Colorado has chosen to cooperate with President Trump’s investigation into voter fraud and are in the process of turning over the state’s voter information databases, but it appears this probe is causing some voters to rethink their ability to vote in future elections.
The Denver Post reported on Friday that thousands of Colorado voters have withdrawn their resignations, claiming they distrust the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity and were unaware of how much of their information will be made available. Other states, many of them highly liberal such as New York, California, Connecticut and Virginia have refused to provide information to aid the voter fraud probe, citing concern over how the information will be used by the federal government.
I’d wager they are more fearful of what the investigation into voter fraud would uncover than they are about revealing a voter’s personal information.
Approximately 3,400 Colorado voters have canceled their registrations since the Trump administration requested their voter rolls.
The 3,394 cancellations represent a vanishingly small percentage of the electorate — 0.09 percent of the state’s 3.7 million registered voters. But the figure is striking nonetheless, with some county election officials reporting that they’ve never seen anything quite like it in their careers.
County election officials told The Denver Post that voters have typically given them two reasons for the withdrawals: They don’t trust President Donald Trump’s voter integrity commission, and they didn’t realize how much of their voter registration information was already public under state law.
“It’s my hope that folks who withdrew their registration will re-register, particularly once they realize that no confidential information will be provided and that the parties and presidential candidates already have the same publicly available information from the 2016 election cycle,” Republican Secretary of State Wayne Williams said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the Democratic National Committee is worried about voter canceling their registrations in Colorado, McClatchy reports.
Top officials in the Democratic National Committee are worried about a sudden drop in voter registrations in Colorado, concerned that President Donald Trump’s new election commission is encouraging Democrats across the country to remove themselves from the electoral grid for fear of revealing personal information to the GOP leadership.
Led by DNC Chairman Tom Perez, they’ve begun an effort — in conjunction with the Colorado Democratic Party — to persuade other members of the party’s rank-and-file to stay registered.
“If you unregister, you are giving a victory to proponents of voter suppression,” Perez said in an interview with McClatchy.
Denying the GOP a victory on this issue, he said, is the party’s new rallying cry.
“That’s our message,” Perez said. “And we’re out there delivering that message in every way possible.”
But Perez told McClatchy that they weren’t looking to panic voters, only that they are “concerned.”
“What we’re seeing in Colorado, we hope that doesn’t spread elsewhere,” said one DNC official. “That’s why we’re working on educating voters across the country about this. We’re not trying to incite panic, but the DNC itself is monitoring this situation and is concerned by what we’re seeing.”
Tom Perez turns to the tried and true tactic of the Democrats whenever Republicans call for upholding election laws, preventing voter fraud or requesting that voters show their identification when voting, just as they would have to in a variety of other common situations.
The question remains, why are Democrats so afraid of a more lawful, substantiated election process? Perhaps it has something to do with a recent Harvard study, which concluded that as many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election.
A research group in New Jersey has taken a fresh look at post-election polling data and concluded that the number of noncitizens voting illegally in U.S. elections is likely far greater than previous estimates.
As many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election, which put Barack Obama in the White House.
The research organization Just Facts, a widely cited, independent think tank led by self-described conservatives and libertarians, revealed its number-crunching in a report on national immigration.
Just Facts President James D. Agresti and his team looked at data from an extensive Harvard/YouGov study that every two years questions a sample size of tens of thousands of voters. Some acknowledge they are noncitizens and are thus ineligible to vote.
It’s no secret that illegal immigrants tend to vote Democrat, since Republicans typically cite border security as an important agenda item. It’s also no secret that illegal immigrants have voted in elections, and example was reported by the New York Times when an illegal immigrant was arrested in Texas for illegally voting in the 2012 and 2014 elections. The 37-year-old illegal immigrant, Rosa Maria Ortega, received an 8-year prison sentence and will likely face deportation after this time is served.
Although Democrats would have the public believe that voters are canceling their registration out of “mistrust” for the Trump administration, there wasn’t such an outcry when it was revealed the NSA under Obama was performing mass surveillance operations on the American public.
As the Democrats continue their obstruction of a legal investigation into voter fraud, which aims to uphold the Democratic foundation of America and ensure a fair election, President Trump continues his quest for justice.
I suppose it makes sense from the Democrat’s viewpoint to furiously fight against any efforts to clean up voter rolls and prevent illegal voters from influencing an election. If the past two elections – taking place in 2014 and 2016 – are any indication of the Democrat’s support, then they will need to utilize every trick in the book in order to maintain power, since it appears whatever agenda they have is certainly not resonating with legitimate American voters.