That is perhaps the best word to describe the seemingly apocalyptic fit the Mainstream Media and Establishment politicians are now engaged in following President Donald Trump’s concerns over rampant voter fraud impacting our U.S. elections. And yet, the evidence is already out there to suggest this IS a concern all of us should share, regardless of political affiliation.
Let me explain.
Here is a 2012 headline from the Washington Post:
Within that research-based article is the following information:
“Most non-citizens do not register, let alone vote. But enough do that their participation can change the outcome of close races.
Our data comes from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES). Its large number of observations (32,800 in 2008 and 55,400 in 2010) provide sufficient samples of the non-immigrant sub-population, with 339 non-citizen respondents in 2008 and 489 in 2010. For the 2008 CCES, we also attempted to match respondents to voter files so that we could verify whether they actually voted.
How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008″
The above are fact-based estimates. There is no political bent to the numbers, and those numbers make it clear that for those who wish to see the votes of citizens not cancelled out by millions of non-citizen votes, the United States has a very serious problem.
(As an aside, I am among those who feel the path to legal citizenship in this country is far too cumbersome and ultimately promotes lengthening the non-citizen status of some very good people who we should be welcomed into our country via a more streamlined process.)
Simply consider that the above study indicated more than 6% of illegals in America voted during the 2008 Election. With estimates putting the current illegal population in this country at anywhere from 12 million to more than 20 million, we are most likely facing an illegal vote count of 1-2 million per major election cycle.
Regardless of which side of the political street you stand on – that’s a problem. If you doubt that, let us again cite a portion of the Washington Post’s 2012 article on the subject:
“Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections. Non-citizen votes could have given Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health-care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) won election in 2008 with a victory margin of 312 votes. Votes cast by just 0.65 percent of Minnesota non-citizens could account for this margin. It is also possible that non-citizen votes were responsible for Obama’s 2008 victory in North Carolina. Obama won the state by 14,177 votes, so a turnout by 5.1 percent of North Carolina’s adult non-citizens would have provided this victory margin.”
The reason Democrats are so consistently defensive of the illegal voting issue is made clear in the above statistic. Having 1-2 million+ illegal voters who vote Democrat more than 80% of the time is quite an asset come election time. And make no mistake, if that figure indicated 80% of illegal votes went to Republicans, there is no doubt Democrat politicians would have demanded voter fraud reforms decades ago. (As would I. You see, my political affiliations do not subscribe to a particular political party, but rather right vs wrong. Voting fraud is wrong, so I oppose it.)
Also consider that “more than 80% vote Democrat” statistic cited above and place it in context with what Barack Obama indicated just days before the 2016 November Election regarding illegal citizens casting votes:
The then-President of the United States was undeniably giving the green light to illegal voting. Why he did that should be clear to most paying attention. By then, internal polling showed Donald Trump over-performing the public polling data being widely disseminated by the Mainstream Media. The Obama White House and the Clinton campaign knew a Trump victory was emerging as a very real possibility. So, with that as the backdrop, he sits down to be interviewed with the above question already agreed upon, and states that the act of voting already makes one a citizen, and that the process of voting – the sanctity of voting, remains a secret and no government agency will make an attempt to determine if any of those votes were cast by non-citizens.
That is undeniable. The timing of the interview, the wording, the intent, all point to a then-sitting President of the United States attempting to encourage voter fraud in order to try and secure victory in a national election. Democrat? Republican? It doesn’t matter. What Mr. Obama did then was appalling. Why he did it is clear. He was afraid Hillary Clinton was losing the election. (A fear that would soon be proven correct.)
Again, regardless of which political party you identify with (and I encourage you to simply be independent from that manipulative muck) that kind of message was wrong then, and is wrong now. The true sanctity of our elections should be determined by one citizen – one vote. That is, unless you are among that growing number who feel there should be no “United States of America” but rather, that we become merely another component of a global community absent national identity, elections, etc. That’s an entirely different discussion than our current voting fraud issues, but one that I am welcome to have at a future time.
Voting fraud is not merely possible, it is LIKELY as already indicated by the 2012 Washington Post article/study. Non-citizens are voting, and voting in numbers large enough to sway election outcomes. To admit to a population of 11-20+ million people who are here illegally in the United States and not think many of those same people are in fact voting, is ludicrous.
And yet, consider the cries of, “Don’t look here!”, “There is no voting fraud!”, “Illegals don’t vote!”, etc., that is now being widely promoted by politicians and media alike. There IS a problem and it should be fixed. Instead, that ongoing problem is being actively promoted to continue via an attempt to convince people it doesn’t exist.
There are people of all races and religions who come to America from all corners of the world. They get in line, they wait, and then become citizens. They followed the law, went through the process (as onerous as it is) and go on to share in the remarkable citizen-right that is voting. How dishonorable are those who would see that lawful vote cancelled out by an unlawful one? And shame on a society that would actually promote such a loss of legal privilege.
One citizen. One vote.
I’ve never been good at math, but even I can understand the sanctity of THAT.
There might be plenty to oppose Donald Trump on in the coming months and years, but protecting the rights of voting citizens from the illegal votes of non-citizens should not be among them.
We have a problem. Let’s work to fix it.
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