Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

The US Justice Department has blocked the implementation of a Texas statue to require voters to present a photo id at the voting booth. Last December, the same Eric Holder led department blocked the enforcement of a similar law in South Carolina.

Vetoing state laws governing voting procedures shows a dangerous pattern of abuse by these officials, and could dramatically increase fraud and undermine the integrity and legitimacy of elected officials. It leads to a feeling amongst voters that these same officials want fraudulent votes to re-elect their very unpopular boss, Barack Obama.

For a republican form of government to function properly, the citizenry must have confidence in the unbiased and impartiality of the voting mechanism. In a society such as our own which verifies the identity of citizens millions of times per day for such mundane activities as buying groceries with a credit or EBT cards, it hard to understand why officials would object to verifying the identity of voters at the polls.

The only real reason why they might object to identification requirements is to perpetuate the ability of unsavory elements in society the ability to vote multiple times in multiple jurisdictions, allow non-citizens to vote, or to have persons voting for non-existent voters, such as the dead.

Over the last two decades, we have been at the frontlines watching a dramatic increase in voting fraud and have seen first-hand how the ruling elites, both Republican and Democrat, have manipulated the process to elect pro big government candidates.

The first time we watched with horror was the revision of voting results in Washington State when in 2004 Republican Dino Rossi won, and then lost the race for governor against Democrat Christine Gregioire.

On election night Dino Rossi was declared the victor. Only after a series of highly suspect ballots were somehow located in the heart of Democratic controlled Seattle was the election shifted on the third recount. The animosity against the ruling elite in Washington is at all-time highs, as recently Gregioire overruled a voter passed initiative and signed a bill legalizing homosexual marriage. Ask a voter on the street in Washington State if their vote counts, and you will find they don't believe they live under a freely elected representative government.

Examples of stolen and suspect elections around the country are numerous, but we want to share a story of Republicans engaging in similar tactics to steal an election. This is a bipartisan problem.

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown

Floyd and Mary Beth Brown are both bestselling authors and speakers. In 1988, working from their kitchen table, they formed Citizens United.
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