The Electoral College – The Penultimate Firewall to Electoral Fraud
538 Citizens and Each is Entrusted with the Sacred Duty of Protecting American Democracy
Many have criticized the Electoral College through the years; however, I don’t. The usual criticism is that it is possible for a candidate to lose the popular vote and still win the Presidency by way of the Electoral College vote. Nevertheless, the reason I don’t criticize the Electoral College is that it acts as the penultimate firewall to election fraud, the Congress being the ultimate. This year however, with a Democratic controlled House and Senate, Electoral College members are probably the last line of defense that we have to protect our process of electing the President and Vice-President of this great country. The membership to this esteemed group is determined in each state by the Tuesday after the first Monday in November of the election year.
As my friend, Citizen Wells, has pointed out many times recently, these men and women carry an enormous responsibility. Each Elector, one of (538) Americans, takes a solemn oath to defend the Constitution of the United States. Each oath, I’m sure, looks very similar to the one Citizen Wells set forth in one of his posts:
“I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support the Constitution of the United States; that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to the State of North Carolina, and to the constitutional powers and authorities which are or may be established for the government thereof; that I will endeavor to support, maintain and defend the Constitution of said State, and that I will well and truly execute the duties of the office of member of the State Board of Elections according to the best of my knowledge and ability, according to law, so help me, God.””
Additionally, Electors in every state are bound to follow similarly explicit charges such as those in Pennsylvania:
“§ 3192. Meeting of electors; duties.
The electors chosen, as aforesaid, shall assemble at the seat of government of this Commonwealth, at 12 o’clock noon of the day which is, or may be, directed by the Congress of the United States, and shall then and there perform the duties enjoined upon them by the Constitution and laws of the United States.”
“On the first Monday after the second Wednesday in December (December 15, 2008), the electors meet in their respective States… There is no Constitutional provision or Federal law requiring electors to vote in accordance with the popular vote in their States. Some States have such requirements.”
Their solemn responsibility is to perform the duties enjoined upon them by the Constitution. Consider the oath that is set out above. Each Elector swears (or affirms) that he or she will support and maintain the Constitution of the United States and that he or she will well and truly execute the duties according to the law. This is a truly great responsibility that these privileged individuals are allowed to perform.
Now I would like to pose to you a few questions – What if an Elector learns that there is a very distinct possibility that the newly elected President is not qualified to hold the Office of the Presidency? What if he or she is serving in a state that requires Electors to vote in accordance with the popular vote of their state? What if the Elector has learned about the lawsuit that Philip Berg has brought against Sen. Obama alleging that the Senator is not eligible to hold the Presidency because Sen. Obama has not sufficiently proved that he meets the qualifications required by the Constitution? In fact, Berg v. Obama alleges that Sen. Obama is not a natural born citizen within the meaning of the Constitutional provisions which describe eligibility to hold the Office of President. What should they do? What if they learned that a lower court has ruled that Mr. Berg is not able to show sufficient injury as a mere voter to grant him standing to bring the lawsuit? What if they have knowledge that Sen. Obama, instead of proving the date and location of his birth in court, sought only to pursue legal hocus pocus to get Mr. Berg’s claim dismissed? What should they do?
Well, I would like to make a suggestion. I would suggest that as soon as you are appointed as an Elector, you should contact Mr. Berg and join him as a plaintiff in the lawsuit to compel a through investigation (court proceeding) that would determine once and for all the facts and circumstances around Sen. Obama’s birth; and all the possible citizenships that he may now hold, or that he may have ever held in the past. Mr. or Ms. Elector, you will stand at the door of our democratic principles and you will have sworn to uphold the U. S. Constitution and the laws of your state. You will be representing the voters who a court has held doesn’t have enough injury if someone steals the Office of the Presidency by not following the rules. Maybe, the court will not be able to say that you, as an Elector, don’t have standing since you have sworn solemn oath to uphold the law and the Constitution. To some of us, it would be crushing to be forced to break an oath once taken.
If you are in a state that requires that your vote follow the popular vote of your state, you should demand that the election officials of your state bring suit against Sen. Obama or that they join with Philip Berg.
If you are a reader of this article, you should save it and send it to the Electors of your state should Sen. Obama win the election.
It will be a troubling circumstance if Sen. Obama were to win the election with millions of Americans still believing that he is not eligible by law to serve as President. There could be no acceptance of even the possibility of such a fraudulent act by a candidate, no reuniting, and there is no bridge capable of spanning such a divide. As an Elector, it falls on your shoulders to make sure the truth is known before December 15, 2008. I hope at least one of you is up to the task of demanding the facts before the Electoral Votes are tallied.
Earlier, I composed a letter that I have sent to several of the current candidates asking them to join Philip Berg in his efforts to prevent this possible travesty of Justice. I urge you to copy my letter and adapt it as your own and send it to the current candidates and those who lost in the Democratic Primary. We all must take responsibility for the outcome if we do not act to at least find the truth. Below you will find the letter to the candidates that I sent out. Please do the same.
I want to leave you with two quotes:
Freedom is never dear at any price. It is the breath of life. What would a man not pay for living?
It is time for each of us to stand up and be heard. And for the Media:
I believe in equality for everyone, except reporters and photographers.
Mr. Gandhi has it right. This year will be remembered as the year real Journalism died because it chose to act shamefully in promoting the illusion of Obama as something that he’s not. The reality is that he is just a Chicago style politician. The Media clearly failed to vet this candidate; if they had, he would be long gone. Through investigation and honest reporting about Wright, Ayers, ACORN, Rezko, Larry Sinclair, Farrakhan, and all the others would have done Sen. Obama in.
Remember earlier in the campaign when he said something like- if they bring a knife, we will bring a gun. This sounds more like a comment made by a thug than one made by a true reformer and bridge builder.
Letter to Candidate-
It seems that America may be on the verge of electing the first Socialist President. Philip Berg is attempting to stop the possibility that an enormous fraud is in play this election, the possibility that Sen. Obama may not be qualified under the Constitution to be President. Mr. Berg had a set back in his lawsuit, Berg v. Obama, because the judge ruled that he did not have Standing to bring this critical lawsuit. It is clear that you do as a candidate.
If America wants to go down the path of Socialism after the facts concerning Sen. Obama’s eligibility are known – so be it. However, I can’t imagine the fact that the courts, the DNC, the RNC, and the other candidates might let the Presidency be stolen by a candidate cheating.
I assume that you are running your campaign because you love America and want to see her go forward on a path of liberty and freedom for all Americans.
It is with a heavy heart that I implore you to join Philip Berg’s efforts, as a party, to his lawsuit.
I do believe Mr. Berg’s allegations are in fact true. However, we can’t know unless the case moves forward and you are one of a few of Americans that can help in this cause. Please Sir – Contact Mr. Berg.
Philip J. Berg, Esquire
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Sincerely, Zach Jones