And it’s time for the first allegation of election fraud.
On Friday, October 30, 2010, a member of the Minnesota Freedom Council witnessed apparent voter fraud occurring at the Crow Wing County Courthouse in Brainerd, Minnesota. Upwards of 100 residents from a local group home for mentally disadvantaged individuals were brought into the County Courthouse to cast absentee ballots. The witness reported that supervisors were telling voters to cast a straight Democratic ticket. There was even a report of a voter prematurely leaving the voting both and a supervisor casting the ballot for the voter. Essentially, the people in-charge were taking advantage of the mentally disabled in order to bolster the vote for their candidates of choice. These individuals involved can be charged with a felony under Minnesota election laws.
Here’s part I of the video…:
…along with Part II…:
…and Part III.
Only legal voters should have the right to vote.
This deserves an investigation.
If a democracy can’t trust its democratic institutions, is it a democracy at all?
Watch – some nutslap leftyblogger will call that “voter intimidation”.
UPDATE: Welcome, Instapundit readers!
Voter fraud is a touchy issue in Minnesota. The powers that be constantly tell us we have the most incorruptible election system in the country – but not one in 10,000 Minnesotans could explain to you correctly how the 2008 Senate election went from a 200-vote win for Norm Coleman to a 300 vote win for Al Franken. The Minnesota Majority has found hundreds of ambiguous registrations that led to scads of investigations that have led to dozens of convictions for voter fraud so far, in two of our 87 counties. And our Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, is a former “community activist” whose 2006 campaign to get elected was bankrolled in part by George Soros’ effort to take SecState offices nationwide.
So yeah, this is serious business.
And let me make sure we give credit where it’s due; the video came from “Election Integrity Watch“. We need to run down some facts, here – but it deserves investigation.