Obama’s Army of Illegal Election Workers

Matthew Vadum is an award-winning investigative reporter and the author of the book, "Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts Are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers."


Democrats have enlisted thousands of young illegal immigrants to drag their supporters to the polls on Election Day tomorrow.

These get-out-the-vote workers may or may not be breaking the law by helping with voter mobilization. Because the workers are already unlawfully present in the United States, presumably all employment they engage in –including electioneering— already violates laws against unauthorized employment.

It’s not like their patron, President Obama, would do anything about it anyway. This past summer Obama swept aside federal law in order to pander to this growing constituency. In a move more imperial than presidential, Obama bypassed Congress and partially implemented the so-called proposed DREAM Act which would have offered a path to U.S. citizenship for youthful illegals who served in the armed forces or attended college. Up to 1.4 million illegal aliens could benefit from the move.

Using undocumented aliens as election workers is a new low for the activist Left.

“For people who aren’t supposed to be in the country in the first place to be deployed for partisan advantage is the last straw,” said Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, a group that favors limits on immigration levels.

“‘The strategic deployment’ of illegal immigrants who benefit from the Obama administration program is a ‘corruption of the political process,’” he said.

And there can be little doubt that some of the Obama supporters these election workers cajole into voting booths will themselves be illegal immigrants ineligible to vote in the national election. Lax, and in some cases non-existent ID requirements, at the state level will allow people to vote who have no legal right to vote.

In the battleground state of Nevada, Culinary Workers Union Local 226 is strong-arming union members who are bona fide U.S. permanent residents into unlawfully casting ballots. (Permanent residents, or green card holders, are allowed to reside and work in the U.S. permanently but are not allowed to vote unless they become naturalized as U.S. citizens.) The union is affiliated with the UNITE HERE labor federation.

Union members who have a shaky grasp of the English language told Glenn Cook of the Las Vegas Review-Journal that they were tricked into signing voter registration forms and are now being pressured to vote. President Obama and Democrats are counting on the unions in Nevada to help get them across the finish line tomorrow.

“One of the immigrants was visited at home by a Culinary representative and said the operative made threats of deportation if no ballot was cast,” Cook writes. He notes that in Nevada no proof of citizenship is required in order to register to vote or to vote. “One would establish identity and one would establish residence,” Clark County Registrar of Voters Larry Lomax said. “Just like every other voter in Nevada, they will not be asked to prove citizenship.”

In the swing states of Colorado, Florida, and Ohio, the young illegal aliens doing the voter-mobilization work are “often referred to as Dreamers after the failed DREAM Act legislation that would have offered them a path to citizenship.” They are knocking on doors, working in telephone banks, and asking students on college campuses to vote, the Wall Street Journal reports. They are also active in solid-blue California and in Republican-dominated Texas.

The illegal campaign workers are targeting Latinos, a fast-growing demographic that President Obama has urged to “punish” its “enemies.” Obama is reportedly running ahead among Latino voters so the efforts of the so-called Dreamers could help down-ticket candidates in congressional and state races.

One of the leading groups exploiting the free labor of undocumented workers is the Colorado Immigrants Rights Coalition (CIRC). Illegal campaign workers “are winning the hearts and minds of Coloradans through their efforts,” said CIRC executive director Julien Ross.

CIRC pushed the Obama administration to enact a policy, now called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, that lets those under the age of 31 who arrived in this country by age 16 and have lived here for the last five years to seek a renewable two-year reprieve from deportation and a work permit.

CIRC has some unsavory friends. It is a “partner” with the far-left Center for Community Change (CCC) and the National Day Laborers Organizing Network (NDLON).

CCC is headed by Deepak Bhargava, who worked for a decade at ACORN. CCC sponsored a December 2007 forum for thousands of community organizers from across America. Bhargava introduced speaker Barack Obama at the event and said America was “a society that is still deeply structured by racism and sexism.” He elicited a pledge from Obama that if elected the president in 2008 he would invite CCC and other Saul Alinsky-inspired community organizing groups to “help [the new administration] shape the agenda.”

NDLON’s mission is to interfere with the enforcement of immigration laws and its “strategy is to make legal everything about the illegal immigrant except his immigration status.” The group pressures local governments to set up day laborer centers and works with labor unions to unionize day laborers.

Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez from Brazil thinks illegal aliens getting involved in electoral politics is a great idea.

“We can’t vote but we can get people to vote who support our issues. It’s our way to participate in this democracy,” said Sousa-Rodriguez, who is supervising a get-out-the-vote drive in Florida and Ohio that is co-sponsored by United We Dream, a national undocumented youth network.

United We Dream’s stated mission is to create “meaningful alliances with other national immigrant and education rights organizations and making sure there is a voice for immigrant youth in these organizations.”

One of the group’s more high profile board members is Josh Bernstein. Bernstein is “director of immigration” at the radical labor union SEIU. (Who knew labor unions had directors of immigration?) Back in the 1980s he was director of Californians for a Fair Share, a group created to fight welfare cuts.

Take a guess which political party will benefit from all this unpaid labor performed by Bernstein’s illegal election workers and all the other illegal election workers mentioned in this article.

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  • Mary Sue

    CBC news was doing a story tonight about how there were illegal immigrants getting the vote out, as they took careful mention that the one person they were interviewing was in fact illegal and 'could not vote'. She claimed they don't talk about party but just convince the people they doorknock to, to vote.

    yeah, right, and pigs fly.

  • pierce

    I know a manikin in a store window that was just signed up to vote, that is how bad it has gotten. The next thing I am going to find out is my grandmother, dead for almost 50 years, will vote this year, courtesy Barack Obama. Politics has come a long ways since 1776.

    • Mary Sue

      Old Man Daley's practice of having Dead People In Chicago Vote has spread!

  • Daphne

    This was common practice in ersatz "Democracies". Now thanks to Mr Obama the USA has joined their ranks.

  • Willy Rho

    People are surprised by an "ILLEGAL ALIEN" President to break the Law! What Fools the people who got him elected in the first place are surprised. His Birth Certificate is a forgery/fraud/felony. His Social Security Number is stolen, a felony. He shares it with his alias Bounel. His Selective Service Registration is a Forgery/Fraud/Felony. He was born in Kenya, just as the Literary Bios he wrote in 1991 says. It continued to say that until in 2007 when he was running for President told him, FOOL, you are a Constitutional Lawyer and don't know to LIE about you being born in Hawaii instead of Kenya. He has used more than 20 Social Security Numbers. He is Gay and was a member of the Gay Mens Bath Club, with his Bud Rohm Deadfish Emanuel. Four of his Homo boyfriends were murdered just as he started his run for the First Homo President of the USA. Two had the Chi Mob Style signature, bullet in the back of the Head. Larry Sinclair (watch his YouTube Video about His Homo sex and smoking crack cocaine with Obama, I think in 1999. He went public to keep from being murdered like th other four members of the UCC Trinity Church run by Rev Wright. The Choir Director was Gay and was one of the Obama murderees. HIs name was Donald Young I think. And the others were: Quarles Harris, Larry Bland and Nathan Spencer. Oh, and Larry Sinclair wrote a book about Obama and his Homo Nature and his Crack Cocaine addiction and the Gays that were murdered. The name, you should buy it, is "Sex, Lies, Video Tape and Murder:. Have a great read then pass the book along so other people can learn who the Son Of Sat Tan in the White House really is. There is so much more EVIL in the Closet about Obozo. But it is buried by the MFM media (Mein Fuhrer's Media and Propaganda Ministry patterened after Mein Fuhrer;s Joseph Goebbels Propaganda Ministry). I will post more about the ILLEGAL ALIEN part of Obozo.

    • Jim_C

      I love posters like you, Willy! You represent the entire conservative brain trust!

      • John

        Make fun of him because of his lack of paragraphing and punctuation, but not the facts? Couldn't refute any of that? Every word is true. Obama is the poster boy for homos in the black part of town. They are called "Cake Boys" and Obama is a three layer with chocolate icing and teabagged nuts.

    • Schlomotion

      You're just overcompensating because you are a brown immigrant trying to blend in. You are also a homophobe. I saw a picture of you posing with a gun like you are some kind of bad boy, but you are clearly messed up and frightened about a lot of things socially.

