A new nationwide analysis of more than 2,000 cases of alleged election fraud over the past dozen years 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 nonexistent.
The analysis of 2,068 reported fraud cases by News21, a Carnegie-Knight investigative reporting project, found 10 cases of alleged in-person voter impersonation since 2000. With 146 million registered voters in the United States, those represent about one for every 15 million prospective voters. Supposing there was another study which showed the opposite. Where do you think you'd read it? Is that paranoia I feel? So an MSM "investigative reporting project" funded by an NGO and allied to the Democrats, can't find voter fraud. And I'm supposed to be reassured? You can bet this 'study' will be quoted ad nauseum over the next few years in every legislature that takes up voter ID... On the other hand ...
The analysis found that there is more alleged fraud in absentee ballots and voter registration than in any of the other categories. The analysis shows 491 cases of alleged absentee ballot fraud and 400 cases involving registration fraud. But then again ...
Requiring voters to show identification at the polls -- the crux of most of the new legislation -- would not have prevented those cases.
The analysis also found that more than 46 percent of the reported election fraud allegations resulted in acquittals, dropped charges or decisions not to bring charges. Yeah, like the Black Panthers in Philadelphia, 2008!
In many cases, people simply made mistakes. Felons or non-citizens sometimes registered to vote or cast votes because they were confused about their eligibility. Some voters accidentally on purpose cast their ballots twice or more or went to the wrong precinct. And election officials made mistakes, such as clerical errors -- giving voters ballots when they have already voted -- and errors due to confusion about eligibility. Whether intentional or not, I'd like to see fewer errors.
more than 46 percent of the reported election fraud allegations resulted in acquittals, dropped charges or decisions not to bring charges.
In other words, MOST (~54%) fraud allegations resulted in conviction. And that's despite refusal to prosecute in the most fraudulent jurisdictions.
Bill Clinton signed the Motor Voter law in 1993. It was to became mandatory by 1995. I looked up the law. I found: This voter registration movement was spearheaded by Frances Fox Piven and Richard Cloward in the early 1980s. That was enough for me. These two have done irreparable harm to our country insidiously working in the background to push their Progressive and lefty agenda.
It seemed to open the door for fraud. It doesn't take many fraudulent votes to swing an election in a particular direction. Minnesota is a good example. Despite it being shown that enough felons voted to put Franken in the Senate, it doesn't seem that there is any movement afoot to nullify his win and all legislation that ensued from his swing vote.
BTW, these same people who yawn about the statistical insignificance of voter fraud go absolutely apes**t about statistically insignificant use of firearms [while ignoring how many more are used to prevent violence against others].
No sooner had Romney introduced the Wisconsin congressman as his vice presidential choice in front of a battleship in Norfolk, Va. on Saturday, than the Obama campaign went to war, painting Ryan as a "radical" ideologue whose extreme views would lead to a reprise of the "same, catastrophic mistakes" of the George W. Bush era. It's STILL Bush's fault!
Democrats in Congress and liberal activist groups piled on, denouncing Ryan and sending out frantic fundraising pitches that played off fears of a GOP administration to solicit donations in hopes of matching the Republican cash grab in the wake of the announcement. Frantic, you say? I wonder why?
Beneath the fierce response was a sense of delight among Democrats that they got the vice presidential candidate they wanted in Ryan, a staunch fiscal conservative. For months, the Obama campaign has been trying to tie Romney to Ryan's Republican House budget proposal, which the president in April called "social Darwinism" that would pit the poor against the wealthy. Class warfare continues! The struggle continues! That which can't endue WILL endure!
Democrats believe Ryan's ideological views will turn off moderate voters and drive liberals to the polls, especially in Florida, a critical swing state where Obama, in two appearances last month, vilified the congressman's proposal to partially privatize Medicare. In this way, Democrats say, Ryan provides a natural foil for the president, who has framed the election as a choice between sharply contrasting visions that could fundamentally reshape the nation. I wonder if Ryan's plan has any logic to it? How can they possibly respond to Champ's clever politics of fear?
In a statement, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said that Romney has "chosen a leader of the House Republicans who shares his commitment to the flawed theory that new budget-busting tax cuts for the wealthy, while placing greater burdens on the middle class and seniors, will somehow deliver a stronger economy." The wealthy! They are the budget busters! Entitlements roll on!
Obama did not respond to questions shouted by reporters as he left the White House on Saturday afternoon for a trip to Chicago, where he is to attend four fundraising events Sunday. What kind of questions is he afraid of? Who would dare ask such questions that The One would not bother to answer?
The president's campaign said that Vice President Biden called Ryan to welcome him to the race, saying he "looked forward to engaging him on the clear choice voters face this November." Meeee toooo!
The two are scheduled to debate Oct. 11 in Danville, Ky.
Yet the Obama campaign's rapid response showed it was well-prepared for Ryan. The president's operatives posted a Web video denouncing Ryan as the "mastermind behind the extreme GOP budget plan," and they added a new page to the campaign's Web site mocking the Romney-Ryan partnership as the "Go Back Team," riffing off the Romney campaign's labeling of the ticket as "America's Comeback Team."
