Green Room

Is Obama courting the ‘dead’ vote?

posted at 11:16 am on January 20, 2012 by

Talk about your silent majority! A new undercover video by James O’Keefe, the man who brought down ACORN, shows voters receiving ballots for the New Hampshire primary despite the notable handicap of being dead!

All of these voters were registered Democrats, which may be a coincidence—or maybe not. New Hampshire remains one of 20 states that require no voter ID, and its Democratic governor, John Lynch, vetoed a voter ID bill that came across his desk last year.

And even if it had passed, it would have doubtless hit the same obstacle ecountered by South Carolina, whose new voter ID law was shot down by the Holder Justice Department. The matter is headed to the courts.

Of course, dead people casting votes is nothing new. In 2008,Minnesota Majority, a conservative watchdog group, found that over 2,800 Minnesotans who had voted in the general election had previously been flagged by an independent data collection service as “deceased.” It is precisely because of such clear breaches that one might expect the Justice Department and the Obama administration to be vigorous champions of voter ID laws.

The fact that they are not raises questions. So does the curious coincidence that last November the Justice Department signed the early release from federal prisons of some 12,000 crack dealers, at least 1,900 of which will be on the streets in time to vote this November. The action was made possible by the “Fair Sentencing Act,” passed by the Democratic-controlled Congress in 2010, which argued that sentencing for cocaine dealers unfairly discriminates against blacks, who tend to traffic in the more deadly crack cocaine while their counterparts are more partial to selling powder cocaine.

Related Articles

Follow me on Twitter or join me at Facebook. You can reach me at howard.portnoy@gmail.com or by posting a comment below.

Recently in the Green Room:

Blowback

Note from Hot Air management: This section is for comments from Hot Air's community of registered readers. Please don't assume that Hot Air management agrees with or otherwise endorses any particular comment just because we let it stand. A reminder: Anyone who fails to comply with our terms of use may lose their posting privilege.

Trackbacks/Pings

Trackback URL

Comments

In answer to your question, Yes. And the illegal vote and the K-9 vote and anything else his ground teams can line up.

CrazyGene on January 20, 2012 at 11:41 AM

It’s long been established in blue states that the dead have the same right as the living to vote multiple times at every election for the Democrat of their choice. If not, our elections will no longer be of the Democrats, by the Democrats, and for the Democrats. How many of you really want to be responsible for taking away Zombie Lincoln’s right to vote in Illinois later this year to reelect Obama? That would go against every liberal political tradition and should be unconstitutional.

Gladtobehere on January 20, 2012 at 12:43 PM

COURTING the dead vote?
The Dems have always had the dead vote. They’re the perfect Dem voters – they’re unemployed deadbeats, they don’t think too much about the issues, they don’t ask the wrong questions, they don’t contribute anything to society, and they consistently vote exactly how the Dems tell them.

dentarthurdent on January 20, 2012 at 12:59 PM

Courting the dead vote? Well duh. These are Chicago democrats. Does a bear squat in the woods? Is the sky blue? Is the Pope Catholic? Why does anyone even feel the need to ask this question? It is one of the ways that dems win close elections and has been for many years; along with ballot stuffing, identity fraud, suppression of military absentee votes etc., etc. And they get away with it by appointing corrupt flaks like Eric Holder to positions of authority. Their voters deny it because it is only ever revealed by evil Republicans. The marxist media says “nothing to see here, move along folks, move along”. No one loves being lied to more than a democrat voter.

SteveThomas on January 20, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Obscure fact: George Romero’s Night of the Living Dead was based on the 1960 Presidential election in Chicago. I am not kidding, watch the part where they try to get the gas in the truck but it explodes, look at the zombies, several of them are carrying punch card ballots and two have a little sticker saying “I voted.”

Smedley on January 20, 2012 at 4:46 PM

Of course, but cue the Leftie acolytes to scream bloody racism.

Having a nebulous and cheatable voting system is a sacred right, don’tchaknow!

chimney sweep on January 20, 2012 at 9:59 PM

sentencing for cocaine dealers unfairly discriminates against blacks, who tend to traffic in the more deadly crack cocaine while their counterparts are more partial to selling powder cocaine.

So, what is wrong with having more stiff sentencing of people who sell more deadly junk than others? If this was the stated reason for the legislation, the Dems must have a really low opinion of the intelligence of the American people. Of course, it may be justified, based on the results of the last presidential election.

Longhorn Six on January 21, 2012 at 11:36 AM