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  • Without voting, noncitizens could swing the election for Obama

    10/05/2012 8:07:12 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Friday, October 5, 2012 | Leonard Steinhorn
    If President Obama wins reelection by three or four Electoral College votes next month, the reason may be simple: noncitizens, mostly immigrants, who don’t have the right to vote. No, I’m not talking about his immigration policy or his popularity with Latinos. Nor does this have anything to do with voter fraud. Rather, an Obama victory could hinge on a quirk in the Constitution that gives noncitizens, a group that includes illegal immigrants and legal permanent residents, a say in electing the president of the United States. As required by Article I and the Fourteenth Amendment, the decennial census, which...
  • Obama's Immigration Ploy Is Meant To Help Obama, Not The Nation

    06/18/2012 4:27:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 18, 2012 | THOMAS SOWELL
    President Obama's latest political ploy — granting new "rights" out of thin air, by executive order, to illegal immigrants who claim that they were brought into the country when they were children — is all too typical of his short-run approach to the country's long-run problems. Whatever the merits or demerits of the Obama immigration policy, his executive order is good only as long as he remains president, which may be only a matter of months after this year's election. People cannot plan their lives on the basis of laws that can suddenly appear, and then suddenly disappear, in less...
  • Holder: DOJ Will ‘Vigorously Use’ Voting Rights Act Against States

    06/07/2012 10:58:22 AM PDT · by CNSNews.com · 58 replies
    CNSNews.com ^ | June 7, 2012 | Matt Cover
    (CNSNews.com) – Attorney General Eric Holder told the House Judiciary Committee Thursday that the Justice Department will “vigorously use” anti-Jim Crow provisions in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to prevent some southern states from purging ineligible voters from their rolls and enacting voter-I.D. laws. "It is the position of this Department of Justice and certainly this Attorney General that we will vigorously defend and vigorously use Section 5. The need for it is still there." Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act requires several southern states and counties in states such as California and Florida to get federal “pre-clearance”...
  • Obama campaign working to counter new voter ID laws

    05/19/2012 9:01:34 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 44 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 19 may 2012 | Amy Gardner
    President Obama’s reelection campaign launched a national drive Friday to counter new restrictive voter-access laws, which advisers said threaten his electoral chances in November. Organizers will fan out in key swing states this weekend to teach volunteers and voters how to navigate a series of laws passed by Republican-controlled state legislatures imposing stricter identification requirements, limiting early voting and making it harder to organize voter-registration drives. It is the beginning of a months-long effort, campaign officials said, to combat what they described as a Republican effort to stifle voting among young people and minorities, two groups that traditionally tend to...
  • Obama Administration Blocks Law Requiring Texas Residents to Show Photo ID Before Voting

    03/12/2012 9:04:52 AM PDT · by Sleeping Freeper · 142 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 3-12-12
    The Justice Department is objecting to a new photo ID law in Texas for voters, saying the state has failed to demonstrate that the the law is not discriminatory by design against Hispanic voters. The department's head of the civil rights division, Tom Perez, wrote a a six-page letter to Texas' director of elections saying that Texas has not "sustained its burden" under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act to show that the new law will not have a discriminatory effect on minority voters. About 11 percent of Hispanic voters reportedly lack state-issued identification. Perez wrote that while the...
  • Holder to push against voter-ID laws

    12/13/2011 8:34:28 AM PST · by Justaham · 64 replies · 1+ views
    hotair.com ^ | 12-13-11 | Ed Morrissey
    The Obama administration on Tuesday will wade into the increasingly divisive national debate over new voting laws in several states that could depress turnout among minorities and others who helped elect the president in 2008. Â… With the presidential campaign heating up,Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. will deliver a speech Tuesday expressing concerns about the voter-identification laws, along with a Texas redistricting plan before the Supreme Court that fails to take into account the stateÂ’s burgeoning Hispanic population, he said in an interview Monday. Holder will speak at the Lyndon Baines Johnson Presidential Libary and Museum in Austin, Tex.,...
  • Obama Justice Department Decision Will Allow Non-Citizens to Register to Vote in Georgia

