Between the lax borders, Eliot Spitzer’s asinine plan to give a driver’s license to every Tom, Ahmed, and Pedro, “sanctuary cities”, and Clinton’s 1993 “Motor Voter” law, it’s no wonder this happened:
……a 1997 Congressional investigation found that “4,023 illegal voters possibly cast ballots in [a] disputed House election” in California. After 9/11, the Justice Department found that eight of the 19 hijackers were registered to vote.
That’s one report I missed, but I’m not surprised at the fact that they were able to register. Three guesses as to which party they voted for.
The background here is the National Voter Registration Act, commonly known as “Motor Voter,” that Bill Clinton signed into law in 1993. It required all states to offer voter registration to anyone getting a driver’s license. One simply fills out a form and checks a box stating he is a citizen; he is then registered and in most states does not have to show any ID to vote.
But no one checks if the person registering to vote is indeed a citizen. That greatly concerns New York election officials, who processed 245,000 voter registrations at DMV offices last year. “It would be [tough to catch] if someone wanted to . . . get a number of people registered who aren’t citizens and went ahead and got them drivers’ licenses,” says Lee Daghlian, spokesman for New York’s Board of Elections. Assemblywoman Ginny Fields, a Long Island Democrat, warns that the state’s “Board of Elections has no voter police” and that the state probably has upwards of 500,000 illegal immigrants old enough to drive.
……other mind-boggling details of the extent to which Eliot Spitzer, the New York governor whose drivers license plan Hillary Clinton supports, wanted to go:
Despite a tactical retreat this week–he says he will only give illegal immigrants a license that isn’t valid for airplane travel and entering federal buildings–Mr. Spitzer has taken active steps to obliterate any distinctions between licenses given to citizens and non-citizens.
In a memo last Sept. 24, he ordered county clerks to remove the visa expiration date and “temporary visitor” stamp on licenses issued to non-citizens who are legally in the country. A Spitzer spokeswoman explained the change was made because the “temporary” label was “pejorative,” given that some visitors might eventually stay in the U.S.
“Temporary visitor” is “pejorative”??? I can think of a few pejorative terms to describe the idiot spokeswoman who came up with that excuse. How about doing your job Spitzer, and enforce the law instead of making up your own rules in the face of the out of control illegal alien epidemic?
Anyone so registered can then request an absentee ballot — by mail, of course. The system is not only open to manipulation, it invites it.”
Not to mention the manipulation by Al Gore in his attempt to null and void the absentee votes of registered military members. But illegals, who obtained voting registration in the same way they snuck into the country, were more than welcome to be counted.