Monday, April 9, 2012

H is for Holder's Vote

Eric Holder is our United States Attorney General.  His department of Justice is suing several states that have recently passed voter ID laws.  Simple legislation that requires voters to prove their identity with a photo ID before casting their ballot.  This would mean that only one vote could be cast by each American voter.  It means no one can go in and vote in YOUR name, and take your vote before you get there.

New Hampshire is too 'free' to inhibit voter freedom, as Project Veritas has proven by receiving ballots in the names of dead citizens.  The following video should open a few eyes.

Here in Minnesota we see a guy asking for dozens of blank voter registration forms, and being assured that he can take them home and fill them out with whatever (even famous) names he wants to use.  When the paperwork is processed (even through the mail without any ID needed at any time), he would be able to vote once for every name he submits!  Would he be negating your vote?

Eric Holder claims there is no need to address voter fraud in this country, and pretends that it does not exist. He might want to watch the last video below.  A man walks into Holder's precinct voting station and asks if they have a ballot for Eric Holder.  The worker finds the name on the list, crosses it off, and tries to hand over a ballot.

Our voting rights are all we have, as a way of effecting this government.  When we let even that slip away, we will be done.


  1. Here's one of the problems with voter photo ID. If your name on the voter rolls does not EXACTLY match that of your photo-ID, you can be barred from voting, or allowed only to cast a provisional ballot.

    Women who have recently married or divorced, and changed their name along with their marital status, may not yet have received an updated photo ID. In my state, California, when we change our names or moved, they tell us to send the notice to DMV, but just scribble a note on a Post-It and stick it on the back of our driver's license. People of Hispanic origin might have a last name that is actually "Cordoba y Montoya" (much like in the UK they'll hyphenate, Briggs-Jones) but the computer systems aren't set up for unusual last name styles. So they might have a driver's license that identifies the citizen as Juan C. Montoya, and a voter registration as Juan Cordoba.

    I have found, as I research my own ancestors, that sometimes their names are "in the system" as something different on the censuses, due to misspellings, or on the death records due to long names shortened by the computer systems.

    We need to make every effort to let all citizens of the United States cast their ballot, and not be disqualified simply because a computer may have made a mistake. Anyone who has tried to fix a mistake when someone has insisted, "But that's the way it is in our computer!" should sympathize.

    1. I understand Beverly, that one or two people out of a thousand might have to use a provisional ballot (which just means that their cast vote will be counted for now, but uncounted later if the ID matter is not cleared up with more confirming paperwork). But that problem pales in comparison to the one imposed on voting integrity by the thousands who can simply walk in and fake a vote, or steal a vote, as was documented in the videos above.

      Also, shouldn't the people you are talking about who have ID issues, be dealing with the specifics of their problem anyway? We need to present IDs for so many facets of life other than voting!

  2. Glad you got that off your chest. Sharing relieves the load doesn't it? However, I didn't take much notice because I live in the U.K. hehe.

    1. Sharing helps, but it would be even better if change happens. So you live in the UK; does that mean you can't sneak into one of our polling places and vote for Voter ID supporters? I bet you could!