Thursday, 16 Feb 2017 01:41 PM
An analysis of a little-known study concluded there may have been more than 2 million non-citizen Hispanics who illegally voted last year.
The Washington Times cites the 2013 study, which was conducted by McLaughlin and Associates. A separate, and more recent, analysis by research nonprofit Just Facts found there was potentially a large number of non-citizens who managed to cast a vote in last fall's presidential election.
Donald Trump won the election but lost the popular vote to Democrat Hillary Clinton. He has said several times he believes voter fraud was rampant.
In the 2013 study, 13 percent of the non-citizen Hispanics said they were registered to vote.
According to the Times, James Agresti of Just Facts examined the results, applied it to 2013 U.S. Census data, and concluded that as many as 2.1 million Hispanics could have been illegally registered to vote.
"Contrary to the claims of many media outlets and so-called fact-checkers, this nationally representative scientific poll confirms that a sizable number of non-citizens in the U.S. are registered to vote," Agresti said.
It is against the law for non-citizens to register to vote in U.S. elections.
During a lunch with a bipartisan group of senators last week, Trump brought new life to the issue of voter fraud by saying he and former Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte would have won in New Hampshire if not for voters being bused in from out of state.
Some Republican lawmakers agree with Trump that at least some level of voter fraud occurred during the November election, while others aren't on the board with the idea.
Makes a great deal of sense to me. It would explain better how Shrillary won the popular vote while Trump creamed her with the electoral vote.
In our highly departmentalized society, all too often one department doesn't know what the others are doing.
The popular vote would have come under the jurisdiction of the Registrar Of Voters. The Electoral College gets its amount of votes based on figures from the Department Of Census, which does not officially count illegals. That would explain how Clinton could get more popular vote in the same state where Trump took the electoral vote. The Registrar Of Voters was counting whoever was registered with them - and evidently they weren't checking too closely at who was registering. The Census Department knows who is a citizen and who is an illegal or legal resident and gave its number of electors accordingly.
Note: The Census Department is not aware of each and every illegal in the country so in the case of these people, as far as the Census is concerned, they do not exist, therefore they don't get electors assigned to them.
It all makes sense. We should have to show two forms of ID to register: A state driver's licence or ID card, and a Federal ID card. TWO forms of picture ID would reduce fraud.
I don't believe that too many citizens are unable to provide such IDs. State IDs are free, and if we ever get a National ID system that will be free too. National IDs could be obtained at either a court house or a local post office. Everyone should be able to get to their local post office. State IDs as we know come from the DMV.
Even if you live miles from a DMV office everyone can find a means to get there at least once. How about a friend driving you? A bus? Uber? It's not so expensive that it's cost prohibitive to a large number of American citizens.
If you're house bound like say due to health reasons, I have no solution to every situation, but I'm sure someone will come up with something. Maybe in extreme cases they could come to the shut ins.
If just one percent of American citizens can't provide two forms of picture ID that doesn't mean we scrap the idea as being unconstitutional. We can't allow voter fraud to continue simply because we might disenfranchise one percent of the population.
The needs of the many outweight the needs of the few. - Mr. Spock.