California Issues Its Millionth Drivers License – To Illegal Immigrants

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California is the nation’s most populous State, and they’re looking to further increase their leftist influence on national issues. Back in January, it was reported that California would have a new law take effect on April 1st. The law was presented as a common-sense measure to make sure everyone with a driver’s license (and thus a photo ID) is registered to vote. The law in question, the “California New Motor Voter Act,” was signed into law in 2015, but its implementation was delayed until April 2018, and now registers every driver in California to vote.

After it takes effect, everyone who applies for a driver’s license in the state of California will automatically be registered to vote. Naturally, many were worried that this could open up a backdoor and allow illegal immigrants to vote. After all, if they receive licenses, and anyone with a license can vote, why wouldn’t illegals be able to vote as a result?

As of now, that isn’t yet a possibility. Under the system, the DMV electronically sends a letter with information to every license holder eligible to register to vote. The registration form needs to then be sent to the California Secretary of State’s Office, which verifies the person’s name and citizenship.

And thank God that safeguard is there, because as the Sacramento Bee reported:

More than 1 million undocumented immigrants have received driver’s licenses, the California Department of Motor Vehicles announced Wednesday.

Assembly Bill 60, authored by then-Assemblyman Luis Alejo in 2013, required California DMV offices to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants as long as they can prove their identity and residence within the state. The law has led to 1,001,000 undocumented immigrants receiving licenses as of March 31.

While concerns that this will allow illegals to vote are unfounded as of right now – it could turn into a very real possibility. After all, the State of California says they’ll be verifying the citizenship of every license holder who tries to register to vote, but who holds them accountable if they don’t?

They’re a state with a voter fraud problem already. California already has 11 counties where there were more registered voters than people. It will be interesting to see if this changes.

Even so, the Electoral College does provide something of a safeguard even if California were to add 1 million illegals to their rolls. It’s just bad news for local politics in California. Illegals are already costing the taxpayers of California $23 billion a year. How much greater do you think that figure would be if they could vote en masse for their own interests – and against the interests of the American taxpayer?

Is California doomed? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. 

By Matt

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