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Shock, disbelief as ACORN affiliate SEIU found facilitating rampant vote fraud

posted at 6:49 am on September 26, 2010 by

A group of concerned Texas citizens unwittingly discovered rampant vote fraud during the 2008 election, apparently orchestrated by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU).

“The first thing we started to do was look at houses with more than six voters in them” Engelbrecht said, because those houses were the most likely to have fraudulent registrations attached to them. “Most voting districts had 1,800 if they were Republican and 2,400 of these houses if they were Democratic… But we came across one with 24,000, and that was where we started looking.”

It was Houston’s poorest and predominantly black district, which has led some to accuse the group of targeting poor black areas. But Engelbrecht rejects that, saying, “It had nothing to do with politics. It was just the numbers.”

…“Vacant lots had several voters registered on them. An eight-bed halfway house had more than 40 voters registered at its address,” Engelbrecht said. “We then decided to look at who was registering the voters.”

Their work paid off. Two weeks ago the Harris County voter registrar took their work and the findings of his own investigation and handed them over to both the Texas secretary of state’s office and the Harris County district attorney.

Most of the findings focused on a group called Houston Votes, a voter registration group headed by Steve Caddle, who also works for the Service Employees International Union. Among the findings were that only 1,793 of the 25,000 registrations the group submitted appeared to be valid. The other registrations included one of a woman who registered six times in the same day; registrations of non-citizens; so many applications from one Houston Voters collector in one day that it was deemed to be beyond human capability; and 1,597 registrations that named the same person multiple times, often with different signatures…

I find it almost stupefying to have discovered that some of my neighbors support the modern Democrat Party, seeing as how it’s mostly funded by public sector union bosses, illegal immigration front groups, trial lawyers, and George Soros-style America-haters.

 
Hat tip: Scott. Cross-posted at: Doug Ross @ Journal.

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What was done about it? The article doesn’t say. Isn’t this a crime?

jeanie on September 26, 2010 at 8:58 AM

Someone better check this out in Delaware. There have been 13,000 plus registrations since the beginning of the year by Dems vs. about 1,000 Republicans.

Since GM and Chrysler plants closed down last year in New Castle County, there have been plenty of UAW members available to “assist in voter registration”. Just sayin’ . . .

Greyledge Gal on September 26, 2010 at 9:04 AM

Greyledge Gal on September 26, 2010 at 9:04 AM

Holder will get right on that and the other seven or eight states in question./

tessa on September 26, 2010 at 9:22 AM

In general, it seems that Democrats tend to be crooks?

jeanie on September 26, 2010 at 9:32 AM

Texas was one of those states where the Clinton people were especially vocal about Obama stealing the caucuses and primaries. Now we can see how they did it. They got thousands of fake people registered to vote and then bused in SEIU people and students from other states to vote in their names. Whether or not any of these fake people voted in the general election is almost immaterial. They were used to steal the nomination for Obama.

rockmom on September 26, 2010 at 9:36 AM

If anything will aid in destroying America it is voter fraud.

I am continually amazed and frustrated that you aren’t doing a damn thing about it.

Is it really that hard to eliminate voter fraud?

Crux Australis on September 26, 2010 at 10:11 AM

Whether or not any of these fake people voted in the general election is almost immaterial. They were used to steal the nomination for Obama.

rockmom on September 26, 2010 at 9:36 AM

In the sausage factory of politics, Obama makes the Clintons look like pikers.

gryphon202 on September 26, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Chicago style on steroids. DOJ and Holder will be all over this in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2.

Kissmygrits on September 26, 2010 at 10:52 AM

The end of the article mentions the fire at the warehouse where Harris County stores all of it’s voting machines.

Has there been any update on that? Was it an accident? Do they suspect arson? If arson, do they have any leads?

journeyintothewhirlwind on September 26, 2010 at 10:55 AM

Chicago style on steroids. DOJ and Holder will be all over this in 5, 4, 3, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2.

Kissmygrits on September 26, 2010 at 10:52 AM

“Calling Doctor Howard, Doctor Fine, Doctor Howard.”

Oh, wait…I thought the DOJ was a Three Stooges movie.

GrannyDee on September 26, 2010 at 11:28 AM

EVERYONE found to be involved in facilitaing any type of vote fraud should PERMANENTLY LOSE THEIR RIGHT TO VOTE FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

huskerdiva on September 26, 2010 at 12:03 PM

What irritates the daylights out of me, the U.S. and the un sends people to other countries to check on voter fraud in their elections. Our wonderful holder and group will not do a blooming thing about OUR voter fraud! Thank goodness for Adams, Coates, Issa, and others who are keeping this on the front burner here in America! Another thing that chaps me, our military voters not having their votes counted by some states. This is beyond horrible!
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letget on September 26, 2010 at 1:18 PM

To impede the process 10000, yes 10000 voting machines all conveniently stored in one warehouse in Harris county burn up a day or two later.The former dem mayor of Houston,Harris County is runnin’ for gov against Rick Perry.
SEIU maybe plays with matches as well as fast penmanship.
Don’t mess with TEXAS and Greg Abbott,TX AG.

Col.John Wm. Reed on September 26, 2010 at 10:21 PM

Is it really that hard to eliminate voter fraud?

Crux Australis on September 26, 2010 at 10:11 AM

When the Democrats run the DOJ, have majority support in most of the bureaucracy in the Federal government and most of the affected states, and a vast majority in the news media, then yes, yes it is that hard.

They are utterly dependent on fraud, personally unashamed to be involved in it, and committed to covering each others’ tracks and excusing the behavior.

If we managed to have a successful, general prosecution for voter fraud, building prison space to hold everyone involved would be a construction project on the scale of the Great Wall of China.

I’m dead serious, some problems are allowed to get so big that people just can’t deal with them because the scale is unimaginable – I would have to make a wild estimate, but based on what is actually reported of voter fraud, there are probably 20-30,000 people actively involved and another 100,000 accessories, at least.

Some states are so bad you don’t even hear about it, it’s institutionalized – like California. Everybody knows it happens but nobody bothers to investigate it.

Merovign on September 27, 2010 at 2:02 PM

We have to show ID to buy allergy meds but not to vote. That is our problem.

ctmom on September 28, 2010 at 8:27 AM