Democrat Secretary of State In Ohio Admits To Hiding 200,000 Fraudulent Voter Cards


We’ve seen ACORN at work, now we see what the fruits of that labor is: (h/t Ace of Spades HQ)

More than 200,000 Ohioans who registered to vote this year for the first time or updated their voting information since Jan. 1 could be affected by the latest court ruling requiring the state to set up a new registration verification system by Friday, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner said.

Brunner said she would comply with the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling late Tuesday but said she is deeply concerned that the decision is a veiled attempt at disenfranchising voters.

The court’s 9-6 opinion, written by Judge Jeffrey Sutton, suggested that voters whose driver’s license number or Social Security number does not exactly match those found on databases maintained by the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles or Social Security Administration could be required to use provisional ballots instead of conventional ones.

“The thing that concerns me is that Judge Sutton indicated that these mismatched names could be subjected to provisional voting and nowhere in [Help America Vote Act] is that the case. The Help America Vote Act is really not meant to be used to disenfranchise or to help determine voter eligibility,” Brunner said in an interview today.

“Essentially that provision of HAVA is basically supposed to maintain voter registration databases,” she said. “It is not for determining voter eligibility. The interpretation that seems to be coming from at least that particular judge takes HAVA and uses it as a means to exclude voters from a regular ballot. That is a concern.”

The full 6th Circuit’s opinion overturned the decision of a three-judge panel at the federal court last week and restored the ruling announced last week by U.S. District Court Judge George C. Smith.

Since Jan. 1, Ohio has 666,000 newly registered or updated voters — all of whom fall under scrutiny by this latest court ruling. Brunner said an initial review found that at least 200,000 of them might have mismatched information. Once the office identifies all of the mismatched voters, Brunner will send the list to the county boards of election where the individuals have registered.


To top it all off Brunner deliberately hid the existence of these bad registrations all to deny the local boards of election the opportunity to check for themselves.


Brunner was fighting to make sure these dodgy/suspect voters never had to prove they were real voters — she wanted their votes dumped straight into the pile, where no one could later yank them out from. Remember, even if you’re a proven fraudulent voter, your votes can’t be pulled out of the mix — because it’s secret ballot. Who knows who you voted for? In Bizarro world, it’s even possible you voted for McCain ten times.

Brunner was determined to get these suspect — not necessarily fraudulent, but suspect and requiring investigation — into that pile of voter by hook or by crook. She wasn’t willing to check them out herself, and also conspired to prevent the local boards from knocking on doors and placing follow-up calls, too.

The left is determined to ensure victory this election, and they don’t trust the people. They can’t risk leaving it in their hands so they are taking steps to make sure the “right” outcome is achieved.

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And why is sorry ass still walking free? She sould have been cuffed and hauled off to jail. Is this not a violation of the Federal Election Statutes? But since she is a dumbocrat/communist/obammyworshipper, she will get a free ride. I would prefer a free ride to the Supermax in florence, Colorado.

should be prosecuted, i am tired of this. we need a better way of tracking this crap.

When is this chick up for re-election?

I tell you, when Ak St. Senator French and this lady are up for a revote, I’ll find out their opponents and send them a check!!!!!

Just in case some readers are new voters or might be concerned that provisional ballots might illegally sway the election come election night;

Provisional votes are not immediately counted after the polls close. They are not counted until after the ellection is over after they are first reviewed to ensure the individual is confirmed eligible to vote. Since the Electorial College normally announces a winner the following day, provisional votes may not be reconsidered unless a challenge is issued.

Approximately 1.9 million voters nationwide cast provisional ballots in the 2004 election. Of those, approximately 1.2 million—or 64.5%—were counted.

The balance were deemed illegal:

HAVA requires any voter who registers to vote by mail and has not previously voted in a Federal election show current and valid photo identification or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.

Voter challenges are legal on polling day to screen out potential illegal voters. If the individual is unable to present valid proof as to who they are, or conflicting information, the registration sheet is marked to indicate their vote as provisional pending validation. Then they are allowed to vote, but their votes are not included with the precinct tallies reported. Polling hours are always posted well ahead of time. Which is why they suggest you get there early. If polling hours are extended beyond the standard closing time, including in cases of excessive voter volume, all votes registered after the standard closing time are considered provisional and the votes taken prior to closing time are forwarded to be counted and reported.

As stated above Democrats such as Brunner, try to call it an attempt by Republicans at “disenfranchising” voters and have tried to insinuate that they use it as a form of institutional racism. Under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was pushed through primarily by Republicans.

Although there were numerous court cases brought to the Supreme Court, through the 1960s, white Democrats in the South effectively disfranchised most blacks.

This Democratic rhetoric is nonsense, poll workers are impartial and merely following the letter of the law. There is nothing on their registration printouts identifying a person’s race, voting past or what party they are registered with. All they check at the polling station is that the information presented by the voter is accurate and corresponds to the same information on file for that voter registration number. This does include the individual’s signature. They may compare those on picture IDs, to what was copied from the voter’s original registration form on file, and the signature the voter provides at the time of voting on the form. If the signature in no way resembles that on the form or ID, after requesting voting supervisor review, the pole workers may flag that vote and require the voter to vote provisionally.

Absentee Ballots:
Each state has different laws regulating when absentee ballots must be counted, and who does the counting. Most states count absentee ballots on Election day which can continue for several days after. The latest deadline is 10 days after Election day (for Washington, D.C., and for overseas absentee ballots sent to Florida.) Early Absentee Ballots mailed and received prior to deadline dates are SUPPOSED to be counted and tabulated not later than Election day and “count” just as valid as standard voting.

