While everyone is focused on the fisticuffs of this acrimonious primary, Obama is trying to build a firewall of illegal voters to ensure Democrat victory during the general election. Through endless immigration, Democrats have already created a high floor of electoral support that is creeping ever closer to a permanent majority. Now, they are trying tip the balance by stopping states from blocking non-citizens from voting.
Hans von Spakovsky, a legal scholar at the Heritage Foundation, sounded the alarm over the weekend concerning the latest effort to block voter integrity:
On February 12, these groups filed a lawsuit in D.C. federal court seeking to reverse a recent decision by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The Commission’s decision allows Kansas and other states, including Arizona and Georgia, to enforce state laws ensuring that only citizens register to vote when they use a federally designed registration form. An initial hearing in the case is set for Monday afternoon, February 22.
Under federal law, the EAC is responsible for designing the federal voter-registration form required by the National Voter Registration Act, or Motor Voter, as it is commonly called. While states must register voters who use the federal form, states can ask the EAC to include instructions with the federal form about additional state registration requirements. Some states are now requiring satisfactory proof of citizenship to ensure that only citizens register to vote.
Hans goes on to explain how the Obama Justice Department, instead of defending this federal agency, has joined with left wing outside groups to attack the EAC and voter integrity. In the most egregious and unethical behavior ever from a Justice Department, they are stripping the EAC of its independent power to work with states to protect the franchise. Just this morning the DOJ consented to the injunction against the EAC. It is unprecedented for an administration to agree with those suing a federal agency! The hearing before D.C. District Court Judge Richard J. Leon is this afternoon and we will stay on top of the details because this will affect the outcome of our elections.
Remember, there are over 23 million non-citizens residing in this country on a permanent basis. In 2014, three prominent political scientists conducted a study of non-citizens voting and found that up to 6.4% of all non-citizens participated in the 2008 elections and roughly 14% are eligible to vote. This means that over 3 million non-citizens are registered to vote and roughly 1.4 million non-citizens voted in 2008. Over 80% of these illegal votes were cast for Democratic candidates, according to this study.
Professors Richman, Chattha, and Earnest concluded that non-citizens voting was enough to deliver North Carolina to Obama. More importantly, “non-citizen votes have also led to Democratic victories in congressional races including a critical 2008 Senate race that delivered for Democrats a 60-vote filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.” That race, of course, was the Minnesota Senate seat “won” by Al Franken by a margin of 312 votes. This report estimates that at least 3,000 votes cast in Minnesota were from non-citizens. There were also a number of other Senate races decided by a margin of one or two percentage points over the past few cycles.
Hence, Obamacare was passed illegitimately.
As Teddy Roosevelt once said, “[T]here is no enemy of free government more dangerous and none so insidious as the corruption of the electorate.”
Once again, we must ask why is the future of our franchise being decided by unelected courts? Where is Congress in upholding the integrity of the elections that allow them to represent the sovereign citizen?
Daniel Horowitz is a senior editor of Conservative Review. Follow him on Twitter @RMConservative.