Category Archives: Election Reform

Ann Coulter Gets a Pass on Voter Registration Fraud in Florida…No Surprise There…

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We thought, here at ShadowDemocracy.org, that we would publish Ann Coulter’s long and infamous timeline of voter fraud crime, and how this two year trail of deceit has ultimately led to no conviction…only revealing more corruption at the highest levels. If you had any doubt that the political machine is at work in Florida, there won’t be after you read this…   

(Timeline) 

2/15/06: Ann Coulter Commits Vote Fraud Felony…
Signs another person’s address to voter registration form and votes in the wrong precinct…

2/20/06: Ann Coulter Denies Committing Voter Fraud…

3/30/06: Ann Coulter Given 30 Days to Explain Vote Fraud Felony Allegation…
Palm Beach, FL election supervisor May refer charges to state attorney…
UPDATED: Property records show an ‘Ann H. Coulter’ owning a $1.8 Million House on Seabreeze Ave. in Palm Beach, Fl.

4/11/06: Ann Coulter’s Felonious Florida Voter Registration Application
GOP pundit Ann Coulter latest in a growing list of Republicans accused of fraud…and she may be guilty…
State, and county records show inconsistencies on voter registration form…

6/2/06: Ann Coulter ‘Lawyers Up’ to Face Felony Voter Fraud Charges
A Palm Beach paper reports GOP extremist pundit retains ‘Bush’ law firm to fight voter fraud allegations…

6/9/06: New Attorney Seeks Special Treatment for Coulter…
Letter from Coulter’s lawyer asks that all mail be sent to him instead of address where Coulter admits not living despite previously stating the opposite was true…

11/1/06: Ann Coulter Refuses to Testify regarding Voter Fraud in Florida…Case to be Turned Over to Prosecutor…
Coulter, a well documented rightwing extremist and hate-monger, refused to cooperate with authorities…

1/11/07: Police Report Says Two Third Degree Felonies May Have Been Committed by Coulter…

Palm Beach election supervisor having trouble bringing charges…

5/11/07: FBI Agent Who Interceded in Ann Coulter Voter Fraud Case Alleged to be Her Former Boyfriend…
A Palm Beach Paper says FBI agent attempted to clear Coulter…Conservative Coulter critic Borchers says her ’98-’99 boyfriend has been ‘Her personal FBI resource for her own purposes’…

8/2/07: Palm Beach Post: Florida Election Commission Investigating Ann Coulter’s Florida Voter Fraud
After her FBI boyfriend got her off the hook, will Jeb Bush’s FEC appointees do it again?

12/7/07: Ann Coulter Cleared of Voter Fraud Despite Clear Demonstrable Evidence…

Two years after an initial ‘slam-dunk’ allegation of fraud, the Florida Election Commission rules that the two year statute of limitations on has run out…case closed. Check out more links here, here, here

So what is the lesson kids?

Another Republican felon gets a pass, this time in friendly country, otherwise known as the Sunshine state. It just goes to show that in modern American politics, you can get away with just about anything, as long as you know who d&*k to suck, on…and off the camera. The evidence was obvious, the charges legitimate, and the crime real, but the likes of Ann Coulter, in all of here hate mongering extremist glory, has sunk to an all time low when no one thought it was possible. Even conservative bloggers have thrown her overboard. 

What a disgrace.

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The 2008 Presidential Election is Coming…Time for Republicans to Cheat…

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The Republicans are in trouble this time around, so what do they do? – what they have always done…change the rules. Our compassionate conservative friends who brought us the Willie Horton ads, the Swift boat campaign, disenfranchisement of black voters in Florida, the Iraq debacle and Tom Delay, are trying to hatch a plan to steal California electoral votes. Arnold would be proud.

It’s almost sad really – but it appears they can’t help themselves. With an eager eye toward seizing the White House next year, the Republicans, even if they lose the popular vote – are trying to rewrite election rules for the distribution of electoral votes in California. You know the old Republican saying…when you’re beat…cheat. 

Under current law, all of California’s 55 electoral votes go to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote statewide. This is a ”winner take all” system and is the norm in states across the country except for Maine and Nebraska. So here’s the plan… 

Scumbag lawyers with close ties to the Republican Party say they can work to scrap the current system in California and replace it with one that would divide up the electoral votes in a way that would likely give 20 or more of them to the candidate who loses the popular vote in the state…how convenient. Under this new proposal, the 20 or more electoral votes that would be denied to the winner of the statewide popular vote could be just enough to steal the White House for the Republicans, effectively neutralizing the California Democratic 800 pound gorilla. 

To pull it off, the Republicans have resorted to typically deceptive tactics. First off, it has been named the ”Presidential Election Reform Act,” yet only state Republicans seem to think the election rules in California need reforming. The name is even more telling. Let’s name the legislation something that indicates a problem is afoot with the goal of fooling people. Its kind of like the Nazis putting the statement, “Work will set you free” over the main gates at death camps. 

Thomas Hiltachk of Bell, McAndrews and Hiltachk, a conservative law firm that has represented both the state Republican Party and G.O.P. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, is linked to a political committee, that targeted Democratic candidates in 2006. Others tied to this firm and political action committee, and longtime supporters of George W. Bush, contributed millions of dollars to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, whose unconsciously deceptive campaign in 2004 was so damaging to the candidacy of John Kerry, that it cost him the presidency. These guys are just more of the same liars that have come to define the entire Bush regime from top to bottom.

The burning question is – are California Democrats going to stand up to this blatant deception? Democrats must realize that this effort is a clear abuse of California’s initiative process and stop it cold before these criminals get any traction.

The proposal is flawed on it’s face for many reasons including: the proposal might be unconstitutional, at least in the eyes of the Supreme Court. In Bush v. Gore, a concurring opinion by Chief Justice Rehnquist and Justices Scalia, concluded that when the federal Constitution, in Article II, enlists state “legislatures” to determine the method of selecting members of the Electoral College, the Constitution necessarily forbids states from involving other entities, including state courts, in a way that interferes with the state legislature’s wishes.

Also, if moving away from winner-take-all rules makes so much sense, then why aren’t more blue states doing it? I would think Republicans should unilaterally give up their advantages in red states in electing a President. If Republican majorities in other states are not doing the same thing in states they control, then the fundamental basis for reform is a joke.