To the Honorable First Last:
After thoroughly reviewing the U.S. Constitution (read more than 500 times en toto and certain portions well over a thousand times), along with applicable federal election law, I would like to share with with you my stance on voting as obtained directly from the supreme law of the land and federal law:
Illegal aliens, more properly known as “undocumented aliens,” have NO right to vote.
ZERO. ZIP. NADA.
In fact, the same holds true of all five classes of non-citizen:
- U.S. Nationals: born in American Samoa or the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands – NO RIGHT TO VOTE
- Compact of Free Association: Citizen of Federated States of Micronesia, The Republic of Marshall Islands, or the Republic of Palau – NO RIGHT TO VOTE
- Immigrant Alien: alien granted the right by USCIS to permanently reside in the U.S. and to work without restriction. Issued a USCIS Form I-551 aka “green card.” – NO RIGHT TO VOTE
- Nonimmigrant Alien: alien granted the right to temporarily reside in the U.S. Some are employable (work visa). Some are not (tourist visa). – NO RIGHT TO VOTE
- Undocumented Alien: alien who either entered the U.S. illegally, overstayed their visa, or had their immigrant status revoked for cause (usually crime). Deportable upon apprehension. – NO RIGHT TO VOTE
Here’s the ONLY class of the six classes of citizens who have the Constitutional and legal (federal law) right to vote in federal elections, including the President and members of the House and Senate:
- U.S. Citizens: born in the U.S.A., Puerto Rico, Guam, or the U.S. Virgin Islands, outside the U.S. but to a parent who is a U.S. citizen, or a former alien who has been naturalized as a U.S. citizen.
Voting is a RIGHT reserved for U.S. CITIZENS. USA.gov even has a web page that gets this right: https://www.usa.gov/who-can-vote
To all those who are not U.S. citizens, if you want to vote, go through the PROPER and LEGAL process of becoming a naturalized citizen. Only then will you be able to vote.
Congressman, I would also like to share with you a suggestion for a bill which may or may not be Constitutionally lawful, but which underscores just how serious We the People i.e. U.S. Citizens are about ensuring control of our nations remains firmly in our control and not diluted by votes from non-citizens:
Only people who are U.S. Citizens as determined by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will be allowed to vote in any federal election. States who attempt to allow any other class of persons to vote in federal elections, in any percentage or portion of their state’s voting population, which be held in violation of both the Constitution and federal election laws and may barred from voting in a national election altogether. Repeated violations may subject the state to a two-year prohibition against voting in any federal election, then a four-year prohibition for the second offense, a six-year prohibition for the third offense. Depending upon the severity of the violation the state’s house and senate Congressional representatives may also be barred from participating in any and all Congressional matters and void of all rights and privileges afford to other members of Congress for the duration of the two, four, or six-year prohibition. This measure would not infringe on their rights as U.S. citizens to visit the Capitol building, provided they remain fully subject to the same restrictions as all other visitors.
All states and territories are required to allow complete and unfettered federal election auditing to be conducted at any time throughout their entire election cycle. If an audit determines the state failed to fully comply with this U.S. Citizen only provision, their elected representatives and senators are subject to being barred access to and participation in Congress and their votes for the President to be held null and void.
Citizens United is hereby repealed. Only INDIVIDUAL CITIZENS may contribute to any individual candidate or party, and total contributions made by an individual shall not exceed the median income for all citizens in January of the year prior to the election year as published by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics by March 1 of the year prior to the election year ($63,688 for January 2019). NO TRANSFERS ARE AUTHORIZED. To curb all potential abuses, individuals receiving ANY gifts of any kind from another in the three years prior to an election year and during the election year may not make ANY contribution to ANY political candidate, campaign, party, or any other political entity during that election year. Furthermore, political candidates, campaigns, parties and all other political entities are subject to the same restrictions. Exception: ONE and ONLY one district party office recognized as the party’s sole official office in any congressional district may transfer excess contributions exceeding local needs to the state party office recognized as the party’s sole official office in that state, who may in turn transfer excess contributions exceeding state needs to the party’s sole national head quarters. The contribution limits chart and underlying federal law is hereby abolished (https://www.fec.gov/help-candidates-and-committees/candidate-taking-receipts/contribution-limits/).
Justification: National Security i.e. protecting our elections from tampering by both domestic and foreign enemies; simplification of the laws governing contribution limits while plugging all loopholes.
Finally, I submit to you our nation is in dire need of a wholly secure fully electronic voting system with robust paper backup and combination fully automatic mandatory auditing with the ability to conduct any manually-directed auditing as necessary.
We’ve had the technology to do so since the mid-1990s. These days, those technologies, practices and procedures are codified in ISO/IEC 27000, an international standard entitled: Information technology — Security techniques — Information security management systems. The standard was developed by subcommittee 27 (SC27) of the first Joint Technical Committee (JTC1) of the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission.
ISO/IEC 27000 provides:
- An overview of and introduction to the entire ISO/IEC 27000 family of Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) standards.
- A glossary or vocabulary of fundamental terms and definitions used throughout the ISO/IEC 27000 family.
ISO/IEC 27000 is available via the ITTF website. There are 47 distinct standards ranging from ISO/IEC 27000 (Overview and Vocabulary) to 27799 (Information security management in health using ISO/IEC 27002). The standards cover technologies, design, implementation, monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation, risk management, auditing, inter-organizational, telecommunications, financial services, economics, cloud services, energy, business, network security, application security, incident management, supplier relationships, guidelines for the identification, collection, acquisition and preservation of digital evidence, intrusion prevention, storage security, investigation assurance, analyzing digital evidence, incident investigations, electronic discovery (legal), privacy information management systems (PIMS), and health.
TO THAT END, I am designing the architecture for a prototype Kick-Ass National Electronic Election System, or KNEES (pronounced “knees”). Feel free to replace “Kick-Ass” with “Kinetic.” I’m also thinking of including the word “paper” or “paper auditing” to alleviate a lot of the inherent distrust many people have with electronic voting systems. Acronyms including “paper” range from KNEE-CAPS (Kinetic National Electronic Election with Complete Audit Paper System) to National Electronic Election System with Paper Auditing Substrate (NEES-PAS).
Components include controlled registration, multi-source authentication and verification, continual system validation and self-auditing, 100% multiple diverse locations paper auditing, multi-factor voter identification, authorization and validation, multi-location redundancy, automated fail-over capability with transaction-specific auditing, multi-guess timed lockouts, grace period, multi-day voting period, etc.