“But let’s go back to the Electoral College, right? That’s not one person, one vote. It’s one of those long-lasting things that needs to be corrected. Go back to the founding of our nation and how imperfect it was, from the original sin in the Electoral College. We’ve made a lot of progress on a number of things, but representative democracy still needs some work.”
That was California Senator Alex Padilla to host Bill Maher on HBO’s “Real Time” last Friday. Maher said there were four Senators from the Dakotas representing 2.5 million people “and you represent – one guy represents 20 million. That’s got to change, right?”
“It should change, on a number of fronts,” Padilla responded, predicting that California’s state policies would spread to the national level. That invites a look at the polices California has been developing under Padilla, secretary of state since 2015. After the 2016 election, Padilla refused to cooperate with a federal probe of voter fraud, a longstanding practice in California and surging in recent years through the state’s imported electorate.
More than 22 million people are illegally present in the United States, according to a study by scholars at MIT and Yale. Pew Research pegged the figure at 11 million, and for years it stood as the official count. It now emerges that 11 million is more like the number illegally present in California alone. When he announced a lawsuit against the Trump administration in 2019, attorney general Xavier Becerra displayed a sign claiming 10 million “immigrants” in California.
When illegal aliens get driver’s licenses, the California Department of Motor Vehicles automatically registers them to vote. 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.” True to form, by March, 2018, the DMV had given licenses to more than one million illegals. Padilla wouldn’t say how many illegals voted in 2018, but his previous reference to “millions” provides a ballpark figure.
From 2016-2018, “caravans” of illegals began showing up at U.S. ports of entry in California, the place on the border most distant from Central America. Once in California, the acquisition of a driver’s license makes any illegal “migrant” a registered voter. In March of 2020, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered mail-in ballots for every registered voter in the state.
That included the millions of “new” voters Padilla celebrated. As in 2016, 2018 and 2020, the secretary of state failed to reveal how many illegals voted. When Sen. Kamala Harris got the nod from Biden, Newsom tapped Padilla to take her place. Nobody voted for Padilla, but he quickly ramped up the rhetoric against elected Republicans.
“Donald Trump, and a lot of his enablers, must be held accountable,” Padilla told CalMatters in January. Asked if he would vote to censure or expel Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, Padilla said, “Yes, I think they have to be held accountable. . . I think the nation would be best served if they were no longer in the Senate.” And Donald Trump “did just have a huge role in the rebellion and insurrection of January 6th. He’s been fanning those flames for four years.”
Padilla has been expanding voter fraud for years and as he told Maher, he now wants to “leverage the size of our state,” to make changes on “a number of fronts.” As Katy Grimes of the California Globe explains, Padilla knows that the House is based on proportional representation based on population and each state gets two senators regardless of population. But as with many on the left, Padilla claims “the U.S. Constitution isn’t fair, and wants to throw it out.”
In Padilla’s vision, the Electoral College of the Constitution is replaced by an imported electorate. In effect, foreign nationals replace legitimate citizens and legal immigrants in the voting booth. The surging caravans are basically drives to bring in more voters and as Joe Biden said in 2014, illegal immigrants are “already Americans,” so the border is essentially meaningless. The rule of the Democrat party replaces the rule of law, but there’s more to it.
California is also a pioneer of ballot harvesting, on full display in 2010. San Francisco district attorney Kamala Harris, the beneficiary of Willie Brown’s “poontronage,” was so poorly regarded that even the Sacramento Bee endorsed Republican Steve Cooley. He held the lead on election night but the same SEIU drones who ran Harris’ campaign dredged up enough “provisional ballots” to give Harris a victory of less than one percent some three weeks later. If anybody thought that was voter fraud it would be hard to blame them.
Kamala Harris moved on to the U.S. Senate and now the “Biden-Harris administration,” replaced by Alex Padilla. Meanwhile, Xavier Becerra, once on Hillary Clinton’s short list as running mate, replaced Harris as state attorney general and is now back in Washington as HHS boss for Biden-Harris. In a burgeoning one-party Democrat state, what goes around comes around.
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