Friday, November 9, 2012

More Vote Fraud

Thank you, wingnuts, for showing us how easy it is to commit vote in these here United States:
Two Republicans in separate states were taken into police custody during the past week for allegedly attempting to test how easy it would be to commit voter fraud.

In Nevada, 56-year-old Roxanne Rubin, a Republican, was arrested on Nov. 2 for allegedly trying to vote twice, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. The newspaper quoted a report by an investigator with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office that said Rubin “was unhappy with the process; specifically in that her identification was not checked.”

Rubin allegedly voted at one polling location in Henderson, Nev. on Oct. 29 and then went to another voting location in Las Vegas to try to vote again. Poll workers told her records indicated she had already voted, but Rubin allegedly told them she hadn’t. A poll worker reportedly overheard Rubin tell another man that she had “signed my name differently, and they did not ask for ID.” She was arrested at the Riviera Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas and charged with a category “D” felony.
So, they were arrested and charged with a crime. And was it was all just a little experiment they came up with all by themselves?:
On Tuesday in New Mexico, a Republican poll watcher was taken into police custody after also apparently trying to test the system. According to the Las Cruces Sun-News, the man voted, then obtained a second provisional ballot and announced he was simply “testing the system to see if people could get away with voting twice.”

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“From what we understand, he was trained by the Republican Party,” Sandoval told TPM. The Grant County Republican Party did not respond to a request for comment. (emphasis mine)
Ah, he was trained by the Republican Party. To do what? Oh, just a little James O'Keefe-style "sting" operation that would clearly show how easy it is to commit voter fraud. But, like all the other half-baked wingnut ideas, this one didn't go exactly to plan. Hopefully these two hapless boobs will tell the authorities exactly who was behind this idiotic stunt.


  1. you know me im you10:45 PM, November 09, 2012

    TTruly sad & depressing the way you tslk about republicans.
    Rude, sir, rude.
    How can our elected officials be expected to have a civil discourse if media folks like you write like this, full of hate, disrespect and worse.
    Shame on you Cloakroom.

  2. Your grasp of basic logic is highly suspect, it appears.