January 15, 2010
Coakley May Not Have to Win to Win
Posted by Dave Blount at January 15, 2010 10:15 AM
Scott Brown beating clueless Obamunist tool Martha Coakley at the polls won't necessarily mean it's over for the Dems. After all, appealing to voters has been rejected as an electoral strategy in favor of cheating — and the Massachusetts Secretary of State Bill Galvin has a history of playing games with absentee ballots:
In 2008 [Galvin] was found to have violated the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act passed in 2002, in which he failed to report and collect the number sent and the number returned of absentee ballots from overseas Military personnel registered to vote in Massachusetts. After an investigation by the US Justice Department, a settlement was reached to force Galvin to comply with the law.
The Dems won their filibuster-proof majority through dirty dealing on behalf of the obnoxious professional clown Al Franken, who was ushered into his unearned office by ACORN-affiliated Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie. They may plan to maintain it the same way. After all, as their Uncle Joe liked to say:
Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.
Appallingly, if Dems can't get the numbers they want, Galvin has threatened to use those same military ballots to hold up Brown's confirmation until after they've rammed ObamaCare through:
In what must be a new low, even for Massachusetts, Secretary of State Bill Galvin told the Herald the election will not be considered complete by his office until Jan. 29, when 10 days have been allowed for absentee and military ballots to arrive. That's 10 extra days for Senate liberals to shove ObamaCare down an unwilling electorate's throat — and about eight days longer than it took Rep. Niki Tsongas to get sworn in after her special election victory.
What makes Galvin's play so repugnant is that the U.S. Department of Justice had to threaten to sue him to get him to comply with federal laws protecting the voting rights of military members abroad. For years, Galvin ignored these ballots — and the soldiers, airmen and Marines who cast them — and now he's prepared to use them to deny the will of the people if, by some miracle, Scott Brown wins.
If this lowlife's malfeasance isn't enough to galvanize resistance to what liberals are doing to the country, what would be?
In 2004, Brown won a special election to become state senator, despite the state Democrats scheduling the election to coincide with the Presidential primary, when Democrats would be flocking to vote for John Kerry. (As one Democratic operative recently put it to me: "We cheated, and he still beat us.")
Liberal ideology is built on a bedrock of coercion and theft. Expecting Dems to play fair would be naive.
On tips from Byron and Edward.