Voter Fraud? What Voter Fraud

This is why we need voter ID:

Patrick Moran, the son of Virginia Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) and the field director for his father’s reelection bid, resigned abruptly Wednesday after a video linked him to voter fraud.

The video — released earlier in the day by Project Veritas, a conservative organization headed by the Republican activist James O’Keefe — revealed that the younger Moran had weighed options for helping an undercover operative cast votes on behalf of 100 people who allegedly weren’t planning to vote.

“There will be a lot of voter protection, so, if they just have, you know, the utility bill or bank statement — bank statement would obviously be tough … but faking a utility bill would be easy enough,” Moran says, apparently referring to options for getting around Virginia’s voter ID laws.

Isn’t it amazing how when we pass these voter ID laws, this “non-existent” voter fraud problem suddenly becomes very real?

I’ve criticized O’Keefe before, but there’s nothing to say about this. Moran Jr. isn’t being quoted out of context. He’s openly conspiring to commit fraud. And it was so obvious that his own father shitcanned him in about ten seconds. What he was conspiring to do, if I understand correctly, was a felony.

The Left will, of course, ignore this while touting election fraud stories involving Republicans. But here’s the key difference: Republicans are not opposing any and all efforts to tighten down on voter and voter registration fraud. The Republicans who are misbehaving are being caught by laws Republicans support. No one is saying that Colin Small or anyone else should be left off the hook. If any GOP operatives are committing fraud, Republicans should and will be the first to call for their scalps.

But is there comparable integrity from the Left? Are they calling for prosecution? **crickets**

In the end, I suspect that this will be resolved by both sides agreeing to a national ID card, a prospect I am opposed to. But for now, just passing laws that require an ID is a good step.

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  1. RonK

    when Indiana pass it;s voter id law, didn’t they drag out some old lady, to show how hard it was for some people to get ID’s only to find out she had a FL drivers license, and she was voting in both IN and FL.

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  2. Hal_10000 *

    Ron, it would not surprise me. When I was in college, some campus Democrats were encouraging people to vote at home and in Minnesota until the administration warned them, in no uncertain terms to knock it off.

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  3. Seattle Outcast

    CM will now take one or more of the following arguing points:

    1) the vote fraud didn’t actually happen, so it doesn’t count

    2) when it’s done in the name of keeping conservatives from winning, there really isn’t a problem with it because those people are evil

    3) Obama was in no way associated with this

    4) everyone engages in vote fraud, so this actually hurts democrats by keeping their fraudulent votes down below what the opposition is doing

    5) you are disenfranchising people that are obviously entitled to vote more than once

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  4. Hal_10000 *

    4) everyone engages in vote fraud, so this actually hurts democrats by keeping their fraudulent votes down below what the opposition is doing

    I’ve already heard this on various LW blogs; that this is needed to balance out Republican evilness. Because we all know that two wrongs make a leftie.

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  5. CM

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  6. ilovecress

    I’ve certainly not made any claims that the Republicans are doing anything wrong with their attempts to tighten up on voting procedures.

    That would be me. Thing is, I can’t argue with this. I’d still argue that voter ID will lower voter turnout for poorer and older voters. The argument has always been if the cost of lowering that turnout is worth the benefit of catching in-person voter fraudsters.

    I’d still come down on the side of no, but I’ll admit that you can chalk this one up to yuor side of the argument.

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  7. Mississippi Yankee

    That would be me. Thing is, I can’t argue with this. I’d still argue that voter ID will lower voter turnout for poorer and older voters. The argument has always been if the cost of lowering that turnout is worth the benefit of catching in-person voter fraudsters.

    cress,
    Not to stray too far off topic but, in this country the government not longer issues SS check, disability check or welfare check. period. Hoodlums were stealing granny’s check from the mail. To receive any of the above one must open a checking account at a bank and the funds are ‘direct deposited’ there-in. And guess what you need to open a checking account in a bank… that’s right a photo ID. Also “poor” people can’t write/cash a personal check without a photo ID or rent a video (from Stan’s dad’s Blockbuster) or even attend the DNC convention. So you see the only people in America that don’t already have photo IDs live deep in the hills of Georgia, spend their days playing banjos and need tourists canoes to get to the polling stations. And they’d just vote for dental care anyway.

