Sunday, November 28, 2004

Ukraine and U.S.

Powerline posts a comparison of the election fraud in the U.S. with the election fraud in the Ukraine (quoting the UK Telegraph):
Vitaly Kizima, an election monitor at Zhovtneve in Ukraine's Sumy region, watched in horror as 30 men in tracksuits stormed into the village polling station. "They started to beat voters and election officials, trying to push through towards the ballot boxes," he told The Telegraph.

The most common trick was "carousel" voting, in which busloads of Yanukovich supporters simply drove from one polling station to another casting multiple false absentee ballots.

Actually, that works here in Minnesota, too. We have same-day registration, so a person (or, as sometimes happens, a busload of people) can go from precinct to precinct, registering and voting in each, as long as there is someone in each precinct willing to claim that the voter (or busload) lives in the precinct. It is illegal to ask for identification or proof of residence. This year, the Democrats blocked legislation that would have limited the number of voters any one person could vouch for to ten. As we reported last month, the Democrats stationed designated "vouchers" in hundreds of precincts around the state, wearing badges so that Democrats who had already voted in other states or precincts would know whom to see to vote again. This will continue until the Republicans gain control of the state Senate and finally can pass legislation to minimize electoral fraud.

If fact, carousel voting took place not only in Minnesota, but elsewhere in the U.S. Any area with more registrations than actual people most likely saw carousel voting.
The notable hot points for this abuse were in Ohio and Philadelphia. Only by prosecuting the offenders will we stop this activitiy from becoming a trend.

And yes, we had the thugs also. The only difference was that the thugs did not show up to terrorize the polling places on election day. The thugs were out in force for many weeks prior to election day. One day soon, they will get the idea to attack polling places on election day. The rest of us better be prepared.

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