Voter Fraud. A Jewish Issue?

PHOTO From left to right: Ami Horowitz, Dennis Prager, Mark Levin & Edward Blum It was 1908, and New York City was in the midst of its biggest wave of Jewish immigration. As election time approached, city officials, worried about the potential electoral boost these new immigrants would give socialist presidential candidate Eugene Debs, took action. Strict voter registration requirements were already in place in New York, forcing residents to register every year, supposedly as a way to prevent fraud. Now, another hurdle was introduced, one that could only be seen as a way to disenfranchise Jewish voters: Registration days were set for Saturdays, and once a year on a Monday—except that the Monday in question was Yom Kippur. This obvious attempt to suppress Jewish votes was not unusual at the time. Minorities were routinely blocked...

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Beto O’Rourke Runs the Israel Gauntlet

  Jews make up less than one percent of the Texas population. And yet the “Israel question” has reared its head in this year’s most-watched Senate race between up-and-coming Democratic hopeful Beto O’Rourke and former Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz, both considered by many to be the faces of their parties’ futures. O’Rourke, El Paso’s favorite son, has gone on a journey almost every rising U.S. politician is familiar with: establishing positions on Israel, convincing the local Jewish community (and often the local evangelical community) of their pro-Israel bona-fides, voting the right way—and then, despite all that, at some point down the road when an election gets tough, getting hammered for not being sufficiently pro-Israel. O’Rourke, who experienced a meteoric rise, went through this entire process in only four years. It began in the summer of 2014, when...

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