Sunday, April 8, 2018
US Voter Fraud Is Real and It Can Influence the Outcome of Elections
THE REAL NEWS TODAY IS THAT ILLEGAL VOTING AND ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION ARE LINKED. Conservative analysts have been telling us this for a long time. • • • ONE MILLION ILLEGALS VOTED FOR HILLARY. That is what Judicial Watch told us back on November 8, 2017. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said that that around 1.1 million illegal aliens voted for Hillary Clinton in the last election and that voter fraud represents a “crisis” for the Republican Party going forward. Fitton estimated the number of illegals who voted for Hillary in 2016 at enough in numbers to “change the outcome of elections.” Fitton said the number of illegal votes was somewhere in between the zero claimed by the Democrats and the 6 million figure claimed by Trump : “By my estimation, we had about one and a half million illegal alien votes in the last election, 1.4 million by my guess,” said Fitton during a speech hosted by The Remembrance Project. Of this number, Fitton said that about 80% vote for Democrats, with around 20% typically voting for Republicans. “1.1 million by that calculation voted for Hillary Clinton….so we really face a crisis in this regard. It’s one thing to lose your country because you have no borders, it’s another thing to lose your country because you have no vote.” Fitton, adding that policy discussions are pointless “if elections are stolen through illegal votes.” • InfoWars wrote that : "If a study that came out in June is accurate, Fitton may even be underplaying the amount of illegal immigrants who voted in the election. Just Facts President James D. Agresti and his team of researchers looked at data from a Harvard/YouGov study which included a sample size of tens of thousands of voters, including non-citizens who admit they are not eligible to vote. Agresti concluded that as many as 5.7 million illegals voted in 2008, a far higher figure than previously thought. In 2012, the figure was as high as 3.6 million. Agresti told the Washington Times : “The details are technical, but the figure I calculated is based on a more conservative margin of sampling error and a methodology that I consider to be more accurate.” • After President Trump made the claim that votes by millions of illegal immigrants cost him the popular vote, he was lambasted by the press, who blamed an InfoWars story published on November 14 in which we reported that around 3 million illegals voted. Ever since then, Trump’s assertion that millions of illegals voted has been called a “fake news” conspiracy theory. • And, President Trump last week in Greenbrier County, West Virginia, as reported by Fox News; said that millions of people, including immigrants, vote illegally with the tacit help of state governments like California's, which he noted "shields" voter information from dissemination. "They vote many times It's not a conspiracy theory, folks." • The President then set up a commission to investigate the alleged voter fraud, but it was disbanded in January because some states, mostly those led by Democrat administrations, refused to provide the voter data needed to complete the study. • The UK Mail, as early as Novemver 30, 2016, warned that : "Donald Trump was vilified for his tweet saying 'In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally.' It was dubbed 'false' by CNN, 'bogus' by the Washington Post, and rated as 'pants on fire' by Politifact. But experts warn today that the rapid media condemnation of the president-elect is itself flawed -- and that he was at the very least partially right in his claims. They said it is certain that - among other things - non-citizens were registered to vote and cast ballots. It is also certain that there were other instances of illegal voting, including people who vote under false identities, and people who cast ballots in multiple states, which most attacks on Trump's tweet chose to ignore, they warned." • • • SOROS DEFENDS LAX CONTROL OF VOTER REGISTRATION. If you doubt that President Trump has a valid point, just consider what the George Soros Center for Ameroican Progress wrote about "voter rights" in a report published on July 18, 2017 : "The ability to cast a ballot freely is key to having our voices heard and exercising control over our government....But to cast a ballot, every state except North Dakota requires people to register to vote. Many states have made great advances in lowering barriers to voter registration, providing a gateway to voter participation through tools such as automatic voter registration, same-day registration, and online voter registration. Unfortunately, many states are using voter registration tricks that manipulate the voter rolls and keep eligible Americans from having their voices heard....two of the worst practices used to block eligible voters from participation: documentary proof of citizenship requirements, where people must show evidence of citizenship in order to become registered to vote, and illegal voter purges. Like other forms of voter suppression, both of these practices close off the