The Schiff memo emerged at last on Saturday and President Trump called it a “total political and legal bust.” That charge was “ridiculous,” David French of National Review told Fox News, urging former FBI boss Robert Mueller to dig deeper and wider. While Democrats also support Mueller’s probe, they have been working three shifts to curtail the real investigation of 2016 election interference.
President Trump estimated that three to five million illegals had caused him to lose the popular vote, which Hillary Clinton carried by 2.8 million votes. Could any of those votes have been fraudulent? After all, actual illegal voters would be more influential than any string of Facebook ads.
Trump duly launched the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity headed by vice president Mike Pence and Kansas secretary of state Kris Kobach. Trouble was, Democrats such as California’s secretary of state Alex Padilla locked up the data.
“California’s participation would only serve to legitimize the false and already debunked claims of massive voter fraud made by the President, the Vice President, and Mr. Kobach,” Padilla said in a statement. “The President’s Commission is a waste of taxpayer money and a distraction from the real threats to the integrity of our elections today: aging voting systems and documented Russian interference in our elections.”
Other states dominated by Democrats also refused to cooperate, so this January the president dissolved the advisory commission. That came after evidence of how foreign national in the United States illegally do in fact cast votes in American elections.
Based on an investigation by the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service, last year a federal grand jury in Sacramento returned a nine-count indictment against Gustavo Araujo Lerma, 62, and his wife Maria Eva Velez, 64. Araujo is charged with aggravated identity theft, passport fraud, conspiracy to commit unlawful procurement of naturalization and citizenship, and five counts of voting by an alien.
As the court has documented, Araujo applied for U.S. passports under the assumed identity of Hiram Enrique Velez, a deceased U.S. citizen “whose identity Araujo fraudulently used for over 25 years.” During that time, the Mexican national obtained legal permanent resident status and ultimately U.S. citizenship for Velez, his wife. The couple had previously married in Mexico but did so again in Los Angeles in 1992 under the fake identity. This allowed Velez illegally to obtain status as the purported wife of a U.S. citizen.
The court is also charging that Araujo “committed illegal alien voting” by using the identity of Hiram Velez in numerous federal, state and local elections. So contrary to Feinstein and Padilla, there is evidence of voter fraud, and it’s easy to pull off.
Like the assassin in The Day of the Jackal, a person simply digs up records of someone who passed away, then steals their identity. Frederick Forsythe’s novel was published in 1971 but nobody in American government caught on to the trick. That’s how Gustavo Araujo got away with it for 25 years, brought in other illegals, and illegally voted in federal, state and local elections.
By some counts there are 11 million illegals in the United States, and 5.6 million are Mexican nationals. Both estimates are doubtless on the low side, same for the estimated three million illegals in California – about the same number of Russians living in all 50 states. It is reasonable to believe that many of the Mexicans “committed illegal alien voting,” and other document fraud, which is not a victimless crime.
As the Orange County Register noted, in 1996 some 743 non-citizens were found to have voted in the congressional race in which Democrat Loretta Sanchez upset Republican Bob Dornan. And “since then only a few safeguards have been put in place to prevent non-citizens from registering and voting.” For their part, Mexican politicians openly support Democrats.
Marcelo Ebrard was mayor of Mexico City from 2006-2012 and a Mexican presidential hopeful in 2011. As the New Yorker noted, in 2016, “Ebrard is working on Latino get-out-the-vote campaigns on behalf of Hillary Clinton.” So while the Clinton campaign and DNC tapped Russian sources for the Steele dossier, the Democrats’ 2016 candidate also found eager colluders in Mexico.
Meanwhile, the Advisory Commission shutdown does not end the search for voter fraud. President Trump turned over the investigation to the Department of Homeland Security, which knows who has Green Cards and temporary visas and can cross-check with voter rolls to see who actually voted. This non-conspiratorial inquiry should bring no objection from anyone concerned about election integrity.
In similar style, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson should order the State Department’s Diplomatic Security Service to go back at least 25 years and cross-check every passport application with birth and death records, a simple matter in the computer age. As with Gustavo Araujo, the nation needs to know how many false-documented illegals are voting in American elections, and who is colluding with them to enable voter fraud.