Ignoring Fact that Noncitizens Already Vote Illegally Now, Mayor Proposes Noncitizen Voting Law

Published Thu, Dec 15 2011 5:07 AM

New Haven mayor John DeStefano proposed that noncitizens be permitted to be on equal par with citizens in casting ballots for municipal elections.  Getting noncitizens to vote has been a long-term goal of the Left.  But they are in denial that noncitizens already vote… illegally. 

Last week, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) issued a report entitled, “Defending Democracy: Confronting Modern Barriers to Voting Rights in America,” which made the false claim that “there is no evidence whatsoever that any noncitizen has ever risked the considerable criminal sanctions associated with fraudulent voting, nor would a noncitizen risk the even greater sanction of being deported.” 

Unfortunately for the NAACP, there’s a guilty plea that throws a wrench in their “no evidence whatsoever” claim.  What about Christopher Mettin, a German national who pled guilty to falsely claiming U.S. citizenship to register to vote? After being sentenced by a federal judge, he was turned over to the immigration agents.  His name is listed on the vote fraud map along with other cases of non-citizen voting. 

But there’s far more than just one.

In 1998, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform examined a California race for a House seat and found "clear and convincing" evidence of 624 non-citizens voting and "circumstantial" evidence of another 196 non-citizens voting by comparing voter rolls with the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) database.  (Note that this report does not even touch the question of illegal aliens who voted, because they are not in INS records.)

Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler testified to the Committee on House Administration that he was “certain” that 106 individuals are improperly registered to vote and “potentially many of the remaining 11,805 individuals” are also improperly registered to vote.

How come the NAACP is in denial when there’s so much evidence out there?  Maybe if your leaders (Lessadolla Sowers, Al Sharpton) are committing vote fraud, maybe it’s best to claim there’s “no evidence whatsoever” of it. 

This is not the New Haven Mayor’s first time in the news.  If you remember, John DeStefano is the same mayor who may have been responsible for the sabotaging of promotional examinations in the firefighter discrimination Supreme Court case, Ricci v. DeStefano.  Justice Alito wrote in his concurring opinion that “a jury could rationally infer that city officials worked behind the scenes to sabotage the promotional examinations because they knew that, were the exams certified, the Mayor would incur the wrath of Kimber and other influential leaders of New Haven’s African-American community.”    First, he allegedly sabotages promotional examinations.  Now he ignores when noncitizens are sabotaging our elections.  What’s next, Mayor DeStefano?

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# The Republican Lawyer Blog said on Thursday, December 29, 2011 11:23 AM

Fox News took a fair and balanced look at Voter ID yesterday and not surprisingly they came to the RNLA

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