With the wild assortment of voting methods and all the voting LOCATIONS nationwide, I say there is no way our national elections can be influenced or altered enough to change the outcome of an election.
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Having said that, the best way to impact election results is by people voting multiple times, people NOT ELIGIBLE to vote going to the polls and voting, and CAST ballots being altered by dishonest poll workers or other election staff.
THIS IS HAPPENING MORE OFTEN WITH EVERY PASSING ELECTION!
Here's a wee history of voting METHODS... the link to the full article is at the bottom of this post.
In 1889, New York became the first American state to use these ballots. Gradually, it came to replace voting by ticket.
Although they were once common, today only 1.7% of registered voters use paper ballots. They are primarily used in small towns, rural areas, or for absentee voting.
MECHANICAL LEVER MACHINES:
Until recently, more than half of all American voters used machines with levers beside the name of each candidate. The voter entered a booth, drew a curtain, and then pulled the levers corresponding to each voting choice. The machines recorded the votes and the numbers of people voting.
In 1892. Rochester, New York, used them four years later and soon they were used across New York State. By 1930, residents of most major American cities voted on mechanical machines. In the 1996 presidential elections, however, roughly 20% of all voters used the machines, which are no longer made.
Note: When I lived in Raleigh, these lever machines were used in rural areas. When I was ushered into the voting cubicle, a volunteer showed me how to flip the lever at the top of the machine. She pushed the STRAIGHT DEMOCRAT handle over, and left it there. Luckily I shoved it back and flipped the STRAIGHT REPUBLICAN HANDLE, BUT NOT BEFORE NOTING THAT A STRAIGHT VOTE NEGATED ANY CHOICE OF THE VOTER WANTING TO VOTE FOR A CANDIDATE OF ANOTHER PARTY OR OF AN INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE. STRAIGHT MEANT STRAIGHT and many people missed that!
Punch cards were first used in two Georgia counties for the 1964 presidential primary election. In 1996, 37% of all voters used punch cards, including the 3.8 million registered voters in Los Angeles County, the nation's largest electoral jurisdiction.
(Remember the 'dangling chads' in a recent (2000) Florida presidential election - those were punch cards...In the 2000 United States presidential election, many Florida votes used Votomatic-style punched card ballots where incompletely punched holes resulted in partially punched chads: either a "hanging chad", where one or more corners were still attached, or a "fat chad" or "pregnant chad", where all corners were still attached, but an indentation appears to have been made. These votes were not counted by the tabulating machines. The aftermath of the controversy (see Bush v. Gore) caused the rapid discontinuance of punch card ballots in the United States.)
MARKSENSE: (I call this the PAPER BALLOT/MACHINE SCANNER)
The marksense system, also known as optical scan, is becoming more popular. In 1996, 25% of all American voters used the system. Optical scanning calls for voters to use a black marker fill in a circle, or box beside their voting choice. A scanning machine then picks up the dark markers on the paper, tabulating the results.
DIRECT RECORDING ELECTRONIC (DRE)
The direct recording electronic method, DRE, uses a voting machine with the candidates printed on a computer screen. The voters push a button or the appropriate spot on the surface to record their choices. Those wishing to write-in a candidate are able to use a keyboard to type the name. In 2004, nearly 29% of voters used a DRE system.
Used in localities where election results may be too close to call.
The entire point of this is that…. With 50 states and Puerto Rico voting, there are many, many methods of taking and calibrating votes. Voting begins with the state, then down to the counties, then to the precincts within the county. We as voters rely on the integrity of those working the polls at the local level.
VERY FEW OF THESE FOLKS ARE RUSSIANS!!!
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
[This was mostly from an email. I researched what I could and it seems authentic and SCARY AS HELL!!)
Jun 26, 2018
In a major upset for the Democratic Party establishment, Rep. Joe Crowley of New York lost his primary election unseated by a young progressive newcomer who reflects restiveness in the left wing of the party.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez did not defeat Crowley alone. She was recruited and supported by a political organization working to hijack the Democratic Party. OUR REVOLUTION, the largest Marxist front in America. And yes they love social media—it’s so easy to fool people there.
In 2016, a political action committee called the JUSTICE DEMOCRATS held auditions for candidates willing to endorse their far-left platform. It received over 10,000 nominations. Ocasio-Cortez’s brother submitted her name for the position while she was working at Flats Fix, a taco restaurant in Manhattan. The JUSTICE DEMOCRATS selected Ocasio-Cortez and 78 other candidates to run against moderate Democratic incumbents.
