Ilegal Aliens and Election Fraud

Cross posted from Faultline USA

As the left proclaims that there will be a massive Latino voter turnout
in 2008, more and more cities across the nation are claiming that they
can’t stop voter fraud among illegal aliens. The following is a summary
and full text of yesterday’s press release from American Unity Legal Defense Fund.

Summary:
American
Unity Legal Defense Fund files Amicus Curiae brief in Crawford vs.
Marion County Elections Board case pending before the Supreme Court.
They ask the Court to consider the danger of illegal aliens voting:
Cases and reports over many years indicate that non citizens have voted
illegally across the country. The American Unity Legal Defense Fund
(AULDF) filed an Amicus Curiae brief today in the Crawford vs. Marion
County Elections Board case now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The case centers on the State of Indianas attempts to protect its
election day operations by requiring voters to show photo
identification at the polls.
Summary source

Full Text follows:

Illegal Alien Issue Added to Supreme Court Voter ID Case

FOR RELEASE: Monday, December 10, 2007

CONTACT: Edith Hakola, Esq.

American Unity Legal Defense Fund (540) 347-4766

Download full brief in pdf format CLICK HERE

Illegal Alien Issue Added to Supreme Court Voter ID Case

Non-profit
Group’s Amicus Brief Asks Court to Consider Election Fraud by
Non-Citizens in Crawford vs. Marion County Elections Board.

(Warrenton,
VA)..The American Unity Legal Defense Fund (AULDF) filed an Amicus
Curiae brief today in the Crawford vs. Marion County Elections Board
case now pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. The case centers on the
State of Indiana’s attempts to protect its election day operations by
requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.

AULDF’s
brief, in support of Indiana’s voter identification law, supports the
state’s position by specifically asking the Court to consider the
danger of non-citizens casting ballots. The Amicus brief states: “Cases
and reports over many years indicate that non-citizens have voted
illegally across the country.”

Opponents to the Indiana law who
have filed Amici briefs include the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the ACLU,
the Indiana Democratic Party, and the Mexican American Legal Defense
and Education Fund (MALDEF). They claim: “… mandating that those
seeking to vote in-person produce a government issued photo
identification violates the First and Fourteenth Amendments to the
United States Constitution.” Further, they argue that “in-person voter
impersonation fraud” – which they contend is the only problem addressed
by the statute in question – “does not exist.”

Yet AULDF
uncovered several instances of clear, documented “in-person voter
impersonation fraud” in the first city it examined. Numerous other
voter frauds were also detected which could have resulted in voter
impersonation frauds.Some included forgery. But others included changes
in existing registration data, a pattern which has been repeated across
the country. These trends, contend AULDF, could have easily led to
voter impersonation fraud.

AULDF asserts that opponents to the
Indiana law have failed to recognize the value of voter identification
procedures in stopping actual and potential voter impersonations.

AULDF
points out that illegal aliens increasingly perpetrate registration
fraud. “[T]he lack of immigration law enforcement is significant,” and
that the threat of non-citizens impacting the election process is
growing. For “illegal immigrants, voting records have a substantial
value as evidence of employment eligibility.”

More importantly,
asserts AULDF, recent political efforts have given illegal immigrants a
non-economic incentive to participate in election-related activities:
to increase political “clout” in hopes of achieving immigration law
changes.

Edith Hakola, Executive Vice President of the American
Unity Legal Defense Fund commented, “We entered this case because the
integrity of the electoral process is crucial to participatory
democracy. Voter fraud breeds distrust of our government.” Mrs. Hakola,
a Virginia attorney who was appointed by President Reagan to the
ten-member council of the Administrative Conference of the United
States, also said “Voters who fear their legitimate votes will be
outweighed by non-citizens who fraudulently cast ballots will be
discouraged from exercising their right to vote. We want the Supreme
Court to consider this threat to our democracy in their deliberations.”

The
American Unity Legal Defense Fund is an independent, national,
non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving our
historical unity as Americans into the 21st Century.
http://www.americanunity.org/index.htm

About American Unity Legal Defense Fund (from their web page)
“The
American Unity Legal Defense Fund is an independent, national,
non-profit educational organization that advances the cause of
immigration reform in the legal arena. We’re bringing to the courts’
attention information that could shape the critical decisions that
judges make – and we’re combating a formidable array of left-wing legal
organizations that are increasing their focus on immigration. . . .)

American Unity Legal Defense Fund, P.O Box 420, Warrenton, VA 20187

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