“No doubt realizing that he was losing the cable-news message war, President Trump has called for a witch hunt in an attempt to prove the voter fraud lie he has been telling himself about why he lost the popular vote in November.” – There’s a Reason Trump Keeps Lying About Voter Fraud – The Washington Post – Jason Kander
“There are varying degrees of absurdity in the fallacies President Trump peddled during his first week in the Oval Office. Perhaps the most damaging was his insistence that millions of Americans voted illegally in the election he narrowly won.” – The Voter Fraud Fantasy – NY Times Editorial Board
Democrats are out in force stating that Voter Fraud and illegal voting is not only non-existent – it is a lie – an attempt to undermine our Democracy.
Now consider the following voting requirements by state as detailed by the National Conference of State Legislatures (National Map included):
Strict photo ID required: Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Strict non-photo ID required: Arizona and Ohio.
Non-Strict photo ID required: Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, Rhode Island, South Dakota and Texas.
Non-Strict non-photo ID required: Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, and Washington.
No ID required to vote at ballot box: California, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Vermont, West Virginia, Wyoming and Washington, D.C.
Let’s take a closer look at the State I currently live in – California:
According to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, in 2012 (the most recent data provided), 11.4 million unlawful immigrants resided in the United States and 2,830,000 unlawful immigrants resided in California. Again, note this data is as of 2012 – the latest data provided.
On January 1, 2015, California Assembly Bill 60 ( AB-60) became law. AB-60 allows illegal immigrants to the United States to apply for a California driver’s license with the CA Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Under AB-60 an estimated 806,000 undocumented residents have received California driver’s licenses, according to DMV statistics. The DMV expects this number to reach 1.4 million by the end of 2017.
State officials chose not to make non-citizen license holders searchable in the DMV database. This specific provision, by itself, opens the doors to illegal voter registration as the drivers license becomes indistinguishable on-line.
On October 10, 2015 , Governor Jerry Brown signed the Motor Voter Act that automatically registers to vote every eligible California citizen who goes to a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office to get a driver’s license or renew one. The California New Motor Voter Act, AB 1461, was sponsored by Secretary of State Alex Padilla and jointly authored by Assembly members Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego), Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), and Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento).
Legislation specifically exempts from any penalty ineligible voters who end up being registered.
Now take a look at the language contained in the California NVRA (National Voter Registration Act) Manual found on page 42.
VI. Voter Registration Cards where the voter indicates he or she is not a U.S. Citizen:
The VRC asks the applicant if he or she is a United States citizen. The voter may check either “Yes”, “No”, or not check either box.
If the voter indicates, by checking the “yes” box, that he or she is a U.S. citizen, the registration should be processed normally.
If the voter indicates, by checking the “No” box, that he or she is not a U.S. citizen, the registration may not be entered on the voter rolls. The elections official should send the voter a returnable card or letter requesting clarification as to whether or not the voter is a U.S. citizen. If the voter returns the card indicating that he or she is a U.S. citizen, the VRC should be entered on the voter rolls. If the card is returned and the voter indicates he or she is not a citizen, or if no response is received from the voter, then the voter shall not be registered.
If the voter does not check either the “Yes” or “No” box, and the registration is otherwise complete, the registration should be processed normally and entered on the voter rolls.
If the voter does not check either box regarding citizenship they are registered to vote and are entered into the voter rolls. The prospective voter is entered into the voter rolls under every circumstance except where the voter states they are not a U.S. Citizen – but the process does not end there. If the voter states they are not a U.S. Citizen the prospective voter is then sent a follow-up contact inquiring about citizenship. If the individual responds affirmatively to the second inquiry – or if they do not check either box (“yes” or “no”) but do send the card back – even if they previously said “no” – they are then entered on the voting rolls as eligible to vote. The only way in which a prospective voter will not be registered is if they respond negatively on citizenship to the 2nd contact or if they do not respond to the 2nd contact at all.
Let’s quickly sum up the California voting situation:
- No ID of any kind is required to actually vote at the ballot box
- Illegal immigrants are legally allowed and encouraged to obtain CA drivers licenses
- State officials chose not to make non-citizen license holders searchable in the DMV database
- Eligible holders of CA driver licenses are automatically registered to vote
- The California NVRA manual dictates a process of voter registration that makes it difficult not to be registered.
The voting registration process in California is laughably lax. It has been purposefully – and systematically – constructed in a manner that encourages illegal immigrants to vote. Perhaps this is what Democrats mean when they state there is no evidence of illegal voting. To them, illegal immigrants utilizing the voting structures that Democrats have painstakingly put in place to enable non-citizen voting is not illegal.
President Trump won the election – 304 electoral votes to Clinton’s 227.
Clinton won the popular vote by 2.8 million votes but her margin of victory in California was 4.3 million votes or 61.5% – dramatically exceeding the 53.5% margin in her other winning states.
In the popular vote outside of California, Trump won the rest of nation by 1.4 million votes – Trump received 58,474,401 votes to Clinton’s 57,064,530 votes.
Perhaps Democrats are so vocal in their derision of voter fraud claims because they are afraid someone may actually take a serious and closer look.
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