Saturday, October 18

i can't believe a convicted felon would would get so many votes and another convicted felon would get so few

So now there's a story out about how an obama supporter took a mentally retarded person to the polling station and when the guy said he wanted to vote for McCain, the supporter still wrote in Obama. This retarded person as it turns out has been going to the voting booth with his family and voting himself for years until someone commandeered him and stole his vote. Now there are a lot of things that come to mind when you hear this story, but the first, at least with me is why are retarded people allowed to vote? Now if you are not 17 years old yet you aren't allowed to vote because you aren't mature enough, but a retarded person who by definition has the mental capacity of a child is allowed to vote because they are more than 18 years old. There is another story about an obama supporter who went to nursing homes to collect votes and likewise wrote in Obama even when the elderly person said he wanted to vote for McCain. Once again, the voter fraud here is troubling, but more troublesome is why demented people who are taken to nursing homes because they no longer know what decade they are in, are nonetheless allowed to vote. There have also been reports of the dead voting in primaries this year. There can be no accident or misunderstanding involved in that. Once the dead are voting, someone is trying to fix the election no ifs ands or butts. (i'm sure someone will get a kick out of pointing out that demented nursing home patients and retarded people are voting republican, but this voter fraud is actually a serious crime, especially if multiplied many times by many individuals in many states.

While on the subject of voter fraud, ACORN is in hot water for falsely registering hundreds of thousands of people across the country, but frankly it's not ACORN's fault, it's the government's fault. The government makes it way too easy for people to vote illegally, practically encouraging. There are countless accounts coming out now about convicted felons who cannot legally vote, but have been voting for decades, not even aware that they aren't supposed to be voting. States barely even pretend to try to prevent illegal voting. They claim that would rather err on the caution of not disenfranchising voters, meaning they would rather have many people vote illegally, than a single person be denied a vote which he should have had. This is completely faulty thinking. The only way a person is disenfranchised is if the person he supported doesn't win because of a voting snafu. What is more likely for the average voter, that the person he supports doesn't win because a handful of people were accidentally denied the vote, or 1,000s or more people voted illegally. There are estimates that in the 10,000s of people have been voting illegally in florida. In a state the decided an election by less than 1,000 votes, even if there was no intentional fraud 10,000-30,000 people intentionally voting could easily change an election. As my father pointed out, why is it that the vast majority of adults in the US have ATM cards, and can go to an atm, and go through a transaction without any concern of fraud, but we can't have any standards for voting. The answer is of course that banks customers will leave them if they aren't provided proper service, but we have no such choice with the government. They have never provided competent service, and there's nothing we can do about it. I guess we could vote in an ultra liberal government in order to vastly increase the size of the government, and the hopes that an even bigger government, and larger sprawling bureaucracy will finally give us the change we want.


Blogger Aras said...

i've been hoping states with too much fraud will just be thrown out of the election.

4:37 AM  
Blogger Trashcan said...

Maybe they should just be thrown out of the country. Maybe we can get russia to help them declare independence like they did with south ossetia.

4:48 PM  
Blogger Aras said...

that would serve them right.

4:49 AM  

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