Pairing food, early-vote rallies raises legal risks
Read the article. Basically the South Dakota Democratic Party is sponsoring early vote rallies on Indian reservations and providing food for the attendees.
Two things about this:
-Democrats garner 95% of the vote on resservations
-it appears very likely it is illegal in the state of South Dakota
The Democratic Party has a long history of being helpful with voters; giving homeless people cigarettes, going into nursing homes and "helping" the residents vote, on and on.
Now for the million dollar question though:
What happens if this is determined to be illegal?
The state Republican Party has asked for an investigation but they are actively holding the rallies.
What about the votes they garner with this? Do they toss them? This seems unfair to the people who voted.
Do they fine them? They get, what, a $10,000 fine? This is just a campaign expenditure. Cheaper than a commercial buy.
This is becoming a standard m.o. for the Democrats.
Look at the Minnesota Senate election. Several local (democratic) election officials allowed enough felons to vote to swing the election to Al Franken. So what? He's still in the Senate.
Go back to the 2000 Presidential election in Florida. The Democrats would have given the election to Al Gore by counting invalid ballots if the Supreme Court had not stopped them.
The military ballots that have not been counted over the years, there's a reason the Dems do this. How many elections has this effected?
What about the dead voting?
It is known in the 2004 election that people were voting in more than one state.
Cuyahoga County in Ohio (a democratic stronghold) in 2008 the registered voter count was 100,000 higher than the actual number of people eligible to vote. At this time I saw a news feature of voters registered in Cleveland, in Cuyahoga County, at addresses that don't exist. One person was registered several times on one block, some of them at non-existant addresses.
ACORN. One word says it all.
So, again, what do we do about it?
I don't have the answer, just wondering if anyone else does.