Wednesday, November 5, 2014

If I Had A Nickel...

...for every time I heard some leftist dillweed shriek about the "Republican Diebold machines" that magically created vote fraud in favor of GOP - without a single shred of evidence - I'd have a s**tload of nickels.

Reality, of course, is that the fraud happens the other way, as has been documented in Virginia, Maryland, and Illinois, as well as undefined irregularities in CT and GA (now, I'm not a betting man, but I'd wager money if the "irregularities" reported in either state were votes cast for Democrats that switched magically to Republican, we'd be hearing it from every news network).

Any guess why the Democrats are pushing so hard against any form of voter ID? These are the blatant examples, and they're only going one way. In addition, there are instances in Texas, where the GOP candidate was left off the ballot in the third most populated county, and similar party-switching machines observed in North Carolina.

Can anyone honestly say, with a straight face, that if the roles were reversed and there were at least a half-dozen states with some form of voting irregularity that favored the Republicans, that this would NOT be a national news story? That it would NOT be the leading story on every newscast and top-of-the-fold fodder on every newspaper of any consequence? Top billing on all news-related website? Because if there is, I have some prime beachfront property in Kansas to sell them.

That's why it's important to win outside the margin of cheat - except that goalpost keeps moving...

That is all.

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Anonymous said...

You missed some more.

Yup. Someone robocalled a couple thousand Crook County election judges and told them they needed additional training. 2,000 believed it.

And Rauner still won.

Joseph in IL

Anonymous said...

And Attorney General Eric Holder is so busy watching for Whites preventing minorities from voting that he will never even notice; much less investigate.

Bob S.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Hey, look at it this way: Now that the Republitards have the Senate, don't you think that they won't try to get a MANDATORY NATIONWIDE PHOTO ID LAW passed?

After all, the Supreme Court has said SEVERAL times that such Photo ID is CONSTITUTIONAL.

Well, one can hope.

threecollie said...

I was the 80th person to vote at our polling place. No lines. When my daughter put her ballot into the machine two after me, and thus number 82, there were only 75 ballots registered on the machine. Hmmmm

Old NFO said...

You bet it would... And the 1.2-2% factor looks like it's coming into play in VA... sigh

Ted said...

That's why Marsha was so reluctant to concede to Charlie Baker this morning. She had been assured that here in Mass they would keep counting until she won.

.... But then they told her they had already tried that...... And the margin kept getting bigger

Daniel in Brookline said...

Ted: LOL!

Jay: I have to say that it's not as simple as that. I have heard from a number of liberals, smart people whom I respect, who are convinced that voter-ID laws disenfranchise far more people than there are cases of voter fraud, making the former the more urgent problem. (They also impute motives to us, insisting that we KNOW how many people are disenfranchised because of voter ID laws, and that we WANT these people disenfranchised.)

Yes, I know. They're wrong. But their motives are not evil. They don't seek out voter fraud in order to win elections fraudulently. They passionately want to make sure all citizens get the chance to vote... and they're convinced WE don't want that.

We have some existence theorems out there now -- places with voter ID laws, with not a shred of proof that ANYONE was disenfranchised thereby. Now we can push those cases, and get voter ID laws passed.

(Failing that, we can use the index-finger-in-purple-ink technique...)

libertyman said...

We have to show ID in NH, not much of a hardship. I must disagree with Daniel's friends that it would disenfranchise ANY adult of an age who could vote.

Knucklehead said...

Re: voter ID. At the suggestion of a friend I joined a small band (at least I think we're a small band) of people who will, forever more, walk up to the little table and reach out with a photo ID in our hand and, when the person at the table says, "I don't need that, I can't accept that, you don't have to show that..." reply, "perhaps it is time we start requiring it", then put it away and continue on. You can immediately tell who the Dem poll watchers are. They were NOT amused.

PJS said...

Knucklehead: I like that! Must start doing it myself, especially here in the People's Republik of Cambridge!