One of the most powerful of transgressions which the certain lawless residents of Chicago unleashed upon the nation, was the rigging of elections and of course the very politicized phrase, “Vote early and vote often”.
While the five words succinctly capture the reign of mayor Richard J. Daley’s stranglehold over the Windy City for two decades, good old fashioned voter fraud continues to persist in the digital age. On Friday, a Texas constable was convicted of manipulating the voter forms of senior citizens, according to Dallas News.com.
The news site reports that Tyrone Davis used subversive tactics and doctored paperwork in a scheme to score ultimately more votes for Democratic candidates in Ellis County, Texas. Apparently, the corrupt public servant went as far as to photoshop his face onto the image of an individual in uniform to make it appear that he represented the county as a peace officer, before he was officially elected in 2016. Davis used the altered photo in a social network advertising campaign and distributed fliers with the misleading image to nursing home residents. He was instrumental in submitting 18 fraudulent mail-in ballot applications and 15 voter registration applications in the using the names of unsuspecting victims in the retirement facility. In tabulating the incidents of micro-voter fraud across the entire scope of the nation, it is easy to see how elections can be won or lost simply by employing the proven mechanism of the abuse of power fueled by misrepresentation.
What’s next for Davis? Word on the street in Washington has it that Elizabeth Warren and Terry McAuliffe have made the crook an initial offer to join their respective staffs as the head of baby boomer generational voter recruitment. 2020 just got a heck of lot more interesting.
Read the Dallas News.com story here.