Obama wants illegal immigrants to vote in Arizona, Holder Injustice Department sues Arizona over voter ID law passed by the State


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East Valley Tribune

Attorney General Tom Horne accused the Obama administration Tuesday of trying to thwart Arizona’s voter-ID laws in a bid to get more illegal immigrants to the polls — presumably to cast ballots for the president and Democrats.

Horne acknowledged that a brief filed by the Department of Justice in a case to be heard next month by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals centers around the agency’s argument that Arizona’s law requiring proof of citizenship to register is pre-empted by federal law. But Horne, a Republican, told Capitol Media Services he sees something more sinister.

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“I think the motive is that the more illegals that vote, the better the Obama administration thinks it will do,’’ he said.

As proof, Horne pointed out that the Department of Justice did not file its friend of the court brief until just last week. That is nearly three years after the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund and others first challenged the law.

More to the point, Horne said, is that the administration waited until virtually the last minute: The case is set to be heard in just two weeks.

A Department of Justice spokeswoman brushed aside Horne’s questions, saying the arguments in the legal brief speak for themselves.

At the heart of the fight is a 2004 voter-approved law that requires presentation of certain documents that prove citizenship before someone can register. Another provision of the same law, not at issue here, mandates identification before casting a ballot.

The lawsuit contends that runs afoul of the National Voter Registration Act. That law spells out what states can and cannot require before someone can vote in federal elections.

A trial judge did not see it that way. But last year, in a divided opinion, a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit ruled the law invalid because of the conflict with the National Voter Registration Act.

That led to the decision to ask for review by a full 11-judge panel of the court. Horne, who said he will argue the case personally, said this is more than an academic question.

“Illegals are voting and they shouldn’t be voting,’’ he said.

“Nobody that I’ve talked to, regardless of political persuasion, can understand how a court can tell us that we can’t make sure that people who vote are citizens.’’

Horne said there was evidence presented when the case went to trial that illegal immigrants had registered to vote, some of that from the state’s two largest counties.

“Normally, the way they catch people is they get a jury summons and they swear under oath that they’re not citizens,’’ he said. “But they’re already registered to vote.’’

But MALDEF attorney Nina Perales said the evidence presented was that some people who are not citizens did, in fact, register to vote. But she said it would be wrong to call them “illegals.’’

“I know that some citizens in Arizona love to collapse those terms and make every legal permanent resident immigrant into a so-called illegal immigrant,’’ Perales said. “So if that’s what he told you — that there was evidence in this case that there were illegals registered to vote and voting — that is a falsehood.’’

Perales said there was testimony of “scattered incidents’’ of people who thought they were eligible to register to vote, did register and only found out later that they were not eligible.

Horne, however, said that in one year there were about 200 incidents reported of people who were not citizens having registered to vote. “And about 10 were prosecuted,’’ he said.

Horne said the problem is not so much caused by those not in the country illegally but by organizations like ACORN that have registration drives and pay people to sign people up to vote.

“Those people fool people into registering,’’ he said.

Horne linked the Department of Justice legal brief to other ongoing battles between Arizona and federal government.

He said the Obama administration, after failing to secure the border itself, went to court to block the state from enacting its own laws aimed at illegal immigration. And Horne cited recent comments by the president arguing that the border is safe, saying he is trying to “create a false sense of complacency.’’

And he said the latest court filing amounts to arguing that people should be able to register without providing information to prove citizenship, “thus enabling illegal aliens to register to vote.’’

Horne said there is no reason for the Obama administration to insert itself into the fight, other than for political reasons.

“What we are asking for is not burdensome at all,’’ he said.

Horne said 90 percent of Arizonans have a driver’s license or a state-issued ID card. Those cards are now recognized as proof of citizenship because there is a requirement to prove at least legal presence in this country.

The state’s voter registration forms require the number of those cards to be listed.

He also said all naturalized citizens have a certificate with a number of its own that also can be listed on the registration forms. And those who have neither can produce other documents, like a birth certificate.

