Majority of Democrats: Illegal Aliens Should be Given the Right to Vote


#1

Link to story here . . .

Majority of Democrats: Illegal Aliens Should be Given the Right to Vote

John Binder 31 Jul 2018 Breitbart News.

A majority of Democrat voters now say that the 12 million illegal aliens currently residing in the United States should be given the right to vote.

In a new poll by Rasmussen Reports, a majority of 54 percent of Democrats said illegal aliens in the U.S. should be given the right to vote so long as they pay taxes. Illegal aliens paying taxes ensures the identity theft of Americans. . . .

. . . . Likewise, 53 percent of self-described liberal voters said they too support giving the 12 million illegal aliens in the U.S. the right to vote. . . .

. . . While the majority of Democrats support illegal aliens having the right to vote, the plan is very unpopular with American voters overall. Nearly 60 percent of voters said illegal aliens should not be given voting rights.

Already, as Breitbart California reported, the city of San Francisco will now allow non-citizens to vote in the area’s regional school board elections. Cities like Chicago, Illinois, and Cambridge, Massachusets also allow non-citizens to vote in regional elections. . .

. . . Giving the illegal alien population the right to vote would almost ensure Democrat dominance in statewide and national elections, as foreign populations are vastly more likely to favor Democrats over Republicans.

As Breitbart News previously noted, districts with booming foreign born populations have become Democrat strongholds . . .


#2

I find these two statements very interesting in relation to each other. Consider that:

31% of Americans identify as Democrats. So if 54% of them say illegal aliens should be given the right to vote, that would account for 16.4% of voters. Turning to the other statistic, if 60% of voters overall say “no” then 40% of voters say “yes”. So adding in all the non-Democrats lowered the percentage who said “yes” from 54% to 40%. Could it be that only Democrats said “yes?” Well, if that were true, then the overall percentage would come down to 16.4%. But it only came down to 40%. That means a considerable number of non-Democrats must have also said “yes.” How many? Well, we can calculate that too. The difference is 23.6%, so 23.6%. Divide this by 69% (the percentage of voters that identify as non-Democrats) and you get 34%. So 34% of all non-Democrats also said “yes” to the question. That is, admittedly, a lot less than 54% (the percentage for Democrats), but it does show that there is considerable support from non-Democrats too. Unfortunately we don’t have enough data to further refine those numbers into Republicans and independents.


#3

Rasmussen uses different weights on affiliation that favors Trump. But you are on the right track.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that one-out-of-three Likely U.S. Voters (35%) now believes that illegal immigrants should be allowed to vote if they can prove they live in this country and pay taxes. Sixty percent (60%) disagree, while five percent (5%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
Fifty-three percent (53%) of Democrats think tax-paying illegal immigrants should have the right to vote. Twenty-one percent (21%) of Republicans and 30% of voters not affiliated with either major political party agree.


#4

LeafByNiggle . . .

Turning to the other statistic, if 60% of voters overall say “no” then 40% of voters say “yes”.

Hold on there Leaf.

Did 40 % of the voters say “yes”? (Often times there are choices on such polls as “no opinion” or some such.)

I did not look to the raw data (maybe you did).


#5

Hmmm, I wonder how the information was presented?

Our nation fought a war over taxation without representation. Should everyone who pays taxes be able to vote, including illegal immigrants?

Is very different from:

Some people violate our nation’s laws by entering illegally or illegally overstaying. Should these people be able to vote?


#6

Sure they do. They need help with the votes.


#7

dvdjs.

What do you mean by your saying (?) . . .

Rasmussen uses different weights on affiliation that favors Trump.


#8

Rasmussen in the poll, as in approval polls reports results from people identified as likely voters. The relative numbers of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents are different from other polls that sample all adults, or registered voters. That distinction would affect LbN’s calculation,


#9

Why would “people identified as likely voters” . . . “favor Trump”?


#10

Dems want to collude with illegal aliens and tamper with our elections?


#11

Of course… three guesses who they and their kids in future would vote for!


#12

Not sure. But approval polls of LV versus RV’s or all adults trend higher for Trump.


#13

It is worth pointing out the founders of our country didn’t think everyone should be able to vote. Slaves, women, and children couldn’t vote. Not even all freemen could vote. If someone got the idea that everyone should vote from the founding of our nation they would be mistaken. Universal suffrage isn’t an American idea.


#14

Because they don-t like parts of the Den platform? Because they would like to see the US return to being a place where poor people can get halfway decent jobs? Because they prefer a president who nominates originalist judges over activist judges? Because they’re tired of being micro-managed? Because they don’t like utopian thinking?

Etc.


#15

I guess some people are happy with foreign nationals affecting American elections after all.


#16

What do you think about how the US has messed with elections in the Philippines?


#17

Politics here has traditionally been based on regional families at the head of a certain language group. There are over 100 different indigenous languages here. Diversity is our strength I guess.

This might be the natural way of politics excepting European parliamentary developments. I think the Americans are looked at favourably here because they got rid of the Spanish and got rid of the Japanese and pretty well much left the Phiippino’s to themselves.


#18

Did you miss the point that the foreign nationals in questions are taxpaying residents?


#19

Did you miss the point that I said foreign nationals?

There were a whole 14 words to the post so maybe it got lost in that great literary volume.


#20

If you want to vote, become a citizen. We have a process for that.


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