Ironic that the GOP is so insistent on eliminating voter fraud via voter ID laws given this. Good thing there’s no way to rig voting machines!

Problematic voter forms have now been found in 10 Florida counties, reported the New York Times Sunday. The forms are linked to Strategic Alliance Consulting, a group that was hired by the state Republican Party to sign up new voters, but was fired last week as reports of suspicious forms first surfaced in numerous Florida counties.

[...] despite Sproul’s checkered past, Mitt Romney’s campaign hired him as a political consultant late last year.

Friedman also noted that the voter form scandal, along with the recent revelation of a video showing a GOP voter registration worker screening out Democrats, is far worse than the claims made against ACORN over fraudulent voter registration in the past.



  1. George says:

    You know the old saying about what is and isn’t news?

    Dog bites man isn’t news. Man bites dog is.

    Same thing here.

    • George says:

      I’ll add one thing.

      In the Summer of 1984 I frequented Charity Hospital in New Orleans, as I was taking a course at Tulane Medical School. One week they held a voter registration drive in the public area near an entrance. I (a white man) was not asked a single time if I was registered to vote, while seemingly every last one of the African Americans walking through the lobby were stopped and prompted to register right then and there.

      The Left doesn’t even try to hide their own hate and discrimination. Obama claims to be everyone’s president, but it is quite clear when he demonizes and threatens the wealth creators in this country, that he in fact hates them and intends to steal from them as much as he can, not because his out-and-out theft will balance a budget, or make things better, but out of spite, hatred, and envy.

      • Cap'nKangaroo says:

        It is not hate and discrimination as many Republican groups will act the same way. They person will inquire who you think you would vote for and if you say Democrat, they will wish you a good day and move on. If you respond Republican, they will ask if you are registered and if not, please fill out the voter registration form.

        What is illegal and wrong (in my opinion) is to discard a completed form because the person indicated registering for the opposing party.

        And then there are non-partisan registration drives that only try to increase the number of registered voters, regardless of party inclination. Think League of Women Voters.

      • bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

        Defined: “Partisan Stoopidity:” Obama demonstrated his spite, envy, and hatred of job creators by a voter registration drive that took place in New Orleans in 1984.

        Makes sense to me…. but only because I have become used to the ranting of my Old Family Friend’s rantings as his disappointments in life turned him to Teabagging.

        Its amazing what these nuts will connect and call it a reason to Hate Obama. Not even believable until you see it a few times.

        Stoopid Hoomans. ((Not a coincidence most of them are White…… Ha, ha.))

  2. Who's fault is it anyway? says:

    Now you see how important it is to deal with voter fraud, wherever it comes comes.

    Maybe it doesn’t make a difference??

    Maybe it’s caused by DEMs frauding as REPUBs frauding as DEMs frauding as…?

    Cyber implants for everyone!!!

  3. Derek says:

    Wait….. 106 out of 2,342,798 voters? Isnt that like .004 percent?

    • Duplo says:

      And I suggest most of the 106 were simply incomplete. Another truly desperate and disingenuous attempt from the left. Look forward to a campaign of more half truths and divisiveness.

      • Cap'nKangaroo says:

        “Mr. Lux said some forms listed dead people..”

        “..Election supervisors said they have come across forms with handwriting that did not match previous registration forms, bogus addresses and other identifiers like driver’s license numbers that appeared to be invalid”

        “Santa Rosa County elections officials found 100 problematic forms out of about 400 turned in by the state Republican Party. Most did not include Social Security numbers. Others had date of births that did not match the names. Some listed fake house numbers.”

        Notice that it was 106 from Palm Beach County alone, 100 out of 400 turned in by GOP in Santa Rosa county.

    • Cap'nKangaroo says:

      Please compare appropriate numbers, 106 suspicious voter registration forms out of X number of voter registration forms submitted this election cycle.

  4. dusanmal says:

    Difference: in Acorn case Dem’s did everything to deny wrong doing and embrace Acorn. In this case, company was fired, publicly and with disdain by Rep’s…

    • Cap'nKangaroo says:

      “The firm appears to be another shell company of Nathan Sproul, a longtime, notorious Republican operative, hired year after year by GOP Presidential campaigns, despite being accused of shredding Democratic voter registration forms in a number of states over several past elections.”

      “The firm is not only tied to the Florida GOP, but also to the Mitt Romney Campaign, which hired Sproul as a political consultant late last year, despite years of fraud allegations against his organizations in multiple states.”

      From the LA Times:
      “Sproul owns another company, Lincoln Strategy Group, that was paid about $70,000 by the Mitt Romney campaign during the primaries to gather signatures. He said he created Strategic Allied Consulting at the request of the Republican National Committee because of the bad publicity stemming from the past allegations. In 2004, there were allegations in states such as Nevada and Oregon that employees of his firm — which had a similar contract with the RNC — registered Democratic voters and then destroyed their forms. (Sproul noted that no criminal charges were ever filed.)

      Strategic Allied was set up at an address in Glen Allen, Va., and Sproul does not show up on the corporate paperwork.

      “In order to be able to do the job that the state parties were hiring us to do, the [RNC] asked us to do it with a different company’s name, so as to not be a distraction from the false information put out in the Internet,” Sproul said.”

  5. NewformatSux says:

    In Washington, when the governor’s race was in a recount, the Democrats went out and contacted voters whose absentee ballots were thrown out. The ones who voted for the Democrat were given affidavits to fill out that their ballot should not be thrown out. The ones who voted for the Republican, they hung up.

