(Lori Piotrowski) – Friday afternoon, thirty people packed the back room of Mundo’s to learn how liberal organizations are undermining the voting process and what they can do to prevent voter fraud.
Anita MonCrief, who is probably best known for blowing the whistle on ACORN’s fraudulent voter registration processes, shared some of her experiences while at ACORN.
“For a while the news media would show a video of ACORN activists wearing their T-shirts, demonstrating in the streets in front of banks and other offices. They would show a woman with her baby next to her—I was that woman.”
She continued, “The left uses young people because of the fire in their bellies. Their conviction is what sells the cause. After a few years, most of them leave disillusioned.”
MonCrief herself is only 32, and she now works to prevent voter fraud that is occurring throughout the U.S. and protect voter integrity.
“Poverty is big business. These organizations have big budgets—ACORN’s budget was $35 million/year. They have a vested interest in keeping people in victimhood. As we fight with each other, we don’t see the real issues.”
She cautioned attendees that George Soros, who helped to fund ACORN in Arkansas during Clinton’s tenure as governor, is still behind the scenes. The person to keep a watch on, however, is Jonathan Soros, George’s son. “George likes to throw money at an organization, but Jonathan likes to get involved in the process,” she said.
One of the biggest problems in voter integrity is the early voting process. “The people in the election department don’t want to disenfranchise any voter, so it’s easy for organizations to overwhelm the office with thousands of voter registration forms in the last week. The workers just don’t have time to verify each one.”
MonCrief cautioned attendees to watch out for several key issues:
1) Universal Voter Registration. Senator Schumer (D-NY) brings up this bill on a regular basis; it will go into government databases, from institutions such as motor vehicle registration, welfare, as well as other sources, to automatically register voters. There is no provision to verify citizenship in this process.
2) Women who are married should verify that someone hasn’t registered to vote using their maiden name.
3) None of the 50 states is in compliance with the help America Vote Act.
4) The Secretary of State project, implemented by George Soros, works to put “friendlies” into this position, an effort to avoid a recount that may be unfavorable to their candidates. This happened in Minnesota, with Mark Ritchie, and in Ohio, with Jennifer Brunner. In Minnesota, Al Franken ended up winning the recount when absentee ballots were found and counted (100% of which had voted for Franken). In both instances, Ritchie and Brunner later ran for Senate.
5) Voter fraud isn’t politically expedient to prosecute. As a result, those who ran ACORN were “given a slap on the wrist” and are now working in Project Vote, which had been ACORN’s voter registration arm. MonCrief suggested that voter fraud should be made a felony.
“An educated voter is a powerful voter,” MonCrief concluded, “if they think and vote their values rather than for the promises of the candidate.”