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Today, I’d like to begin a short series on the subject of voter fraud. This is not a new problem, nor is it likely to go away entirely anytime soon. There has always been voter fraud but that doesn’t mean we should accept it or make no attempt to curb it. Voter fraud of any size or shape flies in the face of the 'One Man – One Vote' ideal we’ve come to expect in America.
I’ve recently been eagerly awaiting an hour-long television special on the subject of voter fraud which aired last night on Fox News. This morning the internet is lit up like Rockefeller Square at Christmas with the nonsensical commentary of the “Anti Voter Identification” crowd.
Because I happen to reside in one of those states – Mississippi – whose voters recently enthusiastically passed a Voter Identification amendment to its constitution, because I have personally seen the consequences of voter fraud up close and personal, I am particularly glad for the opportunity to weigh in on this hot topic.
Eric Holder, the Attorney General of these United States, tells us that cases of in-person voter fraud are extremely rare. Of course, he made those statements before a complete stranger (a videographer associated with James O’Keffes’ Project Veritas) appeared at a polling place in Washington DC earlier this month, and was given Holder’s ballot to complete and cast. (The video evidence of how very easy it is to vote somebody else’s ballot can be seen here.)
Naturally, the voices from the left cry foul. They say the individual in the video pretends to be Eric Holder. Not so! The man with the camera never once says he’s Holder. He simply asks, “Do you have an Eric Holder?”
Once O’Keffes’ “voter” asks the question, it is the poll worker who practically insists upon giving Holder’s ballot to the nice young man. Finally, the cameraman leaves presumably to get his identification, which the poll worker assures him he does not need. “As long as I have you here,” says the poll worker pointing to the poll book, “you’re on our list and if that’s who you say you are, you’re okay.”
Of course the “GOTCHA” factor here sends me into fits of giggles which are completely inappropriate in a woman of my advanced age and social status. I simply cannot help myself!
That America’s Top Cop does not recognize the evils of voter fraud even when that fraud might disenfranchise HIM should not surprise me. Holder, as some may recall, dismissed the case against the members of the New Black Panther movement when they, armed with billy clubs attempted to turn non-Obama supporters away from the polls during the 2008 balloting by snarling curses and racial epithets at white voters . If Holder thinks THOSE activities don’t intimidate voters, why ever would we expect him to come down hard on other fraudulent activities at the polls which merely steal the integrity of an election and the people who participated in it?
Holder, it appears, has other things to do with his time. Running guns, for example.