Well, gosh. Look at that. Fully 20% of the Ohio voter roll is bull….something

Posted by: Phineas on June 1, 2013 at 1:01 pm

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"I get to vote twice? Gosh, thanks, pal!"

“I get to vote twice? Gosh, thanks, pal!”

We all remember how close Ohio was in 2004, when Bush squeaked it out against Kerry, right? (1) And Obama’s 2012 Ohio margin against Romney? A scant three-percent. And now comes news that over a fifth of the Ohio voter roll is inaccurate.

Hello, Columbus? We have a problem:

More than one out of every five registered Ohio voters is probably ineligible to vote.

In two counties, the number of registered voters actually exceeds the voting-age population: Northwestern Ohio’s Wood County shows 109 registered voters for every 100 eligible, while in Lawrence County along the Ohio River it’s a mere 104 registered per 100 eligible.

Another 31 counties show registrations at more than 90 percent of those eligible, a rate regarded as unrealistic by most voting experts. The national average is a little more than 70 percent.

Keeping those voter rolls clean is the duty of the state’s secretary of state, something each state is obligated to do under the 1993 Motor Voter Act. Ohio Secretary of State Husted wanted to do exactly that, but he recognized it was a big, complicated project and he’d need some help, so he turned to the federal Department of Justice. The same DoJ run by Eric Holder.

You can see where this is going, can’t you?

In a Feb. 10 letter, he asked U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for a personal meeting to discuss how to balance seemingly conflicting federal laws so he could pare Ohio’s dirty voter list without removing truly eligible voters.

“Common sense says that the odds of voter fraud increase the longer these ineligible voters are allowed to populate our rolls,” Husted said. “I simply cannot accept that.”

Holder’s office has never replied.

When contacted last week by The Dispatch about Husted’s letter, a U.S. Department of Justice spokesman who did not wish to be identified by name said, “The department declines comment.”

Maybe they were too busy trying to figure out what is was Holder was supposed to not remember about seizing journalists’ email and phone records.

But, lest you think this is some one-off thing limited to Ohio, J. Christian Adams, who worked in the DoJ’s Voting Section, revealed three years ago how the Obama-Holder Justice Department had no intention of enforcing Section 7 of Motor-Voter:

In November 2009, the entire Voting Section was invited to a meeting with Deputy Assistant Attorney General Julie Fernandes, a political employee serving at the pleasure of the attorney general. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss Motor Voter enforcement decisions.

The room was packed with dozens of Voting Section employees when she made her announcement regarding the provisions related to voter list integrity:

“We have no interest in enforcing this provision of the law. It has nothing to do with increasing turnout, and we are just not going to do it.”

Jaws dropped around the room.

In other words, the DoJ that worked for Barack Obama, who would be seeking reelection in three years, was just fine with inaccurate voter rolls stuffed to the gills with dead or otherwise ineligible voters.

Twenty percent in Ohio, a state Obama won by just three percent. Well within the “margin of fraud.”

Makes one wonder who was supposed to be part of that “increased turnout,” doesn’t it?

To quote a certain savior-president, let me be clear: I don’t believe Obama won the election through fraud. The real problem was a lousy Romney campaign, including a terrible voter turnout effort that saw 4.7 million White voters stay home; if they show up, Romney likely wins. (Though one now does have to wonder how much of a role the IRS played in hampering independent turnout efforts by tying up conservative groups’ 501(c) applications.)

But massively inaccurate voter rolls are still a major problem. While stealing an election at the national level would be darned hard to pull off (though they do try), defective voter rolls like Ohio’s make corruption on down-ticket, more local races a lot easier. This was the kind of thing ACORN thrived on.

More fundamentally, it strikes at the very heart of our democratic system by calling into question the integrity of our elections. If the voter rolls are so bad that we can’t be sure who’s voting (and how often), and with a Justice Department positively scornful of enforcing the relevant law, then how can any American have any faith in the legitimacy of their government at any level?

I take it back. It’s not just Columbus that has a problem.

via the PJM Tatler

Footnote:
(1) I don’t know about you, but, for the record, I was alternating between biting my nails to the quick and the Jack Daniels’ bottle that night.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

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  1. Brontefan says:

    Shocking! Is anyone else tired of voter fraud?

