Rigged Election? Voting in America
Rigged? Yeah, afraid so. This article was originally written during the 2012 presidential election cycle. So much has happened since then. And the corruption witnessed during 2012 made it clear that both parties are corrupt at the top. Other sources have shown that voting itself may be a useless activity simply because electronic voting machines are vulnerable to hacking and the corporations who manufacture them are part of the Corporate Party problem. I love my country and fellow citizens. I love my fellow humans, but voting is not going to solve anything. When the votes are counted by corrupt people, any political effort is like attempting to move a mountain with a light breeze. So, if we need solutions, we need to find them elsewhere.
- 2012:0319 — Recent media coverage has prompted me to update this. See "Media Updates," below.
- 2012:0324 — A recent YouTube video shows how easy it is in Minnesota to commit voter fraud. Ouch! See new, "Ease of Voter Fraud" section, below.
- 2012:0326 — Two new YouTube videos show how GOP leadership in two states (Missouri and Georgia) are ignoring the rules and the law to decide, without voter input, who the delegates should be. See new, "GOP Voter Fraud" section, below.
- 2012:0405 — Another YouTube video includes an interview with Edward True who discovered a major discrepancy in his precinct's votes and had the guts to stand up to the state GOP leaders who wanted to hide the problem. See the end of the section, "America's Problems."
- 2012:0911 — Two recent videos about the shenanigans at both Republicrat and Demopublican Conventions. At both of these events, the rules of order were not followed. Instead of votes by the assembly, it was rule by script. Oh, how far America has fallen. The Republic had fallen into the disdainful ruse of "Democracy," but even that lie has been subverted. Look for the section, Party Convention Madness.
- 2016:0221 — Updated the introduction to this article.
Is it possible? Could it happen? Has it already happened? Remember the hanging chads in Florida? Why all the confusion? If we can send a man to the Moon, why not hold an election without such incredible hiccups? Has voting in America resulted in any rigged elections? While individual voting fraud appears to be rare according to election officials, could the system itself be fraudulent?
Watchdog agencies are crying "foul" over the recent elections in Russia. Election fraud and tampering.
People are protesting and foreign observers were sounding alarms.
Russia's vote monitor (Golos) said in a recent statement, "The Russian elections were neither free nor fair and were not in line with the demands of Russian law and international electoral standards."
The international Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) noted procedural irregularities in almost one-third of the polling stations.
If irregularities are occurring in Russia, could it be Vladimir Putin behind them, or could it be someone in the West pulling strings? It wouldn't be the first time that the West attempted to influence the direction of Russian politics.
A chilling portrait of electoral vulnerability by a member of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board.
Election fraud in America? Impossible?
One Iowa caucus worker, Edward L. True, posted an affidavit online when he found irregularities in his precinct—irregularities that the higher-ups said would be handled, but weren't. Oops!
Shortly after the caucus results pointed to Romney as the winner by a small handful of votes, Edward L. True filed a notarized statement claiming Santorum is the real winner and that there was an error in the caucus results from Appanoose County. The video below includes an interview with Mr. True about this discrepancy.
According to True, the number of votes Romney received from Washington Wells Precinct were inflated by 20 when recorded by the state GOP.
True, who said he hopes the discrepancy is a simple mistake, reportedly helped count the votes and kept a record of the outcome to post to Ron Paul Facebook pages. He said he noticed the error when he looked at the state GOP website.
See the actual affidavit at:
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Check out the Washington state caucus at,
Check out Thurston County which includes Olympia.
Washington State Results
One YouTube video shows votes being tallied in Thurston County (southwest of Seattle) with an overwhelming majority for Ron Paul.
According to the final results, Romney beat Paul 485 to 317 votes. The video tally is only a partial and early count, so things could well have changed after that with a late rush for Romney.
But with everything else that's happening, one starts to wonder.
(Regrettably, the video is no longer available—2012:0319.)
Check out the Iowa caucus map at,
http://iowacaucus.com/results/ [link no longer active]
Iowa caucus results in some counties show razor-thin margins between the top two, like Santorum 3 points ahead of Paul in Wapello County (Southeast Iowa).
Iowa Revisited and New Hampshire Results
Michael Rivero, in a recent YouTube video makes several claims regarding voting irregularities (see video, below).
According to Rivero, New Hampshire waived the requirement to show ID and was subsequently caught handing out ballots in the names of dead people. Again, oops!
In Iowa, the results from 8 precincts have gone missing. Investigations into what happened turned up mistakes in 131 precincts—as much as 50 votes in a single precinct—potentially thousands of votes missing.