democratic process to wide swaths of eligible Americans. These tricks to prevent Americans from voting have arrived on the national stage in President Donald Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which is set to meet for the first time on July 19. This so-called Election Integrity Commission threatens to reverse the protections of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), a transformative law that prevents states from enacting overly burdensome voter registration requirements and engaging in illegal voter purges. The NVRA was passed to increase voter participation by making it more convenient for Americans to register to vote and to maintain their registration. Since its enactment in 1993, the law has been responsible for the successful registration and participation of tens of millions of eligible Americans." • If that doesn't teach us that President Trump is on to a real issue that could reduce ProgDem illegal voters numbers, nothing will. • • • CALIFORNIA LEADS THE WAY IN ILLEGAL VOTER REGISTRATION. Zero Hedge reported last Thursday that : "California has issued over a million driver's licenses to illegal immigrants over the past three years, according to the Sacramento Bee. Following the passage of Assembly Bill 60 which went into effect January 1, 2015, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has granted 1,001,000 illegal immigrants licenses as of March 31, according to a Wednesday announcement by the DMV. The bill, entitled 'The Safe and Responsible Drivers Act' authored by then-Assemblyman Luis Alejo in 2013, was meant to help illegal immigrants 'get to work, drive their children to school, and run everyday errands without the fear of being pulled over,' according to DriveCA." • Why should illegal immirgants be able to "get to work, drive their children to school, and run everyday errands without the fear of being pulled over"??? Alejo, now a Monteret County supervisor, says : "Immigrants are getting tested, licensed and insured and this is making our roads safer for everyone. Today, we see the law working the way it was intended to and has dramatically improved the lives of a million immigrants and their families." NOTE that Alejpo never once labels these new California drivers license holders as what they really are -- ILLEGAL immigrants. • Originally, these special licenses did not grant illegal immigrants the right to vote -- HOWEVER, a new law rolling out this month which automatically registers drivers to vote, the California Motor Voter Act, has raised concern over potential abuse. • Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote, a national organization that unsuccessfully pressed Governor Jerry Brown to veto the law allowing automatic registration, says : “You’re setting the state up for a disaster. They don’t seem to have a process in place to verify that people are who they say they are. It’s a free-for-all, a process that can be manipulated.” • Linda Paine, co-founder of the nonpartisan Election Integrity Project of California, said her organization has visited DMV offices to observe how workers handle undocumented immigrants. She said the visits, and meetings with state officials, left her with little confidence about any safeguards to prevent illegal voter registration. Paine told Fox News : “There are thousands and thousands of DMV workers across our huge state. They’re not all trained...It’s not even that people who are ineligible want to be registered. They may not know that they have to select ‘Opt out.’ ” • • • OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY GETS IT COMPLETELY BACKWARDS. Also last week, a team of researchers at Ohio State University published a new study that concludes that “fake news” stories had a significant impact on voters in the 2016 presidential election that may have impacted the final result. The study, first reported by the Washington Post on Tuesday, sought to measure the degree to which false news stories dissuaded voters who cast ballots for President Obama in 2012 from voting for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in 2016. While the researchers emphasized that they could not definitively say that fake news “caused” Obama voters to defect from Clinton in 2016, they concluded that these stories had a “substantial impact” on voters that may have been sufficient enough to swing the election to Donald Trump : “Our analysis leads us to the conclusion that fake news most likely did have a substantial impact on the voting decisions of a strategically important set of voters -- those who voted for Barack Obama in 2012. Indeed, given the very narrow margins of victory by Donald Trump in key battleground states, this impact may have been sufficient to deprive Hillary Clinton of a victory in the Electoral College.” • PLEASE, DO NOT DESPAIR -- even though this "research" could cause reasonable people to do just that. Because, if we are to believe the OSU "researchers," it was Fake News put out by the Trump team that could have led to Hillary losing the 2016 election. THE PROBLEM with this "research" is that it was Hillary, the DNC, the FBI, Christopher Steele and his