Sunday, December 02, 2018

Fraud in the Tar Heel state.

  • *There’s something very weird going on with this House election in North Carolina
If the only thing that you have been focusing on in the news of late is the shenanigans of the trump crime family and their cronies, you might want to start paying attention to what has been happening in the state of North Carolina.

This is a good time to remind you that even though republicans (led by the ridiculous assertions of their leader) like to talk about voter fraud and the integrity of the voting process, it is republicans of late who like to suppress votes and do everything in their powers to ensure that they win by whatever mean necessary.

"Enough confusion has clouded a North Carolina congressional race that the state's Board of Elections has announced a delay to certifying Republican Mark Harris' electoral victory over Democrat Dan McCready in the state's 9th district due to "claims of irregularities and fraudulent activities."

In a 7-2 vote on Friday, the board said it will instead hold a public hearing by Dec. 21 "to assure that the election is determined without taint of fraud or corruption and without irregularities that may have changed the result." It follows a unanimous vote earlier this week to postpone election certification results.

The Friday vote fueled fresh uncertainty about the outcome of the race, and raised the possibility that a second election could ultimately be called. The two candidates are separated by 905 votes out of more than 280,000 cast, according to unofficial election results. The Associated Press originally called the race for Harris, but revoked that projection on Friday. "

Here is why they "revoked" their projections.

"In a letter sent to the board of elections, North Carolina's Democratic Party made claims of wrongdoing. The Washington Post reported that the State Board of Elections and Ethics Enforcement has already collected at least six sworn statements from voters in Bladen County alleging that people came to their doors and urged them to hand over their absentee ballots.


In Bladen and Robeson counties, some 3,400 absentee ballots failed to be mailed back to election officials, according to NPR member station WFAE.

That equates to 40 percent of mail-in ballots in Bladen County and 64 percent in Robeson, according to a News & Observer analysis.

Gerry Cohen, an elections expert in North Carolina, told WFAE that when people go through the process to request an absentee ballot, they often return them. "The return rate is usually about 80 or 90 percent," he said.

November's unreturned ballots were disproportionately associated with minorities, according to the News & Observer:
More than 40 percent of the ballots requested by African Americans and more than 60 percent of those requested by American Indians did not make it back to elections officials. For white voters, that figure was just 17 percent.
In one affidavit received by the board, a woman named Emma Shipman said she was visited by a person who claimed to be gathering absentee ballots, WFAE reported.

Shipman said she filled out the form while the woman waited outside. "She took the ballot and put it in an envelope and never sealed it or asked me to sign it. Then she left."

Collecting absentee ballots by a third party is illegal. But, Shipman said, "Because of the way she presented herself, I thought she was legitimate."

The candidates running in North Carolina's 9th Congressional District race took opposing views of the election board's postponement.

"I respect today's decision by the bipartisan Board of Elections to delay certification of our election results until a full investigation is completed," Democratic candidate McCready said. He added, "Any effort to rob a person of that right should be met with the full force of justice."

Harris opposed the decision and said, "The State Board of Elections should act immediately to certify the race while continuing to conduct their investigation. Anything else is a disservice to the people of the Ninth District."

He said he supported efforts to investigate allegations of voter fraud, "as long as it is fair and focuses on all political parties." Harris said there were not enough ballots in question to affect the outcome of the race." [Source]

As was the case in Georgia, the voter suppression apparatus was in full effect in North Carolina. Unlike Georgia, though, they might not be able to get away with it in the Tar Heel state. There is just too much that doesn't seem right there.  In Georgia they tried to be a bit more discreet and chary about it. In North Carolina, however, they were more blatant about suppressing the vote and doing what they had to do to make sure that they didn't get swept up by the blue wave.

So remember what's going on in states like North Carolina and Georgia when you hear Mr. trump and members of his party talking about voter fraud. From the look of things, it's a lame attempt to distract you while they pick your pocket. Or, in this case, steal your vote.

*Pic from AFP/Getty images via vox.com

65 comments:

dinthebeast said...

This is ugly and we need to fix it pronto, because if we let them get away with it this time, there will be a next time.

-Doug in Oakland

mike from iowa said...
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Anonymous said...

