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Monday, December 3, 2012

Congress urged: Investigate vote fraud now!

Does America still have free, fair and accurate elections?

GOP poll inspectors illegally removed from voting locations.

More than 100 percent of registered voters turning out to vote.
Computers reverting to a default Obama vote, regardless of whom the voter selects.
Absentee ballots counted while neutral observers are blocked from supervising.
Military ballots not delivered on time to active-duty servicemen and women around the world.
Illegal campaign contributions, deceased and illegal-alien voters, “lost ballots” and intimidation at the polls.
It’s enough to make voters ask: Does America still have free, fair and accurate elections?
After witnessing a flood of reports detailing incidents of likely vote fraud and abuse this election, WND has launched a petition urging Congress to open an independent and comprehensive investigation.
Sign WND’s petition urging Congress to investigate fraud and abuse in America’s election system!
As WND reported, the “battleground” states seemed to initially be pulling toward Romney. But then the reports of voting irregularities started leaking out, then gushing out – like the 59 different Philadelphia voting divisions in which Mitt Romney received zero votes compared to Obama’s 19,605. And the Cleveland precinct in which Obama beat Romney 542 to 0. (In fact, Romney received zero votes in nine Cleveland precincts.) And in one Ohio county – widely considered ground zero for the election – Obama received 106,258 votes from 98,213 eligible voters – an impossible 108 percent of the vote.
And that was just the beginning.
WND compiled a long list of reports documenting voting irregularities and apparent fraud during the 2012 presidential tabulation.
A poll watcher told WND up to 10 percent of the ballots cast at a polling station in Pennsylvania reverted to a default, which gave Barack Obama a vote no matter who the voter had selected. The incident took place in the state where officials claimed Obama got a total of 19,605 votes in 59 voting divisions to zero for Mitt Romney and not far from the 100 precincts in Ohio where Obama got 99 percent of the vote, a feat not even achieved by Third-World dictators. It was in Upper Macungie Township, near Allentown, Pa., where an auditor, Robert Ashcroft, was dispatched by Republicans to monitor the vote on Election Day. He said the software he observed would “change the selection back to default – to Obama.”
Chicago elections worker Steve Pickrum told WND as an equipment manager for the elections system, he was called when a voting machine malfunctioned. “On early voting when I did work on the floor when voters needed help using the equipment, I was able to see the preference of the voter, and every time that I saw [a] voter voted for Romney a ‘voter save failure’ message came up on the screen,’” he reported.
Then when he went on Election Day to vote himself, he picked Romney and experienced the same error message. He reported he never experienced the error message when the voter was choosing Barack Obama.
Another poll worker, this one assigned at the University of Michigan, reported to WND a list of irregularities, including that the precinct captain told her at one point, “You go sit down, you are bothering me,” when she was trying to observe the proceedings.
“I was only standing there and looking at voter documents,” she told WND. “It was clear that what bothered him was my very presence.”
And in Florida, the Sun Sentinel reported that election workers a week after the election said they found 963 unaccounted-for ballots – in a warehouse.
Meanwhile, the Department of Justice under Attorney General Eric Holder has refused to prosecute the most egregious case of voter intimidation in modern times, that of club-wielding New Black Panther Party members in camouflage fatigues standing in front of the door of a Philadelphia polling place in 2008.
The Justice Department has insisted on legally challenging states that have attempted to institute basic voter-ID laws to assure fair and accurate elections by verifying the identity of those voting.
Just before the election, a WND investigation proved Obama’s presidential re-election campaign repeatedly accepted illegal foreign donations – specifically, credit card donations made from a foreign (Pakistani) IP address and proxy server in the name of “Osama bin Laden.” WND’s complaint is now being probed by the Federal Elections Commission.
For these reasons, WND’s petition states:
We, the undersigned, strongly request that Congress immediately undertake a full and impartial investigation into the multiplicity of issues serving to degrade America’s historically free and fair election system, thereby dangerously eroding citizens’ belief their vote counts and that elections are meaningful. Should the widespread belief that our elections are corrupt (as in some Third World nations) ever take hold in America, chaos and anarchy will undoubtedly follow. Therefore, it is of the very highest importance that Congress take the necessary steps to assure that America’s elections are accurate and fair, and without even a hint of fraud or corruption.

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