By Thomas Cloud
…random checks by the Honolulu city clerk’s office found 200 registered voters who admitted they were not U.S. citizens. And in 2004, at least 35 foreign citizens applied for and received voter cards in Harris County, Texas, the report noted.
(CNSNews.com) February 24, 2012 – Two congressional Democrats who oppose tougher voter ID and voter registration laws told CNSNews.com that such laws are not needed because, they claim, documented voter fraud by illegal aliens is nonexistent.
At a discussion panel on voter identification (ID) laws held at the U.S. Capitol on Feb. 17, CNSNews.com asked Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.): “What should be done in regards to illegal immigrants voting?”
Lewis replied, “I don’t know of any. I don’t know of any case in any — in Georgia, in Alabama, in North Carolina, Mississippi or any parts of America — that some illegal person, some person who’s not a citizen had cast a vote and I just think that’s a lot of say-and-do about nothing. That’s not happening.”
Lewis also said voter ID laws, or proof of citizenship laws make it harder to restore voting rights to people that paid their debts to society.
“These laws are barriers to an all-inclusive democracy,” Lewis said “They are a disgrace and a shame. We continue to step backward toward another dark time in our history.”
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