COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two volunteer poll workers at an Ohio voting station told Human Events that they observed van loads of Ohio residents born in Somalia — the state is home to the second-largest Somali population in the United States — being driven to the voting station and guided by Democratic interpreters on the voting process. No Republican interpreters were present, according to these volunteers.
While it’s not unusual for get-out-the-vote groups to help voters get to the polls, the volunteers who talked to Human Events observed a number of troubling and questionable activities.
A source, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a volunteer outside the Morse Road polling center. She has witnessed Somalis who cannot speak English come to the polling center. They are brought in groups, by van or bus. The Democrats hand them a slate card and say, “vote Brown all the way down.” Given that Sherrod Brown is the incumbent Democrat Senator in Ohio, one can assume that this is the reference.
According to the Somali Community Association of Ohio’s web site, over 45,000 Somalis live in Ohio. Only 40 percent have become citizens of the United States, and only 25 percent speak English well enough to get a job.
Non-English speaking voters may use an interpreter. The interpreters are permitted by law to interpret for the individual voting; however, they are forbidden from influencing their vote in any way. Another source who also wishes to remain anonymous has seen Democrat interpreters show the non-English speaking Somalis how to vote the Democrat slate that they were handed outside. According to this second source, there are not any Republican Somali interpreters available.
The logical follow-up question is whether a non-English speaking person is an American citizen. Although Republican leadership in Ohio passed a voting reform law, it was repealed by the legislature itself after the Democrats threatened a referendum. According to the Ohio Secretary of State’s web site, someone wanting to vote early in Ohio must supply one of the following in writing on the absentee ballot form, whether voting early by mail or in person: an Ohio driver’s license number; the last four digits of the social security number; or a copy of a current and valid photo identification, military identification, or a current — within the last 12 months — utility bill, including cell phone bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the person’s name and address in addition to the voter registration acknowledgement.
The voter is not required to show the driver’s license or social security card, but must merely write it on the absentee ballot request form. While the individual would be required to show a utility bill, bank statement or other printed document if he or she chooses that option, this is in lieu of writing the driver’s license or social security number. Therefore, the information cannot be checked against the Bureau of Motor Vehicles or other state databases. Essentially, a person is asked to check a box stating that they are a citizen, and the poll worker is to trust that they are the person who is listed on the item being shown or the information being written. In other words, someone can be an illegal resident of the state of Ohio and the United States, get an apartment, turn on the heat, bring in the Columbia Gas bill, register to vote by the deadline, and vote by showing that same bill. There is then no verification that this individual is a citizen of the United States.
For those who say this is an isolated incident or simply preposterous, Rep. Jim Moran’s Son: “Forge” Utility Bills to Commit Voter Fraud:
Project Veritas has released a new investigation that exposes Representative Jim Moran’s Field Director, Patrick Moran, conspiring to commit election fraud.
When approached by an undercover investigator for advice on how to steal the votes of more than 100 people, Moran advised falsifying documents to satisfy Virginia’s new voter ID law. He said, “Bank statement obviously would be tough, but they can fake a utility bill with ease.”
Moran went on to clarify that, “You’d have to forge it.”
Announcing the release, James O’Keefe said, “This is the most damning evidence to date of the scope of voter fraud in this country. Patrick Moran is not only the son of an 11-term Congressman, but is also the Field Director on his father’s re-election campaign.
Just days earlier Moran, who is a Democrat from Virginia, sent a letter to the DOJ requesting investigations into voter fraud stating:
“The number of allegations in a multitude of locations would seem to suggest something more than the isolated acts of ‘a few bad apples,’ ” the lawmakers wrote Tuesday to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.
Indeed, it is more than a few bad apples, and CAIR which apparently has immunity from the current DOJ, should also be investigated. They are vehemently opposed to voter ID laws while aggressively registering Muslims and influencing/advising them how to vote.
The bill’s passing has many implications, including stricter registration laws that require picture ID’s at different stages of the voting process. Most puzzling about the law is that it places large restrictions on third party voter registration groups, making them have to register with the state, as well as partake in a mandatory class on voter registration. The law also increases legal penalties against third party groups if even a small error occurs in the process. What these laws are clearly doing is making the voting process harder and ultimately hindering voter turnout.
Proponents of the bill claim that these steps are essential in order to weed out voter fraud. Voter fraud in Michigan, however, is practically non-existent—with over a million votes cast in the 2010 midterm elections, there were only four cases of voter fraud.
CAIR was running Somali charter schools in Ohio. Were they involved in identifying, registering, translating for or busing in the Muslims mentioned above?
Your vote may count but it may not be enough as the Muslim Mafia and Democrats team up to support those who support the Muslim Brotherhood and the ummah.