My American Thinker blog post from November 6, 2012:
Voter Fraud in Nevada
By Matthew Vadum
Remember this classic line from Michael Corleone in The Godfather?
“Luca Brasi held a gun to his head, and my father assured him that either his brains or his signature would be on the contract.”
This is essentially what labor unions are doing in Nevada to help re-elect President Obama.
Culinary Workers Union Local 226 appears to be committing voter registration fraud by hoodwinking noncitizen immigrants into registering to vote and then threatening them if they fail to cast their ill-gotten ballots illegally. People who have been lawfully admitted to permanent residence in the United States, that is, permanent residents or green card holders, do not have the right to vote in elections.
Glenn Cook of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that union members who barely speak English were made to sign voter registration forms without understanding what they were signing.
Union goons then visited those members to press them to vote. When they failed to vote, union officials kept visiting and ramping up the pressure.
“One of the immigrants was visited at home by a Culinary representative and said the operative made threats of deportation if no ballot was cast,” according to Cook.
Cook writes that the immigrants, who refused to be identified in print, said they’re afraid of losing their jobs and being prosecuted for signing a government document that says at the bottom, “I swear or affirm I am a U.S. citizen. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.”
Of course all of this had to be happening in Nevada, a heavily-unionized state plagued by voter fraud.
It was in Nevada that the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) was convicted last year in a massive voter registration fraud conspiracy.
Former senior ACORN executive Amy Adele Busefink was also convicted alongside ACORN. She appealed her conviction on constitutional grounds and was rebuffed last month by the Nevada Supreme Court.
While under indictment in Nevada, Busefink ran ACORN and Project Vote’s disastrous 2008 national voter drive. In that drive election officials invalidated 400,000 of the 1.1 million voter registration packages submitted.
Busefink now works for Project Vote, the ACORN affiliate that employed President Obama in 1992.
In fact, Busefink is running the left-wing group’s national 2012 voter drive.