Cecil Pearson’s daughter Darlene told him she voted for Barack Obama for president. President of what? Cecil says Darlene couldn’t tell you. Darlene, 40, is developmentally disabled and functions cognitively at about the level of a 7-year old. She lives in a group home with five other adult women in Roanoke Rapids. “I was shocked when I learned she had voted,” Pearson told Carolina Journal. “She has never voted. My wife and I became her legal guardians in 1996 to prevent exploitation like this.
This is maddening but not surprising. Examples of this type of voter manipulation and fraud abound. Someone should attempt to prosecute this and find out just WHO delivered the votes. Grease some palms . People will talk. Creating fear that if caught you will be prosecuted is one way to discourage this type of thing. It´s disgusting.
I was a Republican polling judge in St. Louis County, Missouri in the last election. A black woman brought-in her adult son with Down´s Syndrome. She voted and "helped" him vote also. It seemed that he was not really aware of what was occurring and certainly did not have the cognitive power to understand complex political issues. With love and respect I ask, why do we allow people to "help" the mentally disabled to vote? The mother was really just voting twice for Hussein Obama.
The dims are the party of crooks, loons and spending money. How sad that a mentally ill person is dragged in to vote for whoever her family or voter aids suggest. Illegal? I think so, but then that is the dim way. Bunch of crooks and liars.
The Pearsons could have avoided this problem as soon as absentee ballots were being mailed out in their state. They could have started talking to their daughter about voting during this time and kept in touch with her about how her residential facility was getting involved in the process. The minute she responded by telling them she was going to vote, what the facility´s staff were telling her about the candidates, how they were going to help her, etc., the Pearsons could have nipped the problem in the bud and discussed voting with her.
They could also have made this story public during election season that way (although there would likely not be much of a difference, given how stories like this get buried).
A similar thing happened a few years ago in northern California with parents of a developmentally disabled young lady who told them she had to vote for Obama. They went public with their story, and the day program their daughter attended apologized to all the angry families who found out.
This is the most disgusting event I saw or heard about within this past POTUS election. I wonder if these care takers were paid to illicit these Special and mentaly handicapped people to vote for Obama. Acorn will do anything to get a vote for BHO. After all, the Late Community Organizer has a skill after all.That is stealing from the mentaly incompetent. I´ll bet he is proud of how his buddies on the street caught votes anyway they could get them....what pukes
I believe David Horowitz wrote a column about this, as his mentally disabled BIL told the family he had voted for Obama and didn´t know who Obama was! Horowitz was outraged. Do a search for the column.
This happened to me and my daughter, who lives in a residential home and functions at a 2 year old level. When I found out and complained, they couldn´t understand why! They said "this way, you get to vote twice"...no, here in Chicago, that means she cancelled my vote!! I put a stop to it but I know the other residents are taken to vote! Disgusting!!!!
Past Governor, James Doyle, earned the name in Wisconsin as "Jim Bingo Doyle" because he organized or had organized a group of his people to go to nursing homes and "assist the elderly play Bingo" The game was set up on the day of voting, so those lovely volunteers were only too eager to help the elderly in marking their ballots. The volunteers have no shame, the newspapers didn´t write about it or expose it - why should they? These people act in the interet of the MSM.
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Bill Sherrill feels like he has an uphill battle in an effort to continue self-distributing the beer he brews at Red Oak Brewery in Guilford County. He chooses to hire people to distribute his beer instead of going through a distributor. But under current state law, that option would not be available to him once he tops 25,000 barrels of beer per year. [SNIP] Sherrill believes he’s fighting against a powerful lobbying group in the N.C. Beer & Wine Wholesalers Association. He’s tried to get the cap raised in past years, but his efforts have gotten nowhere.
The victims of stolen-identity tax refund fraud are real people, not just statistics. Two of them, whose names came up in a Carolina Journal investigation into tax refund fraud, are Jody A. Freed, of Slatington, Pa., and Evan Russell, who lives in Raleigh. CJ´s investigation of SIRF originated from a tip from a Durham retiree who discovered that the mailbox at his home was being used as a drop site for a tax fraud scheme. [SNIP] The reporting has unearthed refunds from the federal government and from revenue departments in several states, including North Carolina.
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