What a quandary of conspiracies, eh?
Iíve had an I.D. since I was 12. Military dependent. Not sure why anyone would feel disenfranchised over an I.D. BUT? I think poll integrity is a sorry sidestep for atrocious roll failures.
Grinch has a point and you touched on an incident that is on topic.
Dems claimed Bush stole the vote against Gore in Fla. and that the small winning percent could have been the dilution of immigrants or illegals. I donít support any of this, because If Hispanics "unanimously vote Dem," Mike? Gore would have won. So, either the Reps did a really great job of diluting the polls while the Dems did a really crappy job, while the Independents remain dully inept? This makes the Vote a scam deal from day one, and no one person is really ďwinningĒ anything, because we have a crapton of losers competing for the majority of saboteur dilution.
Why the Dems arenít the ones who are trumpeting stricter poll integrity and I.D. laws, Iím not sure, but hereís one theory: Theyíre letting the fear factor do its job. Becoming ugly or paranoid over any issue distances a win. Candidates, like Bush, have proven that itís best to sincerely address, but not attack, immigration issues during an election year. Perhaps they are following his lead?
Some thoughts on that and the rolly pollys:
1: The Bush/Gore vote. Bush might really have won because he actively sought & won enough of the Hispanic vote or Gore might have really lost because he didnít win Tennessee. Nothing really disturbing there, but it is a lesson on the perceived notions about Latinos/Tennesseans.
2: Dilution of the vote does happen. People are caught for voter fraud. They are prosecuted. So, the integrity of the polls isnít THAT screwed. Hard time and hefty fines donít seem worth it to me, but maybe some are that willing and willful in their attempts to commit a felony, which must be proven. Most allegations of fraud cases are not willful attempts of fraud. They are clerical errors & or voter errors.
3: The voter rolls are fear catalysts on the issues of poll integrity. The systems are broken. Still Broken Attempts to clear up this issue are being made, but they are still not up to par. Dead Remain Every state has similar headlines and issues. The clerics are failing to do their jobs & or the systems used to track the data are failing. Each state pulls data from different offices & systems to fit their voting laws/models. The handshaking between each office is famously flawed. This is the widespread culprit of many conspiracy theories at the polls. Dead people and felons who lack clearance are on the rolls. Some live people are dead people on the rolls. Some felons have not been cleared on the rolls after completion of their sentencing and probation, etc. The events of wrongful purging are entirely rampant.Nashville Purge Iím guessing that the numbers of people who have had their voting rights wrongfully revoked are astronomical in comparison to the numbers of people who willfully take their chances to commit a felony at the polls.
4. I.D. laws may help stop voter fraud, but broken rolls stop legal voters who already have plenty of forms of I.D. The tax dollars required to set the records straight in every state will be astronomical. So, how important is poll integrity to U.S. Citizens? Tax payers have to pay more to be officially known as Tax Paying Citizens on officially correct rolls. Shouldnít be a real problem; due to those who are in the lead in this election being a direct reflection on citizens having no problems with paying more. (Unless every single voting poll there out there is defunct.) Conservative spending & or cuts are not a part of the leadsí histories or agendas. Ron Paul is still the Invisible Running Man and, according to Press, heís not even electable. LOL. With all of his experience, solid history, and Identification. Hahaha. I find that ironic.
5: There are hundreds of pending apps to legislate a universal voting law. Constitutionally, all residents would have to register to vote or decline, explicitly: Opt In or Opt Out Sound familiar? This might change how flawed the system is, or not? But then thereís the issue of more big gov, compulsory, profiling and privacy issues, etc.
6: Bad Government rolls downhill. I believe the governments on the state levels are side stepping several issues, like the badly broken voter roll issue for the tackling of a bigger beast: Immigration issues. Voter fraud fears are very convenient leverage for taking a preemptive initiative with attrition by enforcement. The House is expected to remain inflamed and divided on immigration issues as they are obviously baffled (all the way around) and unable to progress toward real solutions. Let the Feds police immigration state to state? Uh, yeah. Why are we here?
On Arizonaís constitutionality: ďIn its most recent decision on preemption, Levine v. Wyeth (2009), the Court declared that "[w]e start with the assumption that the historic police powers of the States were not to be superceded by the Federal Act unless that was the clear and manifest purpose of Congress." Every state has an inherent "police power," which allows the state to legislate for the health, safety, morals, and welfare of its people.Ē (William G. Ross)
Hispanics represent 16% of the population. Very few vote by their own accounts. I realize it only takes one vote for a win. But, again? Iíd say that the percentages of illegal immigrants, who chance getting caught at the polls to cast a vote, are infinitesimal compared to the percentages of blocked-but-valid votes from citizens. I guess it boils down to which is the bigger wrong or more passionate concern of the people which does happen to include Hispanic citizens.
I do not support that Hispanics vote unanimously Dem. & especially when it comes to Obama.
My Hispanic friends and affiliations are highly angry with Obama over the contraception coverage. The majority of them are Catholic, but even my Protestant friends are in an uproar over this issue. They are deeply committed to their traditional values. So much so, that many state they voted for Bush because he opposed gay marriage. Deportations have increased under Obama, not decreased. And any recent "attention" Obama is giving to Hispanics is seen as posturing for his campaign (by Dem. Hispanic lawmakers and those who have been paying attention) because he's failed on immigration reform and The DREAM Act, etc. Yeah, he gained some respect for appointing Sonia Sotomayer to the Supreme Court, but he facepalmed on the 5 Dems. that voted against the DREAM Act. Hispanics feel he should have been just as convincing to those Dems as he was to them if they voted for him as Prez. Obama has proved that he is no es un hťroe para los Hispanos. And the Dems have proven to be flimsy sidekickers.
Obama is pulling a Bush. A Bush in the hand is worth two in the cuckooís nest. I don't think he's counting on voter fraud. Heís just trying to have more face showing beneath the egg.
Sorry. I guess I had a lot to say today