Obama’s ‘Not So Cheery’ Holiday Visit to #USMilitary Troops Joint Base #McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst #NJ [AUDIO/MP3]

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Full 24+ minute speech (audio only) mp3 of Barack Obama speaking to US Military Troops at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey In attendance are Governor Chris Christie and other governmental officials.

There was nothing very cheery about Barack Obama’s “Holiday” speech to our US Military at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey. From the topics of total withdrawal from Afghanistan (after two US troops were killed this week), talking about the ongoing strife in Iraq (once again.) Troop readiness, patriotism, obtaining US citizenship, and defending freedom “not just for us but for people all around the world.” said Obama.

Obama focused on the selflessness and the sacrifice of the many troops that were present and who would be working through the Holidays at their own expense and that of their family’s even referring to the troops as ‘Santa in fatigues’, the joke largely fell flat.

“The world will still be calling” said Obama regarding maintaining troop readiness for active warfare.

Overall, the troops didn’t seem to be very happy to see Obama, yet they are seemingly doing their professional best in unity to show respect for the position of which he holds as Commander In Chief. Obama broadcasts the exact time line of our US Military draw down in Afghanistan to the world, and therefore to our enemies placing every US Military member in grave danger.

May The Lord God in Jesus Holy Name Yashua Ha Mashiach bless protect, provide and guide every US Military member and their family and supporters by the power of His Holy Spirit this 2014/2015. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanakkuh and Happy New Year to all.

~M. Katherine Orts reporting. Honored to be wife to Pastor husband David A. Orts for USDefenseLeague.com “Pushing Back Tyranny With Truth” for the Glory of God and the Good of USA & Israel

Obama Visits US Troops for “Holiday” as Congress Fights for Ft. Hood Victims’ Purple Hearts

Obama fits in a “Holiday” visit to some of our troops as he is talking about how our US involvement in Afganistan is attempting to wind down yet simulateously reminding all that it will remain “a dangerous place.”

Congress will be attempting to give the victims of the Fort Hood shooting US Military Purple hearts. One wonders how that will work since our POTUS still refuses to recognize the mass shootings as an Islamic terrorist event equivalent to an act of war on US soil by an Islamic jihadist attempting to further the goals of Islam by attacking our active US Military troops during an active time of war. It was not workplace violence Mr. Obama! Most Americans agree on that point. ~MKO for USDefenseLeague.com “Pushing Back Tyranny With Truth” for the Glory of God and our Good USA #Pro-Israel

We here at USDefenseLeague wish you all a very Merry CHRISTmas and a Happy Hanukkah too.

Credit: DOD (Department of Defense) Crossposted with proper attribution

Report: IRS Paid Out $6 Billion in Bogus Child Tax Credits

As we draw closer to the swearing in of the newly elected Republican Congressmen and Senators, let’s remember to hold them to their word. The fraud and waste from our current executive branch must be held to account, and AG Holder isn’t going to be the one to do it! Keep this and the many other examples of corruption and idiocy in mind going forward over the next two years, and into the next election. It may well be our last. –PBN

According to a government investigator, the IRS paid out more than $6 billion in “bogus” tax credits to people who were not eligible to receive them. “Payments went to families that mistakenly claimed the tax credit or claimed the wrong amount, as well as taxpayers who committed fraud, according to an audit by J. Russell George, the Treasury inspector general for tax administration.”

The tax credit originates from a 2009 economic stimulus package that temporarily expanded the credit to families who do not make enough money to pay taxes. These folks receive the tax credit in the form of a cash refund rather than as a credit.

The expanded tax credit program is set to expire at the end of read more

CIA Torture Report: Bush Was Kept in the Dark & Fears of Terrorist Attacks Due to Senate Report

A satellite image of a prison in Afghanistan known as the Salt Pit.

UPDATE: The Report has been released and can be found here.

President George W. Bush was never briefed by the Central Intelligence Agency on the details of harsh interrogation techniques and secret detention of terror suspects for the first four years of the controversial program, and when he did find out the details, he was “uncomfortable” with some of the practices, according to the long-awaited report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.

