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Another Way to Pad the Vote

One thing you can count on with the Democrats and elections is their creativity in creating new voters and votes. Two ideas that I hope will never come to fruition are giving non-citizens the right to vote in the United States elections and lowering the voting age to sixteen. Our Constitution secures the right to vote. To paraphrase, several Constitutional amendments require that the voting rights of U.S. citizens cannot be abridged on account of race, color, previous condition of servitude, sex, or age (18 and older). Note that the provisions specify the rights of U.S. citizens.

The Progressives, who do not look upon the Constitution as most Patriots do, have worked tirelessly to find ways around the Constitution to broaden their voting block. In December 2021, New York City passed a law allowing non-citizens to vote in local elections. Fortunately, the courts quickly overturned the law in 2022 before the first non-citizen could cast a vote. The Radical Left has also made moves to federalize the election process against the state rights spelled out in Article 14. They also wish to drop the legal voting age to 16. Both of these moves have met sufficient resistance to hold them at bay.

One change that the Left has been able to pass in some states is to allow non-resident college students to vote in the locale of their school rather than in their hometown by absentee ballot. Two states where this may have had an impact on Tuesday are New Hampshire and Michigan. These two states saw record-high same-day registration and voting in polls around universities.

It is easy to see the impact the student votes could have. In Michigan, the University of Michigan and Michigan State combine for almost 100,000 students. The entire population of Ann Arbor is 123,000. In New Hampshire, the University of New Hampshire has 15,000 students, while Durham, where UNH is located, has a population of 15,500. Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, is the smallest Ivy League school, with an enrollment of 7,000. The town boasts 12,000 residents.

All of these schools, and others in the states, recorded historic levels of registration and voting in the midterms. This age demographic leans Left and generating this level of motivation certainly helped the Democrat candidates. You have to give the Dems credit for finding ways to manipulate the electorate.

To make clear what is happening, college students in these states have a choice when it comes to casting their vote. They can obtain and vote by absentee ballot at home, or they can use their student ID to register in the town where the college is located. According to the students interviewed, this choice is a no-brainer. It is far easier to cast their vote on campus. This option is not given to any other voter in this country, which is wrong.

In contrast, a person who lives in one state and has property in another has to vote in the state of their permanent residence. Even though they pay taxes for their other properties, they have no chance to participate in the local elections that impact their second homes. This doesn’t seem right and needs to be corrected. We need to reach out to our local state representatives and start the process before it spreads.

Content syndicated from ConservatriveViewFromNH.com with permission

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Ray Cardello

As a lifelong Conservative and resident of New Hampshire, Ray Cardello is positioned to speak with common sense about the happenings of the nation and the region. Conservative View from New Hampshire is Ray’s second blog and podcast effort in 20 years. He has published over 1,000 articles since January 2021, is syndicated on 15 websites, and is published on over 65 sites. Ray is passionate about his writing and sees the Internet as the only way for Conservatives to compete with the mainstream media. Ray claims there will be much to discuss as we move forward and his blog will not focus strictly on Washington but will also delve into State and Local issues as well. There is so much going on and so little factual sources of information to rely on.

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