Unfortunately there have been times in the past where absentee ballots were not being counted. How absentee votes are handled have led to true voter disfrachisement:

The bipartisan Election Assistance Commission found that of the nearly 1 million absentee ballots sent out for the 2006 election, only 300,000 actually were counted. Some estimate the low return of absentee ballots meant 400,000 service members’ votes overseas weren’t counted.

The problem seems to be the mail. It takes 18 days for the U.S. Postal Service to deliver mail to Iraq and 18 days for it to be returned.

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, has introduced legislation that would allow absentee ballots to be sent via Federal Express to those serving in the military, although there reportedly is resistance from the postal union.

“It should be a national scandal that, here, our men and women in uniform who are protecting our freedom who are exposing themselves to harm are being denied the most basic civil right, and that is the right to vote,” Cornyn said.

Cornyn has 29 co-sponsors to his Military Voting Protection Act, all of them Republican.,2933,396343,00.html

I have been the inspector in my precinct in Los Angeles for 20 years. Each year the Registrar of Voters tried to improve the voting process to balance between not disenfranchising voters, and making sure everyone votes legally.

If a voter does not appear in the voter roster, they can vote, but the ballot is put into a pink Provisional envelope so their information can verify that a voter is who they say they are.

This does not disenfranchise the voters. It protects everyone from fraud. Otherwise it would be relatively easy to go from precinct to precinct and vote multiple times if someone wanted to.

A nationwide voter ID is the only way to get the democrat criminals out of the business of stealing elections. No matter how this election turns out the democrats have poisoned the pool and 75% of Americans will know it was not a fair election. The other 25% are democrats and know it was not fair because they participated in the criminal vote. Keep an eye on any democrat and keep both eyes on any black, they have proven themselves to be criminals so never trust either. Hussein O’s wet dream members of ACORN should all go to prison. So far not one of the slimey creatures has shown at my door. I still want to see if they can run 300 feet to public property before I can cock and fire the gun.

Only problem with a voter ID is many fundamentalist & evangelical Christians have real concerns of anything that might fit the “Mark of the Beast” scenario. I remember they had similar nervousness when bar coding was originated during the Carter administration. That a “Big Brother” government might abuse it to track everything they did. But I don’t think they would oppose them as much as they would the implant ID chip technology.

sounds like some Old School Daley / Chicago ballot box stuffing. “Vote Early and Often!” ™

My rantings have finally been verified. Voter fraud is coming out into the open, but now we as Conservatives, must force the Attn. General of America to take action. To just scream bloody murder is not enough. This is our country that many paid for with their lives, to ensure that the Constitutional right to vote not be corrupted. This has been going on for years and it must stop. Every voter, by law, must show up at polling place with proper I.D. and registration card, all others should not be allowed to even cast a provisional period. It’s not too much to ask citizens of this great country to Identify them selves to vote.

vote fraud, money laudering, …sounds like the mob to me.

Yes we’ve already discussed that the U.S. Attorney General should pursue RICO act prosecution against Acorn. Secretary of State Brunner is now chargable as an accessory to Acorn’s crimes and is in Contempt of Court. And the Ohio Governor should clean house and demand her resignation for ethics violations and criminal activity and an immediate investigation by the Ohio State Attorney General. Brunner’s deputy is also an accessory as he has been knowingly helping her in these actions. Brunner says:

“The thing that concerns me is that Judge Sutton indicated that these mismatched names could be subjected to provisional voting and nowhere in [Help America Vote Act] is that the case. The Help America Vote Act is really not meant to be used to disenfranchise or to help determine voter eligibility,” Brunner said in an interview today.

The Help America Vote Act Says:


(b) Voting Information Requirements.–
– (2) Voting information defined.–In this section, the term “voting information” means–,
– – (F) general information on Federal and State laws regarding prohibitions
on acts of fraud and misrepresentation.

– (8)
– – (D) For purposes of this paragraph–
– – – (i) the term `applicable information’ means information regarding whether-
– – – – (I) the name (including the first name and any family forename or
surname), the date of birth (including the month, day, and year), and
social security number of an individual provided to the Commissioner
match the information contained in the Comissioner’s records, and
– – – – (II) such individual is shown on the records of the Commissioner as
being deceased; and

Denial of what it states in law does not automatically make you right. Ms. Brunner

Is everybody crazy here? This is Voter Registration Fraud, not Voter Fraud. Some of the Acorn flunkies figure they can make a quick buck by folding ‘phony’ registration forms into the ‘real’ forms they collected.

Acorn is not responsible for these contracted employees participating in illegal acts. They certainly don’t teach it in their training sessions. They specifically explain that submitting registration forms on behalf of another without their knowledge is a criminal offense.

A corrupted registration does NOT affect the outcome of an election. The worst it can do is askew the voting to non-voting ratio (percentage) by a very small number.

If this is the worst you can involve Mr. Obama with, you are barking up the wrong tree. Intelligent voters are going to be influenced by REAL ISSUES, not your indignation over something that doesn’t matter.

@James McLeod: Have you heard of Vote From Home?

Absentee Ballots? Early voting? Reports of out of state (and country) registering to one house? I point you to numerous articles by Michelle Malkin for that.

If we’re talking about “real” issues, I’d rank fair elections as being highest on the list! WTF good are the issues if the vote doesn’t count?

James, you must think we are stupid to buy the lies you just spewed. Enjoy your Kool Aid you brainless obamaton.

Yeah lets just let this go, after all James said it’s not voter fraud, but just registration fraud. Why register so many if not to use them. They vote these people in Early votes, and absentee ballots. how else do you get 2000 more votes than population in precincts that registered these names, and surprise there 100% Democrap votes.

And remember this…The person who wins the election….is the one who counts the votes!!!!

Is there a provision in Ohio law for Bruenner to be recalled or to be impeached for gross dereliction of duty?