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PA. "Governor" Corbett’s newest Orwellian scheme!
This week, Corbett and his Secretary of State Carol Aichele introduced a new website encouraging you to turn in your neighbor for suspected voter fraud.
According to Aichele’s news release, here's how it works:
“Voters will have a drop down menu offering a number of areas under which to file a complaint, as well as the option to check ‘other’ if the issue fits none of the areas listed,” Aichele said. “Some of the areas listed include people voting who are not registered, voter intimidation, and failing to offer help to voters who need it.”
Only registered voters may file complaints, and the form requires information, including name, address, and date of birth, to verify that the person submitting the complaint is a registered voter.”
Let’s put aside the Orwellian nature of this plan, the continued attempt to intimidate voters.
There's only one real reason why Corbett has set up this system. This is going to be the way he will try to validate his attempt to find voter fraud. The day after the election, Corbett news release will scream, “Thousands of cases of voter fraud reported.”
The Turn in Your Neighbor Website doesn’t require you to have any proof. See some people who don’t look like they belong in your neighborhood? Report ‘em. Too many students, African-Americans, or seniors voting? Report ‘em. Someone speaking with an accent? Report ‘em. No proof? That’s okay, says Aichele. We won’t follow up anyway. All we want are the numbers to make our case about the need for Voter ID. We’ll turn the allegations over to the counties to investigate.
I’ve had it with these attempts to suppress the vote. And now they want our neighbors to be their agents in their effort to weaken the right to vote. Join me in expressing our outrage at this cynical attempt to turn neighbor against neighbor. Tell him to get to work on solving PA’s real problems.
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