Many years ago, I had the privilege of working alongside a former US Senator for about 6 months. During that time, I go to know him and had many opportunities to speak with him. One of the things he told me was that prostitution is the oldest profession in the world and politics is the second oldest and is just as dirty and of ill repute at the first oldest profession. He went on to say that many people go into politics because it allows them to be legal crooks when they aren’t capable of being a legal honest working person.
A lot of what he had to say is so true, especially in today’s world of politics. Back then, at least at that time, election fraud wasn’t a big issue.
It had been years earlier when certain local and city politicians were accused of stuffing the ballot boxes with hundreds and thousands of fake ballots.
Due to voting corruption, officials are always looking for ways to prevent election fraud, but the ingenuity of corrupt people have always found a way to prevail. There has been talk about voter fraud for years, but never as much as during the past ten years. We’ve heard about dead people voting in the primaries; pets receiving voter registration applications, illegal aliens voting and efforts to allow convicted felons to vote. The Democrats have made every effort to block voter fraud laws including the use of voter ID and efforts to clean off voter registration rolls.
We have seen voting machines automatically switch a vote for Romney to Obama. Voter intimidation in a number of ways has raised its wicked head in public schools and other places. The son of a prominent Democratic Congressman was caught on video helping to show ways to cast multiple votes.
Between the 2014 and 2016 elections, several states, including California, passed laws that automatically registered illegal aliens and other non-citizens to vote, even though they cannot legally vote. More than one outfit claimed that over 3 million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 election, most of which were Democrats.
Even the Washington Post, known for not being supportive of President Donald Trump or the Republican Party, claimed that there was evidence of voter fraud.
Now, there seems to be a new form of voter or election fraud and it’s called ballot-harvesting as reported:
“America’s electoral obsession isn’t Russian meddling anymore. It’s ballot-harvesting, a long-disputed practice implicated in fraud that’s come to the fore with the nationwide embrace of absentee voting in recent years — and especially in last month’s midterms.”
“With ballot-harvesting, paper votes are collected by intermediaries who deliver them to polling officials, presumably increasing voter turnout but also creating opportunities for mischief.”
Anyone who could invent a fraud-proof method of voting could probably make a fortune, but until that time, politics will continue to hold the reputation as being just as dishonorable a profession as the oldest profession in the world.
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