Russia Dossier, the New York Times, the Washington Post, CNN, NBC, CBS and ABC that put out the Fake News -- AND it was 100% against Donald Trump. • The "researchers" said making a judgment about whether the fake stories determined the outcome of the election would have required a larger survey sample. So, what we have here is a non-peer-vetted piece of research trying to blame President Trump for the Fake News that everybody on the Left was using against him. the key to just how FAKE the research is comes in this final statement at its end - - the study has not been published in an academic journal yet -- that is because a panel of academic peers has not agreed that it is valid, publishable research. But, that didn't stop the WP from printing it, did it??? • • • VOTER FRAUD EXISTS IN THE UNITED STATES. Back in November, 2016, before the presidential election, FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) Noncitizens, published areport that said : "The United States sends election monitors around the world to help discourage fraudulent balloting. But, here at home, it has largely turned a blind eye to the possibility that fraudulent voting by noncitizens could influence the outcome of an election. Our voter registration system is susceptible to abuse by noncitizens. In addition, noncitizens and illegal aliens are counted when apportioning congressional districts and when allocating state electors under the Electoral College. This means noncitizens play a role in determining how many congressional representatives a state has and exert an indirect influence on presidential elections." FAIR states that : "Mass immigration has had a significant effect on American electoral politics. Despite the fact that it is a crime for aliens to vote in federal elections, noncitizens and illegal aliens are counted when apportioning congressional districts. This means that areas with large numbers of illegal alien residents gain additional representatives in Congress. In addition, there is evidence that both foreign nationals who are lawfully present in the United States and illegal aliens have voted in recent elections. During this election cycle, noncitizens have been discovered on voter registration rolls in both Virginia and Pennsylvania. And the Office of the US Attorney for the Western District of New York recently announced that it charged a Canadian woman with making a false claim to citizenship after she registered and voted in more than 20 elections." FAIR says that because recent presidential and other federal office elections have been very close : "ballots cast by noncitizen voters have the potential to improperly alter the outcome of elections. Consider how close the 2000 presidential election was. Could the outcome have been affected by noncitizen voting? The answer is yes. With the 2016 election fast approaching, and candidates publicly alleging that the system is rigged, the possibility exists that voting by noncitizens could significantly influence the results. Many immigrants' rights groups contend that noncitizen voting constitutes a harmless misunderstanding of the rules and should not cause great concern. However, this approach undermines the rule of law. It also enables individuals whose interests may not coincide with those of the American people to exert influence on our domestic politics. Given the rate at which both the legal and illegal alien populations have been allowed to grow, the United States should be concerned with ensuring that the electoral power of US citizens is not undermined and with protecting the United States from foreign influence through 'diaspora diplomacy.' ” • • • MOTOR-VOTER IS RAMPANT. FAIR says that elections in the United States are governed by a complicated mix of federal, state, and municipal election laws. As a rule, noncitizens are prohibited from voting and are subject to criminal penalties if they do....However, laws requiring voting registrants and voters to establish proof of citizenship have been repeatedly challenged in recent years. The most frequent objections to these reasonable measures are that voter fraud is a “myth” and that voter ID requirements will unreasonably interfere with the right to vote. However, these claims seem patently unreasonable given that there have been numerous reports of unlawful voting by aliens but no virtually no reports of voters being disenfranchised." • NON-CITIZEN voting is coming -- in what FAIR calls "a disturbing new trend," several municipalities in Maryland have begun allowing noncitizens to vote in town elections; and the City of Chicago now allows noncitizen voting in school advisory council elections. To date, no state has extended noncitizen voting beyond municipal elections. This, however, remains a major area of concern. State efforts to extend the franchise to noncitizens undermine the rule of law; blur the distinctions between citizens and noncitizens; and render US elections susceptible to both fraud and foreign influence." • The US does not have a general use identity card or document -- that is a topic for another time -- and so the preferred form of documentary identification