Sunday, October 09, 2005

Shall we follow the law?

Recently, I helped my friend, Terry Roland, in his campaign for senate district 29. I built Terry's website, generated phone call lists, wrote programs that pulled voter phone numbers from the internet, and even ran an autodialer to call potential voters. I also helped by looking at the voter data as it came in during both early and regular voting. This was the first time I've actually seen the voters names after they voted in a particular election. The data I received during and after early voting was the voter's name, address and registration number. I wrote a program that took the election data and retrieved additional information from the master voter database like, the address where they registered, their sex, race, dob and senate district. That program allowed us to look at where votes were coming from and to make some judgements about how we were doing. It also allowed me to check the voters against the general sessions and criminal court clerks websites by name and dob. I initially found about 16 felons, but 11 of those have apparently had their rights restored. That leaves five people who should not have voted.

It has now been almost a month since the election and no one has said anything about investigating this problem or any pending indictments. Since none of the "law enforcement" leaders have taken steps to ensure this doesn't happen in the future, I have prepared a document that I will deliver to the foreman of the Grand Jury this week seeking an indictment of the five felonious voters and an investigation of the election commissions database. The five felons I found came from the pool of about 8,000 voters. The entire database contains over 608,000 potential voters. If that percentage holds true for the rest of the data, there could be as many as 375 additional felons.

A cursory examination of the voter's database shows there are all kinds of problems with the data. There needs to be a detailed analysis of the data and an inquiry as to whether there are any deceased people included and whether or not there are any non-existant addresses, etc. I have been told the commission knows the data is corrupt, but they don't think it is a problem. Keep in mind there is a Democrat majority on the commission and therefore, th Republicans have virtually no say. Party affiliation aside, the process should not be skewed to favor one side or the other. For voters who don't subscribe to either party, I feel for them because they are truly disenfranchised.

Why doesn't the election commission want a clean database? Can it be in the interest of certain Democrats to have corrupt data? I think we already know that is the case, but hopefully the grand jury will look into this matter and force a fair election.

www.johnharveysheriff.com

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think what you are doing is wonderful. It's time somebody stood up to these crooks!

Blinders Off said...

John good luck in your efforts to correct the wrongs the Election Commission is allowing in Shelby County.

Anonymous said...

I heard you on the radio today, on Fleming's show. Stay after them!

ClayWatson said...

Fraudulent voting not new but more meaningful: So the bloggers are not amused at the shenanigans of the Terry Roland versus Ophelia Ford election. I was not surprised what John found in analyzing the voter registration data. I was a poll watcher (I think I was called a "registrar") for the republican party years ago, and saw all manner of irregularities in the primarily-democrat voting place where they assigned me. I documented and then attempted to pursue the matter at the after-election party at the Hyatt Regency (or whatever the round hotel was called then), but because Fred Thompson and all the other republicans (county and state) had easily won overall, I was told it did not matter. That was about ten years ago. Apparently now it matters, when a handful of votes can decide elections in Shelby County. Go get 'em, John! Please keep us posted, in case the Commercial Appeal does not.
http://www.commercialappeal.com/mca/local_news/article/0,1426,MCA_437_4151024,00.html

John Harvey said...

I copied the latest article from the CA to my website. It is available at www.johnharveysheriff.com It is under the Campaign Related News section.

I just got a call from someone wanting me to speak to the Southeast Shelby Republican's club Monday night at Fox Ridge Pizza on Knight Arnold. I will be there to talk about how I uncovered the felons and the erroneous data. My good friend, Randy Wade, is also supposed to go with me.

ClayWatson said...

Why is there a democrat majority on the election commission? Where do they come from? How is membership on the commission determined? Please enlighten us, John.

ClayWatson said...

Richard Fields is now an attorney for Terry Roland?!?!

John Harvey said...

It is my understanding that they are appointed by the state election commission and the makeup is determined by who has the majority in the house.

cayce said...

It's great to know there are people out there like you who will stand up for this city ran by money hungry crooks. this city needs more honesty and less bullshi*