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Congressional candidate Gemma alleges voter fraud linked to Cicilline

  1. Reality Bytes profile image83
    Reality Bytesposted 5 years ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Congressional candidate Anthony Gemma alleged Wednesday that a private investigation has uncovered voter fraud linked to U.S. Rep. David N. Cicilline, his opponent in the upcoming September primary.
    Gemma contends an investigation he initiated by retired state troopers found evidence of people being paid to vote for certain candidates, people voting multiple times at different voting places and people who impersonated other voters.

    http://news.providencejournal.com/break … --115.html

    This is going to alter the conversation concerning voter ID laws!  Kind of tough for the Democratic party to continue to oppose this type of legislation if it turns out that this is true!  Do you think that Mr. Ciccilline will see the inside of a prison for these crimes?

    1. tirelesstraveler profile image79
      tirelesstravelerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I just want voters to show a drivers license to vote.  I have to show picture ID to get a job, go to the doctor, write a check, take money out of my own account, when I get stopped by a policeman, to buy or rent a home, test drive a car, and the list goes on and on.  You can't live in this country without some kind of pictured ID, so why don't most of the blue states require IDs to vote.  (even illegals have IDs)

      1. Reality Bytes profile image83
        Reality Bytesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Voting fraud is a serious crime and should be punished.  The problem I have with voter ID laws is that it will not stop there.  Currently there is absolutely no obligation to have any "papers" on your person, unless you engage in activities which require identification (driving), to participate you must consent to the rules, eventually a stop and ID will be common police procedures.

        This is just another step down the road to absolute tyranny.  I do not believe TPTB give a rats knee about voter ID, their agenda is full implementation of total government control.

        This situation in RI should be investigated, and if true, punishment should be doled out!

        In the past five years I have not once had an ID in my possession, nor have I ever needed one.  I do not want that to change.


    2. Ralph Deeds profile image67
      Ralph Deedsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There has been a history of crooked politics in Rhode Island.

      The History of New England's Mob Bosses
      A Rhode Island legacy of Mafia Dons

      Updated: Monday, 26 Mar 2012, 11:41 AM EDT
      Published : Monday, 24 Nov 2008, 2:24 PM EST

          By Tim White, Target 12 Investigator

      PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) - Editors note: This report first published in 2007 and is periodically updated with new information.

      Ray cut the wheel and started down the way he came. He was on the wrong side of the road and he knew it.

      Up until now, Ray had been pretty lucky. At 18, he'd had his fair share of brushes with the law. But this time, he knew there was slim chance of escape.

      There was, in his mind, a damn good reason he was on the wrong side of the road.

      When the Franklin, Mass., cop flipped on his lights, Raymond L.S. Patriarca turned the wheel of his sedan and went the other way. Cops didn't know anything about the kid. But they would.

      http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/local_wpri … d_20081124

    3. Quilligrapher profile image88
      Quilligrapherposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi there, RB.

      Mr. Gemma’s antics are so notorious they are referred to as “gemmapalooza” in the Rhode Island press. {1} This “press conference,” announced a week before it occurred, is just another example. The only revelations where unsubstantiated sworn statements signed by five different people covering a ten-year period. None of them implicate his opponent in the upcoming primary. In fact, Mr. Gemma referred to Mr. Cicilline as nothing more than a “common denominator.” However, there is nothing in reports to suggest any widespread abuses and even less to indicate voter photo ID laws are justified to curtail rampant fraud.  Freedom loving Americans who cherish their remaining liberties are right to resist all forms of such legislation. 
      {1} http://www.rifuture.org/progress-report … looza.html

      1. Ralph Deeds profile image67
        Ralph Deedsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for providing perspective on Gemma's wild charges.

  2. tirelesstraveler profile image79
    tirelesstravelerposted 5 years ago

    I suspect voter fraud  is pretty common especially where you don't have to show your ID. Why else would the attorney general be suing states who want to clean up their voter lists.  BFF is registered to vote in 2 states despite her best efforts to convince the powers that be she only lives in one place.

  3. tirelesstraveler profile image79
    tirelesstravelerposted 5 years ago

    Agree with you about the investigation.  Interesting how most of think we are required to carry a paper on our person.  I think its because so many people in the US drive and you do have to have a license for that.