Down goes Biden! Down goes Biden! Down goes Biden!

In case this doesn’t ring a bell, pardon the pun, this title is a tribute to the late great boxing announcer, Howard Cosell, and his call of Joe Frazier being knocked down by George Foreman in their 1973 heavyweight title fight, “Down goes Frazier, down goes Frazier, down goes Frazier!”  

The difference here is we have Florida Governor Ron DeSantis knocking “President” Joe Biden for a loop, as opposed to George Foreman and Joe Frazier.

Samuel Chamberlain for The New York Post reports, “Gov. Ron DeSantis blasts Biden, vows Florida won’t be ‘biomedical security state.’”

“Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis ripped President Biden Wednesday, accusing the White House of trying to implement a ‘biomedical security state’ and warning that ‘I don’t want to hear a blip about COVID’ until the administration’s border policy changes.”

You go, Ron!

We need 49 more governors like you!

Biden and the rest of the “demonazis” have created and overseen the greatest “super spreader” event known to man.  Tens of thousands of covid positive illegal immigrants pouring over our southern border, who are then secretly bussed and flown to locations across the country!

And what about the tens of thousands that make it across the border without being caught and quantified?!

“DeSantis was scheduled to deliver remarks on Florida’s economy at an event in Panama City, but instead unleashed a four-and-a-half-minute diatribe against the president, accusing him of trying to ‘single out’ Florida over its rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.”

“Diatribe” may not be the best choice of words here.  I would use the term “truth bomb,” myself.

‘“This is a guy who ran for president saying he was gonna “shut down the virus.” And what has he done?’ DeSantis asked. ‘He’s imported more virus from around the world by having a wide-open southern border.’”

‘“I can tell you, whatever variants are around the world, they’re coming across that southern border,’ the governor added. ‘And so, he’s not shutting down the virus, he’s helping to facilitate it in our country.’”

That’s right, governor.  Biden, in effect, is aiding and abetting this threat to the American people and our country’s security.

I believe that would be better known as treason!

Biden, Harris, and the rest of the administration’s anti-American traitors should be impeached and removed from office immediately!

“DeSantis then turned his ire on the CDC’s recommendation that masks be worn in all K-12 schools by students, teachers, staff and visitors.”

‘“I can tell you in Florida, the parents are going to be the ones in charge of that decision,’ he said.”

‘“If some governors aren’t willing to do the right thing to beat this pandemic, then they should allow businesses and universities who want to do the right thing to be able to do it,’ Biden said Tuesday in response to pushback against mask and vaccine mandates. ‘I say to these governors, please, help. But if you aren’t going to help, at least get out of the way of the people who are trying to do the right thing. Use your power to save lives.’”

I really can’t believe you have the nerve to utter these words, Illegitimate Joe.

It would seem that “doing the right thing” and “the Biden administration” are mutually exclusive terms.

“On Wednesday, DeSantis accused Biden of wanting to copy New York’s sweeping vaccine mandate, in which restaurants should ban young kids from being able to go in because they’re not eligible for vaccination, and law-abiding citizens have to produce proof of their medical records just to go to the gym or attend an event, or just to participate in everyday society.”

‘“He wants that, but yet if you want to vote, he thinks it’s too much of a burden to show a picture ID when you’re voting,’ the governor went on. ‘So no voter ID, but you have to show your medical papers just to be able to live an everyday life? Give me a break [BOOM!].’”

“DeSantis added that America faces a choice between being a ‘free society, or we can have a biomedical security state. And I can tell you, in Florida, we’re a free state [WHAM!].’”

“The governor closed with a warning to the administration: ‘If you’re coming after the rights of parents in Florida, I’m standing in your way [BAM!] I’m not going to let you get away with it. If you’re trying to deny kids a proper in-person education, I’m gonna stand in your way and I’m gonna stand up for the kids in Florida [BOOM!]. If you’re trying to restrict people, impose mandates, if you’re trying to ruin their jobs and their livelihoods and their small business, if you are trying to lock people down, I am standing in your way, and I’m standing for the people of Florida [BAM!].’”

