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(Thomas Jefferson)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Voter Fraud in America

It would be nice to say that this is a Democrat problem but as we are witnessing this year, voter fraud and intimidation are also turning up in Republican primaries that favor Romney for the most part.  Are some Republicans following the same pathway on voter fraud now?  States need to make sure that someone isn't registered in more than one state, e.g.  New York residents who live in Florida high rises part time are registered in both states and vote in both states.  It is well known the South Florida high rise residents vote twice as it comes out every federal election how many of them voted twice while some vote in three states.  Heard that Florida voting fraud was being cleaned up but obviously they didn't get to the high rises.

A national database of voters is the only way to ensure that someone isn't registered in more than one state and votes in more than one state.  Shame on senior citizens for being some of the bigger culprits in voting in two states.

Then we have the dead vote which reared its ugly head in NH and SC.  You can add missing ballot boxes in Iowa with the wrong candidate being declared the winner.  In Nevada people were turned away from the Nevada caucuses plus the lengthy time to count ballots smelled of fraud all the way to get Romney over 50%.  Then we had the Maine caucus where the GOP Chair declared Romney the winner when one county had not caucused and another county who caucused early had their votes not counted.  Why?  Would Ron Paul have won Maine?  We will probably never know and since Paul looks to have made a deal with Romney by his attacking Santorum in an ad today, he doesn't seem to be inclined to complain about Maine which is frankly strange.

Maybe some of those Third World countries where the US monitors election voting should be coming to the US to monitor our crooked voting as the Obama DOJ has no interest in cleaning up voter fraud or voter intimidation:

For its part, President Obama’s Justice Department exacerbates these problems. 
As former federal prosecutor J. Christian Adams explains in his superb book Injustice, Section 8 of the Motor Voter Act “requires voter rolls to be kept free of dead and ineligible voters.” As Justice attorneys were poised to investigate eight states rife with non-living and otherwise unqualified voters, top Obama appointees balked.  
During the Democrat primary in 2008, there were all kinds of reports of voter fraud in the caucuses along with voter intimidation to Hillary voters in the primary.  In major cities McCain supporters were intimidated in the general not to vote.  The most famous one in Philadelphia of voter intimidation was thrown out by the Obama DOJ even with video evidence.  Since Obama benefited from voter fraud, he has no reason to start a campaign to clean it up.  There were precincts in NYC where more people voted then were registered.   In some more people voted than adults living in those precincts.  Why cheat in NYC as New York state is not going to vote for a Republican for President.  Guess they used the fraud to ensure an Obama blowout in New York.

Not cleaning up the voter rolls should be treasonous as it goes against the laws of the United States.  If we cannot trust our elections, how we can we trust the people who were elected to Congress?  Are some of them in office because of voter fraud?

It is so morally wrong plus illegal.  People should go to prison for voter fraud and lose their right to ever vote or be around a campaign for life.  We saw it with the Cain campaign manager who committed voter intimidation, couldn't be around a campaign for three years, and yet became Cain's campaign manager?  Was there no vetting or was this type of person who Cain wanted to run his campaign?

The next Congress needs to take a hard look at voting in this Country and take whatever steps are necessary to ensure we have fair elections and voter fraud is a thing of the past.  This should be the last election where we don't know when we vote if our vote counts or if it is being diluted by voter fraud of the dead or people who vote in more than one place or made up names of voters that no one checks to see if they are legit.  When I registered to vote here, I had out my ID out to show and was told at the tag agency they are not allowed to ask for an ID.  What kind of system is that?  Motor voter needs to bite the dust.

In a close elections the fraud found by Pew could influence the outcome.  Where is the outrage from the RNC -- we gave up on the DNC years ago as they perpetuate the dead voting and other kinds of voter fraud if it gets their candidates elected.  The RNC according to the search I just ran has not commented.  Why is that?  Is it because the Chair comes from Wisconsin where voter fraud was part of the last election or is it because he is solidly in the Romney camp who has benefited from the voter fraud and intimidation in this primary?  Time will tell.  In the meantime we are facing another crooked election.
The Ghosts of Voters PastA new study shows that fraud is a real problem in American elections.By Deroy Murdock
While Democrats dismiss vote fraud as a collective Republican hallucination, a study released Tuesday by the Pew Center for the States confirms the GOP’s concerns. The ghosts in America’s voting machines may be the least of our worries. 
Pew has discovered that 1.8 million dead Americans are registered to vote. Perhaps worse, 2.75 million Americans are enrolled in two states each, while 68,725 are signed up in three. Indeed, Pew found, “24 million — one of every eight — active voter registrations in the United States are no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate.” 
This is just what America needs in an election year.
The U.S. boasts atomic weapons and an election apparatus worthy of Laos. More charitably, Pew states that America’s electoral systems “are plagued with errors and inefficiencies that waste taxpayer dollars, undermine voter confidence, and fuel partisan disputes over the integrity of our elections. Voter registration in the United States largely reflects its 19th-century origins and has not kept pace with advancing technology and a mobile society. States’ systems must be brought into the 21st century to be more accurate, cost-effective, and efficient.” 
Americans are highly peripatetic, with civilians and GIs moving among their parents’ homes, college dorms, military bases, and large houses in boom times, and returning to modest dwellings when things go bust. Amid this tumult, some people vanish from the rolls while others wind up registered in multiple locations. While most are innocents in these situations, this confusion also invites and facilitates abuse. 
Exacerbating this mess, Pew finds, America’s “antiquated, paper-based system remains costly and inefficient.” Oregon and Wyoming spend about $4.00 to register and manage each active voter. Canada, in contrast, uses modern, private-sector name-matching techniques to process registrations. Cost: 35 cents each.  
Excerpt:  Read More at the National Review

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