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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 29, 2022
CONTACT: Tracey Miller, 202-660-1628, Tracey.Miller@theacru.org
Media Availability: Ken Blackwell, Ambassador and former Ohio Secretary of State and Lori Roman, President, ACRU
Stranger Danger: Protect Vulnerable Voters from Fraud
Naples, FL — In a new OPED for American Constitutional Rights Union, Policy Board Member Ken Blackwell notes that unfounded claims of election fraud are, in fact, unfounded.
“The danger is real. Anyone who has been paying attention to election security issues for the last couple of decades knows that election fraud in nursing homes, group homes and other residential facilities has been an open secret.”
Blackwell continues by outlining recent cases of vote fraud targeting the most vulnerable voters among us, residents of elderly, nursing, and group homes.
“In Macomb County Michigan an employee at the Father Murray Nursing Center was recently sentenced to jail for forging signatures on absentee ballot applications.
“In Wisconsin, the state assembly appointed a special counsel to investigate possible vote fraud in nursing homes after an investigation by the Racine Sheriff’s Office uncovered evidence indicating vote fraud in a Racine nursing home.
“The Office of Special Counsel’s second interim report was released this month indicating, ‘rampant fraud and abuse occurred statewide at Wisconsin’s nursing homes and other residential care facilities.’ After investigating more than 90 nursing homes in five counties, the Special Counsel concluded that there was specific evidence of fraud, including illegally assisting and marking ballots and possible forgery.”
None of this came as a surprise to the American Constitutional Rights Union (ACRU). Our Protect Vulnerable Voters project was fully operational in the 2020 election season. The results of our extensive efforts led us to conclude that widespread vote fraud in residential facilities for elderly and disabled Americans is a national disgrace.
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