On Voter Fraud and Vote Suppression
OK, let us get this out of the way. I confess. I want voter suppression. If you are not a citizen, particularly if you are an illegal immigrant; if you are a convicted felon; if you do not live at the address listed on your voter registration; if you do not really live in WI; if you have already voted, if you are otherwise voting illegally, and especially if you are dead, I want to suppress your vote. If you are legally qualified to vote, hey, go ahead, even if I disagree with HOW you might vote.
So why is this issue so important? Well for every illegal vote, it takes two legitimate votes to get back to what should have been the margin in the first place. You would think that all HONEST people would want to insure the integrity of the vote. While the left continues to maintain that there is no voter fraud or that it is insignificant, the evidence mounts to the contrary. Even in cases where outright fraud is hard to prove, clearly there are irrefutable facts that call in to question the integrity of the vote.
There is the Milwaukee PD report of a few years ago on voter fraud in 2004: http://media2.620wtmj.com/breakingnews/ElectionResults_2004_VoterFraudIn...
From accounts of eye witnesses that I know, the fraud was worse in Milwaukee during the 2008 election. Even a Milwaukee prosecutor thinks that police feet dragging harmed several cases: http://www.jsonline.com/watchdog/noquarter/86776512.html
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The more than 800 write in votes with considerable irregularities in Racine.
And early on, more than 150 postcards attempting to verify same day registrations came back in Racine:
It is not credible that in Madison, 50% more people did same day registration as were registered before the June 5 recall election. (link)
And I learned that recently the Wisconsin GOP filed a complaint based irregularities reported by a friend who served as a poll watcher in a Central Wisconsin, non-college town.
And now, the charges against an AFL-CIO voter registrar in Ohio:
I maintain that the other side is being dishonest in saying that voter fraud is either non-existent, or insignificant. I think we ought to call them out, and tell the world that they want to encourage voter fraud. Do Not back down, we have the moral high ground on this.
But I just now hatched up a plan that surely no honest person could object to. How about an emergency rule that ALL same day registrations will result in an automatic challenge of those votes? There exists a process whereby challenged voters are allowed to vote, then their votes are quarantined until such time as information can be verified. This process would have the benefit that all who want to will be allowed to vote. The votes will be counted after the information on the same day registration is verified. This proof process can take place after the day of the vote, taking a lot of pressure off of poll workers that day. This process will go a long way toward insuring the integrity of the vote, which should make every honest person happy.
Well I can hear the objections now. " Some people may not vote because of this procedure." But WHO, if they are entitled to vote, would not go ahead and vote despite this procedure, which is not even a minor inconvenience to the voter? Only those who fear their illegal votes will be detected, only those who know that when their real status is discovered, their vote will not be counted, and only those who want our votes and elections to continue to be stolen.