The New York Post has a startling story on a man who filled out an astonishing 72 voter registrations for the nefarious group ACORN. The reason I use all of those adjectives is because this story is otherwise really stupid and completely pointless, but descriptive words draw the reader in.
In 2000, when I was registering to vote, I registered at least three times – I’d never done it before, and the Board of Elections was so slow getting confirmation back to me that I assumed the registration didn’t go through. There was no nefarious scheme to vote multiple times, just a nervous first time voter who wanted to make sure I’d be able to vote in the first place. The story above can’t even make the case that the voter in question intended to in any way vote more than once – just that he filled out the same form a bunch of times at the canvasser(s)’ request.
If there’s so much concern over what amounts to a bureaucratic logjam, then can any of our “voter fraud” obsessives please tell us how any group is to register people without gathering any duplicates or potentially false registrations? And, given the legal requirements to hand in registrations without tampering, what should ACORN or any other group do to prevent this from happening short of not registering people to vote?
Oh…wait, oh, yes. That’s the point. The verifiable instances of actual vote fraud are so few and far between that conservatives are left fighting over registrations. If ACORN or any other group throws out even one real registration, they taint their entire operation and ruin any credibility they would have ever had to register any other voter – ever. The purpose of this is to discredit the very act of mass voter registration, particularly in lower-income and minority communities. Eventually Our First Black President will be deemed illegitimate on the grounds of a horde of ghetto thugs gaming the electoral system through a massively orchestrated vote-fraud scheme (why, exactly, one of the most dispirited and least-involved segments of the voting public would suddenly rise up and generate hundreds of thousands of fraudulent votes based on someone asking them to fill out more than one registration remains to be seen, but hey look William Ayers), leading us to conclude that his entire election was a far-left fraud perpetrated by socialist terrorist Negroes who stood in the way of the nice white lady becoming Almost-President.
And thus, he will truly become Blackazoid.