Voter ID Laws – Obama Decries Voter Fraud as Bogus

Editor’s Note – The left has chosen to champion an issue that does not exist while decrying facts of one that does – demonstrably.

They say that Voter ID Laws curb voting and that real voter fraud does not exist to warrant such laws, all the while blaming the right.

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Catherine Englebrecht of True the Vote

Obama, along with his henchman, Eric Holder, constantly tell us that voter ID laws are preventing voting instead of making it easier, all while stating that these laws are unneeded because there really isn’t any voter fraud occurring.

However, the ‘weaponization’ of the government has been their choice to drive their points home on all fronts.

They repeat this mantra hoping ill-informed people will continue to be just that, ill-informed, and will continue to believe their propaganda about Voter ID Laws.

The problem is that there are many ways to see the proof that voter IDs are necessary and do not stop or infringe upon anyone wishing to vote and that voter fraud is rampant in all states.

Catherine Englebrecht of True the Vote can prove this. Yes, that Catherine Englebrecht, of the now infamous IRS hearings, the weaponization of the IRS. The very person who Elijah Cummings, D-MD (Ranking Member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee) attempted to investigate per newly revealed emails as we witnessed this week.

New IRS emails released by the House Oversight Committee show staff working for Democratic Ranking Member Elijah Cummings communicated with the IRS multiple times between 2012 and 2013 about voter fraud prevention group True the Vote. True the Vote was targeted by the IRS after applying for tax exempt status more than two years ago. (Read the rest at TownHall.)

This all started for Englebrecht because of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas in 2010, when she accused Englebrecht’s organization of interfering with voters and committing crimes as Engelbrecht and her teams taught people how to monitor voting to ferret out fraud. We are confident that the truth about both Lee and Cummings will be forthcoming soon; along with due punishment.

Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) asked Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate election integrity org True the Vote and its associated Tea Party group, King Street Patriots, immediately before the IRS and DOJ began targeting the group in June 2010.

Rep. Jackson Lee sent a letter to Holder which alleged that True the Vote was intimidating voters and their election monitors were crossing the line in unspecified “instances” of voter intimidation. The letter went on to directly assert that the “alleged events” were factual and that the True the Vote effort was behind the crimes. The letter offered no documented instances or data of any kind.

The letter, titled “Voter Intimidation in Houston, Texas and Request for DOJ Poll Monitors to Be Sent,” urged Holder to investigate with his DOJ and stated, “As a senior Member of the House Judiciary Committee, I urge you to order an immediate investigation into these incidents, and call for the Department of Justice to send poll monitors to Harris County immediately to ensure a safe and neutral voting environment during the November 2 election.”

“It was strange and concerning,” said Catherine Englebrecht, founder of King Street Patriots and True the Vote. “She first said there were unspecified reports of crimes and that we were believed to be behind them. In the next paragraph, she began specifically stating that the events did occur, thus accusing us of crimes.” (Read more here.)

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Elijah Cummings and Darrell Issa

Darrel Issa, R-CA, Chairman of Oversight committee seems to be playing the cards very well in exposing the real fraud that is the Democrat Party’s desire to shut down the 1st amendment rights of those who disagree with them.

Here is just a sample of what True the Vote has documented:

How popular is Voter ID?

Of course, these facts do not deter Obama and his merry band of liars from calling them “bogus” and using the government as a weapon:

Obama decries ‘bogus’ voter fraud complaints

By Justin Cink – The Hill

President Obama labeled complaints about voter fraud “bogus” and accused Republicans of cynically trying to prevent Americans from accessing the polls in a fiery speech Friday at a civil rights forum hosted by Al Sharpton.

Obama argued that attempts in some states to impose new voter identification restrictions were actually efforts by Republicans to make “it harder, not easier to vote.” And the president said that while voter fraud should be prevented, it rarely occurred.

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“So let’s be clear, the real voter fraud is the people who try to deny our rights by making bogus arguments about voter fraud,” Obama said.

Obama sad that the efforts betrayed a weakness within the Republican Party, saying his opposition needed to restrict poll access to remain competitive.

“If your strategy depends on fewer people showing up to vote, that’s not a sign of strength, it’s a sign of weakness,” Obama said.

“What kind of political platform is that?” he added. “Why would you make that part of your agenda, preventing people from voting?”

Obama called on Congress to pass an updated formula that would restore a central provision of the Voting Rights Act.

Last year, the Supreme Court gutted a part of the historic civil rights legislation that required certain jurisdictions with a history of discrimination to clear changes in voting procedures with the federal government.

The court said Congress could update the formula for “pre-clearance,” but lawmakers have been unable to agree on new standards.

Some Southern states have subsequently moved aggressively to impose new, tougher voter ID requirements. Supporters of the legislation, including many Republicans, argue the new standards help prevent voter fraud.

But Democrats say the changes are really intended to exclude poor, minority and young voters who might not have the required photo identification and for whom obtaining it would prove costly.

“Just to be clear, I know where my birth certificate is, but a lot of people don’t,” Obama quipped, in reference to the campaign controversy over his birthplace. “I think it’s still up on a website. You remember that? That was crazy. That was some crazy stuff. I hadn’t thought about that in a while.”

Obama accused Republicans lawmakers of “changing the rules to try to restrict people’s access to the ballot.”

And the president said he would have Attorney General Eric Holder review all of the laws being passed for possible legal challenges.

“I will not let voter suppression go unchallenged,” Obama said.

But he also encouraged the assembled crowd to turn out and volunteer to register voters, even as restrictions tightened.

The president did not discuss alternative proposals to combat changes to voting laws.

Earlier this week, civil rights leader Andrew Young suggested Obama provide free Social Security cards with photos to all citizens, in a proposal endorsed by Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter.

Earlier in the day, White House press secretary Jay Carney said the administration hadn’t had a chance to renew the proposal.

“We haven’t had an opportunity to review all of the implications of that idea that Bill Clinton and others have put forward, but generally speaking on the question of voting rights, President Obama believes we should be making it easier and not harder for every eligible citizen to vote,” Carney said.