  • Willy Rho

    Here is a video that proves, beyond ANY Doubt that Obama's White House released Birth Certificate (WHBC) is a forgery/fraud/felony. The WHBC uses Kerning in a document that is supposed to be made in 1961. Kerning did not exist in 1961. The first 3 minutes is about the Kerning in Obama's BC. The next nine minutes shows his real Hawaiian "Birth Registration of his Kenyan Birth" and how it was used as a template to create the forged one.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=hqNBBgwNT

    The following web link contains a photo copy and a certified copy of BHO's Kenyan BC and has witness videos and statements about how Ann Dunham went into labor at a beach party. She had been refused a return flight to the USA because she was nine months pregnant. http://thepowerhour.com/news4/obama_kenyan_birth_

    Another interesting FACT is the US Code for babies in force between 1952 to 1968. It states that a baby born of a US Citizen and a foreign citizen, to be a USA citizen the American Citizen parent had to have lived in the USA for at least 10 years, 5 of which had to be after the age of 14. That means that Stanley Anne Dunham would have to be at least 19 years old to be able to "Impute" citizenship to Barack II. Too Bad, So Sad, She was only 18 when Barack was born. Ipso Facto; Barack was ONLY born a Kenyan Citizen (A British Subject), because his Farther of Record; Barack H Obama Senior was a Kenyan Citizen and a British Subject. So the Kenyan Citizenship and his adoption and becoming a citizen of Indonesia, without even considering whether or not he is even an American, means…. Wait for It. He Absolutely Ain't a Natural Born Citizen; when he was born in a Foreign Country and is a citizen of two foreign countries, even if he was a Natural Born Negro. But to some, they are Lawless and act Lawlessly and many of them are the People of the Law.

  • Willy Rho

    Is CCCP, Citizens for Commie Change Party? I thought it was the Soviet Disunion!

  • Western Spirit

    this is another reason to get people who don't belong here out of the country. But our banana republic could care less about the legitimacy of voters. The country is no longer viable because our culture is too sick to recover, it has to be dumped. Its the culture stupid should be our battle cry instead of its the economy stupid. The culture like character produces everything else.

    And the counter culture is a failure that must go the way of the hippies who founded it.

  • Schlomotion

    This article is an example of selective panic. Matt Vadum references Dan Stein from FAIR, who is against illegal immigration. His wife is Sharon McCloe Stein who is a Malthusian Population Bomb alarmist and director of Negative Population Growth (NPG).

    This speaks well to Mr. Vadum and his organizations selective panic. We are not supposed to believe in the Global Warming "hoax" because that runs afoul of some conservative cranks who like to get rich off pollution. However, we are supposed to believe these schizos when they push the Global Overpopulation hoax, even though those same conservative cranks love to get rich off of cheap illegal immigrant Mexican labor.

    The reasoning is clear: Mexicans should be allowed into the US as slaves with some kind of ID card, allowed to pick produce and wash cars and pave roads, but not allowed to have medical coverage, drivers licenses, or the right to vote. They should be sent back to their Bantustans at the end of the day and not meddle in the election of those same conservative cranks.

    • UCSPanther

      You ain't a registered citizen of a country, you do not vote in its elections. Plain and simple. We don't need carpetbaggers having any more influence than they do already.

      • Schlomotion

        People who carry their cats in suitcases should be careful what they say about carpetbaggers.

        • UCSPanther

          Yeah. Your remixes suck big time.

          • Schlomotion

            You said "your remixes" but what I heard was "my carpentry."

        • Mary Sue

          He who live in glass house dress in basement.

    • Mary Sue

      What's so bad about being AGAINST something that is, um, you know, AGAINST THE LAW?

    • HighPressure

      The schlo –man wrote, “Matt Vadum references Dan Stein from FAIR, who is against illegal immigration.”

      Cough cough… Pardon me…. Shouldn’t all upstanding citizens against “illegal immigration”.

      • Schlomotion

        Yeah, of course, but the big picture is his household. It's a eugenics house.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          Eugenics.
          You say that as if you know how to use it properly. No one is against immigration, but illegal immigration is a 'rule of law' matter. Do you propose we can't find all speeders, and can't afford to deport them all, so we should drop all speed limits too?

