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Is voter fraud being committed in Ohio? (Columbus Somalis)

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Cleavon Little

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#1 Oct 27, 2012
By: Sara Marie Brenner
10/26/2012 09:25 PM

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COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two volunteer poll workers at an Ohio voting station told Human Events that they observed van loads of Ohio residents born in Somalia — the state is home to the second-largest Somali population in the United States — being driven to the voting station and guided by Democratic interpreters on the voting process. No Republican interpreters were present, according to these volunteers.

While it’s not unusual for get-out-the-vote groups to help voters get to the polls, the volunteers who talked to Human Events observed a number of troubling and questionable activities.

A source, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a volunteer outside the Morse Road polling center. She has witnessed Somalis who cannot speak English come to the polling center. They are brought in groups, by van or bus. The Democrats hand them a slate card and say,“vote Brown all the way down.” Given that Sherrod Brown is the incumbent Democrat Senator in Ohio, one can assume that this is the reference.

Non-English speaking voters may use an interpreter. The interpreters are permitted by law to interpret for the individual voting; however, they are forbidden from influencing their vote in any way. Another source who also wishes to remain anonymous has seen Democrat interpreters show the non-English speaking Somalis how to vote the Democrat slate that they were handed outside. According to this second source, there are not any Republican Somali interpreters available.

The logical follow-up question is whether a non-English speaking person is an American citizen. Although Republican leadership in Ohio passed a voting reform law, it was repealed by the legislature itself after the Democrats threatened a referendum. According to the Ohio Secretary of State’s web site, someone wanting to vote early in Ohio must supply one of the following in writing on the absentee ballot form, whether voting early by mail or in person: an Ohio driver’s license number; the last four digits of the social security number; or a copy of a current and valid photo identification, military identification, or a current — within the last 12 months — utility bill, including cell phone bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the person’s name and address in addition to the voter registration acknowledgement.

The voter is not required to show the driver’s license or social security card, but must merely write it on the absentee ballot request form. While the individual would be required to show a utility bill, bank statement or other printed document if he or she chooses that option, this is in lieu of writing the driver’s license or social security number. Therefore, the information cannot be checked against the Bureau of Motor Vehicles or other state databases. Essentially, a person is asked to check a box stating that they are a citizen, and the poll worker is to trust that they are the person who is listed on the item being shown or the information being written. In other words, someone can be an illegal resident of the state of Ohio and the United States, get an apartment, turn on the heat, bring in the Columbia Gas bill, register to vote by the deadline, and vote by showing that same bill. There is then no verification that this individual is a citizen of the United States.

Cleavon Little

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#2 Oct 27, 2012
Matt McClellan, the press secretary for Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, explained,“There is a process to challenge a voter’s eligibility. The point in time for a challenge to be brought ended mid October. A poll worker could challenge a voter if they had questions as to whether or not a voter was registered or eligible to vote.” However, if the poll worker does not raise the issue at the time the voting occurs, that person’s vote will otherwise be counted on election day along with everyone else’s vote. McClellan was not aware of any reports of irregularities at the Morse Road voting place in Franklin County.

Two phone calls and a text message to the Public Information Office at the Franklin County Board of Elections were not returned.

According to the Somali Community Association of Ohio’s web site, over 45,000 Somalis live in Ohio. Only 40 percent have become citizens of the United States, and only 25 percent speak English well enough to get a job.

The second source mentioned has seen voter intimidation at this same voting place. A Mitt Romney bus stopped near the voting center, approximately 30 Democrats who were outside handing out the slate cards rushed over to the bus. They yelled at the bus, and swarmed around its door when anyone attempted to exit the bus. This, from the “tolerant left.”

All elements of this story are still developing and will be updated as new information is uncovered. Stay tuned.

Sara Marie Brenner, a special correspondent for Human Events, is a member of the Powell, Ohio City Council and blogs about politics at the Brenner Brief.
http://www.humanevents.com/2012/10/26/is-vote...
Enzyte Bob

Blacklick, OH

#3 Oct 27, 2012
I highly doubt our local officials are actively engaging in fraud.

If you knew people down at the county courthouse, you would realize that for all intents and purposes, it is a club. There are some exceptions, but for the most part it is a big club.

I can give you one example of a Democrat who worked for a Democrat officeholder. They had to find a new place for this person after this person's boss lost his job. She works for a Republican office-holder.

