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17 September 2008: Ballade of the Ballot Brouhaha

Tried to tune in to Voice of the Voters this evening but had trouble taking notes because I’m nursing a broken hand and keyboarding is far easier. There were also acoustical problems related to communicating to Hawaii via phone—cell phone?. Hawaii voting issues were the main theme tonight.

In that I had set aside time to tune in, I went to John Gideon’s Web page instead—he’s also regularly featured on VoV. There were several “national”-level pieces and I learned a lot. Mainly that they expect a mess in November and that they will have it. Especially if the presidential tallies are close, from which, oh Lord, save us.

There’s a mess now.

 The main problem is . . .  take your choice, there are so many. Ever since “they” clamped down on the voter rolls—year 2000 was of course the first I ever became aware of this, huge numbers of people have been denied their constitutional right to vote, most of them poor, minority, Democrat, or all of the above and lacking the means to assert themselves

—a$$ert themselves?

So there’s that and problems with registration because John Q. Public will have a hard time voting if he happens to be John Q. Public, Jr., on one database and John Public on another and so on. The concept mushrooms, depending on how common the name is. And if John has moved from one state to another and still wants to vote, God help him.

If John has any record as a felon, all together now, “God help him!”

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If John is a college student who wants to vote on campus, GHH!

If he is a first-time registrant (statistically more likely to vote Democratic)—let’s say it again, GHH!!

Now certain states require ID’s from voters, and there are certain ones that are accepted and others not. Georgia and Indiana have the strictest laws. Trust me that once again it will be harder for poor people to gain legal entrance into the polls than the vocal minority, those porcine porcelain grandees.

The ID law was concocted on the premise that voter fraud is a severe problem. I mean, in Indiana, I believe that in the last four or more years there were at least two instances of it.

Election fraud is what’s sticking this country, poor old country, wherever it hurts and leaves a lasting scar—the blood that can’t speak for themselves, undereducated, under informed, working 24/7 to subsist, taxed to the ceiling—

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did I mention that people whose homes have been foreclosed have lost their legal address, so guess what?

GHT—God help them.

 Some people are trying to.

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Marta Steele is an author/editor/blogger who has been writing for Opednews.com since 2006. She is also author of the 2012 book "Grassroots, Geeks, Pros, and Pols: The Election Integrity Movement's Nonstop Battle to Win Back the People's Vote, (more...)
 

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