I don’t know about you, but I get hassled more when I buy beer or try to return $15 items at Target. It’s obvious that free and fair elections are no longer a priority in America.
Is it any wonder that “hundreds of thousands” of non-citizens manage to vote every year?
Of course, liberals dismiss voter fraud as a figment of paranoid right-wing imaginations. But the Washington Post, hardly a conservative paper, is now asking, “Could Non-Citizens Decide the November Election?”
Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens? Some argue that incidents of voting by non-citizens are so rare as to be inconsequential, with efforts to block fraud a screen for an agenda to prevent poor and minority voters from exercising the franchise, while others define such incidents as a threat to democracy itself. Both sides depend more heavily on anecdotes than data.
In a forthcoming article in the journal Electoral Studies, we bring real data from big social science survey datasets to bear on the question of whether, to what extent, and for whom non-citizens vote in U.S. elections…
More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010. 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.
Maybe these numbers will force the Democrats to admit that they’re not just turning a blind eye to voter fraud. Instead, I suspect many Democratic leaders wholeheartedly support and encourage voter fraud, even if they won’t admit it. The reason is plain and simple: fraudulent voters favor Democrats. Why not undermine the foundation of American democracy in order to steal a few seats in Congress?