in the US is the drivers’ license. FAIR reports that : "Drivers’ licenses are issued by the states, pursuant to a widely varying body of state-specific laws and regulations. Currently, 12 states and the District of Columbia allow illegal aliens to obtain a drivers’ license. Congress attempted to address these issues with the Real ID Act, enacted May 11 2005, which established standards for state-issued licenses and other identity documents -- including verification of immigration status. However, only 24 states and territories are currently compliant. Many of the allegedly compliant states have continued issuing licenses and state ID cards to illegal aliens and short-term visitors. Others -- such as Delaware and Utah -- have continued to issue “driving privilege cards” or other non-license documents. The intentions behind the Real ID Act also continue to be thwarted by certain provisions of the NVRA. These provisions, known as the “Motor-Voter Law,” require state departments of motor vehicles to act as voter registration proxies. The information supplied by license applicants doubles as voter registration information and the registration process has become nearly automatic. Because so many states continue to issue driver’s licenses to noncitizens, it is relatively easy for aliens to commit voter fraud through the Motor-Voter system. When renewing a driver’s license by mail, they simply check the boxes indicating that they wish to be registered as voters and affirming that they are a US citizen. Most often, they are added to the voter rolls without any attempt to verify the applicant’s citizenship." • FAIR says there is a "stunning lack of federal interest" in this issue. The US Election Assistance Commission published its last report on Election Crimes a decade ago in December 2006. This 23-page report mentioned noncitizen voting once, only to note that it had been addressed in media reports. The most recent version of the Department of Justice’s report Federal Prosecution of Election Offenses was issued in 2007. Ostensibly a manual addressing how the Justice Department handles federal election offenses it devotes only three and a half pages to noncitizen voting violations....The Heritage Foundation notes that as few as 300 cases involving voter fraud have been successfully prosecuted since 2010....[voter fraud] cases do not appear to be a priority for the Justice Department. The same appears to be true for US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The ICE website lists a 2011 arrest of an illegal alien charged with voter fraud. No other election-related prosecutions appear to have been posted. A diligent search of the Internet will produce several accounts of state arrests for egregious instances of illegal voting but this is clearly not a prominent issue for state prosecutors." • BUT, says FAIR: "Federal and state lack of interest in election offenses is not an indication that noncitizen voting is a minor problem. It is only an indication that election authorities are failing to prosecute violators. Inattention to the phenomenon of noncitizen voting and a failure to impose effective penalties against those who cast votes fraudulently has rendered laws against such activity a paper tiger, without deterrent effect. If the problem is allowed to continue, it will inevitably lead to questions about whether the results of US elections truly reflect the political inclinations of the American people. • • • VOTER FRAUD HAS BECOME ENDEMIC IN THE US. And, isn't that just what ProgDems are trying to enforce -- everybody should vote -- because it helps the ProgDems. • Consider that illegal immigration is a massive and growing problem in the United States. Estimates of the illegal population vary between 11 and 20 million. FAIR believes "there are likely between 11 to 13 million illegal residents. In addition to the illegal aliens already in the country, the Census Bureau estimates that the illegal alien population is growing by a minimum of 500,000 per year. Combining the estimated numbers of both legal and illegal aliens, there appear to be at least 26 million non-US citizens in the United States at any given time. The bulk of them are lawful permanent residents and illegal aliens (a total of 22 million). The balance consists of roughly 1.6 million tourists and other brief-stay visitors; and approximately 2.4 million long-term visa-holders, such as students and temporary workers. Many politicians are taking firm stances on issues affecting migrants, including amnesty, entitlements and sanctuary city policies. This gives noncitizens a significant incentive to register as voters and cast a ballot. For example, in East Chicago, Indiana, a city with 30,000 residents, voting fraud was so systemic in 2003 that the State Supreme Court ordered a new election with heightened verification. When unlawful voters were prohibited from casting a ballot the outcome of the election changed. The problem is not unique to Indiana. A 2013 National Hispanic Survey study by Republican pollster John McLaughlin asked a sample of 800 likely Hispanic voters if they were American citizens -- 13% admitted