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Dems Send Voter Registration To Dogs, Dead

From a bemused Associated Press:

Dogs, dead people get election docs from nonprofit

By MIKE BAKER | July 13, 2012

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The voter registration form arrived in the mail last month with some key information already filled in: Rosie Charlston’s name was complete, as was her Seattle address.

Problem is, Rosie was a black lab who died in 1998.

A group called the Voter Participation Center has touted the distribution of some 5 million registration forms in recent weeks, targeting Democratic-leaning voting blocs such as unmarried women, blacks, Latinos and young adults.

As usual, the AP is only telling half the story here. The Voter Participation Center is a radical left Democrat front that has been around for many years under various guises. Information that the AP could have found with a couple of mouse clicks. (More below.)

But residents and election administrators around the country also have reported a series of bizarre and questionable mailings addressed to animals, dead people, noncitizens and people already registered to vote.

Brenda Charlston wasn’t the only person to get documents for her pet: A Virginia man said similar documents arrived for his dead dog, Mozart, while a woman in the state got forms for her cat, Scampers…

The group at the root of the questionable mailings — the Voter Participation Center — acknowledges that the databases it uses to contact possible voters are imperfect because they are developed from commercially collected information. The group also says it expects people who receive misdirected mail to simply throw it away.

Several election officials said they believed the voter registration systems were secure enough to catch people who might improperly submit the misdirected documents.

But administrators in New Mexico, a potential swing state in the 2012 presidential race, warned that ineligible voters who complete the documents could make it onto the rolls.

New Mexico is one of two states in which noncitizens can qualify for a driver’s license by simply proving residency — not necessarily legal residency — and state elections officials have no way of verifying the legal status of those who file registration documents.

Ken Ortiz, the chief of staff at the New Mexico secretary of state’s office, said some noncitizens have contacted the state asking why they received the forms when they’d previously been told that they could not vote.

"We fear that some of these individuals who receive this mailing may feel that they are being encouraged to vote by our office or county government," Ortiz said.

The mailings appear official, arriving in privacy envelopes with the headline "VOTER REGISTRATION DOCUMENTS ENCLOSED." Some information is already completed on the voter registration papers, and recipients also get an envelope to send completed forms to local elections officials

The Voter Participation Center says it is trying to increase participation among minorities, unmarried women and people under the age of 30, with Gardner saying that those groups have historically been underrepresented in the election process

Of course, none of this is accidental.

From Discover The Networks:


A self-identified member of “the progressive civic engagement community,” the Voter Participation Center (VPC) is “dedicated to increasing the participation and amplifying the voices of unmarried women … and other historically underrepresented groups in our democracy.” Those other groups—18-to-29-year-olds and “people of color” (African Americans and Hispanics)—constitute, along with single women, what VPC terms the “Rising American Electorate” (RAE)

Though VPC describes itself as a “nonpartisan organization,” its overriding objective is to increase electoral support for Democrats. Each of its target groups has traditionally been a reliable supporter of the Democratic Party….

VPC opposes voter-identification requirements (e.g., photo ID at the polls) on grounds that they make voting “more complicated and difficult, especially for the RAE, who are not traditionally engaged in the public or political debate.”


VPC’s Vote-By-Mail campaign promotes the increased use of absentee voting by means of mailed ballots. Critics such as the Heritage Foundation, however, point out that such arrangements are highly susceptible to fraud.

Which, of course, is why they do it.

During each election cycle, VPC mails millions of voter-registration applications and vote-by-mail applications to unregistered single women, blacks and Hispanics, and young adults in selected states. In preparation for the November 2012 elections, the Center specifically set a goal of making 30 million contacts (via mailings and other approaches) with RAE citizens and generating 1 million returned voter-registration applications (slightly more than VPC’s 2008 total) as well as 250,000 applications for vote-by-mail ballots

And there is no way of knowing how many of those registrations and absentee votes were actually illegal.

A number of national partners collaborate with VPC in its effort to increase voter-participation among the RAE. These partners include … Project Vote [ACORN], the US Action Education Fund, and the NAACP

Meanwhile, bear in mind that they are also a 501c3 tax exempt ‘charity’ that is prohibited from campaigning for a candidate or political party.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, July 13th, 2012. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Dems Send Voter Registration To Dogs, Dead”

  1. Astravogel says:

    Rosie will join hundreds of thousands across the
    fruited plain who will vote this year, whose only
    handicap will be their temperature, 58 degrees.

  2. Petronius says:

    Will Seamus the dog be allowed to vote? And Ann Romney’s horse?

    Or will they be barred from voting by a discriminatory photo ID requirement?

  3. ilzito guacamolito says:

    VPC = Voter Participation Center
    RAE = Rising American Electorate
    IFS = I feel sick
    ABO = Anybody but Obama

  4. untrainable says:

    My dead dog is smart enough to vote for Romney.
    Romney… at least he’s not a communist…

  5. I don’t see any problem. I’ll vote as ‘Eric Holder’ several times this November…

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