Voter Fraud Is an Extremely Minor Problem, You Say?

16 09 2016

St. Louis City

The do-over special election for House-78-D was today, and Bruce Franks easily won.

This is what happens when elections are honest.

Last month, the raw vote total was Penny Hubbard 2203, Franks 2113.  Tonight’s results are Franks 2234, Hubbard 701.  As you can see, Franks got about the same number of votes, maybe slightly more because a handful of people voted for him out of spite and out of sympathy for the first election being stolen from him; as it was, there were 314 votes last month for the token sacrificial lamb Republican in House-78-R, so some of those voted today for Franks.  However, the raw vote total for Penny Hubbard went way down, from 2203 to 701.  What percentage of that 1,500 vote margin was fraudulent in last month’s vote?  Let’s be generous and say half of it, for 750.  There are about 19,000 registered voters in House-78, so that’s close to 4% fraud over the total possible electorate, and 17% of last month’s actual turnout.  Extrapolate this over many precincts, and all I can say is that when blacks and others want to commit voter fraud, they can do it, very easily.  Yes, I’m thinking that a certain big election four years ago needs an asterisk.

One other thing we shouldn’t forget is that the only reason this do-over happened was because a black Democrat was the victim of black Democrat voter fraud.  If the victim was anything but, nobody would have cared.  How do I know?  Because there have been many such “anything but” victims in this town over the years, and nobody gave a shit then.

Now, Mr. Franks, let’s talk about your professional wardrobe.  Since we’ll be seeing each other often in the first four and a half months of next year, even though I very rarely have to deal with General Assembly Democrats, I don’t need to be seeing you in faded cartoon T-shirts.

Why I’m #NRx

7 09 2016

Washington, D.C.


Colonel Sanders wants you to eat more fried chicken rather than the same or less, and he’s not going to let anything get in the way of that. Likewise, democracy wants more voters over time, not the same or fewer, and it isn’t going to let immigration laws or voter fraud laws get in the way.

Solution is simple.

Dood, Seriously?

6 09 2016


As the Toast Burns in House-78-D.


You came to a news conference at the City BOEC dressed like that.

If he winds up winning the special election and joins the House, it will be interesting to see how he dresses for work.  For that, I’ll have a front row seat.

Also, Nixon reshuffled the deck on the board itself.


Taken My Advice

2 09 2016


Judge throws out House-78-D, orders a new election two weeks from today.

Turns out the source of the fraud is the fact that Rodney Hubbard, Penny’s husband, is the party committee chairman for the city’s fifth ward, which is entirely, in House-78, and he not only has the ability to stuff boxes, it seems like he did.  While I don’t pay that much attention to the way special interests and some of my colleagues deal with General Assembly Democrats, I do know that Penny Hubbard is very open to voting against the mainstream of her own party for the right price.

I can also assure you this isn’t the first instance of voter fraud in the City of St. Louis.  It’s just one of the few that involve black Democrats victimizing other black Democrats, so the victim can’t be intimidated by racism cat calls into not pressing the matter.


Thoughts of Hell

17 08 2016

St. Louis City

I wrote here two weeks ago, about the House-78-D race which I otherwise didn’t care about, that:

…I noticed that Penny Hubbard, the incumbent, got a stiff challenge from forty-something comic book enthusiast and street activist Bruce Franks.  The only reason I’m writing about this is that, like I said, St. Louis City reports absentees first then about equal chunks of one-thirds of the boxes.  Hubbard won about 80% of the absentee votes, but only won the whole thing by a 51-49 margin, or by 84 actual votes.  Whenever there is such a severe difference between absentees and election day boxes, it’s safe to presume that there was some funny business with absentee ballots.  If I was Bruce Franks, I’d press the matter.  The Hubbard family, and there are several of them involved in various political offices, has enough pull to get enough people to send in enough phony absentee ballots.

For some reason, even though I’m two-thirds of a state away and I don’t avail myself to Democrat and aligned grapevines wherever I am, somehow I’ve been able to pick up on talk that the voter fraud allegations are starting to gain serious legs and it’s rattling the City BOEC.  The only reason why this one will get heeded is because it’s black Democrat on black Democrat.  City voter fraud between 1987 and 1993 which altered the outcome of city school board elections and the 1993 citywide office races, including for mayor, never seemed to matter.

Look Who Believes In Voter Fraud

31 07 2016


The very people telling us that it doesn’t exist.

To wit:  At the time of this writing, on the “Recommended List” of other stories on the right side, there’s a link to the story that kvetches about the evil of requiring photo ID to vote.

In the minds of the Kossacks, voter fraud exists when an establishment Democrat closely defeats a populist sorta-Democrat, but it does not exist when an establishment Democrat closely defeats any Republican.  Gotcha.

Though in reality, this particular case that HRC beat Bern because of voter fraud is weak.  She won because of black voters casting legitimate ballots.

Then again, we neoreactionaries have the ideal solution to voter fraud.  Except nobody’s interested in our solutions.

On the Heels of Hope

8 07 2015

Jefferson City

Kander signs off on the circulation of a ballot referendum to require photo ID to vote.

Notice that “John Ashcroft” who lives in zip code 63146 submitted them.  It’s not that John Aschroft, it’s his son who usually goes by Jay instead of John, the one who narrowly lost a run for State Senate 24 last November, but is running for Kander’s job in 2016.

Of course I’ll sign the petition, and of course I’ll vote for the measure if it makes the ballot and if I’m in the mood to vote, a mood which is declining over time.  But I don’t see the point, because on the heels of every good initiative petition lies John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy.  Need I remind you?