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GOP Voter Registration Firm Turns in Thousands of 'Invalid' Registration Forms in California

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posted on May, 5 2012 @ 06:23 PM
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GOP Voter Registration Firm Turns in Thousands of 'Invalid' Registration Forms in California




Long history of Republican registration fraud continues, dwarfs allegations against ACORN workers...

You're unlikely to hear a peep about this on Fox "News" (unless they happen to have me on), but the California Secretary of State's Election Fraud Division is now reportedly investigating a firmed hired by the Sacramento County Republican Party said to have submitted thousands of fraudulent voter registration forms.

According to a report today from Sacramento ABC affiliate News10 (see video posted below), a private, for-profit firm calling itself Momentum Political Services, hired by the local Republican Party "to boost GOP registration ranks in key battleground communities" has turned in more than 3,100 hundred invalid voter registration cards during their recent drive.

Voter registration forms have allegedly been turned in with fake addresses, voter names that don't exist, duplicate Social Security numbers, and party affiliations that seem to have been changed "by someone" to Republican. The head of the firm has admitted she has hired workers with criminal backgrounds, as found via Craigslist.


The level of fraud coming from this latest sketchy voter drive by the GOP is beyond the pale. The GOP has a history of shady voter registration drives. As the Sacramento County registrar noted, this "for-profit" registration drive produced results anywhere from 44% to 60% of invalid registrations, using faked, stolen, or 'switched' identities to bolster Republican voting ranks. Switching a Democratic voter illegally to Republican has another consequence, since Republicans can then contest why a registered "Republican" would then vote for a Democrat.

With Mitt Romney's campaign team handing out fake delegate slates, with bogus names and bogus locations/times for states conventions, as well as paying people to interfere with delegates supporting RP, this is no surprise.

(See these ATS posts on that tppic: Mitt Romney desperate and in panic, spends a million dollars to stop Ron Paul *tricks inside*; Romney officials handing out FAKE slates to Ron Paul supporters in Nevada)




posted on May, 5 2012 @ 06:32 PM
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As this is widespread in the Democrat party as well, have you come to the point where you support strong voter identification rules? You know, photo ID and all the rest before someone can vote?



posted on May, 5 2012 @ 06:43 PM
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Too many ways to bypass voter IDs - absentee ballots, bogus and fraudulent counts, etc.

If the government makes obtaining a photo ID reasonable for older or invalid persons and doesn't turn "voter ID" into an obstacle preventing citizens from exercising their lawful right to vote, then no, I would have no problem with it.

But before they worry about that, they need to worry about penalizing perpetrators of illegal and fraudulent voter registration drives like this one. Even Acorn acknowledged the instance when registrations-for-profit were faked and turned in the persons responsible.



posted on May, 5 2012 @ 07:37 PM
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Dear Blackmarketeer,

I agree with you (because you're such an agreeable guy) The only possible difference we have is where to put the emphasis. I tend to think that voter ID is more of a "must," because it's understandable to the public and would sell well, also because it would have a vast, national impact.

I also agree that it is important to punish the company that obtained false registrations, but it seems that, just like in ACORN, they will turn in a couple of people, declare bankruptcy, and start up under a new name. Do it anyway, we can't let wrong-doing go unpunished. It just seems to me that those drives are pretty much always as crooked as a Chicago election.

With respect,
charles1952



posted on May, 5 2012 @ 08:42 PM
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There's an outside possibility that Momentum Political Services has been infiltrated by ex-Acorn and other Left Wing extremists.

It would make sense that their agenda would be to smear a Republican voter drive.

from the article

The company is Sacramento-based Momentum Political Services, a small operation that hires independent contractors to fan out across the region and register voters. In many cases, those contractors also circulate petitions for ballot initiatives, and often register citizens at the same time they enlist a signature in support of one or more initiatives.



A number of the invalid registration forms have reportedly been turned over to the CA Sec. of State's election fraud division, though a spokesperson there has declined to comment, as per their usual procedure, about whether an official investigation is currently under way.