I’m still disappointed that Stacey Abrams didn’t go through with her lawsuit to have the Georgia election thrown out and hold a new one, on account of her opponent cheating his way to victory. She might not have won the lawsuit, but I still think she should have gone through with it on principle.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...


I think the vote stealers in North Carolina went a bit to far this time. I hope a new election will be called.

Anonymous said...

The Republican Party in North Carolina are shameless and vile.

Remember when they tried to strip power away from the office of the governor, simply because the new governor was going to be a Democrat? (In other words, they tried to nullify the results of an election they lost.)

GOP N.C. governor signs bill curbing Democrat successor's power

Unofficial GOP motto: “Cheat to win!”

Anonymous said...

By the way, the Republican Party in Wisconsin is trying to pull the same crap, since Republican Gov. Scott Walker lost his bid for re-election.

mike from iowa said...

https://abc11.com/news/new-evidence-of-voter-fraud-in-nc-alleged/23005/

Back in the day when wingnuts committed voter fraud to claim voter fraud. Crosscheck was in itself voter fraud and Kansas former SoS should have been jailed for doing this.

Anonymous said...

and the democrats allow illegal aliens to vote, illegal sanctuary cities, bring in illegals to buy votes.

Anonymous said...

“and the democrats allow illegal aliens to vote, illegal sanctuary cities, bring in illegals to buy votes.”

Hogwash.

Democrats aren’t “bringing” anyone; people come here of their own volition seeking jobs and a better life, the same way immigrants always have.

And the ones here illegally don’t even try to vote, outside of a tiny handful who don’t realize they’re not allowed to.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/republicans-wisconsin-michigan-trying-undo-election-losses-stripping-power-democrats/

Wisc wingnuts want to pass a law stripping the newly elected Dem AG of powers to interpret state laws and allow a panel of wingnut cronys to decide those interpretations.

PilotX said...

This is a shame. There should be one standard for voting for the entire nation. Are you kidding me? We can put a man on the moon but can't get voting right? No more suppression,easy and equal access. ๐Ÿ™„

Anonymous said...

"This is a shame. There should be one standard for voting for the entire nation. Are you kidding me? We can put a man on the moon but can't get voting right? No more suppression,easy and equal access. ๐Ÿ™„"

Unfortunately, my understanding is that this is constitutionally forbidden. The management of elections was delegated to the states, which prevents any kind of universal federal voting standards. You know, like a normal country. Instead, some states will implement good voting systems, while other states will half-ass it. And those half-assed voting systems create opportunities for cheating.

The Founding Fathers had some really good ideas, but they also screwed us over by writing some pretty dumb ones into law.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...


Anonymous said...

"and the democrats allow illegal aliens to vote, illegal sanctuary cities, bring in illegals to buy votes."

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If you have any proof that "illegals" are voting anywhere, please present it to the authorities. If you have only wild speculation and right-wing talking points, then shut up about it.

Anonymous said...

If one gives irrefutable proof and or facts on any subject to this blog, "The Crew" and Granny Mudshark don't believe it anyhow. Facts mean nothing to commie dullards.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...


Anonymous said...

"If one gives irrefutable proof and or facts on any subject to this blog, "The Crew" and Granny Mudshark don't believe it anyhow. Facts mean nothing to commie dullards."

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Granny Mudshark says:
Well maybe if you cited some reliable sources that supported your opinions it would help us to believe what you say. What you have posted is just right-wing talking points. They are mostly crap that drips from the mouth of your president. Just some of the more than 600 lies he has told since he's been in office. But you all keep believing him. Sad

dinthebeast said...

Ryan wants to know what the hell is going on in California. It's called counting the votes. They don't all arrive at once here, and enough of us vote by mail that the counting of their ballots does often change the preliminary results that are tossed around on election night. It's really not that difficult, Paul, and if you were the "policy wonk" that you try to play on TV, instead of the hysterical fraud you actually are, you'd know that.
Bye bye now.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

Hahaha, it looks like Fox News (accidentally) told the truth about Trump, for once.

girdleofvenus said...

