“Motor Voter” Laws Ease Signing Up Illegals to Vote

States are registering non-citizens to vote through the mandatory “Motor Voter” law even if they indicated on their forms they are non-citizens.

J. Christian Adams, a former United States Department of Justice official in the Civil Rights Division will show the Supreme Court in a brief later this month that non-citizens are registering to vote through the government’s motor voter program. The motor voter act became law during the Clinton administration as an easier way to register voters through their local Department of Motor Vehicles offices, but Adams says the program is failing to weed out those who are not American citizens.

“The bigger problem is that when they get those drivers licenses, there’s a government social services agency that is compelled under motor voter to offer voter registration,” Adams says. “For example, I’m representing a client — the American Civil Rights Union. We’re about to file a brief to the Supreme Court that shows actual voter registrations of people who on their voter registration forms that they’re not citizens, but they’re still getting registered to vote.”

In addition to registering non-citizens to vote, many states are deliberately making their driver’s licenses for non-citizens as similar as possible to citizen’s licenses making it very easy to commit voter fraud by registering.

Like other states, illegal immigrants in California are flooding local DMV’s in an effort to get drivers licenses. However, many states are not remarkably distinguishing the licenses issued to both citizen and non-citizen alike, so it is difficult to see from an issued license if an individual is an American or not.

States including Michigan, Maryland, D.C., Illinois, California, Vermont, and Colorado are bucking a federal law that requires their DMVs to issue explicitly different looking drivers licenses to non-citizens from the licenses U.S. citizens received.

Combined with the Obama Administration’s drive to give social security numbers to millions of illegals, the driver’s license and motor voter fraud could mean millions of non-citizens on the voter rolls over the next few years.

Von Spakovsky adds the situation is made even worse by the president’s immigration plan. The plan allows for social security numbers to be issued to non-citizens and blocks efforts of state officials wanting to clean up their voter rolls by asking for the last four digits of a person’s social security number on their voter registration forms.

“If someone is here illegally and they don’t have a social security number, that’s one way to prevent them from illegally registering. It just makes it all the more difficult,” von Spakovsky says of Obama’s immigration policy.