Readers Write: Democrats benefit from illegal votes

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Readers Write: Democrats benefit from illegal votes

In a letter to this newspaper last week, Eric Cashdan from Port Washington, like other aggrieved leftists, showed that he is still unable to cope with the reality that Donald J. Trump won the presidential election of November 2016 fair and square.

He continues to insist that Hillary won the popular vote and therefore should be president.

Other letter writers and in fact GN News columnists also continue to pound this ahistorical and pathetic drumbeat to death.

This is a species who reviles facts, but facts are stubborn things. Here are a few:

In October of 2015, Gov. Jerry Brown of California, signed the motor-voter act into law. A report that month from Investors’ Business Daily said that, “According to the American Civil Liberties Union — which opposed the motor-voter law — California houses 3.3 million illegals, or a quarter of the nation’s total. So the stage is set not just for extending voting to illegals but for swinging national elections, too.”

Mmmm…3.3 million. Is that a familiar number? It should be because it is almost the exact number used to “prove” that Hillary won the popular vote –– the hell with the U.S. Constitution and the time-honored Electoral College, the latter of which guarantees that the more populous states do not have an advantage over the less populous.

A study by the Pew Center claiming that over 800,000 non-citizens voted for Hillary Clinton failed to take into account dead and fraudulent voters which totaled over 25 million “registered voters.”

Illegal aliens combined with dead voters and “multiple state” voters again explains Hillary’s so-called popular vote.

In May, President Trump announced an initiative to investigate voter fraud.

He appointed Hans von Spakovsky, a G.W. Bush appointee, to head the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.

In 2005, von Spakovsky led the Justice Department’s approval of a Georgia law requiring voters to produce photo ID, which was rejected!

Think about that.

You need a photo identification card to get a driver’s license, donate your blood, buy alcohol or cigarettes, open a bank account, apply for welfare benefits or food stamps or Medicaid or Social Security or unemployment or a mortgage or a hunting and fishing license, get on an airplane, rent a car, get a prescription, buy a cell phone, visit a casino and get married! And that is the short list!

But the initiative was rejected because Democrats consistently object to any requirement that would prevent illegals and dead people and cartoon characters from voting and potentially swinging an election in their favor.

Remember in 2008, when comedian Al Franken magically “found” bags full of votes and won the Minnesota Senate race by a mere 312 votes?

Democrats specialize in voter fraud and if you doubt that look up ACORN on any search engine.

In fact, they elevated this fraud to an art form until they were busted (and simply changed their name), but the 2016 Trump juggernaut was too powerful for all of their efforts.

In short, Hillary’s “popular vote”–– by all objective measures –– came from the rampant Democrat voter fraud in California and New York.

To the Cashdan’s of the world, I say, Get over it!

Joan Swirsky

Great Neck

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Now, a presidential candidate could lose despite winning 78%+ of the popular vote and 39 states.

    With the current state-by-state winner-take-all system of awarding electoral votes (not mentioned in the U.S. Constitution, but later enacted by 48 states), it could only take winning a bare plurality of popular votes in only the 11 most populous states, containing 56% of the population of the United States, for a candidate to win the Presidency with less than 22% of the nation’s votes!

    But the political reality is that the 11 largest states, with a majority of the U.S. population and electoral votes, rarely agree on any political question. In terms of recent presidential elections, the 11 largest states have included 7 states have voted Republican(Texas, Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Georgia) and 4 states have voted Democratic (California, New York, Illinois, and New Jersey). The fact is that the big states are just about as closely divided as the rest of the country. For example, among the four largest states, the two largest Republican states (Texas and Florida) generated a total margin of 2.1 million votes for Bush, while the two largest Democratic states generated a total margin of 2.1 million votes for Kerry.

    With National Popular Vote, it’s not the size of any given state, it’s the size of their “margin” that will matter.

    In 2004, among the 11 most populous states, in the seven non-battleground states, % of winning party, and margin of “wasted” popular votes, from among the total 122 Million votes cast nationally:
    * Texas (62% Republican), 1,691,267
    * New York (59% Democratic), 1,192,436
    * Georgia (58% Republican), 544,634
    * North Carolina (56% Republican), 426,778
    * California (55% Democratic), 1,023,560
    * Illinois (55% Democratic), 513,342
    * New Jersey (53% Democratic), 211,826

    To put these numbers in perspective,
    Oklahoma (7 electoral votes) generated a margin of 455,000 “wasted” votes for Bush in 2004 — larger than the margin generated by the 9th and 10th largest states, namely New Jersey and North Carolina (each with 15 electoral votes).
    Utah (5 electoral votes) generated a margin of 385,000 “wasted” votes for Bush in 2004.
    8 small western states, with less than a third of California’s population, provided Bush with a bigger margin (1,283,076) than California provided Kerry (1,235,659).

  2. The CA DMV process:
    “When people go to the DMV to obtain or renew a driver’s license, or to get a state identification card, they’ll be asked for the usual information in such transactions, such as their name, date of birth and address. They’ll also be asked to affirm their eligibility to vote and will be given the choice of opting out of registering at that time. Information about anyone who does not decline registration will be electronically transmitted from the DMV to the secretary of state’s office, where citizenship will be verified and names will be added to the voter rolls. “

    Federal law prohibits aliens from voting for President. 18 United States Code section 611 states:
    “It shall be unlawful for any alien to vote in any election held solely or in part for the purpose of electing a candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives …”

  3. California Democratic votes in 2016 were 6.4% of the total national popular vote.

    The vote difference in California wouldn’t have put Clinton over the top in the popular vote total without the additional 61.5 million votes she received in other states.

    California cast 10.3% of the total national popular vote.
    31.9% Trump, 62.3% Clinton

    In 2012, California cast 10.2% of the national popular vote.
    About 62% Democratic

    California has 10.2% of Electoral College votes.

    8 small western states, with less than a third of California’s population, provided Bush with a bigger margin (1,283,076) than California provided Kerry (1,235,659).

    With the National Popular Vote bill in effect, all votes for all candidates in California will matter.

  4. In 2016, New York state and California Democrats together cast 9.7% of the total national popular vote.

    California & New York state account for 16.7% of the voting-eligible population

    Alone, they could not determine the presidency.

    In total New York state and California cast 16% of the total national popular vote

    In total, Florida, Texas, and Pennsylvania cast 18% of the total national popular vote.
    Trump won those states.

    The vote margin in California and New York wouldn’t have put Clinton over the top in the popular vote total without the additional 60 million votes she received in other states.

    In 2004, among the four largest states, the two largest Republican states (Texas and Florida) generated a total margin of 2.1 million votes for Bush, while the two largest Democratic states generated a total margin of 2.1 million votes for Kerry.

    New York state and California together cast 15.7% of the national popular vote in 2012.
    About 62% Democratic in CA, and 64% in NY.

    New York and California have 15.6% of Electoral College votes. Now that proportion is all reliably Democratic.

    Under a popular-vote system CA and NY would have less weight than under the current system because their popular votes would be split among candidates.

  5. Please share citations to studies that are verifiable, documented, and proven for your claims of WIDESPREAD voter fraud.

    I have not seen any successful criminal prosecutions of widespread voter fraud.

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