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by Sharon Rondeau

Denise Merrill served in the Connecticut General Assembly from 1994 to 2010, representing the 54th District of the state. She was elected House Majority Leader in 2009. Merrill now serves as Secretary of State under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

(Jun. 26, 2013) — On Tuesday, The Post & Email received a press release from Connecticut Secretary of State Denise Merrill’s office on the Supreme Court decision which contended that Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is outdated and needs to be rewritten.  Merrill appeared indignant that the court would now “allow” states to “pass laws…designed to exclude certain portions of the electorate…from casting ballots.”

Merrill cited Section 5, not Section 4, although both sections were at issue in the case.  The court’s decision acknowledged that discrimination against any eligible voter is unconstitutional and illegal but that the “coverage formulas” imposed on certain counties from the pre-Civil Rights era are now outdated based on statistics showing that minorities are voting in greater numbers in the once-targeted areas than in other parts of the states involved.

We sent a response to Av Harris, Merrill’s spokesman, to ask if Merrill were not invoking the concept of federalism as outlined in Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, the same section which would allow individual states to pass their own voting laws if approved by a majority of the people, when she stated that “I am grateful that here in Connecticut we are moving in the opposite direction under the leadership of Governor Dannel P. Malloy — enacting Election Day voter registration, enabling voters to register online, and next year allowing voters to change our constitution to allow early voting.”

We included evidence reported by the Maricopa County, AZ Cold Case Posse that Obama’s documentation is fraudulent and asked whether or not that constituted voter fraud for the citizens of Connecticut.

Merrill did not say that Connecticut voters have not approved voter registration on Election Day, as that action was taken by the legislature.  She also appears to believe that the “early voting” proposal is a foregone conclusion.

Harris has always been prompt in answering our questions on various issues, including election practices and voter fraud.  However, this time, we received no response.  We did, however, receive another press release approving of the decision announced today by the Supreme Court regarding marriage.

In her Wednesday press release, Merrill stated that same-sex marriage has existed “in Connecticut since 2008.” However, what she did not say was that the voters were not given a chance to vote on that, either.  Rather, four members of the Connecticut Supreme Court imposed ruled that same-sex marriage was “legal” after a lawsuit was filed by eight couples to obtain marriage licenses.

In 1965, a constitutional convention in Connecticut resulted in “references to Christianity” being eliminated from the state constitution and a “one person, one vote” policy imposed by the U.S. Supreme Court.  Voters must wait 20 years to vote on whether or not to hold a constitutional convention.  In 2008, an effort to approve a constitutional convention, which might have led to the ability of citizens to petition the government by ballot initiatives, failed to garner enough votes to pass.

At the time, Gov. M. Jodi Rell supported a constitutional convention, while then-Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who is now a U.S. senator, did not.

Merrill today praised the court for its “expansion of human rights in our country today.”

No response was received from Merrill’s spokesperson regarding our question on voter fraud given that Obama’s long-form birth certificate has been declared a forgery “with the intent to deceive.”

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  1. More DNC coverups and smoke and mirrors, lies, decoys and refusal to admit to crimes being committed and Obama’s identity fraud, blockage of all Criminal Grand Jury Presentments served and the misuse of “no standing” case calls.

  2. Story doesn’t match headline.
    Mrs. Rondeau replies: Thank you; a sentence at the end somehow did not show up.