Florida officials are trying to purge their voter lists of noncitizens. Remarkably, the Obama Justice Department is suing to prevent the purge.
Other states are trying to protect their elections’ integrity by tightening up their voter identification requirements. The Obama Justice Department doesn’t like that, either.
While state officials across the country try to bring accuracy and honesty to their voting rolls and ballot boxes, the Obama administration is fighting them tooth and nail. For heaven’s sake, why? What is the department after? Justice? Or just more Democratic-leaning voters?
In an exposé during a recent election, a young white man entered U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s polling place and asked if there was a ballot for Holder. The man was offered Holder’s ballot. Holder is a middle-aged African-American, and bears no resemblance to the young man. You would also think Holder would be well known enough that his ballot wouldn’t be offered to someone else.
The election official didn’t ask for the man’s ID, and even appeared nonplussed that the man would insist on showing one.
That’s how loosey-goosey our election system has become.
And so is this: Mozart “Mo” Morris of Bedford County, Va., received a voter registration application in the mail shortly after he would’ve turned old enough to vote.
Problem is, he’s dead.
And a dog.
Television station WSLS learned the form came from the Voter Participation Center, which news reports indicate has ties to far-left organizations.
We looked on the Internet and found similar instances of odd voter registration applications that have allegedly been traced back to the same organization.
But we didn’t have to look on the Internet for skulduggery.
An Augusta man recently received a voter registration mailing similar to one we saw from another suspicious case on the Internet. The mailing to the Augusta man, which came from the Southeast Region of the NAACP, had his name all mixed up. But the form was already filled out with his name (wrong as it was) and correct address. All he had to do was fill out the other information and send it in – and presumably he might’ve been able to vote twice.
We wondered what Augusta’s Board of Elections director, Lynn Bailey, would think of this application. And we wondered if there had been a crime committed. The answer is no.
“Once (a registration application) gets out of our hands, you don’t know what people are going to put on it,” Bailey said.
The good news is that Georgia law requires a citizenship check that includes date of birth and Social Security number, and that weeds out problems. Bailey says a handful of applications a day are kicked out of the system, but always for clerical errors; she says she hasn’t detected any fraud.
But what about states without such citizenship checks? And are all of Georgia’s elections offices as thorough?
Clearly, voter registration is out of control. Making applications more available than a stick of gum isn’t inviting fraud – it’s begging for it.
Then again, the Obama administration seems to be in favor of it.
You have to wonder what’s going on across the country – and if there is a concerted effort to steal elections under the nose of a largely unobservant electoral system.