Cynthia A. Janak
Massachusetts using "Strategy of Legality"
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By Cynthia A. Janak
November 3, 2008

The State of Massachusetts has figured a way to legally stack the ballot boxes with votes from people who now reside in other areas of the state or other states. These voters will have the chance to vote in their home state if they moved out of state and Massachusetts as long as they were a resident within 18 months of November 3rd, 2008.

To me this is opening the door wide open for voter fraud on a massive scale. Let me show you the bill in its entirety. It is not long.

HOUSE . . . . . . . . . . . No. 5121

Substituted by the House, on motion of Mr. Bradley of Hingham, for a Bill relative to specially qualified voters (House, No. 688). October 24, 2008.


AN ACT EXTENDING THE GRACE PERIOD FOR VOTER RESIDENCY.

WHEREAS, The deferred operation of this act would tend to defeat its purpose, which is to provide forthwith for voting for the citizens of the commonwealth who have moved within the commonwealth and not re-registered, therefore it is hereby declared to be an emergency law, necessary for the immediate preservation of the public convenience.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

  • SECTION 1. Section 1 of chapter 51 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- No person otherwise qualified to vote for national or state officers shall, by reason of a change of residence within the commonwealth, be disqualified from voting for national officers and statewide ballot questions in the city or town from which he has removed his residence until the expiration of 18 months from such removal.

  • SECTION 2. Section 1 of chapter 51 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2006 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the last sentence and inserting in place thereof the following sentence:- No person otherwise qualified to vote for national or state officers shall, by reason of a change of residence within the commonwealth, be disqualified from voting for such national or state officers in the city or town from which he has removed his residence until the expiration of 6 months from such removal.

  • SECTION 3. Section 1 is hereby repealed.

  • SECTION 4. Sections 2 and 3 shall take effect on November 5, 2008. http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/185/ht05pdf/ht05121.pdf

This bill was signed by Governor Deval Patrick of Massachusetts on October 29th, 2008.

I want you to take note of Section 2 states that the voter that has moved his residence will be disqualified after 6 months.

Now look at Section 3. It is stating that Section 1 will be repealed.

Repealed means to officially end the validity of something such as a law. Taken from Encarta Dictionary.

Now to finish this "Strategy of Legality" look at Section 4. Sections 2 and 3 take effect on November 5th of 2008.

So, for one day any person who lived in the state of Massachusetts in the last 18 months will be allowed to vote in this pivotal Presidential election. This means that someone from California can vote early there and make the trip to Massachusetts and vote there on November 4th because there is no way to track if they voted in California. There is no validation process in place between states to assure that only one vote per person is being cast.

The other interesting thing is that the 18 month residency qualification stated in Section 1 is only good for one day, November 4th because according to Section 4, Section 3 states that Section 1 is repealed on November 5th. Therefore all goes back to the status quo of 6 months.

Check this out. This is an emergency session.

House, No. 5121

Presented by: Representative Garrett J. Bradley

Bill temporarily extending the grace period for voter residency.

    10/24/08 H Substituted for H688

    10/24/08 H Passed to be engrossed -HJ 2067

    10/27/08 S Rules suspended

    10/27/08 S Read second, ordered to a third reading, read third (title changed) and passed to be engrossed

    10/27/08 H Emergency preamble adopted

    10/27/08 S Emergency preamble adopted

    10/27/08 H Enacted

    10/27/08 S Enacted and laid before the Governor

    10/29/08 G Signed by the Governor, Chapter 369 of the Acts of 2008

Check this out. This guy is the chair on the Joint Committee on Election Laws. What an oxymoron.



STATE REPRESENTATIVE
GARRETT J. BRADLEY

State House
Room 443
State House
Boston, MA 02133
Telephone: 617-722-2460
Facsimile:
E-Mail:
Rep.GarrettBradley@hou.state.ma.us

Party Affiliation DEMOCRAT

DISTRICT REPRESENTED: Third Plymouth. Consisting of the town of Cohasset, in the county of Norfolk; and the towns of Hingham and Hull, and precinct 3, of the town of Scituate, all in the county of Plymouth.

EDUCATION: Boston College High School; Boston College; Boston College Law School.

PROFESSION: Legislator.

ORGANIZATIONS: Hingham Youth Football (Coach); Friends of the Paragon Carousel; Ambassador Wellspring Multi-Service Center; Volunteer Children's Champion Network; Volunteer Hingham Playground Committee; Volunteer Hingham Education Foundation.

PUBLIC OFFICE: Hingham Capital Outlay Committee; Hingham Democratic Town Committee; former Plymouth County District Attorney; Mass. House (2001-Present).

Committees on which the legislator serves:

Joint Committee on Election Laws , Chair

I am sorry to report to the citizens of Massachusetts that this is corruption that is called the "Strategy of Legality." You need to petition Washington in regards to this matter because it involves your state government as a whole in a scheme to commit voter fraud, in my opinion.

I checked Illinois and I did not find any such law on our books but that does not mean that it is not there via an emergency session and just not reported on our website.

The one thing that I do want to mention is that Massachusetts is a Democratic state and would vote to the favor of Obama. I am stating a fact and not being biased in any way. I just want to make that perfectly clear.

My question to the Election Commission is this. What are you going to do about this? You need to question each and every state to see if such laws have been pasted recently like this one.

I do not know who you would call in your state to check to see if such a law was passed and I do not know who someone residing in Massachusetts would call.

NOTE: There has been something wrong with this election from the get go, and this just tells me that it goes far beyond the simple wanting your guy to win. There is an agenda that goes all the way to the Governor's office as you can see here. Why, I do not know but the United States as we know it may be over after November 4th.

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Cynthia A. Janak

Cynthia Janak is a freelance journalist, mother of three, foster mother of one, grandmother of five, business owner, Chamber of Commerce member... (more)

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