In a fundraising e-mail, Messina wrote: "Our job is to make sure Americans know the truth about what Romney's choice says about him as a candidate and leader." The president's Democratic allies echoed the campaign's criticism of Ryan. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said that Romney's choice "demonstrates that catering to the tea party and the far right is more important to him that standing up for the middle class." Does Harry know who put the trunks in charge of the house?
Bill Burton of Priorities USA Action, a super PAC that supports Obama, vowed that his organization would shift the focus of its television ads-which have focused exclusively on Romney's tenure at Bain Capital two decades ago-to Ryan and his budget.
"He was the one nominee who could actually do damage to the ticket," Burton said, acknowledging that he was surprised by Romney's choice. "Everybody else was fairly neutral. No doubt he will fire up conservatives, but he also comes with so many liabilities from his budget that Romney will come to think he made a sizable mistake attaching himself so closely to Paul Ryan." Whadda maroon, that Romney! Not a clever bone in his body! Right?
Obama has centered his campaign on an appeal to the middle class, emphasizing his belief that the federal government should play a role in investing in critical public needs such as infrastructure, education and health care. Republicans have attacked him for allowing the deficit to grow while pumping money into government programs, such as the stimulus package and the health-care reform bill, that have failed to jump-start the economy.
In a speech in April to the Associated Press, Obama used the Ryan plan as a metaphor for a GOP vision for the country that he said is "antithetical to our entire history" as a land that promises an upward path for the middle class. My irony meter is twitching...
"It's a Trojan horse. Disguised as deficit reduction plan, it's really an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country. It's nothing but thinly veiled social Darwinism," Obama said then. "It's a prescription for decline." Good grief! Where can I get a new irony meter?
Posted by: Redneck Jim ||
08/12/2012 11:24 Comments ||
I love the pic! It should also have skittles falling out of the sky and rivers of lemonade...
Again, if those w/entitlement interests (not specific to the Constitution) would rather sink the whole country into bankruptcy vice fixing the fiscal mess our kids our walking into let them vote for another round of President Post Turtle. There's nothing any GOP candidate can do at that point except out sell Champ on entitlement spending. The avg voter will be to blame for the direction of the country, not Paul Ryan. Adult brains, children's logic...
#3 If we could balance the budget and pay off, say, $100B of the national debt (and yes, this would require Divine intervention -- play along here) so much foreign investment money would head this way that we'd have to reopen Ellis Island to accommodate the French and Spanish bankers.
"Ya got $100 million Euros to invest, pal? Over dere by the chump change line."
By the standards of the media and most blue staters Ryan qualifies as a radical conservative. To libetarians and true conservatives Ryan is still just another big government politician, and though not as bad as most, still won't get us out of the giant pit we've dug (and continue to dig) ourselves.
(Why am I getting this urge to read some old Tom Clancy books again?)
When you are a total flop and the opponent is a solid opponent, all you can do is try to scare the public by calling the opponent the boogie man. In a society that has been systematically dumbed down by MSM and the propaganda machine, that actually works. Especially if you have a corner on the media and the opponent does not.
Our Government and the Muslim Brotherhood ----- it's a speech given on August 9, 2012 .. by Andrew McCarthy, our government prosecutor of the blind sheik and other jihadists responsible for the 1993 World Trade Center bombing ..... I know, I know.... read this, read that... but this is worth reading.... or watching his actually speech.
I've had trouble getting his message out of my mind since reading it..... not brave enough to watch him deliver it..... just yet....
Side note here --- the new president of Egypt is calling for the release of this same blind sheik.
Wondering what the over/under is that Obama will release him.
Is Huma Abedin the wife of Anthony Weiner--former driver of the Weinermobile? Was he just a relationship of convenience for show purposes (no pun intended).
There was a time that investigative agencies such the FBI investigated everyone applying for sensitive jobs which dealt with classified information. Your background was checked, associations, former jobs, friends, etc. This went on in the military and civilian jobs in various agencies. Does that still go on or is that passe?
Not sure if I'm buying this one. Muslim Abedin marries Weiner (Jewish) and IIUC also did some provocative mag cover where she's half-dressed. (Did they not also have a kid?) She's either doing a really good job of hiding in plain-sight by appearing to be one of the dumbest women on the planet or she really is just another incompetent Clinton crony & this isn't news worthy.
Then Congressman Weiner and Huma Abedin married in July 2010.
Weiner resigned from the Congress in June 2011.
Their son was born in Dec 2011.
Weiner never changed his pro israel policy during the time he was dating Huma, nor since they were married.
The one credible threat against Huma's life was from a moslem.
Huma's family contacts with the Moslm bros is potentially a good path toward providing false or incriminating info to the Moslm bros. Let's say the US has info about some Hamas guy who is about to join a global Jihad anti Moslm Bro group. A good way to get the info out is to have Huma pretend to have 'found' it. Remember, intell is a multi dimensional time active process. If Huma gave info to people on the other side, it might be because we wanted her to do so.
Posted by: lord garth ||
08/12/2012 12:34 Comments ||
Huma Abedin as a US Intelligence source ? Bad thing about playing both sides, they know you know...they know.... and everyfokingbody hates you! BTW, as a recruited source, how did she do on our last poly?
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.