No Fraud, Eh? 58,000 Non-Citizen Voters Discovered in Texas Investigation
The left’s “voter fraud is fake news” theory of operations took a big hit on Friday when Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton announced the results of a major investigation into records at the Texas Department of Public Safety. Thanks to the 11-month analysis of the numbers, authorities found that there have been 95,000 non-citizens on the Texas voter rolls dating back to 1996. Worse, officials discovered that 58,000 of them had voted in at least one election over the course of the last 20 years.
“Every single instance of illegal voting threatens democracy in our state and deprives individual Texans of their voice,” said Paxton.
Texas has led the charge as it pertains to securing voter ID laws, cracking down on illegal voting, and moving the game forward in terms of making sure our elections are as fair and secure as possible. This makes the latest findings even more disturbing than they seem on their face. After all, if there is this much systemic voter fraud in a place like Texas, what’s going on in states where officials would rather dip themselves in hot oil than admit that illegal voting is a thing that happens? It’s enough to make you wish that the Trump administration would put together a national voter fraud commission.
Oh, you say they did that? Oh, and they were forced to disband after state election officials sued them and refused to hand over voter information? Cool. Good to know that everyone is on the same page.
Even after the results of the Texas investigation were announced, you had local Democrats refusing to believe what was in front of their eyes.
“Because we have consistently seen Texas politicians conjure the specter of voter fraud as pretext to suppress legitimate votes, we are naturally skeptical,” said State Rep. Rafael Anchia.
In this case, you can read “skeptical” as “terrified.” Because you know in your heart of hearts that the investigation’s 58,000 number is just the tip of the iceberg. And you also know that Democrats are far more likely to benefit from non-citizen voting than Republicans.
To say it for the thousandth time, there is absolutely nothing “suppressive” about requiring voters to prove that they are who they say they are. This miniscule, minimal barrier between democracy and security is the least we should demand. It is telling that one political party wants to secure our elections and one wants to do everything in their power to prevent us from doing so. It is disheartening to think that anyone – much less a federal judge – could fall for the “minorities can’t get ID cards” nonsense.
Voter fraud is a problem, but Democrat obstruction precludes us from figuring out just how big of a problem it is. With every passing year, it becomes clearer that they have something to hide.