Two recent stories highlight the reality of voter fraud in our national elections and raise questions about the media’s complicity.
Yes voter fraud happens. It happened in Texas. CBS Dallas/Fort Worth reports,
The family of a woman convicted of voter fraud is speaking out after a Tarrant County jury sentenced her to eight years in prison.
Prosecutors say the reason officials at the elections department in Dallas didn’t stop the voter fraud from happening is because Rosa Ortega claimed she was a citizen on her application.
Now the Tarrant County D.A.’s office is calling for those claims to be verified before handing out registration cards.
Ortega’s attorney said the mother of four will undoubtedly be deported.
“What’s going to happen to the kids? So it’s not fair,” Rosa’s uncle, Felipe Ortega said.
I don’t wish harm on the children, but the responsibility lies with the mother. All parents who have dependent children hurt their life chances when they commit a felony and get sentenced to years in prison.
She shouldn’t have lied and broken the law.
Note, she was only investigated and caught when she let information slip from her own mouth.
White told CBS11, when Ortega tried to register to vote in Tarrant County, she admitted she was not a citizen, so her application was rejected. When she told them she had already been voting in Dallas County, that’s when investigators started looking into her case.
She claimed as her defense that she had a learning disability. The jury wasn’t convinced. But even if that were true, her case proves that there is absolutely nothing preventing voter fraud in Texas!
Prosecutors said whether this case prompts elections officials to verify citizenship is an issue for the legislature. CBS11 asked Dallas elections officials to comment on the case, but they have not gotten back to us.
I doubt Dallas politicians are worried about non-citizens voting. Quite the opposite.
A man is also being prosecuted for voter fraud in Urbana, Illinois. According to the News-Gazette,
An affidavit accompanying the criminal complaint said that authorities were tipped off to Valencia-Sandoval’s real identity last August when the Piatt County sheriff’s office was informed that he had been living under Vasquez’s name for about 11 years. Valencia-Sandoval most recently has worked for an Urbana drywall contractor.
Last month, Valencia-Sandoval was arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas, when he attempted to re-enter the country with a Texas birth certificate and state of Illinois ID card bearing the name of Ramiro Guerrora Vasquez.
During an interview with agents on Jan. 7, Valencia-Sandoval admitted, according to a federal affidavit, that he was not the true owner of the birth certificate and that in March 2005 he had purchased it from Oscar Guerrero-Vasquez — Ramiro Guerrero-Vasquez’s brother — for $50,000.
So, voter fraud does happen.
Listen below about what happened in a New York investigation:
The mainstream media (to the extent that they covered the story at all) treated the voter fraud allegations as fake news. Here’s the argument posted by Crain’s:
Republican National Lawyers Association Vice Chairman Larry Levy claimed in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal last week that the Department of Investigation report about voter fraud in the city found “the problem is real” and that the probe supports allegations of illegal voting by millions of undocumented immigrants.
It did nothing of the sort, said Mark Peters, a Democrat who runs the Department of Investigation (but was not there when the report was done).
“It is a concern when a report we prepared, based on sound investigative steps, is used to support claims that are unsupported by any facts,” Peters said in a statement. “Here, we did not substantiate a single instance of illegal voting. Rather, we found various systemic vulnerabilities including the failure to purge voters from the rolls who had died. However, our report expressly stated that the evidence collected by the investigation was ‘not a finding of actual voter fraud.'”
Nor did the investigation have anything to do with undocumented immigrants, who tend to stay under the radar rather than register at government agencies like the Board of Elections.
The response by Peters, however, is not likely to get anywhere near the attention that Levy’s op-ed did.
No, it won’t because it is a stupid and unconvincing response. The investigation exposed an incredibly vulnerable, criminally negligent system! One that Democrats and the media (sorry to be so redundant) desperately want to protect from scrutiny.