How many elections will courts decide instead of the voters?

With just more than two weeks to go until the election there is cause for concern about an issue that is not being openly talked about, yet. This election has more to-close-to-call races going against ensconced incumbents than ever before. Those incumbents their party believed unbeatable are desperate. There should be great concern about and plans to vigorously challenge any elections stolen by voter fraud.

When the recounts on close vote tallies start, the same people and organizations that went all out for their candidates must be prepared to get involved into the legal challenges with the same enthusiasm and gusto they demonstrated during the campaigns.

Voter registration rolls across the country have not been reviewed, absentee ballots for military personnel were delayed, or not shipped to overseas posts either by incompetence or purposely. It’s frustrating to watch more and more elections being settled by the courts after the voters have spoken. It would seem the courts and the people do not speak the same language.

Voter fraud has been a factor in every big election since John Kennedy beat Richard Nixon. Al Gore challenged the Florida vote count that generated a soap opera of shenanigans surrounding recounts, hanging chads, voter ignorance and court rulings that were nothing short of evidence that George W. Bush’s opponents intended to eventually adjust the ballot count to satisfy Gore’s faction. The Supreme Court, in a ruling a lawyer described to me as “The right and correct ruling for all the wrong legal reasons,” is still being called a stolen election by the party that has the most to lose on November 2nd.

Minnesota’s Sen. Al Franken was sworn into office after a circus of election and court rulings adjusted the vote count between Franken and Republican Norm Coleman. That election was critical to maintaining a Democratic majority in the Senate, but recent evidence appears to show conclusively that voter fraud gave the former Saturday Night Live buffoon the win. Isn’t that just hilarious?

Elections have been stolen and voter fraud has become a huge factor in our elections. Judging by the Department of Justice’s handling of the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation, it doesn’t require paranoia or extreme views to believe the DOJ has more interest in seeing state laws on illegal immigration and marijuana challenged than fraudulent voters, questionable ballot counts and stolen elections.

Voter fraud and election manipulation have been allowed to become part of the American election game and this election is the perfect opportunity to see the perpetrators and influence peddlers revealed and prosecuted to the full extent of the law regardless of race, color, creed, gender, sexual orientation or political party.

Earlier today, Sarah Palin reminded us that, “It ain’t over until it’s over.” It’s good advice to keep in mind because there are going to be a number of races this year that won’t be over on November 3rd and the second round in the fight for victory in some of those elections will just be starting.

UPDATE

Imagine my surprise at finding Jay Weiner’s piece in today’s Washington Post titled, “In every election season, there’s a recount. Lessons from Bush and Franken.”

Unfortunately, Weiner promotes the myth that Bush stole the 2000 election and Franken won fair and square when it is obvious to Americans that both those elections were dirty and fraud tainted. It hasn’t been talked about very much, but you can bet your voter registration card that plans are in the works to steal more than one of these close races.

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About zingstrom

Journalist, free-lance writer, photographer and aviator.
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