Kamala Harris Absurdly Says It’s “Almost Impossible” For Rural Americans To Photocopy Their ID

 

“Rural Americans avoid photography in general. They’re frightened the magic camera box will steal their soul.” That apparently is the nub of it. So now Harris is worried about rural voters?

The expression “dumb as rocks” gives rocks a bad name as Harris gives her latest interview. Here is Biden’s best insurance against being removed from office opining on rural voters. Gee, I never knew she cares do much about rural voters. Did you?

How does she think millions get their welfare every month? They manage to come up with ALL the ID requirements for that somehow. No problem.

Kamala Harris Absurdly Says It’s “Almost Impossible” For Rural Americans To Photocopy Their ID

 

 

 

For some reason I don’t think Kamala has in mind helping out these voters. But then again, black city folks started to get offended that there was an implication that they were too dumb to figure out how to get an I.D. And it was getting absurd. So this is the latest. Rural voters. As if she cared.

 

 

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Dominion Voting System strikes Luzerne County – second PA Primary county to fall victim

 

Dominion Voting Systems, which claims to work with 2000 voting jurisdictions including nine of the 20 largest counties in the nation had “problems” again in this past Tuesday’s primary election in Pennsylvania. Yesterday I reported on Fayette County. Today, Luzerne county.  How extensive is Dominion involved in our elections?

Founded in 2002 in Toronto, Canada, Dominion Voting Systems sells electronic voting hardware and software, including voting machines and tabulators, to municipalities and other organizations across North America. As of September 2019, Dominion voting machines are used in more than 2,000 jurisdictions in 33 states and Puerto Rico.

As they say:

END-TO-END ELECTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

DEMOCRACY SUITE® ELECTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Drives the entire election project through a single comprehensive database.  From election definition to results reporting, Democracy Suite® has all the tools for any election.

Yesterday I reported on Fayette County with an update on Luzerne county.

Voting Machines in Fayette County PA Were Not Counting GOP Votes – County Uses Dominion Voting Machines UPDATE

Chris Varney, Judge of Elections says they were initially under the impression that it was a problem with all ballots, but then determined it was only a problem with Republican ballots. Varney says he was unaware of which specific precincts were dealing with the same issue, but that this same issue was happening in numerous locations across Fayette County.

Most voters in Fayette County will vote using a hand-marked paper ballot. Some voters will use the Dominion Imagecast X to mark their ballot. All voters will use the ImageCast Precinct Scanner to cast their completed ballot.

No word from Dominion or anyone else about how this could have happened again, or why it seems to only be targeting Republicans again.

 

Let’s take a look more closely at what happened in Luzerne county.

Dominion Responds After Pennsylvania Election Officials Report ‘Coding Error’ With Voting Machines

Voters report issues in Luzerne County
 
Election officials in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, reported issues with voting equipment at polling places on Tuesday, prompting a response from Dominion Voting Systems saying that there was a ballot screen error regarding the viewing screen’s header.
….

Luzerne County Director of Elections Bob Morgan told local media that coding on the Dominion Voting Systems machines triggered the problem.

According to some voters and officials, speaking to WNEP, when Republican voters approach the machine to vote, the introduction page says, “Official Democratic Ballot.” A polling place in Kingston Township confirmed to the news outlet that it was forced to pause voting on Tuesday due to the issue.

….

Vough added to the paper he would suggest that Luzerne County end its contract with Dominion during the next council meeting.

Morgan, meanwhile, explained to PAHomepage that “there is no evidence of any of this problem on the mail-in ballots which were produced from that file” and added that the county is “still working with Dominion to get an explanation as to how this coding error occurred. They were as surprised about it as we were.”

When asked if there was any way it was the fault of the county, Morgan said, “No.”

“We’re doing signs, we’ve contacted each of the judges of elections. We’ve asked them to place a sign at their voting place. We’re giving Republican voters the opportunity to vote by provisional or emergency ballot if they choose.”

 

More Dominion shenanigans? How can a company charged with carrying out the election process be so careless and not do a trial run? After all of the accusations and charges they decide not to clean up their act? Are we to expect that errors such as these are “to be expected?” Is this to get us to the point that this is going to happen and standard practice and nothing to see. Really? You will read little about Dominion. They have threatened most of the media into silence. Still the questions remain.

 

 

WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU-TV) — The Luzerne County Republican and Democrat Parties have reached an agreement, avoiding a court injunction over voting machine issues.

