All 20 states that have fully refused to cooperate with President Donald Trump’s Election Integrity Commission are marked by recent reports of voter fraud.
The Election Integrity Commission led by Vice President Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is inflaming the mainstream media. The press is jumping on reports that some states are refusing to hand over voter information to the Commission. Only 20 states have fully refused to cooperate, according to the left-wing Nation magazine. However, some or all of these states can still be compelled by sworn affidavits to provide some data.
All 20 holdout states have experienced reports of voter fraud involving dead voters, teenage voters, illegal alien voters, fraudulent ballots, politicians’ appeals to vote more than once, polling-place misconduct, or other concerning irregularities. Numerous investigations have been launched in these states resulting in multiple voter fraud convictions. The voter fraud cases ensnare members of both the Democratic and Republican parties.
Let’s examine all 20 defiant states, one by one:
Arizona Secretary of State Michelle Reagan refused to participate in Trump’s commission, saying she would not hand over the voter information of state residents — even though Arizona already participates in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program founded by Kris Kobach.
A voter fraud case in Arizona in 2012 led to a county supervisor candidate dropping out of the race. Since the candidate was a Republican, liberals including Rachel Maddow flagged the story to confirm that voter fraud does actually exist. The Maddow Show blog featured the headline “Actual GOP voter fraud in Arizona.”
“A Pinal County supervisor candidate has withdrawn from the race in the wake of voter-fraud allegations involving a former companion who, records show, has continued to vote by absentee ballot in the five years since her death.
John Enright, 66, had been seeking the Republican nomination for county supervisor of District 5, an area that includes Apache Junction and Gold Canyon.”
“Jerry Mosna was gardening outside his San Pedro, Calif., home Saturday when he noticed something odd: Two stacks of 2016 ballots on his mailbox.
The 83 ballots, each unused, were addressed to different people, all supposedly living in his elderly neighbor’s two-bedroom apartment.
“I think this is spooky,” Mosna said. “All the different names, none we recognize, all at one address…“Yes, there is voter fraud. We saw it with our own eyes,” Cracchiolo said.”
The New Haven Register reported in September 2014:
“State Rep. Christina “Tita” Ayala, D-Bridgeport, was arrested Friday on 19 voting fraud charges.
Ayala, 31, is accused of voting in local and state elections in districts she did not live, the Chief State’s Attorney’s Office said in a press release.
The arrest warrant affidavit also alleges Ayala provided fabricated evidence to state Election Enforcement Commission investigators that showed she lived at an address in a district where she voted while actually living outside the district, according to the release.”
In 2014, Delewarepolitics.net reported in a piece entitled “The Stolen Election of Lamar Gunn“:
“On November 4, 2014 Candidate for the Republican Party, Mr. Lamar Gunn was democratically elected to the Office of Recorder of Deeds in Kent County, by a majority vote. His opponent was the Democratic incumbent Betty Lou McKenna…Gunn’s victory, according to the States Elections Commission, was by a slim margin of two votes…According to the Chairman of Delaware GOP, Mr. Charlie Copeland, after the first recount, Gunn had won by 3 votes. After the second recount, Gunn had won by 7 votes. The third and final recount Gunn lost by three votes and the presiding Superior court Judge William L. Witham, who oversaw the Board of Canvass, dismissed everyone in the court to allow the Board of Elections (BOE) to review the ballots and determine where the discrepancies existed. Shortly after dismissing everyone, the court hurried the remaining people back into the courthouse as Judge Witham said that he would not be able to honor his previous decision to allow the BOE to review the ballots and had to certify the election for Democratic incumbent Betty Lou McKenna who did not show up for the recount. Many believe that this was voter fraud! The History of voter fraud is profound in Delaware according to historians.”
“Attorney General Andy Beshear says 76 calls about election issues were called into the Kentucky Attorney General’s election fraud hotline during Tuesday’s primary election.
The calls came from 31 counties and included concerns about procedural and legal questions, voter assistance, voting machines, voter identification, residency, election officials, electioneering, poll disruption and vote buying.”
A Louisiana mayor was actually captured on video encouraging voter fraud.
“A Louisiana mayor whose son is Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu’s chief of staff told voters at a private event to vote twice, speaking to a partisan crowd 24 hours before Election Day last month.
Video of Opelousas, Louisiana Mayor Don Cravins Sr.’s Nov. 3 remarks show him telling a crowd in his home town that ‘if you “early voted,” go vote again tomorrow. One more time’s not going to hurt.’…
…’Tomorrow we’re gonna elect Earl Taylor as the D.A. so he won’t prosecute you if you vote twice,’ Cravins said.
Major voting irregularities surfaced in the state’s 2012 Republican caucus, won by Mitt Romney, leading to a press accusation of possible “fraud.” Fox 19 reported:
“Aside from the state not wanting to include Washington county, there is another major issue from these Maine caucuses. Even though Governor Romney was already declared the “winner”, the numbers the State GOP in Maine are reporting are incorrect, according to a caucus chairman.
