Fight for Fair Elections Takes a Step Forward
California sued for violations of National Voter Registration Act.
Attorneys Harmeet Dhillon and Mark Meuser, the California Globe reports, have filed a federal lawsuit against Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State, and Steve Gordon, director of the California Department of Motor Vehicles, for violations of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. The state violates the Act, Meuser said in an October 1 post, “by failing to ensure that only citizens are placed on the voter rolls.”
Under the National Voter Registration, the state determines eligibility to vote but the right to vote is still based on U.S. citizenship. Two of the plaintiffs in the suit, Roxanne Hoge and Ali Mazarei, are legal immigrants and concerned that only citizens get registered to vote. That has not been happening in California.
All the state is doing Meuser explains, is looking at “state records for felons or duplicate registrations.” Secretary of State Padilla “has established a pattern and practice of doing nothing to verify that a potential voter is a United States citizen, thus causing non-citizens to be placed on the voter rolls.” Padilla thus acts as a “glorified clerk simply transmitting the data from the voter registration application to the counties for data entry purposes.” For this duty, state Democrats have deployed the DMV.
The DMV “motor voter” program automatically registers to vote anybody who receives a driver’s license, which California allows for those illegally present in the United States. Back in 2015, Padilla told the Los Angeles Times, “At the latest, for the 2018 election cycle, I expect millions of new voters on the rolls in the state of California,” with “new voters” code for ineligible voters.
Padilla said the DMV kept “firewalls” in place but didn’t explain how they worked, or how many ineligible voters the firewalls had blocked. Padilla had to know how many ineligible non-citizens voted in November 2016, but he wasn’t talking and refused to release any voter information to a federal voter-fraud probe.
True to form, by March, 2018, more than one million “undocumented” immigrants received driver’s licenses from the state Department of Motor Vehicles, which automatically registered them to vote under the “motor voter” program. So the millions of new voters Padilla expected in 2018 are indeed on the rolls, and the Meuser-Dhillon lawsuit aims to find out how many were non-citizens and therefore ineligible to vote. The state is claiming zero.
While registering illegals to vote, the DMV was failing miserably at its duly appointed tasks, leaving Californians standing in line for hours. That prompted calls for an audit by State Auditor Elaine Howle, who uncovered University of California president Janet Napolitano’s secret $175 million slush fund. Democrats would not let the intrepid Howle anywhere near the DMV and left the audit to the Department of Finance, under the control of the governor’s office. The results were not surprising.
Only “six California residents,” were “erroneously” added onto voter rolls in the 2018 midterms, Padilla claimed in August. This was due to “DMV errors” and none was undocumented and none guilty of “fraudulently voting or attempting to vote.” DMV Communications Deputy Director Anita Gore is on record that “conditions that led to the problems have been addressed,” so nothing to see here folks. Legal immigrants and legitimate citizens might recall the back story
Californians have voted to limit property-tax increases (Proposition 13, 1978), bar illegals from receiving taxpayer-supported services (Proposition 187, 1994), and banned race and ethnic preferences in state education, employment and contracting through the California Civil Rights Initiative (Proposition 209, 1996). California voters also banned bilingual education, which was really Spanish language education, through Proposition 227 in 1998.
These victories alarmed Democrats, who sought to cancel the voice of the people by importing an electorate from Mexico and Central America. The illegals vote Democrat and in return get protection from deportation through sanctuary laws, which protect from deportation even the worst violent criminals including cop-killers and MS-13 murderers.
In return for protection, the illegals get driver’s licenses, in-state tuition and now government paid health care. This is bound to attract more illegals and Californians recently got some enlightenment on the total number illegally present in the state.
Attorney General Xavier Becerra, once on Hillary Clinton’s short list as a running mate, has filed some 60 lawsuits against the Trump administration, including a challenge to the public-charge rule for illegals, blocking green cards for those who accept government assistance. When they announced the suit, Becerra and Gov. Gavin Newsom displayed a chart claiming 10 million “immigrants” in California.
“Immigrants” and “residents,” are also Democrat code for illegals. For years the default figure for the number in the entire country was 11 million, and with 10 million in California alone the Democrats probably have their imported electoral college. So it’s long past time for legal action.
“The fight for fair elections just took a huge step forward,” says Mark Meuser. Meanwhile, he and Harmeet Dhillon are not alone in the fight.
Judicial Watch has filed a federal lawsuit against Los Angeles County, charging failure to clean up voter rolls and deliver records related to elections. Judicial Watch charges that eleven California counties have registration rates exceeding 100 percent of eligible voters and California has the highest number of inactive registrations of any state.
With 2020 just around the corner, legal immigrants and legitimate citizens will be watching.