A federal appeals court in Georgia is the latest venue where the ACLU is fighting to keep illegal “voters” on the rolls. The requirement to use Social Security and drivers license records to confirm that new registrations are what they claim to be, legitimate voters, comes from a federal law. The effort to keep illegal “voters” on the rolls comes from Democrat officials and their supporters.
The facts for this article, but not the legal conclusions, come from an article in the Augusta Chronicle on 23 October, 2008. The ACLU and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund are asking a federal Circuit Court in Atlanta to prevent Georgia from removing apparent aliens from its “voter” rolls.
The state has used Social Security and drivers license records to identify 4,538 “voters,” 3,821 of them newly registered, as noncitizens. Election officials sent letters to all apparently illegal voters, informing of them of the data mismatches, and giving them an opportunity to clear up the discrepancies.
The lead plaintiff in the case is one former alien who claims to have become an American citizen in November, 2007. However, he did not respond to two letters asking him to confirm his citizenship. The ACLU and the Mexican group claimed that the very sending of such letters are “a form of intimidation.”
The article refers to these two organizations in its lead sentence as “voters rights groups.” From the evidence of this case, now on appeal, these are “NON-voters rights groups.” They are willing to have a close election in Georgia, at the local, state or national level, decided by “voters” who are not citizens, or for other reasons including death or multiple voting, have no right to vote as currently registered.
The same issue of using Social Security and drivers license information to verify the legitimacy of “voter” registrations have arisen in many states, because the use and comparison of such data are required in the Help Americans Vote Act passed by Congress. The opposition to using such data is coming almost entirely from Democrats and their ideological supporters, who apparently believe that the illegal voters they are protecting, will vote for Democrats if given the chance.
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