Blog on the Run: Reloaded

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 7:13 pm

Notifying the U.S. Attorney of a crime in Pennsylvania

Here’s Mike Turzai, leader of the Republicans in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives:

Note what he’s saying here: his party plans to carry the state by suppressing the votes of Pennsylvania Democrats who are legally entitled to vote.

For the record, under 18 U.S.C. 241, conspiring to deny a person his civil rights is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

If any Blog on the Run readers live in Pennsylvania, you might want to contact Peter J. Smith, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, and make him aware of Mr. Turzai’s conspiracy. You can contact Mr. Smith at P.O. Box 309, Scranton, PA 18501-0309.


  1. The above clip was taken from MSNBC and also the Rev Al Show.

    Ken Shepherd takes apart the hysteria.

    “It seems facts are an inconvenient nuisance to anchors at MSNBC, especially when they get in the way of their favored narratives. A perfect case in point is morning anchor Thomas Roberts who treated his 11 a.m. Eastern MSNBC Live audience to an error-laden report on the GOP’s supposed concerted effort to “block the vote” in states like Ohio and Pennsylvania.

    Roberts began by noting a GOP legislator Mike Turzai (R) from the neighboring state of Pennsylvania, whose “recent comment” has “revived debate over what many say is a concerted Republican effort to block key votes in battleground states.”

    “The Department of State estimates 96,000 voters could be turned away in Pa. because they don’t have a valid photo ID,” Roberts noted playing a sound bite of Turzai. But under the law, no voter will really be “turned away” for lack of ID. According to the website for the National Conference of State Legislatures, the new voter ID law allows voters without photo ID to cast provisional ballots at the polling place.

    Such voters have six days thereafter to mail in, fax in, or present in person their photo ID to their respective county elections board to get their provisional ballot counted.”

    Crime ? Ain’t no stinking crime here. Move along.

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Wednesday, June 27, 2012 8:46 pm @ 8:46 pm

  2. Provisional ballots have a way of not getting counted. Ask Al Gore.

    Comment by Lex — Wednesday, June 27, 2012 10:15 pm @ 10:15 pm

  3. Compromise with vote fraud deniers yields nothing

    ” Governor Bob McDonnell’s signing of the Virginia voter ID bill yields a valuable lesson for Republicans working on voter integrity measures in the future: compromise cannot purchase peace from voter fraud deniers.

    McDonnell signed an extraordinarily timid voter ID bill last week and then ordered the state board of elections to mail voter cards to every voter. The cards, which do NOT contain photo identification, can be used in the polls instead of a photo ID. In other words, anyone who obtains one of the cards can still vote in the name of a dead voter. Consider the actions of Lafayette Keaton in Oregon for an example of how this could work. Keaton is not the only person to have voted in the name of the dead. But mailing of the cards eliminates the argument that some voters will not have ID to use on election day, except it really doesn’t.

    See, rational people presume mailing new cards to every voter solves the problem.

    But voter fraud deniers aren’t rational people. They fear that irresponsible voters will lose their cards, that the disorganized and marginal will misplace their cards and be disenfranchised on election day. The voter fraud deniers use the lowest-common-denominator voter to argue that any given election integrity measure disenfranchises voters”

    And that of course is hysterical BS !!!!!

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Thursday, June 28, 2012 11:53 am @ 11:53 am

  4. Call the US Attorney in Mini-soda.. Oh wait. Never mind . An Obama appointee will always look the other way when Democrats are involved.

    Protecting A Core Constituency

    ” Democrats treat illegal voters as a core constituency. There may be some other explanation for the Democrats’ adamant opposition to requiring voters to present photo identification prior to voting, but it seems to me by far the simplest and therefore likely true under a political application of Occam’s Razor.

    We see the Democrats’ protection racket at work in Minnesota. Last year Governor Dayton vetoed a bill passed by Republicans in the state House and Senate that would have required photo identification. John wrote about it here.

    Minnesota’s same-day voter registration law facilitates voter fraud. It is accompanied by an absurd system whereby a resident of a precinct can “vouch” for as many as 15 people who are not registered in the precinct and have no identification that would otherwise allow them to register. As John explained, this means that Democrats can station an operative at a polling place, bus in students from Wisconsin, illegal immigrants, and so on, and allow illegal voters to vote by having their operative vouch for the crew.”

    Comment by Fred Gregory — Sunday, July 1, 2012 11:57 am @ 11:57 am

  5. The minute he can prove an actual instance of voting fraud has occurred, I’ll start worrying. Until then, saying that “Democrats treat illegal voters as a core constituency” is libel, and he knows it.

    Comment by Lex — Sunday, July 1, 2012 9:14 pm @ 9:14 pm

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