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What the Dems Know: Universal Voter Registration
American Thinker ^ | January 06, 2010 | James Simpson

Posted on 01/05/2010 11:06:25 PM PST by neverdem

Many are puzzled that Democrats persist in ramming unpopular and destructive legislation down our collective throats with no apparent concern for their plummeting poll numbers. A widespread belief is that the Democrats are committing political suicide and will be swept from one or both houses of Congress with unprecedented electoral losses next November. But since Democrat politicians rarely do things that will not ultimately benefit themselves, this column asked two weeks ago, "What do they know that we don't?"

We may have found out. It's called universal voter registration. The Wall Street Journal's John Fund described the Democrat plan recently at a David Horowitz Freedom Center forum. Watch the video here.

Fund describes the proposal as follows:

In January, Chuck Schumer and Barney Frank will propose universal voter registration. What is universal voter registration? It means all of the state laws on elections will be overridden by a federal mandate. The feds will tell the states: 'take everyone on every list of welfare that you have, take everyone on every list of unemployed you have, take everyone on every list of property owners, take everyone on every list of driver's license holders and register them to vote regardless of whether they want to be ...'

Fund anticipates that Congress will attempt to ram this legislation through, as with the health care bill. What a surprise! Fund covers the vote issue at greater length in his book, How the Obama Administration Threatens to Undermine Our Elections.

Leftist groups are already arguing that universal voter registration will solve all the problems with our voting system. But the left created most of these problems. The radical leftist Nation Magazine, for example, absolutely loves the idea of universal voter registration. This is the same magazine, however, that advanced Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven's Manufactured Crisis strategy. The Cloward/Piven strategy was designed to undermine government institutions by overwhelming them with impossible demands for services. Cloward and Piven focused on welfare, housing, and voting as the main targets of this strategy, and the radical group ACORN was specifically created for the purpose of executing it.

The Nation article enthusiastically lists Cloward/Piven-inspired organizations like Project Vote, the ACORN group where President Obama cut his teeth. It also discusses the left's efforts to push enforcement of the Motor Voter law and explains how universal voter registration could assist in these efforts. Cloward and Piven were the ones who crafted Motor Voter legislation in the early 1980s and pushed for its enactment until 1993, when President Clinton signed it into law. Cloward and Piven considered Motor Voter to be their crowning, lifetime achievement. The picture below, from White House photo archives, shows Cloward (light gray suit) and Piven (green coat and navy dress) standing directly behind Clinton at the Motor Voter signing ceremony.

The left has predictably launched vicious smear attacks against John Fund for bringing universal voter registration to our attention. A Google search of the issue brings up any number of nasty ad hominem attacks. Most notable is Media Matters, the leftist group whose sole purpose seems to be to smear Republicans and defend the left's indefensible policies. They put up this gem: "Right-Wing Ass Weasel John Fund Doesn't Like Universal Voter Registration because of ACORN."

The problems with universal voter registration are numerous and obvious. Many states' lists include vast numbers of illegals, including some states which allow illegals to obtain drivers licenses; because many homeowners have more than one home, there will be duplicates; because so many people are on so many separate federal and state government agency lists, there will be duplicates; and because so many lists exist with little or no cross-checking capability, all of these duplicates are likely to go uncorrected. Add to this the fact that Dems hope to extend voting rights to felons, and the whole thing begins to look like a nationwide Democrat voter registration drive facilitated by taxpayers.

Universal voter registration will create massive vulnerabilities to systemic voter fraud nationwide, and if Democrats have proven anything in recent years, it is that they can win elections that way. The George-Soros-funded Secretary of State project (SOS) was designed to take advantage of such vulnerabilities and may have been developed in anticipation of the universal voter registration plan. Al Franken's stolen election in Minnesota was a trial run for the SOS project. Longtime ACORN friend Mark Ritchie was elected Minnesota Secretary of State in 2006 with Soros's SOS and ACORN money, and what followed in Norm Coleman's Senate runoff election was a frightening demonstration of just how far Democrats will go to win. Franken won the runoff, and the Democrats got their filibuster-proof sixty-vote Senate majority.

