Donald Trump has set social media and the press a storm. Again.
“In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” Trump tweeted this past Sunday
“Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton won the popular vote in this month’s election by about 2 million votes, but Trump won the electoral vote with victories in several swing states. Trump said Sunday it’s ‘sad’ Clinton is joining an effort to force recounts of votes from the Nov. 8 election in up to three crucial states” according to Jaclyn Reiss, staff writer for the Boston Globe, this past Sunday.
Could Donald Trump also be right about winning the popular vote?
Enter California’s motor voter law allowing anyone obtaining or renewing a California driver’s license to register to vote, regardless of their respective status as an American citizen.
Under Assembly Bill 60, “The Safe and Responsible Driver Act,” any eligible California resident is now able to apply for a driver’s license, regardless of immigration status. This law became effective January 1, 2015.
AB60 was signed into law, January 1, 2015 by California Governor Jerry Brown.
“Any person who renewed or secured a driver’s license through the DMV may now [as of January 1, 2015] register to vote, or choose to opt out of doing so. Because illegal immigrants are now eligible for obtaining driver’s licenses, they could be allowed to vote in elections if the Secretary of State’s office fails to verify their eligibility properly.”
“Brown and the California Democratic Party know exactly what they are doing; as a Public Policy Institute survey showed, among unregistered adults, 49% lean toward the Democratic Party and 22% toward the Republican Party. Any bill permitting illegal immigrants to vote would cement the Democratic Party’s hold on California.” This is according to Breitbart.com.
California does NOT require voter ID to vote if you are already registered to vote and they already have your California Driver’s License information.
Of course California claims this separate process for illegals obtaining voter registration has “firewalls” in place to prohibit illegals from voting. In reality, if you’re able to produce documentation when registering for a CA driver’s license, you can obtain voter registration.
All seemingly done with a “wink, wink.” Prior to the election on November 8, President Obama gave an interview targeting Latino millennials, Gina Rodriguez, assured illegals they wouldn’t be in danger of repercussions in the event they decided to vote. Here’s the transcript:
RODRIGUEZ: Many of the millennials, Dreamers, undocumented citizens -- and I call them citizens because they contribute to this country -- are fearful of voting. So if I vote, will immigration know where I live? Will they come for my family and deport us?
OBAMA: Not true. And the reason is, first of all, when you vote, you are a citizen yourself. And there is not a situation where the voting rolls somehow are transferred over and people start investigating, et cetera. The sanctity of the vote is strictly confidential in terms of who you voted for.
Thankfully, President Obama isn’t going to be around for a third-term.
While many Americans voted to make a change from Obama’s policies which would have been put into overdrive under Hillary Clinton, some Americans are fighting tooth and nail to keep them in place.
Hillary Clinton is now joining into recount petitions in three swing states. Shameful from a woman who excoriated Trump for not accepting the election results before they happened in previous comments.
Donald Trump, in a subsequent tweet this past Sunday, summed it up nicely by quoting Hillary Clinton, “That is horrifying. That is not the way our democracy works.”
Evidently, some Democrats think it works however Democrats want it to work… at least that’s they think.
For the past 15 years Todd Hickman has co-hosted a weekly financial radio show on NewsTalk 560AM KLVI, airing each Sunday at 11AM. You can reach Todd during the week at 409-840-6900 or via email at email@example.com