NAACP Takes Over Houston Polling Place

Matthew Vadum
There are credible reports that NAACP activists took over a Houston, Texas, polling station, urged voters to vote for the Obama-Biden presidential ticket, and also gave them rewards to do so.

Poll watcher Eve Rockford said members of the left-wing so-called civil rights group appeared at the early polling place wearing NAACP-labeled clothing and 50 cases of bottled water.  The activists handed out the water bottles to individuals standing in line waiting to vote.  They were also "stirring the crowd" and "talking to voters about flying to Ohio to promote President Barack Obama," said Rockford, who was trained in poll-watching by True the Vote, a prominent electoral integrity organization.

Rockford said, "The NAACP began hand picking people out of the lines and began moving these people to the front of the line.  The people were getting mad and asking why were these people being moved to the front of the line."

Rockford said she complained about these irregularities and election officials at the site did nothing.

While no group has been able to match the impressive voter fraud body count generated by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform (ACORN) over the years, the NAACP has been nipping at ACORN's heels.  The Houston action is just the NAACP's most recent adventure in the world of election fraud.

Last year a Tunica, Mississippi jury sent Mississippi NAACP official Lessadolla Sowers to prison for five years.  

She was convicted of voting 10 times using the names of other people, some of whom were dead. At sentencing, Circuit Court Judge Charles Webster said, "This crime cuts against the fabric of our free society," according to the Tunica Times.

The NAACP Voter Fund registered a dead man to vote in Lake County, Ohio, in 2004. (Plain Dealer, Sept. 23, 2004)  The same year, out of 325 voter registration cards filed by the NAACP in Cleveland, 48 were ruled to be fraudulent.  (Akron Beacon Journal, Sept. 29, 2004)

In 2005 in Defiance County, Ohio, Chad Staton pleaded guilty to 10 counts of falsifying voter registration forms.  A grand jury indictment stated the man had filed forms in the names of Jeffrey Dahmer, Brett Favre, George Foreman, Maria Lopez, and George Lopez, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Michael Jordan, Mary Poppins, and Dick Tracy.  Staton had been hired by Georgianne Pitts, who worked for the NAACP Voter Fund.

Despite such reports, the NAACP and its allies in the media remain stuck in voter fraud denial mode.

Earlier this year NAACP official Jotaka Eaddy said voter fraud was overblown as an issue.  Anti-voter fraud laws are "created really to drive fear," said Eaddy, who is special assistant to NAACP President Ben Jealous and senior director of the NAACP's voting rights project.

"When we look at the tactics that are being used to put forth these laws it's to shrink the electorate.  Mass confusion of voters.  Just chaos, create chaos," Eaddy said at the left-wing Take Back the American Dream conference in Washington, D.C., on June 19.

Eaddy is just one member of an army of well-funded voter fraud-deniers.  These left-wingers, who often work for nonprofits funded by George Soros, typically claim that voter fraud is a figment of conservatives' imagination and that anyone who wishes to combat it is guilty of voter suppression.

Touré, a co-host MSNBC show "The Cycle," said earlier this year on his show that "voter fraud is a red herring ... it does not exist."

After Ari Berman of the Nation and Adam Serwer of Mother Jones, probably the worst vote-fraud denier in the world of journalism is Brentin Mock, who relentlessly attacks electoral integrity advocates as code word-using racists.  To Mock, poll-watching aimed at catching and deterring fraud is racist vigilantism, little different from the lynchings of the Jim Crow era.  Mock describes voter fraud as a "myth," and refers to the respected Heritage Foundation legal scholar Hans von Spakovsky and political columnist John Fund as "anti-voting rights activists and voter fraud hucksters."

He describes True the Vote as one of hundreds of Tea Party groups across the nation that has "plugged itself into an existing infrastructure of influential far-right organizations hellbent on criminalizing abortion, banishing gun control, repealing the Affordable Care Act - and now, on intimidating would-be voters."

That's what it's come to in the age of Obama.  Volunteer your time to promote good government and get smeared as a racist.


Matthew Vadum is an investigative reporter in Washington, D.C.  His book on ACORN and President Obama, Subversion Inc., was published last year.


There are credible reports that NAACP activists took over a Houston, Texas, polling station, urged voters to vote for the Obama-Biden presidential ticket, and also gave them rewards to do so.

Poll watcher Eve Rockford said members of the left-wing so-called civil rights group appeared at the early polling place wearing NAACP-labeled clothing and 50 cases of bottled water.  The activists handed out the water bottles to individuals standing in line waiting to vote.  They were also "stirring the crowd" and "talking to voters about flying to Ohio to promote President Barack Obama," said Rockford, who was trained in poll-watching by True the Vote, a prominent electoral integrity organization.

Rockford said, "The NAACP began hand picking people out of the lines and began moving these people to the front of the line.  The people were getting mad and asking why were these people being moved to the front of the line."

Rockford said she complained about these irregularities and election officials at the site did nothing.

While no group has been able to match the impressive voter fraud body count generated by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform (ACORN) over the years, the NAACP has been nipping at ACORN's heels.  The Houston action is just the NAACP's most recent adventure in the world of election fraud.

Last year a Tunica, Mississippi jury sent Mississippi NAACP official Lessadolla Sowers to prison for five years.  

She was convicted of voting 10 times using the names of other people, some of whom were dead. At sentencing, Circuit Court Judge Charles Webster said, "This crime cuts against the fabric of our free society," according to the Tunica Times.

The NAACP Voter Fund registered a dead man to vote in Lake County, Ohio, in 2004. (Plain Dealer, Sept. 23, 2004)  The same year, out of 325 voter registration cards filed by the NAACP in Cleveland, 48 were ruled to be fraudulent.  (Akron Beacon Journal, Sept. 29, 2004)

In 2005 in Defiance County, Ohio, Chad Staton pleaded guilty to 10 counts of falsifying voter registration forms.  A grand jury indictment stated the man had filed forms in the names of Jeffrey Dahmer, Brett Favre, George Foreman, Maria Lopez, and George Lopez, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Michael Jordan, Mary Poppins, and Dick Tracy.  Staton had been hired by Georgianne Pitts, who worked for the NAACP Voter Fund.

Despite such reports, the NAACP and its allies in the media remain stuck in voter fraud denial mode.

Earlier this year NAACP official Jotaka Eaddy said voter fraud was overblown as an issue.  Anti-voter fraud laws are "created really to drive fear," said Eaddy, who is special assistant to NAACP President Ben Jealous and senior director of the NAACP's voting rights project.

"When we look at the tactics that are being used to put forth these laws it's to shrink the electorate.  Mass confusion of voters.  Just chaos, create chaos," Eaddy said at the left-wing Take Back the American Dream conference in Washington, D.C., on June 19.

Eaddy is just one member of an army of well-funded voter fraud-deniers.  These left-wingers, who often work for nonprofits funded by George Soros, typically claim that voter fraud is a figment of conservatives' imagination and that anyone who wishes to combat it is guilty of voter suppression.

Touré, a co-host MSNBC show "The Cycle," said earlier this year on his show that "voter fraud is a red herring ... it does not exist."

After Ari Berman of the Nation and Adam Serwer of Mother Jones, probably the worst vote-fraud denier in the world of journalism is Brentin Mock, who relentlessly attacks electoral integrity advocates as code word-using racists.  To Mock, poll-watching aimed at catching and deterring fraud is racist vigilantism, little different from the lynchings of the Jim Crow era.  Mock describes voter fraud as a "myth," and refers to the respected Heritage Foundation legal scholar Hans von Spakovsky and political columnist John Fund as "anti-voting rights activists and voter fraud hucksters."

He describes True the Vote as one of hundreds of Tea Party groups across the nation that has "plugged itself into an existing infrastructure of influential far-right organizations hellbent on criminalizing abortion, banishing gun control, repealing the Affordable Care Act - and now, on intimidating would-be voters."

That's what it's come to in the age of Obama.  Volunteer your time to promote good government and get smeared as a racist.


Matthew Vadum is an investigative reporter in Washington, D.C.  His book on ACORN and President Obama, Subversion Inc., was published last year.