Voter Fraud: Democrats say they oppose President Trump’s demand for money to start building a border wall on moral grounds. More likely it’s because they know that unchecked immigration — legal or illegal — helps them win elections. If you don’t think so, look at what happened in California in the midterms.
A recent Los Angeles Times article — titled “How young immigrant ‘Dreamers’ made flipping control of the House a personal quest” — talked about how those who came to the country illegally as children had been running around California helping otherwise nonvoters fill out ballots.
Ballot-Harvesting By ‘Dreamers’
It’s a practice called ballot-harvesting, and it’s illegal in many states. Former Gov. Jerry Brown legalized the practice in California in 2016. Remember, these so-called Dreamers are technically in the U.S. illegally.
“This pretty well amounts to foreign nationals voting, without any fear of prosecution,” noted Monica Showalter, who has been following this story at American Thinker.
Partially because of such efforts, turnout among Hispanics shot up 94%, in the 2018 midterms, compared with the 2014 midterms, in eight states analyzed by the Latino Policy and Politics Initiative at UCLA. Among non-Hispanics in those states, turnout was up only 37%.
The surge, the report says, helped move 20 House districts held by Republicans to Democratic.
“What it means,” Showalter goes on, “is that the House has been flipped in no small part by foreigners, who … may have cast dozens and dozens of ballots, all from the advantages of ballot-harvesting.”
Ballot-Harvesting In Orange County
According to the San Diego Tribune, Fred Whitaker, the chairman of the Republican Party in Orange County, told supporters that GOP losses in the county were the “direct result of ballot harvesting allowed under California law for the first time.”
It gets worse from there. In California, at least, it’s possible that at least some of the ballots harvested by Dreamers were from people who were themselves ineligible to vote.
That’s in part because for decades California wasn’t clearing out its voter database of inactive voters.
In fact, it took a lawsuit by Judicial Watch to get the state and Los Angeles County to start removing 1.5 million inactive names from the registration list that could be invalid, as required by the National Voter Registration Act.
Judicial Watch found that the state has more registered voters than it does possible voters. Los Angeles County, it found, “has a registration rate of 112% of its adult citizen population.”
Forcing California to purge its registration list of deadbeat voters will, Judicial Watch says, “help ensure cleaner elections.”
Did Non-Citizens Vote?
Meanwhile, an investigation by the Sacramento Bee found that California officials “still can’t say whether noncitizens voted in the June 2018 primary because a confusing government questionnaire about eligibility was created in a way that prevents a direct answer on citizenship.”
The Bee found that after the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles started automatically registering people to vote last April, it “acknowledged making 105,000 processing errors out of more than 2.4 million transactions. At least one noncitizen has come forward to say he was improperly added to the voter rolls.”
Those errors, however, don’t count people who improperly claimed they were eligible to vote. The DMV told the Bee that “it is not responsible for verification of voter eligibility.”
The Secretary of State insists that, while he can’t say if noncitizens voted in the June primary, he’s certain none did in the general midterm elections. (Why anyone should have confidence in that claim is a mystery.)
Is it any wonder that Democrats are now refusing to support even the rudimentary step of securing the southern border? As California has shown, an army of noncitizens can help sway elections. And keeping the border open will only bring in more.
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Source: Business Insider