Author’s note: This post originally appeared at http://redcounty.com/content/oregon-most-corrupt-state-union-pt-7 on Nov 8, 2010. Pertinent archives are being migrated to this new blog.
Ok now that the election season is over, and we’ve had another opportunity to see Oregon hard at work ensuring fair elections, I have all sorts of new material for this continuing series.
My good friend Chuck Wiese has this to say about the security of Oregon ballots:
The fix is in for voter fraud in the State of Oregon. At some time recent, the statutes were changed to ORS 247.017 (4): “Except as provided in ORS 247.125, if a registration card is legible, accurate and contains, at a minimum, the registrant’s name, residence address, date of birth and signature, the county clerk shall register the person.”
The extra information requested about citizenship, ODL, and the last four of your SSN only applies in federal elections, and even that can be substituted with a utility bill. So anyone can register to vote within 21 days of the election, use multiple names at the same or other recoverable addresses, and they will be sent a ballot. Once that is voted and processed, there is virtually no way to associate a particular vote with the fraud ballot signature envelope, and the only way for the county to check is to actually visit the place where ballots were mailed. And here, even if fraud is suspected, the perpetrator can simply deny any knowledge of wrong doing. You literally have to catch someone in the act before you could prosecute them.
Another good friend and inspiring patriot, Rachel of Thoughts From A Conservative Mom, paints a bleak picture about our hopes of redress:
Don’t expect any help from Oregon’s corrupt Secretary of State, Kate Brown. She was already embroiled in controversy because she allowed liberals to rig the voter pamphlet during the Measure 66 & 67 campaign last January.
That controversy involving our Secretary of State? Here’s what happened in January 2010:
KATU finally picked up the story about how the official Voter’s Pamphlet for Measures 66 & 67 was tainted when pro-tax activists purchased space to deceptively print their arguments in the “opposition” pages.
It’s not a misprint.
The “Vote Yes for Oregon” campaign that’s in support of tax increases on higher wage earners and on corporations intentionally printed two arguments in the section of the voters’ pamphlet reserved for the other point of view, and this has some people outraged that Oregon’s secretary of state would allow it.
Watch as the “Vote Yes For Oregon” spokesperson tries to weasle out a limp excuse:
Now, back to the corrupting of the voter registration process. I’ve previously pointed out that in order to register to vote in Oregon and actually vote, one never has to show their face to any state official. You can apply for a driver’s license online, you can register to vote online, and we have exclusive vote by mail.
But it doesn’t end there. (I know, I was as shocked to find that out as you are.) More to come …