Comes now, our friends, at the Alternative to Common Sense with the most bogus article on Voter ID that has potentially ever been put into print.
Considering the source, it is the predictable nyah-nyah of voter intimidation, unproven disenfranchisement, and personal attacks on its proponents. Nothing new there. Blah blah blah . . . voter intimidation . . . blah blah blah . . . the partisan head/political campaign consultant of the NAACP is opposed to it . . . blah blah blah . . . immigrants rights organization . . . blah blah blah . . . no problem here.
But there are a few cases of just out and out misrepresentation.
From the article . . .
Secretary of State spokesman Kell Smith said the secretary’s office had no record of voter fraud to which to refer. The attorney general’s office, the policing arm behind the secretary of state’s voter fraud division, also offers paltry figures regarding reported cases.
From 2004 to the present, Attorney General Jim Hood says, the attorney general’s office has conducted 38 voter fraud investigations. Hood said almost all of them, “about 99 percent,” are absentee issues.
What? Are they serious? Apparently, those folks don’t read the papers. Either that or they have pitifully short memories. Only 45 days ago, a huge voter fraud sting in Benton County (General Hood’s neck of the woods) was busted as statewide news. AND, Hood was quoted in the article.
Here’s what I don’t get. Where are the immigrants rights attorneys and the NAACP picketing Wal-Mart or Target for consumer disenfranchisement? How come they are gleefully silent when their so-called constituencies are burdened with the shame and embarassment of showing their licenses to pay for groceries at the local Piggly Wiggly?
The truth is that the voter intimidation and suppression is coming squarely from the camp they are so desperately trying so hard to defend. Were it not for the State Democratic Party attempting to be able to selectively enforce “membership” and keep voters out of primaries, we probably would not be having the discussion in the way we are having it.
My grandfather used to say that pigs get fat and hogs get slaughtered. The Democratic hogs were trying to feed to much at the legal trough by trying to invent a means to exclude people they didn’t want, and are now getting their just desserts. Having the JFP trying to defend them now is just the cherry on top of the sundae.