Take for instance in Waldo county, where voters from 18 towns gathered for municipal caucuses in a countywide event. A total of 138 votes were cast. In the official Maine GOP tallies, however, the results from all but one of those communities were given as a series of zeros below the name of each candidate, as though no one had voted…Is this just a case of jumping the gun, sheer incompetence or blatant fraud?”
In November 2012, the Republican state chairman raised alarms about voter fraud and even launched an investigation into irregularities. Think Progress reported:
“The head of the Republican Party in Maine thinks there might have been voter fraud in his state because “nobody in town knows anyone who’s black,” but black voters came in to vote on election day.
GOP state chairman Charlie Webster aims to find those who committed the alleged fraud fraud by sending thank you cards to voters, and seeing if they are returned to sender.”
Maryland has been one of the most vocal states to reject President Trump’s voter fraud commission, with Attorney General Brian Frosh calling the idea “repugnant.”
But in an interview with CNN, Frosh openly admitted that state officials have found evidence of voter fraud, saying, “We do a pretty good job of prosecuting voter fraud when we find it,” Frosh said. “We don’t find it very often. It’s certainly not organized … In Maryland we had two cases in 2012 the last time we found voter fraud. It’s not because we are not looking.”
In October 2014, Virginia Voters Alliance sued the state of Maryland elections board over what PJ Media described as “massive and ongoing fraudulent voting by non-U.S. citizens in one county.” The Alliance has claimed that 40,000 people are on the voter rolls in both the states of Virginia and Maryland. State Delegate Pat McDonough said that the alliance found a “smoking gun” in its anti-voter fraud efforts.
Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin bucked Trump’s request, said that “It’s not a public record,” and added, “They asked for the voting registry, they’re not getting it.”
But a 2012 D.A. investigation was launched to probe yet another alleged case of voter fraud in the United States. The Boston Globe reported:
“The district attorney in Hampden County is investigating whether a Republican candidate for state representative orchestrated an illegal scheme to cast absentee ballots on behalf of hundreds of voters in hope of winning a primary election.
State election officials were tipped off to the potential voter fraud when a suspiciously large number of residents of the Springfield suburb of East Longmeadow suddenly changed party registration from Democrat to independent, making them eligible to vote in the upcoming Republican primary. When contacted, several of the voters said they had not changed party affiliations…
Who referred that case to the D.A.? None other than Secretary of State Galvin, who at least saved face by claiming that the case was unusual.
This one is too easy.
The Minnesota Supreme Court last year heard a case alleging “at least 1,670 fraudulent votes in recent statewide elections, possibly tipping the outcome of close contests, including the 2008 U.S. Senate race,” according to the Center of the American Experiment, which noted that felons were allegedly doing the fraudulent voting.
The Minnesota Voters Alliance brought the case in July 2016 over alleged widespread systemic voter fraud. The lawsuit, co-filed by a former state representative, stated that “The 1,366 identified felons who have been permitted to vote is believed to be only a fraction of the true total.”
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann invited the Trump commission to “go jump in the Gulf of Mexico” over its request for Mississippi to participate in its voter fraud inquiry.
This is the state where in April 2011 an NAACP official named Lessadolla Sowers was convicted on ten counts of “fraudulently casting absentee ballots,” according to the Daily Caller.
The Caller reported:
“Sowers was found guilty of voting in the names of Carrie Collins, Walter Howard, Sheena Shelton, Alberta Pickett, Draper Cotton and Eddie Davis. She was also convicted of voting in the names of four dead persons: James L. Young, Dora Price, Dorothy Harris, and David Ross.”
In November 2014, KRWG reported, in an article entitled “Rare Voter Fraud Case Reported In New Mexico,” that “The Rio Arriba County Clerk’s office reported Saturday that a voter signing in to vote early at the Rio Arriba Health Commons Clinic in Española was told he had already voted three days earlier…”
Rare? In 2011, the Republican Secretary of State “reported that 117 foreign nationals with phony Social Security numbers had registered to vote and 37 had cast ballots in elections,” according to the Los Angeles Times. The Secretary of State handed over “64,000 cases of what she calls possible voter fraud” to a state agency. Did she find anything? Yep. 104 illegally registered voters and 19 alleged cases of illegal voting.
New York State is the closest political approximation to a real-life sewer, so let’s just focus quickly on one particularly egregious example of voter fraud.
In 2013, Newsday reported on a troubling situation on Long Island:
“Evelyn E. Burwell’s family was surprised to learn she voted in the 2012 general and primary elections. They knew she was an avid voter, but she’s been dead since 1997. Burwell is one of about 6,100 deceased people still registered to vote in Nassau County, a Newsday computer analysis shows. The former Wantagh resident, who died at age 74, is also among roughly 270 people that records show voted…”
The Philadelphia Republican Party alerted America to voter fraud on Election Day 2016:
— Philly GOP (@PhillyGOP) November 8, 2016
Then-Secretary of State Carol Aichele said in 2015 that “there’s potential voter fraud in Pennsylvania,” pointing to 731 Pennsylvania voters who could have voted more than once in Pennsylvania or elsewhere in the 2012 election.