‘“So why don’t you do your job? Why don’t you get this border secure, and until you do that, I don’t want to hear a blip about COVID from you [KA-POW!!!].’”

DOWN GOES BIDEN!

DOWN GOES BIDEN!

DOWN GOES BIDEN!

Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden kneels down to talk to children on a street corner on North Washington Avenue in the Green Ridge section of Scranton, Pa., after visiting his childhood home, Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune via AP)

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It’s not funny, Joe…, regarding your newfound progressive (oppressive) agenda.

In the months prior to the 2020 presidential election, Joe Biden didn’t say much, and he didn’t answer many questions either.

People had concerns about him, but we were told by his “handlers” and the media, “Hey, this is good old moderate, Joe!”

“He’ll work with the other side.”

“He’ll get us back to ‘normal’”

“Good old ‘Joe from Scranton,’ good old blue-collar Joe!”

Well…, one corrupt election later, here we are with Illegitimate Joe as our president, and within a short two months, our country is already circling the bowl, getting ready to go down the drain!

What happened to good old establishment democrat Joe?

It seems that Joe Biden was just a Trojan Horse, being used by the radical democrats, so they could shove their America killing policies down everyone’s throat.

And it seems Joe is fine with that, as long as he gets to act like he’s important, live in the White House, fly around on Air Force One, and do all of the ceremonial presidential stuff. 

MrEricksonRules was able to get an exclusive interview with Illegitimate Joe…, which was obviously a mistake on their part!

I was able to ask Sleepy Joe about his surprising change of heart on many of the issues he addressed (most people would call them lies), mainly during the debates he was forced to have with President Trump.

Well, here’s the interview, and you can judge for yourself.

MrEricksonRules: Good afternoon Mr. President.  I appreciate you giving us some of your time between naps for this interview.

President Biden: Wait…, what? Who, who are you? Where am I?

MrEricksonRules: That’s not important right now, sir.  Do you mind if we get on with the interview?

President Biden: What? Wait…, where’s my thing…, you know…, the reading thing?

MrEricksonRules: I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, sir, but most people don’t use a teleprompter for normal day to day conversations, and for answering questions about your opinion on things.

President Biden: Well, I’m not “most people,” son, I’m a Senator…, I mean, I’m a President…, I mean I’m the President, I’m President Joe Biden of the great state of The United States!

MrEricksonRules: Okay, sir, got it. Are you amazed at how you somehow supposedly won the election?

President Biden: What? C’mom, man.

MrEricksonRules: I know I was amazed your democrat friends were able to pull it off as well.  Anyway…, moving on…, how do you think all of those union guys felt after you shut down the pipeline and killed their jobs?

MrEricksonRules: Ooookay. You laughed during the debates when President Trump said you’d ban fracking and kill the oil industry…, now you’re doing exactly that…, what’s the deal?

President Biden: Okay, here’s the deal…, wait, what?

MrEricksonRules: Regarding President Trump’s border wall, you and your friends constantly insisted “walls don’t work,” but now we see a wall erected around our nation’s capitol.  Do walls work or don’t they?

MrEricksonRules: You and your people claimed your administration would be the “most transparent administration in history,” which all administrations do, but it’s only been less than two months, and already your administration is blocking access to migrant facilities and attempting to hide what’s going on down at our southern border.  What do you have to say about that?

MrEricksonRules: You and your friends pushed to pass what was called “The Covid-19 Relief Bill” or “The American Rescue Plan,” of which it was neither…, but can you answer some questions about some specifics about the bill?

President Biden: What?

MrEricksonRules: Okay, great. 

President Biden: COVID? Yes…, hey, where’s your mask? Where’s my mask?

MrEricksonRules: You know those stupid masks really don’t work, don’t you, sir?

President Biden: Yeah…, I mean no, I mean, what?

EricksonRules: Why is only about 9% of your “COVID Relief Bill” going directly towards COVID relief?

President Biden: But, hey, here’s the deal…, 9% of $1.9 trillion is a lot of money!