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Voting Machines in Fayette County PA Were Not Counting GOP Votes – County Uses Dominion Voting Machines UPDATE

 

Update on Luzerne County

Dominion Responds After Pennsylvania Election Officials Report ‘Coding Error’ With Voting Machines

Republican and Democrat voters report issues in Luzerne County
 
Election officials in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, reported issues with voting equipment at polling places on Tuesday, prompting a response from Dominion Voting Systems saying that there was a ballot screen error regarding the viewing screen’s header.
….

 

Luzerne County Director of Elections Bob Morgan told local media that coding on the Dominion Voting Systems machines triggered the problem.

According to some voters and officials, speaking to WNEP, when Republican voters approach the machine to vote, the introduction page says, “Official Democratic Ballot.” A polling place in Kingston Township confirmed to the news outlet that it was forced to pause voting on Tuesday due to the issue.

….

Vough added to the paper he would suggest that Luzerne County end its contract with Dominion during the next council meeting.

Morgan, meanwhile, explained to PAHomepage that “there is no evidence of any of this problem on the mail-in ballots which were produced from that file” and added that the county is “still working with Dominion to get an explanation as to how this coding error occurred. They were as surprised about it as we were.”

When asked if there was any way it was the fault of the county, Morgan said, “No.”

“We’re doing signs, we’ve contacted each of the judges of elections. We’ve asked them to place a sign at their voting place. We’re giving Republican voters the opportunity to vote by provisional or emergency ballot if they choose.”

 
 
Back to the post:

At first, everyone was under the impression that there was a problem with the barcodes on all ballots, but it turns out only Republican ballots are being rejected this past Tuesday’s primary.

How strange.

Gateway Pundit has been about the only game in town to find out anything about the November voting fraud audits. Dominion has been threatening everyone and anything and have been filing lawsuits. The Pundit have been covering the various voting audits from this past election in November and there are many and ongoing. The Feds are trying to block them at every turn. Visit them to catch the latest inside story on the audits. They are on it.

Pennsylvania:

Update from CBS Pittsburgh: The Fayette County solicitor said the courts have granted an emergency petition, which means all the ballots that weren’t scanned will be hand-counted by the judge of elections at each individual precinct once the polls close at 8 p.m.

In the meantime, elections officials are collecting the Republican ballots and storing them in the back of the voting machines. (This makes sense don’t you think for insuring and honest and fair election?)

The Liberty Daily:

Now this…
According to the Fayette County government website the county uses Dominion Voting machines. Check out the link to see what an absurd system is being used in certain counties.

Fayette County Voting System

 

Welcome to the Fayette County voting system page. This page tells you how to vote in person on Election Day in Fayette County.

Most voters in Fayette County will vote using a hand-marked paper ballot. Some voters will use the Dominion Imagecast X to mark their ballot. All voters will use the ImageCast Precinct Scanner to cast their completed ballot.

it wasn’t all of the ballots that were being rejected. A certain type of ballot was being rejected — specifically, only Republican ballots were getting kicked back by the machines. Judge Joe Scalise said he had a rough morning with Republican ballots being rejected — and then he started hearing that it wasn’t just his precinct, but a countywide issue. According to KDKA:

Elections officials in Fayette County are working to solve a problem dealing with voting machines not accepting ballots. Numerous voters have contacted KDKA, reporting that their Republican ballots were not accepted.

The Fayette County Bureau of Elections has confirmed that precincts across the county are having issues with machines not scanning bar codes on all ballots, for both Republicans and Democrats. Hutchison Elementary School, the polling location for South Union Township’s 3rd voting district, was among those having issues on Tuesday morning.

Chris Varney, Judge of Elections says they were initially under the impression that it was a problem with all ballots, but then determined it was only a problem with Republican ballots. Varney says he was unaware of which specific precincts were dealing with the same issue, but that this same issue was happening in numerous locations across Fayette County.

The solution provided by Fayette County officials was to collect ballots from voters and store them in the back of voting machines — but not to scan any of them to ensure the process was handled in a fair manner.

We’ve heard different variations of this story ever since November 3, 2020, when voting machines seemed to switch votes from Republicans to Democrats. At the heart of the scandal during the big election was Dominion Voting Machines. Certainly they’re not at the heart of this particular voter “challenges” story as well, right? According to the Fayette County Voting Portal:

Most voters in Fayette County will vote using a hand-marked paper ballot. Some voters will use the Dominion Imagecast X to mark their ballot. All voters will use the ImageCast Precinct Scanner to cast their completed ballot.

