October 18, 2004

It's One, Two, Three Crimes In One!

They say truth is stranger than fiction, because fiction has to make sense. And even with that in mind, and knowing that the Donks will do everything they think they can get away with in order to get President Bush delected, I couldn't even have guessed at this:

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- An Ohio man was arrested and accused of filling out more than 100 voter registration forms that were ficticious, the Defiance County Sheriff's Office announced Monday.
So far, so normal, right? Just another case of voter reg fraud (and at 100 registrations a fairly small one), just one of thousands undoubtedly in the works by the Delusional Party. But wait until you see how dude got paid:
Defiance County sheriff's deputies allege the man "was paid crack cocaine for the falsified registrations."

According to Sheriff David J. Westrick, Defiance deputies along with Toledo Police Department detectives searched a residence in Toledo, believed to be the home of the woman who hired the man to solicit voter registration.

Officers confiscated drug paraphernalia along with voter registration forms from the home, Westrick said.

The occupant of the home, Georgianne Pitts, 41, advised law enforcement that she had been recruited by Thaddeus J. Jackson, II, of Cleveland, to obtain voter registrations.

Pitts admitted to paying the suspect crack cocaine for the registrations in lieu of money, the sheriff's department said.
Well, that's interesting. A guy in Cleveland is using a lady in Toledo to try to register voters in Defiance County (about 150 miles away). That's some kind of outreach program! But who is Thaddeus J. Jackson, II, anyway?
A business card provided by Pitts indicated that Jackson is the Assistant NVF Ohio Director of the NAACP National Voter Fund, Westrick said.
I think its safe to say that the extra votes wouldn't have gone for President Bush.
Sheriff's officials indicated the initial complaint "came from the Defiance County Board of Elections. The Board had received the 100 plus registration forms from the Cuyahoga Board of Elections that had been submitted to the Cuyahoga Board by the NAACP National Voter Fund," Westrick said.
Well, score one for the hicks (I can say that; I live in the next county over. Besides, there actually is a Hicksville in Defiance County. It's where I buy my beer on Sundays). The Dumbocrat machine figured they'd be too stupid to notice ONE HUNDRED REGISTRATION FORMS WITH NEAR-IDENTICAL SIGNATURES FROM ANOTHER COUNTY'S BOARD OF ELECTIONS!

Posted by Chris at October 18, 2004 06:16 PM

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Comments

The vast left-wing conspiracy is getting pretty sloppy, man. I guess the registration board didn't buy into the possibility of 100 gentlemen all named "Harry Pitts" living at the same residence...

Posted by: chess h at October 18, 2004 08:20 PM

It's probably all the crack they're smoking.

Posted by: Cautiously Pessimistic at October 19, 2004 04:01 PM

It wasn't Harry Pitts that tipped them off. One of the voter registrations was for Mary Poppins!

Posted by: Atlanta Lawyer at October 20, 2004 04:25 PM

Defiance County sounds really cool. Almost as cool as Hazard County.

But yeah, the party of the ass is just circling the drain now.

Posted by: RTG at October 20, 2004 07:37 PM

This item has received tons of media attention because of its outrageousness and partisan potential. I've waited until after Election Day to add a calmer note. The Democratic Party wasn't trading crack cocaine for votes: Their voter registration efforts were apparently scammed by two dishonest people; not an uncommon Election-time occurrence. Remember, many Ralph Nader voter petitions included a high percentage of falsified or transparently invalid names. Both sides paid people to register voters and/or sign ballot petitions, a completely legal practice. Staton, presumably an addict and not even registered himself, was not able to conjure 124 Mary Poppins, Jeffrey Dahmers, and George Foremans out of the air to vote on Election Day. He wanted a quick high and he got it. The Republicans, thanks to Republican office holder Westrick, got a national media story that actually received more coverage than the infinitely more serious potential problems of the new voting machines, which could endanger us all, Republicans and Democrats alike. Thanks for listening.

Posted by: bill at November 6, 2004 12:07 PM

perspicuous

Posted by: ordination at November 17, 2004 05:01 AM

perspicuous

Posted by: ordination at November 17, 2004 05:01 AM