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A loophole in the new law granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants could allow hundreds of thousands of people to fraudulently register to vote in New York, according to critics, the state Board of Elections and the bill’s own sponsor.
In a statement she released earlier today, Dinolfo says passing the legislation puts state law at odds with federal law, it endangers public safety and rewards those who have not followed the law.
Dinoflo says she is not playing politics but is looking out for the safety of Monroe County residents.
“[A] major concern is that many states, including New York, use their DMVs to enroll voters. Since New York does not have voter-identification laws like the majority of other states do, this bill increases the potential for voter fraud”
“This means that New York will soon have the most radical, open-ended law in the entire nation.”
-Sen. Republican Minority Leader John Flanagan (R–Suffolk)
"This is a license to commit fraud,"
"This is not, not about immigrants, this is about our laws,"
-Republican Sen. Daphne Jordan
"Once we start giving driver licenses to people who are here illegally, we start diminishing the license that you carry every single day,”
-Rensselaer County Clerk Frank Merola
"Removing this layer of protection will open the door to all types of fraud,”
-Saratoga County Clerk Craig Hayner
News outlets are now telling us that, after repeated denials, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has admitted that, yes, it did in fact screw up by assisting at least 1,500 ineligible driver's license recipients to register to vote, including aliens.
An audit of California's DMV voter registration program — commonly known as "motor voter" — is likely to turn up more instances of mistaken registration, according to the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a nonprofit that investigates election integrity issues. A PILF report released in August found that hundreds of non-citizens were recently purged from voter rolls in three major California counties, most of them after having registered through the motor voter program.
It's not a very impressive track record. But in an effort to reassure the public, DMV officials have since publicly stated that none of the persons registered in error was an illegal alien. This assertion that none of the aliens registered was illegally in the United States both intrigues and puzzles me. How would the DMV know? California is a sanctuary state that, by law, prohibits its employees from making inquiries as to an alien's status.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: shawmanfromny
Perfect example of why the electoral system is so important