a reply to: Spider879
The two-party divide is such a lie. If anyone is rigging the elections through voter fraud -- it's the two-parties working hand in hand for the shadow
And they have been seizing our election systems since Gore v. Bush was staged, when Florida was seized under the guise of voter reform (with help from
Jeb). When Kerry v. Bush was staged, Ohio was seized, too (with help from Ken Blackwell).
Once you have the major swing states of Florida and Ohio under control -- you can pretty much control the entire national election system.
Republicans work to ensure that voters have to travel from neighborhoods where faces are familiar to more remote registration and poll locations.
Democrats work to ensure voter ID laws are lax and the voter registration systems are accessible.
Crises are manufactured so that 'voter reforms' will be demanded. I have done a few years of research on the backgrounds of some of these reforms.
For example, in Ohio, Kenneth Blackwell made some senseless decisions before the 2004 election and deviated from normal policy on election day, and it
was very easy for democrats to demand change. For example:
- On Sept. 7, 2004 Blackwell issued a directive requiring that voter registration cards be printed on 80 pound stock paper. The Democratic-leaning
527 group America Coming Together charged on Sept. 28 that Blackwell was “trying to bar thousands of newly registered voters from the polls.”
Blackwell relented on this point.
- On Sept. 27, 2004 the Sandusky County Democratic Party, the Ohio Democratic Party and several labor organizations filed suit against Blackwell in
U.S. District Court in Toledo challenging his directive to county boards of elections mandating that pollworkers only issue provisional ballots to
voters who are residents of the particular precinct. “Ohio Secretary of State Directive 2004-33 (“Directive 2004-33”) eviscerates the federal
provisional-voting rights guaranteed by HAVA,” the suit stated. The Ohio League of Women Voters and other plaintiffs filed a similar suit on Oct. 4.
On Oct. 14 the judge ordered Blackwell to issue a new directive; Blackwell appealed, and on Oct. 26 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
supported his position. (Sandusky Democratic Party v. Blackwell) This decision did not entirely settle the questions related to provisional ballots,
however, and several lawsuits concerning provisional ballots were filed on Election Day.
- Blackwell on Oct. 20 issued a directive calling for a strict interpretation of the statute which would have excluded reporters and photographers
from polling places. “No person, not an election official, employee, witness, challenger, or police officer, shall be allowed to enter the polling
place during the election, except for the purpose of voting.” [Ohio Revised Code 3501.35] On Nov. 2 the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a
lower court decision, finding that Blackwell “applied the statute overly broadly in such a way that the statute would be violative of the First
Amendment.” (Beacon Journal v. Blackwell)
Honestly, this just barely scratches the surface. Ken Blackwell gave a lot of people a lot of dumb reasons to demand election reform of all types.
***But, a major objective to seize Ohio's voter registration system was met, in 2006, when ACORN and two other individuals filed a lawsuit against
Ken Blackwell and spurred a special type of election reform, in Ohio.***
The gist of the problem behind that case, Harkless v. Blackwell, 467 F.Supp.2d 754, United States District Court, N.D. Ohio, Eastern Division, is as
Since 2004, Harkless has been the recipient of public benefit programs administered by the DJFS [Department of Jobs & Family Services] and
covered by the NVRA [National Voter Registration Act]. Despite her numerous visits to the DJFS offices since 2004, she has never been offered the
opportunity to register to vote or to change her voter registration address, or been advised that she could obtain voter registration application or
change of address forms and register to vote or change her voter registration address at the DJFS office. Mardis, who has received applicable public
benefits since 2001, has similarly never been offered the opportunity to register to vote at the DJFS office.
Ken Blackwell, being in charge of Ohio elections as Secretary of State, was repeatedly notified that Ms. Harkless had never been asked if she wanted
to register to vote while at the DJFS office. Yet, despite those notices, Kenneth Blackwell just went on ignoring the issue. All he had to do was tell
the person working under him to make sure voter registration forms were in every DJFS office and see that Ms. Harkless’ worker asked her if she
wanted to register to vote, at her next appointment.
But he didn’t. He let it go.
And a handful of surprise ‘unannounced’ visits to some DJFS offices, in Ohio, revealed that there were no
voter registration forms, on hand. Imagine that.
So, Harkless, Mardis and ACORN had no choice but to seek justice, in court.
When all was said and done, this lawsuit paved the way for a new policy, at the DJFS. Now, all recipients of DJFS services are required to provide
a signature stating that they were asked if they wanted to register to vote – regardless of their decision. Then the DFJS worker is required to keep
that signature, file it away, and record all the details in a centralized statewide DATABASE.
You remember the DJFS database, eh? It’s the one that the Obama 2008 campaign folks used to uncover dirt on Joe the Plumber.
So, security is clearly not an issue. No wonder Helen Jones-Kelly went under the bus so quickly for the Joe the Plumber breach, eh? I doubt either
party wants anyone to look too closely at how the dirt, on Joe the Plumber, really got under Obama's fingernails. Needless to say, the DJFS
database is breachable and accessible to people who may want to punish political enemies and win elections.
So, now Ohio has this huge UNSECURE
database regarding the voter registration of the most impoverished, in need citizens of Ohio.
And consider this, Ohio's voter ID laws allow a person to present a government check or other government correspondence with a current address as
proof of ID thanks to democrats. LINK
AND…Ohio is beginning to move early voting locations out of highly-democratic neighborhoods where people aren't familiar with one another thanks to
People could arrive in busloads to vote early in remote polling locations and provide only a piece of mail from the DFJS to vote under any name
illegally registered in the DFJS database.
AND…AND…AND…in 2011 a bill passed that requires Ohio to set up an ONLINE voter registration system.
I have a whole other tale about the Architect behind the major online voter registration system developed by Trust the Vote and used by Rock the
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