Sunday, August 26, 2012

Voter Intimidation Coming To You Courtesy of The Conservative Syndicate

When you vote this year, are you ready to feel "'Like driving and seeing the police following you?"

Color Lines News For Action, in an article called, "Voter Suppression Groups Post A Million-Person Army To Swarm Polls," said:

"A spin off of the King Street Patriots Texas Tea Party, a group who gained notoriety during the 2008 and 2010 elections for harassing and intimidating Houston voters, True the Vote supports the voter ID laws championed by ALEC and other right-wing groups. But their primary role in the effort to suppress the vote will manifest on Election Day. By then, True the Vote hopes to have trained a million poll watchers around the country to crackdown on cases of voter fraud—people voting on behalf of dead citizens, undocumented immigrants attempting to vote and people voting twice.

"It is an article of faith among True the Voters that such cases are legion and marred recent elections in Texas, for example. But as the San Antonio Express reported, 'fewer than five "illegal voting" complaints involving voter impersonation were filed with the Texas Attorney General’s Office from the 2008 and 2010 general elections in which more than 13 million voters participated.' Nationwide, the prevalence of voter fraud is similarly freakonomically low; in 2007, after a five year effort to prosecute voter fraud, George W. Bush’s Department of Justice reported just 120 charges and 86 convictions.

"This lack of evidence, however, didn’t seem to disturb True the Vote’s National Elections Coordinator Bill Ouren, who one day hopes to have at least two sets of poll watchers at every polling station in America. At the summit, Ouren described how voters should feel while under the gaze of True the Vote observers: “'Like driving and seeing the police following you.'”

The Nation reported that Ohio Secretary of State John Husted withdrew from True the Vote's summit after their voter intimidation network was exposed, noting "...A few days before that, The Nation published a report from Ari Berman about how Husted set new early voting rules that upheld the elimination of the weekend before Election Day, including the Sunday that black churches used in past elections for their “souls to the polls” campaign, which helped increase black voter turnout."

Voter intimidation by the Republicans are not new, and is not the only reason to criminalize Conservatism, but it is one of the most anti-American tactics used by the Conservatives, as they try to eliminate the most basic right under our democracy - the right to vote.

Wikidpedia, in their article on Electoral Fraud said, "Electoral fraud is illegal interference with the process of an election. Acts of fraud affect vote counts to bring about an election result, whether by increasing the vote share of the favored candidate, depressing the vote share of the rival candidates, or both. Also called voter fraud, the mechanisms involved include illegal voter registration and voting, intimidation at polls and improper vote counting. What electoral fraud is under law varies from country to country."

Conclusion:  The Conservative leadership is patently guilty of a crime, making themselves a criminal enterprise.  Electoral fraud is a crime that is a continuous tactic of that same leadership, making them part and parcel of a criminal conspiracy.  Ergo, Conservatism must be criminalized.


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beautiful animal.  There you go. I think my mother is attractive, but I have photographs of

"Stuffed deer heads on walls are bad enough, but it’s worse when they are wearing dark
glasses and have streamers in their antlers because then you know they were enjoying
themselves at a party when they were shot."

Ellen DeGeneres