Connecticut Town to Allow Illegal Aliens to Vote?



I honestly thought I was reading a headline from “The Onion” this morning when this caught my eye – “New Haven Asks State to Allow Non-Citizens to Vote.”

Unfortunately, it was another too real article about efforts by New Haven, Conn., Mayor John DeStefano to ask the State Legislature to allow illegal aliens who live in the city to be able vote in municipal elections. It is estimated that 10,000 to 12,000 illegal aliens reside in New Haven.

While states like Arizona, South Carolina, and Alabama are being sued by the federal government for their attempts to enforce the immigration laws that are on the books, this case seems to have slipped right under Attorney General Holder’s radar, or maybe not.

Check out the video podcast by Connecticut-based radio talk show host Dan Lovallo, who provides his own commentary about this breaking story.

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19 Comments

  1. avatar

    Aren’t American Citizens the only people that should be allowed to vote? Guess politicians look at a vote as a vote and really don’t care who the vote comes from………that is why they really don’t care about the Constitution…….it is a real shame……..

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    Margot Kingdon on

    Lets put all the crazies on a nice large ship and let them sail the world over never to land – just like the man without a country – until some nation wants to use the boat for ***************. Margot in the beautiful Payson, AZ

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    And my (non) representative, Rush Holt, is letting us know in advance that he will not support any type of voter verification, because voter fraud is not an issue and it would be too inconvenient for us to prove that we have the right to vote because we are LEGAL US citizens. Another left wing socialist who wants re-election any way he can get it. He is exactly the type of representative we need to throw out of office.

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    New Haven is inviting all the unfortunate, pennyless, starving refugees from all of the overpopulated countries in the world to crash our borders and sign up for the gravy train. It’s too bad they don’t have to pay the billions these illegal immigrants have already cost our country. Isolate, prosecute, and deport all of this riffraff and return this country to its citizens.

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    mayor john destefano sir you are a treasonous trader,a liar and a fraud and should be imprisoned..and a slap in the face to all legal tax paying american citizens.god bless all american veterans.god bless america

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    If the Connecticut state legislature permits this, the state should be sued in Federal court. If the federal court system then upholds the “right” of citizens of other countries who are in our country illegally to vote in our elections, it will no longer be possible for our government to claim that the United States of America is a sovereign country.

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    This Mayor is as bad as New York’s Mayor. And they’re all as bad as Luis Gutierrez. How did this once-great country spawn so many traitors? It definitely is not the country in which I was born many years ago.

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    It is against the law and has been up till now. Are they going to change
    Federal law? I hope everyone will adamantly object.

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      I live in AZ. and we are trying to get back to being Americans in a recognizable USA. Fed. statutes do not allow sanctuary cities. Not a legally recognized format for city govt.. In uber liberal East coast cities, maybe the illegals are so cossetted and loved they are demanding the vote? Here, we are trying so hard to enforce existing state and Fed. laws. Our Sheriffs are constantly targeted by the feds.. Holder? Mr. Fast and Furious himself keeps aiming for our laws and freedoms. We carry guns openely here. Have to. Home invasions by drug cartels are common. Our ranchers are murdered while tending herds. So, yes–we carry. We have 35 sq. miles posted by the feds. as too dangerous for Americans to enter. Those miles are in Maricopa/Pinal counties where the Feds are trying to unseat the Sheriff. Recall your Mayor. It’s easy. We recall Governors on a regular basis. If we could get rid of Grijalva-US Rep. who stood with the illegals and called for economic warfare–boycotts–against his own voters! Nice guy. We created a district just for him and his illegals. My Rep. is Giffords. Holder wont look up the right word: treason.

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    The only reason these democrat politicians want to allow illegals to vote is so they will be guaranteed reelection. When politicians are only interested in being reelected instead of upholding our constitutional laws it is pass time to get rid of them. They should all be tried for treason, according to our constitutional laws. Remember, all of our elected officials have sworn an oath to uphold our constitution against all tyranny [abuse of power], both foreign and domestic[here in the U.S.]. What we now have in America, are politicians, republicans and democrats alike, that could care less about your and my constitutional rights, or our constitution. This is a very dangerous time for America and american citizens. Now, Americans may understand why we need term limits, where an elected official can only serve one term. This way, politicians don’t have all of those years to become too powerful and corrupt, like they now do.

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    This idiot should be deported along with the illegal president.. Ship their butts out of AMERICA. They want a third world country, send them to one

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      I too agree with catesp.
      Hell, if you’re gonna let the illegals vote why not invite the Russians and China to vote too. Just goes to show, politicians will do anything, legal or illegal to get elected. What a country…!

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    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/10/sonoma-county-mexifornia-to-accept.html

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    The consular cards are controversial because the Mexican Consulate doesn’t bother verifying applicants’ identities before issuing them. That’s why the FBI and Department of Justice [3] have determined that the cards are not a reliable form of identification.

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    Published on Judicial Watch (http://www.judicialwatch.org)
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    U.S. County Lets Illegal Aliens Use Mexican ID
    By Judicial Watch Blog
    Created 26 Oct 2011 – 3:03pm
    To slash deportations and arrests for traffic offenses or lacking identification, law enforcement agencies in a major U.S. county are accepting Mexican consular cards—determined by the FBI to be unreliable and highly susceptible to fraud—as valid ID.

