Most US states have certain voter rights by law:
NRS 293.2546 Legislative declaration of voters’ rights. The Legislature hereby declares that each voter has the right:
1. To receive and cast a ballot that:
(a) Is written in a format that allows the clear identification of candidates; and
(b) Accurately records the voter’s preference in the selection of candidates.
2. To have questions concerning voting procedures answered and to have an explanation of the procedures for voting posted in a conspicuous place at the polling place.
3. To vote without being intimidated, threatened or coerced.
4. To vote on election day if the voter is waiting in line at his or her polling place to vote before 7 p.m. and the voter has not already cast a vote in that election.
5. To return a spoiled ballot and is entitled to receive another ballot in its place.
6. To request assistance in voting, if necessary.
7. To a sample ballot which is accurate, informative and delivered in a timely manner.
8. To receive instruction in the use of the equipment for voting during early voting or on election day.
9. To have nondiscriminatory equal access to the elections system, including, without limitation, a voter who is elderly, disabled, a member of a minority group, employed by the military or a citizen who is overseas.
10. To have a uniform, statewide standard for counting and recounting all votes accurately.
11. To have complaints about elections and election contests resolved fairly, accurately and efficiently.
(Added to NRS by 2003, 680)
In our second week of early voting, with R's ahead of D's and Independents voting in record numbers, we are inundated by rigged voting news:
This is an unpopular subject to be sure.
First the Allegations and Evidence.
Then the Solution.
The Allegations and Evidence:
Did SEIU Ballot Fraud Play Role in Harry Reid Re-Election?
Votes without voters - the notion seems like something from "The Twilight Zone." Yet this outcome, the result of a mysterious computer glitch, may have helped re-elect Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over his Republican challenger, Sharron Angle, last week by a 50.2%-44.6% margin.
Actually, the "mystery" is very likely the doing of a local of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which nationwide provides votes, money and muscle for the Democratic Party.
Critics are charging that voting machines throughout Clark County (Las Vegas), where about three-fourths of Nevada's population resides, were rigged to place check marks next to Reid's name before a person even had voted.
County officials insist that no tampering occurred.
But the possibility can't be dismissed, especially given that one of Reid's sons is county commission chairman.
The Service Employees, with around 2.2 million members and affiliates, has emerged as one of the most powerful forces in American politics.
This union of public- and private-sector employees by now is an adjunct to the progressive wing of the Democratic Party; i.e., most of the party.
It has good reason for assuming this role.
SEIU leaders know that if its preferred candidates win, government at all levels likely grows.
And that means more contracts, employees and dues for the union.
Andrew Stern, who stepped down as Service Employees president this spring after 14 years, last year boasted his organization spent $60.7 million to get Barack Obama elected president.
The union also spent an estimated $44 million in the most recent election cycle, almost all of it on Democrats.
The union long has cultivated close relationships with another unofficial party appendage, the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN.
Indeed, SEIU Locals 100 and 880 (the latter recently reorganized as SEIU Healthcare Illinois & Indiana) were founded during the Eighties as ACORN projects.
At times it is difficult to determine where the Democratic Party ends and the union begins.
The SEIU, having worked overtime for the party, has been rewarded with almost unlimited access to the current administration.
Records show that Stern was the most frequent White House visitor last year, raising widespread suspicions that he'd violated federal lobbying statutes.
President Obama's political director, Patrick Gaspard, had been a top operative for SEIU and a number of ACORN fronts.
Few unions worked harder and longer to secure congressional support for Obama's initiatives, most crucially, the exhorbitant health care overhaul whose sleight-of-hand passage was co-engineered by Harry Reid.
The Service Employees doesn't just operate at the national level.
It has built dedicated cadres of organizers and fundraisers in many states, Nevada, with its large hotel-casino workforce, among those states.
[Note previous allegations casino unions recruited low wage illegal employees from Drug Cartels, who then sent money back to the cartels.]
During the recently concluded election cycle, the SEIU donated $500,000 to Patriot Majority PAC, a Washington, D.C.-based political action committee formed in October 2009 by Democratic Party strategist Craig Varoga; the PAC in turn spent $1.3 million on Reid's Senate campaign.
But the Service Employees also may be supplying labor for Democrats in a rather insidious way.
A collective bargaining agreement (CBA) between Clark County and SEIU Local 1107 puts the union in charge of servicing all voting machines.
