We just recently wrote about issues with voter fraud and it didn’t take long for another post-Halloween spooky story to surface.As reported by the UK Daily Mail, “North Carolina election officials repeatedly offered ballots last week to an impostor who arrived at polling places with the names and addresses of ‘inactive’ voters who hadn’t participated in elections for many years. No fraudulent votes were actually cast: It was the latest undercover video sting from conservative activist James O’Keefe, whose filmmaking résumé reads like a target list of liberal causes.”
He famously shuttered ACORN, the community-organizing outfit once linked to Barack Obama. He dressed in an Osama bin Laden costume and waded across the Rio Grande from Mexico to America as a show of disdain for U.S. border policy. He videotaped people admitting they sold taxpayer-provided cellphones for drugs, shoes, handbags and spending cash. Now O’Keefe has strolled into more than 20 voting precincts in Raleigh, Durham and Greensboro, N.C., proffering the names of people who seldom vote in order to test the integrity of the election process. It seems to have failed on a massive scale. ‘I just sign this and then I can vote?’ he asked one poll worker. ‘Yep,’ came the reply.”
Of course O’Keefe — an exceptional young man I’ve had the good fortune to meet – didn’t go into the areas I visited this past Saturday in North Carolina. He went into Democrat strongholds — cities. Watch the video and tell me, Mr. Attorney General Eric Holder, that we have no issues with voter fraud and integrity in our process. Well, that’s what a true progressive social activist says anyway.
As the Daily Mail reports, “North Carolina is one of 33 states – plus the District of Columbia – where voters can cast ballots long before Election Day — known as “early voting” — and one of 19 states where people can vote without showing any documents whatsoever. In 2016, however, an aggressive voter ID law will take effect in the Tarheel State.”Yes, in America there are 19 states where people can vote without displaying any documents whatsoever – amazing — and we wonder why there have been illegal immigrants voting in our elections.
Here is my recommendation. First, we eliminate early voting, because the processes and procedures are not standardized across our nation. And the possibilities for — let’s just call them, issues — are highly possible. There should be a National Election Day, which is a federal holiday. Election locations should open at 7am and close at 9pm, which gives 14 hours to be at your requisite poll location. There should be an Election Day analysis of voters and density, and if deemed necessary and required, then an auxiliary polling site should be opened. If anyone can’t make it on Election Day, they should request an absentee ballot.
Now, I do have some issues with the Colorado system of complete mail-in balloting, because it just seems like there’s so much potential for nefarious actions. The bottom line is we need a national standard for our electoral system — the every two years first Tuesday in November cycle. We are all over the map, and unfortunately we have a progressive social activist as the Attorney General who is more of an impediment than an enabler.But back to James O’Keefe. “Last week O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action organization took its first deep-dive into North Carolina election politics, filming Democratic campaign workers saying they would help illegal immigrants vote for incumbent Senator Kay Hagan. ‘They wanted to protect the system,’ O’Keefe says in the video, released exclusively to MailOnline. ‘They had to break the rules to do it.’ ‘Of all of the undercover investigations I’ve conducted, this was by far the easiest,’ he said Monday.’They were willing to pass out fraudulently obtained ballots like it was Halloween candy.’ ”
Our democratic voting process shouldn’t resemble trick or treat — and the American electorate is starting to get tired of the Saul Alinsky “Rules for Radicals” by-any-means-necessary tricks.