MSNBC host: There are studies that show you are “literally” more likely to be beamed up by a UFO than find a case of voter fraud

posted at 7:21 pm on March 24, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

Last week, a federal judge ruled in favor of Kansas and Arizona in their suit to get the federal government on board with their voter-ID laws that require new voters to provide a birth certificate, passport, or other documentation to prove their citizenship. The federal voter registration form only requires that new voters sign a statement declaring that they are citizens, and the Federal Election Assistance Commission had been giving state officials nothing but grief in trying to change the federal form in their states to comply with their new laws. Progressives are pretty upset about the ruling, as well as some of the other voter-ID victories that have played out across the country recently, because — as they relentlessly insist — voter fraud isn’t actually a thing that exists in the real world. It’s obviously just a ploy completely pulled out of thin air by racist, poor-and-elderly-hating Republicans looking to disenfranchise minority and normally Democratic voters. In fact, as Joy Reid informed us today on MSNBC, you’re more likely to be abducted by aliens than find an in-person instance of voter fraud. They’ve done studies, you know. Watch it at Mediaite:

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There have been a lot of studies on this, right? There’s a lot of studies that show that you’re literally more likely to be beamed up into a UFO or be struck by lightning than to find in-person voter fraud. Why is it your party seems fixated on trying to go after early voting, trying to go after, you know, forcing people to bring a birth certificate, all things that just happen to impact minorities and people who tend to vote for the Democratic party?

…I posted this video last week, but if you haven’t seen it yet and watch only one video today, make it this one.


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Who did this study? Paul Krugman?

ConstantineXI on March 24, 2014 at 7:29 PM

Harry Reid. It’s where all those children I was told he abducted went. *cough*

Nobody said verbaldouche was intelligent – just that he can form coherent sentences.

Lanceman on March 24, 2014 at 7:36 PM

And there are days even that much is questionable.

Agreed. And no absentee voting. It is a privilege to be able to vote so if you cannot make time to go vote, what you get is your fault.

Kaffa on March 24, 2014 at 7:51 PM

No. Absentee voting is necessary. I had to do it my very first election after getting out of the military, since my job would have me away from home (on a US Navy ship, no less) when election day rolled around. (Besides absentee voting while in the military.)
I went down to the election office and asked about the process for absentee voting. After giving my reason, the lady asked “Would you like to do it now?” I had already looked at the ballot, so I agreed. She sent me to a voting booth right there, and I voted, sealed it in an envelope, and turned it in. Easy peasy. Oh, and I had to show my ID to get the ballot, too.
I don’t agree with multiple days to vote. That does tend toward fraud. And, it directly addresses your point of “if it’s too hard, then maybe you shouldn’t vote”. I think you should get to do absentee voting, however (they should require a reason, though – under oath).

GWB on March 25, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Thought on voter fraud in Oregon.

Would a pressure/heat square, where you press your thumb as a means of identification seem to intrusive? One which is kept inside the ballot envelope so others will not see.

In theory bad ‘thumbprints’ (where they improperly smeared it, did not apply, or where there is an otherwise bad reading) could be filtered for further review using existing methods.

Cost should not be prohibitive, it would not require photo Identification (which would neuter arguments from the left except for those missing thumbs, which can be noted in voter documents)

It would mean probably 90% of ballots would be instantly ‘good with thumb prints that do not match other thumb prints (prints not to be stored except during election ballot counting and to be redone if recounts are needed) 9% would need a minor assist to make them work through the machine, and 1% would need analysis for voter fraud worries. These are estimations of course based upon guesses, but best guess from a mathematician.

Would this be acceptable to fellow conservatives? What worries would you have? Can I get some feed back?

OregonPolitician on March 25, 2014 at 9:15 AM

Joy Reid obviously took the President’s advice and had her cable shut off so she could pay her obamacare premium…because if she had been watching TV – specifically the NEWS – she would have watched as a poll worker bragged on TV how she voted for Obama 5 (FIVE) times to help him win their district. She would have also seen how this woman was ARRESTED for Voter Fraud a few days later. She would also have seen Obama’s DOJ ‘toadie’, Eric Holder, roll in not long after that and order that all charges against this woman be dropped.

Or perhaps Ms. Reid never saw any of this because she had been beamed up by aliens, mind altered, and was just returned to earth.

easyt65 on March 25, 2014 at 9:40 AM

forcing people to bring a birth certificate

Really? Forcing people to bring a birth certificate?

