(Brent A. Jones) – If you’re a businessman, there’s a good chance you’ve been ripped off.
Whether it’s a shoplifter stealing from your shelves, or an employee with sticky fingers in your cash drawer, or a trusted bookkeeper draining your bank account, the pain of being violated and betrayed is strong and deep.
Why should anyone feel any differently at having their vote stolen?
Anytime someone votes illegally for a candidate other than your chosen candidate, they’ve cancelled out your vote. They’ve stolen it. And make no mistake. It happens every election. A lot. The problem is proving it.
Election attorney Jonathan Stein has been studying voting fraud for over a decade. And he’s identified 19 different ways that ballot bandits tamper with our elections.
Dead people vote. Illegal aliens vote. And some people are registered at more than one address and vote multiple times. But again, catching them is the problem. Thieves are very careful and pretty good at avoiding being caught.
And it’s even harder when the government itself makes it easier to get away with it.
After the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump alleged that as many as two or three million votes may have been illegally cast by illegal aliens. The mainstream media – often referred to these days as “fake news” – demanded “evidence.”
But the government itself makes it almost impossible to get such proof. Here’s how…
Despite being in the United States illegally, the courts have determined they are nonetheless entitled to certain taxpayer-funded benefits – such as public schools, welfare, housing assistance, food stamps, etc.
And the federal government has multiple databases listing who is in the country illegally and receiving such benefits. But as Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske recently discovered, the feds refuse to share those lists with election officials so they can see if any of them are illegally registered to vote.
Which means we also can’t find out if any of them have actually voted illegally.
It’s kinda hard to provide evidence of voting fraud when the government itself hides and suppresses the information necessary to prove it. Hopefully this outrageous policy by federal agencies will be reversed by the new Trump administration.
The second way the government, primarily the courts, enable voting fraud is by refusing to require voters to provide a photo ID before casting a ballot.
This should be a no-brainer.
Americans are required to present a photo ID to board an airplane, but a six-pack of beer, check into a hotel, buy an e-cigarette, open a bank account, apply for food stamps or welfare, get a job, rent a house or car, purchase a gun, adopt a pet, get a fishing license, donate blood, buy certain allergy or cold medicines, or get married.
You even need to show a photo ID to dump your garbage at a public landfill!
But not to vote.
State governments all across the country have passed photo ID bills only to see them struck down by liberal judges and activist courts. Congress needs to step in and fix this.
Just because the government is making it impossible to gather the evidence doesn’t mean a crime hasn’t been committed. Voting fraud is real. Your vote is being stolen. And it’s surely cost some candidates their elections and altered our government.
“Voting is the most precious right of every citizen,” declared one of the 2016 presidential candidates, “and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process.”
That wasn’t Donald Trump. That was Hillary Clinton. And that might be truest thing she’s ever said.
Mr. Jones is a former Nevada State Assemblyman, owner of Nevada-based Real Water, and president of Nevada’s REAL Chamber of Commerce. He can be reached at email@example.com