I believe the biggest sources of vote fraud are one, poll workers, and two, the automated voting machines now utilized across America. Yes, as we all know, poll workers are human and vote too. Naturally in this supercharged era of divisive politics a number of these individuals are bound to be highly partisan. If some of these officials choose to give illegal immigrants (non-citizens) ballots, or they turn a blind eye as a fellow party members vote countless times – such as what recently happened in Arizona – who is going to stop them? Have any of these volunteers been vetted for criminal behavior, nepotism or radical activism? Do the sheer gravity and long-term implications of our elections not deserve such unfettered access and scrutiny?
For those Americans left to toil in a precinct dominated by one party – and every state has them – you’ve most likely heard the inappropriate conversations or witnessed the unprofessional behavior displayed by these so-called “independent” representatives. In 2012 several Philadelphia precincts actually sported Obama banners and memorabilia! What a shameful and unlawful display of favoritism. Therefore, my question is this; who is holding the poll workers accountable? Not every state uses video surveillance, let alone properly trained and trustworthy watchers. For those states that do, how many actually check every second of those recordings? It’s become painfully obvious America needs a much more responsive, objective and universal set of protocols put in place to detect and deter voter fraud on a wide scale. Casually uncovering these crimes a year later does nothing to ensure the proper outcome of our elections today.
If modernity has taught us anything it’s that machines are as fallible, if not as dubious, as the people who engineer them. Case in point? There have been a number of verified reports, some by politicians themselves, claiming their vote was wrongfully changed to the other candidate. Honestly, electronic vote fraud doesn’t even need to be this obvious. If a skilled mathematician, albeit a computer programmer, inserted an algorithm to wrongfully tally every 10th, 50th or 100th vote until “Candidate A” took the lead and remained there, who would actually know? And I’m not even mentioning the much more evasive scenario of fractal vote fraud. Have you ever asked yourself who owns and operates these machines? What are their political affiliations and whose campaigns have they donated to? These are relevant questions every American needs to ask and deserves to know.
Critics will claim I’m suggesting people are incapable of being fair and nonpartisan. Not at all: the concept of ‘fairness’ now seems incumbent upon whether or not the dead bequeathed their posthumous right to vote exclusively for Democrats. I’d just rather not take their word for it when our country, my children’s future, is at stake and subject to the fickle whims of political discontent. I truly wish we all resided in a world where honesty, integrity, and the validity of our elections are at the forefront of everyone’s concerns. Sadly, that is not the truth. Democrats openly encourage and invite voter fraud with senseless lawsuits and ridiculous victimization banter. Apropos, their party recently honored an Ohio woman who was convicted of fraud! How utterly repugnant and disgusting is that? For the life of me I cannot understand why all states and/or precincts do not require Voter ID – just like many impoverished central American nations – which is universally required to drive a car, buy alcohol, cash a check, apply for welfare, or attend the Democratic National Convention. If we cannot ensure the legitimacy of our elections, our greatest right and responsibility as free men and women, America has become nothing more than a third-world banana republic whose sole export is ignorance. As for me, I’d rather stand-up and demand the unconditional truth before I’ll ever believe Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have our best interests at heart.