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Voter Fraud And The Republican Party Leadership

November 13, 2012

I really don’t get it.  The real currency in any democracy, or republic for that matter, is the vote.  People can complain all they want about the effect money has on the outcome of any election, but the truth of the matter is that what they are really concerned about is how that money translates into votes.  This is the reason that it is a much more serious problem when money, or power, enables a candidate to bypass the voting process and directly affect the vote totals.  When votes are the end, and money the means, at least some small measure of attention must be paid to the electorate.  If votes are the objective then a poor man controlling one thousand votes can actually be more important than a rich one controlling only ten.  This is a concept which should be of importance to the individual voter regardless of political persuasion.

This is an issue that requires attention and is so important that I just don’t care if I end up looking like some kind of nut.  The truth is that nothing would make me happier than to have selected areas recounted and as a result the electoral process be proved legitimate.  The issue of voter fraud has been a topic of conversation during this entire campaign and yet it now seems to have disappeared from the radar of many a politician and pundit.  There are/were some exceptions such as  Republican candidate West who was unwilling to look the other way, but where was the national party or the support from the party’s heavy hitters?  I can’t say for sure that they weren’t there, but they certainly didn’t maintain a high profile.

The question than becomes whether those entrusted with important positions at the highest levels of the Republican Party are willing or unwilling participants in a scheme to defraud and disenfranchise the individual voter.  I am not accusing anyone of anything, and perhaps it is a strategic decision which is founded on a premise which escapes me, but regardless of the intent I’m afraid I disagree with the lack of action.  If those at the top of the Republican Party cannot even guarantee the integrity of the electoral process, nor respond forcefully when evidence of fraud comes to light, one really has to wonder what their priorities are.

Can it be that the disenfranchisement of the American Voter is now complete and the electoral process is just an empty shell whose only function is to provide a cover of legitimacy for those who wish to govern us?  I have to hope that the United States has not quite yet reached the point where its entire system of governance is nothing but a sham.  It is this question of legitimacy which I suggest needs to be addressed, and addressed quickly and forcefully by the leadership of the Republican Party.  The way to do this is to insist on an immediate and audited recount of the votes in those areas which on first glance stretch the limits of credibility.

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Final thoughts.

In this day of billion dollar bailouts is it really that hard to imagine that voter fraud on a massive scale exists?  Perhaps that’s why Hitler suggested the bigger the lie the better.  I have to admit it all seems a bit surreal, but that doesn’t seem that unusual in today’s world.  Let me leave you with one further note….the coup attempt of 1934…printed in The Almanac of American Politics.

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