The phony concern over voter suppression

Posted: October 29, 2006 in ACORN, Uncategorized

While folks in the last couple of elections were trumping of stories of widespread voter suppression, the following report was released:

Democrat Operatives Far More Involved In Voter Intimidation And Suppression In 2004, Thousands Of Americans Disenfranchised By Vote Fraud On Election Day

Contact: Robin DeJarnette 804-241-5368

Washington, DC – The American Center For Voting Rights Legislative Fund (“ACVR Legislative Fund”) today released the most comprehensive and authoritative review of the facts surrounding allegations of vote fraud, intimidation and suppression made during the 2004 presidential election.

The ACVR Legislative Fund report, “Vote Fraud, Intimidation & Suppression In The 2004 Presidential Election,” finds that while Democrats routinely accuse Republicans of voter intimidation and suppression, neither party has a clean record on the issue. The report finds that paid Democrat operatives were far more involved in voter intimidation and suppression activities than were their Republican counterparts during the 2004 presidential election. Examples include paid Democrat operatives charged with slashing tires on GOP get-out-the-vote vans in Milwaukee and an Ohio court order stopping Democrat operatives from calling voters telling them the wrong date for the election and faulty polling place information.

The report further finds that thousands of Americans were disenfranchised by illegal votes cast and a coordinated effort by members of certain “nonpartisan” organizations to rig the election system through voter registration fraud in more than a dozen states. Examples include a law enforcement task force finding “clear evidence of fraud in the Nov. 2 election in Milwaukee,” including hundreds of felon and double voters and thousands more ballots cast than voters recorded as having voted in the city and multiple indictments and convictions of ACORN workers for voter registration fraud in several states. (more…)

For the record, The American Center For Voting Rights Legislative Fund (ACVR) is an organization that is operated by both Democrats and Republicans (about). As expected, the usual suspects (many of whom were Liberal Democrats) that were screaming “bloody murder” while trying to tie it all to racial discrimination went silent on this report. To this day, there is very little mentioned about the findings of this report.

Today I read the following in the New York Times:

U.S. Investigates Voting Machines’ Venezuela Ties

The federal government is investigating the takeover last year of a leading American manufacturer of electronic voting systems by a small software company that has been linked to the leftist Venezuelan government of President Hugo Chávez. (more…)

While I found this article to be somewhat informative, I was able to locate another article that was written last year on the same issue. This article goes into much greater detail that goes all the way up to the Chavez administration.

Smartmatic: all things connected – by Aleksander Boyd

Interesting enough, many of those that have been crying “voter suppression” in the media have at one time or another expressed support for Hugo Chavez, especially over his latest proposal to provide affordable oil to America’s poor. While this same group (who claim to speak for the poor in this country) took great time and care to make sure to float speculation to the poor that the US government was rigging voter machines, notice how information like this is omitted from their press conferences and speeches. And please, don’t expect our own Black media to do any follow-ups to this story. They’ll just keep repeating their “Jim Crow is alive, and he lives in the White House” mantra.



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