Wednesday, January 6, 2010


God help us if John Fund is right.

According to Fund, the democrats, lead by Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Barney Frank (D-MA) will be proposing a 'fix' to our voter registration problems.  The 'fix' is called Universal Voter Registration. 

Oh, it's a fix, all right.  As in 'the fix is in'.

For months now, many people have been wondering why the democrats are on a kamikazi mission to pass their radical agenda.  It just didn't make sense that so many would be willing to commit career suicide.

Here's how Fund says they are going to do it (via American Thinker):

In January, Chuck Schumer and Barney Frank will propose universal voter registration. What is universal voter registration? It means all of the state laws on elections will be overridden by a federal mandate. The feds will tell the states: 'take everyone on every list of welfare that you have, take everyone on every list of unemployed you have, take everyone on every list of property owners, take everyone on every list of driver's license holders and register them to vote regardless of whether they want to be ...'

How will they manage to sell this to the people, you ask?  Simple.  They will demonize ACORN and the voter registration fraud issues, using them as a foil to promote UVR.  They will argue that we need to get rid of those corrupt third party registrations.  After all, liberals are known to devour their own if politically necessary, so using ACORN as the villain is just par for the course.

And if the people don't buy it?  It doesn't matter, of course.  The Democratic Congress will ram this through against the protests of the American people, and they will do it quickly - time's a wastin', and November will be here sooner than you think.

The opportunity for fraud is astronomical with UVR. 

First of all, the chances of multiple registrations are legion.  If you are a property owner, you are registered.  If you have a driver's license, you are registered.  If you are on welfare, or food stamps, or unemployment, you are registered seperately for each one.  If you own homes in multiple states (living in FL, this is a common occurrance with our 'snowbirds' who live here only in winter months), you will be registered in all states where you own property.  It's almost impossible to be only registered once!

And don't forget, it takes an eternity for government agencies to get someone off the rolls if they die, so there will be lots and lots of dead voters out there - a custom made scenario for this Chicago Machine run administration.

This really will make it entirely possible to vote early, vote often, and vote from the grave.

What it comes down to is the numbers.  The thing that got many of the states who are investigating ACORN for registration fraud interested was that the numbers just didn't match up.  There were so many districts that ended up with far more voters that residents that it was impossible to ignore.  UVR would take care of that.

As of 2008, about 71% (about 146 million out of 206 million) of eligible potential voters are registered.   Of those, about 90% actually voted.  UVR would enable unscrupulous factions to access upwards of 60-70 million unclaimed (but still registered) votes - plenty to swing any election on any level.  Absentee ballots make this very easy - no ballot box stuffing required, just anonymously pop them in the mail!  Artificially increasing the votes by, say, 15%  would be easy to explain - surely more people would vote if they were automatically registered, right?  That 15% translates to about 9 million votes - the margin by which Barack Obama won election in 2008.

Because many states (like Florida) have opened absentee ballots to all eligible voters, the only way to verify if a voter truly voted, and whom they voted for, would be by personal interviews.  I'm sure that process would make the hanging chad drama of 2000 seem pale in comparison.

Granted, Schumer and Frank have yet to announce any pending legislation.  Now that the concept is getting publicity, it will be interesting to see if they still propose it.  If they're going to do it, it needs to be done soon in order to effect the 2010 elections.  With any luck, this story will get legs and nip this nightmare in the bud.

If not, this scheme must not be allowed to be enacted.  In one fell swoop this legislation would take us from our signature free elections that are the envy of the world to something resembling the fiasco in Iran last year.

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