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Tom Fitton's Weekly Update

Say No To Stolen Elections

President Obama Elected with Illegal Votes?

European leftists prefer American presidents who are critics of capitalism and fans of redistribution. The same is typically true of others foreigners, according to various surveys that show a Democrat candidate could win in presidential contests where foreigners had a voice at the ballot box. Polls like that are hypothetical, of course, because it is illegal for foreign nationals to vote in federal elections.  But a new academic study shows foreign nationals have been in a position to help Democrats steal elections.  In fact, the study demonstrates that is likely that President Obama won the presidency thanks to non-citizens illegally voting for him in 2008.  On top of that stunning conclusion, the study also concludes that “non-citizen votes likely gave Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress.”

If this study’s results are accurate, the implications are startling:  Obama is president as the result of election fraud.  We have Obamacare because of election fraud.  We have Dodd-Frank because of election fraud.  We have Solyndra because of election fraud.

Without the election fraud that put Obama in office, there’d be no lawless amnesty for illegal aliens, no Operation Fast and Furious, no Obama IRS assault on Americans.

Don’t take my word for it, you can draw your own conclusion from the alarming assessment that comes from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES), which is operated by teams of researchers from across the country. Non-citizens are inclined to support Democrat candidates – and President Obama – pulled in more than 80 percent of the vote from non-citizens in 2008, according to CCES.  There were enough ineligible voters to cast ballots in the 2008 election cycle to pull out Democratic victories in close elections nationwide.

The results of the CCES study show how serious this problem has become. The non-citizen vote was large enough to account for Democrat victories in a few close elections, according to a Washington Post article written by two of the political science professors who authored the study. It is possible that non-citizens were a significant factor in Obama’s 2008 victory in North Carolina. How do they know? This conclusion is based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote that show 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010. They may not sound like big numbers, but they are big enough to make a difference in tight, competitive races.

And there is little doubt that these votes helped put Obama into the presidency. The study notes “it is likely though by no means certain that John McCain would have won North Carolina were it not for the votes for Obama cast by non-citizens.”  North Carolina’s Electoral College votes were the difference between Obama’s winning and losing the presidency.

Judicial Watch has long maintained, and this study confirms, left-wing opposition to voter ID laws makes perverse sense. The Democratic candidates mostly favored by the left are the biggest beneficiaries of voter fraud. In this coming Tuesday’s mid-term elections, American citizens may have another election stolen from them – again – in North Carolina.  In North Carolina officials have found at least 145 illegal aliens who are still in the country as a result of Obama’s lawless amnesty and are registered to vote. North Carolina has one of the closest U.S. Senate races in the entire country, John Fund, a columnist for National Review explains. The non-citizen vote in North Carolina alone could help determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.

This is not a partisan issue, one can imagine many a Republican, desperate to obtain or retain federal office, happy to look the other way if illegal votes from non-citizens can help win an election.

This is a major story and confirms JW’s working theory that foreign nationals illegally vote in federal elections in large numbers and have assisted Democrats, including this president, to steal elections.

This is why the Left, led by this Obama administration, does not want voter ID, loves same-day registration, by-mail voting, etc. and craves amnesty (by hook or by Obama crook) and open borders. It is not about the Hispanic vote – it is about the illegal alien vote (and the legal alien vote), it is about stealing elections.

Fellow American, you simply cannot take for granted that your vote counts.  This new study confirms that there is a real chance your vote can be cancelled out by an illegal vote cast by legal or illegal aliens.

Judicial Watch does not take our basic freedoms for granted, and we are acting to protect the lawful votes of United States citizens.  Judicial Watch has been working hard for a long time to protect our nation’s elections from fraud.  Through our Election Integrity Project, Judicial Watch has taken the lead in fighting voter fraud and protecting the integrity of the ballot box nationwide. Judicial Watch’s examination of data published in 2013 capturing 2012 voter rolls and population data showed that at least 11 states plus D.C. had substantially out-of-date voter rolls, with multiple counties where the number of registered voters exceeded the total voting age population. According to Pew Charitable Trusts Report published in 2012, “24 million — one of every eight — active voter registrations in the United States are no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate.”

The problem is big, but we are winning.  In 2014, we successfully resolved lawsuits in Ohio and Indiana related to cleaning voter rolls in order to comply with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). Judicial Watch has threatened NVRA lawsuits in Colorado, Iowa, and the District of Columbia.  Judicial Watch has ongoing NVRA investigations in Alabama, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, and West Virginia.  Voters in all these states should be aware their voting rolls are dirty and susceptible to fraud.

Judicial Watch is also defending voter ID and other election integrity laws in the courts through amicus briefs or other participation in cases in North Carolina, Arkansas, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Kansas, and Arizona.

We’ve been particularly effective in North Carolina, calling out the Obama administration on its canard that election integrity suppresses the minority votes and highlighting how the hypocritical race hustlers in the Justice Department are actually belittling black American voters with your tax dollars.

Non-citizen voting is swaying our elections.  Voter ID, as the Old Dominion University study concludes, can minimize but won’t eliminate this lawlessness.  Proof of citizenship requirements, clean lists, diligence by election officials and other election integrity reforms are also part of the reform solution.

That is why, when the Obama Justice Department opposes voter ID and other basic election integrity measures in North Carolina, we are there to fight in court.  And when it opposes proof of citizenship requirements, we are there.  And when the compromised Obama gang wants to “fix” elections by actively opposing in court Judicial Watch’s successful effort to remove non-citizens from the rolls in Florida, we are there.

