Democrats want to turn out the vote for the 2022 midterms… even if it means registering illegal immigrants to vote, it would seem.
The state of Colorado mailed out tens of thousands of cards asking people who are not U.S. citizens to register and vote this fall.
Colorado’s Democratic Secretary of State says she’s baffled about how her office mailed out notifications encouraging 30,000 non-citizens to vote in the 2022 midterm election.
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“Make sure your voice is heard this November,” say the postcards. “Register to VOTE today.”
As reports flooded the media that these notices had gone to people who lack U.S. citizenship, and therefore cannot vote, the state’s top election official said the whole thing was a bureaucratic snafu.
“The Department has become aware that approximately 30,000 EBU (Eligible But Unregistered) postcard mailers were incorrectly sent to ineligible Coloradans,” a spokesperson for Democratic Secretary of State Jena Griswold told Colorado Public Radio.
Griswold says she thinks the problem is that her agency mailed the information, which includes instructions on how to register, to non-citizens who are allowed to hold a driver’s license—but not allowed to vote—under state law.
Just two years ago, actual Colorado citizens voted to ban anyone who is not a U.S. citizen from voting in state elections.
In 2020, the state overwhelmingly adopted Amendment 76, which says “Only a citizen of the United States who has attained the age of eighteen years, has resided in this state for such time as may be prescribed by law, and has been duly registered as a voter…shall be qualified to vote in all elections.”
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Deep-blue Colorado voters passed the voter protection amendment by a two-to-one basis…but liberals have decided to ignore it in the past.
After the 2020 election, the city of Telluride—which is in the far-Left corner of the state, geographically and politically—said it would continue to allow people who are not U.S. citizens to vote in its elections, no matter what the state constitution says.
The statewide get-out-the-illegal-vote campaign was supposed to be an enormous mistake, according to Griswold.
The Secretary of State election said her office compared a list of 102,000 registered voters compiled by the Electronic Registration Information Center against its list of people who have a driver’s license.
But Colorado issues driver’s licenses to anyone who passes the driving test, “regardless of immigration status”—including illegal aliens.
If it was not as accidental as Griswold lets on, she wouldn’t be the first Democrat to try to maximize her vote count with the help of illegals immigrants.
Before the 2018 midterm elections, the Texas Democratic Party mailed out forms for illegal immigrants to vote. The forms already checked the box stating that the person applying is a U.S. citizen.
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“The Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election in a federal election cycle,” said Logan Churchwell, spokesman of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, an election integrity watchdog.
Although the Left denies there is a problem with non-citizens voting, illegal aliens, temporary visa holders, and legal permanent residents who are not yet citizens have been casting ballots for years—legally or illegally.
The phenomenon has swept the nation’s largest cities.
The Democrat-controlled city council of New York City voted last year to allow non-citizens to vote in municipal elections, a measure Mayor Eric Adams allowed to become law this January without signing it. He soon weighed in, saying he supported the measure to let the Big Apple’s 800,000 non-citizens vote in its elections—although only 1.1 million people voted in the mayoral election.
Opponents say the law is clear, and allowing non-citizens to vote wipes out the vote of law-abiding American citizens. But liberal Democrats have another take.
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“People always glom onto the idea that you have to earn our right to vote by becoming a citizen,” said Democratic Vermont state Rep. Hal Colson. “I just don’t buy that. We’re talking about a large chunk of the community that’s closed off.”
About three out of four Americans oppose letting illegal immigrants vote in any U.S. election...but some liberals don’t care.
Conservative voters may want to speak up about this… before it’s too late.
Frank Holmes is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”