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Jersey Barriers

Well, it's finally election day, and in New Jersey, the Democrats are doing what they've been doing for years -- finding new and clever ways to steal the elections.

Back in 2002, it looked like they might lose a Senate seat there. So, in a move that smacked of genius crass political opportunism, they invoked a law that was intended to apply when a candidate died, was incapacitated, or indicted (I'm sorry, I forgot this was New Jersey; indicted, incapacated, or died) and applied it to "we really think our guy's gonna lose." So at the last minute -- well, technically, long after the last minute -- they pulled Robert Torricelli off the ballot barely a month before the election and swapped in Frank Lautenberg on the ballot.

Well, this time it appears they're being a bit more subtle. Now the plan is to have a pool of fraudulent absentee ballots on hand that they can pull out for their governor should Corzine appear to be heading for the defeat he so richly deserves.

For this off-year election, the number of requests for absentee ballots is up by several orders of magnitude -- and a good chunk of them have signatures that don't match the ones on file for the allegedly requesting voters. Should the unthinkable happen and the Republican, Christie, appear to win, then the necessary number of bogus ballots can be uncorked and Corzine pushed over the top.

And should that fail, there's always the ready abler and abetter of voter fraud, ACORN. They can be counted on to file all kinds of complaints and allegations about voter disenfranchisement.

Hell, their complaint writes itself: the GOP conspired to deprive traditionally-oppressed groups of their right to vote: the deceased, the nonexistent, the fictional, the out-of-state celebrities, the transvestite hookers, the imported campaign volunteers, and a host of others were denied their right to cast as many ballots as they wish for the Democratic candidates of their choice. Meanwhile, the state failed to block as many Republicans as they could from participating in the election -- because, after all, "democratic" elections are for Democratic participation only.

In the end, it would take a miracle of Biblical proportions to get a Republican elected in New Jersey, one of the most corrupt states in the union. (Calm down, Illinois and Louisiana; I said "one of." Besides, you have unfair advantages, with New Orleans and Chicago blowing your curve. New Jersey has to spread it out over the entire state.)

But then again, stranger things have happened...


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A language usage nit: "...t... (Below threshold)
Rance:

A language usage nit: "...the number of requests for absentee ballots is up by several orders of magnitude..."

Two things differ by an order of magnitude if they differ by a power of 10. The word "several" is commonly use to denote a small number that is larger than "a couple", so that would be 3, 4, etc.

That makes "several orders of magnitude" to be 1000, 10,000, etc.

The only comparisons in the quoted article show a growth from 200 to 3700 applications, or about 15 times. That does not qualify as "several orders of magnitude".


Don't even get me started on "decimated".

For this off-year electi... (Below threshold)
Les Nessman:

For this off-year election, the number of requests for absentee ballots is up by several orders of magnitude -- and a good chunk of them have signatures that don't match the ones on file for the allegedly requesting voters

Good rant.
We really do have to get a handle on these shenanigans, nationwide.
We need to get rid of electronic voting. Paper ballot, #2 pencil.
We need to get rid of absentee voting, with very very few exceptions (overseas military, etc..). If voting is that important to someone, they can arrange their life to get to the voting booth.

Rance, I make a point of av... (Below threshold)

Rance, I make a point of avoiding "decimated."

On the absentee ballot thing, though... the one concrete number is a 15-fold increase, which is just over one order of magnitude.

I plead hyperbole.

J.

"If voting is that importan... (Below threshold)
Rance:

"If voting is that important to someone, they can arrange their life to get to the voting booth."

That's OK as long as your life isn't affected by outside forces over which you have little control.

There are a lot of people in this world who's work schedule, child care arrangements, etc. are in a constant state of flux. For them, knowing that they can vote absentee guarantees that they will be able to vote.

It's not absentee voting that is bad, it's fraud that is bad.

It would be nice to get som... (Below threshold)
Eneils Bailey:

It would be nice to get someone with an "R" after their name elected in New Jersey in a statewide or Federal post.
But Jersey being Jersey, do you really want to contend with the Democrat cesspool that it is? It will never be nothing more than a socially and economically liberal collection of leftists that have no desire for common sense.

RE: "In the end, it would t... (Below threshold)
kevino:

RE: "In the end, it would take a miracle of Biblical proportions to get a Republican elected in New Jersey."

Good. New Jersey deserves what it gets. I doubt if a Republican governor can do anything to change the situation, he won't get any help from Democrats, and he'll only be blamed for everything that goes wrong. The idiots in NJ voted to keep Democrats in power for years, and in the process they've turned their state into an open sewer. (My sister's family in PA is smiling: many of the jobs leaving NJ are settling in PA.) When NJ settles into the kind of Hell-on-Earth that other Democratic strongholds have become, they'll loose seats in Congress as the population decreases.

The major down-side will be if the federal government under the Democrats bails out CA, MA, or NJ. But that won't bring back the jobs. The other issue is if enough stupid NJ voters leave the state and infect the politics of their new state. (Just as MA voters, fleeing the insanity of MA that they created, came to NH and immediately set to work turning it into MA.)

The best thing for conservatives and libertarians to do for states like CA, MA, and NJ is not to run for elected office (unless they can become the majority party) but to erect signs at the border:

You are now entering a state controlled by Democrates.

Abandon hope all ye who enter here.

I'll wait for actual eviden... (Below threshold)
jp2:

I'll wait for actual evidence of voter fraud. (R)'s have been crying wolf for far too long.

What's happening in some of... (Below threshold)
GarandFan:

What's happening in some of these states is foreseeable. You get enough lazy asses that don't want to work; the elect people who will pay then some paltry amount of money each month to subsist on. Win-win. Until the people who work and provide that (tax) money, say ENOUGH! and either vote the bastards out OR leave the state. Unfortunately the bastards have figured out how to stuff the ballot box to their benefit.

As for New Hampshire and other locations (I'm thinking Arizona). You folks need to put up signs at your borders stating: "WE SHOOT LIBERALS IN THIS STATE"

"The other issue is if e... (Below threshold)
Oyster:

"The other issue is if enough stupid NJ voters leave the state and infect the politics of their new state."

This makes me think of my German friend. When the Berlin Wall came down she, like many Germans who had been living west of the wall, were appalled at what came across from the east. They said they wished that the wall had never come down. The constant bitter complaining by the east Germans that the government "wasn't doing enough" for them. They didn't want to work or care for themselves or their families. To them, it was the government's job to provide for them what they needed.

They were happier getting what low level scraps and inferior services they could for free than to have to work to improve their quality of life.

I think about my English friends who got terrible heath care (when they finally got it) and were happy about it because it was free.

That is what I fear we're heading toward.

As a native son of the Grea... (Below threshold)
bobdog:

As a native son of the Great State of Illinois, I take umbrage with any suggestion that Illinois is second to any other state in the Union when it comes to corruption. We are second to none.

Please correct your grievous and erroneous aspersion.

By the way, that's a nice car you got there, JayTea. It would just be a frickin' SHAME if something should FALL on it or somethin'...




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