Another type of voter fraud

Another type of voter fraud

January 9th, 2012 in Opinion Free Press

As the Obama administration wrongly continues to oppose states' photo ID requirements -- rules meant to combat voter fraud -- another type of voter fraud is being embraced in New Haven, Conn.

The mayor of New Haven wants to extend voting rights to illegal aliens and other people who are not lawfully entitled to vote.

Democrat Mayor John DeStefano has already conferred false legitimacy on illegal aliens by giving them "resident cards," and he has forbidden police to ask people about their immigration status. Those misguided actions earned for New Haven a reputation as a "sanctuary city" for illegal aliens.

But DeStefano also wants illegal immigrants to be able to cast ballots in local elections.

Outrageous! That not only rewards illegal aliens for their lawbreaking, but it also negates the legitimate votes of U.S. citizens.

Virtually no one suggests trying to round up and deport the millions of illegal aliens in the United States today. But that is no reason to encourage still more illegal immigration with unwise government policies.