BY BECKY FENGER | SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
There is a full-court press on by the major media and their minions to convince the public voter fraud is non-existent in the United States. This is done specifically to thwart efforts by states to require some sort of identification before getting a ballot at the polls.
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" jumped on the bandwagon with a pastiche of conservative commentators talking about voter fraud. Yes, John Fund of the Wall Street Journal, who has put out a revised and updated version of his book, "Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens our Democracy," was one of those laughed at by Stewart's audience.
Perhaps they should listen to Dr. Larry J. Sabato, director of the Center for Politics, at the University of Virginia. Dr. Sabato is regarded by both the political left and right as one of the fairest commentators on the scene today. Here is what he has to say about the subject: "From voter fraud to election chicanery of all kinds, America teeters on the edge of scandal every November. Unless we do some of the things Fund recommends, sooner or later we're headed for more disasters as bad or worse than what we saw in Florida in 2000."
Political cartoonist Gary Trudeau gets in on the act with his poo-pooing of voter fraud in his "Doonesbury" strip. He has a radio talk-show host interviewing a big black crow in studio. "We're back and talking voter suppression with Mr. Jimmy Crow," says the host, who goes on to say that a five-year Bush Justice Department probe turned up only 85 cases of fraud out of 300 million votes cast and not a single case of impersonation fraud.
That's laughable in light of the videos circling the Internet with poll workers in Washington, D.C. offering U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's ballot to a total stranger. Others from Project Veritas walked into polling places and registered as football celebs Timothy Tebow and Thomas Brady! The zenith of all ironies is that an ID is required to get into the Justice Department building, but Holder is striking down state laws that require an ID to vote. Fengernails to that poor excuse for an AG.
Locally, Arizona's paper of record splashed on the front page results of a nationwide analysis of more than 2,000 cases of alleged election fraud over the past dozen years that shows that "in-person voter impersonation on Election Day, which has prompted 37 state legislatures to enact or consider tougher voter ID laws, was virtually non-existent." This has been parlayed across the land by liberal mouthpieces and lovers of voting rights for illegal immigrants and felons.
The analysis of 2,068 reported fraud cases found 10 cases of alleged in-person voter impersonation since 2000, the report says, which analysts extrapolate into the figure of "one for every 15 million prospective voters."
As one reads more closely, we see that the investigative-reporting project was conducted by News21, which involves college journalism students across the country and is based at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. That explains a lot.
I am supposed to believe that Mindy, Moe and Jack, coeds at ASU who are younger than some of my houseplants, are the definitive word on whether vote fraud exists in the U.S.?
The folks at Judicial Watch have uncovered emails that detail communications and coordination (not allowed, by the way) between Estelle Rogers, the Director of Advocacy for the ACORN-affiliated organization Project Vote and high-ranking officials from the Obama White House and the Department of Justice. They are pushing to use the National Voting Registration Act to manipulate voter registration laws to increase registration of voters on public assistance, Barack Obama's base.
As Judicial Watch President Thomas Fitton boldly states: "There is no doubt in our minds that the integrity of the upcoming 2012 elections is now under sustained and systematic assault by the corrupt ACORN network."
Yes, Virginia, there is an ACORN. We were lulled into complacency by those who would have us believe that this community-organizing baby of Obama's was stomped out after being revealed for the dirty, scheming, corrupt, intimidating, lawless band of thieves that it is. No way. ACORN simply resurrected itself under other titles, but lives on to do anything it takes to assure Obama a second term.
When we cannot be assured our voting process is pure, it's all over but the shouting, folks.