Sunday, April 14, 2013

Legalizing Vote Fraud

Noting that a lot of Dems are in political trouble for ramming through Mayor Mike'a gun bills, we have some legislation coming up that would convert Colorado to a mostly-mail-in voting state. In Washington, dozens of people like Mike the Mendicant and Pete the Panhandler are registered to vote absentee with addresses at the local precinct chairman's house. The absentee ballots go there and are sent back from there. The state courts have ruled that as long as the ballot is secret, the votes are good to go.

With same day registration one needs a power bill or rent receipt from someone who does not intend to vote, and in you go. Visit all your friends and collect the whole set.

To make an effective rebuttal to this legislation we should work out a step-by-step methodology for a person to vote several times using same-day registration and publish the methods with instructions that while the GOP does not advocate illegal actions, we would like to point out the methods we expect to be used by the opposition. The Dems of course will denounce this and deny they would ever do such a thing, but the thought of the bill encouraging and facilitating this, and being a Dem bill, should be enough to get the offending provisions dropped.

If they want to pass a bill encouraging fraud, we should make it quite clear that we are willing to play by their rules. As Bill Cosby famously pointed out, once you've won the toss and get to make the rules, the outcome is seldom in doubt.

The practice could be discouraged by taking a picture of every voter holding a placard with the voters name on it, much like a police mug shot. Facial recognition software would then be used to sort out the duplicates. Or we could ask for a state issued photo ID, but that, I understand, would be racist.


Brad K. said...

Arizona mailed a postcard, back in the 1990s, to each registered voter. If the address didn't check out, the post office returned the card. And you had to bring the card to vote.

Such a system, coupled with requirements for a state-issued drivers license or ID card for identification, would allow for automatic double-checking of voter registration rolls.

If you couple your bill with a requirement for 90% validation of registrations before the vote occurs, that ought to put a kink into any ACORN plans for the next election. Maybe a provision that reporting a vote as "complete" would be a criminal act, until 97% of votes and registrations are certified accurate. Maybe a popular initiative issue?

That, and bringing civil suit against each precinct voter registration official to require accuracy of registration might help.


Billll said...

My view is that voter registration should be :
1. Done in person.
2. Not handled at the DMV.
3. Complete 30 days prior to the next election.

A failure to plan ahead on your part does not create a problem for me. Voting should entail some minimal level of difficulty. If you're too dumb to get to the voting booth, you probably shouldn't be there in the first place.

Anonymous said...

Close the "mail-in-ballot loophole".

Require that all mail-in-ballots must be taken to a notary public for certification.

I was at the House Judiciary Committee hearings for HB-1229, prohibiting private transfer of firearms. Proponents of that bill stated that even though some people in rural areas might have to drive several hours to the nearest FFL, it was not a prohibitive burden.

Yet those same people tell us that requiring the procurement of a state-issued I.D. card -- the same kind required to cash welfare checks -- once very couple of years is an egregious violation of the 14th and 24th Amendment rights of blacks and illegal Mexicans.