Marc King lives in Germantown, Maryland.
Many of you may be familiar with the “League of Women Voters,” who described themselves and their activities in a recent e-mail to Maryland voters:
“Election bills have always been of keen interest to the League. We were established in 1920 to help newly enfranchised women use their ballots effectively, and we have a long tradition of supporting laws that remove barriers to voting.”
Sounds good, right? Who could possibly be against these kinds of activities, especially when it seems to extend additional enfranchisement to women? But let’s take a deeper dive into their agenda and see if their activities represent a nonpartisan approach to politics. Here is how the League of Woman Voters of Maryland describes themselves on their website:
Given their long history in political activism this looks and sounds like a reasonable position to take when it comes to politics, public policy, and the mechanics of free and fair elections. However, their recent e-mail tells quite a different story. Here is their list of activities; lets take a look at them one at a time and discuss.
Let us start at the top: “Voting by mail.” It should be clear to all conservatives and Republicans that this is the voting activity that presents the greatest opportunity for fraud in the history of free and fair elections. We just witnessed a presidential election in which mail-in ballots played a decisive role in the election of a Socialist Democrat and the defeat of a sitting President that garnered more votes than any other in history. The single best example that can be offered is the mail-in balloting that occurred in Pennsylvania.
The State clearly informed us that they mailed out 1.9 million ballots, and the State clearly informed us that they received back 2.4 million ballots… and they were all tallied. Now I am no math genius, but shouldn’t that be a “red flag” to all nonpartisans that “there is something rotten in Denmark,” or at least in Pennsylvania?
I am not going to get into the weeds on all the issues with mail-in voting, but some things are clear:
- Voter boxes are not secure;
- Chain of custody of ballots cannot be maintained;
- Cut-off for receipt of ballots is an issue;
- Backdating of late ballots is easily done; and
- Illegal ballots can be inserted into the chain at any time (1.9M out – 2.4M in!)
So, let’s move on to: “Increasing access to voting for students and other under-served groups.” What we have here is code language for allowing 16 year-olds to vote. The people in this age group are easily manipulated and will vote based on the direction that they are given – I do not think I need to tell you what that direction is. Their public school indoctrination is easily and willfully transferred to the voting booth!
Next, we see that they are supporting “[F]acilitating voting for felons who are no longer incarcerated and citizens behind bars who are eligible to vote because they are awaiting trial or were convicted on a misdemeanor charge.” Not sure where they are going here. The Maryland State Board of Elections website tells us: “Effective, March 10, 2016, if you have been convicted of a felony and have completed serving a court-ordered sentence of imprisonment, you are eligible to register to vote.” The question is: why should a felon who has committed a crime, gone through a trial, and convicted of violating the law be allowed to participate in the voting process until their time is served and they are released from incarceration? A situation rife for ballot harvesting. We already know the answer to that question. More votes for ME but not for THEE.
I think it’s clear by this time that the League of Women Voters is highly partisan, and I would be highly suspect of any support they give to any policy issue.
On a closing note, I would recount my own personal experience as a Republican nominee for Legislative District 15* with the League of Women Voters when in the 2018 election cycle they circulated a “pamphlet” in which they published information about all the candidates on the ballot for the general election. Not surprisingly, they had a very through presentation of all the Socialist Democrats on the ballot, biographies, and policy positions as provided by the nominees themselves. I too responded to their request for this information, providing them a through and complete biography and my political position on policies of concern to the voters of Legislative District 15 and the State of Maryland. However, unlike my Socialist Democrat opponents, I was given a cursory announcement with none of the information that I provided. The pattern continued for all the Republican nominees on the ballot that year.
*January 27, 2021 CORRECTION ADDED FROM AUTHOR
Humble Apologies to the Maryland League of Women Voters
On January 25, 2021 I published a blog in the MoCo Conservative titled: “League of Women Voters: The “Little Old Ladies In Tennis Shoes” Who Want to Steal Elections.”
In that blog I offered a recollection of my own experience in 2018 when I was one of three nominees for the Republican Party in my legislative district. In the piece I referred to a “journal” which was provided to the voters of Maryland before the General Election. I incorrectly was referring to the League of Women Voters’ “Voting Guide.” An unintentional error resulting from a dwindling recollection of the events of the time.
I went on to comment on the contents of the Voter Guide, incorrectly recalling that the Guide failed to offer equal space for Republican and Democrats to make their case. I was incorrect and would like to correct the record on that point. Had I checked my archived copy of the Guide, I would have found that in fact what I submitted to the League at their request was indeed what was published.
I wanted to correct the record on that point. My humble apologies to the League on that count. I feel it is important in civil discourse to admit a mistake when one is made. The remainder of my thoughts and observations expressed in the blog stand as presented!