While the Democrats are pandering the Russian collusion nonsense and election meddling, we’re happy to point out that 19 foreign nationals were just charged with unlawfully voting in elections during 2016. These folks were charged with falsely claiming to be United States citizens and registering to vote in the state of North Carolina, then also charged with unlawfully voting. They’re facing a stiff penalty that could include jail time and a huge fine that many people may not be able to afford.
This makes a great case for the need of identification to vote. Many Americans believe that all voters should be required to show identification before casting their vote. We show ID to make purchases for certain items, get into R-rated movies, and to get into certain buildings that have security protocols. It makes sense that Americans should be required to show identification to vote on the people who are going to make changes to their community and/or country.
Those who oppose the requirement of voter ID often suggest that not everyone has the ability to get an ID, or they can’t afford one. That’s an issue that would need to be resolved either at the state, city, or entire country level. For those who don’t have an ID card, they would have to find a way to register for one. If people can find a way to sign up for welfare, then they can find a way to sign up for a voter ID card or some sort of identification that would be acceptable to vote.
The elections in my city of Philadelphia were very strange. I had to show ID because I was registered as a Republican. I watched other people not have to show ID at all. What’s going on there? Why did I have to show ID but others did not? It didn’t make sense to me other than the fact that I live in a Democrat city and perhaps they wanted to make things a little bit harder on me. When I was registered as a Conservative, then I wasn’t allowed to vote in local elections unless I switched to a Republican or Democrat, one of the two main parties. It was beyond strange, but it seemed like they were purposely making it harder for anyone aligned on the right side of politics to vote.
Now we have 19 foreign nationals charged with unlawfully voting in 2016 and it also makes you wonder what party they voted for. The statement on the ICE website did not provide those details. One interesting fact, as per the ICE report, is that none of the 19 people charged with unlawful voting are from Russia.
I thought Putin’s pawns were doing all the election meddling? It turns out that there’s plenty of people from other countries voting in an election that isn’t theirs. So much for that Russian narrative.
The ICE report stated:
“WILMINGTON, N.C. – Nineteen foreign nationals were charged with unlawfully voting in the 2016 elections Friday, and a U.S. citizen was charged with aiding and abetting an alien to falsely claim U.S. citizenship to register to vote. The indictments follow an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) as part of a newly created Document and Benefit Fraud Task Force (DBFTF) in the Eastern District of North Carolina.
A federal grand jury in Wilmington charged the following foreign nationals with falsely claiming U.S. citizenship to register to vote in North Carolina, and also with unlawfully voting. If convicted, these individuals face maximum penalties of six years in federal prison, a $350,000 fine, and a term of supervised release:
Jose Cruz Solano-Rodriguez, age 41, of Mexico;
Guadalupe Espinosa-Pena, age 63, of Mexico;
Sarah Emilia Silverio-Polanco, age 35, of the Dominican Republic;
Elizabeth Nene Amachaghi, age 44, of Nigeria;
Maria Rufina Castillo-Boswell, age 31, of Philippines;
Dora Maybe Damatta-Rodriguez, age 64, of Panama;
Elvis David Fullerton, age 54, of Grenada;
Olive Agatha Martin, age 71, of Guyana;
Kaoru Sauls, age 54, of Japan.
Separately, criminal charges of voting by an alien were filed against the following foreign nationals. If convicted, these individuals face maximum penalties of twelve months in federal prison, a $100,000 fine, and a term of supervised release:
Jose Jaime Ramiro-Torres, age 52, of El Salvador;
Juan Francisco Landeros-Mireles, age 64, of Mexico;
Alessandro Cannizzaro, age 46, of Italy;
Dieudonne Soifils, age 71, of Haiti;
Hyo Suk George, age 69, of Korea;
Merius Jean, age 54, of Haiti;
Rosemarie Angelika Harris, age 60, of Germany; and
Daniel Tadeusz Romanowski, age 39, of Poland.
Separately, criminal charges of fraud and misuse of visas, and unlawfully voting, were filed against Diana Patricia Franco-Rodriguez, age 26, of Mexico. If convicted, Franco-Rodriguez faces maximum penalties of 26 years in federal prison, a $350,000 fine, and a term of supervised release.
Denslo Allen Paige, age 66, is charged with aiding and abetting Espinosa-Pena in falsely claiming U.S. citizenship to register to vote. If convicted, Paige faces a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, and a term of supervised release.
The charges and allegations contained in the indictments are merely accusations. All defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
The case is being prosecuted federally by the office of Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina.”
I want to know what party they voted for!