Dem vote fraud in PA!!
Posted in the Erie Forum
#1 Oct 27, 2010
Bucks County, Pa.– Last week, it came to light that voters in southeastern Pennsylvania’s 8th district were receiving notices warning that their right to vote could be in jeopardy if they did not return an absentee ballot to the “Pennsylvania Voter Assistance Office,” a fictitious agency headquartered at a post office box. The letters, shown below, were underwritten by the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee.
“By failing to return the enclosed [absentee ballot],” warned the notice,“you may be placing your ability to participate in this year’s general election at risk.” The mailer contained a postage-paid envelope instructing voters to return their ballots to a post office box controlled by the Democratic Party.
That post office box, Battle ‘10 has learned, was controlled at least in part by Tim Persico, the campaign manager for Rep. Patrick Murphy. Persico was apparently listed as one of two authorized to access the post office box listed in the mailers.
The Pennsylvania GOP has released a photograph of the access list bearing Persico’s name, available here. The photograph was taken yesterday, Oct. 26, in Bristol, Pa.
At issue is whether Rep. Patrick Murphy was directly involved with the absentee ballot scheme, which is being investigated by the local district attorney’s office and has so far resulted in the rejection of at least 600 absentee ballots for “defects.”
The number of reject ballots, which is “significantly higher” than in previous years, has been reportedly fueled by errors including mismatching signatures and incorrect birth dates, indicators of potential fraud.
This comes on the heels of the county Board of Elections recording a unusual spike in Democratic absentee ballot application last week. Within a six day period from Oct. 14 to 19, Democrat absentee ballot applications to the county increased by 67 percent as compared to Republican applications, a spike that occurred nowhere else in the state.
Applications had been running essentially even between the parties up to that point. On Oct. 14, both parties’ ballot applications tallied roughly 3,000 each, but by Oct. 19, Democrats recorded 5,082 applications to Republicans’ 3,678.
Patricia Poprik, vice chairman of the local Republican Party, has been monitoring the return of applications and spoke with Battle ‘10 about the controversy. Poprik spoke of witnessing identical, pre-labelled envelopes returned with applications, some dated months prior, and voiced her fear about the lack of transparency behind the fictitious Democrat “Voter Assistance Office.”
“We know some were held, and some were signed in August,” Poprik told Battle ‘10.“The biggest question is: whether they [the applications, both Democrat and Republican] were all sent back to the county.”
“Why do the [Democrats] pre-screen them?” asked Poprik.“If they really wanted to help the voter, why don’t they just put the return address of the courthouse [and] let the ballot go there? Why do they have to get in the middle and check it out?”
#2 Oct 27, 2010
That the letters instruct applications be returned to the Democratic Party via the Murphy-campaign manager controlled post office box, rather than directly to the county Board of Elections office, is a core aspect of the ongoing controversy.
The 8th congressional district is viewed as a bellwether race. Patrick Murphy is seen as a rising star in his party, and as a recent appointee to the powerful appropriations committee, his loss would be a significant blow for Democrats.
And in a congressional district that Murphy won by only 1,518 votes in 2006 — less than two percent of the vote out of nearly 300,000 cast — this controversy is one his campaign call ill afford even as his challenger, Mike Fitzpatrick, is running in a dead heat or slightly ahead, depending on the polls.
News of an unusual influx of thousands of Democrat ballot requests, coming on the heels of revelations about the fictitious ”Voter Assistance Office,” along with today’s latest finding that Patrick Murphy’s campaign manager was apparently directly involved, creates a political situation at best uncomfortable and at worst explosive for the embattled incumbent
#3 Oct 27, 2010
Earlier today, Battle ‘10 reported on the continuing absentee ballot scandal in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, home to the 8th district congressional race. The race is widely seen as a bellwether, with Rep. Patrick Murphy a member of the appropriations committee.
New reports are emerging that could spell trouble for Patrick Murphy’s campaign after it was revealed that his campaign manager controlled a post office box where voters were being instructed to send their absentee ballots. The ballots were then re-mailed to the county Board of Elections.