No word from Dominion or anyone else about how this could have happened again, or why it seems to only be targeting Republicans again. During the 2020 presidential election, hundreds of statistical anomalies accompanied over a thousand affidavits and several videos that depicted rampant, widespread voter fraud. As we broke on NOQ Report on November 6, 2020, Dominion seems to be at the center of many of these instances.

The Fayette County District Attorney is opening an investigation into ballot issues from Tuesday’s primary; KDKA’s Amy Wadas reports.

Why not hand count all the ballots? All the time? Unless there is an audit the assumption is that the machine has counted the ballots correctly. More on the election after the official count comes out on Friday. They are still counting ballots last I checked. By the way, Pennsylvania has drop boxes as well. What possibly could go wrong. The military ballots are still out there wandering around and have a couple more weeks to check in.

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Vote Donald J Trump for President of the USA!

 

Here we go –  we are finally here at the big day. All the best to our President Donald J. Trump and to our Republic.

We take it from here-

 

 

 

 

Thanks for the tip at  Adrienne’s Corner

 

The Official Trump Boat Presents: “Trump Song” by Los 3 de la Habana (ENGLISH SUBTITLES)

 

 

From an Italian parade — “Donald Trump” as an emperor wearing very detailed armor. Note his Twitter Sword!

‘Twitter Is His Sword’: EPIC Warhammer 40k Trump Steals The Show At Italian Carnival

 

Or will we have this?

 

 

Vote Vote Vote!

San Fransisco loses third Walgreens due to ‘rampant shoplifting’

 

Lost in the election conversation is a discussion of what liberalism does to the quality of life for the regular Joe and Jane trying to live in these decaying cities.The stores that locals depend on disappear. One would think it would be possible for city dwellers to connect the dots and think about changing the governance of their cities. But no, they continue to vote headlong into continued democrat leadership that only brings them more pain and suffering.

We are focused on the upcoming presidential race. But is is the thousands of other choices for candidates that we have when we get to the polls. State and Local candidates. The candidates that will really effect our living on a day to day basis. Whether it is the local school boards, council men and women, mayors – these are the people that will wind up controlling planning and zoning, Judges who will decide what to do with our criminals.

Not to be forgotten often are the “questions” on the ballots. One only needs to look at States such as California to have a look at what “proposition” questions have done to their fair State.

There can be no better example in what progressivism does to a city than San Fransisco:

The effects of allowing chaos to prevail in liberal run cities across America might not be obvious to liberals now, but when their cities empty out completely, it’s going to become crystal clear.

Such is the case in San Francisco, where the city’s new normal of shoplifting and chaos has driven another Walgreens pharmacy out of the city.

The move to close the Walgreens at Van Ness and Eddy came after “months of seeing its shelves repeatedly cleaned out by brazen shoplifters”, according to the SF Chronicle. The location served “many older people” who lived in the area.

One customer told the paper: “All of us knew it was coming. Whenever we go in there, they always have problems with shoplifters.”

When the Chronicle went to visit the store, they noticed “aisle after aisle of near empty shelves” and said that beauty products seemed to be a favored target. While the Chronicle was in the store, a man with a mask on walked in, emptied two shelves into a bag and walked out the door. 

H/T Zero Hedge

 

Other than that all is well in the swamp.

Massive election fraud is on its way – watch out for State Secretaries

 

Soros has been at work getting little known State office’s filled with his sycophants. We hear a lot about District Attorney offices being filled with left wing radicals. But it is the Secretaries of State that control how voting takes place and certifies elections. Here is why we need to worry.

 

 

 

Add this to the mix.  

“The judge’s stay today is simply a recognition that the multitude of issues surrounding Pennsylvania’s dangerous voting system—including ballot harvesting and double voting—touch both federal and state constitutional issues. The federal court is simply going to reserve its judgment on this in the hopes that the state court will resolve these serious issues and guarantee that every Pennsylvanian has their vote counted—once,” Clark added. 

 

 

The real deal are the State Secretary offices. Think it doesn’t matter? Look what happened with having Mark Ritchie Secretary of State in Minnesota and the Al Franken win. Who is Mark Ritchie?

Ritchie in the 1990s had been a member of the now-defunct socialist New Party.[20] Moreover, he has ideological ties to the Communist Party USA and has been described by communist Tim Wheeler as a “friend” of the Party.