    07/19/2009 3:12:25 PM PDT · by NorwegianViking · 258 replies · 12,308+ views
    Georgia State News ^ | June 1, 2009 | Karen Handel Georgia Sec. of State
    Obama Justice Department Decision Will Allow Non-Citizens to Register to Vote in Georgia Decision Bars Georgia From Continuing Voter Verification Process Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel issued the following statement following the U.S. Department of Justice’s denial of preclearance of Georgia’s voter verification process Atlanta - “The decision by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to deny preclearance of Georgia’s already implemented citizenship verification process shows a shocking disregard for the integrity of our elections. With this decision, DOJ has now barred Georgia from continuing the citizenship verification program that DOJ lawyers helped to craft. DOJ’s decision also nullifies...
  • Proposal To Let Illegals Vote Sparks Outrage

    04/10/2009 9:35:41 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 49 replies · 1,971+ views
    Apr 9, 2009 7:15 pm US/Eastern Proposal To Let Illegals Vote Sparks Outrage A Framingham representative admits her idea to allow illegal immigrants to vote in town elections is controversial. Rep. Pam Richardson pitched the idea to fellow democrats in a meeting. But when word hit the Internet the angry calls started coming. Now Richardson is doing some damage control. "Its probably not likely I will push for this," she said. Richardson admits she is backing off. She floated the idea in a meeting with democrats over their state party platform. She said let illegal immigrants vote locally and they...
  • Massachusetts Dems: "Let Illegal Immigrants VOTE!" (Dems Despoil Democracy)

    04/07/2009 5:28:14 AM PDT · by suspects · 78 replies · 3,485+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | April 7, 2009 | Michael Graham
    The election of President Barack Obama was supposed to usher in a post-racial and post-partisan America. But who knew that some Massachusetts Democrats dreamed of a post-American America? Rep. Pam Richardson of Framingham wants the Massachusetts Democratic Party to advocate voting rights for illegal aliens. You read that right. A handful of liberal Massachusetts towns already allow legal resident aliens to vote in local elections. But Richardson wants illegal immigrants canceling out your vote for school committee and town selectman. And she wants the state Democratic Party to lead the way. Last month, at a local party platform meeting in...
  • Illegal Immigrants Do Illegal Things (and they will never vote Republican)

    11/22/2008 7:45:13 AM PST · by foutsc · 16 replies · 522+ views
    Nietzsche is Dead ^ | 22 Nov 08 | foutsc
    Thousands of inmates admit they're in the U.S. illegally, but even those convicted of violent crimes are often released right back onto Houston's streets. This is from a Houston Chronicle article. Illegal aliens do illegal things. This is not news. ICE and local law enforcement turn them loose. Now that's news. And it should be illegal. Not to worry, President Obama will fix everything: "We voted in large numbers for Obama," said Juan Salgado, board president of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, a nonprofit based in Chicago, Obama's training ground for immigration issues when he was a...
  • Immigration activists campaign to get out the vote

    10/09/2008 3:01:05 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 18 replies · 697+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Oct 9, 2008 | olivo
    During the next four weeks, Immigration activists plan to swarm through nearly 700 Chicago-area neighborhoods, visiting some homes several times in a $1 million effort to pull at least 140,000 voters into the polls for the Nov. 4 elections, organizers announced Tuesday. The campaign, involving about 2,500 volunteers, is part of an aggressive last push across the country to sway the result of the presidential race and several congressional contests in the direction of Immigration reforms. "This is a serious campaign," said Juan Salgado, president of the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, which is coordinating the effort. "We...
  • Unions want to bring illegal immigrants into fold

