What a great article in the Wall Street Journal! “A Jersey Lesson in Voter Fraud,” was written by Thomas Fleming. Mr. Fleming, a Democrat and historian, speaks from his own experience growing up in Jersey City in the 1930’s and 40’s.
In the article Fleming writes about vote buying, “floaters” and the dead voting – specifically his grandmother.
My grandmother Mary Dolan died in 1940. But she voted Democratic for the next 10 years. An election bureau official came to our door one time and asked if Mrs. Dolan was still living in our house. “She’s upstairs taking a nap,” I replied. Satisfied, he left.
As the N.C. legislature begins their work on much needed election reform this year, we have already begun to hear shrill voices from the left proclaim that there is no voter fraud in North Carolina. Groups like Democracy NC, NAACP and maybe even our own State Board of Elections led by Gary Bartlett will say anything in order to stop election reform and especially a requirement for a photo ID.
Mr. Fleming knows better. He has seen voter fraud first hand – he took part in it. And, we all know that voter fraud didn’t end in the 50′s or the 60′s or 70′s. We know that voter fraud is happening in NC, but our legislature, through the years has enacted enough silly laws and our SBOE has ignored the ones that could help prevent fraud to the point it is now almost impossible to detect.
So to everyone in N.C. who wants more secure and honest elections – this is the year to make it happen. The Liberal Left has worked hard the last 20 years along-side the State Board of Elections to make N.C.’s voter laws the most liberal in the Country. It’s time to go to work and lobby our legislators – don’t leave it up to the paid liberal lobbyists in Raleigh who roam the General Assembly’s halls. Visit your Senators and Representatives, call them – let them know that you support them as they work to make our elections honest and fair for every eligible voter.
And to all you voter fraud deniers, just because we can’t see the fraud doesn’t mean it’s not there – but you know that already…