Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Election Fraud and CEO Pay

News in recent days reveals that 2010 Chief Executive Officer pay jumped more than 36% from the previous two years (determined by averaging CEO pay at the Standard & Poor 500 companies). While unemployment continues to scourge Main Street, Wall Street executives, with what can only be described as modest performance, found their pay increased by 36%. CNN reports: "Paul Hodgson, senior research associate at GMI, said the sharp rise in pay was out of line with the relatively modest improvement that companies typically achieved in profits or share price during 2010. The most lucrative sector for CEO pay was health care, which included three of the nine top-paid executives, including the two most lucrative packages . . . ."

Next, in an under-reported story, a Republican campaign manager in Maryland was convicted of election fraud last week. As discussed by Professor Sherrilyn Ifill at The Root: "Those who are still confused about why Republicans spend so much energy making it harder for people to vote should pay some attention to a case that concluded this week in a courtroom in Baltimore. There, the campaign manager for 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate, and former Maryland governor, Robert Ehrlich was tried and found guilty of election based on an attempt to suppress the African-American vote by authorizing the use of misleading robocalls."


  1. "Those who are still confused about why Republicans spend so much energy making it harder for people to vote should pay some attention to a case that concluded this week in a courtroom in Baltimore ..." -- Professor Sherrilyn Ifill, The Root

    Of course, the suggestion that Republicans are trying to make it harder for people to vote is just nonsense. What they are concerned about is the widespread and blatant corruption of our election process:

    "Top Democrats are aggressively pushing the claim that Republicans’ worries about voter fraud are an insincere excuse to suppress voting by African-Americans and Hispanics. But former Alabama Democratic Rep. Artur Davis told The Daily Caller that anti-fraud measures are needed to protect African-Americans from corrupt political bosses — many of them African-Americans themselves — who run Democratic Party machines in the South ..." -- Daily Caller

    "Fraudulent voting by imaginary voters, not racist obstacles to the ballot box, is the most disturbing and common form of voter suppression facing people of all races, says former Alabama congressman Artur Davis, an African-American Democrat. “I’ve changed my mind on voter ID laws — I think Alabama did the right thing in passing one — and I wish I had gotten it right when I was in political office,” Davis wrote in an October 17 op-ed published in the Montgomery Advertiser. “The truth is that the most aggressive contemporary voter suppression in the African American community, at least in Alabama, is the wholesale manufacture of ballots, at the polls and absentee, in parts of the Black Belt.” Davis had particular scorn for “voting the names of the dead, and the nonexistent, and the too-mentally-impaired to function,” which he wrote “cancels out the votes of citizens who are exercising their rights.” -- Daily Caller

    "QUITMAN, GA (WALB) - 12 former Brooks County officials were indicted for voter fraud. The suspects are accused of illegally helping people vote by absentee ballot." -- WALB

    FBI arrests 8 in Florida for absentee ballot fraud - Red State

    Absentee ballot fraud in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Alabama - FOX News

    The Democrats union allies are experts at voter fraud:

    Top Union Official Caught on Tape Discussing Voter Fraud You have to hear it to believe it.

    After watching the above video exposing union election fraud in NJ, read this story from NY: Senate update: Dems say new machines found in Buffalo - Capitol Confidential

    AFSCME vote for the mentally disabled in Minn.

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    ‏Meanwhile, members of the military deployed overseas - who tend to vote Republican - routinely have the voting rights compromised by Democrat officials:

    “Decisions by Washington bureaucrats over the next four weeks will have a profound impact on the upcoming November election. These bureaucrats will decide whether or not those serving in the military from twelve states will have a full and effective opportunity to participate. If they choose to do anything other than aggressively enforce federal laws protecting military voters, many of those serving our nation won’t have a voice. ... Twelve states want waivers from having to send ballots to overseas military on time. ... The DOJ would never adopt such an equivocal approach to protecting the voting rights of a racial minority.” -- At DOJ, Military Voting Rights Hang in the Balance, PJTV

    "CHICAGO (WLS) - The U.S. Justice Department is investigating whether the state of Illinois missed the deadline for mailing absentee ballots to members of the military and other overseas American voters as part of a new federal overseas voting law ... Overseas ballots could be a deciding factor in Illinois' mid-term elections where recent polls show a tight U.S. Senate race between Republican Mark Kirk and Democrat Alexi Giannoulias. Republican Bill Brady has an edge over Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn for governor." -- WLS

    "More than one week after its extended deadline, New York still hasn't mailed out absentee ballots to all its 320,000 military servicemen and women and overseas voters, in clear violation of the MOVE Act, has learned ... New York was granted a waiver to this deadline by the Department of Justice ... "The gravity of New York's failure cannot be overstated. With approximately 50,000 military and overseas voters in New York City alone, there is no doubt that the November elections could be altered by this failure," said Eric Eversole, a former Justice Department voting section attorney who recently started a nonprofit organization, Military Voter Protection Project, to protect military voting rights." -- FOX News

    As for the Maryland case, It seems that in Democrat controlled Baltimore, not all voter suppression cases are treated the same: Will Gansler investigate CASA's voter suppression?