    08/08/2008 11:30:13 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 24 replies · 161+ views
    http://www.heraldtribune.com ^ | July 19, 2006 | By DEVONA WALKER
    Some of the nation's largest labor organizations are calling for legalization of all the nation's undocumented workers and have conceded the guest worker issue. "There is no good reason why any immigrant who comes to this country prepared to work, to pay taxes, and to abide by our laws and rules should be denied what has been offered to immigrants throughout our country's history -- a path to legal citizenship," said Ana Avendano, assistant general counsel for the AFL-CIO, which represents 53 unions nationally. The AFL-CIO and the Change to Win coalition, collectively representing about 15 million workers, or about...
  • Illegal Aliens Have Already Elected The Next President Of The United States

    11/06/2007 4:07:33 AM PST · by libstripper · 60 replies · 152+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | November 6, 2007 | Douglas MacKinnon
    You can see it. You can hear it. You can feel its immense power even though it is still a year away. The “it,” is the perfect storm brewing against the eventual Democratic nominee for president. A storm being fueled by the dual forces of illegal immigration and the war in Iraq. With regard to illegal immigration, the debacle in New York State caused by Governor Elliot Spitzer’s insistence on giving illegal aliens a driver’s license seems to have been the proverbial straw that has broken the camel’s back. When asked about Spitzer’s plan during the latest Democratic debate, Hillary...
  • California Councilwoman Faces Deportation for Voting When Not a U.S. Citizen

    06/24/2007 4:58:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies · 1,542+ views
    LOS ANGELES — All of her life, Zoila Meyer believed she was an American. She even won election to the City Council of Adelanto.But now she is facing a threat of deportation for illegally voting, because she never became a citizen after being brought to this country from Cuba when she was 1 year old. "To be honest with you, I'm scared. How can they just pluck me out of my family, my kids?" the 40-year-old mother of four said in a telephone interview Friday. "If they can do this to me, they can do it to anybody," she said....
  • In some US cities, a revived push to let immigrants vote

    06/18/2007 7:59:59 PM PDT · by nckerr · 28 replies · 726+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 6-18-07 | By Carol Huang
    Boston - No taxation without representation? Residents in Boston, New York, and other cities are reviving America's famous battle cry for political revolution. In the midst of a stormy national debate on immigration, they're challenging the idea of excluding noncitizens on a front that's less noticed but equally contentious. They want immigrants to vote. While that idea may seem outrageous to many, it's less radical than it sounds to its supporters. They want to limit such voting to local races and referendums and, in most areas, to legal immigrants. Supporters argue that noncitizens are long-term residents who care about the...
  • Jeb Bush, Ken Mehlman: Illegal Aliens Will Vote Republican

    05/31/2007 5:02:47 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 87 replies · 1,562+ views
    Red State ^ | May 31, 2007
    The Wall Street Journal is at it again today, giving the White House free rein over its editorial page. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and former Republican National Chairman Ken Mehlman do their best to sell the amnesty deal to a skeptical public and enraged conservative base. With the latest Rasmussen poll showing that just 16% believe the bill will actually reduce illegal immigration, the White House is pulling out all everything at its disposal to stop the bleeding. Unfortunately, Bush and Mehlman's argument is the same rhetoric that we're tired of hearing. They even have the gall to say...
  • Tancredo almost single-handedly fighting illegal alien voter fraud

    08/11/2006 5:16:17 AM PDT · by colrpfournier · 32 replies · 703+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 8/9/2006 | Jim Kouri
    During the pro-illegal alien rallies in cities across the US last Spring, activists were hard at work registering illegal aliens to vote as Democrats. In New York, a city that doesn't require proof of citizenship to vote, activists registered tens of thousands of illegal aliens during a huge demonstration in Manhattan. News reporters on the scene ignored the illegal voter registration, preferring to give Americans a distorted view of the illegal alien issue. Congressman Tom Tancredo (R-CO), chairman of the Immigration Reform Caucus in the US House of Representative, declared in a press statement that he introduced a bill that...
  • When Liberals Pass a Graveyard or Illegal Immigrants, They See Votes

    06/29/2006 9:57:38 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 41 replies · 659+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | 30 June 2006 | Jim Kouri
    The wickedly funny and witty political columnist and bestselling author Ann Coulter (or as I call her the blonde bomber) once wrote that when liberals pass by a graveyard, they see potential voters. I would take it further: when liberals see hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens swarming over our unprotected borders, they see potential voters. An added bonus is that these illegal aliens can't speak English and are ripe for indoctrination by the Democrat Party's Hispanic overseers within the "liberal plantation." Do you think this writer exaggerates? Just look at the recent congressional race in southern California between Bilbray...
  • The Guest Voter Act: Now we have our rallying cry!

