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Disingenuous support tampering with election law

From all the blather about displaced Louisianans being able to vote, you’d think that a simple upholding of ballot security makes for a police state, and that not relaxing voting standards is a greater threat to democracy than the inevitable fraud that would result from doing so.

Some legislation proposed in the special session would allow people whose names are on rolls but who never have positively identified themselves to a registrar would let them vote without identity verifiable by a Louisiana election official. Other bills would allow voting at polling places practically anywhere other than a home parish where verifiable records for any voter would be absent. Elections held under these conditions just beg to be stolen.

Complainers moan about “evacuees in Avoyelles Parish won't have a say in what's going on” or “give [evacuees] the right to vote” or “We want to see that evacuees have a chance to vote.” OK, here’s how you do that: click here and then fill out this form. The law already provides ample opportunity for any person outside his precinct on election day to vote, so long as that person can be positively identified.

Of course, the whiners want such positive identification standards dropped, just asking for fraud to contaminate the process. And it’s no accident that radical organizations such as the Industrial Areas Foundation are pushing these measures because they know it will make it easier to stuff the ballot box with the votes of impressionable displaced persons and (from their perspective, “don’t ask, don’t tell”) for dishonest brokers that agree with their leftist agenda to manufacture votes for their preferred candidates.

(The IAF claims it is nonpartisan and nonpolitical. In fact, the organization was founded by Saul Alinsky who advocated massive redistribution of wealth and power in society. It still proudly hawks his seminal tract Rules for Radicals and other like works on its web site. Alinksy, who referred to himself as the “devil’s disciple,” argued that projects to help the needy were insufficient without political activism of those helping and being helped. However, because he saw American government and the free enterprise system as discriminatory and prejudicial, even destructive of the “poor,” he believed the agenda of this political activism by the “poor” and their allies should be to restructure society and government in a socialist direction.)

Were groups like the IAF genuine in their desire to enable the franchise and not interested in promoting an agenda, they would educate people on using the existing workable process. Their failure to do so shows they are more interested in agendas than in democracy or in the people they claim to represent.

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