Trust in the integrity of a government’s voting process is critical. If you don’t believe me, think Venezuela and Zimbabwe. In the US, public outcry is already beginning over widespread voting fraud issues, yet the government is doing little. Quin Hillyer, in his piece “No Righting Voting Wrongs in Ohio“, details what can and should be done to start to restore public trust in the system.
The nation’s highest court ruled Friday that, for now, a federal district court cannot force Ohio’s Secretary of State to enforce federal elections laws that she is flagrantly ignoring. Oddly enough, the Supreme Court is right: A loophole allows the Secretary of State to make a mockery of the law — unless and until DOJ steps in.
But DOJ is so busy suppressing political speech that it can’t be bothered with enforcing voting laws. This is especially true for voting laws that inconvenience the campaign of Barack Obama — to whom top DoJ election lawyers have given large campaign donations.
If Attorney General Michael Mukasey doesn’t step in, he’s a virtual accessory to the crime.
But it’s been a week and nothing from Mukasey. (The Dems are keeping him busy, though.) But you wonder why the public thinks so little of Washington?