Nationalizing the Vote: Obama Establishes Election Commission



President Obama established an election commission by executive order last Thursday. It is harmless on the surface but what the President will do with this commission might not be.

This commission could be a first step in nationalizing voting.

There are other potential problems given the president’s public comments about the vote. The Obama administration has already considered: computer voting, open voter registration, and cancellation of voter ID requirements. The commission will present these ideas and more which the president can then use for political capital in time for the 2014 election.

Voter ID is on the block. Barack Obama and Erik Holder have made it clear that Voter ID is not acceptable because minorities find it too difficult to get a photo ID. The administration, however, does not think the 60 pages of Obamacare directions, that accompany the draft application for Obamacare services, is too much for them.

This administration  can’t possibly believe minorities are incapable of acquiring photo ID’s or they would have to think them all stupid.

The commission mission as stated in the order:

The Commission shall identify best practices and otherwise make recommendations to promote the efficient administration of elections in order to ensure that all eligible voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots without undue delay, and to improve the experience of voters facing other obstacles in casting their ballots, such as members of the military, overseas voters, voters with disabilities, and voters with limited English proficiency.

Two of the issues he is looking into, according to the EO, are “ballot simplicity and voter education” and “voting accessibility for individuals with disabilities, limited English proficiency, and other special needs.”

Read the order at WH Executive Orders

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