Former Justice Department lawyer J. Christian Adams explained it particularly well on Judge Jeannine’s show on Saturday.
JUDGE JEANNINE: The White House wants people fully engaged in the Presidential election for 2016. You worked in the Justice Department on voting rights. What is going on in respect to illegals and the possibility of their voting?
ADAMS: The Obama administration is doing everything it can to inject new voters in the 2016 election, Judge. In DHS for example, they’ve issued orders to get all nine million green card holders — these are legal permanent residents — converted to citizenship before the 2016 election. Of course, most of them are going to vote one way: you can understand why the Obama administration is doing this. Those are the people who are here legally.
They’re also affecting the pipeline of people here illegally. The Supreme Court just this week received briefs in a case where the federal government is stopping states like Kansas and Arizona from checking to make sure that people are actually citizens when they register to vote, and the Obama administration justice department, the Election Assistance Commission, which is a federal agency, has tried to block states from making sure that only citizens are registering to vote.
JUDGE JEANNINE: I’m going to stop you right there. You mean if you go to vote and they ask for proof that you’re a citizen, you can say I’m an illegal and the justice department is saying you don’t have a right to ask that question?
ADAMS: That’s exactly right. The Election Assistance Commission produces what’s called a federal registration form. It’s used all over the country in the motor voter law, and Kansas and Arizona asked the federal government to please let us put our state requirements in this form that let people prove they’re citizens, and the Obama/Holder Justice Department fought them every step of the way through the federal district court and the tenth district court of appeal.
JUDGE JEANNINE: So now we have people who can say I’m not a citizen but I’m voting, but you said something motor voter. There are some states in the country that allow you to register and vote in the same day. How do we know people aren’t getting on buses and going from one state to the next state, as long as they can register to vote?
ADAMS: Yeah, it’s called same-day registration and it’s a big problem. You have it in states like Minnesota, Wisconsin other locations. What it does is what you say: you just show up to vote. You say I’m here to register, I live here, and I’d like to cast a ballot please.
JUDGE JEANNINE: There are some state where you don’t even need ID, but hasn’t the Supreme Court ruled on this, Christian?
ADAMS: It has in a narrow sense, judge, only on the facial challenge under the 14th Amendment. There’s lots of other federal laws, like the Voting Rights Act, the 15th Amendment and other civil rights laws that the enemies of election integrity are now using in places like Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, to fight voter ID laws, claiming that they are racially discriminatory.
JUDGE JEANNINE: This teas it up not only for an election not based on reality, but for all kinds of election fraud, corruption. At some point you would think the Supreme Court has to pipe in on this, or is this just something that Obama can do, and have all these illegals be citizens on this fast track? Who makes them citizens? Don’t they have to go through a process?
ADAMS: Well of course, the Obama administration has dispensed with that.
But, judge, there are millions of dollars in bricks-and-mortars organizations, charities, super-funded organizations that exist primarily to fight election integrity. They spend all day, all night in court, preparing briefs, lobbying legislatures to preserve the vulnerabilities in our system. It’s something most folks don’t realize is happening.
Democrats have failed in recent decades to convince the American people of the liberal approach to governance, so Dems have focused on the strategy of importing millions from dysfunctional leftist states from Mexico to Pakistan. The newbies see the opportunity offered by America, but most aren’t bright enough to see those positive circumstances are the result of freedom under law, capitalism and minimal interference from government. But US-residing hispanics remain stuck on big government for generations, as shown by a Pew poll. The survey also indicates that traditional assimilation isnt happening as ethnic groups remain in the cultural mind-set of the ancestral homeland.
Interestingly, the topic of Democrats flooding the voter rolls with liberal immigrants came up a couple months ago, when Rush Limbaugh roused from his usual lethargy about the threat of unrestricted immigration from the third world and commented:
DEFCON 5: Illegals Registering to Vote, RushLimbaugh.com, February 13, 2015
RUSH: I could go back to an infinite number of occasions on this program and play a sound bite for you. We randomly picked one from October 23rd last year, but we could have gone back five years. We could have gone back to 2007. We could have gone back to 2010. But this is what I said four months ago.
RUSH ARCHIVE: He is gonna grant amnesty to those here and he is gonna keep the border open and welcome all those who want in to come in as well. And theyre gonna get green cards, which means theyre gonna get drivers licenses, which means theyre gonna end up on the voter registration rolls before its all over with motor voter. Ever heard of it? Its called with one signature a permanent Democrat Party majority, not to mention the impact on the country, the culture, the economy, and everything else thats gonna happen with this.
