(A trusted friend of a trusted staffer submitted this article, asking to remain anonymous since he works in a showbiz-related field in Los Angeles, where holding non-leftist views can be very detrimental to your career.  But I know his identity, and my staffer vouches for his honesty.  If you care about protecting the integrity of America’s electoral system from turning into a banana republic, then this just might chill your bones…) 

- Mike Huckabee

 

 

No ID Needed to Vote In LA:
Observations From an L.A. Pollworker


On Election Day, I had the privilege of working as Neighborhood Voting Center (NVC) Director at a multi-precinct polling place in Los Angeles County.  It was a long, nearly 14 ½-hour workday with no breaks or lunch periods.  Allegedly, it was even busier than the last presidential election.

 

I’ve worked all three elections held in Los Angeles County this year: a special election in March, the primary election in June, and the general election last week.  Before this year, pollworkers were required to ID everyone who came in to vote.  But at the beginning of this year, the County Registrar dropped this requirement, letting all pollworkers know in no uncertain terms that ID’S ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED for voting.

 

Having an ID-less voting zone helped to create a ballot free-for-all that was extremely susceptible to voter fraud.  I hope that my experiences, as outlined below, will help add to the conversation about voter fraud that is being discussed amongst freedom-loving Americans at this time.

My main job as NVC Director was to help guide voters to their respective precincts to cast their vote. When voters would come in, I would first see if they had brought in the sample ballot they received in the mail, which would immediately tell me which precinct I needed to send them to.  If they did not have that, I would look for their name in the merged voter registry that was provided to me by the County Registrar.  If their name was not in the registry, I had a map of the precincts that I would use to try to determine where the voter lived. 

 

If, after all that, we still could not locate them, I would send the voter to the table with the shortest line to vote provisionally.  Provisional voting is a process by which a voter’s ballot is enclosed in an envelope that contains the voter’s name, address, and other pertinent information so that it can be checked later and determined whether or not it is a valid vote.  The voter provides this information, but because it’s not checked against an ID, the information that they give us is completely on the honor system.

 

Well, no surprise that we got provisional votes galore—in the low hundreds per precinct.  One of the precincts even started asking me to stop sending them so many provisional votes because they were running out of tracking stickers to put on the provisional ballot envelopes.  We called our supervisors to see what to do about this and were told to just write the precinct number where the tracking sticker was supposed to go and keep taking their votes.

 

There were a number of voters who came in who registered at the very last minute, as in that day or the day before.  They were provided with a registry receipt, and were instructed to show us this receipt to demonstrate that they had indeed registered to vote.  When I looked at these receipts to check their address, there was no address on the registration receipt.  We had no training on what to do, other than just to accept their vote, so I sent them to random precinct tables to process their votes.  

 

Even worse, it appeared that we took votes from people who were not even registered to vote.  I had families come in where the parents were registered to vote, but their kids were not.  And because we were not allowed to ID, I had no way of knowing whether their kids were of voting age or not.  We passed them on to a random precinct table, where they were likely processed as a provisional vote.  I also received people who told me upfront that they were not registered to vote and wanted to know if they could vote.  I looked in our “What to do if…” handbook to see if there was information on how to process people who were not registered, and there was nothing that said to send them away. I could hear our training telling us, “Take their votes.” We passed them on to cast provisional ballots as well.

 

On a hotly contested election like this one, I would have heard and seen the drama if we had not accepted any of these people’s votes.  People in California have notorious authority issues, and as someone who also works event and building security, I am very familiar with the self-centered, above-the-law attitude followed by attempts at escalating the issue that Californians often brandish when told that they cannot do something.  I never got resistance of any kind, except for one regular senior voter whose name was misspelled in the registers.  The complete lack of drama suggests to me that most, if not all, of everyone’s votes were taken.

 

Despite the tremendous overload of provisional ballots, the very next day the votes were all in. Which leads me to this question: if the County Registrar needed to get the results of the poll so fast, as in that evening, then why were we accepting hundreds of provisional votes with no time to accurately track and follow up on the legitimacy of these votes?  If you're going to be that loose with the provisional ballots that you accept, then you need time to go through them all and make sure the ballots are legitimate before you publish the results of the poll. This is especially true considering that the pollworkers no longer have the magic words, "May I see your ID?” in place as a simple frontline gateway to help deter voter fraud.

To add insult to injury, the county-issued cell phone I was issued was stolen early in the day.  Almost everyone that was in the Neighborhood Voting Center I was working at was there to vote, so that means it is extremely likely that whoever stole the phone also voted. God Bless America.

 

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  • seth rich

    11/26/2018 12:13 PM

    Come to Rhode Island if you want to see voter fraud or any inner city. No election is accurate, it's just a joke...on us.

