Mississippi NAACP Leader Sent to Prison for 10 Counts of Voter Fraud

Matthew Vadum, Daily Caller, July 29, 2012

While NAACP President Benjamin Jealous lashed out at new state laws requiring photo ID for voting, an NAACP executive sits in prison, sentenced for carrying out a massive voter fraud scheme.

In a story ignored by the national media, in April a Tunica County, Miss., jury convicted NAACP official Lessadolla Sowers on 10 counts of fraudulently casting absentee ballots. Sowers is identified on an NAACP website as a member of the Tunica County NAACP Executive Committee.

Sowers received a five-year prison term for each of the 10 counts, but Circuit Court Judge Charles Webster permitted Sowers to serve those terms concurrently, according to the Tunica Times, the only media outlet to cover the sentencing.

“This crime cuts against the fabric of our free society,” Judge Webster said.


In the trial, forensic scientist Bo Scales testified that Sowers’s DNA was found on the inner seals of five envelopes containing absentee ballots.


Election experts say voter fraud is fairly common, but progressive activists typically insist that the crime is virtually nonexistent. Republicans, they say, routinely exaggerate claims of voter fraud in order to whip their political base into a frenzy and push for voter ID laws. Liberals say such laws are unfair, and claim that they discourage minorities and the poor from voting.

The NAACP’s Jealous said Monday at the group’s 102nd annual convention in Los Angeles that photo ID laws are part of an attempt to disenfranchise minorities through some “of the last existing legal pillars of Jim Crow.” Such laws stem from “the worst and most racist elements” in conservative Tea Party groups, he said.


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  • Election experts say voter fraud is fairly common, but progressive
    activists typically insist that the crime is virtually nonexistent

    Eliminating absentee balloting and requiring photo ID squelches most voter fraud.

    The regressive activists claim that voter fraud is rare, and they’re technically right.  But it doesn’t need to be common in order for it to be effective.  Politics are games of margins, and in close elections, fraud can make the difference.  There’s no point in Democrats trying to steal a statewide election in Utah, because Republicans win big and it would take too much obvious fraud to get away with changing the outcome.  But in an area where there are lots of blacks and the outcome is perceived to be close, the fraud machine will be out in full force.

    • Church_of_Jed

      Soon, voter fraud as we define it will earn NAACP members their presidential medals of honor for “doing the right thing to make America even more post White privilege”.

      Whites must adjust themselves to the coming reality:  our laws simply won’t be obeyed or enforced by the Diversity Rule.  Our time is over- now it’s a matter of survival and revenge.

    • The__Bobster

      Oh, you haven’t seen voter fraud in Philly. In 2004, elections officials opened a few machines and found hundreds of votes for Kerry even though the polls weren’t open yet.

      Small wonder that they can get over 100% voter turnout. It should be noted that no one was ever arrested for this “accident”.

      Then you get clowns like this guy:


      A local election official in Pennsylvania announced plans Thursday to defy the state and resist enforcing its newly enacted voter ID law, signed by Gov. Tom Corbett (R) earlier this year.

      Christopher Broach, a Democrat who oversees elections in Delaware County, a Keystone State suburb, told the Philadelphia Inquirer he won’t ask voters to present ID because it’s a violation of their civil rights, implemented “for the sake of getting Mitt Romney elected.”

      “To ask me to enforce something that violates civil rights is ludicrous and absolutely something I am not willing to do,” Broach told the outlet in an interview.


      And don’t get me going about Palm Beach county, Floriduh, where the local chosen were caught punching out butterfly ballots for Gore in a precinct parking lot.

      •  Or St. Louis in the late 1980s and early 1990s.  The trick St. Louis’s black voter fraud cabal used was to stuff the boxes after the polls closed.  St. Louis the city proper is only 61 square miles, without traffic problems, it’s only a few minutes from anywhere to anywhere.  The polls close at 7 PM, and if you hear that “certain precincts” had “problems” and “didn’t arrive at the BOEC until after 11 PM,” that’s how you know people were stuffing them with ballots after hours.

  • JustaWhiteMom

    Hey folks, help me shut down these anti-whites at this link:


  • Up to my neck in CA

    It just seems fitting to show a picture of this fine upstanding American.


    • Ooooh she’s so sexy!!!

    • Hattie McDaniel on her worst day!

    • Meet your typical Obama supporter. Anyway, I do not consider this thing to be an American. Committing voter fraud should be a capital offense, much as treason is.

    • Miiclow

      Funny, if you go to that website, the vast majority of mugshots are NAMs but of course they have a banner ad at the top showing selected white faces to “even” things out.

      • Up to my neck in CA

        Anything to deflect how out of control the hoards are. Here’s a stock photo from the local news source that accompany most crime stores…Whitey in handcuffs! When the majority of the crimes committed here are by blacks and Mexicans.

  • The__Bobster

    Meanwhile, Democrats and fake conservative Michael Smirconish keep screaming that there is no voter fraud.

  • There must be some mistake. There is no such thing as voter fraud; my county Democratic chairman told me so. There is only “voter suppression,” carried out nationwide by those evil Republicans who want to keep all black people from voting.

    And God didn’t make little green apples, and it don’t rain in Indianapolis in the summertime …

  • Shawn_thefemale

    Lessadolla? Seriously? How can anyone report that with a straight face?

  • Great news. One down , 11 million to go.

  • bluffcreek1967

    Twice this article mentions that the NAACP leader’s arrest was” ignored by the national media,” and that Tunica Times was “the only media outlet to cover the sentencing.” Gee, why would that be? AmRen readers know the reason, but it only undescores that the MSM is no friend to Whites.

  • Now it’s extremely “transparent” as to what they have been saying all along. Voter ID laws “disenfranchise” black voters who commit voter fraud! These Marxists know what they are doing!

  • Dan Reardon

     The missing link?