“The burden is miniscule,’’ Horne said. And he said even the U.S. Supreme Court has recognized there are benefits in ensuring that only those legally entitled to vote are casting ballots.

The 2010 census data, the most recent available, shows there are about 4.7 million residents 18 and older. There is no breakdown by citizenship.

According to the Secretary of State’s Office, there were 3.1 million registered to vote last year. And of that, only about 1.7 million of them, or 55.6 percent, actually cast a ballot.

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11 responses to “Obama wants illegal immigrants to vote in Arizona, Holder Injustice Department sues Arizona over voter ID law passed by the State

  1. Captain Destroy America at it again…

  2. EUREKA we have found the answer to all of the problems – it is called “Liberal Logic ” . It can turn illegal into legal,non-citizen into citizen , guilty into not guilty, black into white, and night into day. God help us !!

  3. Shirley Brinker

    I hope the Republicans watch the polls and demand e-verify be used on Mexicans before they vote. That would stop this lunacy of allowing them to vote.

  4. The Liberal progressives are at it again in looking for a motive to tax us even more, so we keep supporting illegal aliens. We were just diverted from a calamity, with the $14.5 trillion dollars treasury deficit, if it actually works? But every year and rapidly climbing is the cost of the $113 billion dollars we supplement for lawbreakers, who entered the United States without permission of the people. There is no excuse for our government or any previous administration to keep catering to these non-Americans, who have no right to be here. Eric Holder, a Justice Department Czarists in Obama’s Imperial Court, is currently serving papers on Alabama. This Southern State is trying to save its citizens and permanent residents, by enacting illegal immigration enforcement. Is the Obama administration so ignorant and indifferent to States suffering from this pestilence, that they encourage and place no real enforcement obstacles in the way of this occupation? The Tea Party does, Presidential contender Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) that the Tea Party Caucus has full intentions of halting any types of Amnesty or anything that is tainted with CHAIN MIGRATION laws.

    IN WHATEVER STATE YOU ABIDE, YOU HAVE BEEN LIED TO FOR OVER THIRTY YEARS FROM EACH US ADMINISTRATION. YOU HAVE SEEN THE TENTATIVE COST OF $113 BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR, THAT COMES FROM AMERICAN WORKERS SWEAT AND BLOOD. NEXT YEAR YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO COMPLETELY OVERRUN THE REPUBLICANS AND LIBERAL DEMOCRATS AND VOTE IN MORE STRONG TEA PARTY LEADERS, WHO WILL NOT ONLY SHRINK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BUREAUCRACY, BUT RETURN POWER TO EACH SOVEREIGN STATE. THE TEA PARTY WILL REVISE OUR TAX SYSTEM, SO EVERYBODY PAYS WITH NO EXEMPTIONS, AS WE HAVE TODAY. THE 1986 IMMIGRATION CONTROL & REFORM ACT WILL BE FULLY ENFORCED AND ONLY THE HIGHLY SKILLED PROFESSIONALS WILL RECEIVE ENTRY VISAS TO AMERICA. SIMILAR TO THE 1942 ”BRACERO” PROJECT TEMPORARY VISA WILL BE INTRODUCED, BUT WITH A TRACKING SYSTEM FOR THOSE WHO SNUB OUR LAWS; SAME WITH TOURISTS WHO OVERSTAY VISAS.

    Should Obama win the 2012 election, he will return the favor to non-citizens and illegal aliens with the passage of another Amnesty. Another Amnesty similar to the 1986 Simpson/Mazzoli bill is projected to cost $2.5 Trillion dollars, according to the Heritage Foundation. Then there is the evident question why would the US government consider this, when every State is struggling to climb out of a financial hole? Every day billions of dollars are added to the US deficit, and still President Obama, Sen. Reid, Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano and Eric Holder and his Liberal friends, want to add even more dollars to the growing deficit. California now is carrying a $26 Billion dollar deficit neglecting its own legitimate citizen’s interests as a priority. If the Liberals sitting in Sacramento was ousted, then they would not be adding another $21.Billion and then Carson City, Nevada $1Billion, 191million dollars annually.

