Skip to comments.A GOP Plan To Disfranchise Democratic Voters in 2012?
Posted on 05/18/2011 12:49:16 PM PDT by BuckeyeTexan
In todays USA Today, former DNC interim chair Donna Brazile claims that Republicans are trying to block voters from the polls and reduce the voting rights of Democratic-leaning Americans. She asserts that Republicans are passing state ballot integrity laws such as voter photo-ID requirements to limit the participation of minority voters, the young, and the poor (purported Obama voters) heading into the 2012 elections. Brazile asks, Do we really want to see Floridas 2000 election controversy replayed?
Expect to see lots more of this leading to the presidential election. The 2000 presidential election produced voluminous claims of rampant voter intimidation, suppression, and harassment in Florida. The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights investigated these claims over a six-month period immediately after the election. The Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department also conducted a separate investigation.
Despite numerous allegations suggesting widespread voter intimidation, suppression, and harassment, the Commissions investigation produced just two ostensible instances of perceived voter intimidation. Were there voting problems in Florida? Sure, as in every election. But the Justice Department found no credible evidence that Floridians were intentionally denied the right to vote.
In contrast, a subsequent media analysis showed that at least 2000 votes were cast illegally in Florida in the 2000 presidential election. Since the margin of victory in Florida was 537 votes, the fraudulent votes were sufficient to affect the outcome of the election.
Thats not an isolated example. Evidence adduced at various commission hearings suggests numerous instances of actual voter fraud. The cases involve organizations and individuals who register ineligible voters, dead people, and fictional characters. In an infamous Ohio case during the 2004 presidential election campaign, a canvasser paid with crack cocaine registered Dick Tracy, Mary Poppins, and scores of other equally noteworthy characters.
Again, these arent isolated cases. A major 2001 voter registration drive in St. Louiss black community produced 3,800 new voter cards. When some of the names appeared suspicious, elections officials investigated all of the cards and determined that every single one was fraudulent. Dogs, the dead, and people who simply didnt want to register were among the new registrants.
The problem isnt only that canvassers are being paid to produce manifestly fraudulent voter registrations; its also that voter rolls throughout the country are being padded with hundreds of thousands of false and fraudulent names. For example, testimony by John Sample before the Senate Rules Committee showed that Alaska had 503,000 people on its voter rolls but only 437,000 people of voting age in the entire state. Before the last presidential election, 140,000 Florida voters were registered in multiple jurisdictions.
This isnt a minor concern. The 1998 Miami mayoral election actually had to be set aside due to rampant absentee-ballot forgeries.
Voter fraud isnt the imaginary phenomenon some claim it to be. Brazile bemoans the the expense of voter ID requirements ($10 million over four years in Indiana, according to her). Given the closeness of so many recent elections that couldve been decided by fraudulent ballots, is $10 million per state too much to spend on improving election integrity?
Peter Kirsanow is a member of the U.S.Commission on Civil Rights.
Pravda in high gear. How can people read this crapola each day.
Make it so. Pennsylvania has proposed legislation for voterID. It’s not a big deal, if you want to vote, prove you are who you say you are. Which part of that does Ms. Brazile not get?
Minority voters Donna Brazier?
Don’t you mean “undocumented migrants” that are better know as “ILLEGAL ALIENS?”
Yet, another STUPID woman!
(Do I really need a sarc tag?)
Without fraud, Dems will have trouble winning. QED.
Noooo. They’re simply trying to keep those busloads of illegals and non-citizen from stealing another election for a pack of smokes and a pint of Ripple.
“Make it so. Pennsylvania has proposed legislation for voterID. Its not a big deal, if you want to vote, prove you are who you say you are. Which part of that does Ms. Brazile not get?”
Our township election board discussed this yesterday which was primary election day in PA. We all thought it was a good idea even though we know everyone that votes! To be honest, many of our voters had their id out anyway even though they didn’t need it! If you don’t want to show your id, you probably are hiding something!
Not you, apparently. The article comes out FOR voter ID and dismisses the claims of voter disenfranchisement.
Isn’t this a silly charge?
Anybody who wants to stop it is RACIST.
About damn time!
Of course it’s silly. Read the article.
I would have shot him.
ACORN turned in fraudulent voter registration cards for the 2008 election in Las Vegas.
Nevada has about 2 1/2 million residents. I don’t know the estimated legal number of voters.
Over 400,000 fraudulent registration cards were caught by the elections people in Clark County.
No telling how many got thru.
It took over 2 years to ‘investigate’ this mess done by ACORN by the DEMOCRAT Sec of State & DEMOCRAT Attorney General of Nevada.
The woman in charge of this fraud finally got probation of about a year & 100 hours of ‘community service’.
WHAT A JOKE.
Las Vegas will be a hotbed for voter fraud again in 2012.
Don’t believe that ACORN is gone, either.
It has just changed it’s name in all states.
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Damn I hope so!!
Actually it’s a right for Democrats. I participated in Rush’s Operation Chaos by voting for Hillary in 2008. I’ve documented the fraud I witnessed many tims on FR. I had always thought the truth about voter fraud and itimidation was somewhere in between the extreme claims of both parties. It isn’t. The extent of the fraud is so far beyond anything the Republicans could ever dream up.
"In contrast, a subsequent media analysis showed that at least 2000 votes were cast illegally in Florida in the 2000 presidential election. Since the margin of victory in Florida was 537 votes, the fraudulent votes were sufficient to affect the outcome of the election."
They just can't get over the 2000 election. BUT, they never mention that many people got out of the lines in the Florida panhandle after the news media called the election for algore. That part of the state is in the central time zone. Polls were still open and the panhandle part is much more conservative than the eastern half.
The left has lost this argument. They have been repeating this crap for years and still over 80% of Americans support voter ID to vote.
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