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Thursday, December 15, 2011

HOLDER'S VOTER EFFORT

"...a deliberate and systematic attempt to prevent millions of elderly voters, young voters, students, minority and low-income voters from exercising their constitutional right to engage in the democratic process."
-Representative John Lewis(D-GA)

Voter Fraud
Attorney General Eric Holder has long been known for his willingness to ignore justice when it serves his idea of social change. Sure, those New Black Panthers were blatantly engaging in racist voter intimidation, but that's not so bad compared to what they helped accomplish with an Obama presidency so slap them on the wrist. Sure, Obama's Sacramento buddy was taking government funds for personal use, but the real villain is the guy who caught him doing it.

So when I read about Holder mocking the idea of voter fraud I have to wonder what he is hoping to accomplish. Holder has been out in front of cameras lately, trying to form a coalition of the usual suspects to promote the idea that voter fraud is nonexistent and should just be ignored. He especially can't stand the idea of voters being required to actually be who they claim to be, and is considering suing states over their voter ID bills.

Now that Democrats are controlling significantly fewer state legislatures after the Tea Party landslide in 2010, Holder suddenly wants redistricting efforts to be more federally controlled. And finally he has this idea:
All eligible citizens can and should be automatically registered to vote. The ability to vote is a right – it is not a privilege. Under our current system, many voters must follow cumbersome and needlessly complex voter registration rules.
Now, putting aside how ridiculous the assertion that its difficult and complex to register to vote - a 30 second effort at the Post Office or online - how would this actually work? How would they decide and know who citizens are and what their party allegiance would be? If you have to tell who your party would be that would be as much trouble as the present registration system. Unless, of course, you figure everyone's a Democrat. And again, naturally, this would be the federal government in charge, even though the US Constitution specifically demands that state legislatures handle elections in their state.

Even leftists like Holder can't say there isn't any voter fraud, so he reverts to what they all do when pressed on the issue: there's not huge amounts of voter fraud. Well call me silly but I would have thought that the Attorney General in charge of the US federal Justice Department would be upset at any voter fraud. I didn't know it had to be a lot to be troubling.

In my most cynical moments I can't help imagining a meeting in the White House with President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton, and Attorney General Holder that goes something like this:
"Look we had it all planned out, 8 years of Bill, then 8 years of Gore, then 8 years of me, we could have had 8 years of Obama, then 8 years of Chelsea. By then we'd have created our leftist utopia with shining social justice and no one richer than anyone else, and there's nothing anyone could possibly do to reverse the course. Can you imagine what we could stack the Supreme Court like with that run?

"And what we didn't do enough for Al so that damned Bush won. We did our best, but it wasn't quite enough and we lost Florida. Our network used judges to keep polling places open longer than the legislature allowed, we kept military votes out of the mix, we even got all those dead people voting, but it wasn't quite enough.

"So this time we're going to have to be out front of this. I want to discredit the whole idea of voter fraud, to make the accusation sound stupid, which sets the stage for Project Vote, the Secretary of State Project and the rest of our election systems to work without opposition and we'll get our win. I mean look at what Putin managed to pull off!"
I know, that's awfully cynical and involves a great deal more competence and foresight than governments seem capable of but I just wonder sometimes.

After all, Wisconsin officially announced it will not bother examining petitions to recall Governor Walker for valid signatures, and people have been on the news gloating about how many times they've signed.

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