Was Trump Right About Voter Fraud?
By TLB Staff Writer: Tony Olson
The Left may regret taunting President Trump on the issue of voter fraud. If he makes good on his vow to launch an investigation, it could be a deathblow to the Democrat party. An extensive investigation will likely substantiate his claim of 3-plus million illegal votes. In fact, Trump’s claim may actually be low.
Even cursory reviews and investigations have uncovered thousands of instances of voter fraud and registration irregularities which include vote buying, duplicate voting, voting machine tampering, ineligible voting, vote count alteration, voter intimidation, absentee ballot fraud, and coercion at polling locations.
Passage of The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (also known as the “motor voter law”) made voter registration easier. However, it significantly increased the likelihood of fraud. Many states have found it virtually impossible to maintain accurate voter rolls since the act’s inception, which has further exacerbated the problem.
A recent study done by the Pew Center concluded that 1 out of every 8 voter registrations in the United States is either invalid or incorrect, at least 1.8 million deceased persons are on current voter rolls, and 2.75 million people are registered to vote in two or more states.
Another study by a political science professor at Old Dominion University estimated that 800,000 non-citizens likely voted in the 2016 presidential election.
In a recent undercover video produced by Project Veritas, Alan Schulkin, the New York Democratic Commissioner of the Board of Elections, confirms there is widespread fraud, then goes on to describe how organizers use buses to take people from poll to poll to vote. Another investigation uncovered election workers in New Hampshire offering ballots of deceased individuals to undercover journalists posing as voters.
During the recent recount of Michigan’s presidential ballots, it was discovered that 248 precincts, in the city of Detroit alone, had recorded more votes than the actual number of voters who had shown up at the polls. A judge halted the recount after only 3 days, and an audit has been requested by the Michigan Secretary of State.
The Indiana State Police are currently conducting an investigation in 56 counties, which they believe could involve hundreds of fraudulent voter registration records.
Let’s take a look at what is happening in five other states.
Anyone who gets a driver’s license in California is automatically registered to vote. And, anyone who can “fog a mirror”, including illegal aliens, can get a driver’s license. Now, add the fact that California does not require a photo ID to vote, and you have the perfect recipe for voter fraud. It gets worse. Just before the November election, an L.A. County polling inspector reported seeing a training video which encouraged poll workers to ignore voter identification procedures altogether.
In 2016, California passed SB 450, which authorizes counties to remove from voters the right to vote in person. This has led to a dramatic increase in voters changed to “Vote by Mail” status without their request or knowledge, many of which never received a ballot in the mail. Some received too many. In San Pedro, a total of 83 mail-in ballots were delivered to the apartment of an elderly woman and reported to authorities by a neighbor. All of the ballots had different names, none of which the woman or her neighbors recognized.
Just over 14 million voters cast their votes in the California 2016 election. The new automatic registration process will add an estimated 6 million people to California’s voter rolls, including every illegal alien who obtains a driver’s license.
Already, in only three counties during the 2016 presidential primary, 194 people were caught voting both by mail, then in person. Had they not voted in person, it is unlikely they would have been caught.
Earlier, a CBS affiliate uncovered 265 people who had voted after death, including one person who voted in at least five elections after their death.
In 2015, the company assigned the task of correcting the state’s voter registration rolls reported that 731 voters had voted twice in the 2012 election. The review also found approximately 43,000 voters with duplicate registrations.
Yet, just before the 2016 election, the Secretary of State, Pedro Cortes, mailed out 2.5 million voter registration cards that hadn’t been properly vetted, many of which ended up in the hands of illegals.
During the 2012 election, a poll observer reported that up to 10 percent of the ballots cast on voting machines at his polling station gave the vote to Barack Obama, regardless of which candidate the voter chose. Republican polling inspectors were also denied access to dozens of polling sites. This might explain why Mitt Romney received zero votes in 59 different precincts, and why John McCain received zero votes in 57 Philadelphia precincts four years earlier.
In both the 2008 and 2012 elections, members of the New Black Panthers were observed intimidating voters outside polling locations in Philadelphia, an act President Obama’s Justice Department refused to prosecute.
The Columbus Dispatch has estimates that more than 20 percent of registered Ohio voters are not eligible. That estimate seems to make sense given the fact that the number of registered voters in 31 counties exceeds 90 percent of the population, which is highly unlikely. Two other counties actually have total registered voters that exceed 100 percent of the voting-age population.
Like Philadelphia, the vote tallies in Cleveland in recent years seem a bit suspicious. There were 21 districts in Cleveland in the 2012 election that reported 0 votes for Romney. In 23 other Cleveland districts he got 1 vote. One district had a 100% voter turnout. In those 44 districts, Obama won 14,686 to 23. In the 2016 election, one precinct gave Donald Trump zero votes and four others only gave him only one vote.
In the 2012 election, St. Lucie County had a 141.1% voter turnout. There were a total of 247,713 votes cast in a county with only 175,554 registered voters. Obama won that county. In the same election, 963 unaccounted-for ballots were found in a warehouse by Broward County election workers a week after the election. There were also reports of election observers being banned from absentee ballot counts, which would obviously compromise the integrity and validity of the final vote count.
Voter fraud in Florida is not a recent phenomenon. In 2001, the Miami Herald estimated that 6,000 illegal votes were cast in the prior election. It was also reported that 452 felons had voted illegally in Broward County alone.
Various watchdog groups have found extensive voter fraud in Virginia. One such group, Public Interest Legal Foundation, found 1,046 non-citizen registrations in a search of only 8 counties.
In September, the FBI and local Virginia law enforcement discovered at least 19 voter applications that had been re-registered for deceased individuals in the city of Harrisonburg. Apparently, a member of “HarrisonburgVotes”, a local voter registration group, was responsible.
In 2013, the Fairfax County Electoral Board contacted their U.S. Attorney, and the Justice Department, to report the discovery of 278 registered voters who were not U.S. citizens. Of those, 117 had actually voted in state and national elections.
The instances noted above represent only a fraction of those uncovered to date. Regardless of the final tally, it is obvious that our election process has been compromised. Voter ID and registration laws need to be re-evaluated and strictly enforced, and an independent investigation needs to be performed. Anyone found guilty of voter fraud, regardless of party, needs to be prosecuted. Let’s get to the bottom of this. Will Trump be proven wrong? I wouldn’t bet against him.
About the Author: Tony Olson is an American journalist, a bestselling author, and a TLB Staff Writer. His book SPIN GAME: Exposing Political Lies And Tactics was an Amazon Top Ten Bestseller. Tony also authored the recent poem “Twas The Night Before Inauguration“ which has generated more than 80,000 shares on the internet. Tony currently lives in Boise, Idaho.