Ohio is no stranger to vote fraud. There have been several issues over the past few years that illustrate a substantial need for election reforms in the crucial swing state. But, despite steps taken by the Ohio legislature and Secretary of State John Husted to ensure a fair election, the left continues to sink millions of dollars into blocking and undoing as much of the common sense legislation as possible. It is not out of fear for citizens but rather fear of losing the White House.
Just last month, Rebecca Hammond was charged with filing thirty-five fictional voter registration applications. An election in Lorain was invalidated because voter fraud made the difference in the outcome. Aliens are voting in Ohio elections. In 2008, Obama campaign volunteers such as Amy Little and Yolanda Hippensteele committed criminal voter fraud when they illegally voted in Ohio even though they lived elsewhere. And who can forget Cincinnati election official Meloweese Richardson who boasted she voted six times for President Obama and was treated as a hero by Ohio Democrats when she was released from jail?
Criminal voter fraud in Ohio helps Democrats win elections, and Democrats know it. That’s why they are pouring millions into overturning election integrity laws in the federal courts. The laws enacted in Ohio were specifically designed to stop election gangsters like Little, Hippensteele and Richardson.
Without winning Ohio, the Left cannot retain power over the executive branch in November. That’s why Democrats are fighting so hard in court to strike these election reforms down. That’s why they’ve brought so many lawsuits, to undo the efforts of Secretary Husted and the Ohio legislature to stop the gangsters.
While both the legislature and the Secretary Husted have been working diligently to ensure a fair and honest election in 2016, the steps they have taken to rectify the problem have been met with lawsuit after lawsuit from those who seek to yet again, steal the election.
Here's how it works. Democrats and their pals in law schools and at legacy news outlets roll an endless loop tape that “voter fraud is a myth.” When Democrats are convicted of voter fraud in a key swing state, it goes right down the memory hole. When government officials pass laws to remedy the problem, Democrats and their deep pocketed allies go to federal court to overturn the laws, claiming they discriminate against minorities.
The institutional Left knows that controlling election process rules is the first step to controlling policy. Conservatives and Republicans usually pay more attention to the policy, and not to the process. Ohio was a rare exception, and some sought to clean up the process. But now federal courts are undoing the cleaning and bringing back the mess just in time for November.
And, it will likely be a mess. How many more convictions are required to show vote fraud is real? Not only that it is real but it is far more prevalent than most believe. The liberals and Democrats in the state have a plan. It’s the same as last cycle. Maintain the status quo and work behind the scenes to manipulate the election results. In Ohio, we know the issues occur based on those who have been caught. Is there any way to know how many get away with it?
To really turn Ohio into a mess, a third case was filed in April by the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless, the Soros-funded DEMOS and the ACLU seeking to stop Ohio Secretary of State Husted from cleaning the voter rolls. Many counties in Ohio had more registered voters than people alive thanks to the shoddy performance of the former Democrat Ohio Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner. In this new case, the plaintiffs make the preposterous claim that election officials cannot use inactivity when cleaning voting rolls – something federal law obligates them to do.
We recently pointed out the concerns presented by bloated voter rolls in a few blogs regarding the current zombie infestation at the polls in California [Part 1, Part 2]. If the dead returning from the grave to vote is not reason enough to keep state polls current, I doubt anything ever will be. We need integrity in our elections. We must continue to fight for common sense reforms that limit the potential for fraud. Voter ID laws certainly address in-person fraud; however, as Secretary Husted and the Ohio legislature have most certainly figured out given the severity of the issues in their state, many additional reforms are needed to adequately address the issue of election integrity.