Posted by: Debby Durkee | April 25, 2010

Democrats want nationalized voter fraud.

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Dems want nationalized voter fraud.

This next election could become a Democratic Party national voter fraud election if Democrats get their way. After an attempt in the state of Wisconsin to allow ACORN access to the state’s driver’s license database and to put one-time absentee ballot requests on a permanent basis, which basically assures voter fraud, Republicans in the state were able to force the majority Democrats to adjourn without bringing the bill to a vote. Now, Democratic Senators from Wisconsin and New York are attempting federal mandates for same-day voter registration and universal voter registration, respectively. What could possibly go wrong? This is from John Fund in the Wall Street Journal.

An attempt to hijack the state’s election laws and open the door for voter fraud failed at the last minute this week in Wisconsin’s legislature. But threats to ballot integrity continue in other states, and Congress may rush to pass ill-conceived legislation this year that would only sow confusion and increase the potential for chaos on a national level.

… Late in March, a 72-page bill was suddenly introduced and rushed forward with only abbreviated hearings. The bill would have given “nationally recognized” community organizing groups access to the (Wisconsin) state driver’s license database to encourage voter turnout. After the infamous registration scandals involving Acorn in 2008, this was clearly a strange priority. Requests for an absentee ballot in a single election would also become permanent (without requiring a legitimate reason, such as infirmity), and the ballots would be automatically mailed out in future elections.

… Most of the elections thrown out by courts—Miami, Florida’s mayoral election in 1998, the East Chicago, Indiana’s mayor’s race in 2005—involved fraudulent absentee votes.

Three decades ago absentee and early ballots were only 5% of all votes cast nationwide. In 2008, they exceeded 25%. Wisconsin’s bill would also have allowed voters to register on the Internet without supplying a signature—thus removing a valuable protection against identity theft and election fraud.

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, a Republican, blasted the bill, saying it would “make election fraud more likely” and “jeopardize the orderly administration of election laws.” In the end, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Russ Decker admitted the bill was being rushed through too quickly and adjourned the session without brining it up for a vote. Snip  

…. In 2004, John Kerry won Wisconsin over George W. Bush by 11,380 votes out of 2.5 million cast. After allegations of fraud surfaced, the Milwaukee police department’s Special Investigative Unit conducted a probe. Its February 2008 report found that from 4,600 to 5,300 more votes were counted in Milwaukee than the number of voters recorded as having cast ballots…

Much of the problem resulted from Wisconsin’s same-day voter law, which allows anyone to show up at the polls, register and then cast a ballot. ID requirements are minimal. The report found that in 2004 a total of 1,305 “same day” voters were invalid. Snip –

The Milwaukee Police Department’s report on the 2004 election concluded “the one thing that could eliminate a large percentage of the fraud” would be to end same-day registration. Today, eight other states have some form of Election Day voter registration: Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Wyoming. Montana began Election Day voter registration in 2006, North Carolina in 2007, and Iowa in 2008.

But Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold, a Democrat, has introduced federal legislation to mandate same-day registration in every state, claiming the system has worked well in his state. Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York is readying a bill to override the election laws of all 50 states and require universal voter registration—which would automatically register anyone on key government lists. This is a move guaranteed to create duplicate registrations, register some illegal aliens, and sow confusion.  Snip –

What almost happened in Wisconsin this month—and could happen in Washington later this year—would increase chances of future Florida-style meltdowns and further undermine confidence in our election system.

As Democrats continue to do one outrageous thing after another, Americans must hold the line against them tampering with the voter registration rolls and voting laws of the individual states. If the country is to maintain its ability to govern “by the people,” we can’t let those who cannot win legitimately to win by theft. Read all of Fund here:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704671904575193930226978178.html

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Responses

  1. Thank you for your posts here and AM spec. Do you go to commentary magaizine and Luciane
    and American Free thinker. You should and post your opinions on their blogs. Thanks blarset/blogspot.

    • I do occasionally go to Luciane. I do go to American Thinker — is that different from what you mention? I will try to do so. Thank you for your comment.

  2. I do got to Commentary Magazine as well.


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