  12. avatar

    TRULY, we know the illegals hop our borders illegally, drive illegaly, use fraudulent social security numbers to get our jobs illegally, BUT YOU THINK THEY’RE NOT ALSO OUT THERE VOTING ILLEGALLY?

    if not… THEN WHY ALL THE ENDLESS HISPANDERING & DREAM ACT BRIBES?!?!?!

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    Republicans on the House Administration Committee want to shore up voter registration rules in the wake of a Colorado study that found as many as 5,000 non-citizens in the state took part in last year’s election.

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    Rep. Gregg Harper (R-Miss.), the panel’s chairman, called the study “a disturbing wake-up call” that should cause every state to review its safeguards to prevent illegal voting.

    “We simply cannot have an electoral system that allows thousands of non-citizens to violate the law and vote in our elections. We must do more to protect the integrity of our electoral processes,” Harper added.

    Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler, a Republican, told the panel that his department’s study identified nearly 12,000 people who were not citizens but were still registered to vote in Colorado.

    Of those non-citizen registered voters, nearly 5,000 took part in the 2010 general election in which Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet narrowly defeated Republican John Buck.

    Subjects: Voter fraud, Colorado, non-citizens, voters, driver’s license, study, registration,

  13. avatar

    IT’S ALL ABOUT GETTING THE ILLEGALS’ VOTES AND THEN DECLARING VICTORY… ABOUT LIKE WHAT PUTIN JUST DID IN RUSSIA!

    THE LA RAZA DEMS ARE DETERMINED THAT THEIR LA RAZA PARTY BASE OF ILLEGALS NEED NOT BE BOTHERED WITH HAVING TO PULL OUT OF THEIR POCKETS ONE OF THEIR FRAUDULENT I.D’s TO VOTE!
    THERE IS NO LEGAL PERSON IN THIS COUNTRY THAT CAN GO INTO A BANK FOR A TRANSACTION, AND CLAIM THEY DON’T HAVE ANY, AND SUCH A REQUEST IS RACIST, ANTI-IMMIGRANT, OR VIOLATES MEXICO’S RIGHT TO VOTE IN OUR BORDERS!
    THERE IS A REASON WHY OBAMA’S ADMIN IS INFESTED WITH LA RAZA SUPREMACIST! THERE IS A REASON WHY OBAMA HAS MET REPEATEDLY WITH THE LA RAZA PARTY, AND REFERRED TO AMERICANS (LEGALS) AS “OUR ENEMIES”… IT’S ALL ABOUT HISPANDERING FOR THE ILLEGALS’ VOTES!
    IT IS THE OBAMA DEPT of JUSTICE THAT HAS SUED FOUR (4) STATES ON BEHALF OF HIS LA RAZA PARTY BASE!
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    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/12/illegals-voting-what-do-you-attribute.html

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    This year, more than a dozen states enacted new voting restrictions. For example, eight — Alabama, Kansas, Mississippi, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Wisconsin — imposed new laws requiring voters to present state-issued photo identification cards.

    December 13, 2011
    Holder Speech to Fault New Restrictions in Voting Laws

    By CHARLIE SAVAGE
    AUSTIN, Tex. — Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is expected to enter the turbulent political waters of voting rights on Tuesday, signaling that the Justice Department will take an aggressive stance in reviewing new laws in several states that civil rights advocates say are meant to dampen minority participation in the national elections next year.

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    CURRENTLY OBAMA’S LA RAZA DEPT. OF JUSTICE IS ASSAULTING LEGALS WITH THEIR SABOTAGE OF ANY STATE THAT REQUIRES ID TO VOTE.

    OBAMA AND HIS LA RAZA DEMS KNOW THAT THEY WON’T PUNK US AGAIN WITH “CHANGE”, SO THEY’RE OUT THERE GETTING ILLEGALS REGISTERED.

    IN ONE CA PAPER, FRONT PAGE ARTICLE, AN ILLEGAL WOMAN ANNOUNCED THAT SHE WAS DISAPPOINTED THAT OBAMA HAD NOT HANDED THEM AMNESTY ALONG WITH OUR JOBS, AND THAT IF HE DIDN’T, SHE WOULD NOT VOTE FOR HIM AGAIN!

    AS ONE LA RAZA STATED: “We are going to take over by voting, or violence!”

    http://mexicanoccupation.blogspot.com/2011/05/are-illegals-voting-what-other-laws-do.html
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    LaRaza Calls For Boycott Against Free Speech
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    No surprise here. Pulling the race/hate card again and using political correctness La Raza goes after cable shows reporting on illegal immigration.

    “Murguía said she recognized that ultimately the power to change the debate lies with the Hispanic community itself. “Latinos buy products from the advertisers supporting these programs,” she said. “Latinos vote in primaries and in the general election. We have a significant role to play picking winners and losers in both arenas. We need to make it clear to those who embrace hate that they do so at their own economic and political peril.”

    http://www.nclr.org/content/news/detail/50375/