Candidate Rosen out after voter fraud allegations
By Jennifer Shutt, The Salisbury Daily Times
Salisbury — The Democratic candidate scheduled to challenge Congressman Andy Harris in November’s election was forced to resign Monday amid allegations of voter fraud.
Wendy Rosen was asked to step down as the 1st Congressional District candidate by the Maryland Democratic Party after members allegedly found evidence Rosen registered and voted in more than one state during past elections.
The Reality of Voter Fraud
By John Fund, National Review Online
Houston — The 2012 elections will feature many close races, likely including the presidential contest. That makes concern about voter fraud and ballot integrity all the more meaningful, and a conference held here last weekend by the watchdog group True the Vote made clear just how high the stakes are.
“Unfortunately, the United States has a long history of voter fraud that has been documented by historians and journalists,” Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens wrote in 2008, upholding a strict Indiana voter-ID law designed to combat fraud. Justice Stevens, who personally encountered voter fraud while serving on various reform commissions in his native Chicago, spoke for a six-member majority. In a decision two years earlier clearing the way for an Arizona ID law, the Court had declared in a unanimous opinion that “confidence in the integrity of our electoral processes is essential to the functioning of our participatory democracy. Voter fraud drives honest citizens out of the democratic process and breeds distrust of our government. Voters who fear their legitimate votes will be outweighed by fraudulent ones will feel disenfranchised.”
True the Vote National Summit Sees Sold-Out Attendance
by Brandon Darby, Big Government.com
Tickets sold out quickly as participants travelled from over 30 states to participate in the historical gathering of America’s leading experts and activists who deal with voter fraud, voter registration fraud, and election integrity as a whole. The summit’s speakers included John Fund, Pat Caddell, Anita Moncrief, J. Christian Adams, Steve Bannon, Artur Davis, Hons Von Spavkosky, and many more.
All Citizens Have a Stake in the Integrity of Elections
Catherine Engelbrecht in Houston Chronicle, May 1, 2012
Tensions Flare as Committee Considers Voter ID Bill
By Justin Snow, Southern Maryland Online
Tensions were high once again this year as delegates on the House Ways and Means committee debated a bill that would require Maryland voters to present proof of identity at polling stations when voting. Sponsored by Del. Nic Kipke, R-Anne Arundel, a similar bill has been introduced every legislative session since 2005.
Kipke … provided new research conducted by Election Integrity Maryland, a nonpartisan organization that works to ensure free and fair elections. An analysis of 7,000 Montgomery County voter registrations found that 5,400 registrations contained irregularities. Although some problems may be simple clerical errors, Cathy Kelleher, president of the organization, argued that they could lead malicious activity.
“Allowing any irregularities is opening a door to potential fraud,” said Kelleher.
Poll Workers Grant Ballots in Dead Peoples’ Names
The Daily Caller website recently posted exclusive video showing New Hampshire poll workers issuing ballots in the names of dead voters (see below). The incidents were recorded by Project Veritas at multiple voting precincts during the state’s 2012 primary election.
James O’Keefe said his Project Veritas investigators “were able to obtain ballots under the names of dead voters at polling locations Tuesday by simply asking for them”. One poll watcher on the video can be heard saying “Live free or die. This is New Hampshire. No ID needed.”
NOTE: Voters in New Hampshire, like voters in Maryland, are not required to present identification to vote.
Election Integrity Maryland Panel Discussion, October 29th
Election Integrity Maryland (EIM) was featured in a panel discussion at the Maryland Conservative Action Network conference October 29 in Annapolis.
EIM President Cathy Kelleher moderated the panel, which included Mark Antill, J. Christian Adams, and Maryland Delegate Kathy Afzali. Mark Antill represented True the Vote, a voter integrity initiative out of Houston, TX, after which EIM is modeled. J. Christian Adams is a former Justice Department lawyer, who worked in the Voting Rights Section. His new book, Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department, has just been released.
Harford County Voter Rolls Investigated
State elections officials are seeking a criminal investigation into irregularities in the Harford County voter rolls, which they say have been artificially inflated. The probe comes weeks after Harford officials reported the county had just enough active voters to qualify for additional early-voting centers in 2012. See full story at Baltimore sun