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Sunday, May 19, 2024 - 10:46 PM


First Published in 1994


California Gov. Jerry Brown has Set Model for Election Fraud

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a new Motor Voter law that will make it easy for non-citizens to cast ballots.

The new Motor Voter Act automatically registers to vote all eligible voters when they obtain or renew their driver’s licenses at the Department of Motor Vehicles, instead of requiring them to fill out a form.

The stated goal is to ease barriers to voting, but election-integrity advocates warn that the measure could inadvertently add millions of illegal aliens to the rolls, given that California allows undocumented aliens to obtain a driver’s license.

Anti-fraud groups True the Vote and the Election Integrity Project of California had urged Gov. Brown a leftist Democrat to veto the bill, saying it would lead to state sanctioned voter fraud, and pointing out that the legislation exempts from penalties ineligible voters who wind up being registered.

Catherine Engelbrecht, who was hounded by the IRS for fighting voter fraud, said the new law is “terrible.” She said it makes an already bad situation even worse.

Election Integrity Project of California president Linda Paine in a released statement said: “Assembly Bill  1461 will effectively change the form of governance in California from a Republic whose elected officials are determined by United States citizens and will guarantee that non-citizens will participate in all California elections going forward.”

California Secretary of State Alex Padilla argued that the bill is needed to increase voter turnout. Critics argue that California’s low voter turnout can be attributed to other factors.

Opponents to open borders have feared that what Jerry Brown has implemented in California is what President Obama has planned for several states before the 2016 elections.