After confessing to what appears to constitute voter fraud, high-level Democratic Party insider Andrea “Andi” Pringle has abruptly quit her post as senior aide to Washington, D.C., mayor Vincent Gray.
The resignation comes as several U.S. states initiate a crackdown on voter fraud. It also comes weeks after it was reported that Lessadolla Sowers, a member of the executive board of the Tunica County, Miss., NAACP, was sentenced to five years in prison for voting 10 times in the names of other people.
Barely a week into the job, Pringle, who was Gray’s deputy chief of staff, resigned her recently position after admitting she voted in the September 2010 primary election in the District of Columbia even though she was residing at that time in neighboring Montgomery County, Md. In her resignation letter Pringle said she was quitting because she had “become a distraction from the important work of” Gray’s administration, as local media in the nation’s capital have reported.
“The tired old refrain we keep hearing from the Left is that voter fraud is a myth, but in fact it is fairly common crime,” said Matthew Vadum, author of the explosive new book “Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers.”
ACORN’s Project Vote even released a report a few years ago called “The Politics of Voter Fraud,” which claimed that voter fraud is a myth. “The claim that voter fraud threatens the integrity of American elections is itself a fraud … [that] is being used to persuade the public that deceitful and criminal voters are manipulating the electoral system.”
Vadum, senior editor at Capital Research Center, a think tank that studies left-wing advocacy groups and their funders, has compiled the information from nearly three years of research and hundreds of interviews. His book tells the real story about ACORN, the multinational criminal activist group with longstanding ties to Barack Obama and the Democratic National Committee.
As Vadum reports in “Subversion Inc.,” at least 54 ACORN employees and individuals associated with ACORN have been convicted of voter fraud. Voter fraud is a blanket term coined by lawyers. It refers to fraudulent voting, identity fraud, perjury, voter registration fraud, forgery, and a variety of crimes related to the electoral process. ACORN itself was convicted of the crime of “compensation” in Nevada for its role in a conspiracy that gave voter registration canvassers cash for exceeding daily quotas.
Like Gray, Pringle is a Democrat with strong ties to that party’s establishment.
She was campaign manager for former Sen. Carol Moseley Braun, D-Ill., when she sought the presidency in 2004. Barack Obama helped to elect Braun to the U.S. Senate in 1992 when he ran a successful get-out-the-vote effort for ACORN subsidiary Project Vote.
Pringle worked on both of Jesse Jackson’s presidential campaigns and for his National Rainbow Coalition group.
According to Vadum’s book, ACORN endorsed Jackson’s 1984 presidential run. That year, the group went even farther, running Jackson’s campaign in New Hampshire. The voter fraud-prone ACORN, which stands for Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, also was deeply involved with the Jackson campaign in Michigan and Arkansas.
In an ironic twist, Pringle worked on criminal justice issues when she was employed by radical left-wing philanthropist George Soros’s foundation, the Open Society Institute.
Pringle was a senior political adviser for former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson’s 2008 presidential campaign. She held the same post at a political action committee for Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., Forward Together PAC. She also served as deputy campaign manager for Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential election campaign after Carol Moseley Braun dropped out of the race.
Whether Pringle will be prosecuted for the felony that could land her in prison for up to 10 years reportedly will be left to the district’s U.S. attorney, Obama appointee Ronald C. Machen Jr.
Because of the potentially criminal activity documented in this explosive book, copies of “Subversion Inc.,” by Matthew Vadum have been sent by the publisher, WND Books, to all 535 members of the House and Senate in hopes of prompting further investigation of ACORN and its tentacles.