Donald Trump’s claim he lost the popular vote because of millions of illegal votes rocked Washington.
Barack Obama responded by calling voter fraud “fake news”.
But one arrest just changed everything.
After Trump raised the specter of illegal aliens providing Hillary Clinton her popular vote margin, liberals shrieked in horror.
Obama blasted the allegations in a press conference as “fake news.”
“Obama, speaking with reporters in the White House briefing room, grew animated when he discussed voting rights, warning that more recent restrictions on ballot access, like voter ID laws that critics charge are racist because they disproportionately affect minorities and young people, have their roots in the era of Jim Crow.
America must “make it easier, not harder” for people to vote, he argued, and the restrictions, anyway, make no sense.
“This whole notion of voting fraud — this is something that has constantly been disproved. This is fake news,” Obama said emphatically. “The notion that there are a whole bunch of people out there who are going out there and are not eligible to vote and want to vote. We have the opposite problem. We have a whole bunch of people who are eligible to vote who don’t vote, and so the idea that we put in place, the idea of a whole bunch of barriers to people voting, doesn’t make sense.”
But recent events have proven Obama to be a liar.
A James Madison University student was arrested in Virginia after registering dead people to vote.
The Daily Caller reports:
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia sentenced on Monday a James Madison University student to at least 100 days in prison for registering names of deceased persons to vote, CBS 6 WTVR reported.
Andrew J. Spiels worked for a Democrat-affiliated organization known as Harrisonburg Votes at the time he committed the crime, according to acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle .
“In July 2016 Spieles’ job was to register as many voters as possible and reported to Democratic Campaign headquarters in Harrisonburg,” a U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesperson told CBS6. “In August 2016, Spieles was directed to combine his registration numbers with those of another individual because their respective territories overlapped. After filling out a registration form for a voter, Spieles entered the information into a computer system used by the Virginia Democratic Party to track information such as name, age, address and political affiliation. Every Thursday an employee/volunteer hand-delivered the paper copies of the registration forms to the Registrar’s Office in Harrisonburg.”
Spieles’ scheme was uncovered when an employee at the county registrar’s office recognized one of the names he submitted as having passed away.
This is the second major voting fraud scandal in Virginia.
An investigation found thousands of noncitizens on the commonwealth’s voting rolls.
The Washington Times reports:
“When Virginia Delegate Robert Marshall asked the state’s 133 local governments to provide numbers on noncitizens and jury pools, Loudoun County produced some hefty figures.
Between 2009 and 2014, the Washington, D.C., exurb of more than 350,000 residents had disqualified more than 9,000 of them for jury duty because they were not U.S. citizens.
Loudoun County jury pools come from two sources — voter registration lists and Department of Motor Vehicle driver’s license applications. The county’s 9,000 juror disqualifications means that a potentially significant number of noncitizens vote illegally in Virginia. It suggests a basis for President Trump’s assertion of illegal immigrants voting in November’s elections, though not necessarily by the “millions” he has claimed.
After Mr. Marshall, Prince William Republican, had collected the jury pool data in 2014, a new player entered the state last year. The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) began canvassing election clerks county by county, city by city, demanding they turn over information on noncitizens purged from voters lists and whether they had voted.
The foundation found itself in a stiff battle with Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s elections chief, who, PILF said, did not want to turn over voter information. In October PILF issued its first report, accusing the state of a “cover up” as “thousands” of noncitizens illegally remain on Virginia’s voting rolls.
Citing data from six counties and two cities, the report found that 1,000 noncitizens were registered to vote in those jurisdictions between 2011 and 2016, and that 200 of them actually voted.”
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