Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Minnesota's Senator Al Franken May Have Been Elected By Felons

A study was recently released by Minnesota Majority, a watchdog group, and it stated that the 6 month election recount that gave Al Franken his Minnesota Senate seat may have been decided by convicted felons who voted illegally. Minnesota Majority matched publicly-available conviction lists with voting records.

They found 341 felons voted in Minneapolis and 52 felons voted in St. Paul.
This doesn't include the 85 other Minnesota counties.

If you recall, the recount in that Senate race showed that Franken beat Coleman by 312 votes. That is fewer than the 393 number of felons, in two counties alone, whose illegal ballots were counted. Statistically speaking, some studies (Northwestern University) have shown that felons vote 85% of the time for Democrats than Republicans. Felons register more often (75% of the time) as Democrats.

Felons are not allowed to vote.
There isn't any enforcement of the law.
This is an instance of people who are voting illegally.
What's worse is that nothing is being done about it.

It is claimed that it was Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie's "dereliction of duties" that allowed these felons to vote in the 2008 election.

Of course there is now A federal bill that proposes to restore voting rights to convicted felons in the national elections. This is being pushed by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN).

Minnesota's secretary of State, Mark Ritchie was the ACORN supported candidate for Secretary of State.

No surprise.

Dead people, felons, illegal aliens ... and the beat goes on.
No enforcement of our laws.

What about the oath these Secretary of State office holders take when they assume office?
Where is the judiciary?
Where is the press?

(Well, maybe not, given our current political climate)

(Note: In 2008, a group of University of Connecticut journalism students found that about 8,500 dead people were registered to vote, and that clerical errors on the local level made it appear that 300 of them actually had voted)