Voter Fraud and the President
A Fraud is a Fraud is a Fraud
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Wednesday, April 16, 2014. Our friend from the insect world, Chiquita Cicada, is here with me at the breakfast table. She attended Al Sharpton's National Action Network conference. Her purpose in being there was quite transparent. As she explains it, she wanted to buzz around Sharpton and disrupt the meeting. As it turns out, President Obama was in attendance and Chiquita was shocked to hear the President declare that the very idea of voter fraud was fraudulent in and of itself. Chiquita has prepared breakfast tacos for us this morning. Please join us for a spirited discussion about voter fraud. I'll be serving spicy hot Bloody Marys.
President Obama stepped up to the podium and told the audience that "the real voter fraud comes from people who try to deny our rights." Considering that the audience was totally receptive to the idea, his speech went off quite well. To prove his contention that voter fraud is a figment of the GOP's imagination he referred to a 2006 DOJ analysis that showed that out of 197,000,000 votes cast for federal elections between 2002 and 2005, only 40 voters were indicted for fraud. He told the rapt audience that claims about voter fraud were bogus!
Congress Up for Grabs...
Clearly, President Obama and the Democrats are worried about the upcoming elections. If voters actually have to prove who they are and vote once and once only, the votes may not be enough to keep the Senate. If the Democrats lose seats, President Obama wants the nation to believe it was because decent, law abiding citizens couldn't gain access to the voting booths because they couldn't prove they were decent, law abiding citizens! In a desperate effort to "get out the vote" President Obama has decided to go after the GOP and anyone else who wants to keep our elections honest. I know I am just a bug, after all, but even in my world I have to produce an I.D. to vote in Cicada elections. It is common sense to keep the vote true. Providing I.D. is not a problem and if it is, it can be easily rectified. Instead of getting out the vote by driving people to voting places and encouraging them to vote more than once, how about helping to get them I.D.'s? If it's too much trouble for people to prove who they are, they forfeit the vote.
Come On In!
Fraud is Fake?
Before President Obama addressed the convention, perhaps it would have been prudent to make sure there were no current articles around about voter fraud. Alas, he did not do his due diligence, because the North Carolina Board of Elections released disturbing figures to the North Carolina Joint Legislative Oversight Committee. Voter registration files were compared with data from other states. What a surprise, 35,740 voters who cast a ballot in the 2012 general election in North Carolina had exact matches on their first names, last names and dates of birth with voters voting in at least one other state! Now that's what I call a major coincidence. During the President's speech he told the dumbstruck crowd that only 40 voters were indicted for fraud between 2002 and 2005. Indictments indicate that a fraudulent voter was caught, which is not an indication of how many people are committing the crime. But you knew that, didn't you? Perhaps someone could explain that to President Obama.
Even one instance of voter fraud is unacceptable. To suggest that it doesn't exist is ridiculous, because clearly it does. It must be stopped. The answer is ridiculously simple. Protect the vote by asking for the same I.D. you ask of someone going into a bank to withdraw their own money! Stop playing games, Democrats. The vote is precious and it must be safeguarded at all costs.
I'm Chiquita Cicada
And I'm here to say
I wish your President would just go away!!!