Democratic Officials and Activists Linked to ACORN Plead Guilty in Voter Fraud Case

Thank goodness voter fraud isn’t an issue, or we might have reason to worry about the integrity of the election process. But then again this is New York, so we already know the election process has no integrity.

A total of four Democratic officials and political operatives have now pleaded guilty to voter fraud-related felony charges in an alleged scheme to steal a New York election.

Former Troy Democratic City Clerk William McInerney, Democratic Councilman John Brown, and Democratic political operatives Anthony Renna and Anthony DeFiglio have entered guilty pleas in the case, in which numerous signatures were allegedly forged on absentee ballots in the 2009 Working Families Party primary, the political party that was associated with the now-defunct community group, ACORN.

The four have pleaded guilty to one count of various charges, ranging from forgery to falsifying business records, and criminal possession of a forged instrument.

Troy City Council President Clem Campana pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to charges including falsifying business records and illegal voting.

Numerous voters told Fox News that they were stunned that their signatures were faked on absentee ballot applications and ballots, which were cast as real votes in their names in the 2009 primary election.

Brian Suozzo’s absentee ballot application claimed that he was “at home recovering from medical procedure,” which he told us was not true.

“Someone took my signature and voted with it and I feel extremely violated,” Suozzo said when Fox News first broke the story nationally in 2009. “The whole thing seems dirty to me.”

But don’t worry, according to the ACORN gang this is just normal politics that no one cares about.

In November 2009, Democratic operative Anthony DeFiglio told New York State police investigators that faking absentee ballots was a commonplace and accepted practice in political circles, all intended to swing an election.

“This is an on-going scheme and it occurs on both sides of the aisle,” he told police. “The people who are targeted live in low-income housing and there is a sense that they are a lot less likely to ask any questions.”

DeFiglio claimed that “the reason that this came to light in this election, was the sheer number of absentee ballots that went out to the Working Families Party. … To political insiders in the county, what appears as a huge conspiracy to non-political persons is really a normal political tactic.”

Nope. No stolen elections to see here. We just need to adopt the mindset of political insiders and we’ll learn to love Obamerican elections.

  • JacksonPearson

    Voter fraud is not only a big issue, it's a super sized issue.
    Whenever the RATS oppose voter ID cards, than you know you had better pursue it.

    • Gee

      Don't need an ID to steal an election – but lord help you if you want to buy a gun even with identification

      • JacksonPearson

        ID's are used everywhere, especially in banking etc, so why not voting.

  • Less1leg

    Four years of preparations to scam an election at the ballot boxes. I have never heard of any election, ever to have had "zero" votes cast for a federal or State election stating that one side (Democrat or Republican) got no votes. We had that in this last election where regions recorded zero votes for one political party! Zero cast ballots selecting a political party!
    Then the stories of electronic voting machines which didn't do what they were designed to do. You chose Candidate (X), but when finally recorded, the machine chose Candidate (Y)!
    It was even discovered during testing that reliability of electronic voting machines were in question. But why did these machines seem to cast votes to Democrats? System Designers built in a subroutine design to fail to the word Democrat.

  • gulf-war-vet

    Obviously the problem doesn't just exist in the Democratic party. I'm not a liberal (aka-idiot), but I have to call it how I see it. We have a bunch of socialists and communists running our government, and they don't all belong to one political party. Think about it…how many republicans were outraged by the elections to the point where they made a huge public ordeal about the voter fraud? None! They all knew the outcome of each election before the first vote was counted. It's funny how stupid and blind to the truth the sheeple of this country have become. We, the people, have become so pathetically ignorant and self absorbed that there's no turning back. This country is nothing more than a run-away train on a crash course with total destruction.

  • James

    You know…I think Lars Larson has the right idea.

    Let's make elections 3 days or so….and use ATM machines as the polling places. They are all over…and people know how to use them. Would not take too much to implement this. Voter fraud would be dealt a major blow as you have to come up…put a card in the machine…enter a PIN#..and the machines take your picture. It would be VERY hard for someone to try to spoof them…and with a little bit more security…one could easily allow voters to confirm their votes at any point by simply coming back and logging in to check.

    Now we know a certain party will scream bloody murder about this…claim disenfranchisement of Minorities, etc…but nearly everyone has a ATM card or something akin to it and knows how to use the machine…and their argument would be moot. Sure some provisions would have to be in place for soldiers deployed overseas…but this would be only a small fraction of the voting populous.

    Of course this would mean that we would take a little longer to get the results… but few realize that the election is not finalized for over a month anyways. It would eliminate the need for Vote by Mail, etc. And granted some will whine about security issues….but they would be no more than what we have already with polling officials defrauding the vote already. At least we would cut down on the total number of them needed if we went this method.