EricksonRules: You’re right, sir, 9% of $1.9 trillion is a lot of money…, but the remaining 91% is ten times as much.  Where is all of that money going?

MrEricksonRules: What does $50 million to Planned Parenthood, $200 million to Museum and library services, $270 million to the endowment for the Arts, $600 million to Nancy Pelosi’s district, and $1.5 billion to Amtrak have to do with “COVID relief” or “rescuing America?”

MrEricksonRules: When we do the math, do you realize that every American is on the hook for over $5,700 for this “relief” bill, just so some of us can get a check for $1,400 of our own money back?

MrEricksonRules: Ooookay, well, I guess you don’t realize it or don’t care. Is it true you would sign an election reform bill that wouldn’t even require voters to provide some sort of an ID to vote?

MrEricksonRules: A bill that would infringe on our 2nd Amendment rights?

MrEricksonRules: A bill that would implement a lot of that crazy Green New Deal?

MrEricksonRules: None of this is really that funny, Mr. President.  I guess one of us is having a good time.  Okay, well moving on…, out of all of the executive orders you signed, which one would you consider a major accomplishment?

President Biden: Major? Those lying dog-faced pony soldiers sent my dog Major away just because he bit some security guy here!

MrEricksonRules: Yes…, I heard about that, sir.

President Biden: I’d like to take these security guys here out behind the gym and punch ‘em in the mouth, just like Trump!

MrEricksonRules: I don’t think that would be a good idea, sir. Maybe you could challenge them to a push-up contest instead?

MrEricksonRules: Anyway…, getting back to my question, what would you consider a major accomplishment, so far…, and I mean besides managing to walk around on two feet?

MrEricksonRules: How about just one more question, Mr. President? Sir…? Sir?

MrEricksonRules: Well, I guess that concludes our interview. Thank you for your time, Mr. President.

Well, my friends, I hope this interview shed a little light on where our “president” is coming from.

I know he really didn’t say an awful lot, but you know what they say…, “It’s better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than open it and remove all doubt.”

And I may have spoken a little to soon regarding “managing to walk around on two feet?”

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The “For The People Act” is anything but.

“H.R. 1” represents the House of Representatives’ bill with the highest priority…, and it is obvious why.  

According to Betsy McCaughey, for The Boston Herald, “Nancy Pelosi’s top priority is to turn America into a one-party nation ruled by Democrats. Her bill HR 1 trashes the U.S. Constitution in an attempt to rig the system and make it virtually impossible to elect a Republican president or Congress again. It’s a power grab.”

The “For the People Act” has nothing to do with “The People,” and everything to do with “the democrats.”  

On a side note, why does it seem that everything the democrats are doing lately seems to “trash the U.S. Constitution?’

Have you noticed this?

Didn’t all of these people take an oath to preserve and protect The Constitution?

Just sayin’.  

“The bill eviscerates [“Eviscerates” is a strong word!] state voting laws and forces all the states to conform to a set of rules that includes automatic voter registration. Anyone who goes to a DMV or applies for food stamps, Medicaid or other social services, or attends a public college will be automatically enrolled to vote.”

It’s our right to NOT vote as well, isn’t it?

It’s our right to NOT have someone vote on our behalf without our permission, isn’t it?

Well, isn’t it?

“Noncitizens are obligated to identify themselves and opt out, but there are no criminal penalties if they don’t.”

The fact that in some states, “noncitizens” can get driver’s licenses, food stamps, Medicaid, other social services, or attend a public college, is a whole other issue…, but they should not be allowed to register to vote, and it should not be up to them to “opt out.”   

“From California to New York, Democrats are already pushing to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections. They see this as their roadmap to a future permanent majority.”

Maybe “yes,” and maybe “no.”

Just because democrats let them in doesn’t necessarily mean they want to see America devolve into the socialist and totalitarian nightmares they just came from.  

“HR 1’s bag of tricks also includes banning state voter ID requirements. Anyone can show up on Election Day to vote, registered or not, and simply sign a statement that they’re a legal voter.”