I'm a Chinese-American woman and think it's odd that a black is criticizing someone for fraud. How much bullshit are you people allowed to get away with on a daily basis? And of course it's all with the approval of your white liberal masters. Hypocrisy thy name is negro.

This is what Black entitlement looks like said...

WIll anyone admit that this is why everyone else hates Black people and wants them kept away?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tGTCDfUAgY

Blacks feel entitled to commit home invasion robberies said...

And this is another reason why nobody wants blacks living anywhere near them.

https://herald-review.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/affidavits-couple-attacked-during-decatur-home-invasions-that-netted-teen/article_5286200d-363c-587d-a7c5-e529ecb300e2.amp.html

PilotX said...

http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/michigan-republicans-scramble-rig-the-game-they-lose-power?cid=sm_fb_maddow&fbclid=IwAR2yFPkS6yPLgrurmjfZ2yQPUITX0fl8W2d1NKCK9o0lNXTftu5zHj_I0jU

This isn't how democracy is supposed to work.

PilotX said...

"Well maybe if you cited some reliable sources that supported your opinions it would help us to believe what you say."

Good luck with that.๐Ÿ˜†

PilotX said...

This is pretty interesting. Have you seen this Field?

https://www.theroot.com/if-you-want-to-understand-the-economics-of-institutiona-1830685273#amp-ERjatNHnu-BLikR32BfF4fDZg8BjjQt11JouSDEY5pz_xyAnWZ-ZGrEBZ1pOiaM9

mike from iowa said...

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/07/north-carolina-republicans-plan-to-steal-a-state-supreme-court-seat-from-anita-earls-is-backfiring.html

Lance Cockstrong said...

All micro dick white boys will use any kind of bullshit means to get elected because they are weak candidates and, of course, aren't packing much between their legs.

Anonymous said...

Fag Negro is a hack.

Ogedei Khaan said...

Blacks are the biggest bunch of bitches in the country. You piss and moan 24/7, but in actuality are some of the most racist fuckers in America. Not to mention your misogyny and obsession with other men's dicks. Fucking negroid turds.

Kris Ann said...

I agree that blacks can be very racist. Also, black men smell really bad. And black women look like gorillas. I suppose that's why so many stinky black men lust after white women, because your own women are so godawful and unappealing.

Lance Cockstrong said...

Butt Trumpet has inspired too many retarded micro dicks to run for political office. When will white people learn nobody wants their faggot asses anymore?

Anonymous said...

Go Panthers! Oh wait...

Dave Zirin = faggot kike said...

The white race is a disease.

YellowMONEY said...

"Personal responsibility," "accountability," and "morality" are foreign concepts to black people. Also, I can count on my one hand the number of blacks I've met that have actually attended a college.

Jay said...

This blog has been so lethargic lately. Field, looks like you've lost it. Then again, you never had it in the first place. LOL

Anonymous said...

Fynn Ajani Arthur....Just one of hundreds of Fake Hate Crime Bullshit Artists.

Daniel said...

Nigs are only good for two things: sports and being whiny little bitches.

Love scratching my asshole said...

This whole cult/Klan of Trump is almost as bad as anything the 1980's puked out.

asianboy123456 said...

What's the difference between a black man and a park bench?

A park bench can support a family.

dinthebeast said...

There's no way to read Fergus' "leap forward" tweet and not come up with him being a moron.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

“There's no way to read Fergus' ‘leap forward’ tweet and not come up with him being a moron.”

Part of me wants to believe he was trying to insult the Chinese when he made this comment. Like a Nazi addressing a gathering of Jews: “Gentlemen, I have a ‘final solution’ to all your problems ...”

But I must admit that, while Trump is a big enough a-hole to have pulled a stunt like this, he has never cracked a history book and I’m sure has never heard of Mao’s Great Leap Forward. So there’s no way this was intentional. The big oaf just embarrassed himself again.

dinthebeast said...

Like I said, there's no way to read it but moron.

-Doug in Oakland

Kill white men, fuck white women said...

Kill white men.
Fuck white women.

mike from iowa said...

"Personal responsibility," "accountability," and "morality" are foreign concepts to black people

They learned well from whitey, didn't they? They assimilated into whitey's lack of "Personal responsibility," "accountability," and "morality" culture seamlessly.

mike from iowa said...

