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Voter ID cause furthered by Philadelphia fraud report
Human Events ^ | 7/20/2012 | John Gizzi

Posted on 07/20/2012 8:49:02 PM PDT by neverdem


Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt

At a time when voter ID laws in 30 states are coming under intense fire from the liberal media, the Obama administration and civil rights leaders, one of the strongest cases anywhere was offered for voter identification by the lone Republican on the three-member panel overseeing elections in Philadelphia.

Wednesday, City Commissioner Al Schmidt unveiled a 27 page report that his office had commissioned entitled “Voting Irregularities in Philadelphia County, 2012 Primary Election.” The report, which focused on cases in 15 of the city’s 1,687 election districts, found cases of double voting, voter impersonation, voting by non-citizens, and 23 cases of people who were unregistered to vote but nonetheless permitted to do so.

Almost as soon as the 40-year-old Schmidt released the report at a news conference, his two fellow commissioners — both Democrats — denounced its findings. Insisting that its findings did not document a problem with voting city-wise, Commission Chairman Stephanie Singer branded the report a “stunt.”

“I just told folks something that they would not have heard otherwise,” Schmidt told Human Events shortly after his news conference.

The Republican commissioner insisted that his report of voter irregularity in Philadelphia was not initiated to make a case for the Keystone State’s voter ID law, which requires voters to present a valid photo identification to receive the ballot. Democrats — including Singer — and numerous liberal outlets have called for legal action to thwart implementation of the law. The American Civil Liberties Union recently filed a lawsuit, claiming that Pennsylvania’s law violates the state constitution by depriving certain citizens of their right to vote.

“The courts should listen and issue an injunction that prevents the enforcement of this law before the November election,” said an editorial from the Washington Post last week.

AUDIO: Listen to Managing Editor Adam Tragone’s interview with Mr. Schmidt—

00:00/ 00:00 Adam Tragone Interviews Al Schmidt "Adam Tragone Interviews Al Schmidt" Schmidt, who holds a doctorate in political history and is a performance auditor by trade, was elected to the minority spot on the commission last fall as a reformer. Among those who backed him over the candidate of Philadelphia’s GOP establishment was Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.). Asked if he would see that voter ID is enforced, Schmidt replied to us without hesitation: “It’s the law. Our office will be letting people know that it’s the law, and we will see that every vote is counted and every vote counts in an honest election. That means to do what we can to see that people who lack a photo ID obtain the proper identification and can vote. And in an urban setting, that’s impressive.”

The evidence

The report by Schmidt’s office on voter irregularities makes clear that “due to the size of the electorate (1,029,307 registered voters in Philadelphia County) and the volume of documentation associated with the election (3,374 Poll Books; 3,467 Voting Machine Tapes; and 1,687 Clerk Books, etc.) we did not set out to quantify the magnitude of voting irregularities that occurred, but rather to analyze them in detail.

“Nevertheless, we identified hundreds of cases of voting irregularities (in select precincts) that warrant further investigation.”

Among the more striking cases of fraud — or at the least, negligence by election officials — was that of “150 Voter Slips citywide form the 2012 primary. Twenty-three of these Voter Slips came from individuals who were not registered to vote at the time of the election but voted on the Voting Machine.”

The report also includes documentation and reports of votes by members of one party incorrectly cast in the other. Since these votes were cast on machines, the report concludes, “they were included in the Certified Election Results, thus impacting the vote totals for multiple races throughout Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.”

In one of the most widely reported, and clearly egregious, stories out of the report on voter impersonation, a man named “Joseph Cheeseboro” was registered to vote in Oct. 1990 on an address in South Philadelphia that is now a vacant lot. In November 2003, “Joseph J. Cheeseborough” was registered to vote from a different address that is actually a 7-11 store. The signatures on the applications of 1990 and 2003 are “different in both handwriting and spelling,” thus making Mr. Cheeseboro — or Cheeseborough — a victim of voter impersonation.

If the reaction from Democrats such as Stephanie Singer are any sign of things to come, what is fast becoming known as the “Schmidt Report” may well be a topic of controversy for weeks and months to come. And yet, it may also lead to serious reforms and stronger enforcement in honest voting that will be studied and replicated nationwide.

For his part, Al Schmidt stands by what was in his report. As to the charges of selective investigation, he told us, “Every vote that is irregular affects the outcome. If you don’t look for something, you don’t find it. We found voter fraud — unequivocally.”


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: alschmidt; cause; fraud; furthered; id; pennsylvania; philadelphia; report; schmidt; votefraud; voter; voterfraud; voterid
There's an audio at the source.
1 posted on 07/20/2012 8:49:09 PM PDT by neverdem
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To: huldah1776; Alamo-Girl

FYI Voter Fraud in PA...


