The liberal national Hispanic organization LULAC (League of United Latin American Citizens) has filed a lawsuit against Texas Secretary of State David Whitley and Attorney General Ken Paxton, over their claim last week that nearly 100,000 voters in Texas may not be U.S. citizens. Rather than seeking voter integrity and clean up the voter rolls, LULAC and Democrat Party leaders want to prevent efforts to address or stop voter fraud by claiming racism and voter suppression.
LULAC’s general counsel Luis Vera is demanding that the court force state officials to release the data used in support of Paxton’s claim last week that nearly 100,000 voters may not be U.S. citizens. They claim Paxton’s announcement last week (Jan.25, 2019) is a method of voter suppression, meant to instill fear in Hispanic voters.
Vera and LULAC have made similar allegations in opposing Voter I.D. laws. LULAC and Hispanic Democrats seem to fear people having to verify their eligibility to vote. But how is it discrimination if everyone must abide by the same laws and requirements to cast a ballot?
LULAC accused Republicans of minority voter suppression saying, “That’s all they’re doing. They’ve done it in Florida; they’ve done it in Arizona and other states. It’s voter intimidation, voter threats.” Of course, whenever liberals want to issue an emotional challenge against logic, facts, and reason, they always claim racism and victimization.
Vera goes on to say, “People are already calling (local election offices) and asking them to take them off the voter rolls.” Does it occur to Vera that perhaps those people don’t belong on the voter rolls and they are afraid of being caught in voter fraud?
Liberal civil rights groups and the Democrats have long alleged that voter fraud is rare or that it doesn’t exist. However, consider these recent incidents.
- On June 28, 2018, three women in Hidalgo County in the Rio Grande Valley were arrested on voter fraud charges on four counts of unlawful assistance of a voter.
- In October 2018, the Public Interest Legal Foundation discovered that the Texas Democratic Party was asking non-citizens to register to vote, by sending out applications. The Texas Democratic Party was mailing voter registration forms with the box citizenship already checked “Yes.”
- In Fort Worth, on Oct. 14, four Hispanic women were arrested after being indicted on 30 felony counts of voter fraud.
- In Jan. 24, 2019, Enrique Salazar Ortiz, an illegal alien from Mexico living in Texas, was sentenced to prison for using a stolen ID to vote at his local polling place.
LULAC and Vera should explain how much voter fraud is tolerable in elections.
Ironically, LULAC holds an annual convention at which time the membership at large elects their organization leaders, but members must prove they are current and in good standing to cast ballots. Isn't LULAC suppressing votes by demanding verification, and why doesn’t LULAC apply the same standard to public elections?
Honest and fair elections are tyrants’, dictators’ and political bosses’ worst nightmare because a free and independent people are not easily controlled. It appears liberal Hispanics and Democrats fear them also.