Skip to comments.Horne: Obama wants illegal immigrants to vote in Arizona
Posted on 06/11/2011 7:56:44 AM PDT by La Lydia
Horne acknowledged that a brief filed by the Department of Justice in a case to be heard next month by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals centers around the agencys argument that Arizonas law requiring proof of citizenship to register is pre-empted by federal law. But Horne, a Republican, told Capitol Media Services he sees something more sinister.
I think the motive is that the more illegals that vote, the better the Obama administration thinks it will do, he said.
As proof, Horne pointed out that the Department of Justice did not file its friend of the court brief until just last week. That is nearly three years after the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund and others first challenged the law.
More to the point, Horne said, is that the administration waited until virtually the last minute: The case is set to be heard in just two weeks...
At the heart of the fight is a 2004 voter-approved law that requires presentation of certain documents that prove citizenship before someone can register. Another provision of the same law, not at issue here, mandates identification before casting a ballot. The lawsuit contends that runs afoul of the National Voter Registration Act. That law spells out what states can and cannot require before someone can vote in federal elections.
A trial judge did not see it that way. But last year, in a divided opinion, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit ruled the law invalid because of the conflict with the National Voter Registration Act.
That led to the decision to ask for review by a full 11-judge panel of the court. Horne, who said he will argue the case personally, said this is more than an academic question.
Illegals are voting and they shouldnt be voting, he said.
Nobody that Ive talked to, regardless of political persuasion, can understand how a court can tell us that we cant make sure that people who vote are citizens.
Horne said there was evidence presented when the case went to trial that illegal immigrants had registered to vote, some of that from the states two largest counties.
Normally, the way they catch people is they get a jury summons and they swear under oath that theyre not citizens, he said. But theyre already registered to vote.
But MALDEF attorney Nina Perales said the evidence presented was that some people who are not citizens did, in fact, register to vote. But she said it would be wrong to call them illegals.
I know that some citizens in Arizona love to collapse those terms and make every legal permanent resident immigrant into a so-called illegal immigrant, Perales said. So if thats what he told you that there was evidence in this case that there were illegals registered to vote and voting that is a falsehood.
Horne, however, said that in one year there were about 200 incidents reported of people who were not citizens having registered to vote. And about 10 were prosecuted, he said.
Horne said the problem is not so much caused by those not in the country illegally but by organizations like ACORN that have registration drives and pay people to sign people up to vote.
He wants them to vote EVERYWHERE.
They are the “Key” to his re-election.
Is this a surprise? He's a dim, right? After all, aside from his core constituency, who else is stupid enough to vote for the b@stard? (except dead people, of course)
Of course he wants them to vote. They come here for the handouts and freebies and the only people willing to give them those handouts and freebies are the commie ‘RATS like Barry Soetoro.
Of course he does!!! Along with prison inmates, felons, sex offenders, Muslims and everyone else he can think of — trailer park people.... Blacks, of course....
There you go! These turds have to be dealt with.
Wow, that’s pretty good!
” These turds have to be dealt with. “
See my tagline!
0bama is a wicked bastard from Hell.
[He wants them to vote EVERYWHERE.]
Thanks, but it’s an old one I did last year...but it always seems to apply to obama.
I guarantee he’ll find an excuse to “vacation” in Mexico sometime during his current campaign tour.
I didn’t know there was such a thing. You learn something new every day.
He doesn’t need to vacation in Mexico, all he has to do is go to California and Texas.
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