          • Schlomotion

            This is like watching you try to make snowballs out of sand and ketchup.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            And to think you usually make a ball of camel dung out of a handful of goat dung.

          • Schlomotion

            I am ahead of the curve. Scarab beetles everywhere will be doing it before long.

  • Thomas Wells

    The "dreamers" do not care for the American dream of individual achievement and opportunity. They dream of free sugar plums.

  • popseal

    Therefore, the Second American Revolution………………….

  • HighPressure

    This is so true … up here in the NY 18th Congressional District, Democrat Mahoney uses them… the election committee knows…. but then he gets support from Michael Moore… the friend of Hamas… The Dems in NY are blatant in their corruption.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    Not really, have you ever heard of the Arizona laws against hiring?

    And the illegals self deported. No mass roundups, no hunting them down. They simply left on their own.

  • Mary Sue

    oh, because hiring LEGAL aliens is not an option, ever. [/sarcasm]

  • Ghostwriter

    Just one more thing for LEGAL immigrants to be angry about. And guess what,they might have US citizen children who VOTE!!!! Think about that,Slugmotion!!!!

  • Rwolf

    Where is the FBI?
    Any union proven involved in organized crime i.e. (organizing voter fraud) to get Obama elected—may be seized by U.S. Government under racketeering laws; and the Patriot Act for threatening Americans’ National Security?

  • weroinnm

    Vote Fraud – What They Aren’t Telling You! http://wethepeopleusa.ning.com/profiles/blogs/vot
    “Food For Thought”
    Semper Fi!
    Jake

  • jose

    Steal the election. Talk about it later. bho

  • Brittanicus

    Political correctness forced on a nation so that terminology such as terrorist is banned or words attributed to the murderers spawning seed in the Middle East. The right to bear arms will be something this administration tries to erase in the next four years. However, one bright light at the end of the tunnel, whichever way you see it? The Republicans with the growing spread of the TEA PARTY in the House of Representatives means another four years of deadlock, where no major policies can be passed. No bills of any importance will also be accomplished in the Senate, with a senile old man called Harry Reid of Nevada. Nothing and I mean nothing will find passage under majority leader Reid, because both parties hate each other. I am extremely grateful that the House of Representatives holds reign of the purse strings, so funds can be withheld from the Tax and spend Democrats.
    This new America has been built on the backs of takers, that is, those who take the entitlements but, do not produce. The Takers won last night. Obama cunningly promised more entitlements to an entitlement driven society, and, like a moth to the light they embraced his offer and sold their votes (souls) for more stuff. As the takers sold their votes they empowered the government, so now Washington can control of their lives as long as the gravy train keeps rolling. With gridlock in Congress, little or nothing will be done. Obama’s minions used the racial separation, the illegal migrant and immigrant major issue and has shown through his first four years of an administration full of derision, anti-conservatism and a serious move towards a European type socialist Democracy. I worked 29 years in the Merchant Marine and earned my 4 pensions. I want to know “WHY” for the my hard work of grueling, arduous years at sea for my family, that my taxes are taken to pay for the living standards of “Freeloaders” and the largest majority of illegal aliens who are parasites at the public trough? NOTHINGS GOING TO CHANGE? ILLEGAL ALIENS WILL KEEP COMING DEMANDING CITIZEN RIGHT AND WE ARE THE FOOLS THAT WILL PANDER TO THEM.

    ALL I KNOW IS MY FAMILY HAS BEEN IN THE SANCTUARY STATE OF CALIFORNIA FOR GENERATIONS, SO IT WAS TIME TO MOVE ON FROM EXORBITANT TAXES TO PAY FOR FOREIGNERS THAT DO NOT RESPECT OUR LAWS, COMPLETELY IGNORE THEM.

    The Tea Party is now more significant than ever before with estimates of 41 million voters. We told the Republicans they should be more confrontational, more direct and display Obama’s record for the world to see, but their egotism blinded them to the reality. The accomplishments of the Tea Party is the only shining light in the conservative movement and the GOP took complete advantage of our work as well as the sweat of our backs, and yet, the blind Pharisees refused our wise counsel. This leaves us with little choice but to take it, get tougher and protect our American heritage with all we’ve got. Mr. Mitt Romney worked hard, but played it safe, stayed in the safe waters and refused to expose ‘America’s Fraud President’ and what was the result? Mr. Romney lost, and the Republican Party failed America. However, the greater issue is far beyond Obama or Romney. This Presidential race clearly shows America is a DIVIDED NATION looking for a tough no-nonsense management with real conservative values. The Tea Party is the last remaining stronghold of TRUE Conservative values in America, we must not stop!

