by Frank Holmes, reporter
The Democratic governor of one of the most hotly-contested states in the 2020 presidential election has vetoed a bill to kick foreign voters off the voting rolls.
There’s no doubt that foreign citizens are registered to vote, and the bill would require the State Board of Elections to contact any registered voter who has been rejected for jury duty because he is a foreign citizen.
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The person would have 30 days to prove he is a legally registered voter and U.S. citizen or be removed from the state’s voter rolls.
Cooper said that the law “creates a high risk of voter harassment and intimidation and could discourage citizens from voting.”
The Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Forest tweeted, “Governor Cooper’s veto is reckless at a time when so many are concerned about foreign interference with our elections.”
Lt. Gov. Forest's statement on Gov. Cooper’s veto of Senate Bill 250 Remove Foreign Citizens From Voting Rolls
— Lt. Gov. Dan Forest (@LtGovDanForest) November 6, 2019
The veto proves that Cooper “cares more about non-citizen voters than about any lawful voters who helped elect him in 2016,” according to Jay DeLancy of the Voter Integrity Project in North Carolina.
The state’s liberals PACs and nonprofits, like the League of Women Voters, praised Cooper and claimed that “there is no significant evidence of voting by non-citizens in North Carolina.”
But even The New York Times is calling that a lie.
13 of the 19 foreigners caught red-handed voting in the swing state were registered Democrats, The Washington Times reported.
State officials know that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
A 2017 report from the state said that it found more than 100 foreigners confirmed or suspected of being registered to vote illegally…and 41 have voted ballots.
One of the illegal non-citizen voters, named Elvis David Fullerton, voted in 16 elections over more than 20 years.
In a close election, illegal voters who aren’t even U.S. citizens could tip the balance.
Watchdog groups say foreig nationals are exploiting a 26-year-old law signed by President Bill Clinton to get on the voting rolls and vote illegally.
It’s the 1993 National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), called the “Motor-Voter Law.”
When people can a driver’s license, they are automatically asked if they’d like to vote…and a lot of illegals say, “Count me in!”
“If a noncitizen checks ‘Yes’ to the citizenship question in any setting, they are simply enrolled without any further verification, even if they presented a Green Card or foreign passport to identify themselves at the time of registration,” according to the Public Interest Legal Foundation, which tracks foreigners voting in the U.S., in its study “Safe Spaces.”
North Carolina has been trending purple, and is at risk of becoming a Democratic state like neighboring Virginia…and now everyone knows why.
The Democratic state establishment has been hostile to securing elections from fraud and manipulation.
The same left-wing governor, Cooper, vetoed another bill to require a valid voter ID in order to vote.
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Cooper said the law was a “sinister and cynical” Republican attempt to crush and disenfranchise poor, minority, women, and young voters. The state GOP says Cooper is defying the will of actual North Carolina voters.
55 percent of the voters approved a voter ID amendment to the state constitution, the bill Cooper vetoed.
But the ACLU praised Cooper’s veto, and when foreigners get caught voting, they skate by with easy sentences.
A U.S. attorney said the illegal voters could be smacked with sentences as long as six years in federal prison and a $350,000 fine. But So far, judges have given the voters a slap on the wrist: Four of the 19 defendants only had to pay a $100 fine — “less than a speeding ticket,” as the Federation for American Immigration Reform points out. Another paid $200.
“The North Carolina House will override his veto as soon as possible,” said Tim Moore, the Speaker of the state House. Republicans have veto-proof majorities in both houses of the state legislature, so they just need to get the override scheduled on the docket.
Isn’t it funny that the party obsessed with “Russian attacks on our democracy” in 2016 have no problem with foreigners voting in those elections?
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.”