    • Cap'nKangaroo says:

      And I’m sure the state GOP was doing the same with their fellow Republicans. This is partisanship but is not illegal.

      • pedro says:

        Who can understand this 12 y.o. priest wanna be kid that posts this kind of stories.

        This would prevent pedophile priests to watch kids and you’re against that? Make up your mind!!

  6. NewformatSux says:

    “If you don’t have a record to run on then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make the election about small things.”

    Obama in 2008

  7. Dallas says:

    Disgusting to see Teapublicans abuse the democratic process with voter fraud. Have they no shame?
    Why do Teapublicans want to cheat the American people out of the most popular candidate for president through fraud and deception?

  8. Cap'nKangaroo says:

    Here is an interesting read about this firm (Sproul & Associates) from 2005.

    http://baltimorechronicle.com/070505Miller-Irmus.shtml

    The roundup is that Sproul & Associates was paid some $8.359 million for the 2004 election. This made them the 8th largest recipient of money from the Republican National Committee for that election. More intriguing is how much of this money was reclassified, reported late, or misreported to 20005.

  9. Captain Obvious says:

    Obviously it’s shocking to see one of the two creaking political parties in the US trying to rig an election. It’s never happened before, right?

  10. orchidcup says:

    Since 1904, voter turnout has never exceeded 66% of registered voters.

    Since 1960, the highest voter turnout was 57.37% of registered voters in the 2008 election.

    That means roughly 40% of registered voters have not voted since before I have been eligible to vote.

    Apparently 40% of voters are convinced their vote is meaningless.

    I am inclined to agree.

  11. bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas says:

    NewformatSux demonstrating his Teapublican preference for shit rather than honesty says:
    9/30/2012 at 6:35 pm

    “If you don’t have a record to run on then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from. You make the election about small things.”

    Obama in 2008 /// And as always,.. no link. But here it is:

    http://uspolitics.about.com/od/speeches/a/obama_accept_5.htm

    Beyond farsical how Rmoney supporters act just as he does with a complete disregard for the truth, and worse, unable to learn that their lies are easy to google and reveal.

    As I thought, Obama was NOT talking about himself, but rather the McCain campaign’s diversion into same sex marriage or immigration.

    Shit for Brains NFS===Shit for Brains. I say this only as someone tired of cleaning my hip boots. Can’t you do any better?

    http://uspolitics.about.com/od/speeches/a/obama_accept_5.htm

  12. dcphill says:

    what a bunch of dunderheads.
    “Vote early, vote often”

  13. DK says:

    Just moved back home to CA and this happened to me in riverside, was told I had to register republican. what a crock of shit, beware registering in a walmart parking lot.

  14. Taxed Enough Already Dude says:

    Seems like the GOP acted responsibly…

    They fired them, only 106 bad ballots.

    Democrats have yet to separate themselves from ACORN which now operates under other names.

    • Captain Obvious says:

      Obviously voters just gotta use gun licenses baby.

      • msbpodcast says:

        I loved that Sarah Silverman YouTube vid.

        Its a great idea, first, you get to vote and
        second, nobody‘s going to give you any shit about it.

    • Cap'nKangaroo says:

      It was 106 registration forms in Palm Beach County alone.

      Another 100 from Santa Rosa County. And at least 8 other Florida counties to go.

  15. rabid monkey says:

    It’s funny how all of these problematic ‘voter rights’ issues originate in Florida. Why are they even part of the contiguous United States. Why even the slightest earthquake would allow the very seas to part this populous state from the rest of the grand land mass we call the great North Continent. In fact I would GLADLY trade Florida if in exchange we could only incorporate Canada. Alaska however…….they can be a part of Russia for all I care. Hawaii can eat the sea. Guam is something I don’t even know about, and I wish I hadn’t. The moon however belongs to the ‘good ‘ol boys’. America…F*** Yeah!
    This message in no way belongs to the ABA (the American Broadcasting Association). It belongs to whomever reads it however. I am going to sue into oblivion whomever shall read these words. I am serial about this stuff. I have a paralegal …er…lawyer at my disposal. He works for peanuts, but then again he is a Chimpanzee, but this little factoid probably won’t stop me from making vague threats….:-)

  16. msbpodcast says:

    The next time I get asked if I’m registered to vote, I will reply “What’s it worth to your party if I am not?

    I don’t believe in parties and I certainly don’t believe in doing anything for nothing.

    If you want my vote, buy it!!!

    • Dallas says:

      My vote is available for $5.00 for the first vote, and then a volume discount every six votes.

  17. NewformatSux says:

    They bought lots of registrations in 2008. Democratic voter registration is down hundreds of thousands in lots of swing states. When you pay money for each voter that a volunteer registers, you have a tendency for the volunteer to make up names. Obama GOTV operations are reporting a very large incidence of going to a residence to talk to a voter and being told that person doesn’t exist.

  18. NewformatSux says:

    Good news, now you can get more than a 30% return on your Obama investment! Go to intrade.com now! 30% in 35 days. Really it’s less than that given the amount of time it takes them to clear your funds, unless you live outside the US and can sign up with credit card immediately.

  19. NewformatSux says:

    On second thought, perhaps this post is what made the Obama support tank. Stories like this spreading on blogs means that liberals see the need to create an excuse for why they lost the election. Anything other than that they had a lousy candidate. Obama blamed the bad economy on ATMs, and now liberals want to say vote fraud cost them the election. Once you posted this, the return on Obama for president bet went from 25% to 35%.

  20. The Monster's Lawyer says:

    Vote early and often.

  21. hmeyers says:

    Who knows …