    •The Liberal stream media has been co-conspirators from the commencement and thus the general public knew little of ‘America’s Fraud President’ and the hateful measures perpetrated by the Obama Regime. This is why the Tea Party must bring national awareness to the dangers of the lame stream press and educate the public on the impact of their recent actions of the ‘takers’ as they sold their votes. The Tea Party must march forward with a 2 prong approach. We must bypass the lame stream media with truthful and accurate information.

    •We must tell the Republican Party they have proven themselves ineffective and therefore must get out of our way.

    Now is the time that we must surge. We shall not go quietly into the night, but we are ready to take our stand here, we will not back down, ever.

  • Brittanicus

    God help America. Obama’s won a second term, so we can expect Sky high gas prices as he plays into the Environmentalists zealots hands. Even more rules and regulations from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to inhibit the drilling of petroleum, natural gas and the inevitable extinction of the coal industry. A massive illegal alien invasion under President Obama’s watch to give the 20 million illegal aliens a path to citizenship, in this once sovereign nation. Instead of small business created the demoralization as the companies leaving the U.S.A for less taxed countries. Huge influx of more illegal aliens are pouring into the country, for Obama’s entitlement programs (BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP) bringing their babies in even huge waves and an astronomical burden on taxpayers. Unions becoming even more powerful, buying favors from the already corrupt political parties. More draining of the U.S. treasury to pay for so called friends in incompetent foreign countries, and the dismissal of a once powerful military defense, conceding to huge cuts in budgets to pay for the spongers, scroungers and freeloaders amongst the population who have no intentions of finding a job.

    An even deeper recession with this administration printing more money, adding to a growing inflation, more expensive food and even more crushing threats of the Justice Department against states as Arizona, Georgia, and a few others in the 50 states by bloated agencies. America is going to founder if we keep encouraging the awful poverty from other countries? What does either political party think when they can justify a two Trillion deficit (THE HERITAGE FOUNDATION), if This President can push through another fraudulent amnesty like the one Reagan forced upon this nation in 1986? YES! To the higher echelon of scientists, engineer, mathematicians’, because they will not be the virus that lives of the working public, but we can ill afford to cater to the desperate and impoverished who come here as criminals, with their hand out.

    Marxists such as the notorious Eric Holder, ultra Liberal as Janet Napolitano, Communist Czars and his rash of simpletons in his federal agency who sued states trying to protect their taxpayers from spending their hard earned money on supporting illegal aliens. A clamp down on free speech, liberties and freedoms by Obama’s liberal’s goons throughout the states. More control by the United Nations as Obama administration is subservient to them, to provide a global tax of all the industrialized nations. The United States is becoming a more secular country under this government, which is prosecuting the rights of the church and religion because of the harsh Socialist agenda. This country is becoming more Balkanized by 137 foreign languages instead of the one foundation of everybody speaking English. Our educational system is in dire trouble, with a failing beyond what we can imagine and covered up? Places with large populations with illegal alien children are flooding our schools and distracting our teachers from producing our performance of legitimate Americans and legal immigrants. The loss to our great country is returning our school structure to our states and not compromised by a bunch of bureaucrats in Washington. Instead I suspect a monolithic rise in government agencies that is a danger to our fundamental liberties.

  • http://twitter.com/thrushjz @thrushjz

    I saw many of these undocumented workers in Greeley Colorado where I perform (I'm a professional musician) upstairs from the place where I play was a hallway and signs that said "Get your fair share" and "Jobs for Obama", the signs led to a door which I walked to down a hallway to and when I approached the door the very loud talking got real quiet, I heard a "Shhhh" and "quiet" then they just stopped talking as if they were hiding something. I took pictures of the door, signs etc.. now I know what they were doing that they felt they had to Hide…

  • hora

    But will not working well this time, but try a win will be another Civil war, and Nobuma no have a full Dems support like before.