ACORN. Organizing For America. Emanuel. Gaspard. SEIU. The Community Organizer In Chief himself.
Team Obama is out in force, and have dispatched their big guns in an attempt to steal the NY-23 Congressional and New Jersey gubernatorial races.
In New Jersey, the Democrats are actively and openly – brazenly – trying to clear the way for absentee ballot fraud. According to the National Review:
This year, New Jersey’s registered voters can request a mail-in ballot for any reason. (Before 2005, voters needed to provide a reason for why they needed an absentee ballot.) The state received about 150,000 absentee-ballot applications this year.
On about 2,300 of those applications so far, the signature on the request form does not match the signature on the voter’s registration forms with the state.
In a development that is depressingly predictable, the New Jersey Democratic party is asking the state to provide provisional ballots for all these voters. Those ballots could, presumably, be used to overcome any narrow lead by Republican Chris Christie over Democrat Jon Corzine on Election Day.
In the Wall Street Journal, John Fund writes:
The state has received a flood of 180,000 absentee ballot requests. On some 3,000 forms the signature doesn’t match the one on file with county clerks. Yet citing concerns that voters would be disenfranchised, Democratic Party lawyer Paul Josephson wrote New Jersey’s secretary of state asking her “to instruct County Clerks not to deny applications on the basis of signature comparison alone.” Mr. Josephson maintained that county clerks “may be overworked and are likely not trained in handwriting analysis” and insisted that voters with suspect applications should be allowed to cast provisional ballots. Those ballots, of course, would then provide a pool of votes that would be subject to litigation in any recount, with the occupant of New Jersey’s highest office determined by Florida 2000-style scrutiny of ballot applications.
Yes, please pay no attention to the mis-matched signatures. Nothing funny going on here. Trust us…
So where is ACORN and the SEIU, you ask? From BigGovernment:
More telling that the fix is in, however, is the sudden appearance of ACORN on the scene. Not by name, mind you, as their reputation is so tarnished that even New Jersey Democrats don’t want to be associated with them. No, in New Jersey ACORN sought cover behind its big brother, SEIU, specifically SEIU Local 32BJ.
The political director for the SEIU local is Peter Colavito. Just last year, he was ACORN’s political director in New York, working directly under Bertha Lewis, ACORN’s CEO and co-chair of ACORN-backed Working Families Party. He was, and remains, a top official and board member of the Working Families Party in New York. In fact, his wife is currently an employee of the Working Families Party. Corzine has made much of his endorsement by the SEIU local, failing to mention the union’s deep ties to both ACORN and its Working Families Party in New York.
These ties are starting to appear, however. GOP officials recently received a phone tip from a hospital in Newark, reporting that people in ACORN t-shirts were in the facility signing up and collecting absentee ballots. New Jersey law allows anyone to take up to 10 absentee ballots at a time. The tipster reported seeing individuals in the ACORN shirts entering the hospital with blank absentee ballots and leaving with completed ballots.
There are reports out of Camden, New Jersey that voters are discovering that absentee ballots have already been submitted under their name. They did not authorize these ballots. Early reports suggested that the number of absentee ballots ‘requested’ in Camden city is higher than in any previous election. This will no doubt spark confusion on election day.
In the mean time, Obama is actually robocalling for Corzine. That is a clear an indication as you’ll get how desperately Team Obama wants to keep Corzine in power, because – and they’ll deny this to the grave – the NJ governor’s race is a referendum on Team Obama, and a loss there may well be all it takes to make the Blue Dogs (fiscally conservative Democrats) walk away from Obamacare for good.
Up in New York meanwhile, Team Obama, including ACORN, are up to their necks in it in the 23rd district..
From Anita Moncrief (ex-ACORN worker / whistleblower):
Multiple sources on the ground in New York’s 23rd Congressional district confirm that ACORN is expected to be actively protesting the election results in Clinton County, New York tomorrow. This move comes on the heels of a legal win for the Hoffman camp today as it was ruled that all poll watchers would have to be registered voters of NY 23.
