Are Our National Elections Rigged?

Well of course they are. That's a foregone conclusion; not even a fit subject for intelligent debate any more. Oh, it's a little more sophisticated now than in the days of the old Tennessee custom of a Mason jar of moonshine, or the Chicago precinct captain's distribution of "walking around money." But the practice is alive and well, and more pervasive than ever. The evidence is everywhere if we choose to look.

Why do you think there is such a push to eliminate citizenship ID as a requirement to vote? Why do you think there is such a push to grant voting rights to illegal aliens? Why do you think voting machines that leave a paper trail have been eliminated in favor of electronic tabulation, far away from where the votes are actually cast? Why do you think that in the 2012 Presidential Election there were many reports of voter fraud, or intimidation, but no reports of conviction? Remember the 158.85% voter turnout in St. Lucie County Florida, the highest voter turnout in the Country? Of course it contributed heavily to the defeat of Republican Congressional incumbent, Colonel Alan West. And yes Colonel West did ask for a recount, but it was not granted.

Remember the uniformed members of the New Black Panthers, wielding billyclubs and blocking entry to the Philadelphia polling places? Charges were made but subsequently dropped by the Obama Justice Department. And I won't even get into the unchallenged Acorn voter registration frauds.

Of course, there is a pattern here that favors one political party over the other, but these are rather insignificant isolated instances compared to the big picture that is beginning to emerge. I believe it was Joseph Stalin who said, "It's not the people who vote that counts. It's the people who count the votes." That advice has been taken to heart by our current crop of politicians.

Is political tampering new? Of course not. In 1915 mass indictments for voter fraud were handed down in Terre Haute, IN, in which the incumbent sheriff, and the local judge, and the Terre Haute mayor were all sentenced to the pokey. By 1932 Louisiana senator Huey "Kingfish" Long had polished the process to the point that he won unanimously in sixteen New Orleans precincts and tallied identical votes in 28 others. New York's Tammany Hall political machine bought off judges, politicians, ward captains, and controlled Democrat Party nominations for more than a century. What is new is the size and scope of election tampering now made possible with current electronic monitoring and tabulation.

Mass corruption began in earnest in 2002 with the passage of another of those laws with the cutsie little name of the "Help Americans Vote Act," which gave states $3.9 BILLION if they would to do away with balloting that left a paper trail, and substituted what was termed "Direct Recording Electronic" (DRE) voting machines. This took vote counting away from local communities and transferred it to centralized voting centers with political interests in the outcome. (Please remember the aforementioned Joseph Stalin quotation.)

A number of hardware manufacturers got into the act with no electronic experience, but lots of political connections. None worse than Diebold, a producer of wall safes. Their voting machine subsidiary was so dysfunctional that its collection of ballots was easily hacked, remotely or on-site, using any off-the-shelf version of the Microsoft "Access" program. The US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory issued a report that the outcome of an entire election could be arranged by anyone with $26 in parts and an 8th grade science education. Diebold's reputation was so bad that they eventually changed their name to "Premier Election Solutions." But by then the damage was done, so Diebold got out of the election business altogether, selling out to "Election Systems and Software" (ES&S).

This story has so many ins-and-outs, and involves too many interconnecting politicians and entities, I will follow only one. The aforementioned Election Systems and Software (ES&S).

The date: 1996. The location: Nebraska. The event: A senate race. From out of nowhere, a virtually unknown millionaire named Chuck Hagel staged an amazing upset victory over the popular Democrat Governor Ben Nelson, who had been elected in a landslide only two years previously. It was little known at the time, but two weeks before announcing his candidacy, Chuck Hagel had stepped down as CEO of ES&S, the firm that would soon count his own senate votes. He won, of course.

Secretary of Defense - Charles Timothy "Chuck" HagelIn 2002 Hagel was challenged by Democrat Charlie Natulka. The votes were again electronically tabulated by ES&S, and this time Hagel won 83% of the vote, the largest margin of victory ever recorded in Nebraska history!