RUSH: Well, its started happening now. Illegals are being registered to vote. Its happening at lightning speed. It is happening under the radar, although now the light of attention has finally found it. But it is happening much sooner than anybody thought. One of my theories was I thought wed get amnesty prior to the president doing executive orders with it, and in that scenario, my forecast was that a year or so, maybe six months after amnesty had passed, somebody like Chuck Schumer would call a press conference and wring his hands and say, We really goofed up in this legislation. We made such a mistake. Here we granted these people green cards and put em on a pathway to citizenship, but they cant vote. Theyve been paying taxes. What kind of country have we become? And then make a proposal that they be allowed to vote right now and whenever, because thats what this is really all about.
But in order to get it passed, in the conventional legislative way, everybody has to deny that its about registering voters. Its for humanitarian reasons, and economic reasons, but, no, no, no, were not trying to register them. Thats just Limbaugh paranoia, right-wing paranoia. Well, ladies and gentlemen, of all the things happening out there today and there are many of them this is right at the top of the list that makes me want to put us at DEFCON 5. To me, this is dangerous. The Washington Times has it.
President Obama’s temporary deportation amnesty His executive order, meaning were not gonna deport em, which means they have amnesty, get to stay, five million people to start, many more after that. President Obama’s temporary deportation amnesty will make it easier for illegal immigrants to improperly register and vote in elections, state elections officials testified to Congress on Thursday, saying that the driver’s licenses and Social Security numbers they will be granted create a major voting loophole. Just exactly as I had informed you back in October.
The key is drivers licenses. Social Security numbers. Motor voter. Its a done deal. Is it really a loophole? Theres no loophole in here. This is intentional. Theres not a loophole. A loophole is an unexpected good or bad result that was unforeseen. This is not a loophole. This was intended, and it is brazen.
While stressing that it remains illegal for noncitizens to vote what does that matter? It isnt gonna matter a hill of beans. If Obama is not gonna be held accountable for any of the numerous lies or any of the destruction his implemented policies have caused, who the hell is gonna do anything about this violation of the law? Anybody that tries is gonna be slapped down as not compassionate, not understanding the depths of humanity and also be accused of not properly exercising Americas values.
While stressing that it remains illegal for noncitizens to vote, secretaries of state from Ohio and Kansas said they won’t have the tools to sniff out illegal immigrants who register anyway, ignoring stiff penalties to fill out the registration forms that are easily available at shopping malls, motor vehicle bureaus and in curbside registration drives.
Hells bells. In Obamacare the people that got the state exchanges are really voter outreach organizations, unions and voter outreach organizations, predominantly Southern California, but all over the place. Anyone registering to vote attests that he or she is a citizen, but Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted said mass registration drives often aren’t able to give due attention to that part, and so illegal immigrants will still get through.
Well, that sounds just like the way they excuse whats happening at the border. Were being flooded by so many, man, theres just no way we can keep track of it. The FBI just told us, Yeah, theres so many Americans joining ISIS, no way we can keep track. Anyway, folks, this is DEFCON 5. This is what this whole thing is really all about.
RUSH: Now, back to this immigration business. One more thing here. The Washington Post a few days ago had a story, Last month, for the third time in a decade, a bill was introduced to the DC Council to allow legal immigrants to vote locally. The measure has little chance of passage, but its illustrative of a growing movement to expand local voting rights to noncitizens that has spawned similar proposals in several dozen communities across the country.
It never lets up. It never ends.
Theyre gonna get illegals, legals theyre gonna get noncitizens voting rights as quickly as they can. Its already begun, even before the official executive amnesty has really been implemented. Look, I really dont like doing See, I Told You So, Nah-nah-nah-nah! But last November and December when everybody was talking about this massive Republican victory and what its gonna mean, I said, Look, the mandate was to stop Obama, and our guys are clearly telegraphing theyre not gonna stop Obama.
I said, The thing to look out for these next two years is theres no stopping him. Theyve made it clear theyre not going to stop him. Hes got no obstacles in his path. These next two years, folks, I warned everybody: You have no idea what could happen. This extending the right to vote to legal or illegal immigrants who are not citizens yet? Thats been the objective of this all along. I dont see anybody trying to stop it. Whenever the subject of stopping it comes up, what do we hear?
Ah, ah, ah, its so massive already. Theres no way, Mr. Limbaugh! Theres no way were ever gonna be able to find all these people. And what do you want us to do, Mr. Limbaugh? You want to us deport them? No, I want you to just not give them a voter-registration card. Well, its just too many illegals. Its like the FBI said yesterday, Mr. Limbaugh: There are already so many Americans joining ISIS, its just impossible for the FBI to keep up. Okay, so we are now sanctifying Daniel Patrick Moynihan: Defining deviancy down.
Thats when a society gives up on pursuing certain level of crime on the basis that we cant stop it. So we just claim its normal and we stop pursuing it. Thats what were doing here. Eh, we cant keep track of it all. Theres no way we can find these guys. Whats the enforcement mechanism, Mr. Limbaugh? Theres just no way we can do it. Okay, theres no way, apparently, that we can enforce our law. Theres no way that we can enforce the Constitution. Theres no way that we can even try. So it has begun. [. . .]