Voter fraud is a major theme in this year’s election cycle. Whilst Republicans completely ignore voters, Democrats resort to other methods. The result? They use the ballot box to suppress the will of the people. The woman, on her to way to vote in the primary, checked all of her documents once again. Not too long ago, she’d moved, and although she’d notified the proper authorities of her change of address and re-registered with her party, she still wanted to make sure that she dotted her i’s and crossed her t’s. Once she got to her neighbourhood voting station, she went up to the man at the front desk, introduced herself, and asked for a ballot. The man looked over his list and frowned. Double-checking the name, he told her that she wasn’t on the list and asked if she’d registered. The woman exclaimed, “Yes!”… she told the man her story. Quickly looking at her watch, she realised that she didn’t have time to vote, because she was going to be late for work. Now, if you were in New York City last week, that could have been you, dear listener. The race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders was close, and probably much closer than media pundits would have you believe. However, why?
For starters, the Daily Beast posted this… “New York is a closed primary, where only registered Democrats can vote in the Democratic Primary… and voters had to be registered by last October”. So, it’s important to note that to blame the Republicans and their bag of tricks won’t work in New York. This is a strictly Democrat Party issue. So, what happened? The New York Daily News ran a story that dug a little deeper in the scandal. It wrote:
A spokesman for New York Attorney Eric Schneiderman said that his office received “by far the largest volume of complaints we’ve received for an election since Attorney General Schneiderman took office in 2011”. … Some polling sites didn’t open on time, citing too few election workers. Others had faulty voting machines, or were delivered half the number of promised voting machines.
That’s right. More sleight of hand to disenfranchise voters… but it get’s worse! In that very same Daily Beast article, a woman discovered that she not only can’t vote, but that she was registered as a Republican!
It was her 2004 voter registration, replete, she remembers, with her name, her social security number, her birthday… and someone else’s signature. (Get that? Someone else’s signature!) Sure enough, the signatures are strikingly different. Next to a box checked “Republican”, her 2004 signature is written in clear, deliberate, legible cursive and includes her middle name. Her more recent signature is a loopy, illegible scrawl. She insists she’s never changed it in her life, and says she can produce old tax forms to prove it.
If this is true, then this is a clear case of fraud. The case of the mistaken party identity could be explained, but the signature? Someone not only had to think of this plan, but had to literally get out a pen and put it to paper! To shed some light on just how massive this fraud was, WNYC reported, “126,000 Brooklyn Democrats had been removed from the voting rolls since last fall”. 126k people gone! That was just in Brooklyn! What about the other four boroughs and even the rest of the state? In fact, the very same thing just happened in Arizona. A story at Heavy noted:
Many are questioning the results of the Arizona primary, after rumours of potential election fraud started circulating. Reduced numbers of polling stations in Maricopa County resulted in long lines of up to 5 hours that may have prevented some people from being able to vote. In addition, there were concerns that some Democrats were reclassified as Republicans or Independents, forcing them to vote provisionally or not have their vote count at all.
This is a conspiracy that goes all the way to the top of the Democratic Party. Time and time again, across the country, Democrats get short-changed by their very own party and by the very same methods. Again, and again, and again. Seemingly, the will of the people is fine, as long as they all “choose” Hillary. If there ever was a lesson to be learned in this year’s election cycle, it’s the growing divergence between what the people of the 99 Percent think and what they say they want versus what the top One Percent, the insiders, the bankers, and the lobbyists want and think the nation needs.
So, what do you think dear listeners… “Did Bernie Sanders ever really have a chance?”
22 April 2016