We need a National Voter ID. I’m not talking about issuing 300 million additional cards to everyone in the U.S. That would be insane.
I’m talking about the vehicle we already have in place in order to secure the national vote against state hijackers including non-eligible voters.
I’m talking about amending the Real ID Act.
THE PROBLEM: States are FAILING to prevent inelligible voters from voting. In so doing, they are disenfranchising all lawful voters.
As many as 5.7 million noncitizens voted in the 2008 election and potentially more voted in 2016, according to a new study by Just Facts, a New Jersey-based research group, drawing on information from other studies.
The study—based on data compiled from Harvard University’s Cooperative Congressional Election Study, an analysis published in the journal Electoral Studies co-authored by Old Dominion University faculty, and Census data—also provides some support for what then-President-elect Donald Trump tweeted in late November, when he asserted he won the popular vote if the fraudulent votes were deducted. The Just Facts study did not look specifically at 2016.
The study found 15% of non-citizens stated they were registered to vote, and an additional 12% of non-citizens were registered to vote even thought they said otherwise.
Based on the study results and Census Bureau population estimates, upwards of 5.7 million non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 election. Similar numbers undoubtedly voted in the 2016 election, which strongly indicates Donald Trump won the popular vote, too.
THE SOLUTION: Tie voting eligibility to the citizenship status maintained in the Real ID system.
With this system, States doesn’t get to verify eligibility to vote in federal elections. The ID itself doesn’t get you through, either. Real ID only indicates voting poll monitors know that a voter is in the system. It does not consider the vote valid unless the Real ID card’s credentials match the holder AND match the national database. Done right, the voter could even pull the levers, pop the chads, tap virtual keys on the kiosk — whatever. But if the voter isn’t listed as a U.S. Citizen in the Federal database, their vote is NOT counted in the Federal Election.
“The Real ID Act of 2005, Pub.L. 109–13, 119 Stat. 302, enacted May 11, 2005, is an Act of Congress that modifies U.S. federal law pertaining to security, authentication, and issuance procedures standards for state driver’s licenses and identity documents, as well as various immigration issues pertaining to terrorism.”
We the People have a RIGHT to secure our nation against domestic enemies who are NOT U.S. citizens but are voting for other domestic enemies who are trying to derail our nation from its Constitutional foundation.
Our Federal Government has the RESPONSIBILITY to secure the federal vote against unlawful intrusion such as the recent discovery of nearly a million illegal votes in California alone.
Put another way: “The act established minimum security standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards, and it prohibits federal agencies from accepting licenses and identification cards from states that do not meet these standards for official purposes.”
It’s time to USE the Real ID Act to secure the national vote.
It’s easy: Require EVERY voter in EVERY federal election to show their state-issues Read ID logo drivers license. The licenses are tied to a federal database, including one that verifies citizenship. No citizenship, no Federal Vote.
Specifically: “The DHS rule, Section 37.13(b)(3), specifies that the validity of birth certificates, presented to document the date of birth or to prove U.S. citizenship, should be verified electronically, by accessing the Electronic Verification of Vital Events (EVVE) system maintained by the National Association for Public Health Statistics and Information Systems (NAPHSIS), rather than directly with the issuers of the birth certificates (such as state vital records agencies).”
Guard the Federal Vote by requiring EVVE approval for each and every voter when voting.
Oh, someone lost their drivers’ license? Hold citizens responsible. Make it THEIR responsibility to secure their Real ID drivers license and present it at the polls.
NO ID, NO VOTE.
At least no federal vote. If California want’s to destroy their own state, that’s their problem. But do NOT allow California to drag the rest of us down with it.
Here’s another reason I’m all in favor of a National ID aka Voter ID aka Personal Government ID card: They contain chips, which make them a “government computer system.”
Thus, since “18 U.S.C. § 1030 prohibits unauthorized or fraudulent access to government computer systems,” any use or even attempted us of the card violates §?1030.Fraud and related activity in connection with computers.
Punishments include fines and imprisonment ranging between 1 and 20 years depending on which part of § 1030 was broken, the amount of monetary damage, the nature of any concurrent criminal activity and whether or not it was a repeat offense.
Now, if the card were indeed required to vote, imagine the ass-whooping that could be delivered to anyone trying to mess with the system!