Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Alleged Voter Registration Fraud Lighting Up Houston

All of Harris County's voting machines torched in a 3-alarm fire set by arsonists

Houston - Voters registered in vacant lots, halfway houses with only a few beds shown as addresses for 40 or more voters, some registered as many as six times – all this and more prompted Tea Party activists to go after registration fraud in the Bayou City.

The top voter registrar in this county turned over a list of 23,207 phony registrants to the District Attorney, all of them allegedly signed up by a former union official.

“The integrity of the voting rolls in Harris County appears to be under an organized and systematic attack by the group operating under the name Houston Votes,” said Leo Vasquez, Voter Registrar in the nation's 4th largest city.

When Catherine Engelbrecht and friends from the King Street Patriots volunteered as poll watchers in 2008, they said they were shocked by what appeared to be widespread slipshod and fraudulent practices by election judges.

Their subsequent investigations have netted former Service Employees International Union (SEIU) member Steve Caddle as a suspect in alleged massive voter registration fraud.

Mr. Caddle has admitted that “There have been mistakes made.”

Non-citizens have been found to be registered to vote; one deputy registrar turned in 1,597 applications in one day with the same person listed multiple times, often with different signatures; all these revelations prompted Mr. Vasquez to look at who was turning in the registration applications.

In a disturbing development, a person or persons unknown torched all of Harris County's voting machines in a three-alarm fire investigators have declared a case of arson.

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