It gave us Obamacare with the 60th vote.

Minnesota’s November election for U.S. Senate, Republican incumbent Norm Coleman finished 725 votes ahead of Democratic challenger Al Franken; the thin margin of victory, however, triggered an automatic recount. With Mark Ritchie presiding over the recount process during the ensuing weeks, Coleman’s lead gradually dwindled due to what journalist Matthew Vadum describes as a long series of “appalling irregularities” that invariably benefited Franken.

As USA Today reported at the time: “The political battle for control of the federal government has opened up a new front: the obscure but vital state offices that determine who votes and how those votes are counted.”[11]

The Secretary of State Project (SoSP) was established in July 2006 as an independent “527” organization devoted to helping Democrats get elected to the office of secretary-of-state in selected swing, or battleground, states.

One of the principal duties of the secretary of state is to serve as the chief election officer who certifies candidates as well as election results in his or her state.[2] The holder of this office, then, can potentially play a key role in determining the winner of a close election. Funding included George Soros. Other players were Mark Ritchie.

To establish “election protection” against similar disappointments in subsequent political races, SoSP in 2006 targeted its funding efforts on the secretary-of-state races in seven swing states: Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, and Ohio.[10]

Democrats emerged victorious in five of those seven elections, all except Colorado and Michigan. Politico.com would later characterize SoSP as “an administrative firewall” designed, “in anticipation of a photo-finish presidential election,” to protect Democrats’ “electoral interests in … the most important battleground states.”[12]

In 2008, SoSP supported Democratic secretary-of-state candidates in Missouri, Montana, Oregon and West Virginia; all four Democrats won. These results represented yet another high return on a relatively small financial investment for SoSP.

Brunner went on to make her influence felt in several significant ways two years later, during the 2008 election cycle:

  • She ruled that Ohio residents should be permitted, during the designated early-voting period extending from late September to early October, to register and vote on the very same day.[15]
  • In a separate matter, Brunner sought to effectively invalidate many of the approximately one million absentee-ballot applications that Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s campaign had issued. Each of those forms had been printed with a checkbox next to a statement affirming that the voter was a qualified elector; Brunner maintained that if an applicant failed to check the box—even if he or she signed the form—the application could be rejected. But Republicans noted that state law did not require the box to be checked as long as the voter signed the ballot. The Ohio Supreme Court subsequently overturned Brunner’s directive on grounds that it served “no vital purpose or public interest.”[16] 
  • In October 2008, Brunner refused to comply with county election-board requests that she turn over approximately 200,000 voter-registration forms in which the name did not match the driver’s license or Social Security number.[17]

…….snip

Another early beneficiary of SoSP support was Democrat Mark Ritchie, who, with SoSP help in 2006, defeated a two-term incumbent Republican in the race for Minnesota secretary of state. Ritchie acknowledged his debt to SoSP when he said, “I want to thank the Secretary of State Project and its thousands of grass-roots donors for helping to push my campaign over the top.”[18] Other contributors to Ritchie’s campaign included Heather BoothDrummond Pike, Deborah Rappaport (wife of venture capitalist Andrew Rappaport), and George Soros.

A former community organizer with close ties to ACORN,[19] Ritchie in the 1990s had been a member of the now-defunct socialist New Party.[20] Moreover, he has ideological ties to the Communist Party USA and has been described by communist Tim Wheeler as a “friend” of the Party.[21]

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Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

UPDATE:

Detroit Absentee Ballot Chaos: ‘So Inaccurate We Can’t Even Attempt to Make Right’

Wayne County, Michigan, leaders want the Secretary of State to intervene after there was chaos while counting absentee ballots on primary election night.

The Detroit News reported:

Recorded ballot counts in 72% of Detroit’s absentee voting precincts didn’t match the number of ballots cast, spurring officials in Michigan’s largest county to ask the state to investigate ahead of a pivotal presidential election.

Without an explanation from Detroit election workers for the mismatches, the Wayne County Board of Canvassers requested this week for Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s office to examine the “training and processes” used in Detroit’s Aug. 4 primary, which one official described as a “perfect storm” of challenges. The board is charged with certifying election results.

Forty-six percent of all precinct numbers were askew, canvassers were told

Super Tuesday and Voter Fraud – Does anyone really care?

 

While everyone is screaming Russia Russia Russia about interfering in our elections, California and other states care less about what is going on with absentee ballots.