    04/11/2006 11:38:59 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 34 replies · 1,487+ views
    Rush Limbaugh Show WABC radio | April11,2006 | self
    Once again the value of the Rush Limbaugh show has come through. A caller has just provided us with the rallying cry we need. We need to start calling this whole thing an effort at: GUEST VOTERS ACT. This is short. This is easy to remember. This is destructive of the pro illegal alien benefits package in three little words. Let us repeat this phrase until it crashes into the arena.
  • ILLEGAL ALIEN VOTER RECRUITMENT [democrats]

    04/10/2006 12:59:40 PM PDT · by the anti-liberal · 31 replies · 1,080+ views
    michellemalkin.com ^ | April 10, 2006 | Michelle Malkin
    ILLEGAL ALIEN VOTER RECRUITMENT By Michelle Malkin   ·   April 10, 2006 01:44 PM Photographed at the Dallas illegal alien demonstration yesterday: Kim Priestap at Wizbang: The fact that the Dems are recruiting at these protests isn't a surprise. It fits into their big picture of race and politics (which is why the flyer's visual puts Texas and Mexico together). The Democrats classify people based upon race and then work to corner the racial voting collectives. At this point, the white vote is already split down the middle, half voting Democrat, half Republican. The Dems have cornered the black voting collective...
  • Democrats Recruiting at Illegal Immigrant Protests

    04/10/2006 7:27:53 AM PDT · by AZRepublican · 201 replies · 8,427+ views
    Check out what the DemocRATs are passing out!
  • A SILLY NONCITIZEN STUNT (alien suffrage--Dims desperate for new voting bases)

    12/04/2005 5:47:19 AM PST · by Liz · 29 replies · 754+ views
    NY POST ^ | November 19, 2005 | EDITORIAL
    In his last six weeks in office, Councilman Bill Perkins is trying to push through a bill to let noncitizens vote in municipal elections. It's a bad idea. On Monday, Perkins held a hearing of his Governmental Operations Committee, at which left-wing and union activists cheered on his efforts. The session also provided his terminally odious colleague, Charles Barron, with a platform to cast the issue in purely racial terms: "White men just have too much power," said the Brooklyn Democrat (who once said he felt the need to slap the "closest white person . . . just for my...
  • 14 Illegal Aliens Reportedly Voted

    08/08/2005 3:58:46 PM PDT · by 4.1O dana super trac pak · 42 replies · 998+ views
    KSL ^ | 8/8/2005
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The Elections Division of the Lieutenant Governor's Office is looking into the report during last winter's legislative session that at least 14 illegal immigrants may have voted in an election. The issue was raised during discussion of legislation on drivers' licenses for undocumented workers. Legislative Auditor General John Schaff said more than 58,000 illegal immigrants had Utah drivers' licenses, nearly 400 of them used their license to register to vote in Utah, and a sampling of that group revealed at least 14 actually voted in an election. As a result, the Legislature enacted a measure...
  • Inquiry finds evidence of fraud in election

    05/11/2005 6:52:06 AM PDT · by ninenot · 43 replies · 1,246+ views
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 05/11/05 | Greg Borowski
    Inquiry finds evidence of fraud in election Cast ballots outnumber voters by 4,609 By GREG J. BOROWSKIgborowski@journalsentinel.com Posted: May 10, 2005 Investigators said Tuesday they found clear evidence of fraud in the Nov. 2 election in Milwaukee, including more than 200 cases of felons voting illegally and more than 100 people who voted twice, used fake names or false addresses or voted in the name of a dead person. Election Investigation Photo/Karen SherlockU.S. Attorney Steven M. Biskupic (left), with Milwaukee County District Attorney E. Michael McCann, delivers the preliminary findings of a task force examining possible election fraud at the...
  • Republicans allege 737 illegal votes in governor's election (GOP gets what it deserves)

