UVR Must Not Live!

17 01 2010

It was only recently that I had even heard the term “Universal Voter Registration”, let alone know anything about it. Thanks to one of Giovanni’sWorld members known as FS, my suspicions were dead-on. Everyone and their Granny needs to read this article so make sure you pass this one around. The entire country needs to know just how damn corrupt the Democrat party is. And lets not forget the GOP either. If they had any guts they would be standing on tables in front of cameras telling the people of this great nation all about UVR. 


How to Lock Democrats in Power

By James Simpson

A variety of moves being undertaken by Democrats are designed to ensure their permanent hold on power through engineering a new electorate.
In a recent article, we discussed the possibility that Democrats will introduce universal voter registration (UVR) legislation this year, and we offered that as an explanation for their seeming carelessness in the face of plummeting poll numbers. John Fund of the Wall Street Journal, who originally brought this item to public attention (saying it would be proposed in January), has reiterated his belief that UVR will be proposed sometime this year, although it will await the outcome of the health care bill still under consideration.

Fund asserts that UVR will open the nation up to massive vote fraud. The reasons are straightforward and many. Among them, (1) registering people using existing government databases will result in many duplicates, (2) many of the lists contain names of illegal immigrants; and (3) the list could be expanded to include felons currently ineligible to vote.
Like most leftist agenda items, the notion of universal voter registration has been a long time in the making, but it has been flying beneath the radar for all but those paying close attention. As a result, most of us are behind the curve. The left can thus present universal voter registration as a much-needed “reform,” with talking points and ready answers to objections all lined up, while the rest of us struggle to assess the damage it will do. But it will do damage — potentially permanent damage to our representative republic.
Voter Registration and Registration Fraud
Most of the calls for UVR cite the fact that about thirty percent of eligible voters remain unregistered. (In the last election cycle, 29 percent were not registered.) The radical left Nation magazine effuses:
It doesn’t have to be this way. Registration rates in other countries frequently run upwards of 90 percent (both Canada and France hit that mark, for example, while Venezuela stands at roughly 94 percent, and Russia about 97).
Venezuela and Russia. How has voter registration worked out for them? They’re not exactly the role models for democracy if you ask me, but then, for the folks at Nation, they’re all of a piece. Just ask Bill Ayers.
These folks also argue that UVR will prevent voter registration fraud. If the feds do all the registering, they reason, groups like ACORN that have been tied to rampant registration fraud — not to mention all their other illegal activities — will be disenfranchised.
But a look at who is supporting the idea gives the lie to that one. An article appeared last year on Alternet.org, a leftist website run by former Mother Jones publisher Don Hazen. Titled “Consensus Builds for Universal Voter Registration,” the byline was Project Vote. This is the same Project Vote where Barack Obama cut his teeth organizing for the Senate election of communist-sympathizer Carol Moseley Braun. Project Vote is at the forefront of the voting rights movement. It is also an ACORN subsidiary.
In 1993, Bill Clinton signed the National Voter Registration Act into law. Commonly known as Motor Voter, the law allows for people to register to vote at welfare offices, motor vehicle departments, and other government agencies. These agencies are required to provide necessary forms and even promote voter registration. Democrats billed Motor Voter as a method to make it easier for “disenfranchised voters” to become registered. Note that there was nothing except their own inertia preventing eligible people from registering to vote before this was passed, but the Democrats are all about saving the “poor and oppressed,” especially when most of those poor and oppressed will be guaranteed Democrat voters.
A 2008 Project Vote report titled “Unequal Access: Neglecting the National Voter Registration Act 1995-2007” claimed that “40 percent of voting-aged citizens from households earning under $25,000 were unregistered.” The report further complains that “Thousands of eligible low income voters could be brought fully into the democratic process every day if states fully complied with the NVRA.” Once again, these people are perfectly capable of bringing themselves into the “democratic process” if they so choose, but that’s not good enough for Democrats. The report also observed that twenty percent of qualified citizens making $100,000 or more remain unregistered, but that didn’t seem to bother them.
Motor Voter was anticipated to create a massive potential for voter registration fraud. Events since its passage seem to have borne that out. And while supporters of the law claim that vote registration fraud does not necessarily lead to vote fraud, the danger is clearly there, especially from absentee ballots and in states where only minimal identification is required. It also creates opportunities for voting activists to challenge elections. If the registration process is flawed, they argue, why not the election process itself?