In some counties Santorum beat Ron Paul by a handful of votes—2, 3, 10, 15, 16, 17, 21, 26, 28, 35... individual votes. That's a razor thin margin for there to be discrepancies in 131 precincts! If a county was won by Santorum by 2 votes, and votes were inflated by election workers or officials, they would not have had to inflate them by much. And, as Edward L. True found, his precinct of his county had Romney's numbers inflated by 20. Makes me wonder who really won.
Check it out for yourself at http://iowacaucus.com/results/.
Did the Republican leadership really decide to split Iowa between Romney (25%) and Santorum (25%), excluding Ron Paul (21%)? Very curious, indeed.
Did Bush really win Florida with all those hanging chads?
Several commenters on a late February blog gave anecdotal evidence of Ron Paul support in Michigan. While not scientific or thorough, these statements make one wonder if voting irregularities might exist in Michigan, too.
"I live in Michigan. The only signs in people’s yards are signs for Ron Paul. At the local Republican Meetings the majority of the members are Ron Paul supporters. Mainstream media is owned and run by the ultra wealthy, and stand to gain nothing when Ron Paul is elected. At Central Michigan University, over 2,000 people showed up, CMU only holds about 1,200 people...." CC, February 27th, 2012, 12:34 am
"CC in Michigan is absolutely right—the only support signs out are for Ron Paul. People from all walks of life are supporting him. The amount of people I know who are supporting anyone else is 0. I have at least 25 close friends who are voting for him tomorrow and each of them have the same. Add it up. If he does not win in Michigan it is absolutely rigged. People from other countries are chiming in and expressing the importance of electing Ron Paul. This is our only hope to save the free America! My husband is Jack Roush Jr. of Roush Industries and we support and endorse RON PAUL! Get out and make your vote count for freedom! I will write him in even if he is not elected. I can not in good faith vote for anyone but the best man." Laura Roush, February 27th, 2012, 8:18 am
"I live in west michigan. Only Ron Paul signs around here. And when I talk to people, Ron Paul is who they will be voting for tomorrow, the vast majority anyway. The polls are not accurate, and I feed [feel?] neither will be the vote count." Curtis, February 27th, 2012, 10:04 pm
It's quite possible that non-Ron Paul supporters simply do not post signs in their yards. And it's also possible that birds-of-a-feather flock together, making their observations of friends and family a limiting view of voter cross-section.
Mainstream Media (MSM)
If you owned a newspaper and the guy running for president was going to cost you millions, would you bias the news against him? Would you downplay his chances? Would you attempt to protect your business? What if you and your friends owned all of the mainstream media and a presidential candidate was going to cost you trillions of dollars? You see, all tax dollars go to the Federal Reserve—a privately held bank. Imagine that! If you pay your taxes with a check, it comes back with "FRS" stamped on the back—Federal Reserve System. "Federal," but it's not! "Reserve," because it sounds friendly. "System," because it adds an impression of strength and stability. "Bank" is left out, because a central "bank" was unpopular with past presidents and congresses.
December, 2011: "During this time Paul supporters asserted that he was continually ignored by the media despite his significant support, citing examples of where television news shows would fail to mention Paul in discussions of the republican presidential hopefuls even when he was polling second." (Wikipedia)
I've heard it myself. Corporate media continues to paint Ron Paul negatively, using such verbiage as "long-shot," "racist," "lunatic" and "unelectable."
- long shot—only if you buy into their negative assertions.
- racist—Wow! I suppose the media thinks this will work against anyone.
- lunatic—Equally baseless. Name calling is pretty low tactics. Since when is following the law of the land "lunatic?" Like George Orwell's "1984," this must be the Newspeak in action.
- unelectable—Because he's not "pretty" like Romney? Or a silver-tongued devil like Obama? The real truth seems to be that anyone who doesn't tow the agenda of the super rich (bankers, military-industrial complex, etc) is undesirable in their greedy eyes.
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In a Huffington Post article from March 15, 2012, "Rick Santorum, Ron Paul On Track To Get Most Of Iowa's Delegates," we find out that Romney may be left out in the cold, despite his initial, caucus-day "win."
According to the article, "The AP numbers give former Sen. Santorum (R-Pa.) 13 delegates and former Massachusetts Gov. Romney 12. But Iowa Republican operatives scoffed at the AP figure."
One of Iowa's three members of the Republican National Committee, Steve Scheffler, said, "...they don't know what they're talking about."
According to current Iowa caucus tallies, both Santorum and Romney both received about 29,000 votes each, while Paul trailed by only about 3,000 votes (~26,000). But delegates are not tied to the "straw poll" vote in the caucus. In essence, the caucus voting was more fluff and hot air than meat and substance. It's the delegates that count.
