With no insight into the operations and priorities of the Republican National Committee or the Romney campaign, perhaps my fears (bordering on a phobia) that the GOP is not prepared to prevent fraudulent conduct by the Obama campaign are ill-founded. Maybe the republicans are way ahead of me on this issue and my apprehension is needless???
But if not, and we are defeated in the election, loosing key swing states due to voter fraud, the onus is on you, GOP. You knew it was coming and did nothing about it!
I have three questions:
1.Will the Libs attempt to commit voter fraud?
2.Do we have institutionalized monitoring and enforcement to prevent voter fraud?
3.Will the GOP have the resources to prevent voter fraud, and will they publicly and vocally demand honest elections?
Few rational observers (that, by definition, excludes Libs) doubt democratic voter fraud in 2008. Ohio may provide the best example. Supported by ACORN, the democratic Ohio Secretary of State allowed same-day registration/voting. All the identification needed was a utility bill (could be for a cell phone) and the last four digits of a Social Security number. And, obviously, since registering and voting were almost simultaneous, there could be no verification. Six hundred thousand new voters registered between January and October 2008. A good portion of these registrants could be called ‘questionable’ (remember Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and Michael Jordan?) Did those 600,000 matter? John McCain lost by 262,000 votes in Ohio.
Give number 1 a resounding yes.
The entire force of Eric Holder’s Department of Justice has been brought to bear against state voter ID laws. Even in South Carolina where the taxpayers will pay for a photo ID, DOJ is belching its usual disenfranchisement and minority discrimination mantra. And, what happens if fraud is discovered? I urge you research the dismal and illogical ‘findings’ of the Federal Election Commission (FEC) after the 2008 election.
Number 2 is a regrettable no.
I, again, admit I don’t know what’s going on inside the republican establishment. They may have secured 10,000 lawyers and 500,000 poll watchers. I certainly hope so. But I do know what they haven’t done: stand on the roof and raise hell about the threat to the core of the American political system…the citizens’ expectation of honest and fair elections. The threat of being slimed with absurd charges of racism for desiring honest elections seems to paralyze the GOP. My God, if they aren’t courageous enough to extol honesty as a virtue, on what issue can we expect them to display a little intestinal fortitude?
Number 3 remains unanswered.
I implore the GOP to dedicate the time and money to put all the assets in place required to insure past Lib abuses do not reoccur. We will volunteer; we will contribute. Assure us you will put the necessary boots on the ground.
But, more importantly, tell us and everyone else in the country, proudly and loudly, that election fraud is completely contrary to the morals and ideals of this republic and it cannot and will not be tolerated.
The men and women who fell preserving the Republic and whom we celebrate this Memorial Day deserve no less.
Author, “Powers Not Delegated”…a conservative political thriller
…What Could Have Been and Might Still Be
Available November 2012