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  8. Poosh

    The state should pay for voter ID, at least for the poor, because after all this is linked to liberty. There you go. Problem solved. Idiotic “omg poor won’t vote!” argument, which probably wasn’t true in the first place.

    It’s all BS of course, because we all know the left – whatever country it seems – is obsessed with rigging and frauding their way into power, when it comes to democracy. Giving prisoners the vote etc. etc.

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  9. Hal_10000 *

    Poosh, that’s basically what they’re doing here in PA. They are trying very very hard to make it as free as possible to get and ID. Otherwise, the requirement will get bounced by the courts as a poll tax.

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  10. blameme

    So you see the only people in America that don’t already have photo IDs live deep in the hills of Georgia, spend their days playing banjos and need tourists canoes to get to the polling stations. And they’d just vote for dental care anyway.

    That basically is me, but you missed on the last part. We pretty much don’t need dental care.

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  11. AlexInCT

    That basically is me, but you missed on the last part. We pretty much don’t need dental care.

    Is that why one of the more famous lines down in your neck of the woods is “That’s a purdy tooth you got there lady”? Or is that a pick-up line for the boonies of Maine where I went moose hunting a few weeks ago? Dang, can’t remember. Scary thing though to see guys get all excited about a woman that has one or two of her teeth left.

    Just joking. Gummers can be fun to…

    Look, the only reason the left opposes voter ID is because it would make it much harder to cheat, and they depend on the cheating. It’s a damned lie that they are worried about disenfranchising anyone. Take a look at what they do with military votes if you don’t believe me. Since the military votes 4 to 1 for non-democrats, they suppress those votes whenever they can. But dead people, criminals, illegals, and those that just like to vote often? You better not try and stop any of that or it will hurt their chance to get into government and steal some real big money.

    Traditionally, in all the collectivist paradises we have seen pop up hither and yonder, once the left has all the power, voter ID becomes a requirement. No ID, no food. In fact, no ID and you are enrolled in a work program where they feed you your meals and house you. That is, until you die from hunger and being worked to death in the camps.

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  12. Kimpost

    :) I’ve got a feeling that the collectivist paradises you are talking about are more USSR and North Korea, than they are Sweden and Germany.?

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  13. Mississippi Yankee

    I’ve got a feeling that the collectivist paradises you are talking about are more USSR and North Korea, than they are Sweden and Germany.?

    As Frau Merkel and her Fourth Reich come into being the only difference between Sweden and Germany will be her Fuehreress will allow sharia law in your country in order to appease her Satraps there.

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  14. AlexInCT

    :) I’ve got a feeling that the collectivist paradises you are talking about are more USSR and North Korea, than they are Sweden and Germany.?

    Greece and Spain are half way to the padise states that the USSR and North Korea were, and better examples. And Sweden and Germany will end up joining them eventually too. The fact is that you indubitably will run out of other people’s money to spend, as more people become takers and fewer and fewer people produce, and then government has to become tyrannical to get enough people to do even the basic stuff. But you can keep pretending that because Sweden and Germany have not yet reached the logical conclusion of that cycle of stupidity, that they are examples to look up to. For now at least.

    I remember them teling us no less than 10 years ago how California was setting the example for where we should all aspire to go. Today they are betting on when CA will have to get a federal bail out or start offering blow jobs for a crack hit like you see junkies do in your usual gang movie.

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  15. Mississippi Yankee

    Is that why one of the more famous lines down in your neck of the woods is “That’s a purdy tooth you got there lady”? Or is that a pick-up line for the boonies of Maine where I went moose hunting a few weeks ago?

    Funny,to me, that you see the similarities in the two places. I spent the first few months of my life and all of my summers in South Paris Maine and have chosen to spend the remainder of my days in the beautifully forested hills of East Central Mississippi.

    I think I have a fondness for soft food too.

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  16. Kimpost

    Sometimes I get the feeling that some people think the financial crisis was/is an inevitable result of the mere existence of the welfare state. Is that the narrative?

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  17. InsipiD

    Is that why one of the more famous lines down in your neck of the woods is “That’s a purdy tooth you got there lady”?

    You know what has 5 teeth and 8 tits? Night shift at the Waffle House.

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