So, they’re saying voting is less important than:

Buying alcohol

Buying cigarettes

Sitting at a bar

Renting a car

Getting on an airplane

Adopting a pet

Renting a hotel room

Applying for a fishing license

Buying a cell phone

Visiting a casino

Picking up a prescription

Donating blood

Buying an “M” rated video game

Purchasing nail polish at CVS

Purchasing certain cold medicines

Attending the democrat national convention

Is that what they’re saying?

Yes…, that’s what they’re saying.   

“HR 1 is being sold as a reform to make voting easier.”

Well, HR 1 definitely does that!

“In truth, it makes cheating easier.”

And we’ve already seen evidence of that in the 2020 election.

“HR 1 compels states to send out absentee or mail-in ballots universally, favoring Democrats who tend to use this method.”

The republicans may be forced to use this “method” as well in future elections.

I mean, you’ve got to fight fire with fire, right?

We may see a day, in the future, where there are more votes tallied than people living in America!  

“It also forces states to count ballots that arrive by mail as late as 10 days after the election. Say goodbye to election night finality.”

“HR 1 also legalizes ballot harvesting, a practice many states are struggling to stop. A political organization pays a worker to walk through housing projects and neighborhoods, knock on doors, offer to help residents fill out the ballots they’ve received in the mail, and then submit the piles of completed ballots. It’s a recipe for fraud.”

“It’s also unconstitutional.”

“The authors of the Constitution worried that Congress would try to seize control of presidential selection using dirty tricks like those in HR 1. That’s why they acted to ‘to take the business as far as possible out of their hands,’ according to Charles Pinckney, a framer from South Carolina.”

“Congress, said Pinckney, ‘had no right to meddle’ in it. The framers provided in Article II, Sec. 1 that only state legislatures would have the power to determine how the president is chosen. No national rules.”

“But Pelosi has no qualms about trashing the Constitution to kneecap her opponents.”

There they go “trashing the Constitution, again.

“HR 1 also asserts Congress has the authority to make the District of Columbia into the 51st state. That would hand Democrats two more Senate seats, breaking the current 50-50 tie. Voter registration in D.C. is 76% Democratic and only 6% Republican.”

The recent election indicates the percentage is much higher than that, with over 92% of the votes going to democrats.

“Pelosi ignores that only a constitutional amendment can change the status or parameters of the district.”

“HR 1 also would expose supporters of conservative causes to disclosure and harassment. In 2013, then-President Barack Obama’s Internal Revenue Service tried to strong-arm tax-exempt tea party organizations into disclosing their donors. Pelosi’s bill would give that thuggish tactic the force of law, requiring organizations to disclose their donors.”

“Pelosi’s democracy-destroying bill will pass in the House, where Democrats have a majority [and have no problem with destroying democracy].”

“President Joe Biden has promised to sign it if it passes the Senate. So much for Biden’s unity pledge.”

And, because Illegitimate Joe just signs what they tell him to.  

“Under current Senate rules, 60 votes are needed to enact HR 1. Democrats don’t have them yet. It’s up to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to protect the 60-vote filibuster rule. He’s called the bill ‘the Democratic Politician Protection Act,’ and deplores it as a naked attempt to change the election rules to benefit one party.”

It’s really cringeworthy when we have to count on Mitch McConnell to do anything.

“The bill is just what you’d expect from Pelosi. But the Senate needs to rise to the occasion and protect honest, competitive elections — the foundation of our freedom.”

The RStreet.org website says,   

“H.R. 1 is likely the most consequential piece of election-related legislation in years and mostly in a bad way. Let’s be clear: it should be easier to participate in elections and easier to talk about elections. Anything that does the opposite is a bad idea.”

“As an organization, R Street stands strongly for the cause of political reform, and we will always support good policy. H.R. 1 is not good policy.”

The Heritage Foundation adds, about HR 1, that, “It would implement nationwide the worst changes in election rules that occurred during the 2020 election and go even further in eroding and eliminating basic security protocols that states have in place.”

