The Texas Democratic Party, hoping to ride a blue wave of media enthusiasm for Beto O’Rourke into senatorial power, got busted this week asking non-citizens to register to vote. Not only was the party caught sending voter applications to immigrants without papers, they actually had the citizenship box pre-marked “yes” on the documents. Now a legal group has referred the matter to federal prosecutors, asking them to investigate the party and the Democrats’ attempt to cheat the election with illegal assistance from ineligible voters.
From the Washington Times:
The Public Interest Legal Foundation alerted district attorneys and the federal Justice Department to the pre-checked applications, and also included a signed affidavit from a man who said some of his relatives, who aren’t citizens, received the mailing.
“This is how the Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election in a federal election cycle,” said Logan Churchwell, spokesman for the PILF, a group that’s made its mark policing states’ voter registration practices.
The Texas secretary of state’s office said it, too, had gotten complaints both from immigrants and from relatives of dead people who said they got mailings asking them to register.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vowed to investigate.
“If true there will be serious consequences,” he said.
State law not only prohibits non-citizens from voting, it actually makes it illegal for any individual or entity to encourage a non-citizen to vote, meaning the Texas Democratic Party could be in hot water for this stunt, should they not be able to prove it was a simple mistake. The Texas secretary of state’s office confirmed that they’d received many calls from non-citizens who’d received the mailers. They wanted to know if something had changed in the law allowing them to vote in the upcoming midterms.
Courts should be looking closely at this case (and it’s far from the only example) when Voter ID lawsuits come before them. THIS is why it’s so vital that we have checks and re-checks to preserve the integrity of our voting systems. You’ve got half a country filled with Democrats who think Trump stole the election with foreign help, but these same people want to make it as difficult as possible for election officials to keep non-citizens away from the polls. And then, to make matters worse, they go out and actively recruit illegal voters to help their socialist candidates win elections.
It’s a farce and a scam, and it’s damn frustrating to see the media turn a blind eye to it.