The Motor Voter law was correctly identified as a facilitator of vote fraud. One of the few legal issues Barack Obama actually participated in as a lawyer was a 1995 suit against the State of Illinois, which he brought on behalf of ACORN. Then-Republican Governor Jim Edgars saw the newly passed Motor Voter act as creating the potential for massive vote fraud and refused to implement it. With the assistance of the Clinton Justice Department, Obama's legal team won that suit. Obama himself actually participated very little, a strategy that seems to have served him well in life. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, after identifying himself in court proceedings, Obama sat back and let "the heavy-hitters at the Justice Department make the arguments."

It is not surprising that the Democrats are now choosing to push this new initiative, for universal voter registration will be Motor Voter on turbochargers. And who better to sign it into law than the president from ACORN?

James Simpson authored the landmark article Barack Obama and the Strategy of Manufactured Crisis.



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: democrat; democrats; impeachobama; obama; voterfraud; voterregistration
This is the only explanation that makes sense.
1 posted on 01/05/2010 11:06:26 PM PST by neverdem
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To: All; neverdem

It may come to this:

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


2 posted on 01/05/2010 11:11:42 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2 million for Sarah Palin: What will you do?)
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To: neverdem; TCH

send this info to rush,levin,hannity,beck, anyone that is willing to tell the masses about this upcoming fraud


3 posted on 01/05/2010 11:29:51 PM PST by lmarie373 (*These little guys might look cute and cuddly, but trust us: they will kill you.-on emanuel brothers)
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To: neverdem

It’s true

http://www.brennancenter.org/content/resource/universal_voter_registration_draft_summary/


4 posted on 01/05/2010 11:35:57 PM PST by Huck (The Constitution is an outrageous insult to the men who fought the Revolution." -Patrick Henry)
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To: neverdem

It’s pretty obvious that they intend to stack the deck. I have thought from the very beginning of this vile “administration” that the reason they are so arrogant is that they have no intention of ever relinquishing power.

This type of fraud is a Democrat specialty.

Sometimes I think there is no saving the current incarnation of the United States. The political process has become so bloated, so corrupted, so rapcious that it is simply beyond salvation.

It’s time for Conservatives to start congregating in the states where values still mean something and beging pressing for succession.


5 posted on 01/05/2010 11:36:15 PM PST by Ronin
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To: neverdem

If this was so powerful, I don’t think all these Dems would be dropping out of running next year - Dowd, Dorgan, etc.

I think it is more like I read another analyst - wish I could remember who - who basically said, they are fully aware they are going to get thrown out. All the closed door negotiations about the health care bill are really about making sure they are all getting taken care of after they leave. They knew this was a “fall on their sword” vote.

The idea is to get an unremovable foundation in place. Once it is in place, then the march toward socialism is inexorable. The foundation of the bill, along with the massive IRS involvement, will be impossible to undo.


6 posted on 01/05/2010 11:39:55 PM PST by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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7 posted on 01/05/2010 11:40:24 PM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: I still care

I think you have it right. It is so entwined with the commercial enterprise of this nation that the undoing will be impossible. SCOTUS needs to understand the whole damn thing unconstitutional and then fight that battle.


8 posted on 01/05/2010 11:51:49 PM PST by eyedigress ( now.)
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To: neverdem

9 posted on 01/06/2010 12:01:55 AM PST by UCANSEE2
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To: I still care
If this was so powerful, I don’t think all these Dems would be dropping out of running next year - Dowd, Dorgan, etc.

It's Dodd in CT.

I thought the same at first. My guess is that they know they are toast. There's so much fraud in those places already that this marginal increase in more voting fraud potential isn't enough, even if it can be passed this year.

Now the rats want states rights for gun control. Everything else should be nationalized. The rats depend on fraud. What else is new?

10 posted on 01/06/2010 12:02:41 AM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem
Here's a thought;

On election day, instead of having a biggggg tea party in one location, we should organize and send a good-size contention to each, and every polling place.

Vote...then spend the day there just observing.

As many as possible should register as poll officers too.

Getting everyone registered under this Universal Voter Registration is NOT getting everyone to vote.

Don't let '08 repeat itself with goons guarding the doors, having enough people there to offset such hooliganism would go a long way in keeping things on the up and up...and...

BRING YOUR VIDEO CAMERAS...TAPE DON'T LIE.
11 posted on 01/06/2010 12:03:01 AM PST by FrankR (Unions promote socialism and mass mediocrity amongst human beings, at their own expense.)
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To: neverdem

Glenn Beck talked about this on tonight’s show...he also showed Cloward and Piven being congratulated when Clinton signed Motor Voter.

