* THIS IS THE FRIGGIN' WASHINGTON POST - LESS THAN TWO
WEEKS BEFORE THE ELECTION.
Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal
votes cast by non-citizens?
* IN A WORD: YES.
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.
* IF THEY CAN CONTROL THE DISTRICT IN ORDER TO COMMIT THE
FRAUD... WELL... THAT KINDA POINTS TO THEM BEING ABLE TO "MANAGE" THE
REPORTING OF THE DATA WHICH WOULD OTHERWISE PROVE THE FRAUD. CAPICHE...?
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. Most non-citizens do not register, let alone vote. But enough do
that their participation can change the outcome of close races.
But enough do that their participation can change the
outcome of close races.
* AND OF THOSE WHO DO... THEY OVERWHELMINGLY REGISTER
Our data comes from the Cooperative Congressional
Election Study (CCES). Its large number of observations (32,800 in 2008 and
55,400 in 2010) provide sufficient samples of the non-immigrant sub-population,
with 339 non-citizen respondents in 2008 and 489 in 2010. For the 2008 CCES, we
also attempted to match respondents to voter files so that we could verify
whether they actually voted.
How many non-citizens participate 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.
* ARE YOU READING THIS, PEOPLE...? DO YOU NOT UNDERSTAND
THAT THIS IS AN ASSAULT UPON EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US - NO MATTER HOW WE CHOOSE
TO VOTE - BECAUSE EACH ILLEGAL VOTE DILUTES LEGAL VOTES!
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% of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2% of non-citizens voted
* NOT O.OO-SOMETHING. NOT O.O-SOMETHING. NOPE. 6.4% IN
THE LAST MAJOR (PRESIDENTIAL) ELECTION YEAR.
* BY THE WAY... THE PENALTY FOR KNOWINGLY VOTING ILLEGALLY...
SHOULD BE DEATH.
Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won
more than 80% of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample)...
* FOLKS. UNDERSTAND. AS A PARTY. AS AN INSTITUTION. THE
DEMOCRATS SUPPORT VOTER FRAUD. THIS IS WHY THEY'RE CONSTANTLY FIGHTING MOST
ATTEMPTS TO REQUIRE IDs AND OTHERWISE STRENGTHEN THE INTEGRITY OF THE VOTING
...we find that this participation was large enough to
plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections.
* AND NOW THE WASHINGTON POST REPORTS THIS. NOW.
(*JUST SHAKING MY HEAD*)
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.
* WHERE WERE THESE EXPOSES IN 2008... 2010... 2012...?
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) won election in 2008 with a
victory margin of 312 votes. Votes cast by just 0.65% of Minnesota non-citizens
could account for this margin.
* AND PROBABLY DID. (I MEAN... DO THE MATH!)
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%
of North Carolina’s adult non-citizens would have provided this victory margin.
* IN A YEAR WHEN THE POST NOW REPORTS (NOW REPORTS!) THAT
6.4% of non-citizens voted NATIONWIDE!
We also find that one of the favorite policies advocated by
conservatives to prevent voter fraud appears strikingly ineffective. Nearly
three quarters of the non-citizens who indicated they were asked to provide
photo identification at the polls claimed to have subsequently voted.
* MEANING ONE-QUARTER DIDN'T! (I'LL TAKE IT!)
* AND, AGAIN... SHORT OF MY PROPOSED DEATH PENALTY...
LET'S AT LEAST TRY TO SERIOUSLY PUNISHED THOSE WHO STEAL VOTES (CANCEL OUT
VOTES) OF AMERICAN CITIZENS VIA ILLEGALLY VOTING THEMSELVES!
An alternative approach to reducing non-citizen turnout
might emphasize public information. Unlike other populations, including
naturalized citizens, education is not associated with higher participation
among non-citizens. In 2008, non-citizens with less than a college degree were
significantly more likely to cast a validated vote, and no non-citizens with a
college degree or higher cast a validated vote.