    Both States have very high populations of illegal aliens and no State can survive this type of maltreatment. Welfare for illegal immigrants has got completely out of hand. American taxpayers are spending 3 to 4 dollars on these people, for just one dollar illegal aliens pay into the US Treasury and State general funds. These dollar figures are not speculation, but real numbers on years of calculation’s, data and assessments contributed to the general public by (FAIR) Federation of American Immigration Reform, Robert Rector Chief analyst for the Conservative Heritage Foundation and NumbersUSA. I’m a TEA PARTY MEMBER, are you? The Leftists have been unable scare the TEA PARTY or come to that, average Americans; the Tea Party recognizes all racial groups or individuals religious conviction are welcome, as long as you came to the United States through the front door.

    We as US Citizens, must be made aware that Liberals especially see no difference in who registers to vote. This has become even more predominant in the last decade, as illegal migrants and immigrants have been registering to vote, especially by forging “Absentee Ballots.” Federal law is rather lax in this matter, with foreign nationals overcoming their reluctance of committing perjury. Many State are now demanding government picture ID as verification, but “Blue” states have ignored this enforcement, with only the minimum of election investigative checks.

    Now the panicking Leftists are frantic, as now their calling me and multiples of millions Tea Party members –TERRORISTS. What a wretched lot, when they can’t fight you fairly and sink down into a cesspit of slurs, along with their radical reporters in the press. The Tea Party wing of the Republican Party, aided in winning the first round, to a balanced budget amendment, but it’s a progressive uphill battle in opposition to the Tax and Spend Liberals. Every American who sees that this is a silent occupation by illegal foreigners should call their Washington Representatives. If they want stop the Obama federal government encroaching on State rights, your rights, that only the people’s raised voice can halt this sham? This especially covers issues such as border fence remaining insecure and yet Americans still forced through federal law to pay for 300 thousand children who are smuggled across the border annually, that taxpayers must educate. Issues like the DREAM ACT or any action such as a Sanctuary States or Immigration Reform just encourages millions more to slip past borders, or enter by jet with a visa and then over-stays.

    Courts have ordered that Taxpayers must cover costs for illegal pregnant Mothers, the whole family and their offspring for non-reimbursed hospital care. Then there are billions of dollars being spent, to cover Medicaid and other welfare programs. But the activist Liberal judges interpreting the law to their own advantage just dumped the free programs on state taxpayers, as the US government reimburses only a small portion to the respective states. Soon Georgia, Arizona, Utah could face similar court injunctions, from the communist ACLU, the radical La Raza organizations from saving their taxpayers from this disturbing situation.

    Immigration news: A federal appellate court vacated its original ruling that found Hazleton’s, Pennsylvania local ordinance requiring businesses to use E-Verify was unconstitutional. The court was instructed by the Supreme Court to revisit its ruling after upholding Arizona’s statewide law earlier this year.

    No COPYRIGHT. Please distribute freely.

    The biggest lie ever told about illegal aliens is that their is a population of 12 million. That figure has been the official old tired statement of the Liberals and the open border zealots since 1987. The Undeniable fact that there are now close to 40 million illegals aliens here and that they’ve nearly bankrupted this sovereign nation. The authorities South of our border has admitted that 12% of their entire country now lives in the United States?

  5. It should be required in every state to have an valid ID from the DMV only. Many elderly people use them, not licenses just ID’s. This should be a requirement in every state. Make it hard to get them, if illegal you must show papers etc. Voter fraud is the worse thing happening and Obama is counting on this for votes he won’t get from Americans. New bills and laws need to be passed before 2012.

  6. Everyone has said what I would say DITTO!!! My words CORRUPT, CORRUPT AND CORRUPTION. COMMUNISTS’ COMMIES, WE DO NOT HAVE A PRESIDENT OF AMERICA AND I CAN’T WAIT TILL WE HAVE ONE!!!

  7. There has always been an agenda to wanting the illegals to be able to vote and or to legalize them immediately. They VOTE! That’s why.

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