Voter Fraud in Thad Cochran's Campaign?

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This week we celebrate the birth of a nation. Two hundred and thirty-eight years ago a nation was birthed from the idea, an experiment, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That idea has worked, and now we celebrate the birth of the greatest nation ever known to mankind. America.

A cornerstone of our Constitutional Republic is that we elect leaders to represent our interests. When the electoral process is tampered with, the whole system fails and most importantly “We the People” lose our voices.

It seems the fix is in, and Mississippi is leading the way as we watch electoral misconduct undermine everything America stands for. It appears Sen. Cochran looks more like a scheming ACORN disciple than a respectable elected official. (Remember that 18 ACORN workers were convicted in 2009 for their role in a voter fraud scheme to elect President Obama.)

Since last week, reports have emerged of massive voter fraud in the Mississippi GOP runoff election. One minister in particular has come forward to affirm his role that he helped the Cochran campaign buy black votes.

Rev. Stevie Fielder of the First Union Missionary Baptist Church, in an interview with GotNews, stated he was convinced by the Cochran campaign that challenger Chris McDaniel was a racist. Consequently, Fielder, along with other pastors across the state, helped the campaign buy votes. The target was 10,000 black votes. Working with Cochran staffer Saleem Baird–a black man–in exchange for a promise of $16,000, “Baird would put $15 per vote in each envelope and then give it to the people as they’d go in and vote,” Fielder said. Fielder added that he was given many of these envelopes and recruited hundreds of voters by offering $15 per vote.

Fielder came forward when the campaign reneged on his $16,000 payment after the win and now claims that he believes the claims of racism against McDaniel were baseless. (The Cochran campaign admits to engaging Fielder but denies his claims of voter fraud.)

Sadly, lessons from Mississippi emerge, and we wonder why black unemployment there (14.3%) is 2.5 times greater than whites (5.4%). It’s not a Democrat or Republican issue; Mississippi has a black voter apathy problem. They don’t give a damn.

The tale coming out of Mississippi is reminiscent of 1939 when Margaret Sanger, the founder of Birth Control Federation (Planned Parenthood’s predecessor), gathered together black ministers through the Negro Project to recruit black doctors to support the abortion agenda. Today, 16 million black babies have been aborted since 1973. Like Fielder, W.E. B. DuBois was also a tool. He said in support of the birth control movement, “the mass of ignorant Negroes still breed carelessly and disastrously, so that the increase among Negroes, even more than the increase among Whites, is from that part of the population least intelligent and fit, and least able to rear their children properly.”

And so Rev. Fielder has dropped his bombshell report and claims as his defense the desire to keep a racist out of office. Well, he is exposed as a hustler of the American Dream as he pimps the electoral system with envelopes stuffed with 15 one dollar bills perpetuating a legacy of apathetic voters who are disproportionately unemployed and disinterested in their own fate. Now it begs the question: Will other black ministers continue to form unholy alliances as tools for destruction of their own communities or will they pursue a more noble cause? – THE TRUTH.

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Marc Little_2Marc Little is the author of The Prodigal Republican: Faith and Politics. His web site is The Prodigal Republican.

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