We Didn't Start The Fire

Earlier this month, there was a fire in a Houston warehouse. Destroyed in the blaze were the city’s voting machines. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, and arson has not been ruled out.

This, naturally, sent the Left into a frenzy. OBVIOUSLY it was the Reich-wing Rethuglicans who’d torched the machines to hide the Diebold machinations. (Here’s a good example of the hysteria, from TruthOut. (Motto: “Out of truth since 2004, just making shit up since.”))

Well, it turns out that there was a bit of hanky-panky going on with voting in Houston… but it wasn’t the right playing games. No, it was the heirs to ACORN who had been pulling their customary shit with the voter registration rolls… but with even greater enthusiasm.

What’s the problem, you say? What’s the harm in bad voter registrations? It’s not like it’s actual illegal votes or anything.

No, it’s not. It’s far more insidious and subtle.

First up, flooding the registrars with bogus registrations sucks up their time and resources, so they can’t pay as much attention to other parts of their job — like purging rolls of deceased and moved voters.

Second, flooding the registrars with bogus registrations lays the groundwork for voter fraud. If enough bad registrations are submitted, the odds are pretty good that some will get through — making it easy for people who want to vote multiple times to simply claim the identities listed on those bogus registrations.

Third, flooding the registrars with bogus registrations sets up challenges to the legitimacy of elections. Every bogus registration that is not “claimed” by a fraudulent voter is listed as a non-voting voter — driving down the turnout percentage reported. That facilitates challenges that the winner didn’t have a “true mandate,” and provides evidence that there was “voter suppression” — a perpetual claim.

Something seriously rotten is happening in Houston. Normally, this would be a clear-cut case for the Justice Department, but they don’t seem to have much of an interest in free, fair, open elections lately.

Thank heavens we have groups like True The Vote to do the work that the Obama regime doesn’t want to do.

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