Non-citizen voters gave Obama the edge in 2008 and 2012 — and will in 2014 if we don't do something about it

I read this article 2 days ago, but found it so depressing that I can bring myself to post it only today.
Ask yourself this question:

When you registered to vote, did anyone ask you to produce proof of your U.S. citizenship?

No? Instead, at best you were asked to produce a photo I.D., like a driver’s license to prove who you say you are. However, a driver’s license doesn’t and can’t prove you are a U.S. citizen.
It turns out ILLEGAL aliens in the United States have been voting in our elections, even though they are not eligible and are not supposed to vote. And they are getting away with this travesty precisely because voter registration doesn’t require proof of U.S. citizenship. That is why Democrats are so intent on allowing illegal aliens obtain a driver’s license.
In an article for The Washington Post on October 24, 2014, “Could Non-Citizens Decide the November Election?,” political scientists Jesse Richman and David Earnest report on their stunning research finding that non-U.S. citizens had voted in both the 2008 and 2010 elections, and they did so in sufficient numbers that they likely changed the outcome, that is, the election and reelection of Barack Obama to the presidency, as well as the election of a Democratic majority to the U.S. Senate.
Jesse Richman is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Old Dominion University, and Director of the ODU Social Science Research Center. David Earnest is Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies at Old Dominion University, and Associate Dean for Research & Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Letters.
Their research findings will be published in a forthcoming article in the journal Electoral Studies.
This was Richman and Earnest’s research methodology. Using data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES), the two political scientists:

  • Assembled a sample of 32,800 for the 2008 election, 339 of whom were non-citizens.
  • Assembled a sample of 55,400 for the 2010 election, 489 of whom were non-citizens.
  • Matched respondents to voter files so as to verify whether they’d actually voted.

Here are the political scientists’ research findings:

  • Although most non-U.S. citizens do not register to vote, let alone vote, however —
  • More than 14% of non-U.S. citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they had registered to vote.
  • 6.4% of non-citizens voted in 2008.
  • 2.2% of non-citizens voted in 2010.
  • Richman and Earnest concluded that enough non-citizens had voted in 2008 and 2012 so that their votes changed the outcome of those elections.
Estimated Voter Turnout by Non-Citizens
2008 2010
Self reported and/or verified 38 (11.3%) 13 (3.5%)
Self reported and verified 5 (1.5%) N.A.
Adjusted estimate 21 (6.4%) 8 (2.2%)

In the words of Richman and Earnest:

Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections. Non-citizen votes could have given Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health-care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) won election in 2008 with a victory margin of 312 votes. Votes cast by just 0.65 percent of Minnesota non-citizens could account for this margin. It is also possible that non-citizen votes were responsible for Obama’s 2008 victory in North Carolina. Obama won the state by 14,177 votes, so a turnout by 5.1 percent of North Carolina’s adult non-citizens would have provided this victory margin.

Richman and Earnest also found that photo I.D., a policy advocated by conservatives to prevent voter fraud, “appears strikingly ineffective.” As many as three quarters of the non-citizens who indicated they were asked to provide photo identification at the polls claimed to have subsequently voted.
The political scientists propose that public information may be a better method to reduce voting by non-citizens because the more educated non-citizens were less likely to violate the law by voting. As an example, in 2008, no non-citizens with a college degree or higher voted, whereas non-citizens with less than a college degree were significantly more likely to have voted. This suggests that non-citizen voting may be due to a lack of awareness about the illegality of their voting.
Based on the 2008 and 2012 precedents, Richman and Earnest justly ask if control of the Senate in 2014 will be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens.
If early voting in North Carolina is any indication, the answer is “Yes.”
Kenric Ward reports for Watchdog that early voting began last Thursday, Oct. 24, in North Carolina, and already the state’s election board had found 154 ineligible non-citizen voters on its poll lists.
Those 154 illegal immigrants are on NC’s voter rolls, courtesy of the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA designees can be up to 31 years old. When  illegal immigrants are certified under DACA, deportation proceedings are frozen. That opens a window for those illegals to obtain driver’s licenses in North Carolina, said James Johnson, president of North Carolinians For Immigration Reform and Enforcement.
And with driver’s license in hand, unscrupulous and dishonest illegal aliens can and do register to vote.
NC’s State Board of Elections are examining more than 9,000 additional voters’ names for their questionable legal status. But they do not expect to finish checking before early voting had begun. Special counsel Brian LiVecchi told Watchdog.org that “We don’t know what we don’t know.”
“We want to know how such a large number of non-U.S. citizens were ever registered to vote in the first place,” said Jay DeLancy, executive director of the Voter Integrity Project of North Carolina. “There is clearly a system failure here and we need the Board of Elections and the DMV to help the Legislature and the public understand where the problem lies.”
NC State Rep. Christopher Mills (R-Hampstead) wrote a letter to the Board of Elections citing “an extremely large number of non-citizens” on North Carolina’s voter rolls. Mills asked that election officials explain the “likely procedure in which these non-citizens were allowed to register to vote … and the board’s actions for immediate removal.”

