USA – NY – “Voter Fraud: The Left’s Tool For Social Justice”

American Thinker April 11, 2014 By Matthew Vadum

Why did Democrats applaud the loathsome community organizer Melowese Richardson, a freshly released, unrepentant voter fraud felon, at a recent "voting rights" rally in Ohio?

Because, like Richardson, they believe they are entitled to vote more than once against a system they see as unjust (Channeling Alinsky and the Marxist academic-activists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox).

This belief helps Democrats and the rest of the left rationalize their habitual efforts to suppress and cancel out lawfully cast votes. It helps to explain the strenuous efforts of leftists like former Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. (D-Ill.), now federal prisoner number 32451-016, to assure the public that voter registration fraud is no big deal and that fraudulent registrations almost never turn into fraudulent votes.

This is why liberal fascists inside and outside government routinely excuse electoral fraud – in all its manifestations – arguing in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary that such fraud is merely a Republican invention created to keep minorities and the poor down.

This is why these enemies of democracy tried with fanatical zeal to silence the heroic Catherine Engelbrecht and her good government group True the Vote.

This is why grandstanding Congressman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) – as we just learned – apparently conspired with former IRS mandarin Lois Lerner to sabotage Engelbrecht’s organization, which is America’s leading grassroots electoral integrity group.

This is why the 58-year-old Richardson bragged about voting twice for President Obama in 2012. The well-spoken, seemingly intelligent poll worker clearly knew what she was doing.

Richardson told Tom McKee of WCPO-TV on camera that she repeatedly voted in the names of others. Her unlawfully cast ballots canceled out lawfully voted ballots and effectively deprived other citizens of their right to vote. In the past, Ku Klux Klansmen and other Democratic Party operatives accomplished the same results by using the threat of violence to prevent votes from being cast.

Nowadays the Democratic Party outsources its voter fraud business to community organizers like Richardson.

At the rally in Cincinnati, Richardson was called to the stage to be honored after Al Sharpton’s National Action Network campaigned to free her. The community organizing group helped to win her early release from her five-year prison term by arguing that she received an inappropriately harsh sentence because she was black.

Democrat Sharpton energetically lunged at Republicans, theoretically the party victimized by Richardson’s crimes. Sharpton, recently outed as an FBI informant (he claims his life was threatened by fellow gangsters from a different crime family), accused Republicans of trying to suppress the vote, saying it "is all a scheme to disempower and disenfranchise the vote in Ohio."

They care about one thing and one thing only – power – because without power, they cannot bring about a fundamental transformation of America.

It is no coincidence that Obama’s role model, the small-c communist Saul Alinsky, used the word power 191 times in his fairly slim magnum opus, Rules for Radicals. (In case you were wondering, the figure of 191 excludes variants of the word power, such as powerful.)

Again, power is everything to these people. Groups like ACORN and Sharpton’s National Action Network help them get it.

This antisocial, Machiavellian attitude dominated the leadership of the now-defunct Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), a group that in 2011 was convicted in Nevada in a massive electoral fraud conspiracy.

ACORN employees have said the group didn’t make much of an effort to remove bogus voter registrations. “There’s no quality control on purpose, no checks and balances,” said Nate Toler, who worked on an ACORN voter effort in Missouri. “The internal motto is, ‘We don’t care if it’s a lie, just so long as it stirs up the conversation.’"

As well. Communities United for Action is an affiliate of an anti-capitalist organizing network called National People’s Action (NPA). Radical financier George Soros has given $1 million to NPA since 2010 through his tax-exempt Foundation to Promote Open Society. The Woods Fund of Chicago, known for its famous former board members Barack Obama and Bill Ayers, has funneled $90,000 to NPA since 2009.

Soros also helped to underwrite Richardson’s legal defense by contributing to the left-wing public interest law firm known as the Ohio Justice and Policy Center. That organization, which took on Richardson’s criminal case, received funding through one of Soros’s philanthropies, the Foundation to Promote Open Society, which has given the group at least $125,000 since 2009.

Soros and the rest of the left-wing activist community will keep on funding groups that claim that voter fraud isn’t a problem about which any reasonable person should be concerned.


Matthew Vadum (website) is an investigative journalist in Washington, D.C., and author of the ACORN/Obama expose, Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Ripping Off and Terrorizing American Taxpayers. Follow him on Twitter. Email him at matthewvadum [at]


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