The Truth about ACORN and Voter Fraud

By on Oct 25, 2008 in Politics

Before we have any discussion about voter fraud, we need to clarify the difference between voter registration fraud and voter fraud. Voter Registration Fraud is when Mickey Mouse registers to vote. For this to be an issue at all, a fake voter registration form needs to be turned in (actually, it’s legally required that is turned in) then election officials need to someone how not realize that Mickey Mouse isn’t a real person and then someone who claims to be Mickey Mouse needs to show up and actually vote. Oh and this would need to happen hundreds of thousands of times to have any affect on an election. Vote Fraud on the other hand is when someone who isn’t allowed to vote for whatever reason actually does vote. ACORN “committed” voter registration fraud … sort of. ACORN, like most organizations that register voters or petition, often pays people by...

Why Computers Don’t Work and Touchscreen Voting Machines are BAD FOR DEMOCRACY

By on Jan 16, 2008 in Politics

Over Thanksgiving, Adam and I visited an old friend and his new girlfriend. The conversation, predictably, turned to politics. Adam or I somehow or another, predictably, brought up Greg Palast and his investigations into systematic voter disenfranchisement by the republican party in 2000 & 2004 in FL, NM, and OH. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Read about it on GregPalast.com and/or buy his book, Armed Madhouse. Girlfriend commented that we are less sophisticated with voting that Honduras (or some Central American country) because they use touch-screen voting machines. I was instantly transported back to my Computer Science professor’s office after the 2004 elections and our, admittedly random, conversation on the horrors of touchscreen voting. That’s right: Two people with advanced degrees in Computer Science think touch screen voting machines are a bad...

Right on Ralph!!

By on Sep 26, 2007 in Politics

Make them Sweat the Big Stuff A society reveals its values, priorities and distribution of power in the way its rulers punish deviant behavior. Here are some examples for you to ponder: Members of Congress were in an uproar recently over a MoveOn.Org political advertisement in the New York Times titled “General Petraeus or General Betray Us?” The following copy alerted readers to their belief that he may likely testify before Congress as a political General reflecting the rosy views on the Iraq war-quagmire by his commander-in-chief, George W. Bush. How dare MoveOn.Org criticize a General in the midst of’ Bush’s war of choice, growled Republicans and some Democrats as the Senators rushed to overwhelmingly vote for a resolution condemning the ad? How dare those many Americans who criticized Civil War Generals, World War Two Generals, Korean War Generals (remember General...