What we will expose in this article is indicative of Voter Fraud in all States and in National Elections.
Is it illegals voting? No. Is it voter machine fraud? No. Both are very serious, and they do happen. The worst Voter Fraud is the politicians defrauding voters into thinking they are the opposite of what they really are. This fraud often decides elections and swings more votes than the other forms of voter fraud.
Today while driving to buy groceries in Reno I heard two Ben Kieckhefer radio ads, minutes apart. Both of his ads claimed that he was an anti tax conservative Republican, and one mentioned his primary opponent Gary Schmidt in a Nevada State Senate race for the district that includes the capitol, Carson City. It just happens I have met and talked with both Ben and Gary.
His ads are typical of one of the worst things about modern political campaigns.
As background the first time I met Ben Kieckhefer was when he was running for office in 2010. It was at a Nevada Republican Assemblies meeting and he made probably his most famous quote of his life,“THE SECOND COMING OF JESUS CHRIST WILL HAPPEN BEFORE I WILL VOTE TO RAISE TAXES.” He really said that, heard it first hand. Later in the press he was quoted as saying“If I could get Jesus to walk through that door, I might trade taxes for it.” He got a lot of support from conservative Republicans as a result, and won the election in 2010.
And as you will see in the following video, when he was specifically asked about one vote on a very large ($620 million) tax increase, that would be one of his first votes if elected, he said on TV that he would vote against it.
Being this article is about voter fraud, guess what he did? Yes, in his first major opportunity to vote for a big tax increase, the same one he promised to vote against, he voted for it. Those same conservatives that support him then, now generally detest him. Think detest is too strong? Here is what Chuck Muth, a well know Nevada conservative and columnist, had to say about him:
And then there’s Sen. Ben Kieckhefer. What a low-rent street-walker.
After famously declaring on Tax Day, April 15, that “If I could get Jesus to walk through that door, I might trade taxes for it.” Well, Jesus didn’t walk through any doors, yet Kieckhefer reportedly traded his vote on the budget deal for, get this….a lousy $25,000 for the arts council.
Yeah, there’s an essential government service!
Not only is Kieckhefer a political prostitute, he’s a cheap one at that! But fret not for young Ben’s future. Expect him to trade his Senate seat sometime after the session for a lucrative lobbying career. Maybe he can nab that coveted slot as the brothel association’s lobbyist to replace retiring George Flint. http://www.muthstruths.com/2011/06/02/hit-me-again-ike-and-put-some-stank-on-it/
The truth is that Ben Kieckhefer defrauded the voters just as much as a dishonest car salesman that gives a sweet little old lady a test drive in a Cadillac STS, then sells it to her for $45,000, then delivers a 1977 Yugo with a frozen engine. In both cases the fraud greatly benefited the fraud that committed the fraud.
Is this unusual? No it is standard procedure in American politics to create the most deceptive ads and slogans possible. Remember “If you like your insurance, you can keep it, period!” This will continue as long as we allow it, because it is very beneficial to the frauds that commit it.
It is not only okay for the news media to expose this and fight it, it is our duty. The voters of America are being disenfranchised by this fraud.
You have heard the truth about what he has done. There is more. An independent organization in Nevada, Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) ranks all legislators in Nevada and Ben has one of the most anti-conservative voting records of Republicans, with a 46% rating, even below that of one Senate Democrat. http://votesmart.org/interest-group/2017/rating/6972#.U31fHkdOV9A
Politicians never say they are in favor of special interests and lobbyists, yet as we know, most are, and cater to them instead of the people. How does Ben Kieckhefer rate on resisting lobbyists?
His campaign contributions records say he got $1,000 from a lobbying firm called
How much influence does that lobbying firm have over Kieckhefer? His full time job provides insight on that. Ben works for that very same firm, full time. For this he was singled out as having one of the worst conflicts of interests of any USA legislators by Public Integrity. “Ben Kieckhefer, a Republican state Senator in Nevada, is also the director of corporate communications for a Las Vegas law firm. In 2011, he told the Reno Gazette-Journal that he talks with the lobbyists at his firm so he knows what they are working on. “We need to make sure I have a clear understanding of what they’re testifying on so I don’t have a conflict of interest I don’t know about,” he said.” http://www.publicintegrity.org/2013/03/18/12313/conflicts-interest-run-rampant-state-legislatures
So its OK to have conflicts of interest that you know about? It is when people know about conflicts of interest, that the corruption happens!
His opponent Gary Schmidt is best known for fighting for many years for open meetings and against government secrecy as a citizen. His policies have always been consistent, although for a while he registered as a Democrat because of disgust at Republicans that did not do, what they said they would during campaigns. He has rather amazingly received the endorsement of the Nevada Republican Party, the NVRA and the Carson City Republican Party Central Committee, even though he is running against a Republican incumbent in a primary. This further illustrates the disgust that conservatives have for Kieckhefer.
Yet with all the special interest money that Kieckhefer has got, he is running ads that could likely fool a voter that does not follow the news and politics much, which is most voters. That is the scam that happens over and over in America. The most serious form of voter fraud we have. Now that you know the facts, have a listen to Kieckhefer’s ad.