Looks like some ballot petition enthusiasts for Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry took the wrong page to copy out of the Democrat playbook. Since neither of these candidates can get on the primary ballot in Virginia due to a lack of valid petition signatures, the liberal blogosphere is buzzing with allegations of – wait for it – voter fraud!
Yes friends, those stalwart masters of integrity on the far left are now trying to spin this recent situation in Virginia as the epitome of deception at the ballot box. Never mind those little incidents of fraud by Democrats in Indiana and New York, both of which resulted in various local democrat leaders either stepping down from their positions or just flat-out pleading guilty to charges.
And who could forget (other than the far left) those 2008 voting fraud cases involving Acorn using the homeless, illegal aliens, and the dead. Let’s face it, we all know that those first two groups would likely vote blue as opposed to red. The third group can’t speak for themselves. Lucky for them, Acorn did.
With all of the buzz regarding voter fraud, you would think that the far left and our very own Department of Justice, led by none other than Attorney General Eric “It’s not my incompetence – its racism!” Holder, would be on board with such measures as voter ID laws and additional measures of absentee ballot security. But unfortunately, that just ain’t so. This is the same AG Holder who tried his best to do nothing when two Black Panthers were accused of intimidating voters at a Philadelphia polling place in 2008. Even after top DOJ officials put together a slam-dunk case of voter intimidation by the Black Panthers, Holder made them drop it.
And now, not only has Mr. Holder and the DOJ put a stop to voter ID measures in South Carolina (and probably Texas), there is a smelly little irony to the fact that the DOJ has essentially ignored requests for investigation of fraud involving signatures to put Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton on the ballot in the 2008 Indiana primary. There are claims that so many signatures were fraudulent, that the Obama campaign may not have actually obtained enough legitimate signatures to legally qualify for the ballot.
Much of the argument against voter ID is that it somehow discriminates against the poor, the elderly and minorities. If that is actually true, I wonder if Mr. Holder will be as eager to challenge the apparently unjust laws requiring ID to purchase alcohol, buy guns & ammo (gun runners are exempt – reference Operation Fast and Furious), and get on a plane.