The Motor Voter law was the brainchild of socialists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven. Inventors of the Cloward/Piven
Crisis Strategy, these two radical activists spent a lifetime dreaming up ways to wreak havoc upon our government, hoping that the crises they fomented would ultimately lead to its collapse. ACORN has been the main vehicle for this strategy. Therefore, the filing of excessive and fraudulent voter registrations may be an end in and of itself. It certainly has created chaos and undermined the integrity of our voting system.

It also could be the pretext upon which the left intended to base their push for universal voter registration. And while there is little doubt, given the current condition of federal and state databases, that such a move would create all kinds of duplication, Democrats would achieve their goal of getting all of those unregistered fellow travelers on the rolls. Then all they’d have to do is get them to the polls. No longer having to sully itself with fraudulent registrations, maybe ACORN could turn its attention more fully to get-out-the-vote activities the ones it illegally conducted for the Obama campaign in 2008.

Illegal Immigrant Voting

Critics fear that universal voter registration will allow many illegal immigrants to register and vote. UVR proponents will dismiss the “illegal immigrant” objections by countering that such individuals either won’t be counted or could be weeded from voter rolls depending upon the methodology used to register voters. Congressional opponents of UVR will of course seek amendments making sure illegals and felons are excepted. But that is a throwaway for the left. They have something else in mind.
Separate and distinct from UVR legislation, Congress intends to move forward once again on immigration “reform.” According to Reuters, the Obama administration has already signaled its intention to push for this in 2010, including “a path to citizenship for the 12 million immigrants living here illegally.” There are probably more than 12 million at this point. During the health care debates, the Democrats reduced their estimates of people needing coverage from 47 million to 30 million to subtract out illegal immigrants. This suggests that they believe the current number to be 17 million.
Getting the illegal immigrant vote is key for Democrats in 2010. While registering low-income people to vote will guarantee more Democrat voters, it may not in and of itself provide the winning margins Democrats need to overcome their growing unpopularity. And while amnesty would provide Democrats with a huge pool of potential new voters, without UVR, the logistical problem of getting them registered to vote in time for the 2010 elections would remain. UVR would solve this problem, guaranteeing these people to be registered to vote the minute they achieve citizenship.
But it doesn’t end there. Once again, separate and distinct from UVR, legislators are contemplating granting felons the right to vote. A bill, S. 1516, was proposed by Democrats in the Senate last summer. While the Senate bill deals only with felons who have served their time, don’t expect it to end there. An organization called ProCon.org claims that in 2004, there were 5.2 million felons “disenfranchised” from voting. That’s a lot of potential Democrats.
This week, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a Washington state law banning felons from voting. Fortunately, saner heads still exist, and the state of Washington has asked the Supreme Court to review the 9th Circuit ruling. The Obama administration likely agrees with the 9th Circuit, however, having appointed felon-rights advocate Sonya Sotomayor to the Supreme Court.
So look to Congress to propose both immigration reform and felon “voting rights” legislation. For all this to work, however, Congress needs to propose universal voter registration first. That way, they can pretend that illegal immigrants and felons will not be included. This may be why John Fund was so confident that UVR will be proposed sometime in January 2010.
But it doesn’t end even there. Expect to hear calls for abolishing the electoral college and moving toward direct presidential elections. That’s in the works, too. It can be accomplished without a constitutional amendment. State legislatures can vote to give all their electors to the winner of the popular vote. Direct elections will become law when enough state legislatures have passed legislation to make up a majority of the electoral vote (270 of 538). Only five states holding 61 electoral votes — Hawaii, Washington, Illinois (go figure), New Jersey, and Maryland — have signed on to this so far, so it will take longer to accomplish. But if they get it done, direct elections will be the last nail in the coffin for our beloved Republic.
Add to this the deliberate sabotage of our economy with unprecedented deficit spending, stimulus bills that stimulate only Democrats while unemployment rises to Depression-era levels, cap-and-trade legislation that threatens devastating tax increases justified by a hoax, a health care bill that will make us all sick while dramatically ramping up costs, and all the other garbage legislation designed to keep us distracted, distraught, and demoralized, and you have the prescription for an unprecedented takeover of our country from which we may never recover.
I had hoped that it wouldn’t come to this. But if it is the Democrats’ agenda to use UVR, illegal immigration, and felon votes to steal the 2010 election — and I believe it is — then they need to know that we are going to do everything within our power to stop them. They represent gangster government, a radical cabal aiming to consolidate power once and for all by duplicitously using our own institutions against us. If they attempt this, then they have lost the legitimate right to lead, and those institutions, by definition, will have been corrupted beyond repair. It will be left to us to get rid of them, and it will be our right to do so by any means at our disposal.
Jim Simpson is a former White House staff economist and budget analyst.



