicans use this to pass a law requiring states to cross their voter lists with all other states? That would cost the cheating democratics a point or two in November. Call it ‘The Wendy Rosen Bill’.

slickwillie2001 on September 10, 2012 at 10:16 PM

Prevention of voter fraud is very important for a state like FL, where the race will be tight, and there are all these snow birds who cast an absentee ballot at home and then vote again in FL where they spend their winter.

bayview on September 10, 2012 at 10:24 PM

Activist students do this by the thousands.

Wigglesworth on September 10, 2012 at 5:54 PM

This.

I went to college in Northern Indiana, not too far from Chicago. All the libtard students from Illinois would register under Indiana’s weak residency rules in order to vote in meaningful elections, essentially enabling liberals to corrupt the results of Indiana by using non-domiciliaries.

blammm on September 11, 2012 at 12:25 AM

So glad to see that this piece of trash was a foreigner from Cockeysville.

You see, the 1st District was my home for most of my life. When I was born in 1962 it was the “Eastern Shore District”. A few months after I was born, my Mom had me out on the campaign trail wearing a “Rog Morton is MY Congressman” t-shirt. We helped him obtain his first win to the House of Reps that fall, my Mom being an original Tea Partier (the kind that gave silver teas to raise money and support for the candidate among the ladies of the community).

I’m so happy that the Dems again stubbed their toe and this district will pretty much be a lock to re-elect Andy Harris. :)

Greyledge Gal on September 11, 2012 at 10:45 AM

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