An in depth article over at MoneyTrendsResearch.com takes a good look at voter fraud charges being leveled at the Gingrich campaign, as well as peotential voter fraud by Romney himself: Virginia Officials Confirm Criminal Election Fraud Investigation Of Gingrich Campaign | MTR.
The gist of it is that despite all the Republicans bluster about voter fraud, it’s the top 2 GOP candidates that are presenting the biggest potential fraud cases. To date, none of the Republicans claims of voter fraud have ever been borne out. In the case filed in South Carolina where it was alleged that there were 953 “dead” voters, people who had lined up at the polls but who were actually dead, the allegations turned out to be completely bogus. In fact, there were only 10 that were questionable. Of those, 9 were clerical errors by poll workers, and one was someone who was registered, cast an absentee ballot, but died before the election.
The continued push for “Voter ID” is a ruse. They are acting like there is a problem that just doesn’t exist. And these laws will do nothing to deter the fraud present in absentee voting, where no IDs are checked.
But in the Gingrich case, there appears to be genuine fraud attempted. 1,500 bogus signatures were submitted, and according to the Gingrich campaign and the candidate himself, they know it was “one guy”. They won’t reveal who this “one guy” is, but it implies they know who it was that committed the fraud. So why was this guy hired? Why were the signatures to get Gingrich on the ballot not checked before submission?
In Romney’s case, it may be that he himself has committed voter fraud, perhaps using a false address to vote in Massachusetts when he was not an actual resident. Again, we have a hard time identifying it, as the address for the date in question was redacted from his income tax filing. Why would that be? Unless, perhaps, it reveals he voted when he was not an actual resident of the state.
All of this is, of course, conjecture. We can’t see the redacted address, and we haven’t heard who the “one guy” is. But these hidden bits of information are par for the course for the Republican frontrunners. Romney didn’t want to release his tax returns, then reluctantly did so. Which is when we found out about how little he has paid in taxes, and that he keep his money offshore. Gingrich has tried everything possible to downplay his multiple failed marriages (due to his adultery) and his role as an “adviser” (read lobbyist) for Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac. Some bastion of family values, eh?
To these candidates, the issue of honesty is moot. They wish to win, they wish to maintain the status quo. They will take as much money as can be funneled to them, either directly or indirectly through SuperPACs. They have no desire to represent the American people. They only wish to ensure that they continue to make money, that their benefactors continue to make money, and that the average American does not get any piece of that pie. They are not interested in the least in what the vast majority want or need.
If you are thinking of voting for either of these individuals, ask yourself a simple question: Can either of these individuals, who can’t tell the truth about their finances or their allegiances to big business, can they be trusted with your future?
If you cannot trust them, then why on Earth would you vote for them?