John Kerry is down by several thousand votes in
Through a combination of sophisticated vote rustling-ethnic cleansing of voter rolls, absentee ballots gone AWOL, machines that “spoil” votes-John Kerry begins with a nationwide deficit that could easily exceed one million votes.
—The Urge To Purge—
Colorado Secretary of State Donetta Davidson just weeks ago removed several thousand voters from the state’s voter rolls. She tagged felons as barred from voting. What makes this particularly noteworthy is that, unlike
There’s no known, verified case of a
To exempt her action from the federal rule, Secretary Davidson declared an “emergency.” However, the only “emergency” in
Why the sudden urge to purge? Davidson’s chief of voting law enforcement is Drew Durham, who previously worked for the attorney general of
From my own and government investigations of such purge lists, it is unlikely that this one contains many, if any, illegal voters.
But it does contain Democrats. The Dems may not like to shout about this, but studies indicate that 90-some percent of people who have served time for felonies will, after prison, vote Democratic. One suspects
—Ethnic Cleansing Of The Voter Rolls—
We can’t leave the topic of ethnically cleansing the voter rolls without a stop in
And to give a boost to this whitening of the voter rolls, for the first time since the days of Jim Crow, the Republicans are planning mass challenges of voters on Election Day. The GOP’s announced plan to block 35,000 voters in
Such racial profiling as part of a plan to block voters is, under the Voting Rights Act, illegal. Nevertheless, neither the Act nor federal judges have persuaded the party of
—Absentee Ballots Go AWOL—
It’s : Do you know where your absentee ballot is? Voters wary about computer balloting are going postal: in some states, mail-in ballot requests are up 500 percent. The probability that all those votes-up to 15 million-will be counted is zip.
Those who mail in ballots are very trusting souls. Here’s how your trust is used. In the August 31 primaries in
Had she worked it the other way, disappearing a few thousand votes instead of adding additional ones, there would be almost no way to figure out the fix (or was it a mistake?). Mail-in voter registration forms are protected by federal law. Local government must acknowledge receiving your registration and must let you know if there’s a problem (say, with signature or address) that invalidates your registration. But your mail-in vote is an unprotected crapshoot. How do you know if your ballot was received? Was it tossed behind a file cabinet-or tossed out because you did not include your middle initial? In many counties, you won’t know.
And not every official is happy to have your vote. It is well-reported that Broward County, Fla., failed to send out nearly 60,000 absentee ballots. What has not been nationally reported is that Broward’s elections supervisor is a Jeb Bush appointee who took the post only after the governor took the unprecedented step of removing the prior elected supervisor who happened be a Democrat.
—A Million Votes In The Electoral Trash Can—
“If the vote is stolen here, it will be stolen in
Not everyone’s vote spoils equally. Rio Arriba is 73 percent Hispanic. I asked nationally recognized vote statistician Dr. Philip Klinkner of
Votes don’t spoil because they’re left out of the fridge. It comes down to the machines. Just as poor people get the crap schools and crap hospitals, they get the crap voting machines.
It’s bad for Hispanics; but for African Americans, it’s a ballot-box holocaust. An embarrassing little fact of American democracy is that, typically, two million votes are spoiled in national elections, registering no vote or invalidated. Based on studies by the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and the Harvard Law School Civil Rights project, about 54 percent of those ballots are cast by African Americans. One million black votes vanishedËœphffft!
There’s a lot of politicians in both parties that like it that way; suppression of the minority is the way they get elected. Whoever is to blame, on Tuesday, the Kerry-Edwards ticket will take the hit. In Rio Arriba, Democrats have an eight-to-one registration edge over Republicans. Among African Americanvoters…well, you can do the arithmetic yourself.
The total number of votes siphoned out of