“It would make it a criminal offense for a state official to reject a voter registration application even when it is rejected ‘under color of law’ [whatever that means] because the official believes the individual is ineligible to vote. It would also require states to allow 16-year-olds and 17-year-olds to register; when combined with a ban on voter ID and restrictions on the ability to challenge the eligibility of a voter, this would effectively ensure that underage individuals could vote with impunity.”

“Require states to count ballots cast by voters outside of their assigned precincts, overriding the precinct system used by almost all states that allows election officials to monitor votes, staff polling places, provide enough ballots, and prevent election fraud.”

“Mandate no-fault absentee ballots, which are the tool of choice for vote thieves. It would ban witness signature or notarization requirements for absentee ballots; force states to accept absentee ballots received up to 10 days after Election Day as long as they are postmarked by Election Day; and require states to allow vote trafficking (vote harvesting) so that any third parties—including campaign staffers and political consultants—can pick up and deliver absentee ballots.”

“H.R. 1 would add a provision criminalizing ‘hindering, interfering, or preventing’ anyone from registering or voting, which is so vague and so broad that it could prevent providing any information to election officials about the ineligibility of an individual, such as an applicant not being a U.S. citizen.”

“Reduce the number of Federal Election Commission members from six to five, allowing the political party with three commission seats to control the commission and engage in partisan enforcement activities.”

“Authorize the Internal Revenue Service to engage in partisan activity. H.R. 1 would permit the IRS to investigate and consider the political and policy positions of nonprofit organizations before granting tax-exempt status, thus enabling IRS officials to target organizations engaging in First Amendment activity with disfavored views.”

“Limit access to federal courts for anyone challenging H.R. 1. The bill would prohibit the filing of any lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of H.R. 1 anywhere except in the District Court for the District of Columbia and would allow the court to order all plaintiffs and intervenors, regardless of their number (such as all 50 states), ‘to file joint papers or to be represented by a single attorney at oral argument,’ severely limiting the legal representation and due process rights of challengers.”

Wow, they have really thought of everything!

We ARE living in America, aren’t we?

These democrats seem hell-bent on dragging us into some kind of Nazi Germany scenario.

And they have the unmitigated nerve to call this the “For The People Act” on top of it all.

There is no question that the democrats are completely un-American and have no shame. 

No shame, whatsoever.     

I have many blogs out here regarding democrat voting shenanigans you can check out as well.  

The following blog links contain some of my suggestions to improve our voting process.

These would be things that should be included in HR 1 if the democrats were really interested in improving the process for “We The People.”                                                                                                                                                                                              

“It’s not ‘just’ one vote. It’s my one vote!”

https://mrericksonrules.com/2018/11/05/its-not-just-one-vote-its-my-one-vote/

and…,

‘“If the American people lose confidence in the integrity of our election system, we are one big step closer to our republic dissolving right before our eyes.’ – MrEricksonRules”

https://mrericksonrules.com/2018/11/15/if-the-american-people-lose-confidence-in-the-integrity-of-our-election-system-we-are-one-big-step-closer-to-our-republic-dissolving-right-before-our-eyes-mrericksonrules/

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What are the implications of “ballot harvesting?”

First of all, what is “ballot harvesting?”

Luis Gomez of the San Diego Union-Tribune say, ‘“Ballot harvesting’ is political jargon for a practice in which organized workers or volunteers collect absentee ballots from certain voters and drop them off at a polling place or election office.”

Prior to 2016, turning in absentee ballots was restricted to just relatives of or those living in the same household as the voter.

Since 2016, any person is allowed to collect a mail-in ballot, or thousands of mail-in ballots, from voters and turn in the mail ballot to a polling place or the registrar’s office.

Can you begin to see the potential problems here?

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While critics of the new absentee ballot laws are complaining about the potential for voter fraud, the proponents of the new laws say it allows more eligible citizens to participate in elections.  Ya…, even those “eligible citizens” who had no intention of voting, or better yet…, “eligible citizens” who aren’t “eligible,” or those “eligible citizens” who aren’t even “citizens,” or those “eligible citizens” who aren’t even real, live, people!

