Friday, November 30, 2018

How Connecticut chose its new governor: II. Illegal voters

“A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy...”

~ Alexander Fraser Tytler, Scottish lawyer and writer, 1770

Gov. Malloy at church where illegal immigrant took refuge.
In a previous post I suggested that as many as 252,000 unionized state employees, retirees and their spouses could have dwarfed the 44,415 vote difference between the Democrat and Republican candidates this year. The state employees count on the Democrats to keep their generous wages and benefits going.

Who else had a special interest in the election.

Illegal voters. Connecticut has approximately 108,000 illegal residents. In the 2014 election, the race was decided by 30,000 voters. Four years earlier, the contest was decided by just about 6,000 votes.

So there was some concern that Connecticut is allowing the DMV to register voters. The DMV!
It’s a concern for state Rep. Arthur O’Neill, a Republican, that the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles—which recently misidentified more than 50,000 people for having unpaid taxes on their vehicles—will be in charge of voter registration. 
“If you misidentify 30,000 voters, that’s more than enough to swing an election,” O’Neill, deputy minority leader of the Connecticut House, said.
Of course Connecticut grants illegal aliens a driver's license.
Skepticism about the Connecticut DMV’s competency to handle more responsibility, and a state budget crunch, are among the reasons an automatic voter registration bill died in the legislature during the 2016 session. In lieu of legislation, the secretary of the state’s office entered a memorandum of agreement with the DMV, in which a customer of the agency automatically would be registered to vote unless he or she opts out. This arrangement is set to take effect in 2018. Currently, a DMV customer is registered to vote only by opting in.
Chris Powell, managing editor of the Journal Inquirer in Manchester, observes:
Connecticut does not require any documentation of citizenship from people registering to vote. Only documentation of identity and residency are required, and it’s up to municipal voter registrars to decide what sort of documentation they will accept, even whether to accept the identification cards that “sanctuary cities” like New Haven have been issuing to illegal immigrants to facilitate their violation of federal law.

New voters need only to attest under penalty of perjury that they are citizens. For Connecticut considers it too onerous to require new voters to produce a birth certificate, and there are no checks of the eligibility of applicants and no audits of the eligibility of those already registered.

Since the state’s illegal immigrant population already is estimated to exceed 100,000 and keeps growing thanks to the “sanctuary cities,” more illegal immigrants are likely to register over time. Since illegal immigrants have no reason to vote Republican, their registering is in the interest of the Democratic administrations of the “sanctuary cities” — not just New Haven but also Hartford and New London and, probably, soon, Bridgeport as well.

Those cities always produce big Democratic pluralities and their administrations have great incentive not to be fastidious about the citizenship requirement for voters.
Unless there's any objection I'm gonna go ahead and put those 108,000 votes -- oh, I know some of them are children -- in the Democratic column. So how many are old enough to vote? 44,415? Then again, why would age matter since they're illegal to begin with?

The reason they vote Democratic is that they get $957 million a year from Connecticut, but return only $32 million in taxes. So households headed by U.S. citizen cough up $857 a year so that these illegals can vote for Democrats.

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