Democrats, with the help of their media partners, are now in the process of dismantling U.S. voter identification laws.
The coronavirus pandemic has presented an unprecedented opportunity for Democrats to push vote-by –mail, ballot drop box and absentee voting initiatives. One of their nakedly self-interested and blatantly obvious goals is allowing illegal aliens and non-citizens to vote.
House Democrats voted last March to defend localities that allow illegal aliens to vote in their elections, the initial step in overturning voting restrictions nationwide. “We are prepared to open up the political process and let all of the people come in,” said Georgia Democrat Rep. John Lewis.
The Associated Press and other news outlets are already normalizing unlawfully resident individuals, referring to them as immigrants who do not have legal status, unauthorized immigrants or undocumented immigrants.
Virginia will no longer require voters to show a photo ID prior to casting a ballot, Democratic Governor Ralph Northam announced Sunday. This was a major achievement for Democrats in the state who easily passed the measure after they won control of both the state Senate and House of Delegates in the 2019 election.
The Bill removed the requirement because, “Voter ID laws disenfranchise individuals who may not have access to photo identification and disproportionately impact low-income individuals, racial and ethnic minorities, the elderly, and individuals with disabilities.”
“Voting is a fundamental right, and these new laws strengthen our democracy by making it easier to cast a ballot, not harder,” Northam said in a statement Sunday. “No matter who you are or where you live in Virginia, your voice deserves to be heard. I’m proud to sign these bills into law.”
Several so-called nonpartisan organizations have joined in the nationwide initiative to promote mail-in voting in the November election, concurrent with the push to scrap voter ID laws.
Former first lady Michelle Obama has found a new cause célèbre, co-chairing the ‘non-partisan’ organization When We All Vote. The group seeks to ‘increase participation in every election and close the race and age voting gap by changing the culture around voting, harnessing grassroots energy, and through strategic partnerships to reach every American.’ It is supporting the Natural Disaster and Emergency Ballot Act of 2020 introduced by Democratic Sens. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Ron Wyden of Oregon.
“Americans should never have to choose between making their voices heard and keeping themselves and their families safe,” Obama said in a statement. “Expanding access to vote-by-mail, online voter registration and early voting are critical steps for this moment — and they’re long overdue.”
The Brennan Center for Justice, which calls itself an ‘independent, nonpartisan law and policy organization’ argues that ‘mail ballots are essential for holding a safe election amid COVID-19, and security concerns can be easily addressed.’
It is promoting the use of drop boxes outside of government offices equipped with security cameras as ‘best practice’ to monitor ballot traffic and ensure that the boxes are not breached.
The organization asserts that ballot drop-off locations will “help maintain a secure chain of custody as the ballot goes from the voter to the local election office” and ensure that ballots are received on time.
Experts say that mail balloting creates a risk of fraud by loosening the chain of custody of ballots. The Public Interest Legal Foundation, a conservative election watchdog, said Monday 1.1 million ballots were deemed undeliverable in the most recent federal election, out of 42.4 million ballots mailed.
Using data from the Election Assistance Commission, it found that more than 430,000 others were rejected by elections officials, and more than 10 million — about a quarter of those sent — were “unaccounted for.”
“There is a very obvious difference between requesting an absentee ballot when you will be unable to vote in person versus automatically mailing every registered voter a ballot,” said Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh. “Sending everyone a ballot opens up wide possibilities for ballots to be intercepted, for ballots to be stolen from mailboxes, or for vote harvesting to occur.”
Many ballots were lost in the mail during the Wisconsin primary election. Many absentee ballots that were requested ahead of the election were never delivered or arrived only after the election had passed. The United States Postal Service is now conducting an investigation at the request of Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, and Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin, both of Wisconsin.