Once that faith is gone, bad things will happen.
Whoa whoa whoa! Where the Hell did this come from? Can anyone substantiate this?
Surprise! The judge who denied the RNCs appeal to vacate the 1982 Consent Decree is an Obama appointee, Judge Joseph Greenaway, Jr., of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.Judge Joseph Greenaway, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit.
The most important element in the USA is both maintaining the perception that our elections are honest, but more importantly making damn sure that votes go where intended and the vote counts can not be altered, corrupted or manipulated by electronic voting or other methods. It is why I strongly favor popular vote over the electoral college. It makes vote rigging more difficult.
Instead of electronic voting I’d favor using indelible purple ink on thumb and paper ballots that then are hand counted separately by three interest groups R/D/I and requiring that the counts be reconciled before the counters can leave the polling station. This electronic voting is a recipe for losing our democracy. The Ds ranted about this with Bush yet they did nothing to correct it when they had the chance, instead they ranted about voter ID.
The Ds/Rs are in collusion for power and to keep any challengers out, not serving the people of the USA. Read my long standing profile.
That's not true. The 1982 consent decree doesn't prevent the GOP from pursuing suspected vote fraud, it prohibits the GOP from doing doing a set of specific things in the name of "ballot security." Specifically, the GOP agreed to
(a) comply with all applicable state and federal laws protecting the rights of duly qualified citizens to vote for the candidate(s) of their choice;
(b) in the event that they produce or place any signs which are part of ballot security activities, cause such signs to disclose that they are authorized or sponsored by the party committees and any other committees participating with the party committees;
(c) refrain from giving any directions to or permitting their agents or employees to remove or deface any lawfully printed and placed campaign materials or signs;
(d) refrain from giving any directions to or permitting their employees to campaign within restricted polling areas or to interrogate prospective voters as to their qualifications to vote prior to their entry to a polling place;
(e) refrain from undertaking any ballot security activities in polling places or election districts where the racial or ethnic composition of such districts is a factor in the decision to conduct, or the actual conduct of, such activities there and where a purpose or significant effect of such activities is to deter qualified voters from voting; and the conduct of such activities disproportionately in or directed toward districts that have a substantial portion of racial or ethnic populations shall be considered relevant evidence of the existence of such a factor and purpose; and
(f) refrain from having private personnel deputized as law enforcement personnel in connection with ballot security activities.
Col Sellin is a prolific writer on these topics, and his articles are all over the net!
A retired USAR officer, fired by Petraeus a couple years back, etc.
There should be no question but that we must demand the fullest possible investigation, followed by the criminal prosecution of those involved in any of such antics.
How, frankly, can this point even be debated?!
I am convinced the voter fraud argument is crap. It’s just an excuse for having an idiot candidate and being led by the likes of Karl Rove.
HOWEVER, I am VERY suspicious of election fraud, i.e. electronic voting machines. You want fair elections? Start there and demand that we go to paper ballots. No more E voting. It is absurd to me that we tolerate that.
Precisely why TERM LIMITS are absolutely necessary! Get 'em out before they can establish their criminal empires.