Unanswered questions

Does media not see the ripe environment for voter fraud?

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The Five Ws – who, what, where, when and why – are gems of pristine logic that can be traced back to
ancient Greece. They became the very foundation of the journalistic enterprise in America.

Well, that foundation is failing, as more and more “reporters” and news anchors have become advocates rather than observers, and the Five Ws have often gone unasked and unanswered.

Ask yourself, for instance, why. Why would Democrats so vehemently oppose attempts to control our borders? And why would Republicans so long be complicit in the neglect?

Further, why would Democrats be so adamantly opposed to bringing the integrity of voter identification to our elections?

And are the two odd positions connected?

Could it be that Democrats want to flood the polls with Democratic voters without regard to either their legality or their identity? Might it be a cynical quest to form a permanent Democratic ruling majority?

If something defies logic, must there not be another, less rational, explanation for it? Why aren’t the media asking these questions?

Unless most of them are for it.

Democrats such as Attorney General Eric Holder insist the voting system’s integrity is not at risk. But that, too, is irrational and provably false. An investigative team – rare these days – recently was able to obtain Holder’s own ballot during a primary election. The young man involved, who looks nothing like Holder, could have easily cast the attorney general’s ballot, because the poll worker not only did not require identification, but he was quite eager in not doing so.

The “mainstream” media are willfully oblivious to it all, or actively in denial. U.S. News and World Report recently published an article entitled “The Myth of Voter Fraud” – while, almost simultaneously, the Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch reported on “a more significant voter fraud issue than some state lawmakers realized.

“As Virginia legislators hotly debated a voter ID bill that narrowly passed the General Assembly, many were unaware of a state police investigation that, so far, has resulted in charges against 38 people statewide for voter fraud.”

The allegations involved more than 400 cases in 62 cities and counties. As as we know from all other classes of crime, the number of those caught and convicted are but of a fraction of those engaged.

The known election crimes in Virginia “ran the gamut from voter registration fraud issues through potential fraud at the polling place on Election Day,” secretary of the Virginia Board of Elections Donald Palmer was quoted.

Remember ACORN – the scandalized left-wing group that was caught pushing public benefits to a supposed pimp and hooker, and which was found to have perpetrated voter fraud in 2008? According to one report, “at least 54 ACORN employees and individuals associated with ACORN have been convicted of voter fraud.”

Of course, one needn’t cite actual incidents of voter fraud to know that a loosey-goosey electoral system invites it, especially in particularly partisan times such as those we live in.

It’s interesting, too, that the fraud appears to be a uniquely Democratic tactic. Reuters reports, without any sense of irony – or asking “why” – that anti-fraud laws could be “a potential problem for President Barack Obama’s re-election bid.”

Ask yourself how cracking down on fraud could present a problem for a president, a party or anyone else with pure aims.

The “journalists” don’t seem capable of asking.

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Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/25/12 - 03:57 pm
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Why is this still an

Why is this still an argument. The SCOTUS has already ruled photoIDs are legal, as well they should be. Laws can be written and services provided so no one falls through the cracks. I don't understand how anyone wouldn't want to secure the integrity of our voting system. This is a logical way and any problems can be addressed. We should be more concerned about the sanctity and security of the majority of voters rather than a feasible problem with a few.

Tots
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Tots 04/25/12 - 06:51 pm
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Soapy-must be old...LOL!!

Soapy-must be old...LOL!!

fedex227
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fedex227 04/25/12 - 07:14 pm
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The whole argument will
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The whole argument will become moot once the Supreme Court upholds Arizona’s immigration law. Once Georgia follows suit and passes similar legislation, all we have to do is present our citizenship papers. You know, the ones we’ll have to carry around in order to prove we’re American citizens if we’re ever stopped for any reason by the authorities.

Then we can all sit back and reminisce … “When I was young there was a time when I could walk down the street and not have to carry my wallet with me.”

Retired Army
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Retired Army 04/25/12 - 08:42 pm
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raul: re your 10:57AM. I

raul: re your 10:57AM. I volunteered to put myself in that position and swore an oath "to preserve, defend and protect the Constitution".

I can't find anything in that Constitution that demands I produce an ID for anything much less the right to vote.

Folks in America don't realize that they have many freedoms because folks like myself will give up some of theirs to protect the rights and freedom of others. It was my choice. I was not forced into it. I was not a draftee in 1965-although many of the finest soldiers I have ever known were. And, that my friend is a huge difference and a choice that I should like to pass on to my grandkids.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 04/25/12 - 10:48 pm
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I can't find where I need

I can't find where I need mandatory health insurance or an insistance of a single payer govt. run system in the Constitution either. What's your point?????The Patriot Act stomps all over freedoms and Obama is taking it to new heights, we have a Prez who insists on due process for terrorist but will execute without due process an American citizen (the fact this was so easily dismissed is frightening and reveals the true nature of the Dems and GOP. I too am not willing to lose my freedom and we should insist on the impeachment of a president so flippant and abusive in power.

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Techfan 04/26/12 - 04:29 am
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Bruno:From the Ga Sec of

Bruno:From the Ga Sec of State page, "A voter who requests an absentee ballot by mail is not required to provide a reason why he or she is voting absentee."

Bruno
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Bruno 04/27/12 - 07:41 am
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Techfan, http://sos.georgia.g

Techfan,
http://sos.georgia.gov/elections/voting_information.htm#Absentee_Voting
is where I pulled my information from. My point still stands.

The nice thing is no matter how much people complain about the voter ID, the decision that it is legal has already been made by the Supreme Court. (check mate) :)

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