Another Obama edict, no discussion with Congress

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don evans 1 year ago

Following rampant allegations of voter fraud in last November’s Presidential election, President Barack Obama defied his harshest critics this past week, by quietly signing an executive order establishing a Presidential administration dedicated to, among other things, registering non-English speaking citizens to vote.

Last Thursday, while the nation was busy preparing for their Easter holiday President Obama signed an Executive Order establishing the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, a wing of the federal government he has tasked with “election administration,” a move critics say is an attempt to nationalize the country’s elections for partisan advantage.

The executive order, establishes a nine member board, appointed by the President, that “shall be drawn from among distinguished individuals with knowledge about or experience in the administration of State or local elections… and any other individuals with knowledge or experience determined by the President to be of value to the Commission.”

Among one of the missions of the board will be to “ensure that all eligible voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots without undue delay, and to improve the experience of voters facing other obstacles in casting their ballots, such as… voters with limited English proficiency.” A voting bloc that leans Democratic by a margin of 70% in most elections.

In a bold and unprecedented step, the executive order, which side steps any legislation or national debate, created a federal Commission that shall consider, ”the number, location, management, operation, and design of polling places; the training, recruitment, and number of poll workers; the efficient management of voter rolls and poll books; voter education; and voting accessibility for individuals with disabilities, limited English proficiency, and other special needs.”

When confronted with the news, one Virginia local elections official called the move, “Frightening,” adding, “Because of my position, I’m non-partisan, which is precisely why I find this to be so troubling. The genius of American government is rooted in its separation of powers – not only between the branches of federal government, but also between the levels of government in general – state and Federal. When we have a commission comprised only of individuals appointed by one man, from one party, from only one branch of the government, that will be setting rules and making suggestions as to how local elections should be managed it’s beyond alarming – it’s just plain wrong.”

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robbin flowers 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Don, This is all just a farce and fairly ridiculous, "They" know everything about us. Every expense, where we live, what are mood is like when were using the computer/cell phone. I know that sounds crazy but just check out Google capabilities and what and how they monitor data, its astonishing, mind boggling even. (See TED.com, if you haven't already.) Now given all that technology, if "they" truly wanted to (“ensure that all eligible voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots without undue delay, and to improve the experience of voters facing other obstacles in casting their ballots, such as… voters with limited English proficiency”) that to happen, it could occur in the snap of a hat. Kinda like getting your car registration over the internet, or your credit report, or back ground checks for employment, or even being able to blog. There are ways to insure security, its probably even more secure and most definitely more cost efficient for people to use their technology to vote. We actually have a fairly informed electorate, for now. But "they" don't want us to rule ourselves, guess were to stupid. On the other hand, I forgot about reality TV.

"Individuals with knowledge or experience determined by the President to be of value to the Commission.” What the #$%^& does that mean?

""Create a federal Commission that shall consider, ”the number, location, management, operation, and design of polling places; the training, recruitment, and number of poll workers; the efficient management of voter rolls and poll books; voter education; and voting accessibility for individuals with disabilities, limited English proficiency, and other special needs.”" Well just what SHALL THEY BE CONSIDERING?

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