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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Fraud Deniers -- Or How to Steal Elections...

...while accusing your opponents of racism.

The left are experts on fraud. They have institutionalized it. 

In an article at American Thinker, Matthew Vadum describes the claim that there is no fraud a modern "myth":
Left-wing activists and think-tanks constantly churn out studies and reports financed by George Soros, purporting to prove that voter fraud is as unreal as Cookie Monster. They claim that those on the right want to crack down on voter fraud solely as a means of preventing the poor and minorities from voting. 
"Nobody claimed that voter fraud was a myth until the last couple of years," my work colleague at Capital Research Center, Dr. Steven J. Allen, J.D., Ph.D., told me.
As Allen, who grew up amidst Alabama's dubious politics many decades ago, observes:
Everyone in politics openly discussed voter fraud for hundreds of years of American history. Politicians, political reporters, and everyone involved in politics openly discussed how widespread voter fraud was. Only when Republicans took over legislatures in states that had long been ruled by Democrats and where fraud was prevalent and began to do something about this problem did this myth emerge that voter fraud was nonexistent. Remember that the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was passed specifically to prevent voter fraud which was endemic back then.

As election law expert and New York Times bestselling author J. Christian Adams has explained, "[l]iberal foundations, public interest law firms and advocacy groups have created a permanent network of experts and organizations devoted to an arcane but critical task: monopolizing the narrative on election laws and procedures. Cloaking their actions in the rhetoric of civil rights and the right to vote, they seek to affect the outcome of the election. They challenge any effort to protect the integrity of the ballot box by denying the possibility of vote fraud and crying 'Jim Crow.'"
Vadum goes on to describe various situations including ACORN's massive voter registration fraud in 2008 when operatives filed 1.1 million new registrations over 400,000 of which were invalidated, a whopping 36%. Voter fraud begins with voter registration fraud.

When you look at precincts in the 2012 election with voter turnouts exceeding 100% and hundreds of precincts where Republicans didn't receive a single vote...well, something is clearly wrong. A free country depends on free elections. Remember Stalin's famous quote that it isn't the voters who count, but those who count the vote. Is that why dozens of Philadelphia precincts illegally banned Republican poll watchers?

I'm opposed to voter fraud no matter who is responsible, but as Vadum's article points out even liberals admit it and justify it as a necessary means to an end (the Saul Alinsky defense). And despite the left's ranting denials, it definitely exists as political scientists Larry Sabato and Glenn Simpson documented in their 1996 book "Dirty Little Secrets: The Persistence of Corruption in American Politics. No matter how much the deniers ridicule the reality fraud, any sensible person knows it happens. Here's a list of of criminal cases. How many happen that are never caught? Those who love America and our Constitutional system want to see it end. "Fight for Voter I.D. laws. We have a right to be secure in the knowledge our votes count.

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