Voter Fraud or Disenfranchisement? You be the Judge

The right to vote, to have a say in the governance of our republic, is a right of citizens.  And since only U. S. citizens are eligible to vote, it’s only logical that we should be able to verify we are citizens.  And since where we’re eligible vote depends on where we reside, it’s only logical that we should be able to prove where we reside.  The bottom line:  You have to have proper ID for many things; certainly voting should be one of them.  Ya’ think?

Although the purpose of the new election laws that have passed in some states including Florida, and have been proposed in others, is to reduce voter fraud, the liberals as usual, are playing the race card.  According to a story that appeared in Tampa Bay Online, “…a new Florida election law Republicans say is intended to cut costs and prevent fraud, but that Democrats and civil rights organizations say is aimed at suppressing voter turnout to improve Republican 2012 election chances.”  Really?

What’s wrong with this picture?

  • Republicans propose and pass new laws to reduce election fraud.
  • Democrats, Jesse Jackson and the NAACP protest saying the laws will disenfranchise black and poor voters and claim there isn’t any election fraud.
  • Democrats and NAACP officials go to jail for election fraud.

So while people are sitting in jail for proven voter fraud, the Justice Department is busy reviewing every word of every new state voter law.  There’s one problem.  Pajamas Media reports that according to:  “Recently released documents — disclosed by the Obama Justice Department only after a court battle — reveal that the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice is engaging in politicized hiring in the career civil service ranks. Typical Washington behavior, you say? Except the hiring in question is nearly unprecedented in scope and significantly eclipses anything the Bush administration was even accused of doing. And the evidence of the current political activity is far less impeachable than what was behind the libelous attacks leveled at officials from the Bush years.”

When you read this pajamasmedia.com piece, you will see that the attorneys hired into the Division during the tenure of Eric Holder, have literally spent their careers fighting for extremely liberal causes, including their opposition to voter ID laws and verification of citizenship.  God help us all.

Author’s note:  There are many other facets of the new voter laws, such as reducing the number of early voting days and stricter rules for voter registration groups such as ACORN (yes they’re still around), but they vary from state to state.  ADB

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4 Responses to Voter Fraud or Disenfranchisement? You be the Judge

  1. Pingback: Voter Fraud or Disenfranchisement? You be the Judge : Gainesville Tea Party – Grassroots tea party movement in Gainesville, FL advancing the values of Fiscal Responsibility, Limited Government and Free Markets

  2. Neil Drake says:

    Because I travel a lot, “reducing the number of early voting days” is a major problem for me. Why would Republicans want to make it more difficult for me to vote. In a state like Florida, we need every vote we can get. If this law had been in effect last time around, it is very likely I would not have had the opportunity. The Tea Party should be infavor of making it easy for our people to vote, not more difficult. Plus, its just plain unAmerican to make it more difficult to vote. We are supposed to be a democracy.

    • Alvin says:

      Neil, maybe you should talk to the Supervisor of Elections Office about Absentee Voting!
      BTW, Republicans didn’t cause this change by themselves; we didn’t even know you existed!

  3. One of the problems with early voting is that there are sometimes developments that happen close to an election day that influence peoples’ decisions. If someone has already voted, then it’s too late to take new developments into account. The following quote, which refers to the 2008 presidential primary, is from the article in the link below: “One-quarter of Florida’s ballots were cast in advance of the primary, overwhelmingly for Mrs. Clinton, while exit polls showed a tight Clinton-Obama race on primary day.” While there may a legitimate need for early voting, reducing it from twelve days to eight doesn’t seem like a hardship IMHO. And of course there’s still absentee voting, but I won’t go there now. And the longer the early voter period, the more likely there will be shenanigans from ACORN and others.

    I’ll close my response by saying that I know your comment is sincere as am I, and that my post was not intended to cover every facet of this complicated and heated subject here. Please read the following article: http://www.observer.com/2008/big-problem-early-voting

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