Condemning Ongoing Republican Paid Bounty Voter Registration Fraud

 

Resolution 13-04.13

 

WHEREAS, for nearly ten years the California Republican Party and many local county Republican parties have engaged in fraudulent paid bounty voter registration and petition drives in at least Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Sacramento Counties;

WHEREAS, in countless newspaper stories, it's been shown these paid bounty drives have included switching voters party registration from Democratic to Republican without the voters knowledge, use of fake names, bait and switch tactics on petition signature gathering, and more;

WHEREAS, one county registrar recently found invalid voter registration cards at a whopping 44 percent from just one Republican financed paid bounty registration drive, and in some instances, cards were submitted with street numbers or names that can't be found and in others, the voters themselves didn't exist;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party calls on the California Republican Party to abandon paid bounty voter registration drives since they are clearly being used to artificially boost their electoral numbers and result in disenfranchisement of the electorate;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party calls on the Republican Party to abandon misdirected and unnecessary Voter identification laws and instead launch a full investigation into their own fraudulent paid bounty voter registration and petition drives to help protect and safeguard every citizen's right to vote.

 

Supported by Jess Durfee, Lead Chair Voter Services Committee; Riverside County Democratic Central Committee; Bob Shelen, Lead Chair Voter Services Committee; Susan Devine, Lead Chair Voter Services Committee; Henry Vandermeir, Chair Democratic Party of Orange County; Francine Busby, Chair San Diego County Democratic Party

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Adopted by the California Democratic Party
At its July 2013 Executive Board Meeting
Hilton Hotel, Costa Mesa
July 21, 2013

 

 

 

 

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