they were not. In 2014, a study released by a team of professors from Old Dominion University and George Mason University estimated that approximately 6.4% of noncitizens voted In the 2008 presidential election. They also surmised that 2.2% voted in the 2010 midterm election. In addition, the study estimated that 80% of noncitizens who appeared to have voted cast their ballots in favor of one party. Noncitizens are believed to have voted in these elections in numbers great enough to have affected the outcome." • FAIR quotes Nate Silver, an acclaimed statistician with the forecasting firm Five Thirty Eight, who calculated that states with newly implemented voter ID laws will experience turnout decrease by as much as 2.4% of the registered voter population. Opponents of voter ID laws claim that any decreases in voter turnout are evidence that legal voters have been disenfranchised – discounting the possibility that the reductions are due to decreased participation by non-citizens. But, as Silver has noted, this argument doesn’t make sense because the vast majority of adults in America hold some form of photo identification and states with voter ID laws offer qualifying documentation at minimal or no cost. While it is impossible to prove that Silver’s entire 2.4% estimated turnout decrease is entirely attributable to noncitizen voters, it is highly likely that foreign nationals without authorization to vote will constitute the majority of this group. And Silver’s numbers are consistent with the results of other studies more specifically focused on reducing unlawful noncitizen voting. If we take the mean of these three estimates -- 7.25% -- and apply it to just the 22 million non-citizen residents currently in the United States, then approximately 1.6 million non-citizens vote every year. According to the high and low estimates here, that number could be as high as 2.9 million (at 13% of 22 million), or as low as 528,000 (2.4% of 22 million). Both are unacceptably high numbers." • • • WHEN WILL THE US REQUIRE VOTER ID CARDS? There is enough evidence of illegal non-citizen voting to show that it's a growing problem that may have a significant effect on American electoral poitics. The low risk of penalty and the lack of effective controls make alien voting is easy. In states without ID requirements, the only check against noncitizens registering to vote is a box on the application form asking registrants to confirm they are US citizens -- this is rarely verified and few violators are ever prosecuted -- it is a pointless exercise that does nothing to deter voter fraud. In states with voter ID requirements, the lack of a single, standardized document that demonstrates both identity and citizenship makes voter fraud easy. FAIR concludes : "If there is no real penalty for illegal voting, it is unreasonable to expect that an 'honor system' to keep ineligible persons from voting will be effective. The good news is that the problem could be relatively easily addressed through true compliance with the Real ID Act, the implementation of voter ID requirements for all federal, state and local elections, and the consistent use of an automated eligibility verification system like USCIS’ Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements program which provides a fast, secure and efficient verification service for federal, state and local benefit-granting agencies to verify a benefit applicant’s immigration status or naturalized/derived citizenship." • On January 4, President Trump tweeted : " As Americans, you need identification, sometimes in a very strong and accurate form, for almost everything you do.....except when it comes to the most important thing, VOTING for the people that run your country. Push hard for Voter Identification!" The UK Independent noted after the President's tweet that : "Republican-controlled states have in recent years passed voting restrictions seen by critics as an attempt to suppress racial minorities, who tend to vote for Democrats....A study by the University of California, San Diego, found that strict ID laws doubled the turnout gap between white people and Latinos in general elections, and almost doubled the gap between whites and black people in primary elections. • The UK Independent fails to draw the right conclusion -- the very fact that strict voter ID laws weed out Latinos and Blacks is proof that they work. For any of these people who are US citizens, every state with voter ID laws will register them to vote and provide a voter ID at minimal or no cost. • • • THE CENSUS CITIZENSHIP QUESTION. What a farce of a kickback from ProgDems. The New York Post wrote on March 26 that : "The Trump administration has decided to reinstate a US Census question about citizenship to 'help enforce' the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The controversial move was announced Monday night by the Commerce Department. 'The citizenship question will be the same as the one that is asked on the yearly American Community Survey,' the agency said in a statement. 'Citizenship questions have also been included on prior decennial censuses,' explained officials. 