Democrat voters, pulse optional
Michigan Democrats are so loyal to their party, the Detroit News reports, that not even death can stop them from voting:
Fred Douglas Henley would have been 75 years old when the city of Detroit says he walked into a polling precinct and voted on Nov. 8. Henley, however, died the day before the election, and his voting address long has been vacant and boarded up.
Blanche Credit died in 2003. But she's recorded as voting in November, too.
Then there's Michael Hollingsworth, whom the Detroit Department of Elections says voted at his precinct despite serving a life sentence for first-degree murder. ...
Detroit's election records are so plagued with mistakes and inconsistencies -- including voter registry rolls packed with as many as 20,000 dead people and roughly 100,000 wrong addresses -- that the overall integrity of Detroit elections is in question.
Hat tip: Blue State Conservatives.
Hmmm. Detroit is just about 100% Democratic, and carries 20,000 dead people on its voter rolls. Wonder why it's so tough for the GOP to win statewide elections in Michigan.
It's always been this way. As we explain in DONKEY CONS, many historians have concluded that John F. Kennedy stole the 1960 election with vote fraud in Chicago and Texas.
Democrats fiercely oppose any effort at real election reform, because they know full well that in many states, their only hope of winning lies on vote fraud in cities like Detroit. A former Democratic congressman explained to John Fund why Democrats are so willing to steal elections: "When many Republicans lose an election, they go back into what they call the private sector. When many Democrats lose an election, they lose power and money. They need to eat, and people will do an awful lot in order to eat."
Corrupt voter registration rolls -- packed with the names of people, living or dead, who don't vote -- are the key to vote fraud. The names of these "ghost" voters are available to be cast illegitimately by corrupt election officials, and can be used to decide the outcome of any election that's reasonably close.
Democrats have never hesitated to resort to vote fraud. Thomas Jefferson was elected president in 1800 with the aid of vote fraud in New York engineered by Aaron Burr, and stealing elections was developed to a high art by Tammany Hall. Describing the election of Democrat Fernando Wood as mayor of New York in 1854, historian Gustavus Myers explained where Wood got his votes:
The disreputable classes, believing that his success meant increased prosperity to themselves, energetically supported Wood, and the liquor-dealers formally commended him. In the city at this time were about 10,000 shiftless, unprincipled persons who lived by their wits and the labor of others. The trade of a part of these was turning primary elections, packing nominating conventions, repeating [i.e., they voted multiple times] and breaking up meetings. Most of these were Wood’s active allies.
Then, in 1856, it was even worse:
On election day the scum of the town shouted, repeated and bruised for Wood. Candidates were traded openly, and bribing was unconcealed.
The majority of the policemen were off on furlough, given by the Mayor as head of the Police Department, assisting actively for his reelection. At the polling places, so terrific was the competition for the millions of city plunder, that the Wood and anti-Wood men fought savagely. ... [T]he day was enlivened with assaults, riots and stabbings. ...
The Republicans maintained that 10,000 fraudulent Democratic votes were cast in New York City and Brooklyn.
Corruption is bred deeply into the bones of the Democratic Party -- part of that donkey DNA -- and thus it is not surprising to learn that the dead vote in a Democratic stronghold like Detroit.