COMING OFF HIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT'S FAUX PAS WHEN HE CRACKED A JOKE ABOUT VP JOE BIDEN WHO WAS GRIEVING THE LOSS OF HIS SON TO CANCER, CRUZ OPENED THAT HUGE, GAPING MOUTH OF HIS AGAIN AND LET HIS COMRADES KNOW HE WILL NOT TOLERATE EVERYONE WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO VOTE DOING SO!
HELL NO, NO VOTES FOR POTENTIAL DEMOCRATS!
AND HIS PARTY CHEERED HIM ON.
WHAT SET CRUZ OFF...WELL, THIS TIME... WAS HILLARY CLINTON'S SUGGESTION THAT ALL AMERICANS WHO ARE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE OUGHT TO HAVE AN EASY TIME DOING SO.
AS 'IRISH TIMES' REPORTED YESTERDAY:
"On Thursday, Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential frontrunner, took aim at Republicans in her most aggressive speech since she announced she was running for president on April 12th.
For the first time in her campaign, she called out Republican rivals by name in a stinging attack on voter-ID laws that they had supported in their states.
She accused her rival presidential contenders, all former or current governors (Rick Perry of Texas, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Jeb Bush of Florida and Chris Christie of New Jersey), of being “scared of letting citizens have their say” as she called for every American to be registered automatically to vote.
Clinton told them to “stop fearmongering about a phantom epidemic of voter fraud”, saying there should be extended access to polling stations by keeping them open for at least 20 days and creating opportunities to vote in the evening and at weekends.""OH, THE HORROR!" CRIED THE REPUBLICAN CAMP!
"HALF OF AMERICA, AT LEAST, HATES THE GOP AND MUST BE KEPT AWAY FROM THE POLLS! CIRCLE THE WAGONS! WE'RE UNDER ATTACK!"
PAY ATTENTION, SHEEPLE!
PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO WHAT THE MIGHTY TALKING HEADS OF THE "GRAND OLD PARTY" ARE SAYING ABOUT YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE!
"Allegations of voter fraud are regularly heard from Republicans and a series of voter identification laws have been introduced in conservative states since the early 2000s aimed at setting stricter ID requirements for voters when casting a ballot. Democrats say that these laws, pushed by Republican state governments, are designed to make it harder for African-Americans and other minorities to vote. They are fighting back with lawsuits in Ohio and Wisconsin.
A 2012 study by the News21 project at Arizona State University found, in an analysis of more than 2,000 cases of suspected election fraud between 2000 and 2012, that there were just 10 cases of in-person voter impersonation on election day.
Allegations in these cases had already led to 37 state governments passing or considering tougher voter-ID laws.
In 2012 the Republican majority leader of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives, Ryan Reilly, even admitted that a voter-ID law passed by the local legislature would help win the state for Mitt Romney.A ruling by the US Supreme Court almost two years ago has gutted that landmark legislation, [The 1965 Voting Rights Act, which removed all barriers blocking African-Americans from voting.].
The nine-judge court found that an updated formula was required, under which the government gave pre-clearance on voting changes in all or part of 15 states, mostly in the South.
A voter-ID law enacted by then-governor Scott Perry in 2011 was described by a federal judge in Texas as "the most restrictive voter-ID law in the US, putting a disproportionate burden on minority voters". (The law was put back in operation after the US Supreme Court’s 2013 ruling.)
In her ruling, Texas district court judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos referred to academic research on convictions for in-person voter impersonation in Texas between 2000 and 2010. The number? Two. The number of votes cast during that period? About twenty million."
YES, IT IS A FACT...JUST TWO CASES OUT OF 20 MILLION IN ALL OF TEXAS!
JUST 2 CASES!
"The current voter registration system is needlessly complex and riddled with mistakes, resulting in over 60 million adult U.S. citizens not being eligible to cast a ballot in the presidential election because they had not filed the "right" paperwork.
