When the Supreme Court decided recently that Texas could keep their voter ID laws in place for the November elections, the cries from the left of racism and disenfranchisement was, as you would expect, right on queue. After all, voter fraud simply isn’t a problem in America.
Yeah, and I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.
No sooner have these objections from the left been raised that we have been provided with several examples of the fraud and abuse that voter ID laws—along with calls to eliminate early voting and mail-in ballots—are needed if we are to preserve the integrity of elections in America.
In Arizona, a
civil-minded volunteer Hispanic political activist with the bipartisan radical left-wing group, Citizen’s for a Better Arizona was caught on camera doing his civic duty stuffing the ballot box at a local polling place in Maricopa County. Here’s the story from Townhall.com:
In Colorado, mail-in ballots once were reserved, on request, for those absent on Election Day or too infirmed to reach the polls. Last year, Colorado Democrats to this concept to levels guaranteed to produce voter fraud. With zero Republican support—isn’t that how we got Obamacare?—Dems went with a 100% mail absentee ballot system. This has resulted in millions of such ballots reaching “active” voters, some who haven’t voted since 2008. As Newsmax.com reports, Republicans could lose races they are predicted to win:
“I’m going to people’s houses where they’re getting seven ballots to a household,” Republican State Senator Ted Harvey told the Washington Times. “Their children when they were 18 registered to vote there. They’re now 30 years old and living somewhere else, but now that their inactive voting status is now active, the clerk and recorders are required to send them ballots . . . If Mom and Dad wanted to, they could vote them.”In another potential headache, “harvesters” will collect ballots door to door. “The proliferation of ‘ballot harvesting’ ranges from perfectly legal campaigning to pressure tactics to undue influence to intimidation to forgery of ballots and everything in between,” Marks says.
James O’Keefe, the guerilla filmmaker who brought down the ACORN voter-registration fraudsters in 2010 and forced the resignation of NPR executives has just released some new undercover footage that raises disturbing questions about ballot integrity in Colorado, the site of fiercely contested races for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, and the governorship.
And the fraud doesn’t appear to end with mail-in ballots either. In that bastion of political integrity, Chicago, IL.—gee, the same place Obama comes from—even if you go to a polling location to vote in person with a machine, the results are unpredictable; as we see from the Daily Caller:
Jim Moynihan, Republican candidate for the Illinois State House, went in Wednesday to vote early, and to vote for himself. But when he touched the screen mark his name, it was his Democratic opponent’s name that registered the vote.
“While early voting at the Schaumburg Public Library today, I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan told Illinois Review. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”
Every time he touched the screen for a Republican the machine registered it as a vote for the Democrat. “Clearly, I am concerned that citizens will be unable to vote for the candidate of their choice, especially if they are in a hurry and do not double-check their ballot,” Moynihan said.
That’s a lot of non-existent voter fraud. Wouldn’t you say?
Liberals like to pretend that these “make it easier to vote” ideas are simply an effort to make sure as many as possible participate in our democracy. In reality, they are legalizing illegal activity for their personal and political benefit. Considering these facts, it’s even more important that you vote in November.
At least that way, you’ll cancel out one of these ballots.
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