California’s voter registration system is “highly susceptible to being compromised,” because of immigration policies protecting the Golden State’s 2.4 million illegal immigrants, authorities have told Fox News. The integrity of elections may be compromised by a lack of oversight of non-citizens registering and voting, said Hans von Spakovsky, manager of the Election Law Reform Initiative and senior legal fellow for the Institute for Constitutional Government at The Heritage Foundation. “If you are talking about California, the state is apparently relying on the illegal alien to tell the state they shouldn’t be registered. There is still an honor system,” said von Spakovsky, co-author of the book “Who’s Counting? How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk.” The problem with California is there is no separate verification of citizenship on voter registration, said Charles Bell, Jr., a partner with California-based Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP, a law firm that specializes in election law. Applicants can check a box affirming they are citizens, and this is not checked against any other government database such as federal immigration records. “We have an honor system, which is effective for people who are honorable, but is also an opportunity for people who are not honorable,” Bell said. “There is a gap in the system, and we don’t have administrative folks who will be aggressive about looking into that.” One concern, said Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies for the Washington D.C.-based Center for Immigration Studies, is that California issues driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, allowing them to automatically be registered to vote under the federal “motor-voter” laws. Since the AB60 law went into effect in 2015, 806,000 illegal immigrants have received a license. However, a spokesperson for the California Secretary of State countered that while state law prohibits the Department of Motor Vehicles from sharing AB 60 applicant information with the public and most state agencies, including the Secretary of State’s office, AB 60 license applicants are not afforded voter registration opportunities when visiting the DMV. There is no driver’s license required to register to vote, and there are stiff penalties for illegally voting, the spokesman said. Even John Podesta, former chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, acknowledged in a leaked email that driver’s licenses do provide a loophole. “On the picture ID, the one thing I have thought of in that space is that if you show up on Election Day with a driver’s license with a picture, attest that you are a citizen, you have a right to vote in federal elections,” Podesta wrote in a February 2015 email leaked by Wikileaks. President Donald Trump set off a firestorm when he wrote in a November 27 tweet that he would have won the country’s popular vote if the “millions of people who voted illegally” hadn’t voted. He alleged voter fraud in California, among other states. Trump won the Electoral College, but lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million, largely because of California voters.
And, as many of you know, we documented a recent study (scroll down 36 articles or so) that suggests around 800,000 illegals voted in the 2016 election. That’s just one study! Clearly an investigation into just how many illegals, dead people, and so on are on the voter rolls is certainly warranted. And, with California’s ridiculous AB60 law in effect, it’s probably much higher. So, Trump’s suggestion that he may have won the popular vote it not been for mass voter fraud is beginning to sound more and more plausible. We should be doing everything we can to ensure that illegals are NOT permitted to vote. And, if California and other states are knowingly looking the other way, and allowing it, then the federal government absolutely should take measures to ensure the fidelity of our voting systems, especially for federal offices (i.e. President, U.S. Senators, and members of Congress). We want to feel comfortable knowing our votes aren’t competing with the illegal votes of dead people, dogs, and illegal aliens. How that’s even controversial is mind boggling.