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The Heritage Foundation calls it the “tool of choice for vote thieves.”

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In California, ballot harvesting was used to flip seven Republican seats to the Democratic column in 2018.

According to former congressman and Fox News contributor, Jason Chaffetz, “The indication that ballot harvesting made the difference in California can be found in the vote proportions. Studies of absentee voters have consistently shown they tend to reflect the population or lean slightly to the right. But when ballot harvesting was deployed in California, we saw late ballots break heavily for Democrats.”

“Take, for example, the race between former Republican Rep. David Valadao and Democrat T. J. Cox in California’s rural 21st district. When polls closed, Valadao led Cox by 6,000 votes — or 8 percent. That margin was wide enough for media outlets to call the race for Valadao.”

“However, late ballots delivered by third-party groups broke so heavily for Cox that he ultimately eked out an 843-vote victory. The results after ballot harvesting were very different from the polling before the race and since.”

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So the new election game plan is to see how many votes your candidate is losing by after all of the conventional votes have been cast, then go back and produce as many absentee ballot votes as you need to win.

Brilliant!

Too bad it’s also cheating and illegal.

What is the voting scenario going to be if both parties decide to partake of this practice?

First the traditional voting takes place…, then one party produces enough votes to jump ahead…, then the other party produces enough votes to jump back ahead…, then the other party, then the other party, and so on and so on.

When would the voting end?

With this scenario, we could have 500,000 votes cast in a district with only 200,000 eligible voters!

Something needs to be done about this whole absentee ballot situation.

I’d like to refer to a couple of my previous blogs to offer-up some answers.

The first blog is from November 5, 2018, and is titled, “It’s not “just” one vote.  It’s MY one vote!”

If the American people lose confidence in the integrity of our election system, we are one big step closer to our republic dissolving right before our eyes.

We hear about examples of voter fraud, and liberals (And please note: The issue of voter fraud is almost exclusively synonymous with liberals/democrats) are always quick to discount our voter fraud concerns as “not that prevalent,” “inconsequential,” “unfounded,” or “very rare.”  Then they will quickly turn the discussion to the “real” problem, in their minds, of voter suppression, which truly is virtually a non-existent problem.

Anyone who wants to vote in this country surely gets every opportunity to do so.

Can you imagine how quickly the “biased, liberal, fake news media” would jump on any credible case of voter suppression?

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I rest my case.

Okay.  Back to the concerns about voter fraud.

The big question is how many fraudulent votes are acceptable?

Who’s going to the first one to stand up and volunteer to have their vote cancelled out by a fraudulent vote?

Not me.

And I’m guessing not you either.

The right to vote in a free and fair election is our most basic civil right, and one on which many other rights of the American people depend.

Our government should be able to guarantee that every eligible individual who wants to vote can, and that no one’s vote is stolen or discounted.

Voter fraud is real and hundreds of convictions have been made and documented.

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According to The Heritage Foundation:

Contrary to the claims of many liberals, the problem of voter fraud is as old as the country itself.  As the U.S. Supreme Court noted when it upheld Indiana’s voter identification law in 2008, “flagrant examples” of voter fraud “have been documented throughout this Nation’s history by respected historians and journalists.”

Attempts to commandeer election results have been documented dating back to the 1800’s.  In one New York election in 1844, 55,000 votes were recorded even though there were only 41,000 eligible voters. Decades later, these efforts have continued and determined fraudsters have become only more creative in their efforts to fix the outcome of elections.

So what are the different types of election fraud that liberals use in an attempt to undermine our election system?  Well, here they are:

Impersonation fraud at the polls: Voting in the name of other legitimate voters and voters who have died, moved away, lost their right to vote for some reason, but remain registered.

False registrations: Voting under fraudulent voter registrations that either use a phony name and a real or fake address or claim residence in a particular jurisdiction where the registered voter does not actually live and is not entitled to vote.

Duplicate voting: Registering in multiple locations and voting in the same election in more than one jurisdiction or state.

