You would think that a media which has written so much to tell us that we have nothing to fear when it comes to voter fraud would be all over this.
But, then again, a narrative is a narrative. And if those media wrote about what is excerpted below from Blake Ellis's article at cnnmoney.com in the context of voter fraud, they might have to change their narrative - and maybe look really bad in the process. Well, we can't have that, can we?
Here are the excerpts I am referring to:
For $10, identity thieves can access the full name, Social Security number and other personal information of a dead person through a list of millions of deceased Americans, known as the Death Master File.
The Social Security Administration created the file to help financial institutions and businesses prevent identity theft, by using the file to cross-reference applicants or customers to make sure they are not using a deceased person's identity. But Senator Bob Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat, said the agency is "inadvertently facilitating tax fraud" by allowing any member of the general public to look up personal details about anyone who has passed away and potentially steal their identity.
In a letter to the commissioner of the Social Security Administration and the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget on Thursday, Casey called for restrictions to be placed on access to the Death Master File.
"Identity theft creates a significant hardship for many American families, and robs our Nation of taxpayer dollars at a time when we face serious fiscal challenges," Casey wrote. "Preventing the widespread publication of deceased citizens' vital records is an important first step."
To obtain records for one person, it costs $10. For an annual subscription with unlimited access to all of the files of deceased individuals, the price tag is $995.
In a congressional hearing in May, IRS deputy commissioner Steven Miller said that as of mid-April, his agency had already flagged 91,000 tax returns that were filed under the names of recently deceased individuals.
And the identities of dead people aren't just being stolen for tax-related fraud. A recent report from fraud prevention firm ID Analytics showed that identity thieves also steal the personal information to apply for credit cards, cell phones and anything else requiring a credit check. About 2.4 million deceased Americans each year get their identities stolen each year -- amounting to a rate of more than 2,000 thefts per day.
A quick question: do you notice anything missing from the excerpts you just read? Like even one word about the potential for using those lists to commit voter fraud?
Let me assure you that the omission is not mine. I have not removed the part where Mr. Ellis talks about this possibility. It just plain is not there.
What relevance does this have to voter fraud? Here's your answer:
-In previous blogs - click here to read one of them - I have pointed out that huge numbers of deceased voters have yet to be expunged from the voting rolls. A Pew Center report estimates the number at 1,800,000 - and it might be even more than that.
-These lists are being used for every scam under the sun: credit cards, cell phones or anything else that presenting a phony ID will make available.
Anyone can buy the names of deceased voters for $10 each or an unlimited number for less than $1,000 bucks. And without any valid ID required at the voting booths............do you really need me to finish this sentence?
But we are supposed to assume that these identities are not being used for voter fraud? Just everything else?
You would have to be a potato to believe that. A prize spud of the first order.
So, with this information in mind, the Attorney General of the United States must be going hot and heavy to prevent the possibility that lists like these might be used to cheat on election day, right?
Uh.......no. Actually our disgraceful toad of an Attorney General, Barack Obama's sock-puppet eric holder, is instead going after the people who want to make the voter rolls more accurate.
Now, why do you suppose he would do that?
There are many reasons we need a change of President in 2012. But few are more compelling than to remove eric holder from the office he besmirches ever day, and replace him with someone who actually gives a damn about whether we have legitimate elections.
And, we need a mainstream media willing to talk about this, instead of compliantly looking the other way on behalf of Obama, holder & Co.
We can't remove our Accomplice Media on election day. But we can remove Obama and holder.
I count the seconds until November 6th.