Now things are getting interesting. Woman claims to have been paid to pick up absentee ballots and give to a man known to work for a wingnut pol in North Crookedlina.

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/419561-woman-admits-to-picking-up-absentee-ballots-in-north-carolina

Anonymous said...

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/former-judge-to-be-arraigned-in-ex-wifes-stabbing-death/ar-BBQsCp7?ocid=spartanntp

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/megachurch-volunteer-caught-on-film-a-toddler-at-church-may-have-hurt-14-other-kids-in-the-last-3-months/

Looks like a Trey Gowdy dopplegangbanger.

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/philly-born-black-man-nearly-deported-jamaica-smoking-weed-probation/

Guy visited Jamaica once on a cruise.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/autopsy-review-man-trying-help-others-alabama-mall-slain-police-behind/

Shot three times in the back. clear case of victim being a direct threat to cop. Actually a clearer case of cop hunting Blacks for sport.imho.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/busted-nra-firearms-instructor-arrested-selling-forged-concealed-carry-licenses/

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/watch-criminal-investigation-launched-investigate-republican-voter-fraud-north-carolina-congressional-race/

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/lets-kill-blacks-kids-sing-jingle-bells-inspired-kkk-song-class-school-assignment/

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...


There is a very good article at Raw Story today that explains how Trump exercises power over his base. It's enlightening, a bit frightening and well worth the read.

www.rawstory.com/2018/12/yale-psychiatrist-explains-devotion-trump-based-emotional-patterns-people-grow-age-five/

Anonymous said...

Evil Republican bastards being evil Republican bastards:

'This is not democracy': Republicans try to shrink power of incoming Democrats

At this point, it is not possible to argue that their party believes in democracy at all. They feel like their demographic (rural whites and rich people) own the country and everyone else is just lucky to be here. Even when they lose, and lose badly, they should still somehow win.

Gambler2 ASKA White Woman said...


Anonymous YellowMONEY said...

"Personal responsibility," "accountability," and "morality" are foreign concepts to ...."

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Yes, they are all concepts foreign to far-right Republican politicians. So many now in jail with many more soon to come. Sad!

mike from iowa said...

https://www.thedailybeast.com/colorado-cop-will-face-no-charges-for-killing-homeowner-who-fought-off-intruder?ref=home

dinthebeast said...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland said Monday that they are moving forward with subpoenas for records in their case accusing President Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency.

U.S. District Court Judge Peter J. Messitte approved the legal discovery schedule in an order Monday. Such information would likely provide the first clear picture of the finances of Trump’s Washington, D.C., hotel.


-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

Fuck the gooks and chinks!

Testicle Sweat said...
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mike from iowa said...

Donnie Drumpfuck may have a wingnut rebellion on his tiny orange hands.

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/04/saudi-brief-anger-1043500

Wingnut Senators claim there is enough evidence to get MBS tried for murder of Kashoggi. I think they knew in advance what they would claim to discover from CIA briefing.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/reporter-finds-second-person-admits-taking-nc-09-voters-ballots-behalf-crooked-gop-operative/

This person lives in a trailer house. Just saying.

Fact of the Day said...

White people and their food are bland af.

Just sayin' said...

White people and their food are bland af.

You won't find any white people OR their food in Jamaica, Haiti, Liberia or Ghana.

Announce that you're leaving and you'll get lots of help packing.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/feature-not-bug-cnn-analyst-nails-nc-republican-operative-center-voter-fraud-scandal/

The operative behind the scandal, hired by the guy that seemingly won the election, had been convicted of fraud before and apparently was hired for his expertise.

Like I have said over and over, wingnuts can't win w/o serious cheating.

mike from iowa said...

https://www.politifact.com/north-carolina/statements/2018/dec/04/north-carolina-republican-party/nc-gop-misleads-about-nc-election-fraud-investigat/

PilotX said...

Hey Doug, on my way to pick up the Gibson brothers๐Ÿ˜†

dinthebeast said...

Right on. Tell me what you think of them when you get them.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

Let's hope this investigation leads to Republicans being caught in Georgia and Florida.