Of course, the idea that no ID is necessary is another potential of fraud that is called voter suppression. But the beat goes on.

 

When I lived in Florida it was possible to set up having one’s ballot sent to your home a good time before the election date. I moved and often wondered what happened to my ballot.

Florida registers voters at the time one gets one driver’s license.

I selected GOP. When I received my registration I was listed as independent which meant I was knocked out of the primary.

Now Townhall has this:

Adam Housley, a former correspondent for Fox News, said he received two ballots: one for non-party preference (NPP) and one for the libertarian ticket. What makes the scenario even more troubling? Housley said he has never registered as a libertarian.

 

 

In a state with millions of people, a small flub here and there is likely to happen, but it turns out Housley wasn’t the only one who received multiple ballots..

NapaValleyChick@NapaValleyChick

I also got two. When I called the Elections office they said they were getting lots of calls about that. Mine was because I switched parties, but still…

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Anne Carrillo@wildcatanne

I moved to Texas in 2012 & changed my license but still have a home in CA. I still get mail in ballots to vote in CA. If I wasn’t an honest person I could easily vote in both.

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NorwichFan@SiosNorwich

I didn’t get two ballots but my party preference was changed from Republican to No Preference.

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Scott@bakerinCA

My son received 2 also followed by a letter which stated “they” were in error. Received a ballot for my wife who passed away last October. Sent it back….

Over the last 10 years, there has been a massive push to get voters to utilize absentee ballots. This helps ensure people make more informed decisions and vote at their own convenience, but along with that convenience comes risk. There’s no way to verify that the person whose name is on the ballot is the one who actually voted. There’s no way to know that the right person actually received the ballot. And there’s nothing keeping thieves from stealing a ballot out of a person’s mailbox.

 

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Michigan Sec. of State appoints Muslim Zaineb Hussein Deputy Chief of Staff

 

Jocelyn Benson

Secretarys of State’s responsibility is to manage State elections. George Soros has made electing “appropriate” candidates his priority similar to District Attorneys. Good results for little money in swaying these election. Just how did Benson get elected to this important position in Michigan and who was behind her?

 

 

 

Looks like Jocelyn Benson will do what she can to give us more of “the squad” both in state and federal elections.

A bit of her background but you know the drill:

Wikipedia Jocelyn Benson

She subsequently earned her Master’s in Sociology as a Marshall Scholar at Magdalen College, Oxford, in the United Kingdom, conducting research into the sociological implications of white supremacy and neo-Nazism. Prior to attending law school, Benson also lived in Montgomery, Alabama, where she worked for the Southern Poverty Law Center as an investigative journalist, researching white supremacist and neo-Nazi organizations. Benson has also worked as a summer associate for voting rights and election law for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, and as a legal assistant to Nina Totenberg at National Public Radio.

On October 27, 2017, Benson announced her candidacy for Michigan Secretary of State. She was elected on November 6, 2018, defeating Republican Mary Treder Lang, becoming the first Democrat to serve since Richard Austin left office in 1994.

 

Think elections and this position is not important?

The real deal are the State Secretary offices. Think it doesn’t matter? Look what happened with having Mark Ritchie Secretary of State in Minnesota and the Al Franken win. Who is Mark Ritchie?

Ritchie in the 1990s had been a member of the now-defunct socialist New Party.[20] Moreover, he has ideological ties to the Communist Party USA and has been described by communist Tim Wheeler as a “friend” of the Party.

It gave us Obamacare with the 60th vote.

Minnesota’s November election for U.S. Senate, Republican incumbent Norm Coleman finished 725 votes ahead of Democratic challenger Al Franken; the thin margin of victory, however, triggered an automatic recount. With Mark Ritchie presiding over the recount process during the ensuing weeks, Coleman’s lead gradually dwindled due to what journalist Matthew Vadum describes as a long series of “appalling irregularities” that invariably benefited Franken.

As USA Today reported at the time: “The political battle for control of the federal government has opened up a new front: the obscure but vital state offices that determine who votes and how those votes are counted.”[11]

The Secretary of State Project (SoSP) was established in July 2006 as an independent “527” organization devoted to helping Democrats get elected to the office of secretary-of-state in selected swing, or battleground, states.

One of the principal duties of the secretary of state is to serve as the chief election officer who certifies candidates as well as election results in his or her state.[2] The holder of this office, then, can potentially play a key role in determining the winner of a close election. Funding included George Soros. Other players were Mark Ritchie.