These Commies are in our homes, and we let them eat us out of house and home.


12 posted on 01/06/2010 12:03:50 AM PST by wac3rd (Felipe Calderon supports the public option.)
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To: FrankR
On election day, instead of having a biggggg tea party in one location, we should organize and send a good-size contention to each, and every polling place.

Volunteers and election officials are badly needed. Proxy voters for those with dementia in nursing homes can not be given a pass.

13 posted on 01/06/2010 12:17:19 AM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: neverdem

I was a Republican voter and even voted Republican through the ‘90s, while many Republicans voted for Hillary. Before the recent election, though, my registration was canceled with an insane excuse (vague mention of “discrepancy” when none existed). ...tried again and again, but there was a new lame excuse from the obviously affected, liberal clerks each time that I tried to re-register.

No, I wouldn’t have voted for any presidential candidate in that election. But after my experiences with trying to maintain registration, socialist tendencies in both political parties, and the popular hysteria in political speech, I switched to unaffiliated after finally getting registered (with some help from someone in authority). Both parties are overly populated with people who depend on government funding in various ways.

...not voting at all now and not going to. But it is enjoyable, watching the libertine, anti-family, anti-competition, anti-freedom, anti-American, economic house of cards falling. It’s like watching the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany both fall at the same time. It will be a pleasure to work and enjoy time with family and the better neighbors afterwards.


14 posted on 01/06/2010 12:31:52 AM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: neverdem

Come to think of it, there was a card in the mail since the last resolution of the problem: no longer registration due to not voting in the most recent local election.

Oh, well. Going nonpolitical and avoiding personal spending with the rest will be far more effective...final, even.


15 posted on 01/06/2010 12:40:49 AM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: neverdem

Remember, this has been going on since the 60’s.

Also note that the Clintons were destroying before Obama’s name was known.


16 posted on 01/06/2010 1:06:18 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: neverdem; Egon

Ping!


17 posted on 01/06/2010 1:36:40 AM PST by RhoTheta (Wipe out capitalism, no more money. You following me camera guy?)
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To: neverdem

We need to actually reverse the Obama years - otherwise it is all over.

Unfortuantely, the Republican’s place will be similar to the State’s Republican AG’s going after the Nebraska “gift” in the Health care package. No matter what happens - we’ll still have health care, won’t we?


18 posted on 01/06/2010 2:26:56 AM PST by The Raven
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To: neverdem

Just when you think they can’t sink any lower.


19 posted on 01/06/2010 3:08:57 AM PST by hershey
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To: bmwcyle

ping


20 posted on 01/06/2010 3:50:31 AM PST by theKid51
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To: neverdem
Un-Constitutional.

I know, but this will be tied up in the courts for years.

21 posted on 01/06/2010 3:52:24 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: FrankR
On election day, instead of having a biggggg tea party in one location, we should organize and send a good-size contention to each, and every polling place.

A brilliant thought!

22 posted on 01/06/2010 4:47:09 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: neverdem

Scary, but it’s unlikely to get past almost any judge, even the lefty judges.

Since this is a center-right country, this is fraught with unintended consequences...for the LEFT.

They couldn’t even get Prop 8 passed in bluer than blue California.


23 posted on 01/06/2010 5:18:17 AM PST by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: I still care

I was going to say basically the same thing...these crooked techniques only work if the votes come down to a few thousand or hundred votes. You know they tried the same in New Jersey(governor’s race)...but once the vote spread starts to get beyond a few per centage points, these techniques won’t work without looking like massive tampering. The trick is to convince enough folks to vote for conservatives to overcome the vote tampering that you know is going to occur. The evil Libs can shave a few per centage points off but they don’t dare go beyond(yet any way) that. So a conservative has to get at least 5 percent extra beyond what he normally would have to get to ensure that he actually “wins”.


24 posted on 01/06/2010 5:23:11 AM PST by mdmathis6
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To: neverdem

” It means all of the state laws on elections will be overridden by a federal mandate. “

Chucky “Seig Heil!” Schumer is looking for face time in front of the camera.

Can’t do it. Elections fall under the authority of the states. States can and will ignore the decree. Even if found legal, it would probably double the number of registered conservatives, while increasing liberal numbers by a few percentage points. Liberals are already voting at 110% of all registered voters. It’s a loser for the rats.


