To The Daily Sun,
This is in response to Kaelen Caggiula's letter in the August 29 Sun:
It isn't up to me to disprove the claims of Mr. Hoyt about Republican voter fraud. There's no way I can because all he did was make a broad sweeping accusation with absolutely no details. How can I refute them if I don't know which ones he's talking about? He made the accusations, let him prove them.
My response to him leveled the same accusations, but those committed by Democrats. My intent was to show that to make such unverified accusations is any easy thing, but to prove them is not... unless there is proof. I did not think I needed to detail them as this was more of an object lesson. However, I will oblige you and list a few of the known cases of election fraud, voter fraud, and voter intimidation perpetrated on the behalf of Democrats:
On November 6, 2012, election officials in Philadelphia's 20th Ward, 1st Division attempted to prevent court-appointed Republican minority inspectors from doing their job to monitor elections. One election official, a Democrat, went so far to say "I do not care what the law says." (Western Center for Journalism)
Three people were indicted for election fraud in Flordell Hills, MO (near St. Louis) related to the April 2nd elections for mayor and alderman. Two of the three tried to file fraudulent candidate paperwork using false addresses with the help of the third person. The fraud was uncovered when the St. Louis County election board found discrepancies in absentee voter registrations. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) Note: I looked deeper into this one and found the two alleged perpetrators were registered as Democrats.
A former resident of Brownsville, Texas was accused of voter fraud during the 2012 Democratic primary runoff for the U.S. House of Representatives. The federal indictment cites that alleged perpetrator cast five absentee ballots under the names of different people in Cameron County in July 2012. (mySA – San Antonio Express News)
I found those three in less than a minute of searching the web. They were all on the first page of a Bing search I performed. There were hundreds of other incidents listed on the subsequent pages. I could go on and list many more, but I doubt the Sun would have room to fit them. I leave to you to follow up if you so desire. By the way, I didn't find a single incident of GOP fraud in the few pages I perused, but then that wasn't the intent of the search. If you wish to pursue that line of inquiry, be my guest.
You bring up a couple of proposed bills in North Carolina that might affect voter registration which directly contradicts Mr. Hoyt's statements that they were already in effect and denying people their right to vote. The bills you mention are unlikely to make it through the legislature in the form they were proposed. (There are constitutional issues with both of them that must be resolved. If no changes are made I have a feeling they will be overturned in court on those constitutional issues.)
In the few letters to the editors I have written, I have not made a single allegation or accusation that I could not back up with facts, and none of those facts came from Fox News or Rush or Beck or any of the other usual suspects so often decried by the left.
Dale Channing Eddy