By Kay Day in The Examiner
- Map of Voter ID Laws in US
Democrats have mounted a campaign to stop states from ensuring that voters have legitimate identification, claiming any changes to election laws will disadvantage minorities. For instance in Florida, Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) called out the US Dept. of Justice over a state law aimed at third party voter registration drives, the number of days set aside for early voting and proper identification.
Florida’s law disadvantages no one—it is possible Nelson did not actually read the bill he is protesting. As for early voting days, the bill permits local elections supervisors to extend the hours for early voting but reduce the number of days in order to save taxpayer dollars.
Florida is an easy target for those who would commit fraud, because of the number of part-time residents in the state. States like Florida rely on information provided by the registrant’s home state. Considering dwindling state budgets, it’s safe to assume no state will expend sizable funds to make sure a resident doesn’t vote again in another state.
Voter fraud does exist; one Democrat was brave enough to acknowledge it.
Former Rep. Artur Davis (D-Ala.) came forward recently. The Daily Caller said Davis believes “anti-fraud measures are needed to protect African-Americans from corrupt political bosses — many of them African-Americans themselves — who run Democratic Party machines in the South.”
The conservative Red State website has a lot of content on this topic, with articles about voter fraud in a number of states. Other media have also covered incidents of voter fraud:
- In Indiana, Mike Marshall, running a Get Out the Vote campaign to re-elect the Democrat mayor, was indicted on 65 counts of ballot fraud.
- In Minnesota, where a review of the state’s database of registered voters revealed 2,812 dead people voted in the election that gave Al Franken a seat in the US Senate.
- In Wisconsin where a conservative watchdog group raised questions about voters listed at a state senator’s properties; some votes were allegedly fraudulent.
- In Texas, where of 25,000 registrations submitted by Houston Votes, only 1,793 were allegedly legal. The same week the voter fraud allegations surfaced, a fire occurred at the Harris County Elections Center.
Allegations of voter fraud are nothing new for Democrats. In his bestselling book The Dark Side of Camelot, Pulitzer Prize winning author Seymour Hersh provided many examples of the corruption that handed the White House to President John F. Kennedy.
Among those examples is an interview Hersh conducted with a former special prosecutor for the US Dept. of Justice, G. Robert Blakey. Blakey told Hersh that FBI wiretaps that had not been made public “confirmed that the Chicago Syndicate used all its muscle to support Kennedy.”
Hersh, a progressive, recounted Blakey’s allegations:
“There has been a problem with vote fraud in Chicago really since the turn of the century…The FBI bugs in Chicago demonstrated beyond doubt, in my judgment, that enough votes were stolen—let me repeat that—stolen in Chicago to give Kennedy a sufficient margin that he carried the state of Illinois. The electronic surveillance also showed that organized crime’s control of the voting was far more extensive than has been previously known…” [pg. 140]
Sen. Nelson and other Democrats concerns about voting laws are suspect. Nelson and his fellow Democrats had nothing to say about a clear cut case of voter intimidation in Philadelphia where members of the New Black Panther Party showed up with weapons at a voting precinct in 2008. Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder took little interest in seeking justice in that case.
Legacy media aligned with Democrats tend to give little coverage to stories about voter fraud. After all, it took 30 years for the truth to emerge about JFK whom media depicted as the prince of Camelot.
By Kay Day Conservative Examiner
K.B. Day is an independent journalist whose work has been published by The Christian Science Monitor, Human Events, The Writer and numerous others…