The agreement reads as follows:
The County hereby recognizes the Union as the sole and exclusive collective bargaining representative of the County employees assigned to the classifications listed in Appendix A who are eligible to be represented by the Union except as limited by Section 2 of this Article. The Union shall be notified of additions to the list of classifications (Exhibit A) within seven (7) days of posting for the position classification and shall receive 30 days advance notice of any deletions.Page 75 of this agreement indicates "Voting Machine Technician" to be a classified SEIU position in Exhibit A.
Although the CBA expired on June 30, 2010, it remains in force because of language in Article 43 which grants an indefinite year-to-year extension until one party deems it unworkable.
Given that SEIU Local 1107 technicians run Clark County voting machines, any glitches in the end must be the responsibility of these workers.
And these glitches appear to have been no accident.
In late October, during early balloting, for example, a number of voters in Boulder City (southeast of Las Vegas) complained Reid's name already was checked.
According to one eyewitness, Joyce Ferrara, the problem was rampant.
"Something's not right," she said. "One person, that's a fluke. Two, that's strange. But several within a five-minute period of time - that's wrong."
Clark County Registrar of Voters Larry Lomax doesn't see evidence of vote fraud.
He cited high-sensitivity touch screens as the most likely explanation for any discrepancies between voter intent and result.
He stated that it would have been impossible for voting machines to put a check mark next to a candidate's name without a voter's consent, adding that nobody had reported the problem to him or anyone else on his staff.
Nevada SEIU spokesman Nick Di Archangel also dismissed the possibility of fraud.
"The machines cannot be compromised," he assured Fox5Vegas.com in an e-mail.
Yet such responses raise the issue of why Reid's opponent, Sharron Angle, didn't benefit from these apparent mishaps.
Angle's lawyer, Cleta Mitchell, was blunt about what she saw as the reason, adding a new charge as well.
In a campaign fundraising e-mail she wrote:
Harry Reid intends to steal this election if he can't win it outright.
As a result, we need to deploy literally dozens of election law attorneys and poll watchers to combat these tactics at a cost of nearly $80,000.
That's over and above our current budget...
Now, this week in Las Vegas, at our election hotline, we received reports that some teachers' union representatives were offering Starbucks cards to people to get them to vote for Harry Reid.
It is even more disturbing and may be possible that they are using their influence and authority as educators to entice students on behalf of Reid.Nevada isn't the only state where electronic voting "malfunctions" seemed to selectively afflict GOP candidates in 2010.
Here's one account from North Carolina:
In North Carolina, an incident was reported in which a voter tried to vote a straight Republican ticket and instead the voting machine indicated that a straight Democratic ticket was voted.
Sam Laughinghouse of New Bern said he pushed the button to vote Republican in all races, but the voting machine screen displayed a ballot with all Democrats checked.
He cleared the screen and tried again with the same result, he said.
Then he asked for and received help from election staff.
‘They pushed it twice and the same thing happened,' Laughinghouse said.
‘That was four times in a row.
The fifth time they pushed it and the Republicans came up and I voted.'Whether or not union members serviced voting machines in that state, the reality remains this: Electronic voting is less than tamper-proof. And that creates a window of opportunity for fraud.
What raises a cloud of suspicion over Harry Reid's victory by nearly six percentage points is that he actually had been the underdog.
Four separate Rasmussen polls prior to the election had Angle ahead.
Two weeks before the big day, she was up 50% to 47%.
A week later, she'd extended her lead to 49%-45%.
In other words, the pendulum had swung in Reid's favor by at least 10 points in the final week. That's a rather odd turn of events amid a Republican landslide.
It's noteworthy that Senator Reid's eldest son, Rory, serves as chairman of the Clark County board of commissioners and was the Democratic nominee in the 2010 governor's race, losing convincingly to Republican Brian Sandoval.
One could argue, in devil's advocate fashion, that if Rory Reid couldn't rig his own victory, there is no way he could have done likewise on behalf of his father.
It's a valid point, but it doesn't necessarily let Reid the Younger off the hook, who was behind in the polls by at least 20 percentage points.
Sandoval wound up winning by 53.4% to 41.6%.
A Rory Reid victory in the gubernatorial race would have so improbable that it might have raised too many suspicions for comfort, whereas Harry Reid, who had far more at stake, was close enough in his own race to make a rigged victory look legitimate.
Is this idle speculation? An investigation would be the only way to find out.
Unfortunately, a recount is not likely possible.
