ACRU CEO Lori Roman recently wrote this article for AMAC Magazine. Read on for details on how the votes of our most vulnerable citizens are being hijacked without their knowledge or consent.
In a new OPED for American Constitutional Rights Union, Policy Board Member Ken Blackwell notes that unfounded claims of election fraud are, in fact, unfounded. “The danger is real. Anyone who has been paying attention to election security issues for the last couple of decades knows that election fraud in nursing homes, group homes and other residential facilities has been an open secret."
Forged signatures on absentee ballot applications that led to criminal charges against a Centerline nursing home employee has resulted in a guilty plea and jail time, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today. Last year, Trenae Myesha Rainey, 28, was charged with the following in Macomb County’s 37th District Court:
Sometimes vote fraud happens from a distance (absentee or mailed ballots) and sometimes it’s up-close and personal. In Florida’s Miami-Dade County, the State Attorney is looking into reports of a large up-tick in volunteers from campaigns and city government “helping” the elderly or disabled to vote. In other parts of Florida, only 1 percent of voters need assistance, but in Miami-Dade that number is above 10 percent. Two-thirds of the helpers were city or campaign workers – were they assisting with votes or manipulating them?
ACRU’s Roman Discusses Efforts to Protect Vulnerable Voters with Cleta Mitchell on Who’s Counting Podcast
In the run-up to the 2020 elections, American Constitutional Rights Union created an important outreach program to senior citizens and senior residential facilities that brought attention to fraud, voter manipulation, and undue influence in voting by political operatives and facilities staff. Truly a form of elderly abuse, many cases of stolen and manipulated senior ballots have been reported to ACRU as it continues its important project and expands to other groups of vulnerable voters. Cleta and Lori discuss what actions seniors themselves, their families, facility directors, election officials, state legislators, and most importantly — concerned citizens — can take to ensure the authenticity and integrity of every senior vote.
The American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU) points to the shocking case in Racine, Wisconsin asmore proof that abuse of elderly and vulnerable voters is a nationwide problem. ACRU is the nation’s leading advocate for the protection of vulnerable voters.
Susan couldn't believe what she was hearing. Client after client, developmentally disabled person after developmentally disabled person all told the same story: Their vote was stolen from them.
Because we treasure our seniors' votes, ACRU created its Protect Elderly Votes project and created a nationwide multi-tiered outreach to warn of potential vote fraud against seniors. It appears many residence directors and boards of election chose to ignore the warning, and as this article points out, many seniors were used by vote fraudsters to collect votes illegally.
Nursing homes and assisted living centers where seniors might need to rely on others for voting assistance are where senior votes are at high risk for fraud, according to ACRU Action Board Member and former Cincinnati Mayor Ken Blackwell. Not only have they been targeted by fraudsters in the past, but politically motivated liberals are now trying to remove even more vote security protections.
ACRU Action Board Member Ken Blackwell fearlessly takes on “all the fraud we cannot see” (and the fraud we can) in senior residences. Vote suppression and manipulation in these facilities is real, and a reason why ACRU created Protect Elderly Votes. Warning of union activism, and asking residence executives for help, Ken notes that the votes of our Greatest Generation are a target for fraudsters and we must protect them.