The Democrats’ Voting Agenda Revealed

Ben Shapiro is a Senior Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center and Editor-in-Chief of TruthRevolt.org. He is the author of the new book "The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against the Obama Administration" (Threshold Editions).


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According to Berman, the sinister Koch brothers stand behind these nefarious schemes.  That in and of itself is supposed to scare Americans into precipitous action. And Bill Clinton is out whining about it: “There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit the franchise that we see today.”  Berman argues that voter fraud is not really a concern, because the Republicans “managed to seize control of the White House in 2000 despite having lost the popular vote,” although that was in full accordance with the Constitution of the United States.  But leave it to the left to lump together legitimate election results with fraudulent ones.

In essence, the left likes voter fraud, and they have ever since JFK was elected by a bunch of dead folks from Chicago.  They claim it’s not a significant problem – in the words of Steven Colbert, “Our democracy is under siege from an enemy so small it could be hiding anywhere” – but it absolutely is.  According to John Fund, “In 2001, the voter rolls in many American cities included more names than the US Census listed as the total number of residents over age eighteen.  CBS’ 60 Minutes created a stir in 1999 when it found people in California using mail-in forms to register fictitious people or actual pets and then obtaining absentee ballots in their names.”  In Palm Beach County during the 2000 election, 60 people voted both in Florida and in New York.

The problem with voter fraud is that it is extraordinarily difficult to prove.  How do you track down those who voted under false names?  How do you determine that they didn’t do it accidentally?  The only way to stop voter fraud is to stop it before it begins.

But liberals don’t want to do that.  If they could have foreigners vote, they would – that would allow their agenda to pass.  If, as President Obama said to President Calderon of Mexico, “we are not defined by our borders, but by our bonds,” why not open up the voting to everybody?  After all, how we vote affects everyone else.

Conservatives, by contrast, believe in American exceptionalism, and believe that you should have bought into the compact that binds us together before you get a vote.

It’s a basic ideological difference.  Whoever wins this battle will win the war when it comes to our elections.

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  • Chezwick_mac

    There IS a tipping point…where concentrated efforts of voter fraud in one state (e.g., Ohio) can decide a national election.

    When we think of ACORN, we think of 14 counts of voter fraud. But let's not forget a more telling example of their methodology: While they insisted all along that they were a non-partisan, "get-out-the-vote" group, they reluctantly justified their total absence in the state of Massachusetts by saying "it's not a swing state."

    ACORN need not be reconstituted under another name for voter fraud to succeed. All the Dems need do is concentrate all their extra-legal efforts in effecting the outcome in 1 or 2 critical states. Therefore, it's imperative that Republicans volunteer time, money and attorneys to create a proper watch-dog regimen…which will hopefully insure a fair election.

  • davarino

    Shouldnt liberals be concerned if the only way they can win is by voter fraud? That means your ideas are not democratically accepted by the people. Isnt that what you liberals want, rather than some kind of mob take over. Once the mob has taken over what happens, we all have to give over our homes for the mob to live in? Hand over all our money? Essentially that is what is happening anyway, its just through government robbery.

    • dan

      And that's the problem with "Liberals". They want what they want now and don't carry their thoughts/desires out to the final conclusion or impact. They can't whistle and do the hoola hoop at the same time in their thinking either (like transition from fossil fuels to perhaps cleaner and more abundant fuels of the present and future, letting the market determine winners and losers regarding product development and distribution. Such a transition requires faith and maturity to let the market process work out over decades.). Instead: Get rid of the fossil fuels now. And then they wonder why their "folks" get poorer and poorer and jobless, but still think the gubment is one giant topless and bottomless cookie jar. Same mentality with undermining the vote. It ultimately leads to tyranny. When it happens, they slap themselves in the forehead and declare, "But I thought……"

  • RogerH

    They should be concerned but they aren't. They simply don't care if their views aren't accepted by a majority. After all, as they tell themselves constantly, they're smarter and more moral and enlightened than everyone else so why shouldn't they rule, even if they're in the minority.

  • keoke888

    Both parties engage in voter fraud, that is why the issue gets so little play.

    • tagalog

      They do? I'm aware of two or three recent incidents of voter fraud perpetrated by Democrats and other liberals (ACORN was just recently convicted of several acts), but I don't remember hearing about Republican and right-wing voter fraud. Can someone help me out with an example or two of rightie voter fraud?

      My guess on the issue of voter fraud not getting much media play is that most, if not all, of the provable fraud is being perpetrated by lefties.

    • fiddler

      Ah yes, a stab at moral equivalency. Did you follow the elections in Nevada where voting machines were tampered to vote Democrat? You need to look in your own backyard. The SEIU lives to seize and hold power. Ever heard of Saul Alinsky's rules for Radicals?

      • keoke888

        Fiddler,
        I'm glad we understand each other so well. I wasn't trying to express the novel idea that politics is an inherently dirty game, any list of political scandals is quite bi-partisan, although it is true that Democrats are morel likely to be convicted of voter fraud.
        I was trying to say that Saul Alinsky is my personal hero, right up there with Ayatollah Khomeini, Stalin, Pol Pot, Mao, Castro, Hussein, Arafat, and Charlie Sheen. Whenever the left idolizes people who rape babies and torture dissidents, I am obviously all for it, because I stated unequivocally that only Republicans can be corrupt.

    • intrcptr2

      I'm not really from MO, but, "Show me".

      The issue gets little press because the press, I think frankly, would prefer to enable The Left to run roughshod over The People, in their name.

      • keoke888

        I agree completely that anyone with too much power will probably abuse it, and that over all, the left is way more corrupt. However, I instinctually cringe whenever anyone pretends to be more saintly than they actually are, and my skepticism increases in proportion to such claims.

        Yes, I know wikipedia is not always correct: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_state_and_lo

        • intrcptr2

          Thanks for the link.

          I tend to see The Left as more corruptible largely because of the philosophical stance of change/revolt vs. stasis; a conservative approach ought to inculcate respect for law and process whereas revolutionary aims or desires cannot.

          Of course the Wiki page does not look at election fraud so much as fraud committed by politicians. As Tagalog queried, I also am unaware of any (recent) voter frauds carried out by the GOP; lately ity all seems to be on the left, and on a frighteningly systematic basis.
          The list itself is pretty bloody ugly; http://vote.nist.gov/threats/papers.htm

          Of course it does go right back to the beginning of things anyway; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerrymandering
          Check out the examples, fun stuff, unless you're running against it.

          I particularly like this one from Philly; http://nationalatlas.gov/printable/printableViewe
          Without being intimate with the city, it is tough to see that District 2 horseshoes the city in half, and then runs south to sweep up a few other municipalities. The demographic here is solid Democrat voting blacks, as opposed to solid Democrat voting whites. Not the worst example by far. Just an amusing demonstration of democracy in action, as deployed by the Constitution. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

  • tagalog

    Since when have Americans been issued Social Security cards on birth? I was 16 when I got mine, and I had to go to the Social Security Administration building to register for it. Has that changed?

    If, by some freak of fortune, voting laws were changed so that property owners were the only ones who had the right to vote, you can bet the Democrats would be agitating quite vociferously for the need for proof of property ownership before people could vote.

    • jasonz

      i have had mine since way before 16….they just sent me one in the mail..i didnt do squat for it

  • Asher

    The majority of us would be shocked if we knew how many illegal, dead, or created votes there were in each Democratic county. The Left has been winning seats by hook or crook, and Corruption.

  • Lee Schmidt

    An old Chicago maxim…"Vote early and vote often."