States with automatic voter registration systems (18 + DC) keep registering inedible voters on a daily basis, or so it seems. They call it an “accident” or a "glitch.” Last year Illinois registered 570 individuals—foreign nationals applying for drivers licenses—to vote. These 570 people even checked “no” on the citizen box. Now Illinois has admitted another problem—it’s registering 16 year old new drivers to vote. We suggest it might want to add an “I’m just a kid box.” Or event better, stop connecting getting an ID with getting to vote.
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 [...]
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.
The police in Marshall, Minnesota are investigating reports of voter fraud in the form of illegal registrations forwarded to them from the county attorney. There are only two incidents reported, but that’s not the point. State auditors or Secretaries of State usually identify discrepancies but often do not have investigative staff or authority to do on-the-ground research into vote violators. How does your county or local law enforcement handle reports of local voter fraud? Best to find out before November 3, 2020.
2020. The Census. Conservatives and voter integrity advocates need to keep a keen eye on their own census forms and the census takers hired in their local communities. This piece from Michelle Malkin, although from last April, is the best commentary on potential problems we can find as 2020 Census forms begin to arrive in our mailboxes. Elected Democrats, the media and George Soros are already wallpapering the country with untruths about the Census, namely, that asking a person living in the United States whether he or she is a citizen is “racist.” Unfortunately, they won in the short term. What that means in practice, is that communities with a large number of foreign nationals, legal and illegal, can skew the result of the Census, and in turn, affect the balance of Congress by non-citizens. There is great detail in Michelle’s article, and great quotes that make the importance of clean census results abundantly clear. Read this piece, share it with your friends, and fill out YOUR census form.
DMV’s Latest ‘Unanticipated’ Cost Overrun for the Much Anticipated Voter Registration Act Compliance
The historically deficient California Department of Motor Vehicles has encountered yet another stumbling block on its way to compliance with the 1993 National Voter Registration Act. On behalf of the DMV, the state Finance Director sent a letter last week to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee requesting and authorizing another $2.2 million to “help meet the deadlines.” Read the article at the California Globe.
3/8: Registering to vote is a key step in "adulting," and bookmarks a point for any citizen that they really have skin in the game.
10/24: Registration is essential to assure the integrity of elections.
10/23: ACRU Policy Board Member Hans von Spakovsky explains the left's ridiculous claims that registering to vote is an undue burden on the populace.