New phone app to help Latino citizens monitor polling stations
On the eve of the national elections, a non-profit group, Latino Justice, is offering a new polling place phone App designed to enable volunteers to monitor Election Day fraud. The new phone app claims users can instantaneously report any voter suppression tactics, intimidation, language barriers, voting rights violations or other types of discrimination that voters might encounter at polling stations at Tuesday’s election.
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According to iTunes, “Cada Voto Cuenta is Latino Justice PRLDEF’s nonpartisan free voter protection App, designed to enable nonpartisan volunteers and the general public to serve as eyes and ears on the ground during elections, and to instantly monitor and report any voter suppression tactics, intimidation, language barriers, voting rights violations or other types of discrimination that voters might encounter or that could affect access to the ballot.”
The App is currently available in 5 states (NY, NC, FLA, GA, and PA) in Spanish and English, and contains helpful “Know Your Rights” educational information in both languages, in NY, NC, FLA, GA, and PA. Latino Justice is a non-profit 501(c)(3) civil rights legal defense fund set up to create their version of an equitable society. The group claims to use the law, advocacy, and education, to ensure Latinos succeed in school and work.
Meanwhile, election officials in Ohio have taken a different tactic and told potential poll watchers they are not welcome in some districts, citing their presence could intimidate voters.
Ohio’s secretary of state, Jon Husted said: “I am in charge of elections in Ohio, and they’re not going to be rigged. Our institutions, like our election system, is one of the bedrocks of American democracy. We should not question it or the legitimacy of it. It works very well. In places like Ohio, we make it easy to vote and hard to cheat.”
“The idea of widespread voter fraud would require some systemic problem in our system, and so if there’s a systemic problem, please identify it. Don’t just make an allegation on Twitter. Tell me, tell the secretaries of state around the country what the problem is so that we can fix it,” Husted added. “But right now we’re not aware of any systemic problems in our voting system. Are there cases of voter fraud? Absolutely, there are cases of voter fraud. But it’s rare, and we catch these people. Most times we catch them before their vote is even counted. And we hold them accountable. And we’re building the better system every single day.”
With all the talk of election fraud being tossed around will poll watchers and law enforcement help or hinder the hotly contested election on Tuesday?
For those who dismiss voter fraud, they say it’s only a handful of votes and they will not determine the outcome of important elections. However, Miami-Dade Florida State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle charged Gladys Coego a week ago for multiple votes for a local mayor. Not a big deal, but she was working as an official counter of absentee ballots. “Coego was charged with two felony counts of marking another person’s ballot,” according to Reuters.
While all violations are important, there are much bigger fraudulent actions that Mr. Trump is concerned about.
Christian Adams of the Election Law Center and the Public Interest Legal Foundation and author of the book Injustice: Exposing the Racial Agenda of the Obama Justice Department discussed some alarming voter fraud issues that the Main Stream Media is not reporting. He told radio host Alex Marlow that he did not count hacker penetration of voting machines among a clear and present threat.
“This is a total distraction. It is impossible to hack the voting machines,” he explained. “Electronic voting machines are not the issue. I’m convinced this is a distraction by the Left to make conservatives look utterly crazy, like chupacabra-type crazy. These machines are decentralized. It’s just crazy. It is not the problem. Paper ballots are the problem. If you want to worry about rigging an election, get rid of paper ballots. They’re the worst possible form of election.”
While this may shock many traditional voters who have watched the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, release 30,000 hacked emails, Adams warns the bigger problem lies with the fact that “the Left has created structural edifices to influence the atmosphere of the election. In other words, they just don’t rely on, like, some joker in Philadelphia to cast a phony ballot. They change the rules. The rules of the game are constantly being changed – not in October, but in January, in the December before the election.”
So what are Adam’s top-three fears in the 2016 presidential election?
“The biggest one, it’s easy. It’s not machines. It’s alien voting,” he revealed. “I’ve been litigating cases around the country. I just sued two Virginia counties this week for concealing alien voting records, the list of foreigners who are on the voter rolls. In Virginia alone, Alex, our litigation found a thousand aliens in just eight counties. These are the only eight counties that complied with our document requests. And they were voting! So if you take a thousand aliens who were accidentally caught in eight Virginia counties, and there’s 135 Virginia counties, that tells you that the number of aliens on the voter rolls in just this swing state is in the five figures.”
The fraud continued to play out in Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Arizona, Texas, Pennsylvania as well as California. “California became the deepest shade of blue, in part, because of problems with the voter rolls, with illegal alien voting,” Adams said.
“We have a blind spot. I don’t think Republicans are aware of this problem to the degree they need to be. Some of them are. Most aren’t. There are very few tools, and the Obama administration has been blocking the use of those tools. For example, there is a federal database called SAVE. It is a list of aliens, all the aliens who are in the federal system. Under federal law, that data has to be made available to the states. Well, when Florida asked for that data to clean their voter rolls, the Obama administration refused to give it. So Florida had to sue in federal court to get it. They got it. The DHS is throttling it. They’re making it very hard to use the data.”
If by some miracle Trump manages to win, Adams suggested one of the first things he should act on is changing the voting process.
“The first thing that he (Trump) should do – the first thing, possibly the most important thing, you talk about draining the swamp – the first thing he should do is make the DHS – Department of Homeland Security SAVE data – available to election officials around the country.”
In the meantime, vote!