Tuesday, November 13, 2012




Government pressure to remove billboards against voter fraud is not “market forces”

Earlier, I wrote about illogical but widespread claims (found on Huffington Post, Daily Kos, and elsewhere) that billboards noting “Voter Fraud Is a Felony” were illegal voter intimidation or suppression, and explained why those billboards were constitutionally protected speech. (Putting aside the legalities, why would anyone even object to “suppressing” a fraudulent, illegal vote, such as a repeat voter who dilutes the votes of valid voters, or someone who steals their identity?)

In response, a commenter exulted in the fact that the billboard company, Clear Channel, took down the billboards under political pressure, writing that the billboards were “malicious messages” and defending the billboards’ removal by saying “that only market forces” were “brought to bear. Now, everyone knows that voting is a right, not a crime!”  But illegal voting can be a crime, such as the fraudulent votes cast by former Maryland Congressional candidate Wendy Rosen.  (She withdrew her candidacy after it was discovered that she had illegally voted in both Maryland and Florida). 

And the billboards were removed under pressure from government officials, like Cleveland City Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland.  The wife of U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown, who also pressured the company to take down the billboards, has claimed that “Voter fraud is a myth” in Ohio, “just as it is everywhere else in the country.”  This claim on her part was obviously false.  But such claims are often made by people who know better.

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13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Meh. This is from the same folks who brought you "Undocumented workers" to replace "Illegal aliens" and "Armed non-state actors" to replace "terrorism".

Bird of Paradise said...

Stuck with a tyrant for four more years and those who reelected him will want to kick themselves in the rear when they lose their jobs to the illegal aliens

Anonymous said...

The US boasts about its advanced technology, yet even by 2012 it can't devize a voting system where voters'ID can be checked properly and the vote cast only once.

Anonymous said...

Bird, you missed something: Those who reelected Obama (peace be upon him) don't have jobs. They're the handout recipients who gladly voted him in so they can continue receiving their freebies.

It is the middle class that needs to fear as our jobs are slowly eliminated, outsourced, and offshored.

Anonymous said...

Anon 3:32 AM, the technology is there, but THAT is not the issue. The problem is with all the Liberals continually fighting against even requiring a picture ID. They claim that doing so infringes on the rights of, or disenfranchises the poor. Sorry, but getting a valid photo ID is a simple process, and that people balk at it just proves their laziness.

Anonymous said...

Without voter fraud, without millions of illegals voting, the Demoncrats, the MSM, and the rest of the left, would not, could not, win an election.

The reelection of the Muslim-in-Chief proved that fair elections are a thing of the past, assuming they ever existed. Obviously, it is not a subject that interests the American sheeple.

Make no mistake, what you are seeing is the death of America.

Anonymous said...

Where were these "voter fraud is a myth" types when the dem tweeted how proud he was that he voted 5 times?

Anonymous said...

If voter fraud is a myth, why then did they accuse Bush of it in '04?

DailyKenn.com said...

Voter fraud is a myth

but . . .

Rev Jesse Jackson claims long lines at polling places is evidence of racism!

Anonymous said...

America has become a nation of weak, gullible, sheep, who lack the will to even save their own country. People like that don't deserve to have a country, and soon they won't.

Go Away Bird said...

Jessie Jackasson and his #1 son need to both jump off a cliff together their nothing but troublemakers

Anonymous said...

God bless President Obama.

Kee Bird said...

Annon 2:17 some fools said the same thing about HITLER and STALIN to