They won't let politics get in the way of their gravy train. Nobody down there is going to fall on their sword for Barry Obama.
Spookstillhere f trolls

Taylor, MI

#4 Oct 27, 2012
Enzyte Bob wrote:
I highly doubt our local officials are actively engaging in fraud.
If you knew people down at the county courthouse, you would realize that for all intents and purposes, it is a club. There are some exceptions, but for the most part it is a big club.
I can give you one example of a Democrat who worked for a Democrat officeholder. They had to find a new place for this person after this person's boss lost his job. She works for a Republican office-holder.
They won't let politics get in the way of their gravy train. Nobody down there is going to fall on their sword for Barry Obama.
I bet not one employee at the board of elections speaks skinny. So they have no idea what the clicks and grunts coming from thos walking piles of sh*t mean so rather than stir up trouble and have the R.I.N.O. and Democrat higher ups come down on them they just nod and let the steaming pile of sh*t register and vote.
Spookstillhere f trolls

Taylor, MI

#6 Oct 27, 2012
yeah baby wrote:
I guess that they're declaring which side they're on in the upcoming civil war.
I don't care which side they claim to be on. When a civil war breaks out again skinnys are fair game. Only good skinny is a dead skinny.

“Don't trust the internet!”

Since: Jan 12

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#7 Oct 27, 2012
Just did some checking. A person who is unable to read may be assisted by a person of their choice (who is not a candidate, or their employer) to read the ballot to them--or may be assisted by two poll workers, one from each major party.

The only specifics regarding language pertained to the requirement to provide a translated ballot if a percentage (I believe it was > 5% of the electorate) use that as their primary language. I found Spanish materials online, but none in Somali.

And for the record, some folks who post here are embarrassingly crude and ignorant.

But still entitled to vote.

“Don't trust the internet!”

Since: Jan 12

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#8 Oct 27, 2012
Plunderbund offered coverage of this:

Did you know hundreds of illegal Muslim Somali immigrants are being bused to the polls by Franklin County Democrats who have a secret plan to reelect President Obama through the use of specially trained Somali interpreters and fake voter registrations?

Seriously. It must be true. Some anonymous Republican tipster told Sarah Marie Brenner – Powell City Councilwoman, wife of State Rep Andy Brenner and author of the over-the-top, Right Wing blog Brenner Brief - so why shouldn’t we believe it?

Brenner’s column, published yesterday at Human Events, presents no proof for any of her anonymous tips. Instead, she spins a tale of potential voter fraud among Central Ohio’s flourishing Somali community, which contains at least 18,000 U.S. citizens, simply because some of the voters requested help from an interpreter to follow the all-English and often confusing voting instructions.

Again, Brenner has no evidence or even logical proof that any non-citizen is voting, she simply presents this scary scenario showing how easy it would be for an illegal Somali immigrant to vote in Ohio: All they would have to do is fly 8,000 miles from Somalia to Columbus,“get an apartment, turn on the heat, bring in the Columbia Gas bill, register to vote by the deadline, and vote by showing that same bill” with the help of an interpreter.

Boom! Seven easy steps to Voter Fraud!

We’re used to Ms. Brenner and her special brand of right-wing craziness on Twitter. But this “story” is really over the top.

It’s nothing more than unsupported anonymous tips and conspiracy theories of the worst kind, woven together to tell a story that most certainly is not true. It’s this type of Xenophobic bullshit that gives Brenner and her Tea Party lot their much deserved reputation for ignorant intolerance.

PlunderBund ( http://s.tt/1ra0U )

“Don't trust the internet!”

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#9 Oct 27, 2012
Likely to get crazier the closer we get to the election.

Cleavon Little

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#10 Oct 27, 2012
FKA Reader wrote:
Likely to get crazier the closer we get to the election.
Only you could call Human Events an extremist rag but expect us to regard Plunderbund as legitimate.

“Don't trust the internet!”

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#11 Oct 27, 2012
Brenner also alleges intimidation of Romney supporters at the Morse Road Early voter location. I wonder if she could have been referring to this, also reported by Plunderbund:

Like all early voting polling places in Ohio, Franklin County has clearly marked the zone close to the entrance where no campaigning can occur. At the Morse Rd. location in Columbus, a bright yellow line circles the front door to let campaign workers and party supporters know where they must stop handing out sample ballots or displaying campaign-related signs or other materials.

