The Trump administration has the Democrats in Colorado in panic mode, but they are trying to hide it.
What started as a couple hundred voter registrations has exploded into over 3,300 registrations, a figure reported by the Colorado Secretary of State office, now being withdrawn ever since the announcement of Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity requested personal data on voters in June.
Even though the withdrawn registrations equal only .09% of Colorado’s 3.7 million voters, people close to the Democrat leadership are getting scared that this might spread nationwide, and they are trying to manage this potential firestorm now.
Working closely with the Colorado Democratic Party, Democrat National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez is trying to assuage the concerns of party members and convince registered voters to stay registered. The newly appointed, often foul mouthed Perez vows to fight this commission, and the president in any, and every way.
“If you un-register, you are giving a victory to proponents of voter suppression,” Perez said told one media outlet, as he tries to stem the tide of cancellations. “What we’re seeing in Colorado, we hope that doesn’t spread elsewhere,” said a DNC official. “That’s why we’re working on educating voters across the country about this. We’re not trying to incite panic, but the DNC itself is monitoring this situation and is concerned by what we’re seeing.”
This begs the question: why are Democrat voters canceling? Republicans have long claimed that the Democrats often play fast and loose with the voter rolls, and this adds fuel to that fire.
If there is no crime and nothing illegal going on, why would one pull their ability to support their party and make sure their voice was heard? Well, unless it wasn’t your voice, or your voice was not legally allowed to be heard. Stories after the election of people being prosecuted for voter fraud can not be helping Democrats.
Colorado is not the only state the feds want voter information from, but so far it is the only state that has seen major numbers of voter registration cancellations. The commission has also asked for data from all 50 states. So far, California, New York, Virginia, and Connecticut, as well as some red states, such as Oklahoma and Kentucky, are all pushing back against this request.
Some Democrats are trying to take the attention off of this wave of cancellations by making the story about well know anti-illegal immigration Republican Kris Kobach. California’s Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, claims that his state will not co-operate with the commission because Kobach is the vice chair of the commission.
“His [Kobach’s] role as vice chair is proof that the ultimate goal of this commission is to enact policies that will result in the disenfranchisement of American citizens,” said Padilla.
Another Democrat, and long time Clinton operative, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, said, “This entire commission is based on the specious and false notion that there was widespread voter fraud last November.” He went on to say, “At best this commission was set up as a pretext to validate Donald Trump’s alternative election facts, and at worst is a tool to commit large-scale voter suppression.”
Kobach, the Kansas Secretary of State, is used to Democrat attacks, but does admit that the amount of push-back this commission is getting from the left is “extraordinary.” While the Kansas official is surprised by the amount of opposition, the line of attack is an old one that all Republican have heard: racism.
When responding to these attacks that his motives are race based, he replies, “That’s often the case when you see one side winning an argument. When the conservative side is winning an argument.”
Kobach is not exactly sure why Democrats are canceling their registrations, and he’s not even sure it’s anything more than a political stunt, for now.
“It could be, actually, people who are not qualified to vote, perhaps someone who is a felon and is disqualified that way, or someone who is not a U.S. citizen saying, ‘I’m withdrawing my voter registration because I am not able to vote.’ It could be a political stunt – people who are trying to discredit the Commission and withdrawing temporarily because they are politically active but planning to get back on the voter rolls before the election next November,” he said.
Whatever the reason, Democrats have shown that they will always scream any time conservatives try to clean up the voter rolls. These same leftists will also say minority votes are being suppressed any time an ID is required. By keeping easily skirted voter rules in place, Democrats make it easier for those who are not legal citizens to vote. Their refusal to work with Republicans and/or state officials in ensuring only legal citizens vote cements that Democrats are guilty of the charge they are firing across the political aisle.
Democrat lawmakers, Mr. Perez and activists are trying to have it every way. Either liberals want every vote to count, or they only want every Democrat votes, legal or illegal, to count. The time has come for the left to choose, and choose the answer that is best for America, not their party.