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Friday, September 02, 2016

If you like Voter ID laws, You'll Love the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program

And what exactly is this innocuous-sounding sleep-inducing Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program, you ask?  Think of it as Voter ID on steroids.  With those commie federal judges overturning one Voter Suppression law after another, this is the GOP's latest end-run in their relentless drive to crack down on Voter Fraud” (i.e. Voting While Black).

GOP-controlled states  including some of the battleground/swing states are using this program to prevent people from voting more than once.  The program supposedly crosschecks registered voters by their full name (including all middle names or initials, Jr. or Sr. or a Roman numeral after the last name, etc.) and the last four digits of the person's Social Security number — in order to prevent people from voting multiple times in different states.  But for some odd reason, middle names and Jr./Sr./III keep getting omitted accidentally, and the 4-digit Social Security numbers are surprisingly inaccurate.  How conveeenient!

If your name is John Mortimer Smith III, and your middle name gets omitted good luck trying to vote if you live in a red state.  And it gets worse.  These crosscheck lists are being targeted at certain ethnic groups (guess which ones).  Here's how they do it.

From the article:

If your name is Washington, there's an 89 percent chance you're African-American. If your last name is Hernandez, there's a 94 percent chance you're Hispanic. If your name is Kim, there's a 95 percent chance you're Asian...God forbid your name is Garcia, of which there are 858,000 in the U.S., and your first name is Joseph or Jose. You're probably suspected of voting in 27 states.

Anyway, check out the article; it's a lot more detailed and more sinister than my brief summary.

Kris Kobach is the mastermind behind the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program.   Personally I think Kris Kobach should have every possible conspiracy charge and RICO violation thrown at him, but that's just me.

If voting twice is a felony, isn't it also illegal to deliberately cheat millions of legitimate voters out of their right to vote?  [Just a rhetorical question]

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Blogger Luke said...

I don't know what they are worried about. Idiot Americans have put them in power from the presidency, to governors, to State legislators, to local government. Illegal voting is less than .0005 percent. It's real voters who have voted for their failed legislation for 40 years. I worry more about the mental state of voters rather than the voting restrictions, or fixed voting districts, or fixed voting machines. The fact that Trump will get north of 50 million votes, is what's scary.

September 3, 2016 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Luke: True, the biggest problem is the 50 million gullible suckers who keep voting against their own interests. But this voter crosscheck program is zeroing in on Democratic voters with surgical precision, in the battleground states where this could do the most damage. It probably won't steal the election from the Democrats, but it's still worrisome, as well as being infuriating.

September 3, 2016 at 10:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ohio is one of the Red States including Florida and others that mailed out those notices to mostly Black and Latino voters in the 2000 election that said "Because your a felon (even paroled) you are not allowed to vote" Then "Oops you're not a felon? Our Bad" but it worked keeping away thousands of potential voters who believed the official looking letters. In none of these situations could those states explain could they explain how they concluded they were all felons when they were not of the list ("We mixed it up with the Democratic Registration Roles"). It wasn't repeated for 2004 only because a legion of Volunteer and Democratic sponsored Lawyers and Observers were there to make sure they didn't pull it again.

Oh and the last I heard from the last Census report there are no White Washington's left in the country, they are all black.


September 5, 2016 at 12:17 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: No more white people named Washington? Interesting.

The thing I find most aggravating about all these voter suppression efforts is, the perps have nothing to lose. If they succeed, they've prevented thousands of legitimate voters from voting. At the worst, their scheme doesn't work, and/or a judge will overturn their new rule. Voting more than once is a felony, but conspiring to prevent thousands, even millions, of of legitimate voters from voting is apparently legal. Go figure.

I hope there'll be a lot of Democratic volunteers and international observers monitoring the precincts this November.

September 5, 2016 at 12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd almost forgotten about the Electronic Voting Machines, made by Diebold (the ATM people), made to replace punch card voting and certified absolutely safe.
Until the computer security people showed it had more holes then a Trump press conference.

Why was this machine made by a reputable company so amicable for hacking and could be used to manipulate voting?

Could it be the CEO of Diebold was also the national chairman of the re-elect G.W. Bus for President and he promised "Diebold will do everything in its power to re-elect G.W. Bush"?



No voter fraud here

September 7, 2016 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: I'd almost forgotten too. All these voter suppression efforts by GOP legislatures have pretty much pushed the Diebold paranoia off the public radar.

"Could it be the CEO of Diebold was also the national chairman of the re-elect G.W. Bus for President and he promised 'Diebold will do everything in its power to re-elect G.W. Bush'"? Move along! Nothing to see here!

September 7, 2016 at 1:33 PM  

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