Last week a bill with enhanced voter integrity provisions passed the GOP-led Kentucky Senate and is now at the state House, where it is likely to pass. Kentucky Democrats are saying two things about the law that make no sense to say at the same time —there is not enough voter fraud to require a photo ID law, and photo ID laws suppress votes (“suppress” is right up there with “purge.”) The new rule has flexibility—even an expired photo ID can be used. No one is sure whether Democrat Governor Andy Beshear will sign the bill as he has been more concerned with restoring voting rights to felons since his inauguration last month.
It is apparently a surprise to Illinois election officials that when you automatically register a person to vote when they get a driver’s license—regardless of citizenship status—they might just (illegally) vote. Nearly 600 non-citizens showed up in the most recent review of Illinois 2018 votes. We love this quote from Secretary of State Henry Haupt: “A technological programming error did not properly remove the (foreign national) individuals. The individuals who are applying for driver’s licenses were inadvertently pooled into the automatic voter registration.” Did we mention that Illinois is one of fifteen (blue) states that allows illegal immigrants to receive drivers licenses? “Programming error?” “Inadvertently?” Hardly. Read State [...]
Progressive activists love to use scary words to persuade people that good is really bad and lawful is unfair. Nothing is more true than their use of “purge” as a disingenuous euphemism for clearing voter rolls of illegal or deceased voters, or those who have moved. The Brennan Center for Justice is a left leaning advocacy group openly funded by George Soros. Their recent short analysis uses “purge” 20 times in discussing states’ efforts to comply with NVRA mandated guidelines on removing the dead, illegal or relocated from rolls where they shouldn’t be in the first place. It appears the leftists at Brennan don’t want any voters removed from anywhere, demonstrating a tacit acknowledgment that non-legitimate voters are inclined to vote for progressive candidates that Soros and the Brennan Center favors.
Russia! They altered votes! They interfered! They elected Republicans! They moved my cheese! Although the ridiculous Russian collusion hoax has fallen into the lake of fire where it belongs, progressive activists, media and politicians could not have harped on it more in 2017 and 2018. And yet, as ACRU Issue Expert Christian Adams points out, domestic voter fraud is just fine with liberals. He notes that voter ID is supported by around 80% of Americans. So, liberal friends, if our voting programs are being targeted by the Russians … why don’t you want to make sure legal votes are protected?
Thanks to ACRU Policy Board Member Hans von Spakovsky and Kaitlynn Samalis-Aldrich, a researcher at the Meese Center (founded by ACRU Board Member Ed Meese,) for doubling up on this great article about double voting. Listing numerous recent, demonstrable cases of double voting in several states, they note in particular a history of double voting in Ohio, a state where 56 elections between 2013 - 2017 resulted in a tie vote and 86 were decided by only one vote. There are a lot of cases of double voting that we know about —how many do we not? Voter ID matters. Matching your face to your name to your ballot is a simple fix and the only reason we can think anyone would be against it would be to encourage cheating.
We missed this article when it first posted back in December, but it is important enough to bring it to your attention today. It is a perfect explanation of how sanctuary policy leads to illegal immigrants receiving driver’s licenses and then being registered to vote accidentally on purpose and then voting and negating the vote of a legal voter. As this article points out, immigration is NOT a state issue, but actually falls under enumerated powers granted by the Constitution to the federal executive. New York is pointedly and aggressively breaking federal laws with one of its newest provisions requiring its DMV to notify illegal immigrants that ICE is after them, rather than the other way around.
Apply to register to vote in Texas and your application needs to have your original signature. Sounds reasonable? Not according to Democrats. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee have both sued the state claiming this is just downright unfair. Eric Holder, complaining bitterly about “gerrymandering” when Republicans do it, is floating $10 million in the state to make sure redistricting turns out in the Democrats’ favor. We have to wonder — how in the world do they get away with this stuff? Let’s not let them.
When Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams ran for office last year, he promised the citizens of the state that he would "make it easy to vote and hard to cheat.” Adams is supporting a Senate Bill requiring photo ID at the polls to prove you are really you and voting yourself. It also provides a free ID for anyone over 18 years old (voting age) who does not have a driver’s license. Now the association for Bluegrass State county clerks opposes the law. The Kentucky County Clerks Association was also busy in 2019 pushing Democrats into positions of critical importance at the State Board of Elections. One would think County officials would want to assure voters in their community that their legal votes would never be negated by an illegitimate one. Apparently in Kentucky, not so much. What is the position of your county clerk? Might be a good time to ask.
More than 35 states have passed requirements that voters present specific documentation or photo ID when voting. In near equal numbers, liberal activist judges have done their best to block enforcement of these statutes. Republicans in Nebraska are now trying to pass an amendment to the state Constitution that would require presentation of photo ID at the polls. Liberal groups are already calling it unnecessary and hollering that it would disenfranchise people without IDs. Except the state provides free photo IDs. So, once again, the anti-vote integrity crowd peddles disinformation about a law that should be acceptable to everyone who doesn’t want to cheat.
8/19: In the freest nation in the world, our system of government and our very liberty depend on free and fair elections.