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Is America in Danger of a Federal Takeover of Our Elections?
The New American ^ | Mar. 8, 2013 | Kurt Hyde

Posted on 03/08/2013 7:30:22 PM PST by EXCH54FE

The Obama administration has appointed a bipartisan presidential commission with the stated purpose of recommending changes in election procedures supposedly to streamline our elections. No fewer than five bills to increase federal control over American elections have been filed in the 113th Congress. Even a cursory review of the five bills already proposed reveals an unconstitutional federal power grab over American elections. If these measures are passed, they would also result in a drastic reduction in the remaining electoral safeguards left in at least some of the states.

The bills submitted so far:

• HR 50 — Streamlined and Improved Methods at Polling Locations and Early Voting Act of 2013 (SIMPLE) submitted by George Miller (D-Calif.).

This bill would force the states to implement early voting.

• HR 280 — Same Day Registration Act of 2013 submitted by Keith Ellison (D-Minn.).

This bill would force the states to implement same-day voter registration.

• HR 281 — Voter Access Protection Act of 2013 submitted by Keith Ellison (D-Minn.).

This bill would repeal all state laws that require photo ID for voting.

• HR 289 — Value Our Time Elections Act of 2013 (VOTE) submitted by James Moran (D-Va.).

This 50-page bill would expand the already unconstitutional Election Assistance Commission (EAC) gradually making it the federal bureaucracy that runs America’s elections.

It would force the states to implement Internet voter registration and even allow digital signatures in voter registrations. It would also mandate that the states implement automatic voter registration, which is dangerously on the path to universal voter registration.

(Excerpt) Read more at thenewamerican.com ...


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These five unconstitutional bills should not be passed. The weaknesses they would put into our electoral security makes them unwise even if they were constitutional. The best things the federal government can do are 1) Stop making matters worse and 2) Undo the damage they’ve already done.
1 posted on 03/08/2013 7:30:22 PM PST by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE
The best things the federal government can do are 1) Stop making matters worse and 2) Undo the damage they’ve already done.

Who currently in power would benefit from that?

2 posted on 03/08/2013 7:34:11 PM PST by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Don't enable tyranny.)
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To: EXCH54FE

All filed by democrats, of course.


3 posted on 03/08/2013 7:38:40 PM PST by Jim Hill
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To: EXCH54FE

I guess it’s no coincidence that the communists have submitted all of these bills.


4 posted on 03/08/2013 7:39:36 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Progressive, Marxist liberals do not evolve, they morph into fascists.)
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To: EXCH54FE

I notice the greasy Islamic pawprints of Keith Ellison on two of these bills.
That is what this guy is all about.


5 posted on 03/08/2013 7:42:22 PM PST by supremedoctrine (It may be that you can't argue with success, but you can still ridicule it.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yet you should hear the screeching from democrats because we’re talking about changing to a proportional electoral distribution in Michigan. It would negate the effect of vote fraud in Detroit and they can’t have that.


6 posted on 03/08/2013 7:44:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EXCH54FE

I notice the greasy Islamic pawprints of Keith Ellison on two of these bills.
That is what this guy is all about.


7 posted on 03/08/2013 7:48:10 PM PST by supremedoctrine (It may be that you can't argue with success, but you can still ridicule it.)
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To: EXCH54FE

just in line with fiesteins statement that former military can not own guns due to PSTD...guys can’t you guys put the dots together we are already in the fourth quarter


8 posted on 03/08/2013 7:50:13 PM PST by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or let's kick some a**!)
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To: EXCH54FE
Yet one thing that would actually prevent voter fraud, Voter ID laws, is banned by the Dept of Just Us.

Where are the Repubs on all of this?

9 posted on 03/08/2013 7:51:41 PM PST by Jane Long
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To: EXCH54FE
soroes counting machine on foreign soil just stole the last election and no one gives a sh^t
10 posted on 03/08/2013 7:52:13 PM PST by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or let's kick some a**!)
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To: EXCH54FE
Here's a streamlined ballot:


11 posted on 03/08/2013 7:54:43 PM PST by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Jane Long

The article says the federal government is taking over the elections. To answer your questions, the republicans are part of the federal government.


