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Pay Attention: CO Democrats Using Election Process to Enshrine Power

May 2nd, 2013 - 6:38 am

Which brings us back to Colorado. Like so many of these election-process fights, Republicans are unwitting dupes of the Left.  Either they don’t understand the ground beneath them is moving very deliberately, or they are too lazy to do anything about it, or they simply adopt the cause of their enemies.

In Colorado, two Republican election clerks who have joined with Democrats to help pass this catastrophic bill are Jefferson County Clerk Pamela Anderson (303-271-8186) and Mesa County Clerk Sheila Reiner (970-244-1662). They were instrumental in drafting the bill, according to emails obtained by PJ Media.

Pam Anderson

Reiner recently said in an interview that she thinks she should be immune from criticism for helping draft the bill: “I think we should be able to support it without consequences.”

Sheila Reiner

In America, more than any nation that ever existed, there are consequences when government officials do bad things.  Accountability is central to preserving limited government. In the emails obtained by PJ Media, Reiner and Anderson are intimately involved in crafting the language of the Democrats’ bill. The emails show the pair working with a clerk’s association lobbyist named Michael Beasley.

Sources tell me Beasley is a long-time Republican.

The Left understands election-process issues are existential for all other issues. For some reason, the other side is suicidal.

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The leftists just recently took over in CO, but now they are taking rapid steps to make sure their control becomes permanent, like in CA, with the same disastrous cosequences. First was the gun grab, now its permanent electin fraud. Any person in CO that values liberty in CO had better wake up, your time is running out. First step would be to turn out of office every state legislator that voted for gun control, and then repeal it. If you can do that soon, you still have a chance for freedom, but if you cant, be prepared for a permanent leftists dictatorship, like in CA, with the resulting adverse consequences.
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Why not just mail out the ballots with boxes pre-checked for the "selected" candidates? Then when it some back "Not at this address," they can even count it anyhow?
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This vote-by-mail system is favored by all the socialist-leaning states precisely because it allows them to consolidate power. The GOP is the RINO party now, so it's more of a move to actual one-party rule, rather than the current "opposite sides of the same coin" arrangement. This is nothing less than a dismantling of our Republic to permanently establish an oligarchy; a move to implement this nationally is next. It is treason. And it will trigger a full-on civil war.
So all of you who don't have a problem with this power grab, all of you who think you can disarm the freedom-loving gun owners of America, go ahead and try it if you're feelin' froggy enough! Just remember, the law of unintended consequences is quite unforgiving!
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You're not going to admit it publicly and that's OK, but just as an exercise, how about silently recognizing that what you really want is to prevent the wrong kind of people from voting? Your objection to the Colorado system isn't that it would promote voter fraud (even assuming that you really believe that voter fraud is a significant issue in the U.S.) but that it would increase political participation by people who have a right to vote—urban voters, black voters, Hispanic voters, union members, and other undesirables, i.e., the majority of the population of the country.

When I was conservative back in the day, I was perfectly clear that hostility to democracy was a central feature of the ideology. You also don't like majority rule, right?
49 weeks ago
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Please don’t waste your time and energy on Jim Harrishmuck a.k.a. Jim Hitlerson. He has venomous opinions on every topic, even ones he knows nothing about. He is simply too ignorant to understand how ignorant he is. However, he thinks he knows everything about everything and thinks he has the solution to all of the world’s problems. The guy is what Thomas Sowell might call a self-anointed messiah. He believes that civilized and successful people and countries are intrinsically evil and he has a vicious hatred of Jews and of Israel. His posts are often incoherent ramblings. He evades questions, he tells outright lies and he throws tantrums. Please don’t waste your time and energy on this immature, malignant, narcissistic, attention-starved, anti-Semitic demagogue.
48 weeks ago
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Nobody is gonna drink that koolaid. Ballot-by mail is a sure way to get all the illegals and dead people their 'suffrage', too. As the old Chicago slogan goes, "Vote early and often".
49 weeks ago
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You don't really expect anyone to believe this nonsense, do you?
49 weeks ago
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Yeesh, Mr. Adams should just cool his jets. We've had vote-by-mail in Oregon for years, and it works just fine. Of course it does remove the opportunity for GOP operatives to assure long voter lines in minority neighborhoods and engage in other desperate measures to hold back the inevitable decline of the crusty-old-delusional-white-guys party.
49 weeks ago
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Yeah, Oregon's Illiberal pols and Oregon 'boasting' in being the nation's junkie-leading state.. yep quite a beacon to be enamored, right John?

