Skip to comments.OVER THE TOP (SECOND OF TWO PARTS)
Posted on 11/10/2005 7:43:39 AM PST by MrBallroom
OVER THE TOP
by Timothy Rollins, Editor and Publisher
Second of Two Parts
November 10, 2005
In Part 1, I addressed Wisconsin voter fraud, and how Democrat Governor Jim Doyle (right) vetoed three times a requirement for photo identification. As a result, it's now headed to the voters in the form of a constitutional amendment, a time-consuming and costly process that could be solved with Doyle's signature. Such a move by Doyle has provided his Republican opponents - House Republican Mark Green of Green Bay, and Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker - more than plenty of ammunition to go after Doyle, and presents an issue that could send Doyle back into private practice after the next year's elections.
To reduce the likelihood of voter fraud and assist in removing Wisconsin from the list of national laughingstocks, it's essential legitimate safeguards be set in place with meaningful enforcement mechanisms to allow the integrity and purity of the vote to be maintained.
As promised, here are proposed solutions designed to help eliminate these problems. Since all states hold federal elections for Congress and the Presidency, standards should be uniform throughout the country. States that fail to implement these requirements should have ALL FEDERAL FUNDING cut off - until they comply.
As additional measures to protect the integrity of the vote, there needs to be weekly updates in the state voter database of the following:
Persons who die with information sent from the Health Department on a daily basis to ensure dead people aren't voting.
As stated before in the first part of this series, people don't have a right to whine and moan about the issues unless they have a meaningful solution to offer. This one is mine. I believe it to be fair and to have a broad bipartisan appeal, in that it allows for the exchange of ideas to king, while ensuring that every vote cast is a fair and legal vote. In doing so, we will no longer hear nightmares of Marquette students who in 2000 voted 11 times for Al Gore or worse in the future. ***
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And before anyone starts calling this a violation of state's rights, the House of Representatives is specifically empowered by the Constitution to set the time and manner of their own elections. Since every federal election is a House election, that means they may essentially impose a de facto standard for all federal elections. As a practical matter, states are unlikely to want to have a spearate voting system for state & local elections than for federal elections.
This makes too much sense therefore it will never be approved. Every attempt to inject some integrity into the registration/voting/counting process is met with deafening cries of harrassment, racism, disenfranchisement, etc. by see if you can guess who.
This fellow's suggestions are good for within a state but I think also we need to compare state lists against each other to see who's voting in multiple states in the national elections. I disagree with his suggestion about transporting people to the polls who are too poor to afford transportation. First, I can't imagine this is a real issue for all but a very small handful of people, and for them, certainly they can afford a stamp and vote absentee.
But I think people are slowly waking up. Detroit just voted out its flagrantly corrupt city clerk.
My position was not transporting to the polls; it was taking a specially-equipped van and a sheriff's cruiser with two deputies in it for the purpose of mobile voter registration for those who could not afford registering in person at the registrar's office.
This benefits the urban poor as well as seniors in nursing homes, and thus shuts up liberal DemoRATS who would otherwise whine, thus neutralizing their objections.
They forgot an area. My wife's aunt was in a nursing home for 9 years with Alzheimer's. She didn't know who she was, let alone who elected officials were. After she died, we found out that she had "Voted" absentee every one of those 9 years.
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