12 posted on 03/08/2013 7:54:44 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: Nachum

Ping.


13 posted on 03/08/2013 8:05:27 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Jim Hill
All filed by democrats, of course.

They may have a "D" after their names but a "C" would be more appropriate for Miller and Moran. Ellison is an "M." All of them hate real democracy and freedom.

14 posted on 03/08/2013 8:09:57 PM PST by Bernard Marx
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To: cripplecreek

“Yet you should hear the screeching from democrats because we’re talking about changing to a proportional electoral distribution in Michigan. It would negate the effect of vote fraud in Detroit and they can’t have that.”

They should change voter laws so each county won gets one point. Most points for the state gets the electoral votes.

Takes voter fraud out of the equation since if you want to vote 100 times in Phily, knock yourself out.


15 posted on 03/08/2013 8:13:10 PM PST by EQAndyBuzz (Got a problem? Nothing a drone strike can't fix.)
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To: EXCH54FE
"It's not the people who vote that count. It's the people who count the votes."

The Lefties aren't even hiding what they're doing anymore.

16 posted on 03/08/2013 8:16:46 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum ("Somebody has to be courageous enough to stand up to the bullies." --Dr. Ben Carson)
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To: EXCH54FE
Every single damn day these Rat bastards push a little, and a little more. They are going to push to far and it will get very ugly. And I believe that day is coming is the very near future.

"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards."
-- opening lines of 101 Things To Do 'Til The Revolution by Claire Wolfe

17 posted on 03/08/2013 8:18:30 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (The Progs are pushing for war. Be ready.)
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To: EXCH54FE

It doesn’t matter anymore.

By failing to fight voter fraud, early voting, easy registration, no bio- photo-ID, the republicans have ceded elections over to the democrats.

Our elections are approaching those of Venezuela, Belarus, Iran, and Mexico.


18 posted on 03/08/2013 8:31:44 PM PST by oldbill
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To: Drill Thrawl
"America is at that awkward stage. It's too late to work within the system, but too early to shoot the bastards."

The Commies who've stolen our government are fast pushing us past that "awkward" stage.

If they had a lick of sense, they'd go back to their slow drip modus operandi, but I think they sense ultimate victory within reach, and just can't help themselves. They're going to one day regret waking the tiger.

19 posted on 03/08/2013 8:32:04 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: EXCH54FE
voter ID should be required when voting for the local dog catcher.

Everyone should get a free state ID but must present it to vote.

Any one who attempts to vote more than one time on an ID should get a mandatory year in county jail and loose all voting privileges for life. I don't care what party you claim we all only get one vote per election.

Illegals are not entitled to vote and the same goes for them. Try to or manage to vote illegally you get a year in lock up then deported. No exceptions.

20 posted on 03/08/2013 8:45:27 PM PST by oldenuff2no
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To: EXCH54FE

I think America is in danger, PERIOD! On just about everything. We are being stripped of our rights/liberties every day. The camel’s nose is so far under the tent and I don’t see any of us getting too disturbed. We are still too comfortable for our own good. We conservatives are not in the habit of making noise... we are nice people.. but when will we say we’ve had enough? And let Washington and the media know we’ve reached the point where they have to stop this nonsense. They are not reading their email and they are not listening to the phone calls.


21 posted on 03/08/2013 8:54:37 PM PST by frnewsjunkie
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To: EXCH54FE

Communist B. Hussein Obama has stated that he will fundamentally change America., and with the usual Bipartisan support of Left Wing GOP Elite Pigs McCain and Graham, he just might.


22 posted on 03/08/2013 9:16:45 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Commune Obama"care" violates Anti-Trust Laws, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: EXCH54FE

...streamline our elections...

Folks, your votes and my vote for the 2016 elections have already been logged & counted due to the work of this commission on improving elections.


23 posted on 03/08/2013 9:18:35 PM PST by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: EXCH54FE

These people have explicitly violated their oaths.

they are deliberately putting forth bills that are in direct conflict to the US Constitution. The Constitution says THE STATES determine how to handle their elections. Not FEDGOV.

