So, how does the Uniparty© win the presidency in 2016?
- It won’t be because they are widely loved for their policies.
- It won’t be because they are so transparent.
- It won’t be because they have been scrupulously honest.
- It won’t be because they have healed a divided Nation.
“Haiti has cancelled a presidential runoff scheduled for Sunday amid widespread allegations of fraud, a refusal by the main opposition candidate to participate in the ballot, and after protesters attacked electoral offices.
The election in one of the world’s poorest countries is now put on hold indefinitely after Pierre-Louis Opont, head of the Provisional Electoral Council, said he could not guarantee the safety of the poll workers or the country’s 5.8m registered voters.”
[Financial Times 1/25/16]
11 Illinois Counties Have More Registered Voters Than Eligible Residents The Public Interest Legal Foundation… sent out statutory notice letters to the 17 Illinois counties, plus 124 others nationwide, informing them of the discrepancies and warning them that if the records weren’t rectified, the foundation could sue the counties after 90 days for a violation of the National Voter Registration Act. [huffingtonpost.com]
8 Texas counties list more voters than residents No law prevents localities from having more registered voters than voting-age residents, and eight Texas counties do.
The counties — Loving, Brooks, McMullen, Roberts, Irion, Jim Hogg, Culberson and Polk — list a combined 52,298 registered voters. But the latest U.S. Census data show only 49,457 voting-age residents in those counties.
True the Vote (TTV) has given the counties 90 days to produce correct registration data or face legal action.
The Democratic Party, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and other “progressive” groups have countered TTV’s efforts.
“NVRA does not require the number of registered voters in a county to be below a specific threshold,” the groups note.
Except for Polk County near Houston, the other seven Texas counties identified by True the Vote have stagnant or declining populations. [http://watchdog.org]
Too Many People? Counties Respond To Letters Saying Voting Rolls Are Bloated Seven counties in Nebraska and one in Iowa are being threatened with lawsuits over having more registered voters than voting-age residents.
Two national groups say the numbers are evidence that county officials are not cleaning up voter registration rolls, as federal law requires…
The letters said that poorly maintained voter rolls threaten the integrity of elections.
“Corrupted voter rolls provide the perfect environment for voter fraud,” said J. Christian Adams, the legal foundation’s president and general counsel … [editions.lib.umn.edu]
These States Have More Registered Voters Than Eligible Adults Iowa and Colorado, typically battleground states in presidential and congressional campaigns, each have more registered voters than they have adults over the age of 18 living in the state, according to a conservative watchdog group’s analysis.
The same is true of Washington, D.C., which is set to hold a primary in its mayoral election next week.
Judicial Watch is threatening legal action against the two states and the nation’s capital if immediate steps aren’t taken to clear the voter rolls of dead voters, voters who have moved away or voters that that have become ineligible for other reasons.
Robert D. Popper, former deputy chief of the voting section within the Justice Department’s civil rights division, said he was part of five lawsuits during the Bush administration over allegations of improper voter list maintenance since he was hired in 2005. “In the six years of the Obama administration, there’s been not a single lawsuit,” Popper, now a senior attorney for Judicial Watch, told reporters in Washington on Monday. [The Blaze.com Mar. 24, 2014]
Voters Go To Polls In Haiti Reporting from Port-au-Prince, NPR’s Carrie Kahn reported Saturday on Weekend Edition that Jude Celestin, a mechanical engineer educated in Switzerland, and Jovenel Moise, a wealthy businessman who made his money exporting fruit, are two of the more established candidates running for president. She adds that many Haitians remain dubious of the political process.
“Voter apathy is running high. During last August’s chaotic legislative election, the contest was marred by poor planning, voter intimidation and violence. Less than a fifth of voters cast ballots. Election officials have vowed to do better this round, but many voters are skeptical.”
“Elections for Haiti’s Senate were last conducted May 2012, the same year elections for municipal offices were last held. Meanwhile, the country has not had a presidential election since 2010.
“The current president, Michel Martelly, was elected in a runoff in 2011. He disbanded parliament in January and began governing by executive order. Constitutional law bars him from running for re-election Sunday.” [National Public Radio October 25, 2015]
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.
Meanwhile, somewhere in America, an Oval Office resident is thinking, Hmmmm, hmmmm, hmmmm. Inciting violence lets leaders cancel elections? Who knew?
Are we Haiti yet?