The Electoral college was set up for one purpose only, “to stop radicals from electing a visceral reactionary extremist by concentrating their political power in a few states by electing a President.”
For instance, Democrats have been known to look the other way when it comes to voter fraud; thus millions of illegals have voted. By increasing the incentive to not work by giving free money to the masses, creating motivation for them to support the socialist paragon of elitists, effectively give them life time tenure. This results in more Democrat votes that in many cases, such as New York, Connecticut and California, overwhelmingly vote for the “Democrat” candidate who provides the succor. As anyone with a wee bit of intelligence can deduce the reason that the Democrats want to go with the popular vote to determine the Presidency. Call it loading the dice to their advantage.
Many politicians are taking firm stances on issues affecting migrants, including amnesty, entitlements and sanctuary city policies. This gives non-citizens a significant incentive to register as voters and cast a ballot. For example, in East Chicago, Indiana, a city with 30,000 residents, voting fraud was so systemic in 2003 that the State Supreme Court ordered a new election with heightened verification. When unlawful voters were prohibited from casting a ballot the outcome of the election changed.18
The problem is not unique to Indiana. A 2013 National Hispanic Survey study by Republican pollster John McLaughlin asked a sample of 800 likely Hispanic voters if they were American citizens. 13 percent admitted they were not.19
In 2014, a study released by a team of professors from Old Dominion University and George Mason University estimated that approximately 6.4 percent of noncitizens voted In the 2008 presidential election. They also surmised that 2.2 percent voted in the 2010 midterm election.20 In addition, the study estimated that 80 percent of noncitizens who appeared to have voted cast their ballots in favor of one party. Noncitizens are believed to have voted in these elections in numbers great enough to have affected the outcome.
If we take the mean of these three estimates — 7.25 percent — and apply it to just the 22 million non-citizen residents currently in the United States, then approximately 1.6 million non-citizens vote every year. According to the high and low estimates here, that number could be as high as 2.9 million (at 13 percent of 22 million), or as low as 528,000 (2.4 percent of 22 million). Both are unacceptably high numbers.
The good news is that the problem could be relatively easily addressed through true compliance with the Real ID Act, the implementation of voter ID requirements for all federal, state and local elections, and the consistent use of an automated eligibility verification system like USCIS’ Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements program which provides a fast, secure and efficient verification service for federal, state and local benefit-granting agencies to verify a benefit applicant’s immigration status or naturalized/derived citizenship.
The Real ID Act sets forth requirements for state driver’s licenses and ID cards to be accepted by the federal government for “official purposes”, as defined by the Secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security. The Secretary of Homeland Security has defined “official purposes” as boarding commercially operated airline flights, and entering federal buildings and nuclear power plants, although the law gives the Secretary the unlimited authority to require a “federal identification” for any other purposes.
So it is to the progressive swine to swindle elections at any cost, even to the detriment of the Constitution and the laws of the United States. The Open Border Society preaches their canon day in and day out. Their humanitarian shibboleth is not for the passionate concern for the less fortunate, but for them to hold on to power by eliminated the Electoral college.