When Republicans take back Congress, they need to take seriously the issue of federal judges being impeached. Just the other week, a federal judge in Washington ordered the government to act in a way the Supreme Court had already said could not be ordered.Now, a federal judge in New York has thrown out the American standard of one man – one vote. Federal judge Stephen Robinson has given people the right to vote six times each.
Arthur Furano voted early — five days before Election Day. And he voted often, flipping the lever six times for his favorite candidate. Furano cast multiple votes on the instructions of a federal judge and the U.S. Department of Justice as part of a new election system crafted to help boost Hispanic representation.Voters in Port Chester, 25 miles northeast of New York City, are electing village trustees for the first time since the federal government alleged in 2006 that the existing election system was unfair. The election ends Tuesday and results are expected late Tuesday.Although the village of about 30,000 residents is nearly half Hispanic, no Latino had ever been elected to any of the six trustee seats, which until now were chosen in a conventional at-large election. Most voters were white, and white candidates always won.
The federal government requested a solution to divide up the municipality into six voting districts so that voters could vote in their local neighborhood, including areas of high hispanic population. This is the American way of handling the solution and is familiar to most people living in the Southern United States.Judge Robinson, however, went with the European cumulative voting system that gives people the right to vote six times. He overstepped his bounds to impose a solution that not even Barack Obama’s Justice Department wanted.He should be impeached.