RALEIGH – Democrats were very, very interested in elections integrity when it appeared that absentee ballot harvesting was benefiting Republicans more than the Democrats that developed the practice. Not so much interested in it when it comes to Voter ID, or as it turns out, doing something as straightforward as removing NON-CITIZENS from voter rolls.
From Civitas Institute‘s Andy Jackson:
“Three months ago, I asked “should NC courts continue to withhold lists of potentially ineligible voters from election officials?” Apparently, Democrats in the General Assembly think so. SB 250 (Remove Foreign Citizens from Voting Rolls) has come up for votes in both the House and the Senate over the past several months, with the latest versions in each chamber passing on party-line votes.
In debate on a revised version of the bill in the House Rules Committee on October 1, Rep. Marcia Morey (D-Durham) claimed that SB 250 was a “voter suppression bill.” Other Democrats have objected to a provision in the bill that makes the names of those removed from voter rolls for not being citizens public. […]”
Stop me if this sounds off, but suppressing the number if non-citizens vote in our elections is EXACTLY the kind of thing our government should be doing. Last year more than a dozen non-citizens were charged with illegal voting in North Carolina. The judge in that case blasted elections officials for not removing these people from voting rolls.
Why would Democrats be interested in stopping efforts to remove these non-citizens from local voting rolls across the state? It’s a great question, and the implications of Democrats opposing such a simple elections integrity bill should make voters wonder just where their priorities lie.