Projection is a tactic in which someone diverts attention from their own faults, by accusing an opponent of having those same faults, even if they do not. It has long been a standard Republican tactic. So it’s little wonder that Republicans, who specialize in election fraud, accuse Democrats of that which they are guilty themselves.
Florida elections officials said Friday that at least 10 counties have identified suspicious and possibly fraudulent voter registration forms turned in by a firm working for the Republican Party of Florida, which has filed an election fraud complaint with the state Division of Elections against its one-time consultant.
The controversy in Florida — which began with possibly fraudulent forms that first cropped up in Palm Beach County – has engulfed the Republican National Committee, which admitted Thursday that it urged state parties in seven swing states to hire the firm, Strategic Allied Consulting.The RNC paid the company at least $3.1 million — routed through the state parties of Florida, Nevada, Colorado, North Carolina and Virginia — to register voters and run get-out-the-vote operations. Wisconsin and Ohio had not yet paid the firm for get-out-the-vote operations it was contracted to do.
The RNC severed its ties to the firm Thursday after questions arose about the work Strategic Allied did in Palm Beach County, where election officials have turned over to prosecutors 106 voter registration forms submitted by one worker, some of which contained apparent forgeries and other problems.
Now elections officials across Florida are scrutinizing voter registration forms turned in to their counties on behalf of the state Republican Party. The state elections division is also investigating.
Florida GOP officials – who said they hired Strategic Allied at the request of the RNC – alleged in their complaint Thursday that the firm turned in forms with fake signatures and false information, said Chris Cate, spokesman for the Division of Elections, which will turn over its findings to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement… [emphasis added]
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Ed Schultz discussed this Republican voter fraud and other forms of Republican election fraud with Barbara Boxer and Allen Raymond.
When Republicans claim voter fraud, their claims have been disproven, without exception. When voter fraud actually does occur, however rarely, Republicans are the culprits. But Republican election fraud is not limited to mere voter fraud. Beware intimidation, and if anyone tries to use harassment tactics to keep you from voting, report them to the FBI.
Several days ago I posted notices in my building asking people, who need help registering to vote, to contact me. Yesterday I helped six register. Two had state IDs, so I just put them on the website and helped them with the online form. Four did not so I printed out the paper forms, helped them fill them out, made sure they had the required (Oregon) documentation to attach: a paycheck stub, a utility bill, a bank statement, or any government document. I put their information into my own envelopes, put my own stamps on them, and gave them to them to mail. During the discussion, it came out that five of them intended to vote for Obama, and one, for Romney. The idea of not helping the Republican did not even occur to me. Making sure voters have an opportunity to vote does not and must never depend on party. Ironically, the Republican I had just helped accused me of voter fraud. He said that to be fair, I should only have helped one of the Democrats. I told him I just helped everyone who asked. Sadly, the Republican party does not see it that way.
Rachel Maddow reported on another example of Republican election fraud.
And that’s not all. In districts where Republicans control electronic voting machines that leave no paper trail, actual vote tallies have differed from exit polling by 3 – 5%, always in favor of the Republican. My own research verified this in 2004, 2006 and 2008.
When I post my weekly election projection, there will be many reasons to smile. But remember, Republicans have more ways to steal an election than dogs have fleas. Your vote is too important to throw away.