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Illegal Immigrants Are Voting in American Elections
Hans A. von Spakovsky served as a member of the Federal Election Commission for two years. Before that, he was Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he specialized in voting and election issues. He also served as a county election official in Georgia for five years as a member of the Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections.
In 2005, the U.S. Government Accountability Office found that up to 3 percent of the 30,000 individuals called for jury duty from voter registration rolls over a two-year period in just one U.S. district court were not U.S. citizens. While that may not seem like many, just 3 percent of registered voters would have been more than enough to provide the winning presidential vote margin in Florida in 2000. Indeed, the Census Bureau estimates that there are over a million illegal aliens in Florida, and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has prosecuted more non-citizen voting cases in Florida than in any other state. Florida is not unique. Thousands of non-citizens are registered to vote in some states, and tens if not hundreds of thousands in total may be present on the voter rolls nationwide. These numbers are significant: Local elections are often decided by only a handful of votes, and even national elections have likely been within the margin of the number of non-citizens illegally registered to vote. Yet there is no reliable method to determine the number of non-citizens registered or actually voting because most laws to ensure that only citizens vote are ignored, are inadequate, or are systematically undermined by government officials. Those who ignore the implications of non-citizen registration and voting either are willfully blind to the problem or may actually favor this form of illegal voting.
Statement from Governor Jan Brewer and Secretary of State Ken Bennett October 26, 2010 Ruling by U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Opens Door to Voter Registration Fraud PHOENIX – "The Ninth Circuit Court Appeals has struck down a simple, common sense protection approved by Arizona voters requiring that all individuals provide evidence of U.S. citizenship prior to registering to vote. This decision is an outrage and a slap in the face to all Arizonans who care about the integrity of their elections. “Arizona voters approved this critical election-security requirement in 2004. We have been vigorously defending its constitutionality and the will of Arizona voters. This law has previously been upheld at every level and by every court, including the 9th Circuit, despite numerous lawsuits and challenges filed by activist groups. “Today’s decision should not impact the election on Tuesday, but could impact our registration requirements and the integrity of local elections being conducted beginning as early as this spring, as well as statewide elections in 2012. “That simply cannot be tolerated. Arizona voters have made their will crystal clear – non-citizens do not have the right to vote. We will continue to pursue any and all legal remedies to prevent fraudulent voter registration in the State of Arizona, as well as the right of our state citizens to craft appropriate protections.”
Non-Citizen Voting in Federal Elections In 1996, Congress enacted the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, making it a federal crime for non-citizens to vote in any federal election (or state election, unless authorized by state law). As a penalty, ineligible non-citizens who knowingly vote may be deported. Additionally, a non-citizen who falsely claims to be a United States citizen is in violation of this law. However, there are many documented reports of non-citizen voting,1 2 and there is no evidence of prosecution of the aliens for their action. With nearly 19 million foreign-born residents who are not U.S. citizens in the country in the 2000 Census and an estimated 9-11 million illegal residents (many of them not also counted in the Census), the potential is enormous for non-citizens to affect the outcome of elections.
Originally posted by neo96
yeah they can and do
how do you think harry reid got elected? hmmmmmmmm.
-MSNBC's Ed Shultz on voting out Massachusetts conservatives
I tell you what, if I lived in Massachusetts, I'd try to vote ten times. I don't know if they'd let me or not, but I'd try to. Yeah, that's right, I'd cheat to keep these bastards out. I would. 'Cause that's exactly what they are.
FRAMINGHAM — Brazilians living in New England will be coming to Framingham High School Sunday to vote in their country’s presidential election. Traffic has been backed up for about a mile approaching Framingham High School as Brazilians from all over New England are casting compulsory votes for their home country's president today.
According to the Brazilian Workers Party, which organizes voting throughout the country, the polling place at the high school should be collecting nearly 12,000 votes from people registered to vote in Brazil living in Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. In total there are about 60,000 registered Brazilian voters living in the U.S., said a press release.
"Voting is the way you show you are really Brazilian still," said Webster's Rodolpho Moraes shortly after arriving at the school yesterday. "It's bringing me close to my home country."
Originally posted by spyder550
No they cant vote or get back taxes paid through withholding.
Originally posted by METACOMET
Illegals vote here in Massachusetts. Anybody can vote here; legal immigrants, tourists, teenagers, anybody. Massachusetts doesn't require an ID at the polls.
Only a person who is:
a US citizen, and
a resident of Massachusetts, and
18 years old on or before election day (must still meet registration deadlines set forth below)
To suggest that illegal immigrants have a significant impact on voting might be a stretch.
Requirements There are a few basic requirements you must meet in order to be eligible to vote in the United States and to register in New Mexico: You must be 18 years old. You must be a legal resident of the United States. You must be a legal resident of New Mexico. If you have been convicted of a felony, you must have had your civil rights restored. You must not have been judged mentally unfit.
Originally posted by rubbertramp
in other words, obtain a license and residence, and one can vote by simply lying about legality.
i'm not saying lots do, just that if they want it is easy.
Here in Florida, any time you vote on anything you need to provide a valid photo ID.
It’s apparent that President Obama considers Americans, who want to enforce illegal immigration laws in America, to be the enemy. Even more revealing is the fact that with so much riding on the elections next week, Obama decided to take the time to speak to people who shouldn’t be voting — legal and illegal immigrants. But the dirty little secret is there exists an enormous amount of proof that illegal aliens are being registered to vote and they’re being registered as Democrats. And our political leaders know it. “The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 28.2 percent of Hispanic voters in the 2008 election were immigrants,” according to Steven Camarota of Center for Immigration Studies Whistleblower J. Christian Adams, who testified before a Commission of Civil Rights committee regarding voter intimidation by the New Black Panthers, dropped a bomb on his former employers at the Department of Justice. According to Adams, a Deputy Attorney General refused to investigate allegations of illegal voting during the last presidential election.
I'm not exactly sure how an illegal immigrant would manage to register, but I won't say it's impossible.
Originally posted by Rockpuck
From my understanding Illegals can legally vote in all but Federal elections