'Between 1820 and 1950, almost every decennial census asked a question on citizenship in some form. Today, surveys of sample populations, such as the Current Population Survey and the ACS, continue to ask a question on citizenship.' • The decision was made following a request by the Justice Department, which suggested that the question be reinstated for the 2020 US Census in an attempt to better enforce the Voting Rights Act (VRA). Specifically, federal officials claimed that the provisions would help prevent racial discrimination and 'protect minority voting rights.' " The DOJ requested that the Census Bureau reinstate a citizenship question on the decennial census to provide census block level citizenship voting age population (CVAP) data that is not currently available from government surveys, according to officials, who added : "DOJ and the courts use CVAP data for the enforcement of Section 2 of the VRA.” The Commerce Department stated that having citizenship data at the census block level would ultimately provide “more effective enforcement” of voting rights law : “Secretary Ross determined that obtaining complete and accurate information to meet this legitimate government purpose outweighed the limited potential adverse impacts. Congress delegated to the Secretary of Commerce the authority to determine questions to be asked on the decennial census. The Census Act requires the list of decennial census questions be submitted to Congress no later than March 31, 2018.” • ProgDem opponents of the citizenship question have always argued that it causes people to shy away from taking the census -- and experts believe a drop in numbers could lead to an inaccurate count of the US population. Senator Dianne Feinstein, ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, and her Democrat colleagues on the Committee wrote tothe DOJ in January : “The inclusion of a question on citizenship threatens to undermine the accuracy of the Census as a whole. Given this administration’s rhetoric and actions relating to immigrants and minority groups, the request is deeply troubling. Such a question would likely depress participation in the 2020 Census from immigrants who fear the government could use the information to target them. It could also decrease response rates from US citizens who live in mixed-status households, and who might fear putting immigrant family members at risk through providing information to the government. This chilling effect could lead to broad inaccuracies across the board, from how congressional districts are drawn to how government funds are distributed. Rather than preserve civil rights, as the Justice Department claims, a question on citizenship in the decennial census would very likely hinder a full and accurate accounting of this nation’s population.” • SO TRUE !!! Feinstein and her Democrat colleagues know full well that they must stop the ctiizenship question because it will lead to Democrats losing voters after the 2020 census rrapportions population to congressional districts. • A friend, who is a conservative Republican, somehow received this letter from Tom Perez, the chariman of the Democratic National Committee. The letter shows the real fear Democrats have about finding out how many actual US citizens live in the US. Here is the letter in full : "From: Tom Perez
Date: March 28, 2018 To: XXXXXXX Subject: Say NO to 2020 census citizenship question...Join Us...This week, the Trump administration announced that they intend to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census -- and now it's up to us to stop them. Adding this question to the census, especially at this point in the process and without any testing, is extremely reckless. It could decrease response rates in communities with large immigrant populations and produce inaccurate results due to incomplete counts. Congress depends on those results not only to decide how to distribute federal resources -- but also to determine the number of congressional districts in each state. This calculated move is a clear attempt by Republicans to maximize their political power and undermine fair representation in government. We must do everything we can to stop it. Add your name to oppose the Trump administration's decision to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. SIGN THE PLEDGE. Many immigrants are already fearful of deportation under the Trump administration. Including a citizenship question on the census will spread more fear among immigrants who are worried the information will be used against them. But this move is not only another attempt to intimidate immigrants -- it is an attempt by Republicans to sabotage important census data to rig our political system in their favor. It is critical that we speak out against it. Stand up against the Trump administration's decision to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census. Add your name today. Thanks for taking a stand against this reckless decision. Tom Perez, Chair, Democratic National Committee" • NOTE again that there is no mention of "illegal" immigrants, only "immigrants," and the "rigging" that Perez and the DNC accuse