President Trump says that as many as 5.7 million undocumented immigrants might have voted in the 2008 presidential election. That's when Barack Obama defeated John McCain.
This statistic came from a group called Just Facts. They are a New Jersey firm consisting of conservatives and libertarian policy analysts. The group concluded that there was a minimum of nearly 600,000 illegal immigrants who voted in that election and a maximum of 5.7 million.
Plenty of folks on the Right claim this statistic is true or could be true. Those on the Left, including PolitiFact and Snopes.com, say it's not true.
It seems to me this disturbing possibility at least deserves further investigation.
And it's pretty obvious that if it is true, some of those illegal immigrants – maybe a lot of them – were allowed to vote. All because they were able to show driver's licenses at polling places.
Who Did Illegals Vote For?
If President Trump's statement is true, what did this mean for the 2008 election? Who do you think these undocumented immigrants voted for?
Did they vote for Republicans... who want them to leave the country until they go through the proper channels to become U.S. citizens LEGALLY?
Or did they vote for Democrats, who look the other way when it comes to immigration laws? Who also set up Sanctuary Cities... places where these folks can live in order to avoid prosecution for breaking the law.
I think the answer is pretty clear.
Is This Why Hillary "Won" the Popular Vote?
Let me take this one step further. If even close to 5.7 million undocumented immigrants voted in the 2008 presidential election... how many of them voted in the 2016 election?
Hillary Clinton supporters still claim they were cheated in that election. Because supposedly she received about 3 million more votes than Trump did.
But what if she received more than 3 million votes from undocumented immigrants? What does that say about their argument?
It's a moot point, of course. Presidential elections in this country are always determined by the number of electoral votes. Not the number of popular votes.
It doesn't matter if she did receive more popular votes because he won more electoral votes. But being able to prove that Clinton's "popular advantage" was fraudulently obtained would take some of the wind out of their sails. And they don't want that.
Why Are Dems Blocking the Investigation?
Now, if this were just a "he-said, she-said" thing, it might be difficult to make a decision about which side you believe. You might side with the Right if you lean that way, or with the Left if you lean that way. But you would not have a lot of solid ammunition to argue your case either way.
But... here's something interesting going on right now.
President Trump has set up a commission that is working on election integrity. And get this: Democrats are refusing to provide this panel with public voter registration data.
Not only that, they also have sued to halt the commission's work. That's according to the Washington Times.
Hmmm... I wonder why they are so afraid of what the commission might discover if it's allowed to get all the facts.
Hey, all I want is the truth. But I gotta tell ya... I smell a rat.