The owner of Momentum Political Services, Monica Harris has admitted only that "some of her contractors had been 'sloppy'" according to News10, and that she has now fired 16 of them.



posted on May, 5 2012 @ 08:47 PM
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Nothing in the articles suggests any of these employees are "ex-acorn".



posted on May, 5 2012 @ 09:09 PM
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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
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Nothing in the articles suggests any of these employees are "ex-acorn".


Of course NOT !!

Infiltrators are clever undercover professionals.

Wait till this really gets exposed.

For now, it's just a conspiracy theory.

The whole thing is too obvious.



posted on May, 5 2012 @ 09:30 PM
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So you are going to blame this latest example of GOP voter-registration fraud on "ex-acorn" employees, based only on your imagination and with no facts to back up your imaginary claim? I think Occam's razor applies here, the GOP simply got caught red-handed fielding another profit-driven registration drive (this isn't the only one with GOP ties that has been exposed, yet we never hear of them like we did with Acorn).



posted on May, 5 2012 @ 09:38 PM
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Originally posted by Blackmarketeer
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So you are going to blame this latest example of GOP voter-registration fraud on "ex-acorn" employees, based only on your imagination and with no facts to back up your imaginary claim?

I think Occam's razor applies here,

the GOP simply got caught red-handed fielding another profit-driven registration drive (this isn't the only one with GOP ties that has been exposed, yet we never hear of them like we did with Acorn).


Yes. It is a conspiracy theory.

Possibly. Keep that in mind.

Perhaps. What others were exposed and when? It seems I remember some.



posted on May, 5 2012 @ 10:22 PM
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Nevada (2008)

CNN) -- Nevada election officials have launched an investigation into allegations that a Republican-led voter registration drive improperly disposed of forms it collected from potential Democratic voters.

Secretary of State Dean Heller said Wednesday that his office was reviewing the allegations, first raised Tuesday in a report by CNN affiliate KLAS-TV in Las Vegas.

"We are researching state and federal law to determine what violations may have occurred," Heller said in a statement. "If, in fact, the allegations are true and federal law has been broken, all efforts will be made to prosecute the individuals and/or the organization responsible."

The probe centers around a private voter registration firm, Voter Outreach of America, which collected registrations from voters in Nevada, a pivotal presidential battleground state. The company was set up by Sproul & Associates Inc., a Republican political consulting firm based in Phoenix, Arizona.


Oregon (2008)

Officials in Oregon have launched a criminal investigation after receiving numerous complaints that a Republican-affiliated group was destroying registration forms filed by Democratic voters statewide, Oregon Secretary of State Bill Bradbury told CBSNews.com.

Meanwhile, CBS affiliate KLAS-TV is reporting accusations of similar malfeasance in Nevada.

Both state's allegations are linked to a Phoenix political consulting firm called Sproul & Associates run by Nathan Sproul, former head of the Arizona Republican Party. Sproul & Associates has received nearly $500,000 from the Republican National Committee this election cycle, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.


Republican Voter Registration Firm turns in thousands of fake registration cards


The non-partisan ACORN was apparently much more careful than the CA GOP in that ACORN developed a system to spot suspicious cards and flag the ones they could not be confirmed as “potentially fraudulent,” before turning them in (as required by law), along with the names of workers who had defraudedthem to election officials and law enforcement agencies. None of these facts mattered to John McCain, Fox News, Red state and other conservative candidates and blogs who just lied about ACORN while keeping mum about GOP fraud and “bounties” illegally paid for for Republican-only registrations. Momentum Political Services appears to have actually signed voters up as Republicans whether they wished to be affiliated with the party or not, according to News10.


GOP under attack for voter drives
Democrats allege party affiliation being switched


Arrest Made in Widening GOP Voter Registration Fraud Scandal (2008)

Mark Jacoby, head of the firm Young Political Majors that has been implicated in the growing scandal over Republican fraud in voter registrations.


Voters say they were duped - A firm hired by the GOP is accused of using petitions to trick people into switching party registration. (2008)

The point for listing these is that they did exactly what Acorn did, or was accused of doing, yet you never saw any of this on FOX News* or Red State or any of the MSM.

Some of these republican-controlled firms have also been caught shredding registration cards for Democratic voters, instead of turning them in as required by law.

(*) not to be confused with a real news source.




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