Rob Ryan, spokesman for the Hoffman campaign, states that the legal decision is all about ballot security and that the move by ACORN is not a surprise.
“The Working Family Party is desperate, Today’s poll show that Doug Hoffman is drawing votes from all Demographics”.
While the focus tomorrow will be on securing a win for Hoffman, Ryan says there are still worries about: “voter intimidation, absentee ballot fraud and groups like ACORN/Working Families Party and big labor stealing the election from the people of the 23rd district.”
Among those who convinced Dede Scozzafava to endorse Democrat Bill Owens over the weekend was Patrick Gaspard, former SEIU vice-president, former ACORN political director, and currently Obama’s White House political affairs director.
Gateway Pundit had this to say about Gaspard:
So where does a far left political operative land after his organization is fined $775,000 for election violations that included hiring rapists and burglars to register voters?
Inside the Obama White House, of course.
Obama’s ACORN operative in the White House Patrick Gaspard is helping shape domestic policy… and the NY-23 race.
Patrick Gaspard, who has a long history of working with ACORN-affiliated organizations, was behind the scenes this weekend persuading former GOP candidate Scozzafava to endorse democrat Bill Owens in the NY-23 race.
The Washington Post reported: Steeped in New York politics, he played a pivotal role in the effort over the weekend to persuade Republican State Assemblywoman Dede Scozzafava to endorse the Democratic candidate in the special election in New York’s 23rd Congressional District, two senior White House officials said Sunday. One senior official added that Gaspard was the “air traffic controller” of multiple parties as events in the district unfolded.
Last but not least, we have Organizing For America manning the phones in an attempt to ‘get out the vote’. But it’s not quite that simple. (it wouldn’t be, would it?).
From Bizzyblog: Organizing for America Potential Privacy Invasion, Robbery, Vote Fraud, and Worse in NY-23
Organizing For America’s nationally-orchestrated, last-ditch, get-out-the-vote campaign in NY-23 is a privacy-invading and potentially dangerous effort.
NY-23 residents should be aware that because of a pervasive lack of controls in OFA’s get-out-the-vote operations and a poorly designed campaign:
- The person calling them could be a potential spammer, thief, or even a violent criminal.
- That person will be asking for personal information that no one should be willing to give out, including but perhaps not limited to personal e-mail addresses, cell phone numbers, and the time of day voters plan to vote.
- OFA may be unable to track down persons who call on its behalf if unauthorized, illegal, or criminal acts occur as a result of information learned during this campaign.
It doesn’t get any dirtier than this, folks. This is Obama ‘hope and change’ in full bloom. Pure leftist radical election stealing tactics being used right out in the open. And why not? It’s not like Eric Holder’s Justice Department is going to do anything about it… or have we already forgotten how he walked away from from a slam-dunk voter intimidation case – a case that the Justice Department had already won – against the Black Panthers earlier this year.
We all need to understand that there’s nothing the Democrats won’t do, no level they won’t sink to, no underhanded tactic they won’t try, in their effort to remain in power. They are this close to realizing their dream of destroying our nations wealth and prosperity and building their socialist paradise. If you think they’re going to go quietly, you are sorely mistaken. We need to be prepared to deal with what’s sure to be coming.
Finally, Moe Lane at RedState offers this bit of advice:
What can you do about it?
- If you’re a NJ voter, then vote for Chris Christie. As the saying goes: if it isn’t close, they can’t cheat.
[if in NY, vote for Hoffman. -Cnation]
- If you have a video camera, make sure that you’re in the area of a vulnerable polling station (officially or not) and keep a lookout for shenanigans. Go in a group, be prepared to run, and remember that the idea is to shine a light on skulduggery, not strike a blow for fair elections via street fighting. Let the Democrats scream curses and vitriol at you.
- If you don’t have a video camera, go volunteer . Also: get a video camera. We’ll have to do this again next year.
Do you understand – and I mean really understand – who we’re dealing with here?
We fight these people every single day on every single front, or we lose it all.