Conservative Corner- One Person, One Vote

Well, the primaries are over in Oregon and very soon there will be, once again, politicians and political volunteers pounding the pavement and knocking on doors to get your vote. No matter what your political affiliation or even whether you vote, voting is very serious.
We are indeed blessed to be living in a country where we can change things that we, as citizens, do not approve of. We do not need to worry about a king, dictator, or some in tyrannical power to tell us what we can or can’t do. If we do not like a politician, we can vote them out, if we do not like a law, we can change it, I we feel we need a special person in congress or the Whitehouse to help us with the kind of change that is needed, we vote for the person. Unfortunately, some groups and people feel so strongly about helping out their favorite candidates during a political campaign that they will do anything to get that person elected, even if it means committing voter fraud.
Voter fraud took place during both the 2008 and the 2012 presidential elections. One of the ways that voter fraud took place was through intimidation. According to http://www.washingtontimes.com a “uniformed member of the New Black Panther Party” posted himself at the entrance to a polling place in the 1200 block of Fairmount Avenue in Philadelphia during the 2008 presidential elections. The very same thing happened at the during the 2012 elections when http://www.wnd.com reported that Malik Zulu Shabazz, national chairman of the New Black Panther Party, said in a radio interview that his racist group may deploy at voting booths in the November presidential elections, claiming such a move is needed to ensure there is no “intimidation against our people.”
Another kind of voter fraud that is now coming out into the open is voter registration of the dead. Even http://www.nrp.org states that “more than 1.8 million dead people are currently registered to vote. And 24 million registrations are either invalid or inaccurate.” Voter fraud gets narrowed down even more when http://www.whitehousedossier.com says “Dead people have long been a major Democratic constituency, given that Democrats mostly control the big cities where such voter fraud – and other types – tends to occur.” Using the dead to win elections, I’m sure, isn’t just a Democratic thing, it’s just the finger seems to be pointing their way.
A case of fraud that gained some national coverage was that of Melowese Richardson who was a poll worker and used her position to vote for Obama multiple times according to http://www.breitbart.com. Richardson pleaded no contest to four counts of illegal voting in 2009, 2011 and 2012 and was charged her with voting for her sister, who is in a coma. Four other counts were dropped in exchange for Richardson’s plea. She has had past charges from witness harassment to theft to assault and told Judge Robert P. Ruehlman during her hearing “I take the law into my own hands. I do what I want.” How can we stop voter fraud and people like this from putting the wrong person into power? One way is using voter identification.
If everyone could prove who they were with a passport, driver’s license, or even a basic ID card, that would most likely keep illegals, the dead, and fraudulent people from voting multiple times. Apparently http://www.motherjones.com thinks that the idea of needing ID for voting is a form of suppression and even hints that needing ID is racist. Does that mean that it is also racist to need an ID for cashing a check, buying alcohol, renting a DVD or driving a vehicle? Obtaining an ID is actually quite simple.
From what http://www.oregon.gov tells us all we need is proof of your legal name, proof of your legal residence in the United States, your social security number and $44.50. Granted, that much money is hard to get some times, but in today’s world having an ID is a necessity.
Elections are an extremely important event. If the wrong people fraudulently get the wrong people into an elected office the effects can be disastrous. Let’s ensure that everyone gets one vote. Until we find a better system, voter ID is the best way to ensure there is no voter fraud and that each person gets only one vote for a fair election.

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About D.K. Hummel
I am a dis-placed Alaskan, Ham radio operator, Broadcaster/DJ, Seahawk fan, Alaska Aces fan, U.S. Army Vet, and a conservative; but not always in that order.

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