A letter from a fictitious agency, the “Pennsylvania Voter Assistance Office,” was sent to an unknown number of residents across the 8th district in southeastern Pennsylvania warning them that their ability to voter could be jeopardized unless they returned an enclosed absentee ballot in a pre-paid envelope that went to a private post office box in Bristol, Pa.
At issue is whether Rep. Patrick Murphy was directly involved, and whether absentee ballots were tampered with or discarded as they were proceeded through the post office box maintained by Tim Persico, his campaign manager.
John Cordisco, the chairman of the Bucks County Democratic Party, told a local newspaper today that the local party had no connection to the alleged fraud, saying,“if there was voter registration fraud, it was being done outside the [local] Democratic organization.”
The local Republican Party is alleging voter fraud after more than 600 ballots were thrown out this week for “defects” like incorrect birthdays and mis-matching signatures. The county district attorney is investigating allegations of fraud from multiple citizens who have signed sworn affidavits.
Last week, there was a sudden 67 percent increase in Democrat absentee ballots, many sent in identical, pre-labeled envelopes, according to Pat Poprik, vice chair of the Bucks County Republican Party. Some were dated as far back as August, indicating that they had been held by a third party:
Six Bucks County residents provided affidavits included in the petition in which they describe encounters with campaign workers who instructed them to complete absentee ballot applications when they did not plan to be out of town for the election or to sign the names of family members to obtain ballots for them.
One woman said that she received the Pennsylvania Voter Assistance Office letters and discarded them.“Nonetheless an absentee ballot was submitted in her name,” the petition says.
At the heart of the controversy is the unusual practice of a party not only soliciting absentee voters, but specifically directing that ballots be returned to the party — rather than directly to the board of elections.
While Democratic operative insist there was no wrongdoing, the mere fact that the ballots were directed to their private post office box before being received by the county raises a cloud of suspicion over the motive for receiving and holding the ballots.
In other words, local Democrats with the Murphy campaign are asking for trust in their word alone that no ballots were discarded or manipulated. Pat Poprik describes the story in greater detail in the Battle ‘10 video below.
Mike Fitzpatrick, Murphy’s challenger and erstwhile congressman, will be speaking with the press this afternoon. Mike Barley, communications director of the Pennsylvania Republican Party, spoke with Fox News this afternoon.
#4 Oct 27, 2010
Sounds like Rovian Ratf**king to me.
#5 Oct 27, 2010
thats not all there has been problems in nevada with machines already voting for harry reid..it's being taken care of though..the SEIU is looking into the matter they'll get to the bottom of it
#6 Oct 27, 2010
Rove kicked your ass for 8 years you old fool.
He teabagged you. How did it taste?? It's about to happen again...
#8 Oct 27, 2010
It's like terrorism. No matter how many defenses you put in place, democrats will find a way to cheat.
It's no mystery why they oppose any requirement that a voter produce identification before voting. It's also clear why they defy immigration laws.
#9 Oct 27, 2010
I have been worried about this for a while now...why do you think they have been trying so hard to get illegals "legalized" so they can vote and keep these clowns in office.
Their vote of no confidence is coming next Tuesday! I just really hope that they don't tie up EVERY single election in court for months on end trying to save their majorities...
#10 Oct 27, 2010
If the democrat agenda was so damn popular, why do they always have to break laws to win elections. Marxists lie and cheat to acieve their means. As once proud Democrat Party member Joseph Stalin once said " It's not who votes that counts, but rather who counts the votes" Thank God he is now a rotted corpse and soon to be joined by many in his corrupt demonic party.
#11 Oct 27, 2010
How many voters live in bucks county? 5? bwahahahaha!
#12 Oct 28, 2010
It is time to send this liar home Murphy's office has lied to me several times. Murphy is a Pelosi puppet; time to cut his strings and send someone to bring "real change" to goverment. Murphy LIES like Obama and Pelosi. Send them all home now!
#13 Oct 28, 2010
And we kicked yours in '08 like behind the woodshed with a hickory stck! can you sit down yet? hee hee
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