Around 8:30 this morning a large moving van covered with Mitt Romney signs and conservative slogans (e.g.“DO WHAT’S RIGHT – VOTE PRO-LIFE”) allegedly parked within the no-campaigning zone and refused to leave. According to one Democrat in attendance, the owner of the van (pictured below in the red shirt) began screaming at the elections workers who asked him to move.

According to onlookers, two Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies working at the polling location were also unable to convince the Romney supporter refused to move his van.

“The elections people were being pretty patient with him,” said Chris Courtney, a voter who was in attendance from the beginning of the incident.“I heard one of the sheriffs say they were at a stand off because the person wasn’t going to move and one of the elections supervisors was calling for a tow truck. I thought they were going to arrest the gentleman.”

By the time I arrived, the Romney Supporters were setting up their table behind the yellow line.

PlunderBund ( http://s.tt/1qUj9 )

Cleavon Little

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#12 Oct 27, 2012
Plunderbund = far leftist cyber cat box liner.
Spookstillhere f trolls

Taylor, MI

#14 Oct 27, 2012
yeah baby wrote:
<quoted text>Why do you think FuKheAdReader reads it while steeping her excrement for tea?
If you have not seen the ads this comming Thursday on NBC wcmh channel 4 (004.01 on a digital converter box) they will have a news story on seclusion rooms in Columbus schools. My bet is the schools will have mopped the blood cum and sh^t from the floors and washed the walls before news video.
CCColumbus

Columbus, OH

#15 Oct 28, 2012
We have 45000+ Somalians in central Ohio & THREE Somalian Student Associations. The photo is not what it seems - Google image search. http://www.barenakedislam.com/2012/10/27/ohio...
Tim

Wellington, OH

#16 Oct 28, 2012
The Cuyahoga machine is well known for its fraud, postage paid envelopes for absentee ballots in 2008. Husted kicked 200K voters off of Cuyahoga's rolls last year, they can't be used for fraud, because they are either dead or don't live here because socialism killed the jobs.

It also appears that the street sweeping in Columbus will be quite ugly when it happens.

“Hi-Yo Silver! Away!”

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#17 Oct 28, 2012
Every precinct has a Democrat and Republican poll worker. If the voter doesn't have proper documentation, they will be directed to vote a provisional ballot. If they choose not to do that, that's on them.

More inflammatory BS by George, who apparently has no shame.

Cleavon Little

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#18 Oct 28, 2012
Kemosahbe wrote:
Every precinct has a Democrat and Republican poll worker. If the voter doesn't have proper documentation, they will be directed to vote a provisional ballot. If they choose not to do that, that's on them.
More inflammatory BS by George, who apparently has no shame.
I know it kills you to see these leftist criminals exposed, Sterling.

“Hi-Yo Silver! Away!”

Since: Aug 12

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#19 Oct 28, 2012
Cleavon Little wrote:
<quoted text>I know it kills you to see these leftist criminals exposed, Sterling.
The crimes are only in your mind and those of your fellow travelers.

You really lead a pitiful existence.

Cleavon Little

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#20 Oct 28, 2012
Kemosahbe wrote:
<quoted text>
The crimes are only in your mind and those of your fellow travelers.
You really lead a pitiful existence.
I live in a world of realism and self-evident truths, Sterling. And the truth is, Democrats lie, cheat and steal in any election if possible.

“Hi-Yo Silver! Away!”

Since: Aug 12

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#21 Oct 29, 2012
Cleavon Little wrote:
<quoted text>I live in a world of realism and self-evident truths, Sterling. And the truth is, Democrats lie, cheat and steal in any election if possible.
All delusional paranoids say the same thing.

Hope your strait jacket is comfortable.

Cleavon Little

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#22 Oct 29, 2012
Kemosahbe wrote:
<quoted text>
All delusional paranoids say the same thing.
Hope your strait jacket is comfortable.
After Benghazi, all who serve our country should be paranoid.

After GM, all bondholders should be paranoid.

After Obama's birth control mandate, all people of faith should be paranoid.

After the detainment of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, everyone who cherishes freedom of speech should be paranoid.

After NDAA, every CITIZEN should be paranoid.

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