Voter fraud alleged in Crow Wing County

Crow Wing County authorities are investigating an allegation of voter fraud in which the ballots of two mentally ill voters were filled out by their minders. Full Story
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Walter

Hopkins, MN

#1 Nov 2, 2010
Democrats engaging in voter fraud? What else is new?
merks1

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Nov 2, 2010
and today acorn bought mark ritchie says the election is running like silk!
Joe Merlot

Saint Paul, MN

#5 Nov 2, 2010
Should those who are this vulnerable really be participating in the electoral process. I certainly understand physically handicapped individuals that have control of their mental faculties, but mentally ill voters? A right to vote is one thing, however, this boarders on issues of electoral integrity in my humble opinion.

Maybe the mental impairments with the voters in this case don't affect their ability to reason, but it certainly didn't sound like it.

Since: Jul 10

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Nov 2, 2010
Walter wrote:
Democrats engaging in voter fraud? What else is new?
Florida, the year 2000!....Republicans
MinnesoTAX

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Nov 2, 2010
You don't have to be mentally ill to vote for Democrats, but it helps.
Sandy

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Nov 2, 2010
It's time for Minnesota to examine its voting laws to assure its citizens that votes are not being compromised. Let's make sure our system works to the benefit of all.

Since: Sep 08

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Nov 2, 2010
IrishMN wrote:
Lots of accusations but it appears that there is nothing. Contrary to what many Republi-thugz wish, mentally challenged people are allowed to vote. And they are allowed to receive assistance with their vote.
Move along people...nothing to see here.
You are living proof of that.

Since: Jan 09

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Nov 2, 2010
were they voting for Franken?
Joe Merlot

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Nov 2, 2010
Further, I would be curious what happens to the votes in alleged voter fraud cases. Do we allow the fraudulent vote and simply punish the individual who committed the fraud?

Not sure what the logistics and feasibility involved with invalidating fraudulent votes and removing them from the election results would be, but that would certainly seem a more appropriate action if it's not already done that way.

I suppose it's probably a catch 22 in that charges of voter fraud could drag election results out for years. At a minimum the benefiting party should be subject to some type of sanctions and significant ones after charges are resolved as it seems clear that the parties are encouraging voter fraud as they only stand to benefit from it. I think we've gotton to a point where is the problem is wide spread enough that it needs to be addressed more effectively than it currently is.
Ted

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Nov 2, 2010
I'm sure this happens a lot in nursing homes too.
Diamond

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Nov 2, 2010
IrishMN wrote:
Lots of accusations but it appears that there is nothing. Contrary to what many Republi-thugz wish, mentally challenged people are allowed to vote. And they are allowed to receive assistance with their vote.
Move along people...nothing to see here.
Irish, yes we have noticed. One is generally considered mentally challeged if they votes for Dems.
Tax Payer

Minneapolis, MN

#14 Nov 2, 2010
IrishMN wrote:
Lots of accusations but it appears that there is nothing. Contrary to what many Republi-thugz wish, mentally challenged people are allowed to vote. And they are allowed to receive assistance with their vote.
Move along people...nothing to see here.
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Sandy

Saint Paul, MN

#15 Nov 2, 2010
A DD adult can certainly vote for anyone they want - including no one or even themselves. What I am against is an assistant "assuming" to know what the individuals wishes are. They have no way of knowing.

In one alleged incident in CW County the DD did not want to give up his ballot. He thought it was his and he wanted to keep it. According to the complaint the ballot was taken from the DD adult and turned in. Whose rights were infringed upon in this case?- The fellow whose ballot was "taken" from him.

There is NO excuse for that.
P T Bull

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Nov 2, 2010
Diamond wrote:
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Irish, yes we have noticed. One is generally considered mentally challeged if they votes for Dems.

I mean, who can really dispute that they weren't democratic voters? ;)

And then one got home and signed on as irishmn and blogged.
Sandy

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Nov 2, 2010
Ted wrote:
I'm sure this happens a lot in nursing homes too.
How vulnerable adults are "helped" in their voting needs to be examined. No one wants their right to vote taken away - but it should not be abused by others either. We are smart people, lets figure out a way to assure them their right to cast THEIR vote - and only THEIR vote.
Just want to judge

Saint Paul, MN

#19 Nov 2, 2010
IrishMN wrote:
Lots of accusations but it appears that there is nothing. Contrary to what many Republi-thugz wish, mentally challenged people are allowed to vote. And they are allowed to receive assistance with their vote.
Move along people...nothing to see here.
Right on
whatever

Saint Paul, MN

#21 Nov 2, 2010
Joe Merlot wrote:
Should those who are this vulnerable really be participating in the electoral process. I certainly understand physically handicapped individuals that have control of their mental faculties, but mentally ill voters? A right to vote is one thing, however, this boarders on issues of electoral integrity in my humble opinion.
Maybe the mental impairments with the voters in this case don't affect their ability to reason, but it certainly didn't sound like it.
So you don't think tea party members should be allowed to vote?
Walter

Hopkins, MN

#22 Nov 2, 2010
Orange Pop wrote:
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Florida, the year 2000!....Republicans
Your worn out assertion was unanimously debunked by every respectable media organization that engaged in a thorough review of the vote counting process in Florida - including the New York Times.

Every analysis concluded that Gore/Lieberman lost. Get over it.
Jeff

Torrance, CA

#23 Nov 2, 2010
It must be painful to live in Conservative Land: Always afraid. Those sinister Demoncraps are scheming to steal our elections. Everyone who doesn't agree with us is a moron. Constantly outraged.

Wow, what a horrible life.

Since: Aug 08

Minneapolis

#24 Nov 2, 2010
Ted wrote:
I'm sure this happens a lot in nursing homes too.
Yes it does. Have seen some iffy cases where people got a lot of prompting

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