* DOES ANYONE BELIEVE THIS...? ANYONE AT ALL...?
This hints at a link between non-citizen voting and lack
of awareness about legal barriers.
* SHEER STUPIDITY? IS THAT WHAT THE AUTHOR IS BASING THIS ILLEGALITY ON? SIMPLY
* HOW ABOUT DEMOCRAT EFFORTS TO "GET OUT THE
VOTE" - LEGAL AND OTHERWISE? DOES ANYONE BELIEVE THAT ORGANIZATIONS LED BY
THE HARD LEFT AND BY THE LIKES OF AL SHARPTON AND FINANCED BY GEORGE SOROS
DON'T DELIBERATELY SEEK TO REGISTER ILLEGALS AND GET THEM TO THE POLLS TO VOTE?
* FOLKS... 6.4% IN 2008!
There are obvious limitations to our research, which one
should take account of when interpreting the results. Although the CCES sample
is large, the non-citizen portion of the sample is modest, with the attendant
uncertainty associated with sampling error. We analyze only 828 self-reported non-citizens.
Self-reports of citizen status might also be a source of error, although the
appendix of our paper shows that the racial, geographic, and attitudinal
characteristics of non-citizens (and non-citizen voters) are consistent with
their self-reported status.
* FOLKS. IF ANYTHING THE ERROR UNDERSTATES THE
PROBLEM. WHETHER OR NOT YOU WANNA HIDE BEHIND "WE DON'T KNOW FOR
SURE," EVEN LIBERAL DEMOCRATS WITH INTEGRITY WHO ARE HONEST MUST HAZARD A
"GUESS" THAT IF ANYTHING... THESE STATS UNDER-REPORT THE TRUE EXTENT
OF THE PROBLEM.
When this writer was 3 years old, the Empire of Japan
devastated Battleship Row of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor.
Before I was 7, Gen. MacArthur was in an office in Tokyo
overlooking the Imperial Palace, dictating to a shattered Japan.
* MY... FATHER'S... AMERICA...
* MY UNCLES' AMERICA...
* THE AMERICA I WAS BROUGHT UP TO LOVE AND REVERE - WITH
DAMN GOOD REASON!
In 1956, President Eisenhower, impressed by the autobahn
he had seen in Hitler’s Reich, ordered a U.S. Interstate Highway System
constructed, tying America together, one of the great public works projects in
Within a decade, the system was on its way to completion.
* I'VE SPOKEN TO MEN WHO WORKED ON THE NYS THRUWAY. WHAT
THEY DID IN A DAY WOULD NOWADAYS TAKE...
In 1961, John F. Kennedy said the United States, beaten
into space by Nikita Khrushchev’s Soviet Union, would put a man on the moon and
return him to earth within the decade.
In July 1969, President Nixon, on the deck of the carrier
Hornet, welcomed home Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins of Apollo 11.
* TODAY AMERICANS WAIT FOR THE THE IPHONE 7... OR IS IT
What ever became of that America? What ever became of
that can-do nation? What has happened to us?
This October saw the vaunted Center for Disease Control
and Prevention fumbling over basic questions on how to protect Americans from
an Ebola epidemic in three small countries of West Africa.
In September, an intruder with a knife climbed the White
House fence, trotted across the North lawn, walked through the unlocked front
door of the president’s house, barreled over a female officer, and ran around
the East Room before being tackled by a Secret Service agent going off duty.
The president had just departed.
Days earlier, an armed security guard in Atlanta with a
violent criminal past was allowed by Secret Service to ride an elevator with
Last summer came reports that 60,000 children and young
people from Central America had walked across the border into the United
States, overwhelming our Border Patrol.
Last spring, we learned that sick and suffering vets were
deliberately made to wait months for appointments to see VA doctors, and dozens
may have died during the wait.
Earlier, the rollout of ObamaCare - years in preparation
- became a national joke and a metaphor for government incompetence.
