An organization called Election Justice USA has filed a lawsuit charging election fraud in New York state’s primary election. A reporter for Counterpunch obtained the complaint and the exhibits. Here is what was charged:
According to Stewart McCauley, who helped collect the data and analyzed it by affidavit for Exhibit I, EJUSA has found that “[t]here are four broad methodologies that were used” to disenfranchise New York voters, the first two of which were also present in Arizona.
“Two by hackers (possibly), and two that had to have been carried out by BoE [Board of Elections] officials and/or employees:
1) Logging in (most likely after identifying the voter’s candidate of choice) to the BoE database remotely and tampering with registration records, including back-dating of changes
2) Crudely forged hand signatures to alter party affiliation via paper forms
3) BoE “nuclear” approach: actively purging eligible voters through a variety of methods, including intentional bouncing of maintenance letters (but note that the majority of our respondents/plaintiffs could not legally be removed as it has been less than five years since they registered)
4) BoE officials and employees actively neglecting to register new voters.”
The whole U.S. civil order rests on public acceptance of the outcomes of elections as legitimate. It is possible for a reform candidate to mobilize people power to overcome the built-in advantages that the rich and powerful have in the electoral process. But that is only true if citizens can register to vote and the votes are counted.
The right to vote, and have your right counted, is the only way you have of ensuring your other rights are respected—short of revolution.