Evidence continues to mount that Obama is eyeballing illegal alien voter fraud as an important part of his 2012 re-election strategy — heck, he’s from Chicago, the home of Vote Early Vote Often, where they have election scams for breakfast.
One item is a directive from the White House limiting deportations to axe murderers only, which may well create a feeling of grateful obligation among protected aliens next November:
Obama rolls back immigration enforcement, again, Daily Caller, November 8, 2011
The White House’s immigration lawyers have issued yet another bureaucratic order that will curb the election-year deportation of illegal immigrants, and perhaps spur the supply of Hispanic voters.
The new memo will shelter many illegals who have not committed violent crimes, or who are not suspected of being a national security threat, from routine deportation efforts by professionals in the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency. There are roughly 11 million illegal immigrants in the country, including roughly seven million in the workforce. [. . .]
Another symptom is the campaign to eliminate photo identification for voting. The hardline Democrat NAACP is spearheading the drive.
The background is that after the 2010 election, six states enacted requirements for photo ID at the polling place to prevent voter fraud, and the Democrats are trying to roll back reforms before 2012. Voter integrity has been undermined by Democrats who subscribe to Chicago principles — see John Fund’s WSJ article, Wisconsin and the Voter Fraud Agenda.
The NAACP complains that its flock has many without ID (overstated a lot, IMO), but this is the diverse America that liberals have created. People who celebrate diversity should admit that their desire for a more colorful country is not without cost. Proper identification is part and parcel of the new immigration-drenched USA liberals wanted, so they should pipe down, but they won’t because they want squishy elections.
It’s interesting that when the Border Patrol makes a mistake about one immigrant, leftists want the whole system dismantled. But election integrity is a snoozer issue for them, even though our whole representative government is based on it.
NAACP plans nationwide protests on voter ID laws, Associated Press, November 8, 2011
The NAACP is joining with minority and labor groups for a series of protests around the country meant to move discussion of voter-identification laws out of policy circles and onto street corners, the organization’s president said Tuesday.
Benjamin Todd Jealous appeared on the steps of New York City Hall with the Rev. Al Sharpton, U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel and community and labor leaders to announce plans for nationwide protests on Dec. 10 and across the South in the following weeks, decrying what they described as a nationwide voter-suppression effort.
The rallies are “intended to get this conversation out of the thought-leader class and down to the street corners, so folks understand that their rights are being attacked,” Jealous said, adding that the NAACP had already raised millions of dollars to support its campaign. He said his group has been urging the Department of Justice, which is considering the legality of proposed policies in Texas and South Carolina, to block the laws.
“This is the greatest assault on voting rights, happening right now, that we have seen since the dawn of Jim Crow,” he said.
Kansas, Tennessee and Wisconsin are among the states that passed voter-identification measures this year. Civil-rights advocates have argued the laws target low-income and minority voters by requiring specific types of photo ID to cast ballots, by reducing the number of early voting days and by instituting tougher laws on collecting registrations.
They say that blacks, Hispanics, senior citizens, people with disabilities and the poor are less likely to have the required photo IDs. And they argue others could be disenfranchised, such as voters who don’t bring ID with them, students whose school IDs are deemed unacceptable, and women whose drivers’ licenses do not reflect their married names or new addresses.
Supporters of the laws say that they are necessary to eliminate voter fraud, no matter how rare it is. And some argue that without ID checks at the polls, there’s no way to track exactly how many people may be casting illegal votes.
“I’m not sure how much fraud they think is acceptable,” said Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, a conservative Washington think tank. “The U.S. has a long history of voter fraud, and it could make the difference in a close election.”
Tuesday’s announcement came on a day that voters in Mississippi were deciding whether to require government-issued identification at the polls. Voters in Maine were considering whether to repeal a law that eliminated same-day voter registration. Last week, Democrats in the U.S. House asked secretaries of state in all 50 states to oppose voter-identification laws.
The United Federation of Teachers, the health care workers’ union 1199SEIU, National Council of La Raza and the Asian-American Legal Defense Fund were among the groups represented at Tuesday’s news conference. George Gresham, the president of 1199SEIU, said that his organization would bus 10,000 of its members from around the state and the mid-Atlantic region to participate in the Dec. 10 protests.