In the Presidential election of 2012, I experienced the longest lines at early voting that I have ever seen. I read articles from different parts of the country reporting the same phenomenon. On election day there were excessive lines with many polling places required to stay open hours longer than normal to accommodate all of the voters who were in line at closing time.
Yet, I am expected to believe that there were millions fewer voters than in 2008 when we did not see the same phenomena. I am told the base did not turn out, even though Romney/Ryan rallies drew 10,000 in an unheard of town in Pennsylvania and an Obama rally in Cleveland, Ohio, a major Democrat stronghold, only drew a few hundred.
Even United Nations poll watchers were baffled at the absence of voter identification.
Now, I read that the Republican Party is legally prohibited from engaging any efforts to ensure voter integrity.
I have to ask not whether we should initiate a 3rd party, but is it necessary? If the Republican Party is prohibited from any activity to prevent voter fraud and has been since 1982, might this explain the leftward lurch of most branches and levels of government despite the fact that 40% of the population is conservative, 21% liberal and 35% moderate?
I must ask, is the Republican Party not only impotent to challenge any of the illegal activities of the Democrat Party, but is it actually complicit in undermining our Constitution and our liberty? Are the speeches and the ritual of crafting a party platform just theater while behind the scenes our Republican legislators, executives and party leaders make toasts with the socialist Democrats to the demise of our liberty, and laugh heartily at our naivety?
For 30 years the Republican Party has willingly complied with a judicial decree to violate the rule of law and has not challenged it.
Is the Republican Party going to step up to the plate or does it need to be replaced with a new party not so willingly constrained from upholding the Constitution and protecting our liberty?
Per the following article from Judicial review:
“In 1982, the Republican National Committee (?RNC?) and the Democratic National Committee (?DNC?) entered into a consent decree (the ?Decree? or ?Consent Decree?), which is national in scope, limiting the RNC?s ability to engage or assist in voter fraud prevention unless the RNC obtains the court?s approval in advance. The RNC appeals from a judgment of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey denying, in part, the RNC?s Motion to Vacate or Modify the Consent Decree. Although the District Court declined to vacate the Decree, it did make modifications to the Decree. The RNC argues that the District Court abused its discretion by modifying the Decree as it did and by declining to vacate the Decree. For the following reasons, we will affirm the District Court?s judgment.”
The relevant text from the decree is:
(e) refrain from undertaking any ballot security activities in polling places or election districts where the racial or ethnic composition of such districts is a factor in the decision to conduct, or the actual conduct of, such activities there and where a purpose or significant effect of such activities is to deter qualified voters from voting; and the conduct of such activities disproportionately in or directed toward districts that have a substantial proportion of racial or ethnic populations shall be considered relevant evidence of the existence of such a factor and purpose;
(f) refrain from having private personnel deputized as law enforcement personnel in connection with ballot security activities.