Allegations of voter fraud continue to surface all over the country with the latest example coming from Kankakee County, just outside of Chicago. According to the Kankakee County State's Attorney's office and the Kankakee Daily Journal, multiple people reported being offered "bribes for votes" while the county is also investigating what appears to be "fraudulently executed" mail-in ballots.
The Kankakee County State's Attorney's office says it is investigating possible voting fraud after the clerk's office reported three complaints from people who said they were offered bribes for votes.
In a news release issued late Tuesday afternoon, Jamie Boyd, the state's attorney, also said "several" vote-by-mail applications seem to have come from people living outside of Kankakee County.
"This unprecedented action was taken in response to reports of individuals from Chicago offering gifts to potential voters in exchange for a vote for Kate Cloonen, Hillary Clinton and others," Boyd said in the news release. "Our office takes seriously the obligation to protect the rights of citizens to vote for the candidate of their choice, and to do so without undue influence from special interest groups.
"The investigation will also focus on the authenticity of vote by mail requests. Several applications have been filed with the election authority that appear to be fraudulently executed."
"These reports of voter fraud in Kankakee are incredibly disturbing," Pankhurst said. "Fair and honest elections are the bedrock of our democracy. It is truly deplorable when people try to corrupt our system in this manner."
Of course, democratic officials in the county responded with their usual defense which is to ignore the voter fraud and instead allege voter suppression by republicans looking to disenfranchise low-income and minority voters.
Cloonen has not responded to the allegations, but local Democrats Gary Ciaccio and Mike Smith, both union reps, and former state Rep. Lisa Dugan, released their own statement on Tuesday, alleging that voters have been illegally turned away from the polls.
"We know many legally registered voters have been turned away from voting over the last few days," they said in that joint statement. "Since early voting for the 2016 General Election began just a few short days ago, there have been numerous reports and eyewitness accounts of harassment and intimidation by local government officials of residents trying to participate in the democratic process of voting."
As we've noted several times recently, there have been numerous instances of potential voter fraud surface over the past couple of weeks with dead people found to be voting in Colorado and a Democratic get out the vote operation re-registering dead voters in Virginia.
Isn't it curious that all the dead voters seem to be pulling for Democrats?
Below are a couple of other instances of voter fraud that we've noted over just the past couple of weeks.
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A previous investigation by CBS Denver found that dozens of deceased Colorado citizens continued voting multiple years after their death...even though Colorado Secretary of State Wayne Williams assured CBS that “it is impossible to vote from the grave legally.” While we're disturbed by the voter fraud in Colorado, we're so glad that the legality of the issue could be cleared up so easily.
According to CBS, one of the most glaring cases of voter fraud they found was of Sara Sosa who lived in Colorado Springs. Sosa died on Oct. 14, 2009 but CBS found that she continued to cast her ballot in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Likewise, her husband, Miguel, died on Sept. 26, 2008 but voted later in 2009.
Colorado's Secretary of State confirmed the cases of voter fraud discovered by CBS, saying:
“We do believe there were several instances of potential vote fraud that occurred. It shows there is the potential for fraud. It’s not a perfect system. There are some gaps."
Meanwhile, there is also the case of Andrew Spieles, a student at James Madison University, and apparently "Lead Organizer" for HarrisonburgVOTES, who recently confessed to re-registering 19 deceased Virginians to vote in the 2016 election cycle.
While this should come as a surprise to precisely 0 people, Spieles just happens to be Democrat who, accorded to a deleted FaceBook post, apparently recently ran for Caucus Chair of the Virginia Young Democrats.
Of course, we're quite certain that the Soro's machine will keep throwing massive sums of money at defeating voter I.D. laws while arguing that there is no evidence of voter fraud...facts apparently have no place in a court room.