No wonder Pennsylvania State Police raided voter registration offices prior to the 2016 election in a reported voter fraud sting.
South Dakota is a significant case. Armstrong Williams reported in 2015 for Townhall:
“Former South Dakota U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth’s trial started Tuesday, May 30, 2015. The 43-year-old Sioux Falls physician was accused by State Attorney General Marty Jackley of having committed what is commonly referred to as “voter fraud.” Specifically, she had been indicted for having turned in nominating petitions that include the names of people whose signatures she did not personally witness being affixed to said petitions.”
Bosworth, a Republican, was convicted.
Her story must have seemed familiar to South Dakotans, who witnessed a voter fraud investigation in the state in 2002. Fox News reported:
“Federal officials confirm that a vote fraud investigation is unfolding on Indian reservations in South Dakota, home of one of the tightest U.S. Senate races in the nation.
Federal officials in Washington told Fox News that so far, the alleged fraud is said to have occurred on the Cheyenne River Reservation and the Pine River Reservation, and an investigation has been ongoing in six counties, including Dewey, Ziebach and Fall River.”
The 2016 election could have been affected in the state of Tennessee by voter fraud, which saw 42 reports of the practice in the Trump-Clinton election year.
“Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett confirmed Tuesday there were more than three dozen reported instances of potential voter fraud in the three major 2016 elections, but said he remains confident in the integrity of the current voting system.
Hargett’s acknowledgement of the reports is a break from his previous claims that Tennessee’s voting system integrity was strong and there were no reports of voter fraud.”
It is unclear whether Vermont should technically qualify for this list, because its Secretary of State Jim Condos — who slammed the Trump Commission — admitted that he would be forced to turn over some public information if the Trump administration actually sends him a sworn affidavit.
Regardless, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas recorded undercover videos in 2012 showing the ease with which voter fraud could take place in the state of Vermont, prompting Condos’ ire.
“In Vermont, even fraudulent votes count. The situation arises in big elections, such as the 2012 presidential election, where scores of new voters show up at the polls and vote although their names aren’t on the statewide checklist.
In a recent interview with Vermont Watchdog, Scott Schrader, assistant chief administrative officer in the Clerk/Treasurer’s Office in Burlington, explained how his office handles the hundreds of uncertified voters who cast ballots in big elections.
“(If we) don’t have any record of them being on the statewide checklist, and if the voter insists that they registered to vote through the DMV or other avenue, we have them fill out an attestation form. Then they would be added to the checklist,” Schrader said.”
How does one even analyze voter fraud in a state where the Democratic Clinton crony governor defies his own Supreme Court in a unilateral bid to allow felons to vote?
A student was sentenced to prison last month for registering dead people to vote in Virginia. The FBI launched an investigation last September when dead people submitted voter applications. The Virginia Voters Alliance sued the city of Alexandria in 2016, alleging National Voter Registration Act violations. Hans Spakovsky wrote for the Heritage Foundation that “Virginia Dems Blocking the Truth About 100’s of Non-Citizens Engaged in Voter Fraud.” Then-President-elect Trump joined in the chorus shortly after his victory:
Serious voter fraud in Virginia, New Hampshire and California – so why isn't the media reporting on this? Serious bias – big problem!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2016
Who says you’re too young to vote in the historically corrupt political backwater of Wisconsin?
“Dozens of 17-year-olds voted illegally across Wisconsin during last spring’s intense presidential primary, apparently wrongly believing they could cast ballots if they turned 18 ahead of the November general election, according to a new state report.
Wisconsin Elections Commission staff examined voter fraud referrals municipal clerks said they made to prosecutors following the 2016 spring primary and general elections. The commission is set to approve the findings during a meeting Tuesday and forward a report to the Legislature.”
A federal investigation was launched after complaints of possible voter fraud in Wyoming in the Trump-Clinton election.
“The Wyoming U.S. Attorney has appointed an attorney to monitor complaints of election fraud and voting rights abuses in Wyoming during the general election on Nov. 8, according to a news release Monday.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephanie Sprecher will serve as the district’s elections officer and will work with the U.S. Department of Justice’s nationwide elections monitoring, Wyoming U.S. Attorney Christopher Crofts said.
“Every citizen must be able to vote without interference or discrimination and to have that vote counted without it being stolen because of fraud,” Crofts said. “The Department of Justice will act promptly and aggressively to protect the integrity of the election process.'”
A now-defunct White House petition urged the president to “Investigate Clinton Surrogate voting fraud in Wyoming.”