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Mon Oct 1, 2012, 03:42 PM

Nationwide GOP Voter Registration Fraud Scandal Widens, Becomes Criminal Matter in Florida

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A major element of the Republican National Committee's overall attempt to game the 2012 elections by trying to affect who gets to vote and who does not, has just been stopped dead in its tracks.

Along with it, a criminal election fraud complaint has now reportedly been filed with law enforcement in the state of Florida against a Republican firm, owned by a paid Mitt Romney consultant, which was hired by the GOP to carry out partisan voter registration operations in at least five battleground states.

Millions of dollars were spent on the aborted effort by the GOP over the last two months --- their largest single expenditure in several of the states where the scheme was in full tilt --- to seek out Romney supporters only, and sign them up to vote.

The strategy resulted in (or included) fraudulent registration forms collected by the firm and then submitted in Florida by the state GOP with voter addresses, signatures and party affiliations changed. Election officials in the state have told The BRAD BLOG that they fear the scheme could result in the disenfranchisement of a still-unknown number of otherwise legal voters, and they are taking extraordinary measures to try and contain the potential damage as they attempt to work through more than 45,000 new and updated registrations submitted by the GOP and verify their legitimacy.
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Reply Nationwide GOP Voter Registration Fraud Scandal Widens, Becomes Criminal Matter in Florida (Original post)
Bill USA Oct 2012 OP
C_U_L8R Oct 2012 #1
oswaldactedalone Oct 2012 #2
hrmjustin Oct 2012 #4
Ford_Prefect Oct 2012 #3
Cha Oct 2012 #5
99th_Monkey Oct 2012 #6
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 2012 #7
yends21012 Oct 2012 #8
Stuart G Oct 2012 #9
Astazia Oct 2012 #10
Bill USA Oct 2012 #11
deafskeptic Oct 2012 #12
musiclawyer Oct 2012 #13

Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 03:45 PM

1. Womp womp

I love the smell of botched up republican dirty tricks.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 03:47 PM

2. This is a Karl Rove special

Accuse Dems of voter fraud, get the wingnuts worked up to a froth about it, then surreptitiously commit voter fraud of monumental proportions. When will Americans realize what a threat the Thuglican Party has become to our democracy?

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Response to oswaldactedalone (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 03:50 PM

4. +1

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 03:49 PM

3. Can they back-bill the cost of the extra work to the GOP?

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 04:37 PM

5. K&R

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 05:43 PM

6. Let the criminal prosecutions begin. BAM! nt

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 05:45 PM

7. Kicked and recommended.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 06:20 PM

8. Psychological Projection

Do you think the RW are trying to pass so many voter ID and voter fraud laws because they know they will do it in a repug minute? They are projecting their behavior onto the rest of us then they try to legislate it.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 06:41 PM

9. K and R nt.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 07:14 PM

10. During the 2008 election the same firm while doing registration shreaded only the Democratic forms

& sending in only Repuklican forms. This is criminal & this it's the only firm the RNC used & this man has been doing this since 2004. This went as far as AZ, CO. They even (knowing about allegations in the past) Nathan Sproul was asked at the request of the RNC to change the name of his firm as to not to connect with the past allegations. As of today the FL Dept of Law Enforcement as launched a statewide inquiry into the registration activities of this firm. Apparently, this company is the only firm the Rmoney campaign was using to register voters. Keep in mind they changed their name three times and operated in allegedly 7 swing states. I saw one instance where in FL a woman video taped a woman who was doing door to door voter registration & when the resident stated she would like to register & began to complete the form, when the employee found out the woman registering was a Democrat, she stopped the process. The voter exclaimed "why did you stop when I said I was registering as a Dem?" The girl who had originally said she was working for the county clerk replied that she was told to register only Repuklicans. That was in Palm Beach county!

One more thing to keep in mind for anyone that says the R/R campaign isn't involved...this fraudulent company was the ONLY registration firm they employed this election season, period!
The only voter fraud that can truly be proven is not in person fraud, but fraud that is done long before the time we vote.

This is a FEDERAL CRIME! Let's hope this is made clear to all Americans. This totally sickens me.

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Response to Astazia (Reply #10)

Mon Oct 1, 2012, 07:48 PM

11. great additional info. thanks.



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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 01:54 AM

12. While I think

the investigation of possible voter fraud is a good idea, I would prefer a 3rd party investigation. I think the Repubs would drag their feet on this voter fraud case.

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Response to Bill USA (Original post)

Tue Oct 2, 2012, 12:08 PM

13. We need total election rerform nationally

Top to bottom. No more state created non-sense
Get rid of HAVA
All mail like in OR and same day registration like in CA
Special Federal felony / mandatory sentencing law for any person or elected official in any private, professional, or official capacity who implements or participates in any act designed to deny one or more person(s) eligible to vote the right to vote


This is only happens with complete Dem control of all branches and Harry Reid reforming filibuster. We should all demand it.

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