‘Streamlined’ Registration Rocks The Noncitizen Vote
Among several flawed — andultimately fatal — features in the U.S. House of Representatives’ massivevoter “reform” bill are provisions mandating universal automatic voter registrationand Election Day sign-ups.
The “For the People Act of 2019,” passed by Democrats on a 234-193 vote last week, is going nowhere because the Republican-led Senate will not take it up. ”This sprawling 622-page doorstop is never going to become law,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Friday.
But the problematic provisions are steadily making their wayinto state laws, effectively opening voting booths to noncitizens and evenillegal aliens.
Pushed by progressive groups and credulous commentators, automatic voter registration (AVR) and Election Day registration are hailed as tools to “strengthen democracy.”
In fact, suchmeasures threaten to make a mockery of democracy.
By “streamlining” the voter registration process – the Brennan Center for Justice cautions that the steps to ensure proper voter verification and identification are shortened, or skipped altogether.
“The provisions would literally make it illegalto prevent illegal voters from voting. We shouldn’t be making it a crimefor election officials to do their job, which is to prevent people who have nolegal right to vote from voting illegally,” said Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga.
Ironically, Democrats tout their H.R. 1legislation as an effort to restrict foreign influence on elections. The bill imposesnew limits on political spending by companies with at least a 5percent foreign government owner or companies with at least a 20 percentforeign national owner.
So how about foreignnationals casting ballots in U.S. elections and cancelling out votes ofAmerican citizens?
“Theuniversal automatic voter registration portion of H.R. 1 is more than a landminefor noncitizen voter registration risks — it’s a black hole. Noncitizens willbe registered under H.R. 1,” warned Logan Churchwell, spokesman for thenonpartisan Public Interest Law Foundation (PILF), which litigateselection-integrity issues.
PILF has issued multiple reports detailing how AVR (“Motor Voter”) programs in Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, California, Illinois, Georgia, New York and Michigan enabled ineligible noncitizens to register to vote and, in some case, cast ballots.
FAIR last year reported that legal and illegal aliens are fueling vote fraud in Texas. In North Carolina, 19 foreign nationals were charged with illegally voting
Loosevoter-registration laws, lax verification and poor list maintenance haveallowed countless aliens onto voter rolls. Some jurisdictions don’t even make apretense of enforcement. San Francisco, Calif., and Takoma Park, Md., openlypermit illegal aliens to vote in local elections. Does anyone believe it willend there?
McConnell andSenate Republicans can posture like they stopped electoral mischief cold bysidetracking H.R. 1. If only. As the 2020 campaign gathers steam, watch forthings to heat up and for this nation’s voting lists to enroll more noncitizens,state by state.