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Motor Voter “misinterpretation” leads Nevada DMV to register self-identified non-citizens

Motor voter strikes again, this time in Nevada, where a liberal interpretation – or misinterpretation – of the National Voter Registration Act led Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles employees to process voter registration applications from self-identified non-citizens, some of whom later illegally voted.

 

Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske has instructed the DMV to “cease immediately” accepting and processing voter registration materials from driver’s license applicants who present Green Cards as identification. That should be a no-brainer. Non-citizens aren’t eligible to register or vote.

 

But Cegavske said that in March her office got from the DMV “a list of just over 100 people statewide who:  (1) presented evidence of non-citizenship while obtaining services from the DMV; and (2) completed a voter registration application while at the DMV.”

 

DMV Director Terri Albertson’s response to Cegavske reveals the liberal sources of the misinterpretation (emphasis added):

For the past year, we have worked in cooperation with your office, our Deputy Attorney Generals, and representatives of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Demos, Project Vote, League of Women Voters, and Mi Familia Vota Education to bring the Department into compliance with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. The NVRA requires each driver’s license application, including any renewal application, to serve as a simultaneous application for voter registration. In accordance with the NVRA and our memorandum of understanding with the parties noted above, the Department is required to submit the application regardless of completeness to State election officials for them to assess the eligibility of the applicant.

The same left-wing groups that sue states to accept voter registration applications from even self-identified non-citizens also fight any efforts by states to verify voter registrants’ citizenship – whether by requiring would-be voters to provide proof of citizenship when registering, or by allowing state election officials to match voter rolls to the federal Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) database, or even by using non-citizens’ own acknowledgements on jury recusal forms to remove ineligible aliens from voter rolls.

 

The left doesn’t even want non-citizens who register to vote “under penalty of perjury” – as the NVRA also requires – to be held responsible for breaking the law. Even when non-citizens illegally vote, the left brushes off their crimes as “honest mistakes” and “misunderstandings” and declares any penalty “intimidation.”

 

The honor system isn’t enough to prevent ineligible people from registering and voting.

“Voter ID bill introduced in Nevada Senate “

Under Senate Bill 169, sponsored by Sen. James Settelmeyer, R-Minden, and eight other Republican lawmakers, proof of identity would include a document or identity card issued by the state, federal government or recognized Indian tribe that contains a “recognizable photograph.”  It also would require the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a voter identification card free of charge to anyone who lacks other proof.

 

Settelmeyer said requiring voter ID is “something my constituencies have been clamoring about for a long time.”

 

In the rural counties he represents, where everyone seems to know almost everyone else, Settelmeyer said his constituents “get upset” when a poll worker won’t look at their ID.  “They want to show their ID,” he said. “The concept is to help strengthen the integrity of elections.”

 

Las Vegas Review Journal Editorial: “Nevada Should Enact Photo ID Law”

The public doesn’t buy the argument that identification laws suppress turnout, or that election fraud simply doesn’t happen enough to justify photo ID requirements. They want common-sense security measures to protect the integrity of elections. And photo identification is largely settled law. The U.S. Supreme Court in 2008 upheld Indiana’s toughest-in-the-nation photo ID standard 6-3, with an opinion in favor written by liberal justice John Paul Stevens, who said such a requirement is not “excessively burdensome.”  Link

Illegal voter in Nevada sentenced to time served

Another “irrational” fraudster commits “nonexistent” voter fraud. Twice.

 

Hortencia Segura-Munoz is an “illegal voter” twice over: She’s in the country illegally, and she illegally “registered to vote in Washoe County under a false name and cast ballots in the 2008 and 2010 Nevada elections.”

 

Segura-Munoz pleaded down two felony voter fraud charges to a misdemeanor and was sentenced to time served.