Skip to comments.CA Mulls Allowing Non-Citizens to Work Polling Stations as Translators (Video)
Posted on 08/24/2013 6:20:27 AM PDT by Whenifhow
The State of California is seriously considering allowing non-citizens work at polls throughout the state during elections.
The Sacramento Bee reported weeks ago that the California Legislature has passed a bill that would let non-citizens who are lawful permanent residents who meet all the other requirements for being eligible to vote except for citizenship work at the polls. The bill, apparently aimed at recruiting more Spanish-speaking poll workers, awaits signature from Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown.
Democratic State Sen. Rob Bonta said there are nearly 3 million citizens who are fully eligible to vote and not English proficient.
"We have a shortage of multilingual poll workers in the state of California," Bonta said. "There has to be language access at the polls."
Republicans in the State Legislature tried fighting back, but the bill ultimately passed. "Let's keep in mind what poll workers can and cannot do," GOP Assemblywoman Kristin Olsen said. "Poll workers cannot go into a voting booth with a voter, cannot read the ballot to the voter, cannot help them understand what they are voting on."
"If somebody is not registered to vote and they aren't a citizen and they can't vote, then why would they even want to sit at the poll?" GOP Assemblywoman Diane Harkey added. "What could possibly entice them? Is this just another career path? I'm a bit confused."
Nonetheless, the Democrats were able to pass the bill through the legislature. Now the last hope--though a slim one--is that the state's Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown would veto the bill.
Californias Election Integrity Project, a conservative group connected with the national True The Vote, has alleged this effort is directly connected with immigration reform efforts from the left on the state and national level.
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They need to be kicked out of the US!
(California that is)
Evil California. Evil Obama regime. We’re in so deep we may never extricate ourselves from this miasma.
For the spelling-sensitive, a correction of my last post:
Wait. You have to be a citizen to vote, and you have to speak English to become a citizen. So, why do these people need translators????
That just might be your problem, right there, Rob.
Maybe 'murcans should learn a bit of English---before they run around voting on people who make policy.
“..nearly 3 million citizens who are fully eligible to vote and not English proficient..”
How can this be?? To become naturalized doesn’t one have to be English proficient?? (sarc)
Do you have to speak English to become a citizen ? - a person should speak English to be a citizen, but is that a requirement?
Crazy and crazier....
Amazed Calif did not move elections over to Mexico.Might as well to what is being done here. America is slowing sinking. In about 5-10 yeras we will all look back on how AMERICA use to be and how we were once nation of laws.Obama issues polices like we are his employess
Apparently one did have to speak English from 1940 to 1994 to become a naturalized citizen. In 1994, exceptions were added to that law, as described in this link to the current law:
Also, in California, I have met US naturalized citizens who don’t seem to meet those exceptions. Some of them have told me that they took the English language test with a translator present.
And yet another reason why I’m leaving this state.
Can’t wait to retire.........somewhere else!
Thanks for that link!
I vote for a declaration of war on Californa to rescue the Americans trapped behind enemy lines.
Another problem is that the wealthy are leaving CA and taking their voting habits with them
to other states expecting a different result.
My smartphone provides verbal translations to some languages, including Spanish. Why we need to hire Democrat Party operatives is beyond me.
Why? Don’t we already have enough Hispanics who are U.S. citizens that can do it? More “In your face, America” garbage from the Kenyan’s Marxist regime.
GIVE ME A BREAK!
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