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The New York Times and New Black Panthers Protect Election Lawbreakers
Front Page Magazine ^ | September 26, 2012 | J. Christian Adams

Posted on 09/26/2012 7:34:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Once upon a time in America, if a group of citizen volunteers set out to help election officials detect problems with the voter rolls, they would have been praised. If a group of citizen volunteers had detected scores of dead people on the voter rolls they would have received broad accolades from all corners of America.

Once upon a time in America, we esteemed law abiding citizens who helped law enforcement detect law breakers – especially when it comes to the sanctity of elections.

But this isn’t the America we used to know. Instead, when election integrity groups like Houston-based True the Vote help detect countless problems with American elections – including people who illegally voted twice in the 2008 Presidential election from different states – they are slandered and attacked by the New York Times, academia and formerly relevant civil rights organizations.

When the Pew Charitable Trust reports that there are 2,000,000 ineligible voters on the rolls, nothing happens. But when volunteers seek to find and remove them, they are attacked as racists.

Something has indeed changed.

The 2012 election will have something never before seen in American elections – ordinary citizens in every corner of the country analyzing the voter rolls to see if dead and ineligible voters remain registered. On election day, volunteers will fan out across thousands of American polling places armed with pen and paper and record what happened.

For exercising this noble civic undertaking, the headlines of the New York Times scream “Voter Harassment Circa 2012.” The Times tells us “a Tea Party group, True the Vote, descends on a largely minority precinct and combs the registration records . . . nonexistent [voter fraud] is used as an excuse to reduce the political rights of minorities, the poor, students, older Americans and other groups that tend to vote Democratic.”

This is an outright lie. And it might be shocking if it weren’t published on the pages of a newspaper with a long history of publishing lies, such as those fed through the pen of Times reporter and Stalin stooge Walter Duranty. The Times has no data that cleaning up the voter rolls affects “minorities” and “the poor,” but emotional dog whistles work better than reason or facts.

Then the Times lies about the election day poll observation activities of citizen volunteers: “In 2009 and 2010, for example, the group focused on the Houston Congressional district represented by Sheila Jackson Lee, a black Democrat. . . . That didn’t stop the group from sending dozens of white “poll watchers” to precincts in the district during the 2010 elections, deliberately creating friction with black voters.”

The truth is that True the Vote was deployed all over Harris County, Texas, in 2010. The only place where their elderly, and usually female, volunteers were met with hostility and discourtesy was in Sheila Jackson Lee’s Congressional district. Nowhere else did they encounter any objections to their law abiding observation activities. But in Jackson Lee’s district, these elderly retirees were verbally assaulted and in some cases even removed from the polling places after the personal intervention of Quanell X of the New Black Panther Party.

It makes you wonder what was happening inside the polls that made elderly volunteers with a pen and paper so threatening.

Once upon a time in America, the outrage would be directed toward the uncivil New Black Panthers who threw out the elderly poll watchers, and not toward the poll watchers merely recording events inside the polls.

Small liars at left-wing blogs print lies like the Eric Holder Justice Department is “investigating” Tea Party voter intimidation, and then big liars and big newspapers eventually print the same thing. This is how decent Americans seeking to improve the election process are smeared and slandered by the irresponsible. This is another in a growing list of modern examples where the law abiding are attacked while the lawless are defended.

Unfortunately, the New York Times is not alone in smearing law abiding citizens. The usual suspects have joined in. The Advancement Project, Demos, the Brennan Center and Common Cause have all resorted to slander and dishonesty to stop the work of law-abiding groups like True the Vote.

But a few facts get in the way. First of all, the National Voter Registration Act (usually called Motor Voter), invites private third-party groups to play a role in policing the nation’s voter rolls. This was part of a compromise in 1993 in Congress to increase voter registration. For 20 years, this right lay dormant, untouched by any party or candidate. Not until after 2010 did groups like True the Vote mushroom all over the nation and begin to use this federal power to police the rolls.

Second, most state laws permit third party election observers. The power to observe the election is a power used in third world elections to ensure they are fairly and properly run. That groups like Common Cause now oppose the exercise of this right says a great deal about them. These citizens groups are doing exactly what the law allows – quietly standing in a polling place with a pen and paper.

Apparently to some in Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee’s district, having someone watch and record the voting process is too risky.

