Oregon election worker fired for altering ballots to Republican straight ticket

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by exGOPer, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. exGOPer


    An election worker in Oregon is facing a criminal investigation for allegedly altering multiple ballots to benefit Republican candidates.

    In a press release on Monday, Clackamas County spokesperson Tim Heider said that 55-year-old Deanna Swenson had been “relieved of duty immediately after the alleged ballot tampering was discovered.”

    Swenson, who was registered as a Republican, was accused of filling in a Republican straight ticket on ballots where voters did not specify a choice.

    Contacted by Willamette Week, Swenson tearfully insisted that it was “only the two” ballots that had been altered.

    The Oregon Department of Justice began an investigation last week after an elections official reportedly observed ballots being altered.

    “At this point, it is unclear how many ballots the employee at issue had access to, or what will be done with those ballots,” the sheriff’s office said on Monday.

    At a Monday emergency meeting, officials in Clackamas County announced that the altered ballots would not be counted. Since ballots were anonymous, disenfranchised voters would not be given a chance to re-cast their votes.

    Swenson has worked in elections since at least 2000, according to the Clackamas County spokesperson.

  2. Well, Republicans. Aren't you ashamed? Countless acts of individual and concerted acts of vote fraud and vote suppression by Republican operatives are being revealed. This points to a long smoldering anger giving rise to a criminal bent. It is a manifestation of a sociopathy and moral decay among many Republicans. This, after screaming about vote fraud by the Democrats! It was all a smoke screen to coimmit their own vote fraud!

    Don't you think you should clean up your party and rise to the ideals of the party of Lincoln?

    Now watch, no Republican will concede anything. They'll just call me a libtard and confirm my characterization of them as sociopathic criminals.
  3. How often are you going to keep spamming the same thing?
  4. exGOPer


    Sorry about posting this twice, the first time I posted it, it didn't show up (moderation queue I guess) so I tried posting it again. Won't repeat my mistake.
  5. I just hope that Lucrum found the place he is supposed to vote at.