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Do Illegal Votes Decide Elections?
The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 1, 2016 | Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund

Posted on 12/03/2016 5:52:11 AM PST by KeyLargo

Do Illegal Votes Decide Elections?

There’s no way to know. But the evidence suggests that significant numbers of noncitizens cast ballots.

By Hans von Spakovsky and John Fund

Donald Trump’s claim that illegal voting may have cost him a popular-vote majority has touched off outrage. Widespread voter fraud, the media consensus suggests, isn’t possible. But there is a real chance that significant numbers of noncitizens and others are indeed voting illegally, perhaps enough to make up the margin in some elections.

There’s no way of knowing for sure. The voter-registration process in almost all states runs on the honor system. The Obama administration has done everything it can to keep the status quo in place. The Obama Justice Department has refused to file a single lawsuit to enforce the requirement of the National Voter Registration Act that states maintain the accuracy of their voter-registration lists. This despite a 2012 study from the Pew Center on the States estimating that one out of every eight voter registrations is inaccurate, out-of-date or duplicate. About 2.8 million people are registered in more than one state, according to the study, and 1.8 million registered voters are dead. In most places it’s easy to vote under the names of such people with little risk of detection.

An undercover video released in October by the citizen-journalist group Project Veritas shows a Democratic election commissioner in New York City saying at a party, “I think there is a lot of voter fraud.” A second video shows two Democratic operatives mulling how it would be possible to get away with voter fraud.

The Justice Department has opposed every effort by states—such as Kansas, Arizona, Alabama and Georgia—to verify the citizenship of those registering to vote. This despite evidence that noncitizens are indeed registering and casting ballots.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; california; clintons; corruption; democrats; fraud; hillary; illegal; immigration; nevada; recount; statesrights; trump; votefraud; voterfraud
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"Fixing this problem is very straightforward. The Trump administration should direct the Department of Homeland Security to cooperate with states that want to verify the citizenship of registered voters. Since this will only flag illegal immigrants who have been detained at some point and legal noncitizens, states should pass laws, similar to the one in Kansas, that require proof of citizenship when registering to vote. The Justice Department, instead of ignoring the issue, should again start prosecuting these cases.

The bottom line is that the honor system doesn’t work. There are people—like those caught voting illegally—who are willing to exploit these weaknesses that damage election integrity."

1 posted on 12/03/2016 5:52:11 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

The ONLY reason for NOT wanting Voters to show ID is to commit VOTE FRAUD!!!!!! And ONLY DEMOCRATS do VOTE FRAUD!!


2 posted on 12/03/2016 5:57:09 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: KeyLargo

The illegals who now live in America and receiving government money and services paid for by working taxpayers have no right to any of these and yet they tried to steal the election by voting for their democrats buddies who did this. It is more than high time to put the illegal aliens and their puppet master politicians both out of America.
America is for Americans and for those who go through legal immigration procedures.


3 posted on 12/03/2016 5:58:49 AM PST by kindred (Jesus is Lord and Saviour. Donald Trump would help make America great again.)
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To: KeyLargo

Ask Nixon.


4 posted on 12/03/2016 6:00:55 AM PST by Paladin2 (No spellcheck. It's too much work to undo the auto wrong word substitution on mobile devices.)
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To: kindred

“In 2013, pollster McLaughlin & Associates conducted an extensive survey of Hispanics on immigration issues. Its voter-profile tabulation shows that 13% of noncitizens said they were registered to vote”


5 posted on 12/03/2016 6:01:26 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Ann Archy

The illegals on welfare will fight Americans patriots who want America to prosper. The current regime are fools and the rino Ryan is part of the problem as they still want illegal immigration to continue.


6 posted on 12/03/2016 6:01:33 AM PST by kindred (Jesus is Lord and Saviour. Donald Trump would help make America great again.)
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To: kindred

I will NEVER understand why ANY Republican even Rino would want ILLEGALS in....they ALL VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS!!


7 posted on 12/03/2016 6:04:58 AM PST by Ann Archy (Abortion....... The HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: KeyLargo

OBAMA TOLD ILLEGAL TO GO VOTE!