    Watch this from Project Veritas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4XK8DGeWgU
    The head of the NYC Democrat Election Commission says your vote doesn't count.....wake up sheeple.

  • John Velisek

    11/26/2018 09:29 AM

    http://www.intellectualconservative.com/the-leftists-voter-fraud-lies/
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    John Veliseks’ new book “One Patriots Opinion- for the Forgotten Men and Women of America” is now available on Kindle. 330 pages that any patriotic conservative would consider a must read and enjoy. Go to Kindle Book Search and type in “One Patriots Opinion”

  • Spud2u

    11/26/2018 01:39 AM

    Only way the Dims can win a election now is by fraud.

  • Selina H Foster

    11/17/2018 10:31 AM

    I have some disagreements with the content of this article in regards to accuracy. I was a pollworker in LA County for 7 years and a Poll Inspector for 2 years, with my most recent election there being about 4 years ago. I attended training sessions for all of the elections in those years, a total of more than 12, including the extremely busy 2008 election. I also observed ballot processing for an election in LA County.

    First, as terrible as it sounds, we were trained that we were NOT to ask for ID, even then. This is NOT a new policy, as was stated in the article. We were trained that if a person wanted to show us even their sample ballot to help us locate them in the Roster, we were to tell them politely that we did not need to see it, as it is a form of identification. A person's signature in the Roster of Voters is considered proof of identity, as long as it is deemed a match for the signature on file from that person's Voter Registration.

    If a voter is not in the Roster, then there is a greater amount of proof required in order for their ballot to be validated. They must fill out a form, and the information they provide, including name, address, and party registration, if any, and signature MUST match a valid Voter Registration in order for their ballot (sealed in an envelope by a pollworker on election day) to be opened and the ballot counted.

    When a provisional ballot is completed, the voter is given a reciept that mentions that the county has 30 days to validate that vote and decide if it is counted or not. There is a phone number included for that voter to call and ask if their ballot was counted. They can also check their ballot status online. Even though these votes are "taken", only those validated votes will be counted.

    While the county does emphasize that voting never stops, we were trained that a person who admits they are not registered or asks to be registered that day should be turned away, along with people registered in another county; elections are only for registered voters, and the county can only validate those votes cast by residents within its boundaries. Provisional voting is for those who say they are registered voters for that county and yet are not in the precinct Rosters.

    As for the ballot results that night, the only ballots counted were those regularly voted ballots; provision ballots and vote by mail ballots are validated in the days following the election and then included in the total count when the election is finalized. The numbers on the news that night are only the regular ballots placed in the ballot box at the precincts that night (which can be quickly counted by machine), and the initial results will only be the precincts closest to the processing center. This is why it is important to look at the "% of precincts reporting" next to all of those nice polling numbers. Even when those numbers show "100%", this does not include ballots that require validation. The media does not want to wait for finalized numbers, and validating thousands of provisional and mail in ballots, as well as any ballots that are damaged and cannot be counted by a machine, takes more than a few hours to do.

    Anyone who doubts how ballots are processed is always welcome to go to the processing center in Norwalk to watch the ballot tabulating process live on election night, and they also stream the process live via their website. You are also welcome to observe a polling place on election day to see the procedures there first hand.

    I would encourage the author and any other pollworkers in LA County to attend training before the next election (you even get paid for it!), ask questions if clarification is needed, pay attention carefully while in training, and remember another tenant of LA County elections: NO GUESSING! Even with the official cell phone stolen, there are phone numbers inside the "What if" manual and the rosters to call with your own phone to get answers to questions and request a new phone. LA County elections are designed to be nearly idiot-proofed, even on busy days. I am sure some fraud is attempted every election, and I am sure a few succeed, and I am sure asking for ID of any kind should be part of casting a ballot. However, I am also sure that successful fraud in LA County is rare, and that a person truly intent on casting a ballot illegally would find a way around the ID requirement.

    I appreciate this forum and the wide range of topics presented. However, spreading rumors and false information does not help solve problems; it only compounds them and adds a dose of strong emotion that further clouds the issue at hand.

  • Marilyn J. Montgomery

    11/17/2018 03:09 AM

    It is against all common sense for America not to REQUIRE voters to register and that they provide their Voter I.D! The democrats are ruining our country as swiftly as they can. It's sheer stupidity. Without law and order and a disciplined society, we will never have peace or freedom. If they happen to finally get their way with illegal immigrants holding sway and no wall barrier, we will surely have a lawless society which, no doubt, the democrats will "wonder what happened?", and blame it on the republicans!

  • Linda Olds

    11/15/2018 09:29 PM

    This sickens me, though I'm not surprised. I have long thought that there is more voting fraud than most people realize. It's possible (probable?) that Hillary did NOT win the popular vote in 2016.
    In Arizona, Martha McSally 'lost' her senate race...after she won. Democrats are adding illegal votes to close races and changing outcomes all over the country.

  • Linda Olds

    11/15/2018 09:29 PM

    This sickens me, though I'm not surprised. I have long thought that there is more voting fraud than most people realize. It's possible (probable?) that Hillary did NOT win the popular vote in 2016.
    In Arizona, Martha McSally 'lost' her senate race...after she won. Democrats are adding illegal votes to close races and changing outcomes all over the country.

  • Debbie Woolsey

    11/15/2018 02:04 PM

    I have been an inspector at Indiana polls for many years. We also take provisional ballots. We tell the "voter" that IF they provided the needed info (address, proof of registration, etc.) their vote will be counted, but not that day. It is standard procedure. They have ten days to prove their ballot. Even though numbers are released on election night, the provisional ballots have not yet been counted. This is how Indiana does it, I can't speak that California is the same, but know this is not out of the ordinary. What IS out of the ordinary is for the county clerk to decide that IDs are no longer required. Whether they or not is a STATE law, not to be decided on the local level.

  • jim riley

    11/15/2018 11:09 AM

    https://muskegonpundit.blogspot.com/2018/11/gop-will-never-win-statewide-election.html
    Mike, similar experience here in MI.
    Except, the "you must show photo ID to vote" law also says "if you don't have photo ID, just promise you are who you say. And then you can vote.
    My day as an "Election Inspector" (poll worker
    "GOP will never win a statewide election in MI again.
    Ever.
    I worked all election day (in MI) as poll worker.
    The only proof we were allowed to check was name/address on ID.
    As long as name and address were confirmed on computer as "legally registered", they got to vote.
    A black 6'7" male could show ID for a white 5'6" female.
    Or, instead of producing photo ID, sign the affidavit below.
    We could force a "provisional ballot" but reality is it rarely happens.
    Similar issue in most states.
    "Register-to-vote" laws are fuzzy and easy to fudge.
    But once registered, no matter if illegally, the vote is considered legal.
    Works really well for the large scale Absentee Voter vote thieves.
    GOP has had 8 years to fix but scared of "racist" label.
    Therefore, when vote stealing is exposed, GOPer leaders cave and say "twas an honest mistake".
    Since most of the really overt cheating is done in democrat (minority) controlled cities, I don't see GOP winning many/any close elections.
    Ever again.
    (This not an indictment of the vast majority of MI county/city/twp. clerks or poll workers. The system, controlled by the GOP, has set the rules. The rules require all be honest. Dishonesty is rarely punished, always rewarded.)"

  • jim riley

    11/15/2018 10:33 AM

    https://muskegonpundit.blogspot.com/2018/11/gop-will-never-win-statewide-election.html
    Mike, similar experience here in MI.
    Except, the "you must show photo ID to vote" law also says "if you don't have photo ID, just promise you are who you say. And then you can vote.
    My day as an "Election Inspector" (poll worker
    "GOP will never win a statewide election in MI again.
    Ever.
    I worked all election day (in MI) as poll worker.
    The only proof we were allowed to check was name/address on ID.
    As long as name and address were confirmed on computer as "legally registered", they got to vote.
    A black 6'7" male could show ID for a white 5'6" female.
    Or, instead of producing photo ID, sign the affidavit below.
    We could force a "provisional ballot" but reality is it rarely happens.
    Similar issue in most states.
    "Register-to-vote" laws are fuzzy and easy to fudge.
    But once registered, no matter if illegally, the vote is considered legal.
    Works really well for the large scale Absentee Voter vote thieves.
    GOP has had 8 years to fix but scared of "racist" label.
    Therefore, when vote stealing is exposed, GOPer leaders cave and say "twas an honest mistake".
    Since most of the really overt cheating is done in democrat (minority) controlled cities, I don't see GOP winning many/any close elections.
    Ever again.
    (This not an indictment of the vast majority of MI county/city/twp. clerks or poll workers. The system, controlled by the GOP, has set the rules. The rules require all be honest. Dishonesty is rarely punished, always rewarded.)"

  • Betty Clifford

    11/15/2018 02:10 AM

    With voting like this I can see in the very near future like 2020 that our democratic system will be destroyed and we did not lift a finger or voice to stop them.

  • walt

    11/14/2018 05:25 PM

    Wake up people. Calif has been a clandestine Communist run state for a very long time.

  • Margie Babik

    11/14/2018 02:27 PM

    Why isn't the government doing something about this issue? Why is this allowed to happen in this country? Why aren't those guilty of fraud behind bars? Could someone please explain this to me? If I broke the law, I would be in jail. How come the government criminals are allowed to get a free pass on something that is so vital to the sovereignty of the United States of America? Where are the Republicans??????? Aren't they supposed to be standing up for the rights of the conservatives? Where are they????

