Friday, September 30, 2016

Voter fraud rears its ugly head yet again

This time it's in Virginia, according to the Washington Post.

The FBI and local police are investigating how at least 19 dead Virginians were recently re-registered to vote in this critical swing state.

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All of the forms had been submitted by a private group that was working to register voters on the campus of James Madison University, according to the Harrisonburg registrar’s office. The group was not identified. No charges have been filed.

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House Minority Leader David J. Toscano (D-Charlottesville) said the case was not proof of voter fraud because no one had actually managed to cast a vote in the names of the dead.

“First of all, there was no voter fraud — they caught him,” Toscano said. “Nobody cast a vote. . . . There’s still no evidence of that going on in the state. But there is evidence every time you turn around that the Republicans are trying to make it more difficult for citizens to vote in elections.”

There's more at the link.

If Mr. Toscano actually believes what he says, he's an imbecile.  Registering someone to vote who is not, in fact, eligible to vote is by definition voter fraud!  (It's also a crime, but Mr. Toscano doesn't venture onto that territory at all.)

I've been in more than three-quarters of the states of the Union, mostly while serving as a pastor.  In almost all of them I've come across reports like the above - and in every single case that I can recall, it was a Democratic Party-leaning operative or group that was responsible for the crime.  Every.  Single.  Case.  Why that should be, I can't say . . . but perhaps others can.

Incidents like these certainly lend credence (and urgency) to the call for prospective voters to identify themselves to the authorities before they can register to vote, and identify themselves again at the voting booth before they are issued a ballot or allowed to access the voting machines.  If we have to produce identification to prove our eligibility to drive a car, or buy a gun, or purchase a house, or whatever, what on earth is wrong with insisting on the same precondition before casting a vote to determine who's going to govern us?

All those who claim that insisting on voter identification is somehow "making it more difficult for citizens to vote in elections" (to quote Mr. Toscano) are either deluded, or doing so deliberately in order to make voter fraud easier for their supporters.  I see no middle ground there.  I'm sure you can guess which of those two choices I'd vote for as being the true reason!



Nate Winchester said...

You want to know what makes it worse?

Republicans are LEGALLY BANNED from fighting voter fraud.

No, I am NOT making this up.

Just imagine that a moment. In a political contest, 1 side is banned from checking to see if the other side is cheating.

To quote someone more pithy than I.

"The fact remains that the GOP does not generally fight against voter fraud and hasn’t since 1982. The GOP has internally normalized that it must win elections beyond the margin of fraud.

The Electoral College, by limiting fraud damage in the presidential election, does useful service."

Anonymous said...

Apparently the Hanes lady is now an election official and it's not voter fraud until SHE says it's voter fraud - for those old enough to recall the commercial.

Pawpaw said...

Every. Single. Case. Why that should be, I can't say . . . but perhaps others can.
It's simple. Virtually all Democrats are corrupt crmiminals.

Restoring Britain said...

The irony of man voting to pass laws when he doesn't have a grasp of the law.

Judy said...

Just a reminder - Remember that quote of Uncle Joe Stalin's about voting.
And can anyone say Tammany Hall - this has been going on since 1786.

Anonymous said...

Once this election is over there will by definition be no voter fraud elections will be the fraud.

Anonymous said...

Does this mean that if I kick in someones front door at 3AM in a ski mask with a 9mm, but am caught before I attempt to murder you that I can't be charged with attempted murder?

Ferric said...

I remember the first presidential election I was old enough to vote in. I went down to the polling place only to discover that I'd already voted. Interestingly enough they let me vote anyway.

bart simpsonson said...

Personally I am more concerned about willful vote/voter fraud than I am about voter stupidity. But not by much. Vote/voter fraud steals the American democratic republic. Voter stupidity does as well, but is legal. Unfortunately............

Will said...


have you seen the report on the BOXES of thousands of voter forms already filled out for Clinton, that were found in a storage building? They were already packed in the correct transport bins, ready to go.

No half measures for Clintonites!