Lefty Watchdog Mum on FBI Investigation into Bogus Letters

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    Lefty Watchdog Mum on FBI Investigation into Bogus Letters​



    by Liberty Chick
    Lefty Watchdog Mum on FBI Investigation into Bogus Letters
    26 Oct 2012

    Over the last few days, news outlets have been reporting on a fraudulent letter sent to selected residents of Florida, posing under the guise of the counties' Supervisor of Elections. The letter questions recipients’ eligibility to vote, and the Washington Post and others are now reporting that those recipients have largely been Republicans.

    The FBI and state law enforcement are investigating letters – most of them sent to Republicans, including the president of the Jacksonville City Council and a former U.S. ambassador — telling them that they will be unable to vote unless they can prove American citizenship. Chris Cate, spokesman for the Florida Division of Elections, said Wednesday that his agency has received reports from 28 counties (including Broward, Duval, Hillsborough and Palm Beach) about the letters that were mailed with a Seattle postmark dated Oct. 17. He said authorities do not know how many letters were sent.

    The letterhead sports the head of a bald eagle silhouetted against an American flag. The name of the appropriate county elections supervisor is also included. The letter says that the county has received information from the state “bringing into question your eligibility as a registered voter.” It directs the recipient to “please stop by our main office with any original documentation that demonstrates U.S. citizenship.” In bold lettering, it adds: “A nonregistered voter who casts a vote in the state of Florida may be subject to arrest, imprisonment and/or other criminal sanctions.”

    Less than two weeks ago, a coordinated assault was launched against election-watch group True the Vote. Complaints against the group, including allegations of intimidating minority voters and attempting to suppress votes, have been made by multiple left-wing organizations and several Democratic members of Congress. A recent letter – one of several – sent to True the Vote by Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) falls just shy of accusing the group of committing crimes.

    At some point, an effort to challenge voter registrations by the thousands without any legitimate basis may be evidence of illegal voter suppression. If these efforts are intentional, politically-motivated, and widespread across multiple states, they could amount to a criminal conspiracy to deny legitimate voters their constitutional rights.
     

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