February 23, 2007
Suspected double voter

The Jefferson County Auditor has referred to the county prosecutor a case of suspected double voting in this month's special election. These documents tell the story.

Rebekah McGuire's ballot was set aside for signature mismatch. The challenged voter stated that she was out of the country and did not vote the ballot. The signature on her ballot envelope bears an interesting resemblance to the signature of her husband, Todd McGuire. One of Rebekah's statements to the Auditor said that Todd was with her on the trip, the other statement omitted the bit about her husband.

Todd and Rebekah McGuire are active Democrat donors. Todd was the campaign treasurer for a Democrat County Commissioner. Rebekah is on the Executive Board of the Jefferson County Democrats. I find it hard to believe that such upstanding citizens would vote illegally.

Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at February 23, 2007 02:43 PM | Email This
1. "I find it hard to believe that such upstanding citizens would vote illegally."

Yeah, and people wonder how the Demorats can betray our troops in a time of war too. It's happening!

As long as they can get away with it, we should all recognize that there are few limits to what the Demorats are capable of, and the only thing they really care anything about is gaining and retaining their power over others.

Posted by: MJC on February 23, 2007 03:14 PM
2. Rossi had the last election stolen because the Rs didn't want to nitpick during the trial. Durkan did; the judge sided with Durkan.

I am glad some of those nimrods got us all fired up again. Keep up the keeping up.

I think the stuff you discovered and are still discovering is just the tip of the iceberg (that is slowly melting away by your efforts?).

Posted by: swatter on February 23, 2007 03:29 PM
3. Democrats doing something illegal they feel is justified by the ends?

Perish the thought.

Posted by: Jeff B. on February 23, 2007 03:31 PM
4. After all voting should as easy as possible, quit your complaining. when are you going to give up become enlightened like Europe.

When Do The Monkeys Get To Vote? (Spain's socialist party wants to give monkeys human rights)
The Spain Herald ^ | Wednesday, April 26, 2006 | Ignacio Villa

After learning of the Socialist Party's interest in passing a parliamentary initiative that would equate men with monkeys, the obvious question is: are monkeys going to be allowed to vote in the next general elections? Knowing the socialists, all this interest in caring for simian has to have electoral echo among chimpanzees. It sounds like a joke, but sadly it is not. We have an administration that reduces individual freedom, disdains life and attacks the family. But wait... it has time enough to ensure primates get their due in Parliament.

Among other things, this initiative hopes to include simians in the category of "people" and, thereby, grant them legal and moral protection. It wants to defend their interests just as it does with under-age children and handicapped people. Moreover, the initiative asks for recognition of monkeys' right to life, to freedom, to not being tortured or enslaved.

Where does this government want to take the nation? We already know it wants to change the Spanish model of society in every way possible. But this is just part of its mockery, provocation and insult -all leading it to utter ridiculousness. We all know Zapatero's sectarianism and that of his party and administration, but we couldn't imagine they would reach such an embarrassing extreme. Apparently, primates are now the parliamentary priority. Perhaps this is in honor of "Snowflake's" replacement learning Catalan.

We can imagine the Spanish simian community is thrilled to have a Prime Minister like Zapatero. Any day now we will have gorillas marching down the Castellana protesting for the right to vote in elections. Little by little. We can only hope Zapatero, obsessed with granting whatever anyone asks as long as it is not a concession to the Popular Party, doesn't give them the vote. Well, we've seen worse!

Posted by: JDH on February 23, 2007 03:38 PM
5. Oh, I cannot believe a Democrat voted twice, we have been told there is absolutely no sign of elections errors. Tell me again it isn't so....

You could bank there!

That is if you had any money left to bank after they get through pick pocketing you!

Posted by: GS on February 23, 2007 03:42 PM
6. Hey JDH, careful. The Dems need to makeup the shortfall on fraudulent voters removed from the rolls. And this is a very animal-rights friendly region. They just might be holding a press conference in the primate wing at the Woodland Park Zoo soon.

Posted by: Jeff B. on February 23, 2007 03:47 PM
7. Right!!!!!!!!!! and the moon is really made of green cheese.