the GOP of doing is really what they are doing to pack voter rolls with illegals and other non-citizens who predominanatly vote Democrat. • • • DEAR READERS, voting is a privilege and a right, granted by the Constitution to US citizens. Non-citizens are welcome to apply for US residence and follow procedures to become citizens. But, until they enter the US legally and become citizens, they have no right to vote, and if they vote, they are subject to criminal penalties. • Reuters World News srote on Friday that ; "A 'caravan' of Central American migrants pressed on through Mexico on Friday, greatly diminished in size a day after hundreds of exhausted members left a field where they had been stranded all week, pressured by government officials who have been under fire from US President Donald Trump. About 800 people were left in the caravan, said Irineo Mujica, director of Pueblo Sin Fronteras, a group that has since 2010 been staging annual caravans to ensure safe passage for migrants and draw attention to their rights. This year’s caravan had about 1,500 migrants at its peak, but people began to leave the group after immigration authorities stalled it in the southern town of Matias Romero and screened men, women, and children following pressure from Trump. Organizers later decided to end the caravan in Mexico City instead of the US border as had previously been intended. Pueblo Sin Fronteras director Mujica told Mexican radio from Campo Nuevo in the eastern state of Veracruz that he was with about 150 migrants from the caravan who were waiting to board a train on Friday. Another 600 migrants, he said, mostly from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, had already made it to the central city of Puebla for a conference with US and Mexican immigration lawyers who were due to give instructions on how to seek asylum. • There is the instant human and Christian reaction to want to help such people. But, letting them into the US as illegals who will be used by Progressive Globalists to further shred the US Republic and its laws is not the right solution. • When we consider that if Hillary Clinton had been elected, the US open border policy would have continued, with more and more illegal immigrants flooding into the US, we can begin to appreciate the wisdom of the Founders, who created a structure called the "Electoral College" as a control system and to ensure the individual states were fairly represented. Otherwise one or two densely populated areas would speak for the whole of the nation -- as would have happened if Hillary's popular vote had been the only vote, including as it did, illegal voters committing fraud to support her and the open borders she represented. The Electoral College, as another friend recently reminded me, was not created as a device to favor Democrats, Republicans, Whigs, Tories or any other political affiliation. It was created as a system of "checks and balances" to guard against any small vocal area, with a specific agenda, speaking for the whole of the nation. My friend shared with me the following list of statistics -- they should put an end to the argument as to why the Electoral College makes sense -- §§ There are 3,141 counties in the United States. Trump won 3,084 of them. Clinton won 57. §§ There are 62 counties in New York State. Trump won 46 of them. Clinton won 16. §§ Clinton won the popular vote by approximately 1.5 million votes. In the 5 counties that encompass NYC (Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Richmond & Queens) Clinton received well over 2 million more votes than Trump. In other words, these Five (5) counties alone, more than accounted for Clinton winning the popular vote for the entire country! §§ These 5 counties comprise 319 square miles. The United States is comprised of 3,797,000 square miles. When you have a country that encompasses almost 4 million square miles of territory, it would be ludicrous to even suggest that the vote of those who inhabit a mere 319 square miles should dictate the outcome of a national election. §§ Large, densely populated cities (NYC, Chicago, LA, etc.) do not and should not speak for the rest of our country///and somehow the geniuses who founded our country understood this and created a system to avoid that circumstance. • Those statistics should always remind us conservatives to support the Electoral College when any Progressive group comes knocking at our door with the Pied Piper call to eliminate it. The supreme importance of the Electoral College is that it protects us from out-lier groups who oppose the Republic and its Constitution. That is exactly why the Democrats are against it. After all, they seem to be getting millions of illegals to vote in California and Virginia (where it is "legal") and hundreds of thousands of dead people to vote in Illinois and elsewhere. • Yes, to quote my friend : "Hillary won the wrongly-named 'Popular' Vote, but Trump won the votes of living AMERICAN people by at least a couple million...so he did not have to mention the dead votes in Illinois and on the East Coast. Don't expect to read about this in the NYTimes and the Washington Post."