They must be called on it, their bills called what they are, and if we had any balls removed from the House.


24 posted on 03/08/2013 9:19:05 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Drill Thrawl

That quote is getting less accurate, daily.


25 posted on 03/08/2013 9:20:13 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Jane Long

“Where are the Repubs on all of this?”

If you mean ordinary Republican voters, it was obvious everyone of them at the time that the intent of disallowing voter ID requirement was to allow rampant voter fraud. I can’t understand why there wasn’t an uproar over this.


26 posted on 03/08/2013 9:21:37 PM PST by haroldeveryman
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To: Windflier

agree


27 posted on 03/08/2013 9:49:43 PM PST by ldish (Give me Freedom and Liberty or let's kick some a**!)
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To: EXCH54FE
Of course you know they want the facade of a "fair" election. Even if passed the Repubs won't raise their voices in protest. I can think of only a handful in Congress that uphold their oath to defend the Constitution.

Dig in and hunker down. The S will soon HTF.

28 posted on 03/08/2013 10:04:59 PM PST by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: EXCH54FE
From the article: It is incredible to note how many facets of American elections are no longer observable by the public.

It's incredible that the public is not permitted to document what they do observe. I couldn't believe what I saw in November but it would have been illegal for me to shoot video.

I'd like to see my state pass a law that photos and video can be taken inside the polling place as long as no recording of any vote (other than one's own) is made. Fine me if I record someone else's vote. I'm ok with that. But I don't see any way to address problems with poll workers unless it can be recorded for others to see and they know they can be captured on film at any moment.

29 posted on 03/08/2013 10:17:07 PM PST by PeevedPatriot
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To: Jim Noble; All

You are correct. No matter the party they seek to have power and they no longer “REPRESENT” their constituents. They only represent their party.


30 posted on 03/08/2013 10:26:04 PM PST by antceecee (Bless us Father.. have mercy on us and protect us from evil.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Why NOT.?.. Voting died Nov 6th 2012..

Voting may have been severally corrupted long before that...
For sure... in several States and even many Locality’s...

Republicans have no problem with massive voter fraud..
Why the mass exodus from that party.. is increasing..

So WHY NOT.?... MAke the voter fraud LEGAL!??...
And illegal aliens .... LEGAL.. Let felons vote as well..

If Americans have too much COWARDICE to revolt.. WHY NOT..


31 posted on 03/08/2013 10:26:23 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Drill Thrawl
I suggested a guillotine party on the DC mall back in the spring of 09.

My question to the the regime is, Are you going to use drones on a million protesters this time?

32 posted on 03/08/2013 10:37:11 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take? (guillotines?))
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To: EXCH54FE

BTTT


33 posted on 03/08/2013 11:09:18 PM PST by American Quilter (I will succeed despite the liberals.)
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To: EXCH54FE

The domestic communists never ending attempt to expand the franchise to the lazy and the stupid keeps rolling on

States need to fight back by disenfranchising anyone on welfare as there are currently no ammendments that would prohibit such legislation


34 posted on 03/08/2013 11:22:42 PM PST by Rome2000 (THE WASHINGTONIANS AND UNIVERSAL SUFFRAGE ARE THE ENEMY -ROTATE THE CAPITAL AMONGST THE STATES)
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To: EQAndyBuzz
There is considerable support for doing it by district.

Presidential electoral vote changes supported by delegates at Michigan Republican Party convention

Delegates at the Republican state convention, however, approved the resolution supporting the change by a 1,370 to 132 vote.
35 posted on 03/09/2013 3:57:32 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: EXCH54FE

Bookmark


36 posted on 03/09/2013 6:43:13 AM PST by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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37 posted on 03/09/2013 8:10:44 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: EXCH54FE

Democrats=Progressives=Socialists=Marxists=Communists.

As I recall, during Viet Nam, the Russians said they would kill us eventually with horror. I’m guessing that’s the PTSD connection to Vets. Bring it, Commies.


38 posted on 03/09/2013 9:19:13 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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