Category Archives: Voter Fraud

Earmarks: An Efficient and Economical Form of Corruption

By Jerry McDaniel

Congress is scheduled to return to Washington on Monday for its 2010 “lame duck” session. It is shaping up to be one of the most watched sessions in recent memory as everyone will be waiting to see whether Congress “got the message” sent by the voters on November 2. Next to the health care bill and tax increases, the practice of earmarks is likely to be one of the more contentious items on the agenda.

Earmarks have for decades been the safest, most economical and efficient form of the political art of corruption practiced in Washington. Democrats and Republicans alike will attempt to defend earmarks based on the relative low costs when compared with the overall budget. That is a good argument if we ignore the purpose of earmarks and do not measure it against the “gold standard” for Congressional actions, the Constitution.

Earmarks are the most efficient way for incumbents to “buy” the votes of their constituents without running afoul of election laws. One of the anomalies of American politics is the contradiction between the low approval level of Congress and the percentage of incumbents returned to Congress in election after election. Voters have been conditioned to judge their elected officials on their ability to “bring home the bacon”. When talking to voters, one of the most frequently given reasons why they like their own Congressman or Senator while disliking Congress as a whole is the perception they have of what their representatives have done for the state or community. That perception is primarily based on earmarks slipped into appropriation bills.

Next to the practice of allowing lobbyists to craft specifications for items purchased by the federal government that favor their own production capabilities at the expense of their competitors, earmarks are one of best methods for acquiring large campaign contributions. Contractors that supply the goods and services paid for by earmarks are always the primary beneficiaries of government largess. Earmarks for projects that utilize union labor give the politicians the most “bang for the buck”. In return, unions provide millions of man-hours to their political benefactors at election time for “get out the vote” drives, in addition to the millions in direct and indirect campaign contributions.

Last but not least, earmarks provide an efficient method for wealth redistribution among states and communities as elected officials compete for their slice of the pie. Doing away with earmarks would upset a system painstakingly built up over the years by the political parties for protecting the jobs of their incumbents. That may mean that politicians, in order to continue to enjoy salaries and perks unmatched anywhere in the world, would have to resort to actually keeping their oath of office and being faithful to their constituents and the Constitution.

Last Ditch Effort by Democrats to Steal Election

By Jerry McDaniel

As we go into the final days before the November 2 election, the Democrat Party is facing the most devastating defeat since John Adams and the Federalist Party in 1800. Democrats find themselves in an awkward and untenable position; they cannot tout their record or their policies in order to win the support of wavering voters. In desperation they are turning to two tactics that have been perfected during the last few election cycles, and that have proven effective in the past. The two most effective tools in the Democrat toolbox are voter suppression and outright voter fraud.

Many states, including Illinois, have illegally delayed the mailing of absentee ballots to soldiers serving overseas making it difficult for the ballots to be returned in time for the election deadline in November. Minutes ago, WLS radio in Chicago announced that a federal judge ruled today that an extension would not be allowed for the return of absentee military ballots. Since military ballots are expected to be overwhelmingly Republican, by disenfranchising as many members of the Military as possible, Democrats can improve their chances significantly.

Another tactic for suppressing the Republican vote is negative advertising. The objective of negative ads is not to change the mind of voters and win their votes. Most voters have already decided who they will vote for by this point in the election cycle, and negative ads will not change that. The value of negative advertising is to undermine the credibility of the opponent and discourage their supporters to the point that they will choose to stay home on election day. Negative ads do not win votes for the advertiser, it suppresses the turnout for the opponent. The closer to election day, the more outrageous and untruthful ads candidates can run as opponent’s opportunities to answer negative ads with the truth diminish and the clock winds down.

The infrastructure for massive voter fraud has already been laid with the overwhelming support of Democrats, Republicans, progressives and conservatives alike. Early voting, voting by mail, electronic voting machines, absentee ballots, and motor voter registration all provide fertile ground for voter fraud and will not go unused in this election. The opportunities afforded by the extended time between casting the vote and counting the vote to alter, lose, and invalidate ballots is simply too great a temptation for political hacks to resist when attempting to avoid a defeat of the magnitude likely for Democrats in this election.

In the Fox News interview of Michelle Malkin below, she documents some of the more egregious acts of voter fraud taking place in a number of states throughout the country.

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The MSM is doing their part to discourage Republican voters and suppress turnout with daily articles indicating the narrowing of margins in key races, particularly those with candidates supported by tea parties. It is critical that we ignore last minute polling data and discount stories of gloom published in the national popular press.  If we are to be successful on November 2 in taking back control of Congress and starting to turn back the tide of socialism, it is important that every patriot votes. Do not allow the Democrat Party to discourage you to the point that you do not vote.