Trump’s Election Integrity Commission = BIGLY Sham

By Darrell Roberts

Who does not want fair American elections?

Does any non-politician American citizen support, encourage, or want voter fraud?  Naturally one might assume that the average person, if asked, would emphatically say, “No!”  In fact, most Americans are not eager for anyone (to include hostile foreign nations such as…Russia) interfering or meddling with the American election system.

USA! USA!

Our election system is currently being targeted and not just by the Russians.  In fact, that appears to be the whole purpose of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.  This “commission” seems to be nothing more than a brain child of President #LowVote to explain away his bigly loss in a popularity contest.  After all, this is the President who without any proof (other than what he “heard”) tweeted:

While feeling emboldened (again without any evidence) to add later:

However, #POTUSLowVote does not feel compelled to even stick to his original and seemingly made up numbers.  Reports indicate Trump’s claim that in the 2016 election–up to 5,000,000 illegal votes were cast.

President Trump is a liar, a bigly liar, nobody lies more than him, believe me.

Don’t trust me.  That’s part of the problem.  Too many have grown too gullible or willfully ignorant to believe whatever version of the ‘truth’ that suits one’s personal views.  Anyone willing to state something as a “fact” should offer evidence to support and verify their claim.  To confirm that President Trump is a liar, here is an article from the New York Times titled Trump Lies.  Unfortunately, the article’s last update was at the end of July 2017.  Thankfully, the Toronto Star has picked up the ball and their own up-to-date Trump lie counter.  No worries, as the Toronto Star’s lie counter is up to date and eloquently titled All 576 false claims Donald Trump has made as president.

The lies of Trump are so common that his supporters claim it as proof that he “tells it like it is.”

These supporters may also add that his lies are Trump’s way of standing up to the world run amok with Politically Correctness (“PC”).  However, not being “PC” does not extend a free pass on “FC” or Factual Correctness.

THE TRUTH AND FACTS MATTER!

Admittedly, it may be hard to overlook the obvious danger a temperamental mental dwarf (like Trump) presents to the world through his direct control of the strongest military ever assembled while also having his tiny little fingers so close…to the ‘button.’  To those that can not get past the obvious imminent threats–they could easily dismiss the lies from such a narcissistic dimwit as a mere face saving measure.  A dismissal of Trump’s lies overlooks an omnipresent hidden danger of those empowered by the whims of such an egotistical dummkopf**.

**Dummkopf is a real word–not just a clever jab to indicate Trump is a puppet of Russia.  #ComradeTrumpdummkopf  

One beneficiary of Trump’s impulsive bestowment of authority is Kris Kobach (the Vice Chairman of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity).   Mr. Kobach’s job is to “enhance the American people’s confidence in the integrity of the voting processes.”  Unfortunately, Mr. Kobach’s recent actions on voter fraud crush the confidence in his and the commission’s credibility.  One could reason that Mr. Kobach either acted in an overzealous fashion or may have an agenda to achieve a pre-determined outcome.  A case in point, Mr. Kobach recently made the false written claim:

“According to statistics released by the Speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives, on the date of the general election in November 2016, there were 6,540 same-day registrants who registered to vote in New Hampshire using an out-of-state driver’s license to prove their identity. In and of itself, that doesn’t prove that any fraud occurred – theoretically, each of those individuals could have been someone who recently moved to the State and had not yet had time to get a New Hampshire driver’s license. According to New Hampshire law, a new resident has 60 days to obtain a New Hampshire driver’s license.

So if those 6,540 voters were bona fide New Hampshire residents, they would get their driver’s license no later than January 7, 2017. However, the numbers tell a very different story. It turns out that, as of August 30, 2017 – nearly ten months after the election – only 1,014 of the 6,540 same-day registrants who registered with an out-of-state license had obtained a New Hampshire driver’s license. The other 5,526 individuals never obtained a New Hampshire driver’s license. And, of those 5,526, only 213 registered a vehicle in New Hampshire.

So 5,313 of those voters neither obtained a New Hampshire driver’s license nor registered a vehicle in New Hampshire. They have not followed the legal requirements for residents regarding driver’s licenses, and it appears that they are not actually residing in New Hampshire. It seems that they never were bona fide residents of the State.”

