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Democrat Governor Roy Cooper vetoed a bill that would have removed noncitizens from the voting rolls. The people who would have been taken down were ones that told the courts that they could not serve on jury duty because they were not citizens. This seems like common sense, but North Carolina is a swing state where margins of victory can be quite low, and a relatively small amount of illegal voting could change the results of some elections. I could be wrong, but unless I miss my guess, Republicans will not be able to review the lists of who voted until well after the vote has been certified.
Cooper made the fraudulent claim that by allowing the self-confessed illegals aliens from the rolls that it would lead to harassment of voters who are legal. That is the weakest excuse I’ve heard since Bill Clinton asked what the meaning of is, is.
J. Christian Adams of the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) told Breitbart News that the vetoing of the legislation by Cooper ahead of the 2020 presidential election is setting “a dangerous precedent for North Carolina and any other state with higher numbers of legal immigrants passing through their government systems.”
“Non-citizens most often become registered to vote by mistake when they fill out an application for a service, like a driver’s license,” Adams continued. “Instead of adopting a simple procedure to catch those errors, Gov. Cooper bowed to the radical left’s desire to keep non-citizen voter participation an unspeakable matter. Legitimate votes in North Carolina will continue to be canceled and otherwise good people will risk deportation because of his veto. This is truly a backward decision from the governor.”
In June, PILF filed a lawsuit against the North Carolina State Board of Elections for failing to make public the number of non-citizens who are on state voter rolls. Last year, a PILF study revealed that non-citizens on voter rolls in sanctuary cities like San Diego County, California were vastly more likely to register as Democrats rather than Republicans.