It's get-out-the-vote time and you know what that means -- it's open season for Democrats to register the dead, non-citizens, convicts, pets, fictional characters, and Philadelphia Eagles players thrice over.
Research conducted by the Public Interest Legal Foundation finds that in 2013, at least 86 non-citizens and convicted felons were registered to vote in Philadelphia and that nearly half voted in recent election, including those as recent as 2015. You can guess which party most of these ineligible voters cast their ballots for.
Joseph Vanderhulst, an attorney with the foundation, told Lifezette the latest case of uncovered voter fraud is "just the tip of the iceberg" in the battleground state. In fact according to Vanderlust, the only reason the above cited registrants were removed from the rolls is because city officials were specifically asked to do so:
“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” he said. “Who knows how many are on and don’t ask to be taken off?”
Research by the law firm also indicated that Philadelphia makes no effort to proactively remove non-citizens or incarcerated felons, who also are ineligible to vote under Pennsylvania law. Philadelphia becomes the latest jurisdiction that the Public Interest Legal Foundation has revealed to have irregularities in the voter rolls. The group recently found 1,046 non-citizens who had been registered to vote in eight Virginia counties and that nearly 200 cast ballots between 2005 and 2015.
Asked how ineligible voters could be registered in Philadelphia, a city elections official, who did not identify himself, said, “I have no idea what they’re talking about. No, there aren’t,” before abruptly hanging up the phone.
Vanderhulst said his firm sued the city after its requests for information were ignored or met with hostility. LifeZette reports that the city of Brotherly Love ultimately provided information about ineligible voters, revealing some were registered for more than an entire decade and that a mere six were registered as Republicans. Nearly 60 were registered as Democrats and roughly 20 were "unaffiliated."
Voter fraud such as this is one of the primary reasons Democrats consistently block Republican attempts at implementing voter I.D. laws. The Left paints the call for voter I.D. laws as "racist" and "discriminatory," even though such an argument more than strains belief. Supporters of the Left never ask why expecting grown adults to carry an official form of identification on them is inherently "racist" -- because asking logical questions would unravel the alternate reality in which they live -- a reality where the dead, convicts, and non-citizens get to vote early and often.