California’s ‘Motor Voter’ plan, which allow people to register to vote while they’re signing up for their driver’s license, has repeatedly been the source of consternation for those who care about the legitimacy of the vote.
According to the California Department of Motor Vehicles, and contrary to claims from the state’s leftist government, at least one ‘non-citizen’ in the state was registered to vote, and perhaps many more. Although as many as another 1,500 non-citizens were found registered, most agree that could only be a drop in the bucket.
In September, the agency admitted that it had registered as many as 23,000 people to vote ‘in error.’
Now, however, they’ve announced that another 1,500 people had been incorrectly registered to vote between April 23 and September 25.
The DMV said that those people were registered improperly due to a “processing error.”
The agency also declared that, among those 1,500, were people who were legal residents of the state, but not citizens. They also openly stated that none of the people improperly registered were living in the United States, or California, illegally.
A Canadian national, Randall Marquis, who’s lived in the United States for 31 years told the Los Angeles Times that he knew it was a mistake when he received a mail that told him he had been registered to vote.
Marquis said that when he saw the voter registration card, he simply threw it out. He said that he knew he wasn’t going to vote, and that he was “not allowed to vote, it’s stupid” he was registered to vote by the state’s government.
In response, he wrote a letter demanding an audit into the California DMV’s program, and said that he remained extremely frustrated by the myriad failures of both the license-issuing agency and the CDT.
California’s ‘Motor Voter’ law first took effect in April, and was allegedly aimed at making it even easier for people to update their voting registration.
However, even according to the state’s leftist Secretary of State, the failures of the two agencies have undermined the public’s confidence in the basic ability of California to “collect and transmit accurate voter registration information.”
While the state seems to be suggesting that the failures are simple incompetence (and that their inability to catch issues without them being first brought forward by media outlets is also incompetence), not everyone seemed to agree.
Patterson suggested that the 24,500 ‘erroneous’ registrations uncovered so far were not the entire story, but rather the “tip of the iceberg,” and seemed to believe that, rather than an accident, these votes were part of a conspiratorial scheme.
Republicans across the state, and even some democrats, had previously called for an audit into the program, and were rebuffed by leftists.
However, with 24,500 failures to properly register individuals utilizing the program already, it certainly seems to many people that an in-depth audit of the program, and how it has operated, would go a long way to helping restore public confidence in the program.
On the other hand, perhaps that was the intent all along; for democrats to add, through hook or crook, voters who would not otherwise be allowed to have a say in American democracy, and who would be very likely to cast their vote for the leftists who gave them ‘sanctuary?’
It seems difficult to fairly determine just how many ineligible people were added to the voter rolls when more than a million people registered with the program.
At this point, however, it’s clear that the program has been fraught with issues, and that those who questioned its usefulness were right to do so.