October 30, 2009

Once again, the Democrats back vote fraud

New Jersey is the site this time out. Jim Geraghty reports:

This year, New Jersey’s registered voters can request a mail-in ballot for any reason. (Before 2005, voters needed to provide a reason for why they needed an absentee ballot.) The state received about 150,000 absentee-ballot applications this year.

On about 2,300 of those applications so far, the signature on the request form does not match the signature on the voter’s registration forms with the state.

In a development that is depressingly predictable, the New Jersey Democratic party is asking the state to provide provisional ballots for all these voters. Those ballots could, presumably, be used to overcome any narrow lead by Republican Chris Christie over Democrat Jon Corzine on Election Day.

In 2000 we saw the Dems become enemies of equal protection with their shenanigans in Florida -- wildly differing interpretations of what constituted a "legal vote" were prefectly OK with them. Especially when those interpretations favored Al Gore. In 2002, the liberal-dominated New Jersey Supreme Court "broadly interpreted" state election law to allow Democrats to replace Bob Torricelli with Frank Lautenberg (Torricelli was in legal trouble and was a sure bet to lose his Senate re-election; somehow, keeping him on the ballot would deprive voters of "a choice"), just as now Dems want election clerks to grant "wide latitude on signature styles" when examining absentee ballots. Which, is certainly reasonable ... except that

Democrats want to short-circuit the established methods of sorting out the problem, and in fact to ban rejections based on signature mismatches entirely.

Democrats have never made this request before, not even in 2008, where many more New Jersey residents were voting through absentee ballots. Of course, that year Democrats Barack Obama and Frank Lautenberg were expected to win the statewide races handily.

Last year, the state party had no objections to the actions of county clerks; now, the party's counsel fears that the county-clerk staff “may be overworked and are likely not trained in handwriting analysis.” Strangely, these same county-clerk staffers managed to handle this year’s primary elections in New Jersey without any major complaints.

Democrats have usually always been against any sort of photo ID requirement for voting as well. Democrats are also the beneficiaries of groups like ACORN, notoriously involved in voter fraud.

Wherever there's a tight race, you can count on old machine-style Democrat voter fraud politics to rear its pathetic head.

Posted by Hube at October 30, 2009 04:03 PM | TrackBack

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