2 posted on 07/20/2012 9:02:23 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: neverdem

IIRC Fox news has one reporter who just covers voter fraud: contact voterfraud@foxnews.com


3 posted on 07/20/2012 9:05:51 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: hoosiermama; All

And those committing this voter fraud will be arrested, put in jail, assessed a heavy fine and removed from any position wielding political influence in the future....... the same day that Barney Frank goes straight.


4 posted on 07/20/2012 9:15:28 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: neverdem

Philadelphia and Fraud are synonyms.


5 posted on 07/20/2012 9:23:11 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion ("I'm comfortable with a Romney win." - Pres. Jimmy Carter)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

In my opinion vote fraud should be a Capital offense. It is a direct attack in the entire body politic and should be treated as such.

A few public hangings would bring it to a rapid halt.


6 posted on 07/20/2012 9:26:05 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is, it is the only answer.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa
the same day that Barney Frank goes straight

He eventually will "go straight", the question is will it be straight to jail or straight to some place else (whence he shall not return)?

7 posted on 07/20/2012 9:35:24 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: hoosiermama

Thanks for the ping!


8 posted on 07/20/2012 9:46:49 PM PDT by Alamo-Girl
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To: neverdem

No, you see, the existence of fraud just shows how much trouble minorities have voting correctly and just how much of a racist you and I are. Yep, you got that right. If some po’ folks don’t vote Democrat in Philly, I might just as well have burned a cross on their lawn.


9 posted on 07/20/2012 9:48:56 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: pistolpackinpapa

Probably made Senator

Here’s some trivia for you. THe actual person who got O senate seat, after the BLANK=O fiasco, was recieving five thousand dollars a month from Loop Enterprise. Loop was involved in a Pay for Play scheme in Philly. The main witness conveniently died before going to trial...Name Street rings a bell, but I can’t remember which player he was....any way Loop was partly owned by Crain Robinson...MO’s Bro.....so as I said they’ll probably be appointed to Senate or somethings.


10 posted on 07/20/2012 10:06:12 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: hoosiermama

No wonder the corruption in Afghanistan doesn’t even raise an eyebrow.


11 posted on 07/20/2012 11:12:00 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: hoosiermama
I must join those condemning this racist report.

The Philadelphia voters are just a little more enthusiastic than the rest of the country. The bad olden days when a precinct could report 105% turnout are over. Using sophisticated computers, Philadelphia election officials can now keep it down to a more reasonable 99.8%.

As far as the absentee registered defunct voters go, just because the Republicans ignore them is no reason for the Democrats to do so. (1)They are absent. (2)The Democrats know how they voted before the Dirt Nap, why would they change their minds now? The illegals voting is not true at all, ¿No hay algo qué no entiendas, gringa? However, legal aliens have been voting for years here, why not illegals?

Why pick on Philly, anyway? Madison WI just reported 119% turn out in the Walker Recall. This Schmidt should move to Wisconsin and leave the City of Brotherly Love alone!

12 posted on 07/20/2012 11:36:41 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (What Hawaii gave to Obama, was not what Obama gave to us.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Are you suggesting that Satan will get Barney in the end?


13 posted on 07/20/2012 11:38:54 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (What Hawaii gave to Obama, was not what Obama gave to us.)
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To: huldah1776

Here’s a taste of CHicago

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2151323/posts


14 posted on 07/20/2012 11:40:04 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Are you suggesting that Satan will get Barney in the end?


15 posted on 07/20/2012 11:40:32 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (What Hawaii gave to Obama, was not what Obama gave to us.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

Turning point for IN was when two D in same Lake County, East Chicago primary race turned the other side in for voter fraud...both convicted. Their methods came out in discovery.

Then Indianapolis lost sixty ballot boxes for a couple of days...Had 110 turn out when returned although it didn’t match the voter registration cards number....That embarassment reported in national papers got our SoS attention.


16 posted on 07/20/2012 11:46:22 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: hoosiermama
That embarrassment reported in national papers got our SoS attention.

How gratifying that an SoS can be embarrassed! Now, all he has to do is realize that what Obama got from the Hawaiian DOH ain't what he showed the world. IOW, the SoS should take the SoB off the ballot.

Speaking of fraud, Ed Rendell former Gov of PA is a passed master at it. He stole PA right out from under GW's nose. Dick Daley, Donna Brazile, et al actually brag about it. Donna says, "Get me close baby, I'll do the rest!"

17 posted on 07/20/2012 11:55:36 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (What Hawaii gave to Obama, was not what Obama gave to us.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Beyond doubt, there is a straight line to his final destination...


