Raaaaacist Corporations?

Georgia has early voting at polling places. Delaware does not.

Georgia has no-excuse absentee ballots. Delaware does not.

Georgia allows voters who are more than 150 ft from a polling place to receive food or drink even if they are in line to vote. Delaware does not.

Coca-Cola and Delta Airlines are incorporated in the State of Delaware. If they were serious about supporting voting rights, they would move to another state.

Get Woke, Get Whiter

MLB has moved the All Star Game from Atlanta (39 % White/54 % Black) to Denver (69 % White/10 % Black) because Georgia will begin requiring voters to show ID just as they must in Colorado.

I suppose that makes sense because Colorado’s raaaaacist election laws affect a smaller proportion of its population than Georgia’s.

Nothing to See Here. Move Along.

Forbes reports that U. S. Senator Raphael Warnock (D-GA) is under investigation for voter registration misconduct. The Georgia State Election Board has referred the case to Georgia’s Attorney General for further investigation.

Warnock served as the chairman of the board of Stacy Abrams’ New Georgia Project in 2019. Georgia law requires that a third party submitted a completed voter registration within 10 days after receiving from a voter. In 2019, the New Georgia Project held at least 1,268 applications in Gwinnett County longer than 10 days.

Because Warnock was elected to fill an unexpired term, he is up for reelection in 2022.

Spinning the First Draft of History to Fit The Narrative

Journalism is sometimes referred to as the first draft of history. This tweet from Time—links to an article that describe a covert operation to interfere in the 2020 election. Of course, Time portrays the whole thing as a white hat operation.

FWIW, here’s another blast from Time‘s past about election integrity—

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

One of Brett Kimberlin’s online fund raising efforts has been to ask for support for his “election protection” activities. Meanwhile, his associate have been involved in fraudulent campaign activities. Two years ago today, Hogewash! was asking Is Matt Osborne Really a Russian Bot?

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Well, well, well, … Matt Osborne got his name in the papers, the New York Times, no less.

The Gentle Reader may have noticed a story running around the Internet recently about fake “Russian-style” Facebook campaigning that targeted an American election. That election was a recent Alabama senatorial election, and the victimized candidate was Roy Moore. One of the fake campaigns was called Dry Alabama, and it was run by Democrats.

The Dry Alabama Facebook page, which appeared to be run by teetotaler Baptists, had a blunt message: Alcohol is the devil’s work, and the state should ban it entirely. The related Twitter feed exhorted, “Pray for Roy Moore.” The actual purpose of the social media campaign was to paint Moore and his supporters as religious wackos.

Matt Osborne, a veteran progressive activist who worked on the project, said he hoped that such deceptive tactics would someday be banned from American politics. But in the meantime, he said, he believes that Republicans are using such trickery and that Democrats cannot unilaterally give it up.

“If you don’t do it, you’re fighting with one hand tied behind your back,” said Mr. Osborne, a writer and consultant who lives outside Florence, Ala. “You have a moral imperative to do this — to do whatever it takes.”

Osborne’s buddies at Protect Our Elections were unavailable for comment.

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Oh, and one of the things that Kimberlin consistently campaigned against was the use of electronic voting machine—until this election cycle.

Hmmmm.

A Modest Proposal

While state legislatures have plenary power over the choosing of presidential electors and a great deal of authority over the election of representatives and senators, Art. 1, § 4, cl.1 of the Constitution gives Congress the authority “by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Places of chusing Senators.”

I propose that Congress intact legislation requiring that the election of Representatives and Senators be solely by paper ballots that are hand counted in the presence of representatives of all candidates who wish to have an observer present, and that any challenged ballots be set aside for adjudication at a public hearing. All ballots would be subject to verification that they actually were cast by a lawfully-registered, living voter who had cast only one ballot. In order to prevent disenfranchising any disabled voters, Congress should mandate the use of assistive technology using audited open source hardware and software approved by a comment agency (such as the National Institute of Standards and Technology) that is always available for public inspection. The paper ballots thus generated would then be counted like any other.

Congress can’t force states to use any method for choosing presidential electors, but it could entice states to use the proposed system by offering to pay for the assistive technology required if the states choose to using the same system for presidential voting.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

Brett Kimberlin has tried to make a name for himself fighting for clean elections through Velvet Revolution US, the 501(c)4 he cofounded with moonbat broadcaster Brad Friedman.

King Lincoln Bronzeville Neighborhood Ass’n v. Blackwell was a voter fraud case in Ohio that accused Republican Secretary of State Ken Blackwell of conspiring to deprive Ohioans of their right to vote for Democrats. At one point, Kimberlin stuck his nose into the proceeding.

The Blackwell case wound up being dismissed.

Is anyone surprised that Velvet Revolution US has never found any election irregularities implicating Democrats, not even in Chicago?