America needs another holiday--Voter Day for the Presidential election. One day, and perhaps a Saturday. On this day, a photo identification with one’s social security number and photo provides the voter the right to vote.
Voting for the President of the United States is a privilege, but it is getting out of hand. Voting has become marred with Black Panther’s threatening voters, and a great deal of voter fraud. Illegal aliens, nuns, the educated, those unregistered, and dead people --all voting many times, many days.
Recently, a poll worker and Obama supporter admitted voting twice in the presidential election. She also was indicted for allegedly voting at least six times. Besides voter fraud, this poll worker also is charged with voting in the name of five other people in various elections. In an interview she said, "I'll fight it for Mr. Obama and Mr. Obama's right to sit as president of the United States."
An 86 year old woman with dementia who considers herself a proud American voted twice. The criminal complaint shows she voted absentee ballot and at the polls. She asked of the poll workers, "Why didn't they tell me to go home?“ One can only hope voter fraud and any harassment or dishonesty at the polls is discovered and the criminals jailed forever, but voter fraud is not rare.
Voter fraud is not new, and it is becoming more. It’s often a laughable cliché that many dead people vote in Chicago. America’s vote has become tarnished? It was bad when women and Blacks were prevented this right, but the US Constitution resolved this injustice. It is time something be done to protect America's vote.
Why are there so many days to vote? We appear to have no problem with jobs, plans and all that is life when it comes to December 25. That’s the date for Christmas without any wiggle room (If you celebrate this date and have children, you know). With early voting, in many U.S. states, the period varies between four and fifty days prior to Election Day. Can you imagine any other holiday you celebrate given this length of wiggle room?
Yes, early voting allows voters who might be unable to vote on election day to vote. Yes, early voting relieves congestion at the polls, accommodates those with scheduled medical procedures, vacations and other, but does early voting need to be four to fifty days? One Saturday or an absentee ballot should accommodate all of these concerns.
Right now, government workers receive 10 paid holidays. Substitute or add Voter Day to this list. If Voter Day prevents voter fraud, I would welcome the expense.
Besides Voter Day, Americans must preserve the vote with voter identification. A voter’s social security number with a photo is the answer. It is the perfect identification for all; as how does one receive his or her benefits, entitlements, or passport if not with a social security number?
America must have identification to vote. America must take responsibility and claim our right to vote in a fair and honest election. Our soldiers have sacrificed for our freedom; we must protect our vote.