The Unapologetic Falsehoods of the Increasingly Discredited Associated Press
by Vin Suprynowicz firstname.lastname@example.org
Special to L. Neil Smith’s The Libertarian Enterprise
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In an otherwise unrelated Jan. 24 news story about President Donald Trump signing executive orders to get some major oil pipelines (purposely stalled by Barack Obama in his ongoing effort to cripple America’s energy industry and thus drive up our electric bills) back on track, The Associated Press couldn’t help themselves, adding:
“Yet even as Trump moves to implement his agenda, he is still making false claims.”
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(In Nevada, as in many states, unions can and do instruct their members to request absentee ballots. There’s no longer any need to prove—or even claim—you’ll be out of town or in the hospital on election day. Union shop stewards can then collect the completed ballots—no safeguard prevents them from checking to make sure they’re filled out “correctly”—and mail or deliver them in bulk to the county clerk’s office for counting. So much for the “privacy of the voting booth.”—V.S.)
“In Nevada you never have to prove you’re a citizen to register to vote or cast a ballot,” Cook explains. “Forget about showing government-issued photo identification at the polls, as several states now require. You don’t have to show a photo ID at any point in the process. The immigrants I met could vote Tuesday just by showing a Culinary health insurance card and a power bill.
Evidence? Cook went to the source.
“‘One would establish identity and one would establish residence,’ Clark County Registrar of Voters Larry Lomax said of state standards. ‘Just like every other voter in Nevada, they will not be asked to prove citizenship.’
“You can’t cash a check in this town with such flimsy identification,” Cook concludes.
But you can vote.
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Sorry, but I am concerned about this issue.
Funny that it seems to be the “specialty” of Unions and Democrats.
Those are the same folks who protest voter id laws and yell about disenfranchizement.
Wonder what an “honest election” would look like?
If you need id to get on a plane, then you need id to vote.
Seems simple enough to me
Seniors get non-drivers licenses to get discounts at restaurants.
And maybe if some one is unable to figure out how to get id, then maybe they shouldn’t be voting anyway.
Personally, I think only vets should be allowed to vote or be in politics.
Not that vets are better, but (1) they have taken up arms and can do it again; (2) they understand what the implications of war are; and (3) they have answered their Nation’s call and so have a in stake in the results.
But that’s just my opinion.
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