6 responses

17 01 2010

The point of registering people universally is to get around the purging of voter registration lists on a periodic basis. Whether or not an illegal, felon or potential Dem may get to the polls is irrelevant as the cities of Chicago and Philadephia have shown. The point is if a name is listed, a vote can be cast in their name whether they show up or not. Remember all the screaming the Dems did about purging the voter registration lists and how racist it was to show an ID card with a picture to verify the person voting was indeed the registered voter?

Dead people vote consistently Democrat in Chicago… In the city of Philadelphia, there are more registered voters who VOTE, than there are people over the age of 18…

The only reason why the Dems are interested in the so called disenfranchised is because they want to cast their vote when they do a no show at the polls. In the liberal world, they know better and we should just leave the decisions to them, registering to vote and not showing up is your patriotic duty…

17 01 2010

This too, indicates how important the number 41 really is.

18 01 2010

The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

Every vote, everywhere, would be politically relevant and equal in presidential elections.

The bill would take effect only when enacted, in identical form, by states possessing a majority of the electoral votes–that is, enough electoral votes to elect a President (270 of 538). When the bill comes into effect, all the electoral votes from those states would be awarded to the presidential candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states (and DC).

The Constitution gives every state the power to allocate its electoral votes for president, as well as to change state law on how those votes are awarded.

The bill is currently endorsed by over 1,659 state legislators (in 48 states) who have sponsored and/or cast recorded votes in favor of the bill.

In Gallup polls since 1944, only about 20% of the public has supported the current system of awarding all of a state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes in each separate state (with about 70% opposed and about 10% undecided). The recent Washington Post, Kaiser Family Foundation, and Harvard University poll shows 72% support for direct nationwide election of the President. This national result is similar to recent polls in closely divided battleground states: Colorado– 68%, Iowa –75%, Michigan– 73%, Missouri– 70%, New Hampshire– 69%, Nevada– 72%, New Mexico– 76%, North Carolina– 74%, Ohio– 70%, Pennsylvania — 78%, Virginia — 74%, and Wisconsin — 71%; in smaller states (3 to 5 electoral votes): Delaware –75%, Maine — 77%, Nebraska — 74%, New Hampshire –69%, Nevada — 72%, New Mexico — 76%, Rhode Island — 74%, and Vermont — 75%; in Southern and border states: Arkansas –80%, Kentucky — 80%, Mississippi –77%, Missouri — 70%, North Carolina — 74%, and Virginia — 74%; and in other states polled: California — 70%, Connecticut — 74% , Massachusetts — 73%, New York — 79%, Washington — 77%, and West Virginia- 81%. Support is strong in every partisan and demographic group surveyed.

The National Popular Vote bill has passed 29 state legislative chambers, in 19 small, medium-small, medium, and large states, including one house in Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Michigan, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, and Oregon, and both houses in California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. The bill has been enacted by Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, and Washington. These five states possess 61 electoral votes — 23% of the 270 necessary to bring the law into effect.

See http://www.NationalPopularVote.com

18 01 2010

If this bill has been enacted in Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, and the state of Washington, then there has to be major problems with it.

Until the details are known I wouldn’t go near this idea with a ten foot pole! Without having those details, I’m guessing this would help Democrats as they try and find a way to allow illegals to vote, and those that have been dead for years.


19 01 2010


You’re absolutely right. Steer clear of this bill. In passing it, Hawaii, Illinois, New Jersey, Maryland, and Washington committed to ignoring what their own citizens want in favor of what the the largest population centers want — like California and New York. It would benefit a variety of radical fringe parties (requiring only a PLURALITY, not a MAJORITY to win) and strike a lethal blow to America’s unique system of federalism — a system that has promoted and preserved liberty, diversity, stability, and prosperity for more than 200 years.

For more information on the dangers of the National Popular Vote bill and why federalism is essential to American freedom, check out http://www.SaveOurStates.com.

19 01 2010


Thanks for some insight. As you could probably tell, I don’t know a lot about this bill, but I’m good at smelling a stinker of a bill when it comes along. We must do whatever is necessary to keep our original system intact. I will always vote for Federalism! And, I will fight those that want to tear down our system and replace our Constitution with the Marxists version of a Little Red Book.


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