Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
During a campaign swing in Wisconsin, President Barack Obama urged those assembled (before they left early) to go out and vote early. Mr. Obama made a slight slip of the tongue which he tried to convert to a bon mot by doing a variation of the "vote early, vote often" saw.
While this was probably an innocent slip of the tongue, it is worth considering the underlying message.
Our Dear Leader, who hails from Chicago blithely brings to mind the Windy City's crooked reputation about stealing elections. Mr. Obama claims that he was "just messing" with Chicago as that was a long time ago. Try telling that to Jim Moynihan, who exercised his Early Voting option in Cook County, Illinois. However, Moynihan found that the touch screen voting machine registered all of his Republican voting choices (including for his own race) to the Democrat candidate. The election official insisted that this was just a simple calibration error. Moynihan cautions conscientious voters to check your ballot before submitting it.
Lest anyone believe that the errant voting machine was just another isolated incident, consider that calibration errors also occurred in Maryland (another solidly blue state). Curiouser and curiouser.
Donna Brazile in full campaign season fever pitch, denies in her colorful social media quip that one can not prove voter fraud.
But in North Carolina, where Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) nis in serious electoral trouble against Republican challenger North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis (R-NC State 98), President Obama's ukase of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is creating voter fraud concerns. There are 145 "Dreamers" who are have been found on the voter rolls in the Tar Heel State. And the Winston Salem Journal reports that there may be many more ineligible voters on the rolls.
Another way that illicit exercise of franchise is exposed is through jury excuses. There were scores of instances in Florida in which potential jurors were excused because they were not U.S. Citizens, yet they still managed to vote.
In Colorado, Project Veritas' James O'Keefe has shown that the new mail-in voting for elections makes voter fraud easy and seems condoned by liberal Get Out The Vote organizers to increase turnout for "their side". As Meredith Hicks of Work for Progress put it: “That is not even like lying or something, if someone throws out a ballot, like if you want to fill it out you should do it.”
Alas, Election Fraud is not limited to one side. Senator Thad Cochran's (R-MS) victory in the 2014 GOP Primary and Run-Off seem suspect, as extremely late reporting from a couple of populous counties miraculously put the seven term incumbent over the top.
Vice President Joe Biden has been fulfilling his role as election attack dogs by scaring voters about the Tea Party to gin up liberal turnout. For those who may feel discouraged by the last minute besmirching and the specter of election fraud--let not your hearts be troubled. Remember what Hugh Hewitt wisely wrote: If It's Not Close, They Can't Cheat.