We get a lot of lip service from Raleigh Republicans about supporting border security, election integrity, and President Trump. So, why has the GOP-controlled Senate blocked THREE TIMES a serious effort to clean illegals off our state’s voter rolls?
Perhaps it’s thanks to some Farm Bureau PAC money scooped up by Brent Jackson. Or some convenient cash from those rats at The Chamber. There are rarely any ideological arguments anymore in our capital city. It’s all about ca$h-flow.
The feds recently caught a Korean national voting multiple times in Columbus County. The Democrats, Josh Stein, and those “heroes” at the state board of elections have kvetched and moaned about complying with a subpoena from a diligent US attorney seeking to DO THEIR JOB FOR THEM.
Here’s Jay DeLancy, executive director of The Voter Integrity Project, writing about his frustrations in trying to get Jones Street Republicans to help with getting non-citizens off of voter registration lists:
[…] Three times… in 2013, 2015 and 2017, Voter Integrity Project has advocated for a corrective legislative measure in this area, but certain bi-partisan forces have constantly fought the bill in the NC Senate, where it has died twice. for the third session in a row, the bill passed the NC House. This year’s version, House Bill 29, passed the lower chamber with bi-partisan support, but it languishes under the watchful eye of Senator Phil Berger. He has let it die for five years and counting.
Meanwhile Florida leads in this common-sense reform. According to the July 31, 2017 (Florida) Sun Sentinel…
The [Broward County] elections office began receiving jury recusal information this year from the Broward clerk of courts about residents who filed forms saying they could not serve on a jury because they were either a non-citizen or a convicted felon, [County Supervisor of Elections, Brenda] Snipes said. The elections office can cross-reference that information against its voter rolls to see if any are voters that should be removed for the same reasons.”
To be clear, Snipes is NO friend of election integrity. For reasons far beyond the scope of this post, our Florida counterparts have fought long (and losing) battles with her over purging the voter rolls of people living (and voting) from mail box kiosks, business addresses, and vacant lots. She refuses to comply with these peasants at Florida Voter Integrity Project.
In fact, our side has had so much trouble with her cavalier attitude that the American Civil Rights Union has her in federal court. So, in order to mitigate a bad loss in that lawsuit, she has suddenly seen the light and is taking pro-active common-sense measures to clean up her act… and the Broward County voter rolls.[…]
Why is the NCGOP using State Senator, Phil Berger, to block HB 100, a bill that helps election officials get non-US citizens off North Carolina’s voter rolls?[…]
Yeah. WHY ????
In all three of those occasions (2013,2015,2017) the GOP had veto-proof majorities in the Senate. The House did their job and sent it across the way to Berger’s fiefdom — where it died a slow bureaucratic death.
You have to respect the leftists for being HONEST enough to admit they have no interest in protecting our national security. But it’s extra appalling to have politicians on the right who CLAIM to be with you on protecting the country, but do exactly what the leftists want. In most cases, for a wee bit more campaign cash.