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Evidence of major vote fraud surfaces in the Houston area.

In the Houston, Texas area, a group of volunteer citizens called True The Vote, headed by Catherine Engelbrecht, has uncovered, prior to the elections, what appears to be vote fraud on an enormous scale.

Engelbrecht and her friends used computers to analyze voter registration lists. They became curious when they noticed that a large number of voter registrations were from addresses that had more than six registered voters. Their analysis showed about 2,800 such voter registrations per district in Republican areas and 7,500 in Democrat voting districts. Such a large discrepancy between Republican and Democratic households seemed a little suspicious considering Democrats are typically far more likely to be in favor of abortion and small families than Republicans. But the real shock occurred when they came across one voting district with approximately 20,000 such voter registrations. It was in a predominantly minority area in Houston. Of course, once the results were publicized, allegations arose that Engelbrecht's group was guilty of targeting minorities, but Engelbrecht stuck to her guns and said, "It had nothing to do with politics. It was just the numbers."

The deeper they dug, the more they found. They found vacant lots with registered voters. They even found an eight-bed half-way house with 38 registered voters. Then they looked at who registered these voters, and one organization's name came to the forefront. Vickie Pullen, a spokeswoman for True The Vote, informed THE NEW AMERICAN that of approximately 25,000 voter registrations submitted by Houston Votes, an organization headed by Sean Caddie, formerly with the Service Employees International Union, only 7,193 were valid.

With the way voter registration works in Texas, each registered voter receives a voter registration certificate when he first registers to vote and then another every two years. These certificates, typically mailed to voters, are small cards that can be carried in a wallet. They are to be used like ID cards by voters when voting. They also serve a purpose in combating voter registration fraud and outdated voter registrations. When mailed to non-existent people, especially at non-existent addresses, they should be returned to the county elections office.

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Title Annotation:INSIDE TRACK
Publication:The New American
Geographic Code:1U7TX
Date:Nov 8, 2010
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