All you need is a form of ID when you vote. Nearly everybody has one in their wallet right now. Most of the rest can bring a birth certificate to a state office and get an ID card there FOR FREE, and then put THAT in their wallet right now.

all things that just happen to impact minorities and people who tend to vote for the Democratic party?

So, basically, you’re saying that Democrats have no means of identifying themselves?

The Schaef on March 25, 2014 at 9:46 AM

Cost should not be prohibitive, it would not require photo Identification (which would neuter arguments from the left except for those missing thumbs, which can be noted in voter documents)

OregonPolitician on March 25, 2014 at 9:15 AM

What about those who are all thumbs? Which one would they use?

The main problem here is having your thumbprint on file with the government. There is a push to not have the government keep fingerprints (or other biometrics) on file, except for convicted felons. It’s much too easy to start a fishing expedition with that sort of database.

GWB on March 25, 2014 at 10:27 AM

The left has made voting a science and the White House controlled media can deny it till the cows come home but it’s a fact. In the news this week was a voter that voted six times for Obama yet the left denies the facts. Ohio had areas that had more votes than the population, please explain that one. Why is it our legislators won’t pass a law for an ID to vote? Explain this.

mixplix on March 25, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Which three? You mean the ones done by Harry Reid?

NoPain on March 25, 2014 at 10:38 AM

duh…..Why no Voter Fraud with no voter ID…..???

Guy walks in, says I’m Joe Blow (no ID)…..poll worker finds Joe blow on the rolls, and says go over and VOTE. He does.

walks out the door…….no ID given, on a VOTE given. 2 Hours later, Joe Blow walks in, the REAL Joe. Poll worker says you already voted, and Joe proceeds to Prove who he is…..

Any body know who was the FIRST JOE ? Got an address ? Description of his car, license plate……..ANYTHING ?

Nope…..no fraud arrest, no clue who it was, no voter Fraud Case. Repeat in all NON VOTER ID States, ad nauseum.

That is why you can’t find Voter Fraud in the news…..

JayTee on March 25, 2014 at 11:13 AM

So what she is saying is that minorities and Democrats don’t;

buy alcohol,

drive cars,

fly on planes,

cash checks,

use credit cards,

visit hospitals,

or any other daily endeavors that require basic ID, is that right?

Neitherleftorright on March 25, 2014 at 1:24 PM

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_24579855/arapahoe-da-charges-four-after-voter-fraud-investigation

There’s 4 people arrested for voting improperly, and 10 released after voting improperly as they were “confused and tricked” into thinking they had a legal right to vote when they didn’t.

Now, can I get my documented 14 government investigation verified UFO abductions?

Maybe we’ll finally open up Area 51 and find out that Aliens in conjunction with the UK Milk Marketing Board and controlling the Illuminati Masters with a combination of Chemtrails and HAARP frequencies.

Or we’ll find out that MSNBC doesn’t know what “literally” means.

gekkobear on March 25, 2014 at 3:09 PM

And spells her name with a K

If you are going to bitch about someone mispelling,, you should probably spell thier name correctly.

Don’tcha think?

wolly4321 on March 24, 2014 at 8:56 PM

I never mis-spelled her name. That was the previous commenter.

nazo311 on March 25, 2014 at 4:01 PM

forcing people to bring a birth certificate

Really? Forcing people to bring a birth certificate?

All you need is a form of ID when you vote. Nearly everybody has one in their wallet right now. Most of the rest can bring a birth certificate to a state office and get an ID card there FOR FREE, and then put THAT in their wallet right now.

You mean bring a birth certificate just like EVERYONE has to do in order to sign up for Medicare or collect Social Security??? Poor babies!!!

/snark>

landlines on March 25, 2014 at 4:27 PM

Joy Reid has never heard of Melowese Richardson, a Hamilton County, Ohio poll worker who was convicted and jailed for vote fraud after casting at least six ballots for Obama in the 2012 election.

Colony14 on March 25, 2014 at 6:50 PM

You mean bring a birth certificate just like EVERYONE has to do in order to sign up for Medicare or collect Social Security??? Poor babies!!!

/snark>

landlines on March 25, 2014 at 4:27 PM

You can’t get into a hospital or see a doctor now without picture ID, they demand it, and they don’t just look at it, they scan it into your file.

slickwillie2001 on March 25, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Stay out of North Carolina. More than 35,000 plus chances of being beamed up!!!!

rubykatherine on April 6, 2014 at 3:24 PM

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