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Vote Fraud Woes Already Mar Mid-Term Elections
Human Events ^ | November 1, 2010 | Deroy Murdock

Posted on 11/01/2010 8:25:18 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

NEW YORK — November 2 is not here yet, but polling problems have begun. From possibly malfunctioning ballot gear to potential fraud, the 2010 mid-term vote is marred even before Election Day has dawned.

•Like jurors who deliberate before a trial concludes, some Nevadans who have tried voting early for Republican Senate nominee Sharron Angle instead have seen Democrat Harry Reid’s name appear on their electronic voting machines. Some voters have complained about this apparent glitch, but how many others unwittingly have miscast their ballots? Intriguingly, these machines are maintained in Las Vegas by members of the Service Employees International Union. SEIU gave 95.3 percent of its 2008 campaign contributions to Democrats. SEIU president Andy Stern was last year’s most frequent visitor to the White House.

•Daytona Beach City Commissioner Derrick Henry and Genesis Robinson, his campaign manager, face voter-fraud charges. In an apparent re-election tactic, they allegedly completed 92 absentee-ballot applications with the names of Floridians who never requested them or who had moved away.

•The return address on 250 absentee-ballot applications in Bridgeport, Connecticut is 1238 North Avenue — a vacant lot.

•Bucks County, Pennsylvania officials are investigating 500 apparently fraudulent absentee-ballot applications. Also, the Pennsylvania Voter Assistance Office sent citizens letters encouraging them to apply for absentee ballots. No such office exists. The letter says it was financed by the Pennsylvania Democratic Committee. The committee sees “no evidence of any irregularity or problem.”

•“‘Would you like to vote a straight Democratic Party ticket’ is something being uttered all over Houston in early Texas voting right now,” according to former Justice Department prosecutor J. Christian Adams. Texas poll workers are asking, Adams wrote Wednesday for Pajamas Media. They should avoid such partisan suggestions.

•A federal appeals court in Arizona rejected a state law requiring voters to demonstrate citizenship at the polls. Somehow, it’s too much to ask them to prove who they are. Civil rights advocates bellow that voter ID somehow oppresses minorities, especially blacks. If so, may black voters drive to the polls without licenses?

America’s promiscuous use of absentee ballots has become problematic. These once were reserved for people who were traveling on Election Day, bedridden, or otherwise unable to reach the polls.

Just as grooming and grammar slide toward the state of nature, voting also has slouched from a dignified civic activity into something else to do at home in sweat pants, with all the solemnity of microwaving popcorn.

“Wanna vote absentee? Cool! No excuses needed, man.”

As absentee ballots proliferate, so, too will opportunities for repeat voting. Absentee ballots make it easier for non-citizens, non-residents, felons, and even dead people to vote. Nursing home staffers have voted absentee “on behalf of” demented elderly people who believe that JFK occupies the White House.

Physically voting at the polls is a vital exercise in self-government. It also gives election officials a chance to deter or catch cheaters. Voting at home while clad in a towel prevents such scrutiny.

Sadly, America’s increasingly Third World voting system fits this increasingly Third World nation. The Land of the Free is mired in the rubble of nearly a decade of Washington-led socialism — “compassionate” under the free-spending, entitlement launching (albeit tax-cutting) Bush-Rove administration and now aggressive under the freer-spending, entitlement launching, and tax-hiking Obama-Pelosi government. The result? Economic stagnation, mounting debt, a sabotaged currency, class-warfare rhetoric, and growing corruption. (Transparency International this week ranked the U.S.A. as Earth’s 22nd most honest country, America’s worst showing ever.)

Then, with a new Congress rededicated to limited government, public integrity, accountability, and the rule of law, the American people should demand photo ID at the polls, serious jail time for vote fraudsters, a rollback in absentee ballots and early voting, and other steps to establish voting norms worthy of the Home of the Brave.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Arizona; US: Connecticut; US: Florida; US: Nevada; US: Pennsylvania; US: Texas
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1 posted on 11/01/2010 8:25:22 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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2 posted on 11/01/2010 8:26:46 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Muslims are not the problem, the rest of the world is! /s)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
I remember as a parents made a huge deal out of voting....and I had it drilled into me that it was a "privilege" and a "duty"...not something to give away or sell for a carton of cigs. Pathetic.

