July 6, 2010
Former Chicago Machine Player Issues Warning to Sharron Angle Campaign
What follows is a non-verbatim account of an interview with Mr. X. His exact language is in quotes. Mr. X was deeply involved in Chicago Machine politics for many years. He has intimate knowledge of those responsible for manipulating the Cook County electoral process toward the outcome intended by the Machine. He eventually went undercover for the FBI and testified in trials that resulted in multiple convictions. He now lives outside Illinois. Mr. X has reason to believe that Nevada GOP Senatorial Candidate Sharron Angle, who is running against Sen. Harry Reid, will face a level of corrupt electioneering practices equal to what he witnessed for many years in Chicago. This is his warning to the Angle Campaign.
The first thing the Angle Campaign has to do is scrub the voter registration list and get the dead people, the people who have moved away from Nevada, and the other fictitious voters off the list.
"There are thousands of them there."
In the 2008 election, ACORN's Las Vegas office got raided by the police in early October. Its people were charged with 26 counts of voter fraud and thirteen counts for compensating those who were registering voters; they're felony charges. In August 2009, a Nevada director for ACORN pled guilty to conspiracy to compensate workers for registering of voters.
Just because ACORN was busted in Las Vegas doesn't mean that voter fraud is over in Nevada. In fact, it's the opposite. To think otherwise is "crazy."
"And I'm sure there are plenty of groups out there who will take money to register phony voters."
Angle's supporters have to find the phony names on the voter registration list. There'll be thousands of them, many of whom will be voting by absentee ballot.
"In Chicago, in every election, there are many absentee ballots, and a lot of them are sent in by Precinct Captains, or by someone associated with the campaign."
Next, on Election Day, the Angle Campaign will need an army of trained poll watchers.
"In Chicago, the Precinct Captains watch to see who votes and who doesn't. Then, at the end of the day, others will cast votes for those who haven't shown up to vote, all under the direction of the Precinct Captain. If the actual voter shows up later, they're given someone else's card. The Republican poll watchers don't stop this. Hell, most of them are actually Democrats."
Remember, someone alive has to vote in place of a dead person. It's easier to clean the list before Election Day because on that day, it's too late.
"In Chicago, the Precinct Captain sometimes goes into the polling booth to make sure the ghost voter votes correctly, making sure they pull the right lever, if they aren't that bright. Even pulling it for them."
When it comes to counting the votes, if paper ballots are used, it's easy enough to void a vote for someone you don't want to win. You take a ballot punched for the opposition and also mark it for the person you want to win. It voids the whole ballot and the opposition loses a vote.
Lastly, Angle's people need to watch for a third-party candidate.
"In Chicago we run a third candidate just to take votes away from the opposition candidate. We call these third candidates 'faces.' They're shills. Just a face we throw in as a bogus candidate. This is one of the greatest games played in Chicago. Today, the most powerful alderman in Chicago brags about having phony candidates run in certain races to take away votes that would otherwise go to an opponent.
"You can bet that any third-party candidate in the race between Reid and Angle will be used to take votes away from Angle."
So first, scrub the voter registration lists, looking for phony names. Then have an army of people prepared to be poll watchers on Election Day, trained to look for voter fraud.
And in the run-up to the election, don't be surprised if the Reid people secretively finance and encourage a third-party candidate with the sole purpose of diverting anti-Reid votes to help him in his race against Angle. You don't think this'll happen?
"Wake up and smell the bacon. They've been doing that in Chicago for years. Why do you think they call Cook County 'crook county'?"
If the Angle Campaign don't think they're up against a Cook County Chicago Machine-like voter fraud effort, then they're in for the shock of their lives when the pre-election polls show Angle ahead, and then, when the votes are counted, Reid ends up the winner.