18 posted on 07/21/2012 12:15:39 AM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: neverdem; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; JPG; ...

Wisconsin ping — Voter fraud in PA — same thing happens in WI

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.


19 posted on 07/21/2012 12:35:53 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic (ABO)
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To: Kenny Bunk

Yes, but he already has him. He is just waiting to close the deal.


20 posted on 07/21/2012 5:44:48 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks neverdem. Just be glad you’re getting another four years of Obama — give or take some Supreme Court vacancies which result in the destruction of dissent against the Demwits so there will be no more obstructionism and global warming denialism; and a Demwit majority in both houses of Congress, which then amends the Constitution to eliminate Presidential term limits. Don’t worry, this election isn’t important.


21 posted on 07/21/2012 6:50:13 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: hoosiermama

I had lived near and in Wheaton for a while. Loved going into Chicago for the art and food. Was young and naive. However I was thinking how someone like Palin could go in and rough up the old boy network? Or is that impossible in that town?


22 posted on 07/21/2012 7:12:36 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

Well let me give you some more dots to link and you tell me how long a true reformer would live.

Jesse ROBINSON Jackson’s biological father was professional boxer NOAH Robinson
Michelle Robinson spent enough time in his home to be call Sis by the siblings.

Their ancestors are from the same Friends Plantation area

JJ’s half Bro, Noah Robinson is now doing life for his crimes with a street gang named el rukn.

el rukn was known as the Black_______(many second names) until FerretCON converted them to Islam en masse. Their primary crimes were drugs, male/female prostitution, murder for hire.
Tony Revko’s first job in Chicago was for Ferretcon handling the professional boxer Cassius CLay/M.Ali
Revko is in prison now, but he helped the O’s buy both of their properties. Was a step and fetch it for Auchi (who I won’t go into at this time)Revko had deep connections with BOTH Blank-O-witch and the Os.
The community that O organized is partly in the El ru territory.....

Now who has your back and who could you trust. O’s CHicago Idol the man he said he idoled was Mayor Washington whose death was very similar to AB. Ruled a heart attack of course...but the rumors were always poison....Compare the murders in Chicago with the deaths in Iraq.


23 posted on 07/21/2012 8:11:20 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: huldah1776
*** However I was thinking how someone like Palin could go in and rough up the old boy network? Or is that impossible in that town? ***

That's Impossible.

The only person in my almost 64 years of living in it and near it, that's been able and willing to "rough up the old boy network" was US Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald (yes that Fitz, of Scooter Libby fame). And that was because he was beholden to no one in Chicago or Illinois so he could go after anyone without fear of any skeletons magically appearing in the Chicago Slum-Times (wholly owned by the RATS and 'the Combine').

Fitz is mostly known for getting Blago (besides Scooter), and Tony Rezko. But besides that he went after the Daley Machine(1), the Cook County Board 'machine', and the very connected ex-Gov George Ryan (RINO-Thief) whose now in Federal Prison too. And Fitz never lost, not once. When he Indicted someone they got convicted, period. And in Fitz's 'spare time' he brought down, broke into little pieces, the entire Chicago Outfit(2) (the Mob, aka The Syndicate) and in doing so cleared up and got convictions for Mob Hits that went back Eighteen Years.

So no, a Palin wouldn't and couldn't do it. It would take someone like Patrick Fitzgerald in office to "rough up the old boy network". But the GOP RINOs and The Combine would never let that happen.
[fyi, Fitz was the best US Attorney Chicago ever, and I mean EVER, had. (Northern Dist of IL actually).]

(1) Daley didn't decide to retire and not run again for his health or to be 'near his family', Fitz was breathing down his neck and Daley was scared sheetless of being next.
(2) The Chicago Outfit is so weak now the New York Families have moved in on the Porn Industry for shakedowns. Would never happen in the 'good old days'.

24 posted on 07/21/2012 8:27:54 AM PDT by Condor51 (Never mess with an old man. He won't fight you he'll just kill you.)
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To: Condor51

IMO FItz’s office isn’t done yet....Please post any material you find on the repository of CHicago crimes linked at 14.

Haven’t kept up with it lately....There are so many dots already there to connect. Any help you give would be appreciated.


25 posted on 07/21/2012 9:07:16 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: TXnMA

“Beyond doubt, there is a straight line to his final destination...”

The express elevator awaits him.


