Dear Readers: One of the take-home messages from last weekend’s American Policy Summit was the enormous scope of vote fraud that is taking place across the country. It has become apparent that, as more citizens have become engaged in the full political process (e.g., becoming poll watchers), the legal process is being undermined so that the will of the Ruling Class and its Bureau-stocracy is enacted. To my mind, one of the most contemptible actions a politician can take is to make vote fraud easier. Winning an election by cheating is not honorable. No matter how noble the goal, the fruits of a tainted election are poisoned.
Sadly, I return to find out that San Diego is ground zero for Governor Brown’s tactics to force passage of the 5-year tax-rate extensions in his quest to save his union-buddies from having to cut back on all their perks. Most of my friends will recall that we citizen activists worked diligently to prevent a 2-year extension proposed in 2009, and we were successful.
Southern California Tax Revolt Coalition’s Sarah Bond has this information:
Please call the Elections and Constitutional Amendments Committee where this Bill now sits and tell them San Diego does not want a mail in only ballot system. We have seen historically that these systems are rampant with fraud. They are trying to take away our right to monitor the voting system and structure!
CALL these members of the Committee and Just Say NO TO MAIL IN ONLY BALLOTS!
Senator Correa: 916-651-4034 and 714-558-4400 ( phone)
Senator LaMalfa: 916-651-4004 and 916-445-7750 fax
Senator DeLeon: 916-651-4022 and 213-612-9566
Senator Gaines: 916-651-4001 and 209-223-9140
Senator Lieu: 916-651-4028 and 916-323-6056 fax and 310-318-6994
SCTRC President Dawn Wildman notes: “I am shocked that Sacramento legislators would take such a bold step to de-legitimize the elections in this state. We know historically that the states with mail in only ballots see a massive increase in voter fraud. For the legislators to take away the voters ability to ensure integrity of the vote is reprehensible.”
Just to put it in perspective, True the Vote has some details on the corruption and problems rife within the absentee and early voting systems — and these bear strongly upon what can occur if mail-in only systems are allowed to proceed.
# The conspirator applies for an absentee ballot by forging a voter’s signature on the application or obtaining the signature through coercion, trickery, or bribery.
# The election official mails the absentee ballot and voter affidavit to the address listed on the application, either a real address or one controlled by the conspirator.
# Election officials usually post the names of voters who were sent absentee ballots and the dates they were mailed, making it easy for the conspirator to intercept them. Ballots may be also sent to addresses controlled by the conspirator.
# The conspirator completes the absentee ballot and forges the voter’s signature, or else the voter signs and completes the ballot as directed by the conspirator.
# The conspirator then mails or hand-deli ers the ballot to the election official.
One of the claims that will be made is that mail-in only will be “cheaper” and “easier”. How much, then is a real vote count worth to Californians? How valuable can election results be if it becomes easier to steal the vote of American citizens?
And, speaking of those tax-rate extensions, SCTRC’s Dawn Wildman notes that Republicans Tom Berryhill, Sam Blakeslee and Bill Emerson are ready to cave into the Governor’s request for a special election on this matter.
Sen. Sam Blakeslee, R-San Luis Obispo, declined to comment Thursday on a report in the Wall Street Journal that he and two other Republicans in Sacramento are trying to cut a deal with Gov. Jerry Brown to let voters decide on Brown’s tax extension proposal.
As Dawn notes: They need to have their office phones melted
1.) Tom Berryhill
2.) Sam Blakeslee
State Capitol, Room 4070
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4015
Fax: (916) 445-8081
1104 Palm Street
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
3.) Bill Emerson
State Capitol, Room 4082
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4037
Fax: (916) 327-2187
73-710 Fred Waring Drive, #108
Palm Desert, CA 92260
Phone: (760) 568-0408
Fax: (760) 568-1501
5225 Canyon Crest Dr., Suite 360
Riverside, CA 92507
Phone: (951) 680-6750
Fax: (951) 680-6757
Here are some news items from the SLOBs (San-Diego Local Order of Bloggers) that cover related topics:
A little known fact in the debate over California’s $27 billion budget shortfall is the role the judiciary has played in adding to the problem. The U-T had a decent article on the issue. Some nuggets of judicially mandated spending:
* Increase of $1.3 billion for prison health care.
* The legislature cut wages of in-home care workers, and restricted eligibility, but a judge reversed this.
* The state was enjoined from cutting Medi-Cal reimbursement rates by the 9th circuit.
* Some of the state workers have been exempted from furloughs.
* Judges have ordered school funding levels increased under Proposition 98.</blockquote
From W.C. Varones: Gas up 16 cents in four days. Stag-flation-tastic!
* Shane Atwell: “A ‘Right’ that Imposes a Burden is Not a Right“.
* Richard Rider: California’s Troubling Decline vs Other Nations