WASHINGTON – Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday introduced legislation that would automatically register voters who transmit information to state and federal agencies, potentially adding 50 million new voters around the country. In introducing the legislation on the House Floor, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) discussed Shelby County v. Holder, a 2013 Supreme Court decision that struck down certain aspects of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and eliminated the need for nine states to seek federal approval for altering voting laws. Central to the decision was the debate over racial discrimination through polling laws. Controversial voting laws in Texas and South Carolina went into effect
Comments: Many of us suspect that there are literally millions of ineligible voters participating in American elections, and that the democrats want them all to get in there and vote. Chances are slim that any of these felons will ever be prosecuted. Their illegal votes elect mostly Democrats. With principle and a smattering of moxie, a stop can be put to this. There´s no excuse for it.
One does not have to know how to write to get a voter ID. They will also take your picture even if you are as ugly as the south end of a northbound jackass. That´s why it´s so infuriating for a white, English speaking American citizen to have to produce a couple of forms of ID, proof of residence and birth certificate for a drivers´ license but if you walk up to the window speaking another language, you are whisked through the process like you belong there. Voters should be American citizens in good legal standing but that would erase the democrat party forever. Second opinion, Leahy is an idiot, always has been.
Do not forget that the political polls that the media uses to influence the public thinking are based on the percentage of registered voters in each party. If automatic registration happens, then all sorts of people who aren´t interested in voting will be added to the rolls of both parties. But there will probably be many more Democrats, which will skew the poll samples towards the Democrats. Then we will never get anything more than the kind of polling we got for the 2016 presidential election.
The trouble with voter registration is that it is citizen registration, and the authorities use those rolls to find you. Maybe you want to be left alone. There are a lot of issues with how these voter rolls are used. A lot of people do not trust the government. I don´t wonder why.
True story. Two people running for mayor of Seattle have said that non citizens should have the right to vote. I asked if anyone, anywhere could vote if they were able to get a ballot. haven´t had an answer to that question.
Voting is a duty of the citizen to his/her country. It is a responsibility, and the right of a citizen.
Anything that endangers that must be harshly eliminated. Making it ´easier´ to vote, makes it easier tp cheat.
I personally believe that voter fraud is even more serious than 1st degree, premeditated murder. If someone is proven to be defrauding authentic voters with any form of voting fraud, they should be immediately executed.
Mr. Leahy... Given my views... just what are you really intending with your ´automatic voter registration´?
What this would seem to indicate is they want to be able to communicate with those receiving any sort of government assistance, and add them to their algorithms.
Leahy may have found the solution for issuing a voter ID card.
Take this further, and set it all up with a fingerprint system that´s connected across state lines, so it can be quickly searched for potential violators of any sort of crime, including illegally voting, obtaining more "state" benefits in multiple jurisdictions.
This is only a rest stop on the highway to their ultimate goal: automatic voting. You don´t bother to vote, we´ll automatically cast your vote for you (and of course, we´ll get to pick which candidate you vote for, too).
Automatic Voter Registration ´Should Not be a Partisan Issue´ I wholeheartedly agree. Every loyal American, regardless of party affiliation, should be vehemently against this blatant attempt to allow illegal aliens to cast a vote.
Leaky Leahy, still pushing corruption. How that vile man still has a seat in congress is beyond me.
I guess VT doesn´t mind loose lips responsible for getting people killed, or corrupt commies who throw democrat elections for vacation houses and cars. Doesn´t bode well for the reputation of their state or the intelligence of their residents.
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