To establish “election protection” against similar disappointments in subsequent political races, SoSP in 2006 targeted its funding efforts on the secretary-of-state races in seven swing states: Colorado, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, and Ohio.[10]

Democrats emerged victorious in five of those seven elections, all except Colorado and Michigan. Politico.com would later characterize SoSP as “an administrative firewall” designed, “in anticipation of a photo-finish presidential election,” to protect Democrats’ “electoral interests in … the most important battleground states.”[12]

In 2008, SoSP supported Democratic secretary-of-state candidates in Missouri, Montana, Oregon and West Virginia; all four Democrats won. These results represented yet another high return on a relatively small financial investment for SoSP.

Because few Americans recognize the importance of the secretary of state’s duties, candidates for that office tend to draw fewer (and smaller) donations than do most state-level campaigns. Consequently, even a modest injection of cash from just a handful of generous donors can make an enormous difference in the comparative financial resources of rival campaigns, and thereby tip the scales decidedly in favor of the better-funded candidate.

Read more on this nasty organization.

All going as planned. To break down the final thin blue line in the D.A. races and society as a whole.To create chaos in our election processes. To create this very angst. It is the Alinsky and Cloward-Piven way. The latest shiny object to keep us off our toes and overwhelm the system.

 

 

Other than that, all is well in the swamp.

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Election Fraud? The Smith affidavit voter fraud claim UPDATE

All you need to do is read the affidavit links that I have enclosed if you have any question that there is election fraud going on in Florida.

Stealing elections is not a new thing for Broward County, Florida.

In November, 2016 a Florida election worker signed a sworn affidavit alleging that she witnessed rampant voter fraud occur behind closed doors.

Among the allegations she made, she said she witnessed election workers filling out blank ballots to benefit the candidate of their choice.

It’s a Democrat county, take a guess at what candidates they were supporting.

And when she reported the chicanery she witnessed she was told that she could not come back.

“Affidavit filed by Broward Election’s employee in support of Caldwell lawsuit provides eye witness account of Elections staff filling in blank ballots. When this was reported the employee was fired and told not to come back,” former Florida Lieutenant Governor Jeff Kottkamp wrote.

Here it is:

SMITH PART I (1)

SMITH PART II (2)

H/T: Federalist

Update: There are Still 7 House Seats ‘Too Close to Call’ – All Republican – Will GOP Leaders Allow Democrats to Steal These Seats Too?

Connecticut becomes 11th State to give electoral votes to Presidential candidate with most popular votes

 

While we were looking the other way, the Progs have been busy little bees in changing who qualifies to vote and how our election outcomes are determined.

First the felons will soon have the right to vote if they have not already gotten it.

Then the push is on to make 16 year olds have the right to vote. Europe is well on the way to making it a reality. Good ole E.U.

Forget the 12th Amendment which demands the Electoral College. Instead form an interstate compact:

Additionally, the framers of the Constitution were attempting to prevent too much power from being directly put into the hands of the public. They were consistently wary of any one party having too much power, and there was no difference between a tyranny of one individual and a tyranny of the majority, in their opinion. The Electoral College system was designed so as to nullify some of the potential for the tyranny of the majority by making population less important in the whole of the Electoral College process. Keep Reading

Now the new wrinkle. Give the State’s electoral votes to the Presidential candidate who wins the popular vote thus insuring the demise of the electoral college and overriding the Constitution.

The Connecticut state Senate on Saturday voted in favor of a measure to give the state’s electoral votes to the presidential candidate who wins the popular vote.

 

The move puts the state in a position to become the 11th, in addition to Washington, D.C., to join an interstate compact to pool their electoral college votes for the candidate who wins the popular vote.

The state Senate voted 21-14 in favor of the bill, with the support of three GOP lawmakers, The Guardian reported. The measure passed the state House on a 77-73 vote last month. Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy is expected to sign the legislation, according to the report.

With the addition of Connecticut’s seven electoral votes, the compact would have 172 in total. For the compact to go into effect nationally, it would need 270 electoral votes – the number needed for a candidate to win the presidency. More at The Hill

A new map courtesy of the Cook Political Report 

Easy to see how a few States with major Democrat numbers could rule Fly-Over country.

 

Bonus:

Here is a fun interactive map link that shows how America has voted in every election since 1824:

Presidential election results

Is changing the voting age to 16 a good idea?

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