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  1. #1 by Larry Bergan on September 30, 2012 - 9:28 am

    Come on George Soros!

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    Barbra Streisand?

  2. #2 by Richard Warnick on September 30, 2012 - 1:21 pm

    Josh Marshall summarizes the facts. The notorious Nathan Sproul is behind this:

    Voter registration fraud is not vote fraud. The first is relatively common in the US and the later is extremely rare. And while both are criminal offenses and should be they are apples and oranges when it comes to affecting the outcome of elections.

    Vote fraud is what most of us think of: voting twice, voting when you’re not eligible to vote, stuffing ballot boxes with phony ballots and so forth. Voter registration fraud is registering people to vote who don’t exist or signing up legitimate voters without their signatures or permission and so forth. Big difference.

    Ironically it’s been Republicans, in their effort to pass vote-suppressing voter ID laws, who’ve intentionally conflated the two (often with the help of ignorant reporters). To be clear, just because you register Mickey Mouse or Mary Poppins to vote doesn’t mean they’re going to show up to vote. Indeed, they’re not going to. Because they don’t exist.

    …All that said, Mr. Sproul isn’t just any bad actor. As longtime TPM Readers know, back in 2004 he was credibly accused of doing something far more nefarious: impersonating Democratic-leaning groups, registering as many Democrats as possible and then destroying those legitimate registrations rather than turning them into local canvassing boards. This wouldn’t create fraudulent ballots but it would convince a lot of legitimate voters that they were registered only to show up at the ballot box and realize they weren’t — thus effectively blocking their Democratic votes.

  3. #3 by Richard Warnick on September 30, 2012 - 2:11 pm

    We now know this lady was working for Strategic Allied Consulting (not the county clerk’s office, as she claimed). That’s Nathan Sproul’s outfit.

  4. #4 by cav on September 30, 2012 - 2:29 pm

  5. #5 by cav on September 30, 2012 - 2:52 pm

    And: Vote counting company tied to Romney

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021442380

  6. #6 by Larry Bergan on October 1, 2012 - 3:35 pm

    I heard this story on NPR this morning, but I can’t find it on the internet. The lady who was reporting on it said what we all know; the republicans are accusing democrats of doing what THEY’RE doing.

    Richard, thanks for pointing out the difference between voter registration fraud and voter fraud. It’s a very important distinction!

    cav, thanks for your links also. When people say that both parties are the same they don’t know what they’re talking about. Name one democrat organization whose name reflects the exact opposite of what that organization is actually doing. There aren’t any! The republicans have dozens of them. We have to figure out how to get rid of these cockroaches.

  7. #7 by Larry Bergan on October 1, 2012 - 3:38 pm

    Tom Hartmann Should be running PBS’s News Hour. the guy has such great integrity.

  8. #8 by cav on October 1, 2012 - 5:56 pm

    Re: Fraudulent Voter registration…

    Add this to the list.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-01/republicans-end-swing-state-voter-sign-up-after-firing-company.html

    “Every morning, a conference call was held to discuss the project using their conference call number,” Sproul said in an e-mail. “It’s impossible for them to claim with credibility that we didn’t communicate clearly.”

  9. #9 by Larry Bergan on October 1, 2012 - 7:02 pm

    Sproul said the company had 2,000 workers in Florida and that the problems were caused by a few individuals.

    Always those darned bad apples, isn’t it? What about the apple TREE?

  10. #10 by cav on October 1, 2012 - 7:12 pm

    Oak tree Larry, and Acorns.

  11. #11 by Larry Bergan on October 1, 2012 - 8:06 pm

    Acorns went the way of the dinosaur, but they’re still registered to vote. :)

    Go ahead! Steal another election! (raspy voice), Make our day!

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