IMHO absentee ballots should be done away with completely. Early voting would suffice for those who are traveling. People can rearrange their plans or they just forfeit the process. Their choice. It's either important enough or it isn't.

Military could/should have electronic voting offered to them. Even out in the field they have satellite stations which could be equipped to handle this process easily.

If this is not addressed quickly.......we'll be third-world status in no time. Again....JMHO.....

3 posted on 11/01/2010 8:48:34 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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One more thing. Voting needs to have verifiable source documents - ie. a paper trail. I’m less worried about voting machines that come with a Dem pre-entered than I am about machines that show an accurate screen, but cast an altered ballot.

4 posted on 11/01/2010 9:08:48 PM PDT by crescen7 (game on)
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They’ve LIED to our faces....they’ve STOLEN from us and our children....they’ve SPAT on our Constitution....they’ve SLAPPED our fighting men and women in the face and stolen their Constitutional right to vote....they’ve stolen our electoral process.....and they’ve broken laws every day.

If THEY don’t think the law is important, then, by God, I don’t either.

They’ve set an example I’m only too happy to follow. BEWARE, you’ve set precedent, for those who have nothing left to lose. You’ve made the “government” MY ENEMY. Until the rule of law gets the RESPECT it deserves FROM YOU, consider ME your enemy.

5 posted on 11/01/2010 9:13:17 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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I’m sure the honest and upright Eric Holder will get right on this, LMAO.

6 posted on 11/01/2010 9:22:15 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: LaineyDee

“If this is not addressed quickly.......we’ll be third-world status in no time.”

What do you mean “...we’ll be third-world status ...”, I thought we all ready were with politicians voting for bills they have not read and midnight votes on a voice vote.

7 posted on 11/01/2010 9:38:21 PM PDT by CapnJack
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The new House majority ought to put up a bill every several months requiring prospective voters to prove their eligibility prior to voting. Make O Bummer veto that again and again and again.

And put up bills to require an annual cleansing of the voter rolls to get rid of any voters who have expired, moved out of state or otherwise lost their eligibility to vote in their home district. Make him veto that again and again and again, especially in Chicago.

8 posted on 11/01/2010 9:53:42 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: CapnJack
I thought we all ready were with politicians voting for bills they have not read and midnight votes on a voice vote.

Almost....but not quite. Add the over-whelming fraud which has ramped up......and wait until they start sending their "private militia" to burn out and pillage those who oppose them......THEN ...we'll know we've finally arrived.

9 posted on 11/01/2010 10:09:18 PM PDT by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Happy Halloween! Dead voters break for Dems two days prior to elections.

Apologies to those who may have already seen:

10 posted on 11/01/2010 11:37:02 PM PDT by Gum Shoe (You live to serve this ship. Row well, and live.)
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I want conservatives to handle vote fraud. It has gotten way out of control! We need heavy criminal sentences for anyone who commits voter fraud.

11 posted on 11/01/2010 11:41:36 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The problem I see is not absentee voting per se, it’s that they allow it without ever verifying the identity of the person voting.

Here in Virginia, we have a pretty good system. You can’t vote absentee unless you have first voted in person where identification is checked. After that, you can vote absentee. Virginia also requires social security numbers for voter identification purposes (Virginia was grandfathered in when the law changed in the 1970’s).

Checking I.D, changing the law to require cleansing of the voter rolls, allowing the use of social security numbers for voter ID purposes, and perp walks for those who commit fraud will fix the bulk of the problem.

12 posted on 11/02/2010 4:18:28 AM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Amateurs study tactics, professionals study logistics, and victors study demographics.)
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