In addition to being highly vulnerable to hacker attacks that switch out memory chips (thus altering how votes are tallied), computerized voting leaves no audit trail to see who voted for whom.
Moreover, Nevada's Sequoia AVC Edge touch-screen machines have a documented history of high vulnerability to errors and infiltration.
And most egregiously, voting officials in that state, as in others, may have a habit of removing memory cards and hard drives not long after the polls close, thus eliminating evidence of voter intent.
In federal elections, such a practice is against the law.
The Retention of Voting Documentation Act requires retention for 22 months of "all records and papers, which came into their [election officials] relating to an application, registration, payment of a poll tax, or other act requisite to voting."
If Clark County, Nevada has been less than punctilious about observing this statute, it might be a reflection of who's in charge.
A criminal investigation, then, appears the only way of getting at the truth.
It wouldn't be a first for Nevada.
A state probe of voter registration fraud in connection with the 2008 elections yielded evidence that dozens of ACORN-hired canvassers from a state prison release program had submitted hundreds of suspect, if not phony, registration cards.
Former Las Vegas ACORN Field Director Christopher Edwards eventually pleaded guilty to two gross misdemeanor counts.
Bill Wilson, president of Americans for Limited Government, issued a post-election statement calling for a joint federal-state investigation of Harry Reid's recent Senate election:
It is positively outrageous that in Clark County, Nevada, the SEIU Local 1107, which supports Harry Reid, controls the ballot boxes by contract through their representation of the voting machine technicians.
It is not surprising that Senator Harry Reid's name was automatically checked off on the ballot when individuals went to vote.
The U.S. Attorney's Office, the Nevada State Attorney General, and the U.S. Marshals need to act now to ensure that the SEIU does not continue to compromise the integrity of ballots in Nevada, and anywhere else in the country.What if an investigation turns up nothing?
At the very least, Nevada and other electronic-voting states should go back to manual voting for the time being, and hire more poll watchers and attorneys.
The monstrous Josef Stalin famously declared: "Those who cast the votes decide nothing.
Those who count the votes decide everything."
In a perverse way, he was right. We're finding that out in Nevada.
Obama's 60-Vote Health Care Majority Is Result of Fraud, Manipulation, Bribery.
SEIU President Andrew Stern Is Frequent White House Visitor; May Have Violated Lobbying Laws.
Obama Political Director Gaspard Worked as Operative for ACORN Fronts, SEIU.
ACORN Voter Registration Fraud Prompts FBI, State Probes.
PROOF Voting Machines Rigged Against Me Last Election. Nevada Governor 2014
David Lory VanDerBeek
Whoever corrupted the machines against me assumed no one knew me in northern Nevada.
They were damn wrong. I received 49,000 votes in 2012?
No, rather I was permitted by the Republicans and Democrat [riggers] to receive 49,000 votes.
I would have had far, far more in a fair race. The Republicans and Democrat [riggers] are lying, cheating, thieving bastards and that’s the only way they stay in power...
The current, one term, outgoing governor Brian Sandoval is a complete coward. I’ve repeatedly challenged him to a debate on TV any place, any time with no notes and he has not made so much as a whimper. Here you can see one of my challenges.
I also challenge any leader of the Democrats to debate. The Republicans and Democrats are both led by swine.
There are good people in both parties, but both parties are led by vile, narcissistic psychopaths and I’m calling them out.
The only way they stay in power is to GIVE THE PEOPLE NO OTHER CHOICE.
You should all be voting third party for every office from now on.
You cannot claim to want change and continue to re-elect the same pigs from the same two parties while expecting any real change.
They take everything from you and you let them.
Rise up people of Nevada...
You can be free and prosperous again, but not under a Republican or a Democrat...
Responses to PROOF Voting Machines Rigged Against Me Last Election. Nevada Governor 2014 David Lory VanDerBeek
[Please note we signed an agreement to eschew ad hominem campaign attacks and do not participate in name-calling. We are anything but resigned to politics as usual.]
DEMOCRATS RAMPANT VOTER FRAUD: FROM STUFFED BALLOTS, RIGGED VOTING MACHINES AND ILLEGALS VOTING…WHAT ELSE CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE GODLESS DONKEY PARTY BUT LYING, CHEATING AND THEIR USUAL LAWLESSNESS!
Stuffed ballots, rigged voting machines, and illegal immigrants voting
With the election just under two weeks away, evidence of rampant Democrat voter fraud is already pouring in.
