Friday, June 1, 2012

The Growing Police State: Election Fraud Edition

If they can't win legitimately, they'll win fraudulently.

Florida has been attempting to purge its voter rolls of ineligible voters: mostly non-citizens.  The Department of Justice is now ordering them to stop.  Yes, you read that correctly, the Department of Justice is now ordering the State of Florida to cease reviewing its voter registrations and purge ineligible voters.  The reporting in the link is definitely lefty, but gleaning the facts from the spin renders this:

Florida is reviewing its voter registration rolls and flagging voters who may be ineligible.  It is then sending those records to the county elections supervisors, who are then responsible for determining if this is, indeed, and ineligible voter.  If so, the registration is to be purged, if not, no further action is necessary.  It turns out that this "disproportionately" affects Hispanics and Democrats.  The Herald seems not even to consider the possibility that this is because a disproportionate number of Hispanics are here illegally, and that Democrats are much more likely to register ineligible voters than Republicans.  Never.  Enters.  Their.  Minds.

Per the Department of Justice, this is a Voting Rights Act issue.  To which I say, "try the other one, it has bells on."  The VRA is supposed to protect eligible voters.  That is, people who can legally vote are not to be disenfranchised.  Even then it's a crappy law that actually hurts more than it helps, but even ignoring that, it in no way is supposed to protect ineligible voters.  To say that it does reveals the real purpose of the DoJ's order: to prevent largely liberal "voters" from being purged from the rolls. 

Also never considered by the Harold: any time an ineligible voter casts a vote, an eligible voter's vote is cancelled.  That is, vote fraud disenfranchises legal voters to the benefit of illegal voters.

When you get to the end of the story (conveniently on page two after several paragraphs of pure drivel), the Herald finally reports about how the State is checking for illegals.  It turns out they're checking Department of Highway Safety rolls for the citizenship information they collect when Driver's Licenses and State IDs are issued.  Then, realizing this may be out of date, they double check that information:

"As a result, the state has performed its own checking and double-checking and winnowed down a pool of 180,000 potential non-citizens to a list of about 2,700.  It is asking the counties to contact the voters by mail.  Those who don't respond in about two months of being contacted could be stricken from the rolls."

So, there, even in this biased reporting, is the admission that this is not targeting "Hispanics," and that the State is taking every reasonable measure to make sure that eligible voters are not accidentally purged.  The only reason to oppose this move by the State of Florida is that you want to protect illegal voters.  And you would only protect illegal voters because you thought they would vote for you.

This is what the Obama Administration is about.  They don't want the Rule of Law.  They don't want legitimate elections.  They will do everything in their power to win the election in November- to the extent of openly opposing any attempt to make sure that only those who can legally vote get to vote. 

It's time to fire up the email and phones again: call your Senators and Representatives.  It's time to reign in the Department of Justice.  If they won't do their actual jobs, at least they should not interfere with others who are trying.


  1. Niedermeyer's Dead HorseJune 1, 2012 at 12:38 PM

    The numbers they are citing are different from the numbers released a couple of weeks ago. I had originally read that Florida was purging 53k ineligible voters....dead people...etc... This article seems to focus on non-residents.

    the DOJ can't possibly be telling Florida to leave dead people on the rolls.

    1. The order to cease seems to be fairly blanket. I presume they're using the VRA as cover for the rest.

  2. I don't understand how the DOJ can force a state to allow illegal voting to take place. Sure, they can use the VRA but doesn't that cut both ways? Legal voters are "disproportionately" affected by illegal voters, yes?

    Silly me, here I am assuming we live in a Republic and state rights come first.

    1. You'd think so, wouldn't you? But, for course, it's been true for quite some time that Democrats use the VRA to steal elections, and Republicans are either too dumb or timid either to do the same OR to repeal VRA.