Of these candidates, (The Magnificent Seven) SEVEN WON SEATS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES!!!: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for New York’s 14th District, Ayanna Pressley for Massachusetts’ 7th District, Ilhan Omar for Minnesota’s 5th District, Pramila Jayapal for Washington’s 7th District, Rashida Tlaib for Michigan’s 13th District, Raúl Grinalva for Arizona’s 3rd District, and Ro Khanna for California’s 17th District.
What makes the Justice Democrats unusual is that it has partnered with another political action committee: OUR REVOLUTION, the largest Marxist front in America. The goal of both committees is to transform the Democratic Party from within. The JUSTICE DEMOCRATS and OUR REVOLUTION were formed out of the Bernie Sanders 2016 presidential campaign. Claiming more than 100,000 members in 50 states, Our Revolution acts as a front for the three most influential Marxist organizations in America: the Democratic Socialists of America, the Communist Party USA, and the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.
OUR REVOLUTION is recruiting far-left candidates to run as Democrats in state and local elections, while JUSTICE DEMOCRATS are recruiting potential far-left candidates for federal office.
Of the seven current congressional representatives that the JUSTICE DEMOCRATS helped win office, two are card-carrying members of the Democratic Socialists of America: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rep. Rashida Tlaib.
Most of the OUR REVOLUTION leadership comes from the Democratic Socialists of America. But some are members of the Freedom Road Socialist Organization or Communist Party USA. Communist Party USA leader John Bachtell explained their strategy for hijacking the Democratic Party in an online webinar on May 23, 2018, when he told an audience of activists from the Democratic Socialists, Freedom Road and Communist Party USA that they must campaign for openly socialist candidates within the Democratic Party as a means of challenging President Donald Trump.
It is not a coincidence that nearly every major proposal of today’s Democratic Party—from single-payer health care, amnesty for illegal aliens, normalization of relations with Communist Cuba, $15 per hour minimum wage, etc—originated with the Communist Party USA or Democratic Socialist of America. Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib may be the only official DSA members in Congress, but all 96 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are affiliated with political action committees that are effectively part of the world Communist movement.
Sunday, July 21, 2019
I found this interesting...
"In 1992, the United States welcomed 10 year old Ilhan Omar and her family into the United States. She was born in Somalia, one of the world's poorest countries, ruled by a Marxist Military Dictator.
She and her family fled a terrible Civil War, and ended up in a refugee camp in Kenya. She spent four years there, until America offered Asylum, and they settled in Minneapolis.
Omar's father drove a taxi at first, and then he got a job with the post office, the government.
Omar meanwhile, grew up free in the world's richest country, and with all the Bounty that implies. She went to a State University, and a few years later was elected a member of Congress. She was elected by voters who were proud to see an immigrant succeed.
Omar, at the age of 36, is now one of the most powerful women in America. It's an amazing story!
Only in America could this ever happened. Ilhan Omar has a lot to be thankful for!
But she isn't grateful. At all!
And after everything America has done for Omar, and her family, she hates this country more than ever!
In a recent piece in the Washington Post, a reporter puts it this way ...
"In Omar's version, America isn't the big-hearted country that saved her from a brutal war and a bleak refugee camp. It wasn't a meritocracy that helped her to attend college or vaulted her into Congress."
"Instead, it was the country that had failed to live up to its founding ideals, a place that had disappointed her and so many immigrants, refugees and minorities like her."
Omar isn't disappointed in America, she's enraged by it! Virtually every public statement she makes accuses Americans of bigotry and racism. This is an immoral country she says. She has undisguised contempt for the United States and its people.
That should worry you.
She is living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country.
A system designed to strengthen America is instead undermining it. The people we try hardest to help, have come to hate us.
It's maybe our fault, for asking too little of our immigrants. We don't ask them to assimilate, so they never feel fully American.
Or maybe the problem is deeper than that, we're importing people from places whose values are antithetical to ours.
But there is a problem. And whatever the cause, this is not sustainable.
No country can import large numbers of people who hate it and expect to survive. The Romans were the last to try that with predictable results.
So be grateful for ilhan Omar, annoying as she is. She is a living fire alarm, a warning to the rest of us, that we better change our immigration system immediately. Or else."
[From an email]