By coordinating existing databases, the government could register EVERY eligible voter in America, ALL OF THEM, and ensure that registration did not lapse during a move. Changing the day of voting to weekends would add millions of voters at the polls.
Isn't voting the goal?"WHY NOT MAKE ELECTION DAY A HOLIDAY?
THE GOP HAS BEEN UNABLE TO PROVE VOTER FRAUD BECAUSE VOTER FRAUD ACTUALLY OCCURRED IN LESS THAN 1% ACROSS AMERICA IN ANY ELECTION YEAR SINCE RECORD-KEEPING BEGAN.
RECENTLY, "FRAUD" WAS FOUND IN 0.0003% OF ALL VOTES IN 2000, 0.0006% IN 2004!
Out of the 197 million votes cast for federal candidates between 2002 and 2005, only 40 voters were indicted for voter fraud, according to a Department of Justice study outlined during a 2006 Congressional hearing.
Only 26 of those cases, or about .00000013% of the votes cast, resulted in convictions or guilty pleas.
JUST 26 IN 3 YEARS!
"The point here is that people just don't do that [TRY TO COMMIT VOTER FRAUD]," Lorraine Minnite, an associate professor of public policy at Rutgers University-Camden, said of committing voter fraud. "It just doesn't make sense."
Minnite said there is little to no motivation for voters to attempt to impersonate someone else at the polls or for non-citizens to try and cast a ballot, a right reserved only for citizens.
"The price for that one vote is up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 for citizens and could mean deportation for immigrants. "
THINK ABOUT THAT!
THINK OUTSIDE PARTY LINES!
AMERICA CAN FIND AND REGISTER ALL 18-YEAR-OLD MEN FOR THE DRAFT, TO GO LAY THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR AMERICA, BUT CAN'T JUST AS EASILY REGISTER AMERICANS TO VOTE?
THAT'S PURE BULL!
IT WOULD BE FAR EASIER AND LESS EXPENSIVE TO AUTOMATICALLY REGISTER VOTERS THAN TO TAKE A U.S. CENSUS, ISSUE A DRIVER LICENSE, OR CHANGE ONE'S ADDRESS AT THE POST OFFICE!
OREGON HAS HAD "VOTE BY MAIL" FOR 2 DECADES, AND WITHOUT FACING LEGAL PROCEEDINGS TO CHECK TO SEE IF EVERYONE DOTTED EVERY 'i' AND CROSSED EVERY 'T'.
OREGON HAS NEVER COUNTED "HANGING CHADS".
ABOUT 85%, ON AVERAGE, OF OREGONIANS ACTUALLY VOTE...ISN'T THAT AN AMAZINGLY HIGH PERCENTAGE?
OREGON MUST BE DOING SOMETHING RIGHT!
IMAGINE AN 85% VOTER TURNOUT ALL ACROSS AMERICA!
IF VOTING WERE EASIER, ALMOST ALL WOULD VOTE!
THOSE OF YOU WHO DO VOTE, HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TO LOSE THAT VOTE?
VOTER REGISTRATION COULD BE AS EASY AS BEING BORN...ALL THE INFORMATION NECESSARY TO PROVE U.S. CITIZENSHIP AND THEREFORE THE RIGHT TO VOTE IS ON A BIRTH CERTIFICATE.
WHY NOT, WHEN EACH CHILD REACHES 18, SIMPLY PLUG THAT NAME INTO THE LOCAL 'SUPERVISORS OF ELECTIONS' DATA BASE AND BINGO!
THE GOVERNMENT CAN SEND OUT THREATS TO YOUNG MEN TO REGISTER FOR WAR, BUT NOT FOR VOTING?
PEOPLE SCREAM "MODERNIZATION...PROGRESS!" BUT VOTER REGISTRATION HAS NOT CHANGED IN 100 YEARS!
IT IS AN ANTIQUATED FAILURE!
JUST THE FACTS!
Between 2000 and 2010, there were:
~649 million votes cast in general elections