26 posted on 07/21/2012 9:56:41 AM PDT by 2CAVTrooper ( For those who have had to fight for it, freedom has a flavor the protected shall never know.)
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To: neverdem

GOD BLESS Schmidt! The Voter Fraud in Philly is so rampant that Chris Matthews and Mayor Street were on TV the night before the 2004 Election joking about whether Mayor Street had $3 Million plus to spend the next day “TO GET THE VOTE OUT!” Mayor Street didn’t answer Matthew’s question directly, but Street said he had more than enough resources to give KERRY a plurality edge of 400,000 Votes on Election Day! He gave KERRY a 435,000 Vote Plurality over Bush and Bush only Lost Pennsyvania by 95,000 Votes! With Philadelphia County having only 1,015,000 Registered Voters, a heck of alot of those 435,000 were Dead, Illegals and outright rigging of the Machines and miscounts! Probably was the same in 2008 and will be in 2012! Pennsylavania would always go Republican if it weren’t for the Voter Fraud in Philly and probably Pittsburgh as well!


27 posted on 07/21/2012 12:05:47 PM PDT by True Republican Patriot (May GOD SAVE OUR AMERICA from ALLAH and his Prophet, HUSSEIN OBAMA!!)
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To: hoosiermama
Mama, please connect a dot or two for me. Is Moochelle related to Jesse Jackson? How is her father related to Jesse's Father?

If I catch this correctly, I think you are telling us that Moochelle's fathr was Hoah Robinson, Sr.'s brother, and it's Noah Jr. that's the ex Blackstone Ranger, El Rukn leader who is now in jail?

I was aware of the Robinson/Jackson connection, specifically Jesse's close ties to his legitimate gangsta half-brother. Amazing that the last two Democrat Presidents were bastards, yet no one seems to mention it. Perhaps it's now a party requirement.

28 posted on 07/21/2012 3:59:07 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (What Hawaii gave to Obama, was not what Obama gave to us.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

That actual connection is obscure or being obscured.

MO’s ancestors were from the Friends Plantaion area of the Carolinas.
JJ’s biological father was Noah Robinson. He was already married and sired JJ excuse he wanted a son. His mother was young, when she grew up she married a Jackson whose name JJ took. They too are from the Friends Plantation area.
Have not been able to draw the exact lineage, but even before it appeared on the net a freeper who grew up with them said MO practically lived in JJ’s home and all the siblings called her “Sis” . So we have both first hand and internet confirmation of that.

Know that Noah R JR is JJ’s younger half bro...don’t know that he is connected to MO except the same way she is connected to JJ. If you have a geneology link you might be able to make that link. wiki has confirmed most of the information that was discovered other places. and that I posted. The rest was gleaned while collecting for the CHicago Crime repository.

Seeing whoo’s yer daddy is very common in the family. BO’s really daddy may be JJ /sarc


29 posted on 07/21/2012 4:44:12 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion; Kid Shelleen
Philadelphia and Fraud are synonyms.

On every level. Fixed parking tickets, payoffs to Licensing & Inspection, payoffs to highway patrolmen, lifting entire voting machines on dollies out of Republican districts, summary judgements in court based on ethnicity (if you and the judge are both Italian and the plaintiff is not, hey, no problem), you name it.

I was even asked for a bribe by a woodsmith in a large shop in order to get my new staircase in a reasonable time. I told him I still needed to get groceries and my husband wouldn't get paid until the end of the month, so he relented.

The new chairman of a major city agency with whom I had been doing business for five years, pushing them to number one in their demographic, had his secretary call and ask me for some free work for a friend of his. I told her the yearly contract was bid to the penny and contained no padding, so I had to respectfully decline. Naturally, I didn't get another contract the following year.

Another guy used to sell flowers on the corner on Mondays. They were always a little wilted. Finally someone told me he stole them from the cemetery on Sunday evenings.

30 posted on 07/21/2012 5:47:01 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("Real men are not threatened by strong women." -- Sarah Palin)
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To: hoosiermama

better count the silverware.


31 posted on 07/22/2012 11:00:04 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

Hillary IS from the Region....and BIlly’s mom was suppose to be one of Capone’s Molls when he visited Hot Springs.


32 posted on 07/22/2012 11:09:59 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: hoosiermama

LOL! I forgot about her being from there...but my love for George Washington and his house causes me a bit of trepidation at the thought of the sacrilege occurring inside. I am really stressed and everything is causing tears. Actually been crying every day since the passing of our national hero, Hogan.


33 posted on 07/22/2012 11:34:32 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: huldah1776

All friends and family of Hogan are on our prayer list at church that includes you. We have a different area for military and family...Send me the names and go ahead and I’ll add you and yours. ((((hugs))))


34 posted on 07/22/2012 11:38:00 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: neverdem
If we could just give Philly to New Jersey, Pennsylvania would probably be the most Conservative and productive state in the nation.

That nest of corrupt Democrat thieves out there suck the life blood out of the rest of a state which otherwise is a pretty good place to live.

35 posted on 07/23/2012 10:49:28 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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