By Art Hyland
Although the Wisconsin recall election is about to be held, by election day (June 5) voter fraud will have taken place well before the votes are counted. It’s being done via the lax voter registration process. In most states, a voter must have registered several weeks to a month prior to election day to be eligible to vote. Not in Wisconsin, where day of election registration is legal. In addition (and this is virtually nation-wide), the requirements necessary to prove eligibility are extremely shallow and difficult to verify.
Here’s the Wisconsin Proof of Residence options:
“The following constitute acceptable Proof-of-Residence if the document contains your current name and address and is valid on Election Day (unless otherwise indicated):
- A current and valid Wisconsin driver license.
- A current and valid Wisconsin identification card.
- Any other official identification card or license issued by a Wisconsin governmental body or unit.
- Any identification card issued by an employer in the normal course of business and bearing a photo of the card holder, but not including a business card.
- A real estate tax bill or receipt for the current year or the year preceding the date of the election.
- A residential lease which is effective for a period that includes election day (NOT for first-time voters registering by mail).
- A university, college or technical institute identification card (must include photo), ONLY if the bearer provides a fee receipt dated within the last nine months or the institution provides a certified housing list to the municipal clerk.
- A gas, electric or telephone service statement (utility bill) for the period commencing not earlier than 90 days before election day.
- Bank statement.
- A check or other document issued by a unit of government.”
The last five on this list would seem to be rather easily arranged by nefarious, well-paid operatives intent on stuffing the ballots via new registrants from a populous nearby state with a large city known for voter fraud (does Chicago, Illinois come to mind?).
What follows is a summary of a study of same day registration issues, as compiled by Wisconsin GrandSons of Liberty, regarding the April 5, 2011 Wisconsin state election:
Of the many errors contained in the report, some are more obvious than others.
A 40 year old citizen checked “No” as the answer to the question “will you be 18 years of age on or before election day?” Despite clear instructions printed in bold, “do not continue” the Poll Worker did not make the voter change that answer and allowed the person to vote.
A voter used a Traffic Citation from the State of Illinois to prove Wisconsin Residency.
Several citizens moved to Milwaukee County and registered to vote using out of state drivers licenses for proof of residency. There is nothing on the registration form to indicate the Poll Worker saw anything else to substantiate the residency requirements.
Three individuals used hotel receipts to substantiate their proof of residency. Two also provided out of state drivers licenses and a third person used their military identification card to register and vote.
A citizen registered once using their WI Drivers License then returned to the polling location some time later and registered a second time using a utility bill. In both cases, this person voted. It was not caught by the municipality during their review of forms to update the state Voter Registration System. However, we turned this information over to the Milwaukee County District Attorney office.
Numerous citizens completed their voter registration forms and there was no indication that the Poll Worker verified the eligibility or identity of the person registering to vote.
Numerous corroborators failed to list their address on the registration form as required.
Our election process has historically depended upon the honesty of its residents. And even though the vast majority of voters are indeed honest, depending upon that honesty, or upon the veracity of those in charge of registration is a huge mistake. Florida, for instance, recently determined that they had 53,000 dead registered voters on their rolls. This means 53,000 ballots were sent out for the last election. You may recall that the Florida presidential election of 2000 was determined by a count of less than 1000 votes when all was said and done. Was it really only hundreds of votes, or would George Bush have won by tens or hundreds of thousands if the registration had been accurate?
“The taxpayer-financed community group known for its fraudulent national voter registration drives has struck again, this time submitting forged applications in the key battleground state of Florida where it has signed up tens of thousands of new voters for the upcoming election.
Just last week the Chicago-based Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), which incidentally endorses Barack Obama, got busted for submitting more than 1000 fraudulent voter registration cards in New Mexico’s most populous county (Bernalillo). The clerk’s office notified federal authorities and an investigation is underway.
After all, ACORN is notorious for falsifying information to register new voters and has been caught doing so in Milwaukee, Missouri, Ohio, North Carolina and Colorado to name a few. Last year the group settled the largest case of voter fraud in the history of Washington State after seven workers were caught submitting about 2,000 fake registration forms.
Its latest scam was discovered in two north Florida counties (Seminole and Orange) where ACORN staffers submitted multiple duplicate registrations on behalf of six separate voters. One individual had 21 duplicate applications, according to the Election Supervisor in Orange County.
ACORN, where Obama worked as a “community organizer,” has 15,000 members in Florida who plan to stop the suppression of minority voter participation by registering them before the November election. In 2004 the group signed up 212,000 people to vote in the Sunshine State. This year the core of the new voters were registered in three counties —Orange and south Florida’s Broward and Miami-Dade.”
Efforts to ensure the integrity of the voting process have been met by incredible opposition by Democrats who claim that Voter ID and other requirements are discriminatory, despite the ID requirements being universal and therefore incapable of discrimination. Attorney General Eric Holder has seen fit to sue several states that have passed various forms of voter ID laws, thus tying them up in court long enough to avoid their application for…the coming November election of his boss. What a coincidence. And in Wisconsin, their Voter ID law passed this year was declared invalid by a lower court judge, and the review delayed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court, so the June 5 election ID requirement was suspended.
We’ll know within a few days the results of a highly partisan recall election in Wisconsin. No matter the outcome, fraud will have taken place, and this issue must be seriously addressed if we are to remain a constitutional republic.