28 October 2016

Registered Republican arrested for voter fraud in Iowa. & North Carolina Republicans try to stop 100-year-old Grace Bell Hardison from voting & 3 suspected of voter fraud in Polk County 27OKT16

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SO there is some truth to the republican's and donald drumpf's/trump's claims about voter fraud. The problem is it is being committed by republicans!!!!! But that won't stop republicans playing dirty to keep registered voters from voting in N Carolina. From +Daily Kos and the +Des Moines Register .....
Registered Republican arrested for voter fraud in Iowa.
A Des Moines woman has been arrested on suspicion of voting twice this month in the general election, police and court records show.
Terri Lynn Rote, 55, was booked into the Polk County Jail about 3:40 p.m. Thursday on a first-degree election misconduct charge, which is a Class D felony.
Rote, a registered Republican, reportedly cast an early voting ballot at the Polk County Election Office, 120 Second Ave., and another ballot at a county satellite voting location in Des Moines, according to a Des Moines police report.
Rote was one of three voter fraud suspects reported to police Wednesday by the Polk County Auditor's Office.
 North Carolina Republicans try to stop 100-year-old Grace Bell Hardison from voting
North Carolina voter Grace Bell Hardison
A lifetime of residence in North Carolina, a quarter of a century of never missing a vote is not enough of a history for Republicans there, so they tried to keep this voter out of the polls.
Just weeks before early voting began in North Carolina, Grace Bell Hardison, a 100-year-old African-American woman, was informed that her voter registration status was being challenged. If she didn’t appear at a county board of election meeting or return a notarized form she would be removed from the voting rolls.
Hardison has lived in Belhaven, North Carolina, her entire life and voted regularly for the last twenty-four years, including in North Carolina’s presidential primary in March. “The first thing out of her mouth was ‘I can’t vote,’” her nephew Greg Sattherwaite said after she received the letter. “She loves to vote. She will not miss election time.”
Hardison’s registration was challenged by Shane Hubers, a Belhaven Republican, based on a mailing done last year by a candidate for Mayor. Mail that was returned as undeliverable in 2015 became the basis for the challenge list.
That's voter caging, by the way—sending out a mass mailing to get undeliverable addresses, then attempting to strike those voters from the rolls. In this case, the mail was sent to Hardison's house, but she has all her mail delivered to a post office box. Hardison is by no means the only North Carolina voter to be targeted. The challenge list from that mailing included 138 people, 92 of whom (like Hardison) are black and registered Democrats. Hardison's family got in touch with local media, which reported those figures, and shamed Hubers into dropped his challenge. But caging is happening in other North Carolina counties as well.
This is one of the activities that has forced the Republican National Committee to "refrain from undertaking any ballot security activities" by court order since 1981, a consent decree that Democrats petitioned on Wednesday to be renewed for another eight years because of the Trump campaign's call for poll watchers to "stop crooked Hillary from rigging this election." 
The North Carolina GOP isn't under any such decree, so they'll keep going after 100-year-old voters, and everyone else, who they think might just be voting Democratic this year.

3 suspected of voter fraud in Polk County

, chaley@dmreg.com2:45 p.m. CDT October 27, 2016

Three people have tried to vote multiple times in the general election this month in Polk County, according to Des Moines police reports.
The Polk County Auditor's Office reported the cases to police Wednesday, according to the reports.
It's the first time in 12 years that Polk County Auditor Jamie Fitzgerald can remember ever having to report potential voter fraud, he said. The case has been turned over to police for investigation. It's unclear whether criminal charges will be filed.
According to police reports, two of the incidents involved people casting mail-in ballots and also voting in person at one of the county's early voting locations.
Another incident involved a person casting a ballot at the county election office, 120 Second Ave., and another ballot at a satellite voting location in Des Moines.
"I think it shows that our voting system works in Iowa, that we're able to catch it," Fitzgerald said.
"Tensions are running high on both sides" as Election Day approaches, the auditor said, but the cases of double voting could also have been simple mistakes. "That's not for me to decide," he said.
The cases are being investigated by Des Moines police.
Early voting in Polk County started Sept. 29. Election Day is Nov. 8.