    01/29/2005 7:58:13 AM PST · by bilhosty · 80 replies · 2,837+ views
    Republicans have discovered and verified 737 illegal votes in Washington's ultra-close governor's election, state party leaders said Wednesday. Gregoire won the election by just 129 votes in a hand recount of 2.9 million ballots, after losing the first two counts to Republican Dino Rossi. She was inaugurated earlier this month.
  • The Illegal Alien Swing Vote

    10/27/2004 1:07:26 AM PDT · by rmlew · 28 replies · 539+ views
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 27, 2004 | Michelle Malkin
    The right to vote is precious, the politicians preach. Our democracy hangs in the balance, the pundits screech. Yes, but if we all value the sanctity of the voting process so highly, why is it that I've never once been asked to produce identification of any kind in the 16 years I've been a voter, from Ohio to California to Washington state to Maryland? And why is it that we can't protect our elections from people who have no right to vote, no right to be here, and no right to undermine our safety or sovereignty? While unhinged Democrats spread...
  • When Illegals Vote (Important)

    10/12/2004 3:03:31 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 39 replies · 622+ views
    FPM ^ | Christina Bellatoni
    U.S. citizens who go to the polls Nov. 2 to decide local, state and national elections are likely to get more help from noncitizens this year than ever before. Beyond requiring applicants to sign a pledge on voter-registration forms affirming that they are U.S. citizens, there is no way to prevent the nation's estimated 8 million to 12 million illegal aliens from casting ballots in November, area elections officials said. Locally, only Virginia requires voters to provide their Social Security numbers, but the state does not require voters to show their Social Security cards. "There is no way of checking,"...
  • Illegal Aliens Receiving Licenses and voter registration in NC

    10/03/2004 8:56:47 PM PDT · by RepublicanReptile · 25 replies · 937+ views
    www.alipac.us ^ | 02/10/04 | Tom Ashcraft
    For millions of people in and out of the country, America is the Promised Land. Despite politicians who daily try to throttle it, the U.S. economy provides a level of prosperity and opportunity unmatched in the rest of the world. What single possession gives one entrée into this amazing economy? Strangely, it turns out to be what most 15-year-olds pine for and most 16-year-olds have: a driver's license issued by a state government.
  • In Chicago, Non-Citizens Vote, Too

    05/08/2004 6:49:04 AM PDT · by Lando Lincoln · 18 replies · 192+ views
    Chron Watch ^ | 08 May 2004 | Robert Klein Engler
                                                                     ~~o~~       Chicago, the city infamous for it's Democratic poll watchers who claim, ''I see dead people,'' now has another distinction.  In this city not only is it rumored that the dead vote, but in fact now non-citizens can vote.  According to a Chicago Board of Education spokesperson, the school code, approved by the state legislature of Illinois allows non-citizens to vote in school council elections.  A person must be 18 years of age, but no citizenship requirements apply in these elections.        The Illinois school code reads as follows: (d)...(i) The elected members of each local school council shall...
  • A Democrat Over the Line

    04/12/2004 9:05:29 AM PDT · by Alissa · 6 replies · 129+ views
    The New York Sun ^ | April 12, 2004 | ALICIA COLON
    It’s not often that I get absolutely boiling mad, but my level of tolerance for Democrats is fast approaching an all-time low. It’s bad enough that their efforts to regain control of power in Washington is driving irresponsible senators like Edward Kennedy and Robert Byrd to make ludicrous public statements that embolden those attacking our military in Iraq. Now it appears as if some ambitious local politicians have completely lost all sense for the need to maintain national security. City Council Member Bill Perkins has actually proposed legislation to allow legal immigrants to vote, and when I first read about...
  • Bloomberg Voices His Opposition to Voting by Noncitizens

