Saturday, July 28, 2012
Courage against the GOP fraud of charging voter fraud
He is a fellow named Christopher Broach, a Democrat who is an elections inspector in Colwyn, Pa., which is quite near Philadelphia. Broach told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he has no intention of enforcing Pennsylvania's voter-suppressing photo ID law, explaining: "To ask me to enforce something that violates civil rights is ludicrous and absolutely something I am not willing to do.''
Although Broach risks a fine or jail, he's not backing off. The law has the potential of denying tens upon tens of thousands of otherwise eligible voters from casting ballots, particularly in the City of Brotherly Something, where 43 pct. of the voters do not have a state-issued ID. This GOP inspired witch's brew is now being challenged in court by the ACLU and the NAACP and is being investigated by the U.S.Department of Justice.
All of this in the name of fighting voter "fraud". But , wait. As the case went to trial, the state has now said it cannot produce in court any evidence of fraud. No evidence!!!.. We thought so.
And Pennsylvania's Republican Gov. Tom Corbett , who signed the law, concedes that he can't remember what kind of ID's are acceptable. Well, a governor can't think of everything.
The only honest view from a Republican in this matter is state House Majority Leader Mike Tarzai, who inocently says the law "allows Romney to win Pennsylvania." But the fraud, sir. The fraud...Oh?
Meanwhile, time to whip up the spirited wave for Christopher Broach. I'm glad somebody is getting it right. Wanna bet no Republican is dumb enough to charge him with breaking the law? On the other hand, we're not really dealing with functioning brains on the other side.