“Only citizens should vote. Why is that controversial?”
J. Christian Adams talks with WMAL’s Larry O’Connor about Virginia’s problem with non-citizens registering and voting, a bill passed by the state House that would fix the problem by requiring registrants to provide proof of citizenship, and why Democrats don’t want to fix the problem.
Virginia has a problem with non-citizens getting on the rolls because there’s no proof of citizenship… something more than nothing, which is what we use now, is what passed the Virginia House.
The bill, HB 1598, requires Virginians to provide proof of U.S. citizenship, such as a copy of a birth certificate, when registering to vote. Those who do can vote in all federal, state, and local elections; those who don’t can only vote in federal elections. Why the distinction?
Motor Voter, which is getting aliens on the rolls in the first place – it’s just a promise, you just say ‘I’m a citizen’ and you don’t have to provide any proof – Motor Voter doesn’t let states put on their federal voter registration form this question. But if you use a state voter registration form, or if you’re registering in state elections, Virginia has the power still under the Constitution to ask for proof of citizenship. . . .
Congress needs to fix this. Motor Voter is working out exactly as the institutional Left had hoped. It’s polluted the rolls with ineligible voters.
Virginia’s Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe knows this and is sure to veto the bill.
He understands this helps Terry McAuliffe win elections, this helps Democrats win elections. The Left, the Democrats realize when you change the process rules, the rules of the game, you can help change the outcomes. . . .
The problem for Terry McAuliffe is that people overwhelmingly support this. They only want Americans picking American leaders. If he wants to stand on the principle that we shouldn’t ask the question whether or not you’re eligible, let him do it.
That’s the divide in this country. One side enables lawlessness, the other side tries to fix it.
Listen here starting at the 2:19 mark.