Election Fraud-Friendly Bill Threatens Pro-Gun House Seats In
-- Bill could lock-in ability of illegal aliens to vote
Gun Owners of America E-Mail Alert
8001 Forbes Place, Suite 102, Springfield, VA 22151
Phone: 703-321-8585 / FAX: 703-321-8408
Tuesday, July 11, 2006
The House of Representatives is very close to a floor vote on
legislation that would further restrict the ability of states to
prevent voter fraud.
Vote fraud arguably cost gun owners two pro-gun members of Congress
-- Bob Dornan (R-CA) in 1996 and John Thune for US Senate in South
Dakota in 2002. Both of those losses would have been impossible were
it not for the Motor Voter Law passed during the Clinton presidency.
As John Fund points out in his book Stealing Elections, there is
"accumulating evidence that Motor Voter has been registering illegal
aliens, since anyone who receives a government benefit may also
register to vote with no questions asked."
Moreover, says Fund, an INS investigation in 1996 into alleged Motor
Voter fraud in California's 46th congressional district revealed that
"4,023 illegal voters possibly cast ballots in the disputed election
between Republican Robert Dornan and Democrat Loretta Sanchez."
Representative Dornan lost that election by fewer than 1,000 votes.
Under the Motor Voter Law, anyone getting a driver's license or
applying for welfare must be given a chance to register to vote. It
is illegal to ask for proof of citizenship, which of course, makes it
VERY DIFFICULT to keep illegal aliens from voting. Several states,
such as South Dakota, allow absentee voting with no identification
needed to fill out the absentee ballot. Other states do not require
identification to vote.
Now, HR 9, the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act, would lock
in the abuses that are becoming prevalent under the Motor Voter Law.
It would do this by prohibiting "any qualification or prerequisite to
voting" that could have the effect of keeping just one law-abiding
citizen from voting.
What are "qualifications" or "prerequisites to
consider that many states or localities require photo IDs to protect
against voter fraud. But supporters of Motor Voter insist that
requiring a photo ID to vote or execute an absentee ballot is a
design to reduce voting. Similarly, some supporters of Motor Voter
do not want dead people's names removed from the voter lists, because
doing so might accidentally remove legitimate voters. Both measures
-- requiring photo IDs and list clean ups -- are different ways to
ensure against illegal vote fraud.
HR 9 would constitute a threat to many pro-gun members of the House
especially, but even some Senate seats could be manipulated by
locking in voter fraud protections currently in federal law.
ACTION: Please contact your Representative and urge him or her to
OPPOSE HR 9, the reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act. You can
visit the Gun Owners Legislative Action Center at
to send your Representative a
pre-written e-mail message. And, you can call your Representative
toll-free at 1-877-762-8762.
The integrity of the voting process is under attack, and fraud will
be made even easier if HR 9 is passed. HR 9 contains language that
would override state laws that are designed to prevent vote fraud --
just because some lawyer might allege that preventing fraud
discourages voting. The language in question is in Section 5(1)(b)
of HR 9, the bill to renew the Voting Rights Act.
Voting without a picture ID (in person or when filling out an
absentee ballot) arguably caused the defeat of pro-gun Representative
Bob Dornan and Woody Jenkins for Senate in 1996 and John Thune for US
Senate in 2002.
If the Rules Committee permits an amendment to strike this section,
please vote for it. If the Rules Committee prohibits an amendment to
kill this section, please vote against the bill.
Gun Owners of America will be counting this on their rating of
Congress as a gun vote.