In my book Injustice, I document instance after instance of election fraud. But I also report the troubling results of a poll conducted by pollster Pat Cadell. He found that only 17% of Americans believe we still enjoy the “consent of the governed.” He calls this attitude “pre-revolutionary.” Free and fair elections, open to observation by all, are the best way to foster belief that we are governed by consent. The more thugs groups like the New Black Panthers and high-browed publications like the Times seek to remove law abiding citizens from American poll places, the more we will wonder what they are trying to hide.

TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election2012; electionfraud; onevote; vote
Military Voters in Wisconsin Told to Submit Ballots a Week After Deadline "The Federal Voting Assistance Program website published an incorrect deadline for the return of returning military ballots in Wisconsin. Had this error not been corrected, thousands of Wisconsin servicemen and women could have been disenfranchised in this key swing state this November.

The FVAB website incorrectly stated ballots must be returned by November 16. The actual deadline is 4 p.m. November 9. Any military ballots received in that intervening week would not have been counted by local and state election officials."..............

1 posted on 09/26/2012 7:34:17 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; pookie18


2 posted on 09/26/2012 7:41:07 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s really quite simple:

Democrats are the primary perpetrators and beneficiaries of vote fraud, and they will exploit and avenue to acquire or retain power.

3 posted on 09/26/2012 7:43:19 AM PDT by Darteaus94025
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

New black panther party = domestic terrorist organization. Not all of the “extremist” groups are from the right. Of course you’ll never here that from the MSM, who fawn over these leftist groups. Unfortunately for the media types, they’re usually the first ones to eat a bullet in a leftist revolution.

4 posted on 09/26/2012 7:46:44 AM PDT by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: FrankR; Darteaus94025; All
"..............It's scarcely arguable that, in the political sense, liberalism is on the ropes. Obama spent their last nickel. They have lost the House and will lose the Senate, with little chance of regaining them in the near future. The same is true of the White House once the messiah gets the bum's rush come 2012. Liberalism is on the skids, its programs uniform failures, its ideology barren, its slogans worn out, its long hold on the independents being relentlessly pared down by the Tea Parties.

So what is a political movement to do, particularly one as fanatic and apocalyptic as this one? Well, if you have an alternate system made up of outside organizations not subject to governmental oversight, a system populated with self-selected fanatics and true believers, a system poised and ready to march, you can do what was done in Wisconsin. You can turn the superstructure loose to threaten the public peace, smash things up, abuse the electoral process, create a media spectacle, and pressure the state to do things your way. You can use nonpolitical organizations (in the electoral sense) to get a political result........." Democrats Unveil the Weapon of the Future

5 posted on 09/26/2012 7:52:06 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: FrankR

LOL at the NYT jumping in bed with the NBP. I hope they catch a disease.

6 posted on 09/26/2012 8:18:16 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: FrankR

They do that again and they will have the tar beat out of them or worse.If the DOJ will not enforce the constitution, then the People will. The DOJ is counting on that.Let the games begin.

7 posted on 09/26/2012 8:23:09 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All

Taking care of the obvious fraud perpetrated by the liberals in their politically controlled districts is a double edged sword...One that should not be feared, but met with a discerning sword of our own...

I had the chance to do some poll watching in Shiela Jackson Lee’s home precinct here in the Houston area, and all of the reports of abuse of those poll watchers is true...

The time for sending little old ladies into that fight is OVER!!! conservative people need to start ponying up and putting yourself in the line of fire...

Preaching to the choir in these forums is all well and good, but we need to start getting our butts out there and making a presense that malfeasance, and fraud in our voting system will no longet be tolerated, and if exposing that causes heartburn and unsocialble behaviour in the liberal community, well, ain’t that just a pile of tough sh!t...

Some could assume I could be a very intimidating person, but when the abuse started to hit me at that poll, I stood my ground, met it head on...They tried to lawyer me out the door, they tried to do some things that they assumed I would not notice, and I ended up documenting (recounting) everything I saw that was deceptive with times and names of people if I could get them...

I went to a law firm here in Houston to give a private deposition, and they submitted that to the DA and to the Texas Secretary of State to no avail...Nothing was done with it...

But I believe we need to keep the pressure on...And never let up an iota on these criminals...

If we let up, they win...And it is not about them winning either, it is about protecting our ability to have free elections in this country, and if they don’t want to play it straight, that obviously means we have to combat it in their districts, and do so with no fear of their tactics to keep us from ensuring to the best of our abilities to keep it on the straight and narrow...

The time for talk is over, get your butts out there and get busy!!!

8 posted on 09/27/2012 4:32:53 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends's how thin it is.)
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.....................If we let up, they win.......


9 posted on 09/27/2012 4:43:24 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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