You can see “election integrity” is no academic debate.  It is a day-to-day battle waged by our committed team at Judicial Watch.  Our right to govern ourselves is under assault by an administration and a leftist movement that gains and keeps political power by negating your vote.  Please support our cause as if the future of the country depended on it…because it does.

Judicial Watch:  Watching the Polls in New Hampshire

You know that in close, competitive elections voter fraud can make the difference between the rule by law and rule by fraud. That’s why we are sending a team of lawyers and volunteer observers to New Hampshire on Election Day as part of our Election Integrity Project.

In the Granite State, citizens have a right to monitor elections so long as they do so unobtrusively. The Judicial Watch Election Integrity Protection program in New Hampshire will be lead and supervised by JW attorney Robert D. Popper. Popper is well-equipped to do so, as he is the former deputy chief of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Voting Rights Section. While serving in this capacity, Popper oversaw numerous DOJ election supervision efforts where DOJ attorneys and other staff members observed polling places.  During our time in New Hampshire next week, our team of lawyers and volunteers will simply observe and document the election process – and won’t be making any voter challenges or engaging election officials.

Bob Popper explained our New Hampshire poll watching effort succinctly:

We will be there to silently observe and record whether state and federal election laws are faithfully followed.  Judicial Watch is particularly interested in whether the requirements for voter ID are followed. We will also focus on whether those who want to both register and vote on Election Day are held to proof-of-identity requirements under New Hampshire law.  Having supervised precisely these kinds of Election Day monitoring operations for the U.S. Department of Justice, I can say election monitoring deters fraud and reassures honest voters and election officials.

To put it plainly:  the Left plans to sow confusion on Election Day.  Unfortunately, the Obama Justice Department’s unhinged attacks on voter ID show that it cannot be trusted to ensure clean elections in November.  So, in the key state of New Hampshire, once again this job falls to Judicial Watch.  We are pleased to launch this pilot election monitoring program in 2014 in New Hampshire.  Our attorneys and citizen volunteers will be using the same guidelines that guide the behavior for Department of Justice elections observers.

Judicial Watch has taken the lead in defending voter and other election integrity laws nationwide. And with your help, we will expand the New Hampshire Election Integrity Protection pilot program throughout the country in the years ahead.

We will stand watch not for parties or candidates (we don’t endorse or oppose candidates for public office), but for the American people.  Our work in New Hampshire is essential and I am confident it will not only deter election fraud there but across the country.

Media: Judicial Watch Was Right on Obama Ebola Report

Last week, I sent you an exclusive and troubling Judicial Watch report that the Obama administration is actively formulating plans to admit Ebola-infected non-U.S. citizens into the United States for treatment.  Specifically, the goal of the administration is to bring Ebola patients into the United States for treatment within the first days of diagnosis.

It is unclear who would bear the high costs of transporting and treating non-citizen Ebola patients.  The plans include special waivers of laws and regulations that ban the admission of non-citizens with a communicable disease as dangerous as Ebola.

One source tells us that the Obama administration is keeping this plan secret from Congress. The source is concerned that the proposal is illegal; endangers the public health and welfare; and should require the approval of Congress.

We reported this exclusively.  The media and Congress followed our lead and asked more questions.  The Obama administration lied, despicably so, and said that our report was false. But other media confirmed our story.   As we note in our Corruption Chronicles blog:

JW’s initial story also got Congress to get involved. Days after JW’s piece got published, the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee fired off a letter to the secretaries of State and Homeland Security asking for details of the Ebola scheme and whether employees of their agencies had engaged in conversations regarding it. “Please provide me any and all written memos or other documentation written by employees of your Departments regarding the formulation of a plan to allow non-U.S. citizens infected with Ebola to enter the U.S. to receive medical treatment,” says the letter signed by the committee’s chair, Bob Goodlatte of Virginia.

This week several media outlets have confirmed JW’s story, attributing the information to an unclassified State Department report. It spells out a plan to rush foreigners into the U.S. for Ebola treatment, according to a British newspaper that links the actual four-page document. It would cost $300,000 to treat each patient and another $200,000 for transportation, the State Department memo shows. The newspaper cites the White House Press Secretary issuing a “qualified denial” this week, saying that it hasn’t happened so far and that he doesn’t know of any plans to do it. “Despite the existence of a written plan, the State Department denies that it has any intention of bringing Ebola-infected noncitizens to the U.S. for treatment,” the news article points out.

The State Department memo, authored by the deputy director of the office of international health and biodefense, Robert Sorenson, also says this: “The United States needs to show leadership and act as we are asking others to act by admitting certain non-citizens into the country for medical treatment for Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) during the Ebola crisis.” In the aftermath of the document’s leak, senior administration officials have anonymously come forth to say there are “absolutely no plans” to transport foreign Ebola patients to be treated in the U.S.  What should Americans believe?

I have zero confidence that this plan has been shelved, but at least it has been delayed, for now.  Judicial Watch’s report also explains Obama’s crazy opposition to efforts by governors to quarantine individuals believed to have been exposed to Ebola.  It would certainly be more difficult to import Ebola-infected foreign nationals for swift treatment if states require 21 day quarantines to protect their citizens.

This administration is contemptuous of the concerns of citizens, experts, and our military.  Judicial Watch’s investigative report did much good in that the administration may have a harder time putting citizens at risk by sneaking Ebola-infected foreign nationals here.  Our educational efforts to inform people about what its government is up to pushed the Obama administration is disavow its own policy proposal.

The danger continues.  This president and his administration are off the rails, so we will continue our successful vigilance with your support.  Again, as with the Benghazi, Fast and Furious and IRS scandals, Judicial Watch did the accountability work on this Ebola scandal that one expects of government, Congress, and the Establishment media.