Friday, November 06, 2015

Votin' Day

In the event you were not sufficiently depressed by the recent Kangaroo Synod, this handy reminder of what our national elections (which are not imminent, no matter what it seems like from the news reports) are really like may just put the tin lid on it.

From Mark Landsbaum's column in last Saturday's OC Register:

We . . .  will be on the verge of perhaps another massive vote fraud thwarting the will of the people. Just like many that preceded it. 
The scariest words in the English language are “large voter turnout,” because of the disconnect between most voters and the issues. Add to that the fact that almost every election is decided by what charitably can be regarded as the “muddled middle,” those least convicted, least informed and most easily swayed by eleventh-hour emotional pleas. 
If that weren’t discouraging enough, we also have a long-standing tradition of rigging elections. As always, shortly after Election Day 2016, headlines will proclaim the election was stolen.

And particularly relevant to Californians after recent enactments by the Sacramento Home for the Criminally Insane:

 On that point, we may have a preview of 2016. A recent George Mason University study concluded “that 6.4 percent of noncitizens voted in 2008, and 2.2 percent of noncitizens voted in 2010,” enough to provide Democrats the pivotal 60th Senate vote to overcome filibusters, and perhaps Obama’s victory in North Carolina. 
Those are illegal votes, by the way. 
Some fear that California is doing away with even the pretense, automatically registering people, perhaps including illegal immigrants, to vote when they get driver’s licenses.
More here.