Lying, cheating bastards!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: NJERALD on February 23, 2007 03:48 PM
8. OK, I admit, I was making an assumption there, that the ACORN fraudulent votes to be removed from the rolls were not for "Chimpy Bushhitler," but I think that's a safe assumption.

Posted by: Jeff B. on February 23, 2007 03:50 PM
9. Although my wife often accuses me of making some of this stuff up, I do not. Here is the story as reported in the Brussels Journal. Like I told a fellow student when in college "If you want to assert that you are descended from a monkey, I will take you at your word, but I assure you I was not."


Spain May Grant Human Rights to Apes
From the desk of Jos Verhulst on Thu, 2006-04-27 19:32
The Spanish newspaper El Mundo (25 April) reports that Spain's governing Socialists are submitting a bill to grant human rights to four species of animals. The species are chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orang-utans: the so-called 'great apes' or 'pongids' (grandes simios in Spanish).

The purpose of the bill is to ensure that Spain adheres to the international Great Ape Project, granting the animals the right to life, freedom and not being tortured. The GAP motto is: "Equality beyond humanity". Its declaration says: "We demand the extension of the community of equals to include all great apes: human beings, chimpanzees, bonobos, gorillas and orang-utans."

Great apes share 99 per cent of their genetic material with humans. Champions of their rights say they have an emotional and cultural life, intelligence and moral qualities reminiscent of those of humans. Francisco Garrido, a Green representative who belongs to the Socialist group in parliament, submitted the bill on 25 April. Garrido claims the Spanish Socialists are acting as ambassadors, as defenders and as the voice of the great apes. He hopes that Spain will become the first European country to grant them fundamental human rights.

The Spanish Socialists have been criticized for their initiative, which is the outcome of a purely materialistic view of human nature. Pamplona archbishop Fernando Sebastian called the proposal "ridiculous." Amnesty International representative Delia Padron said she was "surprised" by moves to recognize the "human rights" of apes when many humans still lacked those rights.

Following the criticism Cristina Narbona, the Spanish minister for the Environment, denied that the great apes "will be granted human rights." According to the minister the bill only aims to protect the natural habitat of the animals and avoid their ill-treatment and use in various circus activities. In the argumentation of the bill, however, one can find references to "the evolutionary and genetic similarities between humans and great apes." Surely these are irrelevant if the bill only deals with habitat and animal protection.

What is more, these references make the philosophical foundation for the proposed bill somewhat shaky. Two problems arise: (a) the exclusion of, for instance, dolphins or jackdaws merely because they are biologically less related to humans seems to smack of "speciesism', and (b) how does one determine the degree of relatedness to humans that is necessary for an animal to acquire human rights, i.e. why are these rights granted to great apes but not to lesser apes?

The Socialist Party does not grant the so-called 'lesser apes' (gibbons [Hylobates] and siamangs [Hylobates sundactylus]) the same rights, but even the more advanced 'new world anthropoids' [Platyrrhines] are excluded. The latter, however, include the 'capucine monkey.' Observations confirm that this species uses tools, something which one would expect to appeal to a workers' party. Perhaps that omission will be rectified after the initial breakthrough of granting human rights to the great apes has been achieved.

Posted by: JDH on February 23, 2007 03:52 PM
10. Defeatocrats cheating!?!?!? I'm shocked! SHOCKED!

Posted by: Obi-Wan on February 23, 2007 04:02 PM
11. Hey, raccoons use tools too, and they even wash their food! They better not leave them out. And the dolphins. Oh, my heavens, the dolphins. They're so smart. And the elephants, too. Oh, wait a minute. Better not include the elephants. Too politically controversial.

Posted by: katomar on February 23, 2007 04:19 PM
12. I'm not surprised, but it's definitely disappointing when basically good people commit voter fraud. I know of a few instances; one where a widow voted her recently dead husband's absentee ballot. He always voted republican, but she wanted him to have one last shot at voting for demcrats. In fact, the ones I know about were all committed by left leaners. Either my right-side friends don't do it -- or they don't admit it. Anyhow, I surely won't turn any of my friends or family in for this, and I doubt many people would. There needs to be some way to prevent it, not just catch them at it. Having to show up personally at the polls was a good way, wasn't it?

