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Sunday, October 19, 2008

GOP Voter Fraud Here in CA - Isn't It Ironic?

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Voter fraud accusations have been flying fast and loose by the McCain-Palin campaign. In the last debate, the Arizona senator accused ACORN, a community activist group that operates nationwide, of perpetrating "massive voter fraud." Although deemed as exaggerated by FactCheck and others, it is still part of their "Obama is a socialist-terrorist-will-raise-your-taxes" talking points.

Keith Olberman offered his thoughts this past Friday on larger voter fraud concerns from both POTUS camps.


Democrats still cry foul over the shenanigans in Florida in 2000 and irregularities in Ohio in 2004 so perhaps it is validating fears (and perhaps a touch ironic given the ACORN concerns) to read Evan Halper's LA Times story today on GOP voter fraud.

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GOP voter registration fraud case leads to arrest

Mark Jacoby, who was arrested in Ontario and owns a firm hired by the California Republican Party, violated state registration laws, authorities say.

SACRAMENTO — The owner of a firm that the California Republican Party hired to register tens of thousands of voters this year was arrested in Ontario late last night on suspicion of voter registration fraud.

State and local investigators allege that Mark Jacoby fraudulently registered himself to vote at a childhood California address where he no longer lives so he would appear to meet the legal requirement that signature gatherers be eligible to vote in California.

Jacoby's arrest by state investigators and the Ontario Police Department comes after dozens of voters said they were duped into registering as Republicans by his firm, Young Political Majors, or YPM. The voters said YPM tricked them by saying they were signing a petition to toughen penalties against child molesters. The firm was paid $7 to $12 for every Californian it registered as a member of the GOP.

Several agencies had launched investigations into Jacoby's activities, including the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, which issued the warrant for his arrest earlier this month on felony charges of voter registration fraud and perjury.

Efforts to reach Jacoby were unsuccessful.

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9 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said:

1. I'm voting for Obama because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

2. I'm voting for Obama because freedom of speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.

3. I'm voting for Obama because when we pull out of Iraq the bad guys will stop what they're doing because they now think we're good people.

4. I'm voting for Obama because I believe that people who can't tell us if it will rain on Friday CAN tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don't start driving a skateboard.

5. I'm voting for Obama because I'm not concerned about the slaughter of millions of babies so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.

6. I'm voting for Obama because I believe that business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as they see fit.

7. I'm voting for Obama because I believe three or four elitist liberals need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe element who
would NEVER get their agendas past the voters.

8. I'm voting for Obama because I believe that when the terrorists from over there come over here, I don't want to have any guns in the house to fight them off.

9. I'm voting for Obama because I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn't.

October 19, 2008 7:21 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Maybe you'll continue to get so confused about what's going on that you'll forget to vote.

I'm supporting McCain because he favor a constitutional amendment that would take away the right to vote from stupid people.

October 19, 2008 7:43 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Ed -

That doesn't surprise me one bit. I've said for quite some time our local and state Republican operation is corrupt and the leadership needs to be expunged.

That's something that must happen regardless of the outcome of the elections.

Assuming a court finds this all true, I hope those behind it get what they deserve.

But this really has nothing to do with ACORN which is a much bigger scandal.

So send them all to jail!

October 19, 2008 7:50 PM  

Blogger Jim Alger said:

Guys both of these are distractions that can only hurt those that it purports to help.

Take ACORN - If ACORN registers 10,000 voters and tells the campaign we have 10,000 new voters and 20% end up being bogus, that hurts the campaign. It is the equivalent of taking off from a runway at 80% power when you think you're at 100% - you're going to hit the fence.

The fraud would be against ACORN (the employer / sub contractor) and the DNC / Obama campaign who is depending on that information to calculate where manpower needs to be allocated.

Yes, it's a crime that should be prosecuted but the victim isn't "the fiber of our democracy" as McCain put it.

Now, if Mickey Mousse shows up to vote in Ohio... throw the rat in jail.

October 19, 2008 8:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Terrorists and babykillers like O'bama do other illegal things like providing material financial support to these fraudsters at ACORN.

We'll see what happens. There's plenty of time for more bad press about ACORN that could ruin it all for Barak "Barry" HUSSEIN O'bama.

October 19, 2008 8:45 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Seriously, that comment should be removed. It is uncalled for, false and indicative of the racist hateful McCain supporters

October 19, 2008 9:39 PM  

Blogger Joe B. said:

It's better to just let comments like that bake in the sun for all to see.

October 19, 2008 9:41 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Agreed. You can't slam the crap the Obamaites put out about Sarah Palin when you have nutbars like that (though I think its a scam in this case). And McCain has stood up to those freaks that call Obama an Arab, etc.

Remember it wasn't McCain or Palin who started all the Obama is a Muslim stuff, it was Hillary.

October 19, 2008 10:03 PM  

Blogger Edward Headington said:

I give Governor Palin props for going on SNL this past weekend. Americans like people who don't take themselves too seriously.

That said, however, I tend to agree with Peggy Noonan in her Friday column:

"But we have seen Mrs. Palin on the national stage for seven weeks now, and there is little sign that she has the tools, the equipment, the knowledge or the philosophical grounding one hopes for, and expects, in a holder of high office. She is a person of great ambition, but the question remains: What is the purpose of the ambition? She wants to rise, but what for?"

October 20, 2008 2:44 PM  

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