by Jenn Carter
A New York state law that allows illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses is likely to also enable them to vote in elections, according to state officials.
The law, supported by state Democrats and the big business lobby, allows the 725,000 illegal aliens to be eligible for driver’s licenses when they are of age. State officials, even a Democrat state Senator, say the law will effectively allow illegal aliens to vote in elections.
“Theoretically, they could have the ability to vote,” Democrat state Sen. Luis Sepúlvedahe (D) said, according to the New York Post.
In New York, U.S. citizens only need a driver’s license to register to vote and though applicants are required to swear that they are eligible to vote, state election officials told the Post that “it’s basically an honor system.”
State Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan (R) told the Post:
[A] major concern is that many states, including New York, use their DMVs to enroll voters. Since New York does not have voter-identification laws like the majority of other states do, this bill greatly increases the potential for voter fraud.
This means that New York will soon have the most radical, open-ended law in the entire nation.
In California, where illegal aliens are allowed to obtain driver’s licenses as well, voter fraud has become common across the state. Last year, the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) admitted that it had registered 1,500 non-eligible voters, including noncitizens, over the course of just six months.
Government Accountability Institute (GAI) research director Eric Eggers told Breitbart News last year that California’s laws giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens and its latest law known as “ballot harvesting” — which allows political operatives to collect voters’ ballots and deliver them to polling stations — is potentially contributing to mass voter fraud across the state.
Though Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo, state Democrats, and the business lobby have helped to pass the driver’s licenses for illegal aliens initiative into New York law, upstate New Yorkers and suburban voters have revolted against the plan.
The latest Siena College poll revealed that a majority of all New York voters, 53 percent, oppose giving driver’s licenses to illegal aliens, including 62 percent of upstate New Yorkers and more than 5-in-10 suburban voters in the state.