‘Nuff said.


8 posted on 12/03/2016 6:06:51 AM PST by TigerClaws
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To: KeyLargo

I would go a lot farther. People should be required to go IN PERSON to their county elections office to register to vote & present proof of citizenship & residency. That way the Dems can’t harvest votes from vagrants & nursing homes.

People who are interested & want to do their civic duty should have no problem with such a policy.


9 posted on 12/03/2016 6:07:16 AM PST by Twotone (Truth is hate to those who hate truth.)
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To: KeyLargo
13% of noncitizens said they were registered to vote

= 1.33 million for the 11 million supposedly here and

= 3.9 million for the 30 million who are actually here

Assume half voted, and voila: the magic 2 million undocumented votes

10 posted on 12/03/2016 6:07:41 AM PST by Regulator
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To: KeyLargo

Of course the honor system doesn’t work!! Doesn’t even work in grade school!

What the #### can we do in this country without identity cards besides vote?

Board a plane? Buy a drink? A cigarette? Pick up our meds? get a passport? Get a job?

The list is endless.

But deciding the PRESIDENT of the US, no so important.


11 posted on 12/03/2016 6:09:23 AM PST by dp0622 (IThe only thing an upper crust conservative hates more than a liberal is a middle class conservative)
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To: KeyLargo

One comment on a thread about the Nevada story yesterday involved the idea that in Clark County (Las Vegas) in at least 2008 and 2012, that illegals (or undocumented in PC language) were simply given addresses of foreclosed homes and then permitted to vote.


12 posted on 12/03/2016 6:09:53 AM PST by OttawaFreeper ("If I had to go to war again, I'd bring lacrosse players" Conn Smythe)
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To: KeyLargo

Come on. Illegals by their very act of being here prove that they are not above breaking the law. Why would anyone think that they would not vote?


13 posted on 12/03/2016 6:10:33 AM PST by New Jersey Realist (America is the land of the free BECAUSE of the brave)
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To: TigerClaws

VIDEO:

http://www.wnd.com/2016/11/obama-encourages-illegal-aliens-to-vote/


14 posted on 12/03/2016 6:11:30 AM PST by KeyLargo
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“The Justice Department has opposed every effort by states—such as Kansas, Arizona, Alabama and Georgia—to verify the citizenship of those registering to vote. This despite evidence that noncitizens are indeed registering and casting ballots.”

This is one of the first things Jeff Sessions should tackle. Start in California.


15 posted on 12/03/2016 6:12:35 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Ann Archy

Geee..........that’s a toughie, isn’t it?

Three million ILLEGALS voting.

One million DEAD FOLKS (at least) voting too.........

AND ALL OF THEM VOTE DEMOCRAT!!

Ya think?


16 posted on 12/03/2016 6:13:38 AM PST by Flintlock (The ballot box STOLEN, our soapbox taken away--the BULLET BOX is left to us.)
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To: Regulator

Instead of Comprehensive Immigration Reform, let’s have Comprehensive Election Reform.

Then, think about immigration.


17 posted on 12/03/2016 6:18:45 AM PST by gasport (Live and Let Live)
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To: KeyLargo
"Do Illegal Votes Decide Elections?

"There’s no way to know."

Well maybe there is:

President Trump should appoint a special commission, during the first days of his administration, to investigate voter fraud, apprehend and prosecute those guilty and complicit thereof, and take measure to prevent its ever happening again. Consequences must be swift, certain, and severe.

18 posted on 12/03/2016 6:19:22 AM PST by Savage Beast
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To: gasport

One citizen, One vote.


19 posted on 12/03/2016 6:20:43 AM PST by gasport (Live and Let Live)
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To: KeyLargo
"There’s no way of knowing for sure. The voter-registration process in almost all states runs on the honor system."

Well this is obviously ridiculous prima facie! This flaw must be corrected immediately.

20 posted on 12/03/2016 6:21:12 AM PST by Savage Beast
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