“llegal immigrants—along with other noncitizens without the right to vote—may pick the 2016 presidential winner. Thanks to the unique math undergirding the Electoral College, the mere presence of 11-12 million illegal immigrants and other noncitizens here legally may enable them to swing the election from Republicans to Democrats.”
Our Founding Fathers established our constitution in the 1787 Constitutional Convention. They knew that direct elections were dangerous and would give highly populated states the bulk of power in the Federal government, and less populated, more rural states, less power. As a result, they conceived the Electoral College system, which distributed 538 electoral votes between the various states to determine the President of the United States. It gives one elector per U.S. Senator, totalling 100 electors. Later, Congress passed the 23rd Amendment, which allocated 3 electors to Washington D.C.. The number of Senators always remains static, and likewise the electors allocated by those Senators does as well. However, the 435 electors that are based on the allocation of House of Representatives is a much different story. In all, the House member allocation of electors totals 85% of the Presidential electors in all. The House of Representatives are reapportioned, according to the census population numbers, and therefore fluid.
In recent years, the census counted all persons in the United States, and based the House apportionment on those numbers. As a result, House members represent not only American citizens, but illegal aliens as well. Also, Progressive-Socailist and swing states states like California, Washington State, New York, Texas, and other blue coastal states would lose seats in Congress and electoral dominance. Obviously a major flaw that was created in more recent years. The citizenship question was on the census until about the 1950’s, and as illegal immigrant populations flowed across the borders in greater numbers, Democrats grew in domiance over the federal government. Now, with the citizenship question on the census, those seats that have been stripped away from the heartland of America and reallocated to Washington, California, Texas, Florida, and New York would be reallocated to states like Lousiana, Oklahoma, Missouri, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Michigan, and others. In all, the representation would be based solely on American citizens, living within each individual state, as was designed by our Founding Fathers. However, Democrats and the Mainstream Media reacted strongly and swiftly.
The decennial census is supposed to count everyone who lives in the United States, whether or not they are citizens. That data is used to calculate all sorts of things, including the number of representatives each state gets in Congress, the number of votes each state gets in the Electoral College and the amount of federal funding local governments get for programs like Medicaid, Head Start and the National School Lunch Program.
The New York Times announced that “At Least Twelve States to Sue Trump Administration Over Census Citizenship Question”, all who harbor large numbers of illegal aliens. The Progressive-Socialist NAACP has filed suit over the citizenship question, claiming discrimination against illegals. The list of Progressive’s up in arms, goes on and on.
In all, The census is done every ten years to reflect the population changes, and the House seats and Electoral college numbers are reapportioned, likewise to their population. Now Robert Shapiro, who was under secretary at the Commerce Department during the 2000 count under Obama, says that more than 24 million people may refuse to take part in the 2020 census, and that it would be “dangerous” to cut off 24 million people. He said that they would be afraid, because they reside in the United States illegally, and would fear deportation. He also says that half would likely try to lie about their citizenship, thus distorting the count. He went on to say that millions of other illegals, such as those who have not paid their student loan payments, would also be wary of filling out the Census accurately, for fear that the government might track them down. But does that truly justify alienating American citizens? Does that truly justify giving states who fill with illegal immigrants ,more power over states who follow the laws of the United States. Does that truly justify silencing 24 million American citizens, by giving illegal aliens representation in our government.
Truly, if they want a voice in America, they should go through the current legal pathway to citizenship, that exists in our laws today. Then, and only then, should they be represented in government, collect taxpayer money, or be represented in our electoral college. Otherwise, our nation is truly devoid of borders. Furthermore, a nation without borders, is not truly a nation.