Skip to comments.Why the Left Doesn’t Care About Voter Fraud
Posted on 04/13/2012 7:07:37 PM PDT by smoothsailing
April 13, 2012
This week, James OKeefes Project Veritas released video showing a young white man entering a polling place in Washington D.C. to vote in the presidential primary.
He walked up to the desk and asked a poll worker for the ballot of Attorney General Eric Holder, and gave Holders address. The worker began to hand him the ballot, at which point the young man said he wanted to show his identification. You dont need it, the poll worker replied. Its all right. As long as youre in here, youre on our list, and thats who you say you are, youre okay.
The tape broke huge, with Matt Drudge championing it at the top of the Drudge Report. And sure enough, the Department of Justice, which sometimes plays to Drudges tune, responded with ire and outrage: Its no coincidence that these so-called examples of rampant voter fraud consistently turn out to be manufactured ones.
Except, of course, that wasnt the point. OKeefe wasnt voting fraudulently; he was showing the public how easy it would be for someone with bad motives to vote fraudulently. And the DOJ knew that it would take a full-on fool not to understand that point.
But the DOJ has no interest in that point. It is far more interested in leaving loopholes for voter fraud than in filling in those gaps.
Their stated motive for opposing voter ID is that increases the possibility of racial bias. As the Associated Press recently reported, Liberal groups have said the requirements are the product of Republican-controlled state governments and are aimed at disenfranchising people who tend to vote Democratic African-Americans, Hispanics, people of low-income and college students. The Justice Department, in attempting to stop the implement of Texas new voter ID law, cited the same rationale, explaining that Hispanic voters in Texas are more than twice as likely than non-Hispanic voters to lack a drivers license or personal state-issued photo ID.
Why this should be true is anyones guess. It is certainly not due to institutional racism if it were, then the state would be sued on a regular basis for violating the Civil Rights Act. There are two forms of photo-issued ID in Texas: drivers licenses and simple identification cards. Both are available through simple applications. Voters must register to vote. Why shouldnt they also have to register to receive an ID beforehand?
And it isnt expensive to get an ID, either. An original drivers license in Texas costs $16; a six-year extension costs $25. A photo ID costs $6. It costs less that a decent Carls Jr. meal to register for identification.
But the cost isnt the real issue. The only people disenfranchised by voter ID requirements are those who cannot obtain a voter ID namely, illegal immigrants, felons, and others who should not be voting. And these are precisely the sorts of folks that Democrats love to register. In 2008, a full one-third of voters registered by ACORN and their affiliate, Project Vote, were fraudulent. Voter fraud has tainted presidential primaries in Iowa and Texas; Hillary Clinton supporters asserted, with significant evidence, that the Obama campaign regularly utilized fraudulent voting to impact results. Hans von Spakovsky at National Review points out that in Indiana in 2008, four Democrats were charged with conspiracy, forgery, and official misconduct in an attempt to get Barack Obama listed on the ballot. Obama barely made it.
When it came to the New Black Panthers intimidating voters in Philadelphia, Holder and Co. looked the other way. But when it comes to states enforcing the law, the Justice Department jumps in with both feet.
Do Democrats mean to steal the election of 2012? The numbers would have to be astonishing large to do that one vote isnt going to make a difference. But the problem that OKeefe exposed was this: there are no consequences for voter fraud..
The American people are losing faith in the electoral process especially when voter registration drives are run by lobbying groups with a very specific agenda. The leading voter registration drives largely spring from the bowels of the SEIU or the American Federation of Teachers. The unions are interested in registering voters but theyre only interested in registering a particular kind of voter. Thats their prerogative. And its our prerogative to ensure that every American who votes isnt cancelled out by someone voting illegally.
and does anyone still believe Harry Weedwacker won fare and square in 2012? and who maintains the voting machines?
That's one of the brighter and more insightful things I've seen posted this week. Good post, thanx.
The thing I never see mentioned about this, is that ACORN type groups can make up thousands of fake names and addresses in any given precinct. Then they just send their goons to the voting booths under those fake names.
Early voting makes this even easier, as the poll workers will be less likely to remember specific faces, especially if they add a mustache one day, sunglasses the next, adjust a hair style or two...
One person can go to several precincts a day, and repeat every few days.