Tuesday, April 10, 2012

You Want The Proof? You Can’t Handle The Proof!

Attorney General Eric “Nation of Cowards” Holder has been a critic of the Voter ID laws that have been sweeping the country. 

“There is no proof that our elections are marred by in-person voter fraud,” said Holder in a recent interview with NBC Nightly News where he described Voter ID laws as a “solution in search of a problem.”

The Justice Department recently rejected Texas’s voter identification law, saying that it would disenfranchise a large number of Hispanic voters. In the interview, Holder said Texas had failed to make the case that voter fraud was a pervasive issue.

Holder went on to say that the voter identification laws amounted to “a solution in search of a problem.” The attorney general said that there was little evidence of voter fraud and that the laws requiring voters to have state-issued identification were bound to inhibit voter turnout.

The Brennan Center for Justice offers this nugget of tailored rationale:
Because voter fraud is essentially irrational, it is not surprising that no credible evidence suggests a voter fraud epidemic. There is no documented wave or trend of individuals voting multiple times, voting as someone else, or voting despite knowing that they are ineligible. Indeed, evidence from the microscopically scrutinized 2004 gubernatorial election in Washington State actually reveals just the opposite: though voter fraud does happen, it happens approximately 0.0009% of the time. The similarly closely-analyzed 2004 election in Ohio revealed a voter fraud rate of 0.00004%. National Weather Service data shows that Americans are struck and killed by lightning about as often.
Using a calculator and applying the Washington State and Ohio numbers of 0.0004% and 0.0009% to the 2008 presidential election between 5,000,000 and 12,000,000 fraudulent votes would have been cast (total of 129,000,000 votes were cast). Yes, the percentages look small and likely would not have changed the outcome, but 5 to 12 million is not insignificant.

Enter James O’Keefe and his Veritas Project.  The video embedded below shows a young man entering a D.C. polling place asking for a ballot, not just any ballot mind you, but that of Attorney General Eric Holder.

Dan Amira, of New York Magazine, counters the humiliating video by writing, “There are a lot of disruptive things that people are capable of doing that they nevertheless don't do, and which we consequently don't need to freak out about. Someone could, hypothetically, go to a local supermarket and lick all the apples, just to savor the essence of apple without coughing up 30 cents. That doesn't mean we should lock up all the apples behind a Plexiglas barrier.”

U.S. Deputy Attorney General James Cole refused to answer questions from The Washington Times affiliated America’s Morning News radio program regarding the Project Veritas video showing an undercover activist being offered Attorney General Eric Holder’s voter ballot.

All this reminds me of the scene in the movie, A Few Good Men, where Col. Jessup angrily says to the JAG, “You want the truth?  You can’t handle the truth!”

Mr. Holder, you can’t handle the proof!

Via a thread at Memeorandum.

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