s citizens watch America’s southern frontier melt away, millions wonder whether this is a gargantuan goof by Joe Biden or intentional public policy.
Biden’s border bedlam is not a bug. It’s a feature of this faux moderate’s far-left agenda. Those whom conservatives call illegal aliens, Biden considers Future Democrats of America. Why fight over today’s voters when you can let 633,124 potential new ones invade the USA, from February 1 through May 31, versus 111,490 in 2020’s like period — up 468 percent?
These people are here to stay. Pre-Biden, federal officials handed illegal aliens documents with distant dates when — wink, wink — they would plead for asylum before federal judges. “See you then” — nudge, nudge — replied the Great Uninvited.
Now Biden simply waves illegal aliens through. Thousands enter America without these flimsy court summonses, which some 87 percent reportedly have ignored anyway. So, as few illegal aliens expect even glancing scrutiny, often two years hence, they instead will make themselves right at home.
Adults might need 10 or 12 years before enjoying amnesty, perhaps under President Stacey Abrams in 2034. After today’s unaccompanied minors turn 18, they could benefit from DACA 2.0, DACA 3.0, or similar relief. After all, how can America eventually deny the vote to such people as the Ecuadorian girls, ages 3 and 5, whom smugglers dropped onto U.S. soil after dangling them over a 14-foot wall?
But these unbeckoned foreigners could vote here much sooner. If Democrats ultimately place their radical election overhaul on Joe Biden’s desk, it could turn millions of foreign lawbreakers into voters as soon as the 2022 midterms.
Americans who favor honest elections can breathe a sigh of relief — for now. Senate Democrats failed yesterday to muster the 60 votes needed to proceed on S 1, the upper chamber’s 886-page companion bill to the House-passed HR 1. Roll Call Vote No. 246 tied 50-50, along party lines.
But Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) is nothing if not crafty. He surely recalls how Obamacare appeared dead at one point along its journey through Congress.
Democrats, however, never take no for an answer. They persisted and eventually defibrillated their government-medicine leviathan. The seemingly stymied behemoth rose from the marble slab on which it lay, and Obama signed it into law. And within the U.S. Code it now resides.
So eternal vigilance against S 1 and HR 1 remains the order of the day. Conservatives must hammer these horrid bills until Democrats lose control of the Senate, House, or White House. Until then, this legislation remains a clear and present danger to this republic and its democratic election system.
Here’s how this Democrat conveyor belt could whisk illegal aliens from the border to the ballot box:
-Automatic registration: This Democrat ballot-box-stuffing legislation would require states and cities to register people to vote when they apply for government benefits and services — whether or not citizens, foreign or domestic, so desire. Cautionary tale: Green Card holders visited Nevada’s Department of Motor Vehicles last year. They soon were shocked to find themselves on voter rolls.
-Same-day registration: Illegal aliens could reach the polls on Election Day, sign up to vote, and cast ballots immediately. HR 1 offers no means to distinguish Americans from foreigners. Thus, secret ballots — as illegal as these aliens themselves — could not be isolated post facto and uncounted. Each such bogus ballot would nullify a sacred American vote. Same-day registration also would let illegal aliens, as well as U.S. citizens, target multiple polling places and vote, vote, vote.
-No voter ID: HR 1’s prohibition on voter identification would make it impossible to confirm that people are who they say they are. If Alejandro Gomez from Guatemala tells poll workers that he is Alexander Gordon from Galveston, who are they to judge? Give Gomez/Gordon his ballot and get on with it!
-Drop boxes: HR 1 would proliferate unsupervised drop boxes, never mind that COVID-19 is receding and with it Democrats’ excuse for this “emergency” measure last fall. With few, if any, watchful eyes on them, especially overnight, these receptacles are perfect vectors for infecting clean elections with dirty ballots.
-Ballot trafficking: HR 1 broadens the dangerous practice of letting activists, parties, and campaigns gather and submit fistfuls or even bulging sacks of ballots. Per HR 1, traffickers could accumulate mass-absentee ballots blasted across cities and states. Orphan ballots — tied to deceased or relocated voters — would collect dust. Crooked traffickers could reap these unclaimed ballots, let illegal aliens complete them, and then dump them at registrars of voters or into drop boxes — from sea to shining sea.
-Non-precinctpolling centers: HR 1 would propagate huge, centralized polling centers rather than local precincts, where Americans have voted fairly and faithfully for centuries. Vigilant poll workers at a neighborhood precinct might question an illegal alien who seemed uncharacteristic of that community. If Conchita Jimenez claimed to be Connie Jackson from Elm Street, Connie’s old friend might happen to be a poll worker and recall that Jackson passed away weeks earlier. Jimenez could be stopped from casting a phony ballot. But if Jimenez visited a consolidated polling center, with voters and election volunteers pouring in and out from all around town, her shenanigans likely would go undetected.
“HR 1 is very revealing about the Left because it shows that they want to destroy the security and integrity of the ballot box and take us back to the early days of our history, when election fraud was rampant,” Hans von Spakovsky, Esq., Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation, tells me. “Their push to open our border and bring in as many aliens as possible, combined with removing the safeguards we have in place to prevent those aliens from registering and voting, make it clear they are willing to do anything to win elections and retain power.”
Logan Churchwell of the Public Interest Legal Foundation observes that HR 1 does not exactly legalize fake ballots. Rather, it renders them interchangeable with legitimate ones. HR 1, he writes in the Washington Times, “blurs facts and data to the point that a lawful vote, a mistaken one, and outright fraud will look and count the same.”
HR 1 could achieve for ballot security what Biden has accomplished for border security. This could be as true for the 630,000-plus potential illegal-alien voters whom Biden already has welcomed as for the tens of millions of such illegal aliens already here. This is the purpose of Democrats’ un-American no-border philosophy.
For these reasons and more, Joe Biden’s border catastrophe poses a clear and present danger to U.S. election integrity. HR 1/S 1 would weaponize his southern-frontier fiasco and fire it directly into the heart of America’s already wobbly voting system. The U.S.–Mexico border should be secured as urgently as the U.S. Senate should deport HR 1 and S 1 — once and for all.
Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research. Bucknell University’s Michael Malarkey contributed research to this opinion piece.