Based upon this information alone, Mr. Kobach boldly declares, “a pivotal, close election was likely changed through voter fraud on November 8, 2016: New Hampshire’s U.S. Senate Seat, and perhaps also New Hampshire’s four electoral college votes in the presidential election.”

Unfortunately, Mr. Kobach failed to follow basic research methods.  Plus, apparently, he missed an article from the New Hampshire Public Radio that asks Where Were Out-of-State IDs Used to Vote in New Hampshire Last November?

“Overall, the towns that see the highest rates of out-of-state IDs used at the polls are all home to college campuses: the University of New Hampshire (Durham, with some spillover in Dover and Portsmouth), Dartmouth (Hanover and Lebanon), Keene State University (Keene), Franklin Pierce University (Rindge), Plymouth State University (Plymouth), Saint Anselm University (near the border of Goffstown and Manchester), New England College (Henniker) and Southern New Hampshire University (Hooksett).

Otherwise, out-of-state IDs are used all across the state – but only in double- or single-digit numbers. About two dozen people used out-of-state IDs in Laconia, which has a fair number of seasonal homes. One person used a Florida ID to vote in Pittsburg, someone else presented a Maine ID in Waterville Valley and another used a South Dakota ID in Barrington, to name a few.

This data doesn’t do anything to prove, on its own, that New Hampshire’s elections are being infiltrated and influenced by out-of-state voters trying to game the results.

For one, we don’t know the party makeup of each individual first-time voter, nor can we know how they actually cast their ballots.

We do know that college towns have consistently given Democrats a boost, especially in general elections, but we can’t definitively say that it’s thanks to voters who register using out-of-state IDs — and even if that were the case, those votes would still be legal, under current law, as long as those voters are legally domiciled in New Hampshire when they cast their vote.”

 

Did voter fraud occur in New Hampshire?  If so, how many illegal votes?  The only way to know for certain is a further examination of the individual votes in question.  Through his reckless misrepresentation,  Mr. Kobach has proven that he is no expert, he does not instill confidence in the American election process, and he may misusing his position to reach a politically pre-determined outcome.  Time and again, feckless partisan hacks have misconstrued a grain of truth to spread both mass confusion and division.

What’s next Kobach?

Based on Mr. Kobach’s shotty methodology, one can easily foresee Mr. Kobach’s New Hampshire “proof” will falsely promote an inaccurate claim of 5 million illegal votes.  Hell, why stop at 5 million?  If Trump wishes it to be 10 million–odds are Kobach would rubber stamp that number too.

The Bigly Conclusion

Here’s the deal, Americans overwhelmingly desire to have open and fair elections.  Due to the Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election, a reasonable and responsible case can be made to conduct a thorough voter fraud inquiry.  However, such an investigation needs to be responsible and utilize independent professionals.   Unfortunately, that does not appear to be the objective of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity.  Based on President Trump’s desire to explain away his loss in the popular vote mixed with either a Mr. Kobach’s political agenda and/or lack of competence, the commission has no credibility and zero integrity.  The fraud against America is the farce of an investigation by penny-a-liner political drudges–it’s nothing more than a bigly sham.

 

2 comments

  1. Ooh, you did your homework. Wish like hell the congress believed in doing theirs…and also the whiny brats in that white house. I was wondering about out-of-state drivers’ licenses and college students going to out-of-state schools. Where are they supposed to go vote? What about the RV’ers and the military? He claimed fraud forever and an age, and STILL is even though he won. Sheesh, what a sore winner…he’s a scab picker–just when things start to heal up, he’s gotta pick at ’em and get ’em bleeding again. Reminds me of some family members (shudder).

    1. Great comment. The one bright spot about the Trump Presidency is a somewhat revelation that many people do ‘get’ it and that it took
      an authoritarian wannabe to light the fire of us reasonable folks. Now, we just have to sustain our motivation, minimize the damage
      of Trump (even though he is and will continue to weaken American democracy), and to ensure another Trump (or worse, as it could be an
      authoritarian that’s intelligent and capable) gets elected again.

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