NEW REPUBLIC Calls The Idea Of Illegals Voting A ”Racist Election Conspiracy”—But The Real Conspiracy Is Democratic Opposition To Proof Of Citizenship
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This is from the New Republic:

Mike Johnson Has a Racist Election Conspiracy He Admits He Can’t Prove
The Republican House speaker is pushing a new conspiracy theory right before the election, even as he says he can’t actually prove it’s true.
By Hafiz Rashid, New Republic, May 8, 2024

Author Hafiz Rashid [Tweet him] or his headline writer has difficulty with the distinction between conspiracy and conspiracy theory. And the “conspiracy theory” doesn’t even necessarily involve a conspiracy, it’s just that many of the tens of millions of individuals illegally present in the U.S., illegally working, illegally driving, many of them actual criminals, and many with stolen identities might be illegally voting:

At a press conference Wednesday, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson pushed a right-wing conspiracy theory that undocumented immigrants are voting in elections—and then in the same breath admitted that there was no proof.

Johnson was speaking about the Safeguard American Voter Eligibility, or SAVE, Act, introduced by Republicans Wednesday in the House of Representatives and the Senate, which would require proof of citizenship to be able to vote in elections.

“We all know, intuitively, that a lot of illegals are voting in federal elections. But it’s not been something that is easily provable. We don’t have that number,” Johnson said.

It’s not provable because Democrats don’t want any restrictions on voter eligibility, and attack all attempts to require proof of citizenship in the voting booth.

And the fact is that as Johnson says, we don’t know how many illegals are voting is because no Federal resources are assigned to checking it:

All the Federal resources that should be preventing it are instead focused on the possibility of racist voter suppression, as if the entire country were Clarksdale, MS in 1965.

There are also, of course, many young illegal immigrants brought here as toddlers who don’t know they’re illegal: see my What Will Amnesty Do For The Tens Of Thousands Of Illegals Who Don’t Even Know They’re Aliens—And Will They Be Allowed To Vote?

Jose Antonio Vargas, pictured right at the center of the Time cover, didn’t know he hadn’t been admitted legally until he went to apply for a driver’s license and showed the California DMV lady his phony Green Card.

So it’s not a ”racist conspiracy theory” to say that some of these tens of millions might vote.

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