Hispanic group objects to voter bill
Oregon's largest Hispanic group, labor activists and state election officials are opposing a Republican-backed plan to require people registering to vote for the first time to show proof of citizenship...
Stop right there. Read that again. A bill that simply requires people to show that they can lawfully participate in our elections is being opposed by "Oregon's largest Hispanic group, the Unions, and PERS receiving elections officials.
Ramirez and other opponents hope to kill the measure in the Democrat-controlled Senate. They argue that there's little or no evidence that such fraud is occurring and that the bill would create needless barriers to voting.
Demonstrating eligibility is definitely a "needless barrier." I demand that we start using that standard for everthing. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to comandeer a submarine.
Under the bill passed by the Oregon House, first-time registrants would be required to produce evidence of citizenship, such as a birth certificate, naturalization papers or a passport.
The latest estimate is that as many as 150,000 illegal immigrants are living in Oregon, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, although Ludwick thinks the number is higher.
And yet some strawberries remain unpicked...
The GOP's voter registration bill is being opposed by the Oregon AFL-CIO on grounds that it would discourage voting by putting unnecessary burdens on citizens who might have problems locating birth records or other documents.
This is another example that shows us that Democrat voters are stupid people. The AFL-CIO isn't worried about Republicans not being able to register, just Democrats who are to stupid to know where their documents are. I don't want people like that voting anyways.
"I don't see a problem out there" with undocumented aliens attempting to register, the Portland Democrat said. "We're clean and fraud-free in our elections, and this seems like it's a solution in search of a problem."
Thank goodness Kate Brown says that we are "fraud-free." No she has no data to back up that assertion but who cares. She said it so it must be true!
I am always amazed at the voter groups that Democrats seem so worried about. The homeless (who by definition do not have a "county of residence" to register in) the felons, and the illegal aliens are demographics that just the liberal political party seems to want voting.
The Statement Journal even editorialized in favor of this bill:
Voters should have proof of citizenship
This bill would require proof of citizenship to register to vote for the first time.
That seems rather noncontroversial, but no Democrat voted for the bill. What possible reason could there be for not wanting proof of citizenship to vote?