Wisconsin Democrat Governor Tony Evers wants illegal immigrants to be able to receive driver’s licenses, which will pave the way for massive voting fraud in the battleground state.
In his first budget as a new governor, Evers proposed language that would allow “undocumented folks” to apply for driver’s licenses in the state, which requires only a driver’s license and proof of residency to become a registered voter.
We’re announcing tonight that undocumented folks will be eligible to receive driver’s licenses and ID cards. This makes our roads and our communities safer, and helps strengthen our economy and Wisconsin families. #WI4Us
— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) March 1, 2019
He claims providing government identification to illegal immigrants will make roads safer and boost the economy, though has not explained how he will prevent illegal immigrants from voting.
In Wisconsin, individuals only need a government issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license, and proof of residency, such as a lease agreement with an apartment complex, utility bill, pay stub, or other official form with their name and a Wisconsin address.
Illegal immigrants currently are barred from securing such identification, but could easily secure something as simple as “A letter on public or private social service agency letterhead identifying a homeless voter and describing the individual’s residence for voting purposes.”
While voting as non-citizens would of course remain illegal, this legislation would increase the possibility of fraud in the battleground state.
Republican legislators in Wisconsin say this is an issue on which they refuse to buckle.
For Republicans such as state Rep. Adam Neylon, this is not an area in which they’re willing to compromise.
“It’s a nonstarter because, first of all, we shouldn’t be incentivizing illegal behavior,” Neylon said.
Neylon believes this proposal and most of Evers’ budget will be scrapped by the Republican-controlled Legislature.
If successful, Wisconsin would join 12 states and Washington D.C. by allowing illegal immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses and state issued ID.
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