Hahaha

BTW, looove the emotionally-led conjecture of the GOP being old White guys party.

Durbin, Franken, Baucus, Leahy, Harkin, Reid, Levin, Menendez.. are these but a handful of Dem Senator's mentioned, 'Young & hip' in your eyes?

Nonetheless, 'thanks' for the 'insightful lesson', John.
49 weeks ago
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Read "The Blueprint," research the Gil Foundation, consider why Comrade Obama's Immaculation was in Denver. Draw some conclusions.
49 weeks ago
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The leftists just recently took over in CO, but now they are taking rapid steps to make sure their control becomes permanent, like in CA, with the same disastrous cosequences. First was the gun grab, now its permanent electin fraud. Any person in CO that values liberty in CO had better wake up, your time is running out. First step would be to turn out of office every state legislator that voted for gun control, and then repeal it. If you can do that soon, you still have a chance for freedom, but if you cant, be prepared for a permanent leftists dictatorship, like in CA, with the resulting adverse consequences.
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Didn't CO go full-lefty once the CA refugees started emigrating there to get away from the consequences of their politics in their home state?
As I understand it, this process is repeating itself elsewhere in the nation. They ruin their own states, then spread like a cancer into surrounding states. For the last 40 years, I've watched Illinois refugees flee Chicago to live in SE Wisconsin, but mostly NW Indiana. They bring their libtard politics with them and pollute the local politics gene pool.
49 weeks ago
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U.S. Constitution, Article 4, Section 4:

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

Do not these extremely egregious vote fraud measures provide a prima facie case of removing republican government from the state? If I understand it correctly, couldn't the federal courts overturn these laws as a violation of Article 4, Section 4? I doubt if this clause has ever been used before, but it's there for a reason.
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One could also make a strong argument that this is also a baldfaced act of treason, but seeing how the collectivists have already overthrown the Republic from within all three branches, what is needed now is a counter-coup.
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Mr. Adams,

This is but ONE of many reasons this Colorado native will not be returning to Rocky Mountain High following my time abroad.

All but 1 member of my entire family are in Colorado and pains me to continue othe majority of our communication via Skype, I can't go back there.

Quite sad. Considering ~ 10 years ago Colorado's then-Republican Governor Bill Owens was considered, 'Governor of the Year' per National Review.

With Illiberal Hickenlooper (in-state tuition for illegals, hundreds of marijuana dispensaries, push for legalization for starters) and the RINO-only GOP'ers - that state is screwed.

It's been Californicated quicker than any state n the union imo.
49 weeks ago
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Is this the time to think about a new party?
No more Democrat/Republican party?
49 weeks ago
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How about NO poltical parties? How about 'individuals' representing no political ideology, running on the issues critical to the nation in each of their electoral districts and states. How about disposing of all orgainized politcal parties from the states and national levels?

The constitution protects NO political parties!
49 weeks ago
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How about you run as a "No Party" and let us know how it turns out?
49 weeks ago
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Seemed to work until...well, you an expert on history so you can figure it out for yourself.

Since you rarely think before you respond to your moron enemies let me do some kindergarten level dialog with you and see if that helps you out any.

If there were NO poltical parties somebody would run on the issues and somebody would win based on the resolves they presented.

If there were NO parties special interest influence and financial corruption could be easily eliminated by state and district caps with debates held as public service. programming.

Tax deductible donations of 'any' amount could be collected from 'individuals' and 'state registered' incorporations on state and federal tax filings indicating district or statewide elections and then divided 'equally' among the top three candidates receiving the most 'registered' voters signatures for filing candidate application. Registered voters would be required to produce a valid registeration card and state other form of ID or verification rest home etc. NO ID legalities as they're not voting in a poll.

Not a perfected system but it surely could be perfected rather easily. With technology being what it is, condidates could surely figure out how to communicate with troops at military installations and have debates skyped or whatever from a local provided IP site correlating to wherever the soldier, etc., may be registered to vote.
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I like your idea, Zeke1.

There is very little the present day-GOP I concur with.

Ever less of the Democratic Party's modus operandi.

It's why I've been a registered Independent since being of voting age almost 20 years ago.
49 weeks ago
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Corruption and fraud are to Democrats what water is to fish. Take these things away and both will quickly die. Democrats know this and do all they can to encourage and protect vote fraud.
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The overwhelming majority of common citizens do not commit fraud or perpetuate corruption in our electoral processes. On the other hand, the political machines of all political parties and their activists have NO problems with perpetuating fraud and corruption of the voting processes. To remotely believe one party is guilty of such is........
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