  2. formwiz says:

    Four more states like OH and, yes, he did steal it through vote fraud.

    Remember Dr Evil’s Secretaries of State Project?

    Remember all those voting machines that flipped every 10th Romney vote to Choom? Dr Evil invested heavily in the company that wrote the software for them.

    All those voters bused in from out of state in VA and other states?

    100% votes for Choom?

    You think it couldn’t happen?

  3. A voter’s choices are narrowed to either party, issues, or candidate. From here on, the GOP should make the commiecrats the issue and not dwell on personalities, sounding like two people going through a divorce. It might be possible the commiecrats will collapse under the weight of their own stupidity.

    By controlling the message the issues can be defined and restricted to the sad history of Obhammud and his long unbroken string of failures which are a matter of public record. The campign ads could be framed as, “You want more of this? Are you serious?”

    After what we have endured since the ’08 election it is safe to assume that millions of voters would vote for Jack the Ripper before they would a commiecrat, Shrillary included.

  4. JoyO says:

    Maybe this is why True the Vote was targeted by the IRS and subsequently visited by agents from the FBI, the ATF, EPA, and OSHA. That’s a total of five Federal agencies — if that is not collusion and bullyiing by our Government, I don’t know what it is. We The People need to get rid of the politicians AND THE POLITICIZED FEDERAL EMPLOYEES that did these things!

  5. The Sanity Inspector says:

    But there’s no such thing as voter fraud in urban, unionized Democrat areas! At least that’s what the urban, unionized Democrat MSM keep saying.

  6. I dream of the day these freeloading thieving jackwads are a fading bad memory and live without servants. I can see it now:

    Obhammud comes in from the office and finds Moochelle sobbing uncontrollably. He asks, “Honey, what’s wrong?”
    She says, “I baked a cake for you and Bo ate it.”
    He replies, “Aw, that’s OK. He was old dog anyway.”

  7. Carlos says:

    And Illinois has the reputation for voter fraud?

    ‘Course, we here in Left-Coast Oregon don’t have to worry ’bout such things, ’cause we vote entirely by mail! Not a chance in one thousand that the rolls are packed in any way, shape or form, right? And just to make sure, we also have a mandatory motor voter law.

    What could possibly go wrong with any of that?

    I would bet dollars to donuts that every deep-blue state (CA, MA, Vermont, Oregon, Nevada, Illinois, etc, is so rife with voter fraud it would take at least three voting cycles for staffs truly interested in cleansing the rolls (which, with jackass AGs or whoever controls elections in each state, ain’t gonna happen) to get anything close to valid voting rolls.

    And with every passing election the results are going to be more unbalanced from the previous one.

    It’s too bad our DoJ isn’t interested in enforcing the law.

  8. RJM says:

    & the dithering zombie Rinos take their daily bribes to do nothing.

    We are the perpetual lemming fools.

    What a revolting development Alice!:d

  9. ALman says:

    I don’t excuse not voting. However, I do understand at least some of the sentiment. Lately, it seems as though each election is surrounded by bullsh*t and more bullsh*t from most of the media. The choice between candidates seems to be whether dumb or dumber ought to be elected. And, whether there will be fraud or more fraud.

    The once greatest nation is reduced to being incapable of presenting outstanding candidates for office, let alone fair and orderly elections. Next thing you know we’ll be having a military coup.

  10. Great White Rat says:

    JoyO is on to something here. The last thing this regime wants is clean, fair elections. That’s why the support for vote fraud groups like ACORN (or whatever they’re calling it now) and fierce opposition to voter ID laws and purging the rolls of dead or ineligible voters.

    And if that didn’t work, they have a backup plan. As Joe Stalin, the idol of Obama’s childhood mentor reportedly said, it doesn’t matter who votes, it matters who counts the votes.

  11. Carlos says:

    Unfortunately, “government” is rife with employees that are politicizing everything from being conservative to trying to make a buck as a business owner, at every level of government.

    To do the job correctly, one would have to fire every government employee from Prez down to dogcatcher (not a whole bunch of difference there to me, but that’s just an aside) and then start hiring based on MERIT, not something any liberal would ever want at any level of oppressive regulation.