O'Keefe Video: Voter Fraud Ground Zero in 'Ghetto Aurora'

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A Greenpeace activist supporting Senator Mark Udall has been caught on undercover video by James O’Keefe claiming "Ghetto Aurora" is a great town in which to commit voter fraud. I can’t find Ghetto Aurora on a map, but the activist says it is in Colorado.

It’s no surprise that the best place to commit voter fraud is Colorado.

If you deliberately tried to design an election system to aid fraud, here’s how you’d do it: you’d put ballots in the hands of folks that you have some indication no longer live where they did long ago. You’d make sure folks got ballots, even if many of the counties had more people on the voter rolls than people alive. Then you’d make sure that voting is decentralized, out of the sight of election officials, so that there is no way to know who is really voting on the ballots.

Check, check and check. Welcome to Colorado’s new vote-by-mail system.

One of the first things Democrats did when they turned Colorado blue was to change the election system to all-mail.  Not content to just mail ballots upon request, Colorado took large numbers of voters who were inactive, and presto, converted them to active status. Everyone gets a ballot in the mail, whether they requested one or not.

Vote-by-mail puts our elections in the hands of the people who bring you your neighbors' mail: the United States Postal Service. Remember that soaking wet pile of pulp they delivered once? Maybe next time it’s your ballot. Vote-by-mail advocates and Democrats (but I repeat myself) will tell you voting by mail is easier, and better, and sugar plums and unicorns. What they don’t tell you is that vote-by-mail is a system that empowers the criminal element.

The culture of lawlessness that exists in many parts of American life loves vote-by-mail.

James O’Keefe captured some of that lawless culture on tape. The “Happening Girl,” so familiar with "Ghetto Aurora" and how it might be a good place to find unused ballots, is part of that culture. We’ll get to her not-so-hidden racism in a moment. But Happening Girl wasn’t offended or shocked by the prospect of someone dumpster diving to vote multiple times.

That's what tolerance of lawlessness looks like:


Vote-by-mail will send ballots out to people who no longer live where they are registered to vote. Vote-by-mail empowers left-wing ballot harvesters to go door-to-door, to not only collect ballots but to stand over voters and “help” them vote.

Nobody will see it. Nobody will be able to prove it happened very easily.

I had to prove identical circumstances once in a voter trial. Notaries in Mississippi were harvesting illegal votes in people’s homes.  It takes enormous time, resources, and luck to find voters willing to say they let someone else vote their ballot.

We proved it in Mississippi. I can assure you it is now happening in Colorado.