Just when you thought all was safe and you could sleep thinking everything would be alright with no vote fraud in sight here in Virginia, you are proven wrong.
Recently, the influx of new voter registration in Virginia has brought a tidal wave of vote fraud here in the Commonwealth. Thousands of college students enrolled at Virginia colleges and universities are not just registered here, but in their home states as well. These students have also applied for absentee ballots in their home states. Hmmm, something sounds fishy, eh?
In Pennsylvania alone, eight localities have confirmed that over 350 individuals were registered both there and here in Virginia. 40 of those individuals have requested absentee ballots from their home jurisdictions.
The Secretary of the Board of Elections, Nancy Rodrigues, has decided to do the right thing and turn the names of those asking for absentee ballots in other states, who have applied to vote here over to the Virginia State Police.
You may wonder who had a direct hand in this. According to The Virginian-Pilot, the Chief of Staff to Gov. Tim Kaine (who ironically serves in a leadership role on Presidential candidate Barack Obama’s campaign) assisted local election boards in easing the restrictions for registering college students in the Commonwealth.
State records indicate that after complaints from the Obama camp and warnings from voter advocacy groups about some registration practices, Wayne Turnage, Kaine’s chief of staff, directed officials of the State Board of Elections to send new guidance to registrars processing registration applications from students.
Turnage also inserted himself into the drafting process for that guidance, acting as an editor for the staff of the Elections Board as it developed the document, the records show.
With Kaine serving as a national co-chair of the Obama campaign, “you’d think he’d want to take a step back” from anything that would involve his office in the mechanics of the election, said Jeff Frederick, the state GOP chairman.
Delacey Skinner, a spokeswoman for Kaine’s office, said Turnage was acting simply to help the Elections Board ensure that the election runs smoothly and that every eligible voter is able to participate.
“We have a responsibility to make sure they have everything that they need,” Skinner said. There’s no allegation that Turnage influenced the Elections Board to give Obama’s registration workers an advantage over other groups or to make it easier for students than for other prospective voters to sign up, she noted.
So, what we have here might be a case of the Kaine administration and the Obama campaign participating in possible vote fraud to steal the vote. I am not accusing anyone here, but something sounds downright odd and should be looked into further.