Thursday, May 11, 2017

Trump to Create Voter Fraud Commission

President Trump signed an Executive Order today creating a Commission to examine voter Fraud and Voter Suppression, after repeatedly claiming, without evidence, that Fraudulent Voting constitutes a Major and Ongoing problem in the United States.

“The commission will review policies and practices that enhance or undermine the American people's confidence in the integrity of federal elections — including improper registrations, improper voting, fraudulent registrations, fraudulent voting and voting suppression,” a White House official told reporters Thursday before the order was signed.

Vice President Mike Pence will serve as the Commission’s Chairman, and controversial Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will serve as its Vice-Chairman. Kobach, a prominent GOP figure known for his tough stance on Immigration, met with Trump at his Bedminster Resort in New Jersey last November during the Presidential Transition period.

In addition to his controversial positions on Immigration, Kobach has also defended Trump’s claims of Rigged Elections. In Kansas, he has sought to impose some of the Nation’s toughest Voter ID Laws, some of which have been struck down by Judges who said the Rules were unfair to Minority Voters.

The Commission allows Trump to make good on a promise he made via Twitter shortly after his Inauguration to seek “a major investigation into VOTER FRAUD, including those registered to vote in two states, those who are illegal and even, those registered to vote who are dead and many for a long time. Depending on results, we will strengthen up voting procedures!"

Different Types of Election Fraud

There are many ways for Criminals to Steal Votes and change the outcome of an Election. These include:

Impersonation Fraud at the Polls: Voting in the name of other Legitimate Voters and Voters who have died, moved away, or lost their right to Vote because they are Felons, but remain Registered.

False Registrations: Voting under Fraudulent Voter Registrations that either use a Phony Name and a Real or Fake Address or Claim Residence in a particular Jurisdiction where the Registered Voter does not actually Live and is not entitled to Vote.

Duplicate Voting: Registering in Multiple locations and Voting in the Same Election in more than one Jurisdiction or State.

Fraudulent use of Absentee Ballots: Requesting Absentee Ballots and Voting without the knowledge of the actual Voter; or obtaining the Absentee Ballot from a Voter and either Filling it in directly and Forging the Voter’s Signature or Illegally telling the Voter who to Vote for.

Buying Votes: Paying Voters to Cast either an In-Person or Absentee Ballot for a particular Candidate.

Illegal “Assistance” at the Polls: Forcing or Intimidating Voters, particularly the Elderly, Disabled, Illiterate, and those for whom English is a Second Language, to Vote for particular Candidates while supposedly providing them with “Assistance”.

Ineligible Voting: Illegal Registration and Voting by Individuals who are not U.S. Citizens, are Convicted Felons, or are otherwise not Eligible to Vote.

Altering the Vote Count: Changing the actual Vote Count either in a Precinct or at the Central Location where Votes are Counted.

Ballot Petition Fraud: Forging the Signatures of Registered Voters on the Ballot Petitions that must be filed with Election officials in some States for a Candidate or Issue to be Listed on the Official Ballot.

Heritage’s Voter Fraud Database contains a sampling of Voter Fraud Cases from across the Country, all of which have resulted in either a Criminal Conviction or an Overturned Election. The Heritage Database is not Representative of the full Scope of the Problem. Unfortunately, too often voter Fraud goes undetected, and when it is discovered, overburdened Prosecutors seldom prioritize these Cases.

CLICK HERE to read the 248 page (pdf) Report Database.

I agree with a lot of the recommended suggestions here. But I think the best answer is to create a Public/Private Organization to take over the running of our Elections with a Professional force of Trained and Certified Election workers. Maybe make the Board of Elections in the States the beginning of this Organization.

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