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Voting Fraud Making the Headlines

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Minorities now constitute a majority (51 percent) of public school students in the United States. Expect civil and ethnic rights organizations, with the support of the Obama administration, to claim disenfranchisement of minorities, the elderly, and the poor in the voting process.
 
Be prepared for Democrats, despite their majority status in many states, to play the victim in 2014, especially if they lose their majority in the Senate.
 
When state laws protecting the sanctity of the voting system are weakened or overturned, voting anarchy results. For example, radical groups are seeking to overturn state laws that prevent noncitizens from voting. Such groups are pushing election-day registration. 
 
The U.S. Constitution allows states to determine qualifications for state voting, but a federal law passed in 1996 makes it a crime for noncitizens to vote in federal elections (Title 18 USC section 611).
 
The current move to grant noncitizens the right to vote in state and federal elections reflects the failure of the nation to enforce existing immigration laws.
 
On Oct. 25, The Washington Post ran a story, “Could noncitizens decide the November Election?” A Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES) determined that noncitizens made up more than 14 percent of those registered to vote nationally in 2008 and 2010. Not every registered noncitizen votes, but many do; and there is no way to make an accurate count.
 
Reports indicate that in Illinois and Maryland, very blue states, voting machines flipped Republican votes to Democrats. When challenged, election officials reply that the voting machines need to be recalibrated, but no mention is made of correction of the flipped votes. 
 
The Virginia Voters Alliance has uncovered evidence of a federal crime that involved noncitizen voting in both Virginia and neighboring Maryland by about 40,000 persons, who somehow registered to vote in both states.
 
In Connecticut, Christina Ayala, a state legislator, has been charged with 19 counts of voter fraud.North Carolina recently found more than 100 Dreamers, participants in the president’s 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, registering and voting illegally in U.S. elections. On Nov. 1, 2014, Rio Arriba County, N.M. had one confirmed voter fraud in early voting.
 
The Washington Post, on Sept. 23, 2012, headlined a story, “Laws may cut Latino Voting — Rules could deter 10 million — Backers deny racism, say fraud is target.” The story was based on a report by the Advancement Project (Ad.P), whose website slogan reads, “We are all immigrants.”
 
The group, founded in 1999 to forge a national immigrant rights movement, consists of aging leftist lawyers and social justice ingénues. The Ad.P report decries the potential impact of newly restrictive photo identification laws, proof-of-citizenship requirements, and efforts by states to remove non-citizens from voter rolls. The group’s concern is based on its misinformed belief that noncitizens have the right to vote in U.S. elections.
 
Because of Obama’s failure to protect the exclusive voting rights of U.S. citizens, many states have taken up the gauntlet. The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) lists 31 states with voter identification (ID) laws. In addition, many state legislatures are attempting to strengthen their voter ID laws.
 
When it comes to voter IDs, not all states are equal. As part of the Democratic war on poverty, Section 5 in the U.S. Voting Rights Act of 1965 provided that certain states, counties, and cities across the nation must receive “pre-clearance” from the DOJ before enacting voting requirements.
 
In June 2013, the Supreme Court redeemed itself by ruling that nine states and a number of counties and municipalities in other states no longer are required to obtain this DOJ clearance. Obama’s Department of Justice, however, continues to assist immigrant rights groups in their attack on voter identification laws.
 
In 2008, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Indiana’s voter identification law. Justice John Paul Stevens, considered a liberal, wrote for the majority that the risk of voter fraud was real and that each state has the obligation to assure that only the votes of eligible voters are counted. The Obama administration chooses to ignore this decision.
 
Voter ID laws are necessary to protect legitimate voting from voter fraud. One example of voter fraud is the temporary movement of noncitizens from a “safe” state to a neighboring “swing” state to vote illegally. For example, operatives residing in Maryland are moved temporarily across the Potomac River to Virginia, where they register, reside in group homes, vote on Election Day, and then return home to Maryland, as occurred in 2012.
 
The nation depends on strong states that, empowered by the Constitution, pass and enforce voter identification requirements, especially with a mounting number of noncitizens. Voting remains a sacred right of citizenship.
 
James H. Walsh was associate general counsel with the U.S. Department of Justice Immigration and Naturalization Service from 1983 to 1994. Read more reports from James Walsh — Click Here Now.
 
 
 

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Be prepared for Democrats, despite their majority status in many states, to play the victim in 2014, especially if they lose their majority in the Senate.
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