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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 12:44 PM

House GOP Hardliners Push Sessions To Ramp Up Non-Citizen Voting Prosecutions

Source: Talking Points Memo



By Tierney Sneed

October 11, 2018 1:04 pm

About two dozen conservative members of Congress wrote Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday urging him to “dedicate all resources reasonable and necessary” to investigate and prosecute voter fraud and “other illegality.”

Their letter zeroed in on non-citizen voter registration and raised concerns about so-called “sanctuary” cities, which the House Republicans said were “ripe for widespread participation by noncitizens in our elections.”

Voter fraud is extremely rare, numerous studies have shown. Having mostly won battles to expand voter ID laws, supporters of election restrictions have turned their focus to the registration rolls and specifically to claims that they are teeming with non-citizens. Those advocates have struggled to prove claims of mass non-citizen voting in court, and when non-citizens are found to be registered, they often made it to the rolls unknowingly and by administrative mistake.

In enflaming fears about noncitizen voter registration, conservatives have pushed for voter purges that stand to remove eligible voters from the rolls as well.


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Reply House GOP Hardliners Push Sessions To Ramp Up Non-Citizen Voting Prosecutions (Original post)
DonViejo Oct 11 OP
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 12:47 PM

1. Translation: We need you to hype the bogus voter fraud meme we have been pushing so we can maybe

save some of our bacon in the next two elections.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:02 PM

2. They be hard pressed to find anyone since voter fraud seems only to exist only in their ...

feeble minds. That's the only place it exists too. Must be getting desperate with the looming Nov. 2018 elections looking right at them in the face and they face massive losses.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:15 PM

3. tRump had to shut down his Voter Fraud Investigation committee

due to lack of evidence that voter fraud exists. I think the committee found 2 confirmed case, both of which where republicans, if I remember right. You can read the New York Times article at:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/us/politics/trump-voter-fraud-commission.html

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:49 PM

4. Is That Really A Thing

Is non-citizen voting really a thing? Can non-citizens register to vote?

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