So, what was the Associated Press thinking? Ron Paul gets 31% of the vote and gets zero delegates? Media bias? Santorum and Romney each get 34.5% and edge Paul out? Could it be that either AP isn't that bright, or they have a not-so-hidden agenda in erasing the appearance that Paul has a chance? It will be interesting to see how this drama continues to play out in the media.
More Problems in America
Libya's Gaddafi may not have been the most pleasant individual in the world, but he was far from a Saddam Hussein. More importantly, he was about to launch his own national currency based upon gold. And he was going to spread his idea throughout Africa. You can bet the Rothschild bankers were not pleased with this.
How much does it cost to hire some mercenaries to pretend to be a Libyan liberation movement? And does it cost anything to coax America to flex its muscle and to attack Libya? Actually, it makes you more money, because one of your subsidiaries makes the weapons used by the US military.
Does anyone else think it's insane that America is racking up tons of debt and accelerating toward fiscal oblivion? Why are we doing it? And do you buy the hype coming out of Washington?
The real reason why America would be racking up skyrocketing debt is because a very influential few are getting even more filthy rich off of debt. Who? The owners of the Federal Reserve "private" bank, that's who.
If America was an individual, they might be thrown in jail for the kinds of reckless fiscal shenanigans in which they've been involved.
Imagine making $120,000 per year, spending $350,000 per year, holding a debt of $15,000,000, and paying down that debt at $20,000 per year. What's the minimum monthly payment on your credit card? If you owned $15,000,000, your monthly minimum payment would be more like $300,000 and the yearly payments would be more like $3,600,000 (instead of a paltry $20,000). Why this level of fiscal insanity?
This insanity persists, because someone is making money off of all that public debt. Someone is getting criminally filthy rich on the backs of all Americans and jeopardizing the future security of the nation. They don't care about the nation or its lowly citizens. They don't care who they hurt or destroy. If we get rid of the Federal Reserve, we hit them in their pocketbook.
The last two times we shrugged off the yoke of a central bank (early 1800's), we had big problems stirred up as a result. The agents of the bankers are very convincing about the supposed need of their central bank. The bankers really do want us to become attached to their parasite. They start wars over such things. Could they have been behind the presidential assassinations? Where that much money and that much disregard for human life are involved, why not? The man who attempted to assassinate President Andrew Jackson made it clear that he thought money would be far more abundant with Jackson out of the way. You see, Jackson vowed to foil the European bankers in their attempt to have America stay hooked up to their central bank.
Let's be clear. Being super-rich is not in and of itself bad. It's what you do with that prosperity and power that defines you. If you help the needy anonymously and build institutions which help humanity rather than milk humanity through pain and suffering, then you could be viewed as a good person. If instead, you flaunt your donations and create organizations which do great harm to humanity all for selfish benefit, then you are more likely evil incarnate.
Ron Paul wants to change all that. He wants to have America regain its sanity and return to its roots—the Constitution. There's a whole lot of sanity there at which the super-rich have been chipping away.
Balance the budget, eliminate the Fed, eliminate income tax, maintain social security until we can find a better solution, no more war mongering—these are all good things.
Who is Going to Win the Presidential Election in 2012?
If elections are being rigged, can such rigging persist if support is overwhelmingly in favor of an undesirable candidate? And I say "undesirable" to the powers that be who might be behind the supposed rigging. I think Ron Paul still has a good shot at it if people would stop listening to the naysayers and simply vote their conscience. But that conscience needs to be aware of the current dangers and not swayed by any normalcy bias that tempts them to think that everything is hunky dory.
My conscience says to vote for someone who has a solid background (not a flip-flop record). Vote for someone who wants real change for America to pull back from the brink of oblivion. Yes, oblivion! If I saw someone on the kind of spending spree America is on, I would speak up and tell them to stop their madness. If I saw someone bullying others and taking over their property illegally, I'd call the cops. But who are we going to call in on America and its recklessness. Ron Paul, that's who—him and the constitution.
Ron Paul is going to win in 2012, or we may not have an America a decade from now. I'm not sorry to be so alarmist. The alarm needs to be sounded, loud and clear.
The Ease of Voter Fraud in Minnesota
Ease of Voter Fraud
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In the above video, "Registering Tim Tebow and Tom Brady to Vote in Minnesota," we see just how easy it is to commit multiple instances of voting fraud in that state.
And they investigate and prosecute after the fact. But what if the name, SSN, address, etc. are all fake, then who do they prosecute?
And if the election is over and a president has been chosen, they're not going to re-do the election. Just like the WMD's in Iraq. Oops! We're already here, so no turning back. Where's the logic in that? If a president gets elected by a thin margin and the number of fraudulent votes are larger than that margin, then I guess we're all up the creek without a paddle.