Under President Bush came Katrina, where 30,000 residents
of New Orleans were stranded for days behind a pool of stagnant water after a
hurricane. The city and state couldn’t handle it.
* THE "CHOCOLATE" CITY WITH A CORRUPT DEMOCRAT
MAYOR COULDN'T HANDLE IT...
* THE THEN-DEMOCRAT GOVERNOR OF LOUISIANA COULDN'T HANDLE
* THE LIBERAL MEDIA NEVERTHELESS BLAMED PRESIDENT BUSH -
AND BUSH BEING BUSH LARGELY "ACCEPTED" THE BLAME VIA REFUSING TO
DEFEND HIMSELF AND PLACE THE BLAME WHERE IT BELONGED.
Yet, during five days in 1940, 350,000 British troops,
besieged at Dunkirk, were rescued from across the Channel by their countrymen
in boats and yachts under the guns of the Wehrmacht and Luftwaffe.
* WHO THE PEOPLE ARE MATTERS... (LIKE IT OR NOT...)
Such events have contributed to a collapse of confidence
among Americans in the competency of their leaders and their government.
Large majorities now believe America is heading downhill,
that the future will not be as good as the past, that we are going in the wrong
* WE ARE. (THEY'RE RIGHT!)
Malaise pervades the republic.
And there are larger reasons for these sentiments:
Our recent wars, in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, all seem
to have left them and us worse off.
In fighting our new war in Iraq and Syria we have neither
a credible strategy nor sufficient troops to prevail against the Islamic State.
Already, Americans are asking: Why is this our war?
Since the mid-1970s, the real wages of working Americans
have stagnated as we have run uninterrupted trade deficits totaling more than
(Under Obama the national debt has surpassed the Gross
Our manufacturing base has been hollowed out with Detroit
as Exhibit A. We outsource our future by borrowing from China to buy from
(We borrow from Japan and Europe to defend Japan and
Europe, though World War II has been over for 70 years.)
FedEx tracks with precision millions of packages a day.
But the U.S. government cannot locate and send back 12 million illegal aliens.
Thirty years after a Reagan amnesty that carried a
commitment to secure our borders, Obama is preparing an executive amnesty for
untold millions of illegals... as soon as the election is over! And still the
borders are not secure.
If government is conceded a role in anything, it is in
building roads, bridges, highways and airports, and in running public schools. Yet
our infrastructure is crumbling.
U.S. children fall lower and lower in international
competition, and the racial divide in academic performances has never closed,
despite an investment of trillions in education over half a century.
Even Joe Biden calls LaGuardia a “Third World” airport.
Many private institutions are succeeding splendidly. But
our public institutions, save the military, seem to be broadly failing.
* DON'T FOOL YOURSELVES - THE MILITARY IS FAILING AS
WELL. CERTAINLY THE TOP BRASS HAS BEEN CO-OPTED. (THINK "GEN. BETRAYUS.")
Congress is gridlocked. The president is seen as a
dithering incompetent. The Supreme Court is polarized irreparably.
* NOT SIMPLY POLARIZED. ONLY THREE MEMBERS CAN BE
REASONABLE COUNTED UPON TO BASE THEIR RULINGS UPON THE CONSTITUTION! (THOMAS, SCALIA,
Our political, racial and cultural clashes, traceable to
conflicts created by the revolutions of the 1960s, are daily magnified and
exacerbated by cable TV, the Internet and social media.
* DID SOMEONE SAY "FURGUSON, MO.?"
“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy
is loosed upon the world,” wrote the poet Yeats.
Clare Luce put is another way. In this world, she said,
there are two kinds of people — optimists and pessimists. “The pessimists are
* BUT, FOLKS... ALL IT TAKES IS LITERACY! LITERACY AND
THE WILLINGNESS TO SPEND TEN OR TWENTY MINUTES A DAY READING MY NEWSBITES AND