The Voter ID Thing – Tea Party Nation

 

The Voter ID Thing – Tea Party Nation.

By Alan Caruba

On September 25th, according to Congressional Black Caucus Chairman, Emmanuel Cleaver, “we cannot even find an instance of voter fraud” but the NAACP would disagree as it strives to keep Voter ID laws from being passed.

The NAACP is so concerned about voter rights that it has taken its case to the United Nations, claiming that “Millions of United States citizens are denied the right to vote because they have been previously convicted to a felony offense.

At a NAACP-sponsored panel, a member of its board of directors, Lorraine Miller, called upon the UN Special Rappateour “to investigate racially discriminatory elections laws” given that many felons are black and many states deny voting rights to convicted felons. The NAACP is on a tear to defeat Voter ID laws, claiming they are racially based.

At this point, between thirty-one and thirty-three States have enacted laws that require all voters to show an ID at the polls in November, depending on whether the laws are declared strict or not.

Rep. Cleaver is, shall we say, misinformed. According to a Justice Department fact sheet dated July 2, 2008, more than 140 individuals have been charged with election fraud offenses and more than a hundred have been convicted since the Attorney General’s Ballot Access and Voting initiative was launched in 2002. This is, in actuality, a fairly pathetic enforcement record.

On September 19, one day after being sued over a controversial ballot box citizenship question, Michigan Secretary of State, Ruth Johnson, said there were an estimated 4,000 non-citizens on its voter rolls of the estimated 305,000 non-citizens that live there. This is why Ms. Johnson is insisting that Michigan’s 7.34 million registered voters be asked to confirm they are citizens on Election Day in November.

The election outcome in 2000 had to be decided by the Supreme Court in Bush v. Gore and this initiated efforts to avoid a repeat by tightening voter laws to avoid all manner of fraud.

In their book, “Who’s Counting: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk”, authors John Fund and Hans Von Spakovsky, say that “Election fraud, whether it’s phony voter registrations, illegal absentee ballots, vote-buying, shady recounts, or old-fashioned ballot-box stuffing, can be found in every part of the United States, although it is probably spreading because of the ever-so-close tight red state/blue state divisions that have polarized the country and created so many close elections of late.”

“In 2012, the voter rolls in many American cities include more names than the U.S. Census listed as the total number of residents over age 18. Philadelphia’s voter rolls, for instance, have increased dramatically as the city’s population has declined.”

In 2008, following the election of Barack Obama, ACORN which engaged in widespread voter fraud had its operatives indicted in fifteen States. “At least 54 individuals who worked for ACORN have been convicted of voter fraud or related activities,” noted Fund and Von Spakovsky. It did not go unnoticed that ACORN had earlier hired Obama as a “community organizer.”

But Benjamin Jealous, the president of the NAACP asserts that blacks are the victims of “the greatest assault on voting rights…since the days of Jim Crow.” As noted, the NAACP has gone to the United Nations claiming Voter ID laws are a violation of human rights.” This is absurd. The former civil rights organization has devolved into little more than a stooge for the Democratic Party.

As Fund and Vop Spakovsky point out, “The evidence from academic studies and actual turnout in elections is overwhelming that—contrary to the shrill claims of opponents—voter ID does not suppress turnout, including among the ranks of minority, poor, and elderly voters.”

It has broad implications for the passage of laws such as Obamacare that was imposed by the slimmest majority in the Senate in 2009. In August 2009, Bill Frezza, writing in Forbes, noted that “The latest revelations that illegal votes may have given Al Franken (D-Minn) his 312-vote margin of victory in his 2008 Senate race—out of the nearly 3 million votes cast—gives one pause.” Franken’s vote was critical to its passage.

“Despite this,” noted Frezza, “Eric Holder’s Justice Department is pulling out all the stops to defeat the passage of voter ID laws, arguing that they place an undue burden that could result in some eligible voters being disenfranchised.”

How absurd is this? Valid ID’s are required by the DMV, airports, hospitals, pharmacies, when donating blood, by banks, gun shops, adoption agencies, the Social Security Office, pawn shops, courts, union elections and, yes, when voting in local, state, and national elections.

Voter fraud is not a racial issue. It is the central issue of the republic to ensure the accuracy and credibility of the election process and is crucial to the outcome of the forthcoming elections that will determine which party controls Congress and who will be President in the coming four years.

© Alan Caruba, 2012

 

Holder Hypocrisy – Tea Party Nation

Holder Hypocrisy – Tea Party Nation.

Posted by Judson Phillips

Have you heard about Eric Holder and his speech in Texas yesterday?   Holder is a hypocrite.  

 Actually we can’t call Eric Holder a hypocrite.  Hypocrites say they believe one thing and yet do another.  He is acting in accordance with his beliefs. 

 What is he doing and what are his beliefs?

 His beliefs are he is a extreme far left wing agitator.   But even by his standards, this is funny.

 Holder has been screaming about the legitimate efforts of states to combat voter fraud.   He does not like states that try to make sure elections are accurate and fraud resistant because those states make it almost impossible for Holder and the Party of Treason to steal an election. 

 One of Holder’s signature efforts is to try and block voter ID laws.

 Holder spoke yesterday to the NAACP, which has an equally hysterical record in trying to stop voter ID laws.  According to both Holder and the NAACP, it is racist to require someone to show ID in order to vote.  If you want to buy beer, cigarettes, go into a Federal Building, fly a commercial airliner, take a train or a bus, open a bank account or write a check, you have to have an ID. 

 That is apparently not racist but requiring someone to show an ID for voting purposes is.

 If you happen to be a member of the media and you wanted to cover Holder’s speech in Texas yesterday, you had to show a government issued ID.   Wait, isn’t that racist?

 Holder is in the process of suing Texas over its voter ID law. 

 Perhaps we should simply laugh at these fools. 

 What is amusing is that while Holder screams about voter ID laws, James O’Keefe and Project Veritas went to Holder’s voting place in the District of Columbia and asked for Holder’s ballot to vote.  They could have voted in Holder’s place, if they had wanted to.

 The cries from Obama, Holder, the Party of Treason and the NAACP are simply a joke.  No one who has three functioning brain cells left believes any of these clowns.

 Voter Fraud is a staple of Democrat politics.  We saw it in 2000, as the Democrats tried to steal the Presidential Election.  We have seen it when Al Franken stole his Senate seat.  We have seen it in other elections, where Democrat votes mysteriously appear at the last minute to push the Democrat over the Republican in a tight election.

 The old adage vote early and vote often came from Democratic Chicago, where ballot stuffing was raised to an art form.

 Holder understands, just as Obama understands, the only way the Party of Treason will win the election this year is for them to steal it.  They are doing their best.

 Texas is for the most part a sideshow in the voter fraud wars.  Texas will go red this election.   The real battles are being fought in the swing states like Florida, where once again the election may be decided.

 The real danger here is if the Party of Treason has its way, free and fair elections in America will become a thing of the past. 

 This is the real danger of Eric Holder and Barack Obama and that is no laughing matter.

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