Matulka's request for an investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee was denied. Would not have mattered though since Nebraska law states that recounts must be conducted using the same "vote-counting device" used in the actual election, which, of course, would be the same ES&S machine.

There are many, many, other facets to this voter corruption scandal. I have only scratched the surface with this one, and I am already running out of space, but let me conclude this one part by asking that you please keep in mind that this is the same Chuck Hagel, who after serving two terms in the United States Senate, is now the Obama administration's recently appointed Secretary of Defense.

Who says that crime doesn't pay? Depends on the game, I guess.

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  • Heartcom

    With electronic voting, how can anyone be certain that any election has not been rigged? See the testimony of Clinton Eugene Curtis at the link below about how he, as a computer programmer, was asked to write a program to flip the results of an election and how easy it is to for someone to electronically rig any election without it being detected!

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  • Verland Gilliam

    Once upon a time, I actually believed our system of voting regardless of the method, was the most honest in the entire world. Just shows you how naive some people can be, huh? Well, anyway, after taking a few smart pills, I wizened up to the fact that crooks so many times really do outweigh the good guys. And their getting better at it than ever. We will one day be so blatant as to say, 'I won, I'm in charge' so do as I say and don't argue with me for I am your President. And like I promised you before, we will not go back, we will continue moving America forward'! Ha. And all the time we are actually moving backward. What Obama meant was "we will continue moving black Americans to powerful positions and pay them good money while we do away with white middle-class Americans."

  • JayelK

    Here are some ideas for improving election integrity:

    1) Election Day is a national holiday - this allows MORE working people to work as volunteers at the polls, allowing more polling locations and shorter lines. This is OUR day, the day the citizens should DRIVE the country.

    2) State voting residency should be no less than the longest of any other state residency requirement (e.g. College in-state tuition, Hunter's permits, vehicle registration, taxation, etc.)
    3) Voter Registration requires proof of citizenship AND proof of residency
    4) Registration ends 30 days prior to election day to allow County Clerk validation of new registrant residency

    5) Voter Picture ID - procured with proof of citizenship (similar to a passport), with thumb print and signature, to be replaced every 10 years (signatures change) or whenever the voter's primary address changes. ID renewal should negate existing registration, and create new registration.

    6) Completely purge election registration rolls on January 1st, every 10 years
    7) Allow ONLINE re-registration for those with valid Voter Picture ID

    8) Mail-in Ballots for Hardship, Overseas & Military voters ONLY, must re-register every election.

    9) Primarily In-Person Ballots ONLY for stateside citizens - this IS feasible with early voting, additional polling locations (due to more volunteers being available), voter Picture ID, facial recognition software.

    10) Election Book (at polling location) - picture and thumbprint in election book. Match picture, capture new thumb print in book leaving thumb dyed purple.

    11) Allow video of person checking in to vote as they state their name, in order to improve enforcement of impersonation fraud.
    12) Expand poll-watchers to include representatives from all parties on ballot & all issues on ballot.
    13) Expand poll-watcher access to allow videotaping of all steps of ballot processing process.
    14) Ensure all ballots are not traceable to the voter.
    15) Eliminate 'exit polls' as illegal to avoid influencing election participation

    16) Eliminate election results broadcasting until after polls close on West Coast to avoid influencing participation in national elections.

  • David Thornton

    The end justify the means. HEIL OBAMA

  • angryplbr

    Term limits, no benefits after your terms are done , PERIOD. Picture ID's are required to cash a check, why not to vote?

  • Bob

    Absolutely - with the smoke screen appearance of a fair shake - who else works clever to deceive ? They cunningly coerce you into the poorhouse without any standing.

  • JuneUSA

    Really, need you ask?

  • zion1king

    This country is toast, more support for the only alternative left of truly freedom loving people. Need I say more?

  • mmmjv

    If you really want proof the elections are rigged here's the Republicans boasting that they rigged the last election