My friend, Ron Jenkins and I have an old friend, Baxter Henderson, who lives in Melbourne Australia. Ron and Baxter met during Ron’s tenure as the Deputy General Manager of the Australian Lottery and GTech was the supplier of their gaming terminals and software. Baxter was GTech’s Service Manager fot the South East portion of Australia. I met Baxter 22 years ago this month when I was in Australia. GTech, was one of my finest customers, and they asked me to make the trip even though I had been retired over a year. I met Ron a few years later when he accompanied Baxter on one of his several visits here in Hemphill TX over the years. Ron is a retired Air Force officer and married to an Australian lady he met during an assignment to the ” Outback” of South Australia, Ron and Doreen now reside about 250 miles SW of Hemphill in San Antonio.
Our multi-faceted backgrounds and experiences have resulted in some interesting and deep discussions about worldwide subjects. The following is a response from Ron to Baxter who has questions about Trumps recent statements about the millions of fraudulent voters in the recent election. I have expressed my concerns in many articles about voter fraud in America. As Ron is also an Election Judge and I felt that his response to Baxter’s about voter fraud was something educational for many Americans and especially the young teenage voters. I doubt that ten percent of American voters know the details of how the election operations are conducted before, during and after the election is conducted.
Baxter, the following is my response to your question about Trump’s remark on the possibility of millions of fraudulent voters affecting the total of the popular vote in our recent election.
I’m a Texas Election Day Judge in Bexar County (the county we live in.)
It is my job to recruit and train other residents of the county to be “Clerks” and to preside over a “Polling Place” in any and all elections, in nearby neighborhoods. It’s a very responsible position and has a fair bit of authority. I’ve been notified that I’ll be doing that again, this May.
Our responsibility and authority, in Texas, is broad when it comes to qualifying people to cast a single vote, for a slate of candidates, one time, per election (including a period of “early voting”).
We verify that the prospective voter is who they say they are, and are “Registered” in the “Voting Precinct” where they reside; that they are legal citizens and of legal voting age (18). So, we ask for documents that prove those requirements. The most common on the list of acceptable Photo ID’s, are a Texas driver’s license or a Concealed Handgun Carry (CHL) license, because they reflect the birth date, proof of citizenship and current residence. Most people carry them in their wallets because they’re credit card size and shape. There are half a dozen other forms of ID that are acceptable, such as: a US passport, a Citizenship Certificate, military and Civil Service ID’s, Plus, the state offers, free of charge, a special Voter ID. The latter is provided to obviate the claim that the poor, indigent and minority “citizens” are discriminated against, if they claim the inability to afford one of the other forms of ID.
Despite that, a life-long Democrat, a female, US District Judge from Corpus Christi, TX., enjoined the State from implementing those requirements. So, it is the Democrat Party and their faithful followers, who don’t want potential voters to have to prove their legitimate right to vote. They want to preserve the possibility of ineligible people casting votes in any US election because illegal aliens and others, such as convicted felons, are more likely to vote Democrat VS GOP for many reasons but mostly because the Democrats are the ones supporting the extension and perpetuation of gov’t transfer and welfare payments. Our welfare rolls have increased by millions (40%), since the Obama Administration came to power in 2009 because the federal government weakened the requirements to become eligible for government transfer payments and to maintain their eligibility for longer periods.
Any blow back would be strictly party based and totally politically motivated.
The 50 sovereign states control the voting process, from Presidential elections on down to local dog catcher! Where the Secretary of State is a Democrat or where the Mayors or governors are Democrats, those states have loose Voter ID Laws. They don’t require proof of citizenship. Many of those states don’t have the means of limiting votes to one per person for a variety of reasons, such a lack of a computerized tracking system and a state law to authorize the imposition of those requirements. They allow a person to vote after presenting a state driver’s license.
In California and in at least nine other states, an illegal alien can get a driver’s license without proving their citizenship, and they are allowed to vote merely by showing a license.
The Texas Voter ID Law requires a computer system with the capability to track voter identity. So, if someone has already voted (has “Early” voted) or voted at another polling place; the system alerts the Clerk so they do not give access to a voting machine or paper ballot; therefore, the chance of fraudulent voting is significantly reduced.
The concern about dead people voting has always been around. Some groups, seeking to sway local elections, go to local cemeteries or monitor obituary notices for names of recently departed citizens, and in those states without strict Voter ID Laws, they are able to impersonate them and cast a vote. Many states don’t purge their voting rolls, annually, by using their computer system to compare a file of deceased persons with the active voter data base. In Texas, Voter Registration Certificates are renewed annually, so that people who relocate or die are scrubbed from the active voter data base.
Hope that helps your understanding. Ron
I hope this will awaken Americans to insist that the voting process be conducted to insure that “EVERY” vote cast in America is valid vote. President Johnson won his Senate election in Texas using illegal votes cast in the Hispanic area around and south of San Antonio. These invalid votes impacted history. Had LBJ lost that Senate election you can only speculate what might have resulted when Kennedy was killed.
Folks, voter identification is so easy to verify today. All we need are Judges and Congresspersons who are not politically biased and were forced to comply with the Constitution and the law of “Common Sense”.