Fraudulent use of absentee ballots: Requesting absentee ballots and voting without the knowledge of the actual voter; or obtaining the absentee ballot from a voter and either filling it in directly and forging the voter’s signature or illegally telling the voter who to vote for.

Buying votes: Paying voters to cast either an in-person or absentee ballot for a particular candidate.

Illegal “assistance” at the polls: Forcing or intimidating voters, particularly the elderly, disabled, illiterate, and those for whom English is a second language, to vote for particular candidates while supposedly providing them with “assistance.”

Ineligible voting: Illegal registration and voting by individuals who are not U.S. citizens, or are otherwise not eligible to vote.

Manipulating someone’s vote automatically at the voting machine.

Altering the vote count: Changing the actual vote count either in a precinct or at the central location where votes are counted.

Altering the vote count: Changing the actual vote count either in a precinct or at the central location where votes are counted.

So, who is responsible for ensuring the integrity of our elections?

Each state is generally responsible for the administration of its own electoral systems, including elections for federal office.  This being the case, I feel we open ourselves up to many problems, mostly because the states don’t have access to national databases, which presents the possibility of citizens being registered in multiple states and voting in multiple states.

Of course MrEricksonRules has his own remedy for all of our voting integrity woes!

First, our government needs to establish a new national holiday called “Election Day,” of course.  This would offer everyone every opportunity and ample time to vote.  Especially those people who work for a living.

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There would be no “early” voting.  All voting would occur on Election Day.

All voting machines would be identical, and issued to the states by the federal government.

Polling stations would be manned by current federal and/or state employees.  This would give us a level of accountability we currently don’t have.

All votes would have to be cast in person.  The practice of using absentee ballots would be discontinued.  Military personnel would vote at their duty stations and their votes would be routed to their corresponding state based on a military database.  Others unable to be in their “home” state to vote on Election Day would be able to cast a provisional ballot in the state they were physically in, then each state would then be responsible for sending these votes to their respective states.  These votes would only be counted if the total number of provisional votes could potentially change the outcome of the election.

Every adult individual would be required to obtain a Federal Voter Identification Card, if they want to vote.

An initial “national voter database” would be established by cross referencing the IRS database, national military databases, national benefit databases, Social Security databases, along with Medicare and Medicaid databases.

Initial Federal Voter Identification Cards would then be mailed out based on this database.  People not receiving cards by a given date would then be responsible for acquiring a card at designated state or federal locations.

Any person voting who could not be verified on the national voter database would be casting a provisional ballot.

Once you have voted, this would be entered into the national voting database, which would limit you from voting again, in the current election.

There you go.

Problem solved.

Any other problems or issues of national importance may be submitted at any time to Mr. Erickson at MrEricksonRules.com.

“The right to vote cannot come before the integrity of the vote.  They have to go hand in hand.” – Mr. Erickson

Joseph Stalin, who ruled the Soviet Union (Russia) from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953, said, “It doesn’t matter how many people vote, only who counts the votes.”

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“We do not have government by the majority.  We have government by the majority who participate.” – Thomas Jefferson

“A vote is like a rifle: its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.” – President Teddy Roosevelt

The second blog is from August 7, 2018, and is titled, “Voting is such sweet sorrow that I shall say ‘one vote per citizen’ till it be morrow.” ― Will Shakespeare (not to be confused with William Shakespeare)

While there are many groups and organizations out there that deal with the right to vote, there are not many out there that promote our right to make sure our vote counts.

Which is more serious, obstructing someone’s right to vote or negating someone’s vote with an illegal ballot?

I would argue that both scenarios are just as serious in their own rights.

I feel the penalties for defrauding our voting systems should be increased significantly.  The penalties for tampering with votes should be quite severe in any case.

Just as violating someone’s civil rights to cast a vote is a serious crime, with stiff penalties, so too it should be a very serious crime to negate, or steal, the vote of others by casting illegal/fraudulent ballots.

If we as a country cannot be confident in the integrity of our elections, we are on a slippery slope towards anarchy.

