Democrats protect illegal voters as though they are a core constituency of the party, and they promote arrangements that facilitate voter fraud as though fraud is a strategic electoral weapon in their armory.
In his latest video (below), James O’Keefe makes the rounds among Democrats and their friends at work on behalf of their causes in Colorado. O’Keefe has posted a partial transcript here. In the video O’Keefe and his colleagues describe how they intend illegally to exploit Colorado law for the good of the cause and meet with friendly encouragement. A representative of one of the organizations supporting Mark Udall even offers him a job. She’s got a good eye for talent.
John Fund is the coauthor with Hans von Spakovsky of a good book on voter fraud and he devoted a column to the new video in “James O’Keefe strikes again.” The column explains the Democratic “reforms” that facilitate the fraud discussed in the video. I think John accurately describes the video as “rais[ing] disturbing questions about ballot integrity in Colorado[.]”
Here are two key paragraphs from the column:
Colorado secretary of state Scott Gessler, along with several county election clerks, have raised warning flags that a new state law that automatically mails a ballot to everyone is an engraved invitation to commit fraud. “Sending ballots to people who did not even ask for them or have moved out of state is asking for trouble” he told me. For example, little can stop someone who collects discarded ballots from trash cans, fills out the ballots, and mails them in. Election workers are supposed to compare signatures on registration records with signed ballots. But if a person has a “witness” who signs the ballot on the witness line, then the signatures do not have to match and the vote is counted.
Secretary of State Gessler had futile arguments with Democratic state legislators last year who insisted on ramming a bill through that mandated Colorado become the only state in the nation with both all-mail balloting and same-day registration. Under same-day registration someone can register to vote online, have a mail ballot sent to them, and never physically show up to register or vote. Other places that use same-day registration treat the vote as a provisional ballot pending verification. Colorado immediately counts the vote and there is no way to separate it out if the person who votes is later found ineligible. “We know people in other states with better integrity safeguards have cheated using the cover of these methods,” Gessler told me. A decade ago, Melody Rose, then a liberal professor at Oregon State University, concluded that state’s vote-by-mail system “brings a perpetual risk of systemic fraud” in elections with razor-thin margins.
Coincidentally, the documentary Rocky Mountain Heist that I wrote about here earlier this week covers the same “reforms.” Michelle talked about the documentary with Megyn Kelly on the Kelly File. TheRightScoop has posted video of the Kelly File segment here.