By J. Christian Adams
PJ MEDIA — Give the Devil his due. John Podesta here, as in many other cases, is the Devil.
Podesta seems to have figured out that, because of vulnerabilities in our election system, foreigners can get registered to vote and get voter ID at the same time.
He has revealed one of the biggest vulnerabilities in American elections, one that exists entirely because of the Motor Voter law.
Wikileaks emails show Podesta reaching this conclusion — and wanting to exploit it:
John Podesta: I think Teddy’s idea scratches the itch, is pretty safe and uncomplicated.
On the picture ID, the one thing I have thought of in that space is that if you show up on Election Day with a drivers license with a picture, attest that you are a citizen, you have a right to vote in Federal elections.
Podesta’s right. Alien registration and voting is the next big battle for election integrity, because federal mandates created vulnerabilities in our election process.
Here’s how it works.
Under Motor Voter, registrants can get registered to vote while they get their driver’s license or “photo ID.” How? Well, getting registered to vote is as easy as marking “YES” to the question: “Are you a citizen of the United States?”
As Podesta notes, when you attest you are a citizen, you get registered. It’s automatic. It’s mandated under federal law.
The registrant then signs the form, stating under “penalty of perjury” that the answers are correct. It’s an honor system — but only four states engage in citizenship verification.
And three of those four states are currently entangled in litigation with leftist groups trying to end that verification: Kansas, Alabama, and Georgia.
These leftist groups have allies in the Justice Department, which has also fought citizenship verification measures ferociously.
Now we may know why. Alien registrants lie in enormous numbers, and are now on American voter rolls. Naturally, Democrats and the media do all they can to minimize the scope of the problem, because the former benefit from it.
Don’t states check if the answer to the citizen question is truthful? Don’t they make sure that only citizens are registering when they get their driver’s license/photo ID?
No and no. It isn’t happening.