Sunday, December 30, 2012

RNC is silent about vote fraud because they agreed in a 1982 court case to refrain from ballot security measures

RNC consent decree:

12/29/12, "@McConnellPress and @SpeakerBoehner — STOP," Legal Insurrection, William A. Jacobson

"What’s the rush to reach a horrible deal by December 31?
The media will be mad?  Obama will be angry?  Is a tongue lashing so worrisome that we will make a horrible deal?
Oh, but we’ll lose in 2014, you say.  No, if we raise taxes without fixing spending and entitlements, we lose right now.  What worse could happen in 2014, that Democrats will regain control of the House and vote to raise taxes without fixing spending and entitlements?"...


Commenter following says it doesn't matter anyway because the RNC has ceded the voting booth. Links below to RNC court decision in which RNC agrees to abstain from voter fraud or ballot security efforts:


"Subotai Bahadur | December 29, 2012 at 6:37 pm

"There is nothing to indicate that it is ever going to get better.

And given the amount of election fraud that is unremarked upon and accepted by the Institutional Republicans in a consent decreee;

it is Pollyanna-ish to think that there will be any final election results that could improve the situation. 2014 is a distraction."


From 3rd Circuit Appeals Court ruling link provided by commenter above:

In 1982 the RNC agreed not to engage in efforts to prevent voter fraud. Matters arising between 1982 and 2010 indicate this agreement remains firmly in place:

From Appeals Court ruling 12/13/2010, RNC v DNC

In 1982 "The RNC and RSC agreed that they would:"

page 6: "(e) refrain from undertaking any ballot security activities in polling places or election districts where the racial or ethnic composition of such districts is a factor in the decision to conduct, or the actual conduct of, such activities there and where a purpose or significant effect of such activities is to deter qualified voters from voting; and the conduct of such activities disproportionately in or directed toward districts that have a substantial proportion of racial or ethnic populations shall be considered relevant evidence of the existence of such a factor and purpose;"

page 15: "3. “Ballot security” is defined to include “any program aimed at combating voter fraud by preventing potential voters from registering to vote or casting a ballot.” Democratic Nat’l Comm., 671 F. Supp. 2d at 622. The modification also includes a non-exhaustive list of ballot security programs."

page 26: "In 1987, the RNC once again entered into a settlement stipulation, with the assistance of counsel, agreeing to modify the 1982 Decree. The Decree, as modified, clarified that “ballot security” efforts meant “ballot integrity, ballot security or other efforts to prevent or remedy voter fraud. Democratic Nat’l Comm., 671 F. Supp. 2d at 581. The modifications allow the RNC to engage in normal poll watch functions on Election Day so long as the people it deploys do not use or implement the results of any ballot security effort without a determination by the District Court that the ballot security effort complies with the provisions of the Decree and applicable law. In order to secure such a determination, the RNC must submit a description of the program to the District Court following twenty days’ notice to the DNC. Only with the District Court’s approval secured in this fashion can the RNC engage, assist, or participate in any ballot security program."


The RNC is a joke:

page 30, "The RNC also presented testimony at the evidentiary hearing before the District Court that the appointment of African-Americans as the RNC Chairman and Chief Administrative Officer decreased the likelihood that the RNC would engage in ballot security programs resulting in minority vote suppression."

page 31, footnotes: 

"13 Michael Steele served as the first African-American chairman of the RNC from January 2009 until January 2011.

14 Even if the racial background of the nation’s or RNC’s leaders makes voter intimidation and suppression less likely, it is illogical to vacate the Decree due to the racial makeup of the administration of the United States or the RNC."


The judges have been so sickened by the RNC that it's unlikely they'll ever get a favorable ruling anyway:

page 59: "That the RNC has not engaged in a normal poll-watch function and has not presented a request for preclearance of a voter fraud security program that does not disproportionately target minority voters leaves open the possibility that the RNC, absent enforcement of the Decree, would not comply with the Decree terms in the future."


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