  • Mia Curtis

    11/14/2018 01:20 PM

    Are you kidding me? Voting is a privilege and not having identification to vote isn’t right. Not having a valid address isn’t right and not registering to vote and being able to isn’t right. Not being of age to vote and voting isn’t right. The person who gave the instructions not to ask for identification should be fired.

    Just like Trump is making a joke out of our nation, tearing down the voting system shouldn’t be tolerated.

    Mia Curtis

  • Hal Davis

    11/14/2018 12:07 PM

    I would assume that citizenship also was not required.

  • Stephen Russell

    11/14/2018 10:44 AM

    Voter Fraud solutions:
    Fine cities & counties, 300K+ for fraud
    Reduce pensions for those involved in Govt.
    Seize assets.
    Add fines to those aiding fraud via taxes.
    Bounty award: ID those who are abusing system
    Remove ALL deceased persons names from Voting rosters per year, month
    Secure printing of ballots & mail forms estd.
    Indie Comm to oversee Voting.
    Make data Public.
    Or this will never end.
    Make those in Govt PAY, No pension can boost much aid from those in Govt.

  • Rhonda Bowles

    11/14/2018 06:11 AM

    Many more democratic voters, illegal much?

  • Becky Bryant

    11/13/2018 11:03 PM

    After reading every comment left by folks from many different states, it is apparent that the U.S. has a major voter problem. There were some very good suggestions left by folks who want something done to make sure our elections are honest. Is there any way to get all the crooks and criminals to move to one state and let the ones who want to see rules and laws enforced live in a different state? Lol

  • Karen McCallie

    11/13/2018 10:11 PM

    Forget having to show your state issued identification. Go to thumb print scanners. This could solve two issues at once; verifying you are who you say and adding to the database for criminals. If you are not a registered voter, you don't get to vote. If you are a wanted criminal, gotcha.

  • gary Stilwell

    11/13/2018 08:21 PM

    On the story of the poll worker---If you continue to keep this stuff "secret" then nothing will change. If you have the data describing the fraud you witnessed, why, why have you not made this public????---I risked my life in Vietnam so you could duck your responsibility????????

  • Karen Reum

    11/13/2018 07:44 PM

    I am a Montana election job. When a voter comes to the polls, they are asked their name, please may I see your ID. We create a friendly atmosphere and all voters receive the same care, no matter neighbors, friends, new voters. Everyone appreciates care, courtesy, and state and federal law. Thank you voters...the new voter and the seasoned veteran. Karen

  • Michael Galloway

    11/13/2018 07:29 PM

    Very disturbing that this voter fraud and lack of identifying people has occurred. But then, I am not surprised- they are a blue state which means they are controlled by the Democrat -Socialist who will do anything to see that they remain in control. The Democrat are the party of obstructionist, dis tractors, haters of Americans, but support illegals and sanctuary cities. Arizona will fall in the same category. Shame on those people in those states that actually voted for the Democrat senator over the Republican. They will soon find out what a horrible mistake that has been made.

    With what is going on with voter fraud, liberal Obama appointed judges and their rulings in so many states, but particularly in California, Arizona, Georgia and Florida- if that doesn't wake up the Republicans and keep them awake before the 2020 elections, then we will be doomed, if the Democrats ever, ever again return to the White House or maintain a majority in either the House or the Senate.
    Wake up America and see what the disgusting tactics of the Democrat-Socialist are and what they want for America, which is totally opposite of our constitution, our values, our former way of life.

  • Floyd Keinath

    11/13/2018 07:17 PM

    We all know voter fraud is taking place, what I would like to know is why hasn't someone of knowledge in this kind of crime started a movement to sue or file a proper complaint in the courts or what ever is the other proper venue. Someone of political & legal know how needs to step forward & lead. Whats to be afraid of ? Our service personnel don't hesitate when called on why is it our legal & political members are so afraid. I am capable of following an intelligent leader & I am sure I am not the only one. Lets get this straightened out & stop the Bullying. Help !!!
    Floyd

  • Evelyn Skinner

    11/13/2018 06:52 PM

    Lexington KY, don’t need ID, if those working the polls know you.
    I ask the workers what would keep someone from saying they knew someone when they really didn’t.
    They said they sign an oath, and there is a large fine if that happens.
    I’d rather everyone show an ID.

  • Karen H Oster

    11/13/2018 06:50 PM

    CA should be declared a separate country since they do not follow the laws of the land. I lived there for over 19 years and was there for one term of Gov. Moonbeam and it wasn't nice. I think things have gotten so bad, they need to clean house.