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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Liberals' Aversion to Election Integrity

            Liberals seem to have an aversion to election integrity. They apparently want to win elections at whatever the cost. Since President Donald Trump took office, voter fraud is being found in more and more states. 

            The most recent report came from Chicago, which reported 14,000 more votes during the 2016 general election than voters to cast them. This information came out only because a man filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) “on a whim.”

            Chris Cleaveland, Chairman of the Chicago Republican Party, told the Chicago Wire that the Chicago Board of Elections gave him a list of the names of 1,101,178 people who voted in the November election. The board’s website had previously reported that 1,115,664 votes had been cast. A simple subtraction problem shows that 14,486 more votes were cast than actual people who voted.

            Cleveland is not the first person to report that Chicago has either “massive incompetency or massive fraud.” Judicial Watch has been investigating voter fraud for some months. It recently named Illinois as one of eleven states that “have another kind of discrepancy in their voting rolls: The number of registered voters exceeds the number of voting-age citizens as determined by a review of Census data.”

            The organization sent letters to the states in April threatening to sue. States are obligated to maintain accurate voting rolls by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. This is the act that “requires the states to offer voter registration forms with driver license applications.” The states are doing voter registration, but they are not maintaining accurate rolls.

            Texas has a different problem with liberals’ aversion to election integrity. Federal District Court Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos rejected a voter identification law for Texas for the fifth time. Her consistency in rejecting voter ID laws clearly shows that she thinks of such laws. She believes all such laws are passed to discriminate against minorities rather than to provide election integrity.

            Hans von Spakovsky and J. Christian Adams posted an article at The Daily Signal commenting on the Texas law. As experts in this field, they clearing believe that the decision by Ramos should be reversed.

What makes Ramos’ latest ruling so odd is that the amended law not only followed all guidelines set out by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, it also contained provisions that Ramos herself had found acceptable as an interim remedy for the November 2016 election.

Adding a new wrinkle, Ramos also ruled unacceptable a provision Texas adopted that has been part of federal law – and never challenged – since 2002….

Texas has already indicated it intends to appeal. It should fight all the way up to the Supreme Court, if necessary, to overturn Ramos’ unfair, unjustified, and radical decision.

            Voter fraud obviously took place in a large number of states during the 2016 presidential election. It does not really matter whether it happened because of incompetency or intentional fraud. The simple fact that illegal votes were cast means that they cancelled out legal votes. In order to have election integrity, only legally registered voters should be casting votes.

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