May 27, 2017

Trump To Sign Executive Order Pushing Investigation Of Voter Fraud.

According to ABC News, President Trump will sign an executive order today to investigate voter fraud. The executive order would create a commission, staffed by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, to investigate “election integrity.” ABC News reports:

The commission, which will include Republicans and Democrats, will be tasked with studying “vulnerabilities” in U.S. voting systems and potential effects on “improper voting, fraudulent voter registrations and fraudulent voting,” according to one official with knowledge of the announcement.

This is a fine notion — voter fraud is indeed a serious problem that threatens election integrity, despite Democratic claims to the contrary. More specifically, the possibility of widespread voter fraud remains a problem, even though evidence of actual fraudulent ballots being cast is relatively scanty. As The Daily Wire has reported:

In 2012, the Pew Research Center found the following:

  • There were almost “24 million active voter registrations in the U.S. either invalid or inaccurate.”
  • Almost two million dead Americans were still on the active voting lists.
  • 12 million voter records were riddled with “incorrect addresses or other errors.”
  • Almost 2.75 million voters were registered in over one state.

And it does not take widespread voter fraud to shift an election. The passage of Obamacare, which relied on the replacement of Republican Senator Norm Coleman of Minnesota with Al Franken, rested on a 312-vote recount margin in favor of Franken. According to the Minnesota Majority, a conservative watchdog group, “At least 341 convicted felons voted in Minneapolis’s Hennepin County, the state’s largest, and another 52 voted illegally in St. Paul’s Ramsey County, the state’s second largest. Dan McGrath, head of Minnesota Majority, says that only conclusive matches were included in the group’s totals. The number of felons voting in those two counties alone exceeds Mr. Franken’s victory margin.”

The same held true in 2004’s Washington state gubernatorial election, with Democrat Christine Gregoire defeating Republican Dino Rossi by 129 votes; some 1,400 felons voted illegally, at least 55,175 ballots were “enhanced,” and the Secretary of State certified election results in at least five counties where more votes were cast than there were voters, according to Bob Williams of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation.

A single vote cast illegally means that someone else’s vote has been cancelled out. So it’s about time we looked at voter fraud.

With that said, the media will now attempt to quash any real investigation into voter fraud based on President Trump’s wild overstatement of voter fraud during the 2016 election cycle. Trump announced after his electoral college victory in 2016 that he’d actually won the popular vote too, except for 3 million votes cast illegally for Hillary Clinton. “You can never really find, you know, there are going to be — no matter what numbers we come up with — there are going to be lots of people that did things that we’re not going to find out about,” Trump said in January. “But we will find out because we need a better system where that can’t happen.”

That means that Trump’s rhetoric will once again smear a good cause, and allow the media to re-open an idiotic conversation with Trump about whether he believes he won the popular vote — and because Trump is pathologically incapable of avoiding a perceived slight, he’ll take the bait. Get ready for two more weeks of talk about how Trump was actually jobbed in the popular vote, even though we should be focusing on the real necessity of voter ID and cleansing of voter rolls.

In order to draw Democrats, Trump is apparently including language about “voter suppression,” too — even though there is no proof of voter suppression across the country whatsoever. That will get Democrats on board, and allow them to propagandize about how voter ID actually prevents people from voting.

Source: The Daily Wire

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