A Maryland candidate has dropped out of the race for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives over allegations she voted in two different states in two different elections.
Democrats take a pie-in-the-sky approach to voter fraud, claiming it just doesn’t happen often enough for us to be concerned. President Barack Obama has even permitted Attorney General Eric Holder at the U.S. Dept. of Justice to sue states who want voters to show a photo ID and in the absence of such, cast a provisional ballot.
Amidst the debate, incidents of voter fraud or potential fraud have surfaced. Adding a dash of irony, Project Veritas, headed by indie investigative reporter James O’Keefe, managed to produce a video showing that a stranger could walk into a precinct and register to vote—as Eric Holder.
The Maryland candidate, Wendy Rosen, tossed a bit more egg on the naysayers’ faces. CBS Local News (Md.) reported:
In a letter to Maryland’s attorney general and the state prosecutor, the chair of the Maryland Democratic Party wrote that Rosen has been registered to vote in both Florida and Maryland since at least 2006. Party chairwoman also said in the letter that Rosen voted in the 2006 general election and the 2008 presidential primaries in both Florida and Maryland.
As a Floridian, I expressed concern in 2008 about dual voting. States like Florida not only have numerous colleges that attract out-of-state students. We have an abundance of snowbirds. I phoned the elections office in my county and asked if it was possible people might vote twice. Was there a safeguard?
“It’s up to the state to let us know they’re registered there,” a staffer told me. In other words, I could theoretically vote absentee in New York and then vote in person in Florida, and the safeguard is the state of New York.
In fact there is no safeguard because the northeastern state more than likely won’t pony up data to help the southeastern state.
President Barack Obama just overturned federal law to grant de facto amnesty to millions of people brought to the country by their parents, some of whom were here when the 1986 IRCA law granted amnesty with a promise the borders would be secured. That was an epic broken promise that increased migration because of family members’ migration after the IRCA law was passed.
Obama’s amnesty paves the way for access to driver’s licenses and library cards in states eager to boost populations as a pathway to increased federal largesse.
When you have a Democrat candidate for Congress voting twice in two different elections, there’s no way to dismiss concerns about the validity of our voting system. Unless, of course, you’re a Democrat.
Rosen's challenger is Republican congressman Andy Harris.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Sept. 11, 2012)
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