Our voting laws and procedures should also strike a balance between the right to vote and the right to have your vote count.

All US citizens should be eligible to vote, of course, along with the following considerations:

There should be no early voting.  Voting should take place on one day.  This one day should be a national holiday, so everyone has time to vote.

There should be no absentee voting or mail-in ballots, except for people serving our military or government overseas, and this should be strictly controlled.

A photo ID should be required.  Either a driver’s license or a state ID card, with an address of residence.

Along with the photo ID, a social security card should also be presented, identifying the person as a US citizen.

A federal election should be covered by federal election laws, not differing state laws.

Just recently I read an article by Lukas Mikelionis of Fox News.  In his article, he points out that, “The names of non-US citizens are increasingly being found on our voter rolls, thanks to covert registration methods, with nothing actually stopping them from casting a ballot in an election.”

In a recent example, Mikelionis relates the story of Elizaveta Shuvalova, a Russian citizen who became a U.S. citizen only last year in 2017, but was oddly registered as an eligible voter in 2012 and added to the San Francisco voter rolls, according to The Washington Times.

“She was perplexed to find herself in the voter rolls, saying she wasn’t an American citizen and didn’t even register to vote.”

“‘I’ve never registered for anything in my entire life,’ Shuvalova told the paper. ‘This is news to me.’”

He went on to explain that, “The woman’s voter log shows that she signed up as a Democrat in July 2012.  In 2016, her registration was canceled after she informed election authorities that she wasn’t eligible to vote because she wasn’t yet a U.S. citizen.”

(Hmm, she was illegally signed up to vote as a democrat of all things!  How unusual…NOT!)

“‘This is definitely a shocker to me.  It is like an identity fraud because this is not coming from me,’ the woman, who identifies as a Democrat, said. ‘Like I told you, I haven’t even been a citizen during that time frame.  So what can we do about it?’”

“But the case of Shuvalova is part of a larger concern some groups have when it comes to the integrity of our elections.  They claim that stories like hers are a common occurrence in many parts of the country.”

“The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a nonprofit specializing in election integrity, found that non-Americans are being added to voter rolls in states such as Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Virginia as well.”

“For instance, in 2017, the group found that nearly 5,600 people on the voter rolls in Virginia were deemed as non-citizens, with a third of them voting in previous elections.”

(That equates to 5,600 actual citizens being robbed of their vote by having their vote cancelled out in many cases!)

“‘All of this could have been prevented if states actually verified citizen eligibility upfront,’ said PILF research director Logan Churchwell.”

“John Arntz, director of the San Francisco Department of Elections, told the Times that a signed registration card was submitted to the office to qualify the woman as a signer of the petition.  He added that activists often distribute registration cards along with their petitions.”

“Normally, election authorities should check the registration application with other databases such as the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles and the secretary of state’s office to ensure the person is a citizen.”

(Yes, Mr. Arntz, checking these databases should be done, but apparently it isn’t being done, and you don’t seemed too overly concerned about it either.)

“The San Francisco election official said that Shuvalova could have easily gotten away with voting in elections before 2016 and she probably would have remained on the voter rolls as an eligible voter had she not informed officials.”

(Just another example of those damn Russians, oops, I mean those damn Democrats, meddling in our elections!)

“But Arntz told the Times that the woman’s story isn’t a reflection on whole the integrity of the election system.  (Of course it isn’t!)  ‘If it was a problem, this would be an issue that comes up every election or something we would have experienced more through time.  But it doesn’t,’ he said.”

(Oh, it happens alright.  You just haven’t been forced to acknowledge it until now.)

“‘I can’t remember forwarding an allegation that someone was a non-citizen who registered to vote or did vote,’ Arntz said.  He added that, ‘Nobody in San Francisco has yet been prosecuted for being a non-citizen on the voter rolls.”

(Yes, Mr. Arntz, and therein lies the problem.)

Tampering with the vote is an insidious crime that is like a cancer attacking the soul of our country.  This cancer must be dealt with, and it must be dealt with harshly and in no uncertain terms.

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