First, it was surveillance cameras catching a liberal activist apparently stuffing hundreds of ballots at a polling place in Arizona (as I noted on Tuesday).
According to Maricopa County Republican Party Chairman A.J. LaFaro, a liberal activist wearing a “Citizens for a Better Arizona” T-shirt walked in while poll workers were on an extended lunch and started shoving piles of ballots into the ballot box.
According to the web site Illinois Watchdog, Cook County Board of Elections representative Jim Scalzitti insists that every vote being switched to a Democratic candidate is a “calibration error.”
And now, it is Obama’s amnestied illegal immigrants registering to vote.
According to the Winston-Salem Journal of North Carolina, State Board of Elections (SBOE) officials recently uncovered 145 names on their voter rolls that belonged to illegal immigrants who were recently granted “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” (DACA) status by Obama.
These would be people who have no legal right whatsoever to vote in our elections, but who are now registered to vote.
Earlier this month, those same officials sampled 1,600 names from their overall list of 10,000 voters who were identified as “legally present” by the DMV (i.e., non-citizens who may or may not have become citizens and obtained voting rights since getting drivers’ licenses).
They cross-checked the names against a U.S. Department of Homeland Security database, known as SAVE, and found that 6% of the 1,600 registered voters they sampled are not eligible to vote.
As Breitbart News notes, if this ratio holds true for the entire list of 10,000 registered voters, then roughly 600 voters from that list will turn out to be illegal immigrants who have no right to vote.
What’s more is that these fraudulent voters could very well end up swaying the outcome of many incredibly close elections this year…like North Carolina’s dead-heat Senate race.
Of course, these elections are only being kept so close in the first place by ultra-wealthy leftist billionaires (the left’s actual base) rushing in to prop up wildly unpopular Democratic candidates who are facing complete and utter electoral annihilation this year, according to all the recent polling.
Investors’ Business Daily adds:
We’re reminded of the case of Melowese Richardson, the Hamilton County, Ohio, poll worker who was convicted of casting multiple votes for President Obama.
When the Virginia Voter Alliance cross-checked voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland, it announced that it had turned up 44,000 people registered to vote in both states at the same time.
The group also identified 31,000 dead voters via the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File.
Just this week, an Arizona ballot monitor caught a man wearing a Citizens for a Better Arizona T-shirt stuffing hundreds of early ballots in a ballot box, while guerrilla filmmaker James O’Keefe revealed undercover footage of liberal activists in Colorado urging him to fill out unused ballots, a violation of the law.
Also in Colorado, campaign workers have been going door to door, asking voters for mail-in ballots, a practice some fear could be abused.
Meanwhile, in New York City, it’s official: There are 850 registered voters who are officially listed as 164 years old or older.The bottom line:
There is a reason the party of ACORN hysterically smears any and every voter ID law as racist.
Democrats simply cannot compete on a level playing field and must lie, cheat, and steal at every turn to win.
Okay now, having been informed of systematic widespread election fraud and what to look for, here is what we do to win for Constitutional Representation in 2014:
A) We do not use absentee ballots or hand them to anyone. We record any absentee ballot irregularities such as uncounted boxes floating in the water or discarded in land fills as reported:
B) We observe and vote on early voting or voting days, long lines and all, noting any violations of the law such as partisan ads or partisan activity around the precinct.
We point them out to the Precinct Officials and take their names.
Note under NRS 293.274 Law recording conduct of voting by members of general public is prohibited:
We make dated and timed notes of any and all irregularities upon leaving the polling precinct and email them to email@example.com
B) We take our cellphone cameras into our voting booth on election day to record any and all abnormalities like our voting for an Independent indicated as a vote for a Democrat or Republican.
We document or record our polite asking for help from a registered election precinct worker with any voting irregularity, and their remedy/response.
We do not record our vote until the machine irregularity is fixed.
We send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the video file attached.
C) We recognize that while the incumbent US Representative in Las Vegas District 1 was elected by 17% of District 1 residents in 2012, 94% in Malta vote, recognizing it as their sacred civic duty:
"Everybody's Got a Vote.If we use it wisely, we can stop the corruption."
Let's We the People show American government what justice, liberty, life, peace and prosperity are all about.
Thank you for voting by Tuesday 4 November 2014.
Richard "Ricardo Carlos" Charles
Candidate for Las Vegas District 1 US Representative
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