Justice Department is Protecting Voter Fraud

Washington Examiner, by Gregory Kane, March 15, 2012 – As the U.S. Justice Department sought to block voter identification laws in three states, an Albuquerque, N.M., man recently registered his dog to vote.

Thomas Tolbert used a fake Social Security number and date of birth to fill out a voter registration card for his dog, Buddy. He mailed it in and, two weeks later, got a voter registration card for Buddy.

According to news reports, a woman named Maggie Toulouse Oliver is the clerk of Bernalillo County, N.M. According to those same reports, Oliver has her nose at least six inches out of joint about what Tolbert did.

He committed voter fraud, according to Oliver.

Yo, Maggie, that was precisely the point Tolbert was trying to make. If it was so easy for him to register his dog, how many — oh, I don’t know, illegal immigrants — have illegally registered to vote in New Mexico?

Oliver isn’t the only one put out with Tolbert. So are the folks in Progress Now New Mexico, who figure they’ve pulled a “Gotcha!” moment on Tolbert.

He’s the husband, those merry muckrakers at Progress Now New Mexico would like for us to know, of none other than Heather Wade. And Wade is a senior staffer for New Mexico U.S. senatorial candidate Heather Wilson.

And Wilson, horror of horrors, is a Republican!

My response to all this ProgressNow New Mexico muckraking is: So what? Do they really expect us to believe they’re so shocked and appalled at Tolbert’s law-breaking, when it’s liberals and progressives who’ve not only winked at, but also tacitly condoned and encouraged, illegal immigration across the land?

It is because of such voter fraud of the type Tolbert was able to pull off that Republicans, across the land, have advocated voter identification laws.

And it is “progressives” and liberals of the ilk of ProgressNow New Mexico who have fought those laws tooth and nail.

Some of those liberals and progressives are in President Obama’s administration. His Justice Department might be characterized as “illegal immigrant friendly.”

In December, Obama’s Justice Department challenged South Carolina’s voter identification law. Obama and his party clearly want as many of what they consider undocumented Democrats — that would be illegal immigrants to the rest of us — to have unfettered access to the polls.

Lest anyone think I’m making a spurious allegation against the Democrats, consider the Justice Department’s own language in challenging Texas’ voter identification law, struck down by a federal judge earlier this week.

According to ABC News, “in Texas, the Justice Department ruled that the ID requirement would disproportionately affect the state’s Hispanic voters, 11 percent of which do not have the necessary identification and thus would not be able to vote.”

Nor would illegal Hispanic immigrants who, like Tolbert did with his dog, registered to vote using fake names, dates of birth and Social Security numbers.

When Arizona passed a law designed to let its police officers do the job federal immigration officials clearly are not, it was Obama’s Justice Department that hauled the state into court, challenging the law.

When Alabama passed an even tougher law attempting to rein in illegal immigration, there was Obama’s Justice Department again, taking up the cause of the lawbreakers, not law-abiding citizens.

Obama’s Justice Department has yet to haul the state of Maryland into court. Maryland legislators, unlike those in Arizona and Alabama, blatantly defied federal law by allowing illegal immigrants to renew their driver’s licenses.

The stench from Obama’s hypocrisy and double standards should be wafting out to the planet Neptune right about now. Republicans will have to hold our noses when we go to the polls in November.

But you can bet not one Democrat will.

Examiner Columnist Gregory Kane is a Pulitzer nominated news and opinion journalist who has covered people and politics from Baltimore to the Sudan.

3 responses

  1. Needs to be a constitutional amendment.
    Otherwise the Feds need to stay out of states issues.
    Plain and simple.

  2. It is already against the law if we had a att gen that would allow it to be inforced.

  3. Senator-Blutarksy

    “Thomas Tolbert used a fake Social Security number ..”

    Obama uses a SS # issued in Connecticut – why isnt Kane investigating this ?


    A private investigation reveals that the Social Security Number being used by Barack Obama does not pass a check with E-Verify, the electronic system the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security has created to verify whether or not prospective employees have the required authorization to work legally in the United States.

    In May 2010, WND reported two private investigators working independently were asking why President Obama was using a Social Security Number set aside for applicants in Connecticut while there is no record he ever had a mailing address in that state.

    In addition, the records indicate the Social Security Number Barack Obama is using was issued between 1977 and 1979, yet Obama’s earliest employment reportedly was in 1975 at an ice cream shop in Hawaii.


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