ELDER PATRIOT – Their excuses would be laughable if the reason for them weren’t so serious.
Opponents of President Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity’s request for every state to turn over “highly sensitive, personal information” on every voters has supposed raised major concerns for… well, privacy rights so they say.
Co-chairmen V.P. Mike Pence and Kris Kobach have asked for this information as part of verifying the vote totals reported in the past presidential election. So what is this “highly sensitive, personal information” that Trump’s Commission asked for?
Pence and Koback asked for data including voters’ dates of birth, political party, last four digits of Social Security numbers, felon status and military status.
WTF? The federal government already has all of this information on every American citizen. And, citizens are the only people who should be voting – right?
The only disconnect between the federal database and the states’ databases in this instance are who voted and who didn’t. Who voted, not how they voted. How does that threaten anyone’s privacy?
In fact, the same databases they are shielding from the federal government are provided to the political parties operating within those very states. My God, even Alexa wishes me a happy birthday on the correct day.
Frankly, I wish the feds knowledge of our personal information were this limited. Unfortunately, they have archived every email, text message and phone conversation we have made for the past decade.
Our personal information is so widely disseminated that even the ads on every website you visit are tailored to your own personal preferences.
This over-reaction from both Blue and Red states suggests a much bigger problem than even President Trump has alleged.
Granted, anytime the federal government sticks its nose in the business of the states is a delicate matter that may threaten the Tenth Amendment. But, simply asking for proof of voters’ right to vote would appear to be an effort to protect the integrity of the vote for every American without violating the privacy rights of anyone.
One opposition opinion writer actually asked us to, “Imagine if the commission obtained a complete list of all voters who serve in the military, with their home addresses, or a list of every voter’s date of birth and partial Social Security number, and made that public to anyone with an Internet connection?” His concern? He wants us to believe this would serve “as a treasure trove for anyone seeking to steal personal data or intimidate members of the military.”
Because, after all, we all know there’s no existing federal database of those who served in the military. What bullshit.
There can be no legitimate excuse for refusing to participate in verifying the integrity of our electoral process but there are a lot of reasons if the goal is to protect a fraudulent system.
It’s too bad we can’t ask Seth Rich what he knew about this.