Is Our Voting System Bullet Proof- The Short Answer “NO”
WHAT HAPPENS BEFORE THE BALLOTS HIT THE AUDITOR’S OFFICE
After years of observation I can see where we have excellent vote counters. They are told what to count and do so diligently.
They even did their part of the job when Sam Reed allowed King County to count “found” votes (weeks after the election) that gave the 2004 Governor’s election to Christine Gregoire instead of the Winner Dino Rossi.
(It was later found that many voters were Felons and should not have voted in the election)
It was unprovable whether felons elected the Governor Gregoire that year.
And that my friends is the crux of this article and the problem.
Who is responsible for the integrity of our voting system BEFORE the votes get to be counted?
Who makes certain that the citizens of the United States, the Republic and the Constitution are protected from “foreign invasion” and down right fraudulent voting on a mass scale?
And who should be responsible.
It is an important question and this article will only raise the question because we have a Presidential Candidate who has said he may not accept the results if he does not win. Does he have a point?
Well, sadly, in the State of Washington, at least, he may have a point. He may even have a point Nationwide.
Here’s the facts. In Washington State as nationwide voting officials cannot by law check Voter ID and they certainly cannot check or verify citizenship.
Even the the Secretary of State thinks this is a big problem.
Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman
The person she is talking about becoming a citizen is the Turkish Shooter at Mt Vernon’s Cascade Mall “As I have been saying for two weeks now, there is no authority for my office nor the auditors to verify citizenship status for any registered voter in our state law, hence our legislative proposal. Just to let you know, the latest information I have heard on his status is he became a citizen days before the shooting. As the investigation continues, if that is confirmed, the three times he voted would have been violations of state law. Those are Class C felonies punishable by up to 5 years in prison and up to $10K fine. Let the investigation run its course and if proven true, I am sure the prosecutor will include those charges.” END KIM WYMAN Quote.
The person in question had a green card… Did he think that gave him the right to check the box that he was a citizen on the on-line voting form? If so how many green cards have been issued in Washington State WITHOUT educating the green card holders they are NOT Citizens and cannot vote?
We know that NO government official checks this… they can’t by law. So what conclusion can we draw?:
There should not be any office holder who should feel they are empowered by the voters when the current system is custom built for fraudulent voting and non-citizens to vote.
There should not be any office holder who should feel that they should vote no on proposals in the State and Federal Legislatures that close these wide open invitations to committing felonies.
We should all vote for Kim Wyman because she is the only candidate and only person to propose legislation that begins the process of getting our voting system back to a point of getting the peoples trust back on real citizens voting here in the United States and Washington. ALTHOUGH a big piece of the proposal “Instant Voting Registration” Should be thrown out.
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Current Government Environmental dogma:
The Earth is warming
Increase in Carbon Dioxide is the only cause that matters.
Carbon Dioxide increase is caused by human activity.
Conclusion of the dogma:
Warming is happening, warming will continue to happen, warming will increase (INTO THE FUTURE) based on Human Behavior only.
Human policy in Washington State will be predicated on this conclusion and we must comply with all policies to save the earth from Carbon and only Carbon “overheating” IN THE FUTURE.
Washington State MUST lead in Carbon Only reduction by spending its tax dollars, potential jobs and give up its inexpensive power to get this done.
Professor Emeritus Don Easterbrook of WWU testified March 26th, 2013 in front of the Washington State Senate’s Energy Environment & Telecommunications Committee. The Link to the testimony is here.
Let your legislators know you want common sense legislation and common sense energy costs AND a real definition for “Green Energy”.
The List of Initiatives on the ballot this fall and the results of the Fourth Corner Survey. To find more information on the initiatives go to the Voter’s Pamphlet OR check out this website: Initiatives and EMS Levy
Initiative 732— Would place a new tax on energy/carbon while reducing the state sales tax. Do you support or oppose this new tax on energy?
Initiative 1433 would increase the state minimum
wage to $13.50 by 2020.
would urge a federal constitutional
amendment that limits constitutional
rights to people, not corporations.
Don’t Know 32.76%
would create a campaign-finance system allowing residents to direct state funds to qualifying candidates, repeal the non-resident sales-tax exemption, restrict employment of former public employees and lobbying, and revise campaign-finance laws.
Long time observer of State and Local Politics. Charlie was born and raised in Whatcom County Washington. Served in the US Air Force in the 70's and served for 12 years on the Meridian School Board (north of Bellingham Washington) and a stint on the County Charter Review Commission. Retired except for Blogging and enjoying life.