25 posted on 01/06/2010 5:57:30 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: neverdem

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26 posted on 01/06/2010 6:46:57 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (`)
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To: Ronin

[The political process has become so bloated, so corrupted, so rapcious that it is simply beyond salvation.]

Not to mention the corrupt MSM propaganda machine.


27 posted on 01/06/2010 7:27:48 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: neverdem

I’m sorry. It was late when I typed that.

The Dems are going to keep CT anyway, I’m sure. Unless this health care bill breeds the devastation I think it is going to, and people are able to be made aware of it. (key words, as the press protects the Dems and their projects).

I know down here in FL the bill is going to make such a mess unless there is massive fraud there is no way they’ll win.

They slipped in a thing that if you only have five workers in a construction business you still have to provide full health insurance. It will destroy a great many businesses in my county, count on it.


28 posted on 01/06/2010 8:29:32 AM PST by I still care (A Republic - if you can keep it. - Ben Franklin)
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To: I still care
The Dems are going to keep CT anyway, I’m sure.

I don't know about that. Blumenthal, the AG, has replaced Dodd already. Blumenthal was one of a bunch of Attorneys General that petitioned the Supreme Court to make carbon dioxide a pollutant, IIRC. EPA made its endangerment finding last month. They are going to court. Fraudulent data will be discovered in court. When? I don't know. But, then there's Climategate and another mean winter.

CT elected Lieberman as an independent because of jihadism.

29 posted on 01/06/2010 8:43:27 AM PST by neverdem (Xin loi minh oi)
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To: wac3rd; neverdem

Frances Fox Piven, woman in green sweater in about the center, behind Clinton.

Richard Clower, the older man in a gray suit to her left (as you face the picture, to the right.)

All of their articles, including the famous Cloward-Piven article "The Weight of the Poor: A Strategy to End Poverty" (May 2, 1966) are available on a searchable digital archive, but unfortunately, only to subscribers.

30 posted on 01/06/2010 8:50:35 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Remember, half the people here are below average.)
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To: familyop
Where I live you get dropped from the voter rolls after missing 2 or 3 general elections.

It isn't a bad practice. Otherwise people who die, move away etc stay on the rolls. That's how a lot of vote fraud happens.

But getting dropped after missing 1 election is crazy.

31 posted on 01/06/2010 10:32:54 AM PST by NEPA (Give me liberty, not debt)
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To: I still care

I would agree with you as to the laying of the unremovable foundation. However, as to Dodd, Dorgan, etc. I believe they are not seeking re-election because they know they are beyond the vote stealing margin. I don’t think the strategy is to steal every vote, because that would be too difficult, but just enough to make a difference. If you can steal 3-5% in every election you’ll win almost every one of those. Dodd, Dorgan, etc. knew they were damaged goods but that a fresh ‘rat candidate could be within the vote stealing margin.


32 posted on 01/06/2010 10:46:55 AM PST by Armando Guerra
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To: FrankR
Getting everyone registered under this Universal Voter Registration is NOT getting everyone to vote.

Fraud at the polls is not how they do it. They register as many people as possible, and then if they need extra votes, they find ballot boxes all over the place. They use registered voters (who may be phony or illegal or dead) to get stacks and stacks of absentee ballots. They have people voting a 2nd or 3rd time using the registration of someone else, someone who they made up or who does not vote. They pull up to rec centers and gather the gangsters and bus them to vote. They walk through old folks homes and get alzheimer patients to sign blank ballots. They fill in ballots for illegals and immigrants who can't speak English. There are dozens of scams that they are expert at, and what used to be a local nuisance has become a nationwide problem of major proportions.

33 posted on 01/06/2010 3:56:17 PM PST by Defiant (The absence of bias appears to be bias to those who are biased.)
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To: neverdem

Thanks for the ping!


34 posted on 01/06/2010 9:45:33 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: FrankR

What good would poll watching do?

If this act becomes law, everyone is automaticly registered with no signature to be verified only have to show up and say you collect welfare, etc, etc, etc, and you get to vote!

The way it’s worded every prisoner in prison gets to vote.

I guess if your death certificate is on file at the County Recorders you get to vote!


35 posted on 01/06/2010 9:52:31 PM PST by dalereed
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