A couple of days ago we wrote about a voter fraud case in Pennsylvania in which state police raided the offices of a democrat “public advocacy” group, FieldWorks, LLC, seeking evidence of falsified voter registration forms. The Inquirer Daily News, cited court records noting that police were seeking templates that were “utilized to construct fraudulent voter registration forms.” At that time, the investigation was thought to be linked solely to an office in the city of Norwood in Delaware County, PA.
To our complete lack of surprise, however, it now looks like the issue may extend beyond the Norwood, PA office as The Inquirer Daily News is reporting that the “probe of FieldWorks LLC is likely to expand to other spots in the state”…shocking. The probe was apparently expanded after applications were discovered where “individuals were registered to multiple addresses” or where social security numbers didn’t tie back to driver’s license numbers.
A source with knowledge of the inquiry said Wednesday the probe of FieldWorks LLC is likely to expand to other spots in the state.
At the same time, Delaware County officials are preparing to challenge thousands of voter registration forms submitted by the group, questioning if they were filed on time. A hearing on the matter is scheduled for Friday.
Both developments came after Pennsylvania state police searched FieldWorks’ Norwood office last week seeking, among other things, forms that could be used to “construct fraudulent voter registration forms,” according to court records.
The questions about the forms extend beyond their timeliness, Maddren says. County election officials who surveyed the forms, he said, also discovered some applications where individuals were registered to multiple addresses or where registrants’ Social Security numbers did not match their driver’s license numbers.
But the AG’s office warns that we shouldn’t jump to any conclusions because there is no evidence of “a plot to cast fraudulent ballots”…this could have just been an attempt to “to artificially inflate voter registration numbers.” Perhaps someone within the AG’s office could explain why someone would go through all the trouble of creating false voter registrations if they never intended to actually use them…what exactly would be the point?
The Attorney General’s Office has declined to discuss its investigation, or say if evidence suggests a plot to cast fraudulent ballots or just attempts by paid canvassers to artificially inflate voter registration numbers.
As we noted earlier this week, FieldWorks describes itself as “a nationally recognized grassroots organizing firm founded to help progressive organizations, advocacy groups, and members of the Democratic family take their public engagement and electoral strategies to the next level.” Yes, we would also confirm that committing voter fraud is indeed “taking things to the next level.”
Meanwhile, the FieldWorks website notes that the organization utilizes “innovative grassroots strategies” to “target the right voters in the right places, and using the right tactics at the right time.” The website also lists its core competencies as “vote-by-mail, early voting, voter registration…” Somehow, we wouldn’t be surprised if they also specialized in helping dead voters as well…though it would be a little reckless to put that directly on a website…that’s more of a message that should be communicated in person or over the phone.
Led by experienced national and international strategists with their hearts in grassroots organizing, FieldWorks creates campaigns that combine innovative grassroots strategies, the newest online and communication technologies, and time-tested shoe leather tactics with one thing in mind: achieving our client’s goals. Targeting the right voters in the right places, and using the right tactics at the right time (Vote-by-Mail, Early Voting, voter registration, mail, phones, direct voter contact, message integration, and the Internet), FieldWorks puts the plan together that will yield the winning results.
Just in case you think this may be a non-partisan organization, FieldWorks’ website also includes a case study on work they did for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Comittee:
In 2006 and 2008, FieldWorks was part of a team brought in by the DCCC to work with their most targeted races to develop Field and GOTV Plans. FieldWorks was responsible for working with the Field Directors to ensure that a quality Field Plan was in place, direct voter contact plans established with clear metrics and deliverables, establishing paid canvass operations and managing Get-Out-the-Vote activities.
Of course, FieldWorks also denied similar charges in Ohio during the 2012 election cycle that landed one Ohio University student in jail.
In 2012, FieldWorks’ voter registration efforts in Ohio sparked some controversy. FieldWorks employees filed thousands of new voter registration cards in the final week before the registration deadline. Some of them were found to be fraudulent.
In that same election, FieldWorks included a cover letter with its mass voter filing warning that it itself viewed scores of the submitted names as fraudulent.
Police in Cincinnati arrested a former Ohio University student in 2012 working in FieldWorks on charges of forging 22 signatures on a petition drive. Police said at the time that FieldWorks itself played no role in that man’s scheme to pad his list.
And we’ll summarize, once again, with this:
Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day. Why do Republican leaders deny what is going on? So naive!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 17, 2016