    04/10/2004 1:53:54 AM PDT · by sarcasm · 7 replies · 143+ views
    The New York Times ^ | April 10, 2004 | WINNIE HU
    ayor Michael R. Bloomberg said yesterday that he opposed giving legal immigrants who are not United States citizens the right to vote in New York City elections, putting him at odds with many immigrant groups and others that have been pushing for such a change.Mayor Bloomberg, who had declined earlier this week to express an opinion on the issue, discussed it at length yesterday on his weekly radio program on WABC-AM. The mayor said that while he sympathized with the plight of immigrants, particularly those who pay taxes, he still believed that "the essence of citizenship is the right to...
  • Urgent Matter

    04/07/2004 10:22:37 PM PDT · by AxeClinton · 9 replies · 162+ views
    There is an urgent matter I must bring to the attention of everyone I know and I must ask you to contact appropriate groups and persons to prevent a terrible change in law from taking place. This is a matter local to NYC with widespread repercussions for the rest of the nation. The article below explains the situation, but to get you up to speed quickly here is a brief synopsis. There is a move by a certain group of political hacks in NYC and across the country to extend the right to vote to legal and eventually to illegal...
  • A Misguided Effort To Give Noncitizens The Right To Vote

    12/23/2003 9:09:49 AM PST · by Holly_P · 18 replies · 180+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | 12/22/03 | Editorial
    M illions of foreigners living in the United States illegally have had little trouble finding work and avoiding deportation. They are raising families here, driving cars, sending their children to public schools, buying property and paying taxes. Now that they have done all that for so long, they and their advocates are raising an obvious question: Why aren't they also allowed to vote? The obvious answer is: Voters must be citizens. To become a citizen, you must first be a legal resident for five years and pass a citizenship test. You must pledge allegiance to this country. Aliens without immigration...
  • With elections on horizon, immigration bills have new momentum in Congress

    10/20/2003 4:10:59 PM PDT · by Brian S · 42 replies · 332+ views
    By Dana Wilkie COPLEY NEWS SERVICE 2:54 p.m. October 20, 2003 WASHINGTON – Speed citizenship for immigrants in the armed forces. Give work permits to illegal immigrants who pay taxes and study English. Legalize tens of thousands of high school students who sometimes discover only when applying for college jobs that their parents brought them here illegally. These ideas have been floating around Congress for years, promoted mostly by Democrats and immigrant advocates. But now, some of Capitol Hill's most powerful Republicans are pushing them. As politicians strive to appease Latino voters who will influence next year's elections, and placate...
  • Immigrants may be key to Bush victory

    10/18/2003 12:29:25 PM PDT · by JustPiper · 87 replies · 864+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 10-18-03 | MORTON KONDRACKE
    If the 2004 election is another squeaker, President Bush could lose it because he failed to follow through on his promise to help undocumented Hispanic immigrants gain legal status. Polls indicate that Latino voters regard immigration as a litmus test issue -- the way African Americans do civil rights, one expert said -- and Bush shows signs of losing once-promising support. Meantime, Democratic presidential candidates and members of Congress -- with some assistance from Republicans -- are moving to seize the immigration issue that Bush so far has dropped. Bush can recoup -- and some GOP strategists say he must...
  • Capturing the Illegal Alien Vote

    10/07/2003 1:45:59 AM PDT · by kattracks · 10 replies · 207+ views
    FrontPageMagazine.com ^ | 10/07/03 | Steve Brown and Chris Coon
    Today, millions of Californians are expected to exercise their right to vote. Voter franchise is the key component in our representative government; its sanctity should be paramount. Yet since the rise of big city machine politics and mass immigration in the 19th century the use of voter fraud to influence elections has threatened this fundamental right. This threat has turned into a full-fledged frontal assault in our time. More disturbing than the mass media's refusal to broach the topic is the determination of politicians to continually flout, not only the people's will, but to also the 15th amendment to...