If you're driving along and argue with your wife that you are headed in the right direction, but find yourself going over a cliff, would you say, "Oops! We're already committed, so no turning back?" There are a few of the very powerful who might hope for just that kind of blindness. Look what happened in Iraq. Look what happened when the Patriot Act eroded our liberties. Look what happened when last January's NDAA (2012) was signed into law by the silver-tongued devil himself.
Incredible Loophole You Could Drive a Truck Through
Rockefellers and their chums are making trillions of dollars off of their private "Federal Reserve" bank. Do you think they might want to protect that cash cow parasite? Of course they would. They don't want Dr. Ron Paul to become president and pull the plug on that money-making venture. How much would it cost to have forms printed up for all 50 states. How much would it cost to have a group of overseas workers fill in the forms from a computer-generated list of fake names, duplicate SSNs, and real (somebody else's) addresses?
For someone for whom $100/month is adequate to take care of their family, if they receive $1000 for a month's work, they would be thrilled to fill out some pesky papers. Look at all of the people working online doing "gray" employment work -- like spun articles (garbage writing for the explicit purpose of boosting SEO ratings). I did this for awhile, until I realized the overall implications.
If one person can fill out one set of forms in 10 minutes, then they could produce more than a thousand applications a month. And they would be thrilled to do the work.
If you have a thousand people produce filled-out forms for 3 months, you have 3 million fake votes. How much would it cost? $3 million! That's nothing to someone who makes trillions.
By comparison, how much would you be out if you spent the same proportional amount of your income? Imagine you make $100,000 per year. You might end up paying $0.10 (one thin dime) of your gross income for your batch of voter fraud—less than pocket change to sway an election.
When the names are investigated, no one is arrested because the necessary safeguards (proper identification) were not in place.
GOP Voter Fraud
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Below are two videos which show how brazenly GOP party leaders have become in deciding for us poor voters the way things should be. Ignoring the rules, the votes and the law, they've become increasingly more outrageous to ensure that the "proper" candidate gets the nomination. What has America come to? Home of the cowards? Land of the puppets and liars? We need to do something (peaceful) about this!
First Video — St. Charles, MO
In St. Charles, Missouri, delegate selection attendees attempted to hold their own selection process in the school parking lot after the previous meeting had been co-opted without attendee votes and against the protests of nearly everyone in attendance. The temporary chairman walked out without the required 2/3 vote for adjournment.
Police arrested the new acting chairman in the parking lot. But on what charge? Only later did he find out. Trespassing! The GOP had previously arranged to use the high school and by party rules this majority of attendees were acting by the rules regarding the chair walking out (vacating).
If the leader of this group of attendees was arrested for trespassing (which was a false arrest), then why weren't the other attendees arrested? Obviously, someone in the GOP is doing everything illegal thing they can to control the process.
Second Video — Athens, Clarke County, GA
The chairman reads a list of nominations and accepts the list after a quick voice vote. People from the audience yell "no" and "division" because they reject the acceptance. By Roberts Rules of Order, "division" means a more precise count of votes. But the chairman rejects this rule and rejects the voters and their attempt to clarify the vote and ends the meeting.
Members of the caucus have their own meeting and this time follow the rules and send their results to the GOP state headquarters. And they've contacted a lawyer to make it stick. Apparently, a similar thing happened in Fulton and Carroll Counties.
Party Convention Madness
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Don't be fooled like the Germans 80 years ago. Wake up and look at the patterns of our government actions. Eleven years ago, on 9/11, someone in government and/or in the private sector (power elite), created their own "Reichstag fire" and blamed it on Al Qaeda. That led to trashing the Constitution (just like the Nazis did). And that led to wars to "protect" Homeland Security, just as with Hitler and his movement.
The videos below show how our political system has degraded to the point that the two main conventions have been reduced to a sham. Voting no longer matters. Both parties no longer follow their own rules or Roberts Rules of Order. The "nays" can be overwhelming, but still the "ayes" will have it because it's in the script.
The Corporate Party keeps the illusion of choice alive. But why? So, the ones behind the scenes can finish dismantling America. A New World Order cannot exist with sovereign nation states.
What Can We Do?
Go with the attitude of turning the other cheek. Go not in righteous indignation for there is nothing righteous about such attitude. Go as a teacher and with love. Teach them that they may see their crimes and be ashamed. Use the old writer's maxim: show, don't tell. And if you understand, imply, don't show. The power of implication is to befuddle the dim and enlighten the bright. Even the GOP can be saved from itself and America from herself.