Sunday, February 26, 2006

This is the Tip of the Iceberg

A 75 year old gentleman named Fred Douglas Henley walked into the voting booth on voted on Nov 8, 2005 in the local elections, as any good citizen should. There was however a little problem; Mr. Henley was dead when he voted.

The Detroit News did a painstaking review of Detroit's voter rolls and found as many as 20,000 dead people. Add in a few wrong addresses and we have quite a problem here. As you read the article, it appears that Detroit has so many problems that one has to wonder if an honest election can be held in that city.

The problem is compounded by another thing. If you ask too many questions of the wrong people and reject anyone, Jesse Jackson et al will show up screaming disenfranchisement.

What we really need is mandatory photo ID's and voter rolls constantly being compared to death records, tax records, etc to make sure they are accurate. There has to be a way to stop this fraud which, unlike the donks' claims about Ohio, can be verified (while it cannot be verified how the voting went.) Voter fraud is the biggest threat there is to Democracy and some people believe that they are so entitled to win that it is perfectly alright to cheat.

13 Comments:

Blogger Tim said...

If you require Photo ID's, they have to be issued for free or you would have a de-facto poll tax. I noticed that the story said that 132 fraudulent votes were cast, from Holland to Detroit, across the entire state.

3:20 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

If you require Photo ID's, they have to be issued for free or you would have a de-facto poll tax. I noticed that the story said that 132 fraudulent votes were cast, from Holland to Detroit, across the entire state.

3:21 PM  
Blogger jgf said...

At least comparing the death records with voting records. This is just nuts...

4:22 PM  
Blogger ABFreedom said...

This seems to happen in all democracies. We even have dead people that have been receiving welfare checks for years, and voting.

4:43 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Actually Tim, even if you buy a large mobile lab, give away the ID's for free, and do home service you can find a judge who will call it a poll tax. Just ask the good folks of Georgia.

Wisconsin did a study after the governor claimed 1/3 of the states voters would be disenfrancised by a photo ID law. It was found that less than 2.5% of 2 million voters didn't already have a drivers license from the state. I guess that's close to 1/3, if you use the new math.

4:53 PM  
Blogger Lone Pony said...

Wow! I am so naive! I didn't know stuff like that happened in America. Geeze. I need you to walk around with me and tell me what's going on all the time.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

I hate it when that happens :-)!! (A dead person voting)

But seriously voter fraud is a huge problem. I remember there was a lot of it in Wisconsin either in 2004 or 2000 but I know it happens everywhere. Here in KC they found people with addresses in both Kansas and Missouri (since we are right on the state line) and voting in both states. You should've heard some of the excuses people tried to come up with when they got caught. And one person bragged about it and regretted it since voter fraud is a crime (obviously)!!!

I'm for picture ids all the way. There is absolutely no logical excuse for not doing it except if you are Jesse Jackson and you want voter fraud.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Rebekah said...

It's a huge problem. We should at least require photo IDs to vote. There's nothing wrong with that.

11:00 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

Tim You are right. They would have to be free but even that wouldn't please some people who want to cheat the system.

jgf nuts is the kindest thing I can call it.

abf we have the same fraud in Michigan.

cp I would like to know how they figure 1/3 of all voteres would be disenfranchised.

lp & lmc It is there and they just try to cover it up.

rebekah, you're right.

4:29 PM  
Blogger Skip said...

Then the ACLU would say that its just a way for "big brother" to take people anyway so that wouldn't fly either

9:45 PM  
Blogger Skip said...

I meant track people sorry

9:46 PM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

Lone Pony, read the tagline on my next e-mail.

It refers to Chicago Daly's because in 1960, when it looked like Kennedy may lose Illinois, Chicago suddenly turned up a LOT of 'uncounted ballots'.

It's where the term "vote early, vote often" originated. And in 2004, they had about 80,000 dead people on the voter rolls.

8:55 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

See, that just proves there really is life after death! :)

A photo ID should be required. I see no problem with that, except for Moonbats screaming. But so what? Moonbats are always screaming anyway.

12:06 PM  

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