A couple of days ago, I wrote about voting machines in Maryland changing Republican votes to Democratic ones. It turns out that there might be more election fraud being committed in the Old Line State. An election watchdog group called the Virginia Voters Alliance has sued the state of Maryland over alleged non-citizens voting in Frederick County. From Watchdog.org:
The lawsuit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore, asserts that individuals who opted out of jury duty because they were not legal U.S. residents have cast ballots in at least three Maryland elections.
Based on the number of potential unqualified voters identified in Frederick County, up to 7 percent of Maryland’s registered voters could be illegal immigrants, according to estimates.
“Their continued appearance on these lists makes it nearly impossible for Maryland law to prevent these declared noncitizens from casting votes in elections and significantly affecting the integrity and outcomes of overall electoral processes,” said Reagan George, president of the Virginia Voters Alliance, which brought the lawsuit on behalf of four Frederick County residents: John Miller, Virginia Grant, Kathy Troxell and Robert Bogley.
If what the VVA alleges is true, this is a potentially explosive revelation, but it doesn't end there. The PJ Tatler has done some more reporting on the issue, and they believe the illegal voting could be much more widespread than just Frederick County. As they explain:
But because of the way that the non-citizens are able to cast votes in elections, the fraud is likely happening in every single county and subdivision across the state. The group believes that the illegal voting has been happening for years.
The group, Virginia Voters Alliance, says that it compared how voters in Frederick County filled out jury duty statements compared with their voting records. The group’s investigation found that thousands of people in Frederick County who stated that they are not U.S. citizens on jury duty forms went on to cast votes in elections. Either they failed to tell the truth when they were summoned for jury duty, or they cast illegal votes. Both are crimes.
Since Maryland is both a Motor Voter state and on that issues driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, it's relatively easy for a non0citizen to sign up to vote. State Delegate Pat McDonough told the Tatler that this discovery was a "smoking gun" for voter fraud. McDonough isn't just going to stand by. He's taking action:
Del. Pat McDonough (R-Baltimore and Harford Counties) detailed the alleged fraud in a Maryland press conference today. He is calling for a special state prosecutor because the fraud may be taking place statewide, with significant impact on Maryland elections. Maryland currently holds 10 electoral votes in presidential elections. McDonough is also proposing legislation including voter ID to close the loopholes that he says non-citizens are using to cast votes.
In a statement, Del. McDonough says:
There are frequent allegations in America and Maryland about the existence of voter fraud. In the case I am presenting today, there is documentation and a track record. The numbers and facts from the records in Frederick County are the tip of the iceberg. When these numbers are multiplied by including the other subdivisions in Maryland, the potential number is alarming and could change the outcome of a close statewide election.
Why would people deep blue Maryland be trying to commit election fraud? The Governor's race has been tightening recently, so some "insurance" might be needed. The real danger, though, is that fraud like this could sway some of the General Assembly and local races, where a few hundred votes or less might make the difference between a winner and a loser.
And as usual, because they can.
Maryland isn't the only place where non-citizen voting is happening, either. Reports of potential election fraud in North Carolina have been circulating for a week or two now. The state's Board of Elections discovered several beneficiaries of Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals plan on the voter rolls in the state. Depending on the source you read, it's either 145 or 109. Now, James O'Keefe has visited the state and showed up just how something like this could have happened. A member of his Project Veritas Action spoke to members of various campaigns, all Democratic, pretending to be an illegal immigrant who wanted vote. All were willing to aid her in some way or stressed that she would be able to vote. Watch the video yourselves:
With the Senate race in North Carolina in a dead heat, it's important to stay vigilant against these kinds of issues. It's also important for conservatives and Republicans to get out and vote across the nation, but especially in states with close races like North Carolina. We can't let Democrats steal these races right out from under our noses.