A Reader Asks About Immigration's "Rotten Borough" Effect On The Electoral College—We Have A Lot of Answers
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From: Mitchell Day [Email him ]

This is exactly why I love VDARE.com! I was just down in the laundry room putting my laundry in the dryer when I started to think about the Census and the counting of non-citizens (legal and illegal) in the distribution of congressional seats and presidential electoral votes.

I've been thinking about this for about 10 years now! Has anybody written an article for VDARE.com on this subject? The effect this has on our politics, sovereignty and our franchise? I've been saying for about 15 years now that what is going on in America is a kinder, gentler ethnic cleansing. A demographic genocide. And I think this subject, the counting of non-citizens for congressional/Electoral College distribution, is a PERFECT example of this!

James Fulford writes: I'm glad  you asked me that, because not only do we have a lot of work on it—we use the expression "rotten boroughs", from  a 19th century English parallel case—but it was one of the earliest things I wrote for VDARE.com:Immigration's Rotten Borough dynamic…, By James Fulford, February 23, 2001. You can see a lot more under our tag category

In 2001, I quoted Fred Siegel's 1997 book The Future Once Happened Here, p. 147

Most Latino pols in L.A. are classic ethnic operatives – with a twist.  What's different is most represent “rotten boroughs,” districts where, because of recent immigration and the youth of the average Latino, the percentage of voters in the total population is tiny.

This means that the real voting base is that small fraction of the population already eligible to vote and sometimes directly dependent on government employment programs.  In practice this means that Latino-elected officials, like county commissioner Gloria Molina and City Councilman Richard Alarcon, support the failed bilingual education programs for the same patronage reasons they oppose charter school reform.

Their support is based on getting their group's cut of the local government and social service jobs.

 My comment was that
a recent immigrant from El Salvador would like to send his children to a school where they can learn English, he doesn't get a vote. A Mexican-American schoolteacher would like to keep her bilingual education job, which will actually have the effect of keeping the Salvadorean's children in poverty.

But the schoolteacher will be able to send her kids to private school.

The real scandal is that it affects who represents Americans in the Congress—see my  Obama, Immigration’s Rotten Borough Effect, And The Small White States, June 6, 2014.
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