So what do we do about this outrageous travesty?

I suggest the following:

  1. Contact your Congress critters and DEMAND that they look into this. Click here.
  2. Contact your state’s attorney general, who is supposed to oversee elections, and DEMAND that they inspect the voters’ registrations to spot and eliminate non-U.S. citizens. Click here to find out the name, address, and phone no. of your attorney general.
  3. Publicize by disseminating this post to your family, friends, and contacts via e-mail and social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.)!!!

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~Eowyn

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20 responses to “Non-citizen voters gave Obama the edge in 2008 and 2012 — and will in 2014 if we don't do something about it

  1. How is that even POSSIBLE? IS there a legal way for non-citizens to vote on OUR Elections? If not-this would be the most blatant,easy to prove publicly recognizable case of Voter Fraud there is,and the Elections should be declared Invalid.

     
    • No, there is no legal way for non-U.S. citizens to vote in U.S. elections, but they do it anyway. Why? Because the states’ election boards don’t bother to verify the legal status of people who register to vote. Ask yourself: When you registered to vote, did anyone ask you to produce proof of U.S. citizenship? No one had ever asked me, in any of the 3 states in which I’ve lived and voted.

       
  2. Tennessee requires a license with your picture to vote. Don’t necessarily think that will stop the fraud, but it is a start.

     
  3. All it would take to stop this behavior is to prosecute (even if it is only a few of the wrong-doers) and subsequently remove them from our shores. In other words–you vote here illegally . . . you get your booty kicked out of the country, along with your family. The word would spread like wildfire, and the illegals would stop in a big hurry. I think that so many of the folks who are civil servants are also Demorats and they tend to over look, or turn a blind eye to this behavior. So how about we start prosecuting those who do not do their job, and that would be after they lose their plum jobs. If it is their job to insure an honest election–then they had better do all that is possible to achieve that means, otherwise we will assume that their malfeasance in office was deliberate and intentional–thus you get prosecuted. If the news got around–other civil servants might just start taking their jobs seriously.

     
  4. Easy to do, hard to prove or stop (especially w/o voter ID)… the way Democrats like it.

     
  5. I know many states are involved…but, this is what I refer to as “We’ve all been Californicated.’ Welcome to my world.
    Many people don’t see the harm in all this…and some even support it b/c they don’t believe in “borders, ‘ (Kumbai-ah, let’s hold hands and sway gently….) But the bottom line is…think about it….EVERY vote by an illegal in our elections cancels ONE-FOR-ONE your legal vote.
    I see this goal as the overall goal of the Democratic party, in particular the followers of “Obamanism.” It’s not just so much that they want a century or more of guaranteed votes, and thus, rule by their party alone…but that the LEGAL votes of the average American (which these illegal voters are NOT) are canceled out by the illegal vote. It’s just the edge they need. It silences the will of the majority and turns our government into the tool or vehicle of the “minority.” Maybe we should be sending a bus to Canada to load up on election day (?)…..Our Constutituion was written to guarantee that the “minority” would never be tyranized by the “majority.” But this canceling of votes is a whole ‘nother thing….it takes away the voice of YOUR citizenship, in effect, and substitutes the voice of someone who is not a citizen…who might well have allegience to another country, another government….whose reason for being in this country might well have NOTHING to do with ever turning their hearts and minds toward American citizenship and the RIGHTs and RESPONSIBILTIES (oh my…you mean there are actual RESPONSIBILITIES???) inherent in our citizenship.
    With Obama loading up at the government printing office on green cards for after the midterm election, the way the Supreme Court has been pointed, and they way Holder (probably any successor, too) has conducted the Attorney-Generalship….I don’t see an end to it.
    One thought we can keep in mind is that….one day, maybe in 3-4 generations (a century)….many illegals who stayed, many who got some sort of Obama dispensation or whatever…will have been sucked up into “Amerika” & just MIGHT resent waves & waves of poor, possibly diseased, possibly criminal, probably uneducated, poor, unskilled, non-English-speaking illegals coming into “their country” depressing wages, strangling public education, public health & welfare agencies…..Too bad I won’t live to see it…but, I know for sure that if I’ve learned nothing at all in my time on earth, I’ve learned this: nothing is certain in life except CHANGE.

