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Paging Eric Holder (again): Hundreds of thousands of illegal votes are cast every year

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By Doug Powers  •  October 26, 2014 09:56 AM

**Written by Doug Powers

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The headline for this article at WaPo should be “in case you were wondering the real reason Dems are opposed to voter ID laws…”

How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.

Because non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections. Non-citizen votes could have given Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health-care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) won election in 2008 with a victory margin of 312 votes. Votes cast by just 0.65 percent of Minnesota non-citizens could account for this margin. It is also possible that non-citizen votes were responsible for Obama’s 2008 victory in North Carolina. Obama won the state by 14,177 votes, so a turnout by 5.1 percent of North Carolina’s adult non-citizens would have provided this victory margin.

But according to Eric Holder, voter ID laws are “unnecessary restrictions that discourage and discriminate or that disenfranchise in the name of a problem that doesn’t exist.” Hey, if the majority of those illegal votes were going towards Republicans Holder would probably have the same position (pause for laughter).

People who say voter ID laws are threats to “democracy” are two letters off — they’re actually threats to “Democrats.” But at least there’s no better way to get Dems, who can easily explain away an $18 trillion national debt, to suddenly be concerned about fiscal responsibility:

In 2011, Republicans have advanced photo ID legislation in at least 35 states. The report concluded that if these 35 states enact a photo ID law, they collectively will spend at least $276 million, and possibly as much as $828 million, in the first four years alone. At a time when states are experiencing huge budget shortfalls, it would be an enormous waste to spend hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars to disenfranchise voters.

**Written by Doug Powers

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