Voter fraud is real

And some ‘vot­ers’ even left this mor­tal coil years ago

The Washington Times Weekly - - Front Page - By Tammy Bruce Tammy Bruce, au­thor and Fox News con­trib­u­tor, is a ra­dio talk show host.

As we deal with dead peo­ple and non-ci­ti­zens strik­ing at the le­git­i­macy of our sys­tem, the Depart­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity has dis­closed that hack­ers have tar­geted the voter reg­is­tra­tion sys­tems in more than 20 states.

When most of us think of voter fraud we con­sider spe­cific in­stances of in­di­vid­u­als gam­ing the sys­tem. Voter fraud, how­ever, is a broad, en­com­pass­ing event as Matthew Vadum notes at Amer­i­can Thinker: “[E]lec­tion fraud, and elec­toral fraud, refers to the spe­cific of­fenses of fraud­u­lent vot­ing, im­per­son­ation, per­jury, voter reg­is­tra­tion fraud, forgery, coun­ter­feit­ing, bribery, de­stroy­ing al­ready cast bal­lots, and a mul­ti­tude of crimes re­lated to the elec­toral process.”

For some rea­son, lib­er­als and Democrats have not only ig­nored the is­sue, they’ve ac­tively worked to dis­miss the idea en­tirely. Lib­eral “think tanks” (sorry for the con­tra­dic­tion in terms), var­i­ous me­dia talk­ing heads and Demo­cratic lead­er­ship have all worked for years to con­vince the Amer­i­can pub­lic it doesn’t ex­ist, while then work­ing fever­ishly to thwart state-based ef­forts to se­cure the elec­toral sys­tem with voter iden­ti­fi­ca­tion laws.

Voter fraud is real, how­ever, and is hap­pen­ing now as we pre­pare to vote in the most im­por­tant pres­i­den­tial election of our lives.

That ef­fort is to se­cure the vot­ing sys­tem for ci­ti­zens by mak­ing sure only ci­ti­zens are vot­ing. The Democrats ar­gue it’s “racist” to de­mand ID at the polls. They know that’s not true, as ev­i­denced by the fact that they don’t de­mand an end to ID re­quire­ments in any other as­pect of liv­ing our lives. Af­ter all, if it’s racist to ask for an ID at a vot­ing booth, why isn’t it so at an airport, or to get into a fed­eral build­ing, or to open a check­ing ac­count?

Now with 34 days to Election Day, the re­al­ity of the con­tin­u­ing se­ri­ous­ness of voter fraud is be­com­ing ap­par­ent.

With early vot­ing un­der­way in many U.S. states for the pres­i­den­tial election, a lo­cal tele­vi­sion sta­tion in Colorado is re­port­ing that at least 78 dead peo­ple are reg­is­tered to vote on that crit­i­cal swing state. And they’re not just pas­sively listed. Bre­it­bart re­ports, “One of the big­gest voter fraud cases the sta­tion found was through the vot­ing record of Sara Sosa of Colorado Springs. She died Oc­to­ber 14, 2009, but bal­lots were cast in her name in 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.”

Now in Virginia, another crit­i­cal swing state, a watch­dog group has found at least 1,000 non-ci­ti­zens reg­is­tered to vote dur­ing the 2008 and 2012 elec­tions, ac­cord­ing to Polizette.

J. Chris­tian Adams at PJ Me­dia notes, “That’s be­cause of Mo­tor Voter. Mo­tor Voter, or the Na­tional Voter Reg­is­tra­tion Act of 1993, man­dates that any­one who ap­plies for a driver’s li­cense must be of­fered voter reg­is­tra­tion. To regis­ter, they must merely mark a check­box that they are a cit­i­zen and sign the form. It’s a yes-no ques­tion, and thou­sands are ly­ing — just in Virginia.”

At the time, the Mo­tor Voter Law, pushed by the Clinton ad­min­is­tra­tion, was de­cried as swing­ing open the door for election fraud, which, when I was on the left and a com­mu­nity or­ga­nizer when this was im­ple­mented, it was jok­ingly re­ferred to as “ex­pand­ing the base.”

One of the more shock­ing re­cent rev­e­la­tions was the re­port that Burling­ton Mall pur­ported ter­ror­ist Ar­can Cetin had voted in mul­ti­ple elec­tions de­spite be­ing a non-cit­i­zen. Ini­tially, both lo­cal and fed­eral law en­force­ment con­firmed to re­porters that Mr. Cetin was just a green card holder, and in­el­i­gi­ble to vote. As that story gen­er­ated out­rage on so­cial me­dia, sud­denly the lo­cal TV sta­tion cov­er­ing the story an­nounced a sin­gle un­named “fed­eral source” con­tacted them and told them Mr. Cetin was a cit­i­zen and could vote. Some might won­der why that state­ment is to be taken as the truth and not the orig­i­nal, mul­ti­ple state­ments by both lo­cal and fed­eral au­thor­i­ties is not.

The en­su­ing con­tro­versy about whether or not that beast was par­tic­i­pat­ing in our elec­toral sys­tem at least, ac­cord­ing to Polizette, “led Kim Wy­man, the Wash­ing­ton sec­re­tary of state, to band to­gether with lo­cal au­di­tors to pro­pose re­quir­ing proof of cit­i­zen­ship at reg­is­tra­tion.” How nice of them to sug­gest some­thing that would take a step to­ward en­sur­ing the in­tegrity of our elec­toral sys­tem.

In the mean­time, as we deal with dead peo­ple and non-ci­ti­zens strik­ing at the le­git­i­macy of our sys­tem, the Depart­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity has dis­closed that hack­ers have tar­geted the voter reg­is­tra­tion sys­tems in more than 20 states. While the reg­is­tra­tion sys­tems have noth­ing to do with ac­tual vot­ing, the con­cern is the vul­ner­a­bil­ity of all of our sys­tems. In most hack­ings, in­clud­ing the White House, State Depart­ment, the Oba­macare web­site and the Demo­cratic Na­tional Com­mit­tee, the in­tru­sions were not dis­cov­ered un­til months, or in the case of the DNC, more than a year had passed.

One might note, with the fed­eral gov­ern­ment un­able to pro­tect its own sys­tems, why should we be­lieve that on­line vot­ing is se­cure? And when that same gov­ern­ment is work­ing to thwart ef­forts that main­tain the in­tegrity of the elec­toral sys­tem by pro­tect­ing it for ci­ti­zens alone, our re­spon­si­bil­ity this year is more than cast­ing our votes. It now must en­com­pass be­ing a watch­dog for fraud in the af­ter­math of this na­tion­ally ex­is­ten­tial vote on Nov. 8.

IL­LUS­TRA­TION BY HUNTER

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