I propose that one way to get lefties engaged in the war on fraudulent voting would be to organize a fraud-in among conservatives. For one election, send in as many bogus registrations and double and fraudulent votes for republican candidates as possible. Make it blatant and flagrant. Sure, it would turn that one election into a huge circus, but the only way the lefties will ever be convinced that fraudulent voting is bad is if they loose big time because of it. Seems as if when they win because of it, they figure it's OK, so why change it.

Posted by: starboardhelm on February 23, 2007 04:20 PM
13. I dunno. The way this state votes, adding some actual, literal monkeys into the mix might actually improve things. And what if they could run for office as well? There'd still be a huge amount of monkey business in the legislature, but I'll bet that *would* be an improvement -- I don't see how it could get any worse.

Posted by: TB on February 23, 2007 05:12 PM
14. Starboardhelm @ #12: The only way Demorats are going to be interested in voter fraud is for them to lose elections . . . a lot. As long as they are winning the ones they need to win, why bother?

And that points to a big difference between conservatives and liberals. Conservatives want voter fraud stopped now, no matter who is winning or losing because voting is the back bone of our Republic. Liberals could care less . . . unless they are losing of course because voting illegally is an advantage to be pressed. Ends justify the means. ACORN anyone?

Posted by: G Jiggy on February 23, 2007 05:31 PM
15. it's not illegal voting. it's "presumptive assumptive approval proxy-voting by life partners." no doubt also "for the children."

roll the Famous Fingerwaving Speech: (& look into TV) "...I-did-not-have-alleged-voting-fraud-with-that-woman!..."

nitpicky conservatives. trying to apply the law equally & fairly.

Posted by: jimmie-howya-doin on February 23, 2007 07:25 PM
16. ...and their landscapers & nannies? all "hard working" legal citizens, i presume?

Posted by: jimmie-howya-doin on February 24, 2007 07:21 AM
17. What, she doesn't know how long she was out of the country? Is it two, three, four or five months? Unless she's orbiting Jupiter with fellow moonbats or in a coma, it doesn't require much grey matter to
know what day you left and what day you returned, then count the days in between.

Interesting to watch cockroaches scatter when the light gets turned on. But wait! A wise person once said the first shall be last and the last shall be first. Does that mean the lowly cockroach will soon rule the world?


Posted by: samuel huntington on February 24, 2007 01:22 PM
18. starboardhelm we all know a Republican would never send in their dead spouses absentee ballot.

Bob Holmgren said yesterday that he voted on behalf of his late wife, Charlette Holmgren, who died Sept. 29. The West Seattle man filled out his own ballot and hers, and signed both of them.

"Her vote was important to her," Holmgren said. "She was very strongly against Governor-elect Gregoire."

uh huh!

Posted by: HappyHeathen on February 24, 2007 05:17 PM
19. HappyHeathen--
These are Democratic Party activists dumba$$.

Todd McGuire has been directly involved as Treasurer or Campaign Manager of 2 Democratic Candidates according to the PDC Filings. He was also appointed by Democrats to the Jefferson County Planning Commission and has been an outspoken anti-growther. He has also been a holier than thou type insisting that everything be done by the book....and that anyone who dares misstep be punished.

Posted by: duh on February 24, 2007 07:53 PM
20. As a Jefferson County resident, I've seen nothing in the local "media" about this. Not surprising......being as Pt. Townsend is further left than Havana.

With the statewide partisan media, the Dims believe they can do pretty much anything they like, and then rub it in our faces.

Donna Eldridge (R), the JeffCo County Auditor , is highly respected and will do her part to insure clean elections.

Posted by: Saltherring on February 25, 2007 07:07 AM
21. He must be pretty stupid. His wife has a rather unique signature, and he didn't even try to copy it.

Posted by: Obi-Wan on February 25, 2007 11:15 AM
22. Obi-Wan--
Is he stupid....or just plain arrogant like most of the Leftists?

Posted by: duh on February 25, 2007 12:30 PM
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