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Tilting Elections: How Democrats Win

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Democrats are counting…on those extra votes from your great-grandfather who crossed into the afterlife in 1970 and the undocumented immigrant who crossed the border last week. Or, maybe even a few canine votes from leftist author Anne Lamott groupies who might take her “Good Dogs for Clinton” social media campaign too literally.


Democrats are all about handing out handouts to gain votes, unless you’re talking about handing out free voter ID cards, then they quickly label that as “disenfranchisement.” So rather than repairing gaping holes in our election process, they change the subject, telling us that cyber hackers might try to undermine our elections. Homeland Security’s even offered to step in, God bless them.

Research coming from left-leaning organizations tell us that voter fraud is negligible, so we shouldn’t care. Even if that was the case, shouldn’t every vote count, as it was intended?

Democrats have a long history of tilting elections and what happened in Chicago in 1982 shows how easy it is. At the time, the Department of Justice was still in the business of doing its job, uncovering the mother of all voter fraud cases, finding 100,000 or more fraudulent votes were cast in an attempt to steal the Illinois governor’s race for Democrats.

The grand jury uncovered fraudulent votes from identity theft, dead voters, prisoners, absentee voter impersonation, illegal alien registration, false registrations, buying votes, altering the vote count, fictitious voters and forged ballots for the handicapped and elderly.

Most concerning is the grand jury found a history of “similar fraudulent activities” occurred long before the election. In an eye-opening Heritage Foundation piece, “Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire: 100,000 Stolen Votes in Chicago,” former Justice Department official Hans von Spakovsky wrote:


“What particularly struck FBI agent Ernest Locker was how routine vote fraud was for the precinct captains, election judges, poll watchers, and political party workers he interviewed. They had been taught how to steal votes (and elections) by their predecessors, who had in turn been taught by their predecessors.”

The piece goes on to say that because of his investigation, “Locker came to believe the claims, hotly debated among historians, that Mayor Daley threw the 1960 presidential election for John Kennedy with massive ballot stuffing in Chicago.”

Fast-forward to 2012 when North Carolina’s Board of Elections uncovered not just a few instances, but 35,570 incidents of “double voting.” In addition, officials said 81 North Carolinians cared so much about the outcome of the 2012 election, they apparently returned from the dead to cast their vote. While officials say some had requested absentee ballots prior to their demise, 40 to 50 did not, the National Review reports.

And who can forget all the YouTube videos of the former Ohio poll worker described by the assistant prosecutor of her voter fraud case as an “ideologue who was hell bent on stuffing the ballot box with as many Obama votes as possible.”

Melowese Richardson got a five-year prison term for “voting twice in 2012 and voting three times in 2008, 2011 and 2012 – for her sister” who’d been in a coma since 2003. Despite her 5-year prison term, Richardson was soon released and sentenced to probation. Richardson received a hero’s welcome at, of all places, an Ohio voting rights rally. To loud applause, local Democrats welcomed home their hero, a felon convicted of voter fraud.


It should be noted, that Mitt Romney would’ve won in 2012 had he secured just 333,908 more votes in four swing states. Romney lost in New Hampshire by 40,659; Florida, by 73,858; Ohio, 103,481 and in Virginia by 115,910. Subtract 64 electoral college votes from Obama and add them to Romney and Romney would’ve been our 45th president.

Sure, we should be concerned about imagined cyber-attacks, but it’s probably more likely the next election will be affected by voter fraud.

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