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Voter fraud complaint filed against Fla. Democrats
October 6, 2012 at 10:32 AM

Voter fraud complaint filed against Fla. Democrats

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida officials are reviewing allegations of voter registration fraud against the state Democratic Party.

The Florida Department of State on Friday confirmed that it has forwarded complaints about voter registration fraud that have been filed against the Democrats, as well as against two groups — the Florida New Majority Education Fund and National Council of La Raza/Democracia USA.

Neither the agency nor the Florida Department of Law Enforcement would comment on the extent of the allegations or on how many voter registration forms it involves.

Lee County Supervisor of Elections Sharon Harrington confirmed that a complaint regarding voter registration forms had come from her county, but declined further comment.


  • gsprofval
    October 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    Maryland Democrat quits congressional race amid vote fraud allegations

    This post has been updated

    A Maryland Democratic candidate quit her congressional race Monday after her own party told state officials that she had committed fraud by voting in both Maryland and Florida in recent elections.

    Wendy Rosen, a small-business owner running against freshman Rep. Andy Harris (R) in the Eastern Shore-based 1st Congressional District, released a statement saying that “with great regret, and much sorrow” she was resigning from the contest.

    “Personal issues have made this the hardest decision that I have had to make,” Rosen said

    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.”

    A senior Maryland Democrat said the party had been tipped off this weekend by someone within the party about Rosen’s potential issue. After checking the allegation, the party contacted Rosen on Monday morning and urged her to quit.

    Local Democratic committees in the 1st district will now meet and vote on a new candidate to replace Rosen on the ballot. The new name must be submitted to the state by Sept. 27.

    Regardless of his opponent, Harris is considered a safe bet for reelection. Though the 1st district was previously competitive — Democrat Frank Kratovil won the seat in 2008 before being ousted by Harris in 2010 — it was redrawn to be safer for Republicans after the 2010 Census.

    Voter fraud has been a heated political issue, both in Maryland and across the country. Republicans have frequently accused Democrats of turning their backs on the practice, while Democrats say the GOP uses alleged fraud as a way to keep Democrats from the polls.

    “If the Maryland Democrat Party is willing to push one of its own candidates out of the race due to voter fraud, I’m sure this means they will join us in an effort to purge the rolls across Maryland of illegal immigrants, the deceased, and those otherwise unqualified to vote,” said David Ferguson, executive director of the Maryland Republican Party. “It is a sad state of affairs that Democrat voters considered Wendy Rosen to be their model citizen for the First District and represent them on November’s ballot.”

    As recently as Sunday, Rosen still believed her campaign was going full-speed ahead.

    “My trip to Charlotte was incredible!” she wrote on her Facebook page. “I didn’t get a moment on the floor of the arena ... I spent all of my time hunting for campaign support! Everyone was so helpful from Jan Schakowsky and Ben Cardin to all of the women’s groups, environmental groups, jewish organizations. I feel re-energized for this last 8 weeks! Forward, not Backward!”

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  • _Kissy_
    by _Kissy_
    October 6, 2012 at 12:28 PM
    Florida officials are reviewing allegations...
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    October 6, 2012 at 12:47 PM


  • gsprofval
    October 6, 2012 at 1:46 PM


  • gsprofval
    October 6, 2012 at 1:50 PM



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    Three Arkansas Democrats and a police officer pleaded guilty to absentee voter fraud on Wednesday as Democrats across the country insist Voter ID laws are not necessary.

    State Representative Hudson Hallum (pictured above), his father Kent, West Memphis City Councilman Phillip Wayne Carter, and West Memphis Police Officer Sam Malonepleaded guilty to bribing voters for their absentee ballots for a local election in 2011. 

    "The most fundamental rights we enjoy as American citizens include the ability to vote and, if we so choose, to run for elected office,” Jane Duke, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas said in a statement. “In a nation in which every person's vote matters, protecting the integrity of the electoral process from those who seek to win office by cheating the system is critical.

    “Voter fraud schemes such as that carried out in the 2011 District 54 race have the devastating effect of eroding public confidence in elected officials and disenfranchising voters."

    The four men filled out absentee ballots for voters and bribed others with money and food.

    Hallum wrote an e-mail to Arkansas legislators to apologize for his actions. 

    “This afternoon I am going to plead guilty to federal charges stemming from an investigation into my special election,” Hallum wrote. “I took some bad advice that led to some bad decisions on my part.”

    Hallum said he wrote the e-mail “with deep regret.” 

  • gsprofval
    October 6, 2012 at 3:08 PM


  • JustCJ
    by JustCJ
    October 6, 2012 at 3:10 PM
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    October 6, 2012 at 4:36 PM


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    October 7, 2012 at 7:04 AM


  • Kate_Momof3
    October 7, 2012 at 8:06 AM

    No one cares. 

    But here's another bump so the usual gang of fools will join you in Dem-bashing.

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