For John, BLUF: Funny, the Progressives have switched from "no illegals registered" to "there is no reason to drop illegals from the voting roles." Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson, 7 June 2018.
Here is the beginning of the article:
The registrar of voters in the third most populous county in the United States is battling in court to keep non-citizens eligible to vote. Ann Harris Bennet of Harris County, Texas (population: over 4.5 million) takes that astonishing position in filing with federal court.It seems not to occur to people that efforts to dilute my vote is depriving me of the right to vote.
Stephen Dinan of the Washington Times reports:In a federal court filing last week she said people can be removed for other reasons, but there is no requirement she erase names of people even after they tell her they aren't citizens.
"Once a person is officially registered to vote, a state may only remove them from the voting list if: the person dies, changes residence, asks to be removed from the list, or becomes ineligible under state law because of criminal conviction or mental incapacity," Ms. Bennett said in court papers. The National Voter Registration Act "does not create any obligation for a state to conduct a list maintenance program to remove the names of voters who may be ineligible due to lack of citizenship."
Ms. Bennett is fighting a request by the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a conservative group pushing to clean up voter rolls, which asked the county to turn over records of people who'd signed up to vote then later admitted they weren't citizens.
Here in Lowell we are being sued because we have at-large City Councillors. Worse, some Citizens are willing to get out and vote, while others can't be bothered. As it is, my Precinct turns out in much higher numbers than many other Precincts, with the result that my Precinct is a decider in many races.
The obvious solution is to get more people to vote in other Precincts. However, that is too hard. So, to make up for that someone is suing the City, to create City Council Districts, so the votes in some districts will carry greater weight that the votes in others, where the proportional turnout is higher. Thus diluting my vote.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff