Bedfellows Breed Voting Fraud
Since the first casting of goat and sheep shoulder blades 2500 years ago in the Cradle of Democracy, politicians have tried to rig the voting. Votes are the blood of democracy. Votes should be collected and counted under uniform procedures to prevent infection by political aides.
The various political solutions to the Y2K election fiasco have political not problem-solving goals. As one writer noted: All key players are major figures in political parties. No non-partisan citizen committees. The Democrats want laws that embarrass the Republicans. Neither party addresses the central role of fraud by voter registrars. As long as the habitual office-holder controls the vote counter, re-election is assured. to wit,
My personal experience (previous section) shows that, at least Virginia's, voter registrars will collude to discourage voters.
Voting fraud is part of the current campaign financing process. The percentage points that a voter registrar can quietly alter, in private time, cost less than buying the same percentage points cost in advertising dollars. The number one concern of habitual politicians is getting re-elected. They will breach no reform that meaningfully changes their re-election control. Nubs1, Nubs2
As a whole, the political proposals should be viewed as smoke and noise to distract people from the real issue: the vote riggers.
Primary Problem: Relationship between Voter Registrars and Habitual Politicians
As Boss Tweed and Joe Stalin said, it's the vote counters who count. Vote
stuffing and stealing is a way of life for the majority of voter registrars
across the country. Why?
As noted by one writer: "In the end partisans count votes.Elected or politically appointed officials control the process at the local level, partisan state officials control it at the state level, and judges subject to partisan pressure make the final calls." The amazing thing for the highly interested independent on the sidelines was how long the habitual politicians engaged in the mutually self-destructive frenzy of accusations.
In some cases, the voter registrars use their offices to keep qualified candidates off the ballot by erasing and losing candidate's petitions who are running for elective office: Virginia Voter Registrar Fraud, 1999. Even worse is when numerous voter registrars act collectively in unison to discourage fraud investigation, organized corruption.
Most election fraud does not have the money involved as the Y2K Presidential. It takes money to contest registrar fraud and election theft. The price of democracy is like the Freedom of Information Act--the cost of lawyers. The average citizen gets shut out if he does not have the money to contest the theft.