Michigan Photo ID Petition Effort and Illegal Dirty Tricks

Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, File

Best-selling author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s brilliant, but very disturbing new film “2000 Mules,” lays out convincing evidence of systematic and targeted voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election.

Using geo-tracking technology, it appears that Democratic Party political operatives or “mules” stuffed ballots into unmonitored election drop-off boxes — often in the early hours of the morning — in key battleground states. RedState’s Managing Editor Jen Van Laar lays out the details (and fact-checks the “fact-checkers”) here.

My radio partner and I had the opportunity to interview Dinesh on our radio show before his movie premiered at Mar-A-Lago.

The Democrats became so brazen after their 2020 electoral shenanigans, that they even tried to enshrine some of them into federal law earlier this year. One example is the so-called Freedom to Vote Act which is basically a federal takeover of election laws.

Another example is the John Lewis Voting Rights Act which said states cannot change their voting laws without the consent of Congress.

With their electoral fortunes looking dim for the midterm elections, we can no doubt expect even more brazen attempts at cheating. We currently see this happening in the important battleground state of Michigan.

As the President of Americans for Citizen Voting (ACV), voting integrity and helping ensure every American has full confidence in our electoral system is my top priority.

One of the surest – and easiest — methods of ensuring electoral integrity is the requirement of a state-issued photo ID card. It just makes good common sense that you should have to prove who you are on voting day when you show up at the polls.

A state-issued photo ID is required to purchase cigarettes and alcohol; open a bank account; apply for food stamps, Medicaid, Social Security, and unemployment; board an airplane; adopt a pet, and hold a political rally! And since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have learned that you also need a photo ID to get a COVID test and receive a COVID vaccine.

Critics of photo ID claim it is racist and disenfranchises African American voters. I believe it is racist to suggest African Americans are somehow inept and intellectually incapable of securing a photo ID. ACV commissioned a poll earlier this year that showed 75 percent of Michiganders support photo ID.

ACV, in conjunction with SecureMI.org, is currently gathering signatures to allow Michigan voters to decide whether they want to amend their constitution to require a state-issued photo ID to vote.

We all know there is a nationwide labor shortage and opponents of photo ID are trying to use this to their advantage. That’s why anti-democratic forces are pulling out all the stops and dirty tricks to thwart our petition gathering efforts:

Opponents of an effort to expand Michigan’s voter identification requirements orchestrated a “scheme to pay off” petition circulators in violation of campaign finance laws, a complaint obtained by The Detroit News alleged. Dustin Wefel, a Michigan petition gatherer, was behind the complaint to the Secretary of State’s office, targeting Protect MI Vote, the group opposing the effort to institute new ID standards for elections. Wefel’s filing claimed Protect MI Vote worked with a consulting firm, Groundgame Political Solutions, to compensate petition gatherers, in part, so they wouldn’t assist the Secure MI Vote initiative, making it difficult for the group to advance its proposal. The payments weren’t properly disclosed in fundraising reports, the complaint alleged. The filing cited text messages and a $50,000 contract betweenGroundgame and Wefel. Read more…

This sorry episode shows once again that Liberals can’t win elections on the merit of their ideas or on the strength of their candidates, but instead, have to resort to cheating and dirty tricks in order to win elections.

The Administration is predicting 100 million new COVID infections this fall which means they will probably want to institute draconian election protections from 2020. We must remain vigilant against election fraud and not allow a repeat of 2020.