The Meaning of Voter Fraud in 2008

We start with yet another story of ACORN’s conspiracy to defraud the American electorate:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Officials in Missouri, a hard-fought jewel in the presidential race, are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud in other states.

Charlene Davis, co-director of the election board in Jackson County, where Kansas City is, said the fraudulent registration forms came from the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. She said they were bogging down work Wednesday, the final day Missourians could register to vote.

“I don’t even know the entire scope of it because registrations are coming in so heavy,” Davis said. “We have identified about 100 duplicates, and probably 280 addresses that don’t exist, people who have driver’s license numbers that won’t verify or Social Security numbers that won’t verify. Some have no address at all.”

The nonpartisan group works to recruit low-income voters, who tend to lean Democratic. Most polls show Republican presidential candidate John McCain with an edge in bellwether Missouri, but Democrat Barack Obama continues to put up a strong fight.

To Matt and I, this is entirely unsurprising – as it is to anyone who has read Caucus of Corruption. I begin to be really disappointed that the book didn’t do better – and not at all because a better selling book would have accrued to my financial advantage. I’m disappointed because it means the word didn’t get out as much as it should have. I know our leftwing friends think the book was nothing but a hatchet job on Democratic politicians, but the truth of the matter is that all we were doing is telling the untold story of corruption in politics – the Democratic part of the story. We didn’t ignore the stories of GOP corruption, but we wrote the book because we felt – correctly – that the MSM wasn’t giving the American people the full story and that American politics would never be cleaned up until both sides were held accountable. It is very, very important that everyone understand that all the 2008 stories about ACORN are nothing new. This is what ACORN and other leftist groups do – or did you think that there really was a widespread desire to see the far left agenda of ACORN put into law? ACORN has put in fraudulent registrations in 2008, in 2006, in 2004, in 2002, in 2000 and, I’ll bet, in each election year ACORN has been in existence – and ACORN is just one of the leftist groups who stuff the ballot boxes for the Democratic party (as an aside, in the MSM story ACORN is called “nonpartisan”, which makes this entry “What Media Bias? Part 132”).

Hopefully these stories and law enforcement actions have started us on the path to holding the left side responsible for their actions – if we can get some of these fraudsters to spend a long time inside a jail cell – and pass laws requiring a picture ID to vote – then we’ll go a long way towards ending the long-standing Democratic practice of manufacturing the votes necessary for victory in a close race. But in the context of 2008, just what does it all mean? In my view, it means that Obama’s supposed grass roots support is non-existent – if Reagan was the “teflon President”, Obama is the “astroturf candidate”.

Coupling the stories of massive fraud in voter registration and the prospect that nearly 50% of Obama’s fundraising may have been fraudulent, we can start to see that the narrative of Obama – the man who is inspiring a nation for hope and change and who is being propelled to the top on a wave of popular support for this candidate – is built upon falsehood. It also indicates that, just perhaps, the demographic make up of the polling this year has been off. Remember an important point – the television camera is the great deceiver of our times…just because you see tens of thousands of screaming Obama fans on television doesn’t necessarily mean that Obama is ragingly popular throughout the United States. He may be, but rally attendance, in and of itself, doesn’t tell us if he is. Looking beyond the camera, we can see a very large amount of bogus donors (thus undercutting Obama’s story of an energized, pro-Obama electorate), and we can see very large numbers of bogus new Democratic registrations (thus undercutting the Democrats’ story of a populace shifting Democrat in preparation for a massive Democratic sweep in November). There might, in the end, be nothing there for Obama and his Democrats…and thus we can now see such things as Obama dispatching legions of lawyers to Florida and beefing up GOTV efforts in Michigan as indicators that Team Obama also knows that things aren’t entirely rosy and thus they are preparing for a knock-down, drag-out on election day with the result boiling down to relative handfulls of votes in a few States.

If Obama wins, all of this voter and donor fraud will be shoved down the leftwing Memory Hole and we’ll continue on with corrupt business as usual. If McCain wins, we might have a chance to really attack the problem of corruption – but, in the end, it is up to we, the people to set things right. If we don’t punish elected officials in the worst way possible – ie, deny them office – then they’ll never get the message we are serious about having clean elections and politicians who put country first. In 2008, the corruption in politics might mean that we’re actually pulling the mask off the left and setting the stage for massive reform of how our government operations – but it will only mean this if we turn back to the Obama tide, a task made harder by the fact that Team Obama will cheat as much as they can. But it can be done, it must be done and, God willing, it will be done.