You’ve heard leftist pundits claim that Conservatives want Voter ID because they want to “disenfranchise minorities”. They say we are trying to solve a problem that doesn’t exist. They say there is no voter fraud, therefore, Conservatives must be racist. See how that works? Right out of Saul Alinsky’s playbook!
From an objective viewpoint, if there were voter fraud, what would be the most logical and best way to combat it? Well, it would be to make sure the voter is the person they claim to be, wouldn’t it? What is the best way to prove you are who you say you are? Maybe a photo ID. With all the leftist hand-wringing over what a hardship it is to make people get photo ID’s, I have to ask them: is it a hardship to not be able to get on a plane, or stay at a hotel, or enter a government building, or get a credit card, or buy a beer? Or the infinite number of other things that require you to present a photo ID? Since having a photo ID is an advantage to people, there is no reason to object to people having one. And, considering that states which require Voter ID have seen an increase ~ not a decrease ~ in voter registration, “disenfranchisement” is, clearly, not a problem. But, then, again, when have facts ever gotten in the way of the leftist agenda?
So, why, then, wouldn’t leftists want voters to have photo ID’s? It’s because there is voter fraud, and it’s rampant. Although both parties have committed it, the leftists have elevated it to an art form. Let’s just look at a few statistics: in 2012, a little over 206 million Americans were eligible to vote. Of that number, a little more than 146 million were registered to vote. The difference between those numbers is critically important. In the 2012 election, 64% of registered voters voted (around 94 million people). However, there were hundreds of districts which had more than 100% turnout of people eligible to vote. Yes, you read that right ~ not people registered to vote, but merely eligible. And they all voted. Such a thing would not be possible without rampant fraud.
I’ve been involved in the Election Integrity Project here in Los Angeles. We went to meet the Los Angeles Registrar, and were given a tour of the facilities. We were shown how the votes come in and how they are processed and verified. My biggest problem with the process is that the votes are counted and the election called before irregularities like erroneous numbers of eligible voters are found. The election is called before they can verify if someone voted more than once, or in more than one state. Or if the person who voted just happens to be dead.
Before the 2012 election, the Election Integrity Project found 6,080 people who duplicated their registration using the new online voter registration system. Although they notified the Registrar’s office, the double registrations weren’t cleared before the election. Of those duplicate registrations, 113 (more than half of whom were between 18 and 24) voted twice in the 2012 general election. There is no statewide voter registration database in California, so voting in more than one county is not hard. EIP also found 14,958 dead voters, and 2,389 people who voted more than once. Voter fraud has to be caught before the vote is placed in the ballot box, otherwise there is no way to know which ballot is fraudulent.
I observed the polls during the 2010 and 2012 elections. The difference I observed between the two elections was that during the 2012 election around half of the voters voted on provisional ballots. I observed two different polls in two different locations, and this held true for both polling places. During the 2010 election, I only saw a small fraction of people voting provisionally. I have to wonder what happened between 2010 and 2012 that resulted in such a change. I also observed people registering and voting at the same time. In California you have to register 15 days prior to an election. I asked if it was legal to register and vote on the same day, and was told Gov. Brown conveniently signed a bill two weeks before the 2012 election that would allow same- day registration. It doesn’t go into effect until the 2014 election, but they were observing it anyway, so that they wouldn’t “disenfranchise” any voters.
When people can register and vote the same day there is no way to verify they are eligible to vote before they vote and the election is called. This, and allowing early voting or more voting days, has resulted in unions and other groups bussing people from one district or state to another to vote more than once. One county in Florida had 158.85% voter turnout. We also know that, in California, many illegal aliens vote. They simply fill out voter registration forms, and no one stops them.
With all this going on, how can we trust our elections? Did Obama really win in 2012?? And why isn’t the GOP doing anything about it? Apparently, nearly 30 years ago, the RNC was charged with voter intimidation in New Jersey. As a result, the RNC, to avoid fighting the claim, agreed to refrain from ballot security activities. For all intents and purposes, the RNC gave the DNC a “get out of jail free” card for voter fraud, and they have been gleefully using it ever since. The RNC has challenged this ruling, and it is going to the Supreme Court, but, unless, or until it is overturned, the Republican Party can’t do anything.
We cannot accept this. We must have clean, honest elections. We need more people observing the polls and working to pass Voter ID laws. We must roll back the programs that encourage voter fraud. Our country is being stolen from us a dozen illegal votes at a time.
Here are some links to give you more information and evidence: Mississippi had more voters than eligible:
Florida has 158.85% voter turnout:
Colorado has more votes than voters:
Milwaukee has 17 precints with over a hundred more votes than voters: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1335380/posts
Ohio has more votes than voters:
Kansas has more votes than voters:
Missouri has more votes than voters:
Maine has thousands of ineligible registered voters:
GOP agrees not to fight voter fraud: http://freedomoutpost.com/2012/11/gop-legally-barred-from-fighting-voter-fraud/