On Feb. 28, Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) signed a bill into law that expedites voter registration for California residents.
“AB 1407 will increase voter engagement by removing the unnecessary step of pro-actively registering to vote, increasing the likelihood of a young person voting in future elections,” said Kevin McCarty a Democratic Assemblyman from Sacramento who sponsored the bill.
The bill will automatically pre-register 16 and 17 year olds to vote upon receipt of a California driver’s license or state identification card. Teenagers will then be eligible to vote when they turn 18 without having to take any further action.
However, in California, illegal immigrants are legally allowed to obtain a driver’s license.
“As of January 2015, California residents who cannot establish legal presence in the United States may apply for a driver’s license if they can show eligible proof of identification and residency in the state,” says the California DMV website.
Big League Politics reached out to McCarty’s office to find out if there were any provisions in the bill that prevent illegal immigrants from registering to vote when they obtain a drivers license. His office did not return a request for comment before publication.
Similarly, the city of Chicago is introducing an identification card program called CityKey.
“The Chicago CityKey is an optional, valid, government-issued ID card offered to all Chicago residents that will unlock many of the great things our City has to offer,” says the City Clerk’s office website.
Adversaries of the CityKey say that it will also be allowable as a form of identification for voter registration purposes.
Chicago Alderman Ameya Pawar, (D-Ravenswood), claimed that the CityKey will only be used for bus passes and library cards, and that potential voters would need a second form of identification like a social security card in order to register.
Democrats, who have turned their mainstream message into one of radical socialism and expanded government are losing voters in droves. Thus, they need a new group of voters – one that does not care about American values like capitalism and liberty – in order to sustain themselves. Mass groups of unassimilated illegal immigrants are the perfect target.
These tactics are the latest in a clear trend of Democrats trying to meddle in American election systems.