     
  6. I am not holding my breath this mid-term election time. I would not be surprised that the Democrats hold their edge in the U.S. Senate due to fraud in the voting process. The fraudulent voting process wasn’t changed since the last pres. voting election because of the weak sister Republican Party not kicking up its heels. If that same GOP can’t respect itself last time around, what makes any sane person think that the midterm election outcome will be anything different?
    I’m sorry for being so negative. But, this [the aforementioned] is the way I “see it.”

     
    • You’re not alone Nathan…many of us feel the same way 🙂

       
      • DCG –
        Thanks. It makes me feel a little better – but, not much.
        I am of the mindset not to vote for any GOP pres. candidate on the 2016 ticket.
        My reasoning is: “What difference will it make?”
        However, having said the above. I’d consider a strong 3rd Party candidate on the national [presidential] level.

         
  7. The famous military commander and author of the Art of War declared that the supreme act of a general is to make the enemy give up without a fight. If we lose heart and throw in the towel then we are playing right into the hands of those who would betray the country and enslave us all.
    Make no mistake, there is a massive communist/satanist takeover planned for this country and currently underway. As patriots, we have two measures left to defend God and freedom: the court and the ballot box.
    Right now only a small handful of Americans are keeping our country from complete totalitarianism. I’m talking about all of you. Don’t get swayed or discouraged by reports like this. If nothing else, they demonstrate how weak the enemy’s position really is among mainstream America, and how powerful you are as an individual.
    Keep voting and keep posting.

     
    • Many thumbs up to you and thanks for posting words of encouragement and thank you to Dr. E for the suggestions. You’re absolutely right, Mike. The commies want the opposition to give up. Please, do not ever give up!!!

       
    • >Make no mistake, there is a massive communist/satanist takeover planned >for this country and currently underway
      I couldn’t agree more with your post. Whenever I have attempted to as gently as possible to wake up the sheep I’m around (about 99% of them) anything I say or show them is met with slack jaw and bambi in the headlight eyes
      One factor is the Satanist elite have has a few generations to totally brainwash the masses into believing there is no God or devil “do what thou wilt is he whole of the law – a crowley” echoes and reverberates through the land. We have totally lost (or discarded) our moral compass
      I’m coming to feel that we are a tiny minority, and no matter who hard we try and how loudly we protest, the demon infused masses will look on us as dangerous psychopaths
      In all my 68 years, in a way I am glad to have grown up in a saner, kinder and more moral time. What also discourages me is 90% of the people I encounter are also brainwashed zombies who worship Obunko and everything he stands for. It will almost take God himself to come down here to put and end to the evil madness
      The architects of this global psychosis are luceriferian megalomaniacs who will fight to the death to usher in a new world disorder after orchestrating a hell on earth chaos
      one of their weaknesses is their total lack of morals, having to resort to criminal tactics to get their way, from the proverbs “pride goeth before destruction, a haughty spirit precedes the fall”…..their own evil pride will eventually be their destruction

       
    • You’re right, Mike. Although non-U.S. citizen voters skewed the 2008 and 2012 elections in favor of Obama and a Democrat Senate majority, their numbers are still small, which means if political and Christian conservatives can overcome them with a HUGE turnout. The imminent Nov. 2014 election will be crucial and decisive. If we keep a Republican majority in the House and win a majority in the Senate, we can derail Obama. But if we don’t turn out in MASSIVE numbers on Nov. 4, then Obama will give amnesty (green cards) to MILLIONS of illegals. Then America may be lost to us, if not forever, at least for a generation or more.

       
  8. I’m glad your found our article interesting but I’d like to clarify a couple of points about the study if I may. First, we did not examine the 2012 election at all. At the time we were doing the analysis, the CCES survey dataset for that election was not yet available to us.
    For 2008 we identified only three races where a plausible case can be made that non-citizen votes gave Democrats the edge. Obama’s victory in the state of North Carolina, Al Franken’s victory in Minnesota, and one House race in Virginia.

     
    • Thank you, Professor Richman, for your comment. As a political scientist myself, I fully know that responsible empirical researchers like yourself and Professor Earnest are careful not to generalize to data you have not examined, namely the 2012 election. However, it is not a leap for intelligent readers of your research to extrapolate from what you found in the 2008 election to conclude that illicit voting by non-U.S. citizens had also skewed the 2012 election.

       
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