So I’m sitting here,looking at the reports, and so far it’s hard to tell if Colorado got its miracle or not.
Oh, sure, we got rid of Mark Uterus, but after O’Keefe exposed their scams in CO, it was hard to steal a national race and not be in trouble. The local one, though…
Perhaps my readers will correct me. Perhaps there IS somehow, reason for someone to vote for Cory Gardner but not for Beauprez. I can’t find one. Last I checked Hickenloper, aka Bloombug’s love child, was slightly less popular than foot fungus locally, and running about neck and neck with psoriasis.
Unless you guys know of some counties where he’s loved because… I got nothing… I think we’ve found the margin of fraud in Colorado. It’s the space between Gardner’s Victory and (so far at least) Hickenloper’s not losing. Which is what? 5%? Or exactly the number of people who “no longer remember voting for Obama.”
And there hinges the problem. With Hickenloper in place the new “voting rules” stay, which means this victory is transitory. (Again, correct me if my reasoning is wrong.) It means that in 16 we’re back to being “Chicago of the West” or “New California” or something.
So, Sarah Dear, what do you propose to do about it?
A quixotic idea comes to mind: in Colorado we have the right to petition for the inclusion of amendments (that’s not precisely it, but it’s too early to look up the right terminology.)
I propose we start a petition to have the Colorado constitution amended with the Franchise and Anti-Fraud act.
It should stipulate the following: voting should take place in even-numbered years on the first Tuesday of November. Voting shall be in person unless individual can show just cause (impairment or hardship) why this can’t take place, for which purpose vote-by-mail and early voting (no more than a week early) may be used. For voting, citizen will present photo ID and proof of citizenship, be it passport, birth certificate or citizenship certificate. The DMV shall be directed to issue voting cards for those who wish for them, showing both citizenship and identity. After voting the citizen’s index finger of the right hand shall be stained with wash-resistant ink which will take at least a week to fade. If the citizen is missing that finger, the next one will be stained. If all fingers in the right hand are missing, the corresponding fingers on the left shall be stained.
I know that’s not legal language, and I have no clue what the process is to do this, but I’m sure some of you do. I’m sure the lawyers in this crowd can re-write that. And I’m sure some of you (besides telling me its crazy) know how to go about collecting signatures to put it on the ballot.
Quixotic? Surely. Unless we can get a special election of some sort called for it (is that even possible) they will use the same machinery they’ll use to deliver CO to the Democrat machine in 16 to defeat it.
But at the very least it will call attention to what is going on and what is wrong. And who knows? Maybe like O’Keefe’s exploits it will make them scared of cheating on at least some races? It’s a hope.
We can’t call it the “Clean up Colorado so Sarah doesn’t have to move” but that’s what it is.
And meanwhile, ladies and gentlemen, we have a mad duck president (a lame duck who is mad as h*ll at us. Neo-neocon coined the usage on her blog) and who, to be fair, never liked us overmuch, and we have elected a bunch of squishes whose feet have to be held to the fire.
Put down the champagne and hold on to the sides of the boat. This is no time to get wobbly.