The 500-page declassified executive summary of the majority staff’s 6,700-page investigation into CIA rendition, detention and interrogation practices after 9/11 states that despite agency efforts to keep the Bush administration informed about the program, top White House officials repeatedly resisted having the CIA brief cabinet-level figures about the details, and CIA officials were not permitted to brief Bush directly until mid-2006, more than four years after the president signed a broad executive order authorizing the program, according to Senate Democratic aides who briefed reporters ahead of Tuesday’s release.

When Bush finally heard the details of the harsh interrogation techniques that were used against CIA detainees, he was “uncomfortable” with some of them and expressed dismay that some detainees were required to remain in stress positions for long amounts of time, to the point that they had no choice but read more

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WAKE UP USA!!! NOI, NBPP, ISIS, Farrakhan, Shabazz, al-Baghdadi, want to “Kill the pigs” Coloring book for the kids! [4 VIDEOS+PLAYLIST]

Nation of Islam potentate Louis Farrakhan (a former calypso singer) went on a verbal bent regarding Ferguson on Saturday — making threats that if demands aren’t met,

 “we’ll tear this goddamn country apart!”

Farrakhan argued “Law of Retaliation” justified by both the Bible and the Koran.

At the end of the Louis Farrakhan video pay attention to the Nazi like festering hand gesture of sieg heil with the words Allah hu Akbar which is what Major Hassan was yelling as he was killing innocent enlisted men and women who he was (and still are) being paid to protect. Farrakhan’s is poisoning himself, just like Kahllid did, drinking poison and hoping others get sick.

“We going to die anyway. Let’s die for something,” the racist bigot told the roaring crowd.

“Kill the men, kill the women, kill the children, kill the babies, kill the blind, kill the cripple, kill the crazy, kill the faggots, kill the lesbians… then go to the grave, dig ‘em up and kill ‘em again, because they didn’t die hard enough.” -Khallid Abdul Muhammad

These racist bigots are spoiling for war, a war where the color of your skin is the color of your uniform. Are you armed? Will you protect your family from domestic Islamist terrorists like the New Black Panther Party and the Nation of Islam, who are here now, and who will be working with the “Islamic State” aka ISIS.

“You want freedom?
You’re gonna have to kill some crackers!
You’re gonna have to kill some of their babies!”

Those were the words of Minister King Samir Shabazz, also known as Maurice Heath, the New Black Panther Party’s Philadelphia leader.
Shabazz is the man that Eric Holder’s Department of Justice refused to prosecute after he was filmed Election Day ’08 wearing paramilitary uniform, carrying a nightstick and blocking the doorway to a polling location intimidating voters.

These are domestic Moslem leaders are practicing taqiyya in the USA. The leaders change to Islamic names like Malik Zulu Shabazz NBBP leader was born Paris Lewis.

Al Sharpton was listed on press releases for Khalid Abdul Muhammad who was born Harold Moore Jr. I bet his dad was proud. Khallid Abdul Muhammad was a protege of the Nation of Islam leader Farrakhan.  Khalid Abdul Muhammad was born Harold Moore Jr. He was removed from leadership in NOI and went over to NBPP.

This coloring book is just one example that our nation, and our freedoms are hated by much of the world, even here at home. The USA is despised by the despots of Islam, in fact, you don’t have to go very far to understand that members of these anti-american groups, want to destroy us from within. We could spend countless hours showing demonstratively compelling evidence of this truth, the list is long. But for now, we’d like to invite you to have a look at the racism from those trying to cause problems in the New Black Panther Party in our Pure Racism  (video below left) playlist filled with bigotry towards the USA. And then, please visit our PBN YouTube channel. Not all blacks are evil obviously, Bishop Geoffrey Dudly, Sr. calls the agitators wingnuts.

This saddens us, these pictures and videos are from people who are alive and well and living in the USA.  This is an actual coloring book from the Black Panthers, given to sway the thoughts of children.  USA, please know that these dregs no doubt want to destroy. NOI (Nation of Islam) and NBPP (New Black Panther Party) want to bring violence into the streets, they are for the most part Muslim Islamists who change their names, Paris Lewis became Malik Zulu Shabazz, Like Cassius Marcellus Clay became Muhammad Ali. Islam is attempting to destroy the USA from within, and they have the full court press drive of the Democratic Party. If you want to take America back we have to start supporting Senators like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and encouraging true conservatives. And in the same vein dump and reject every RINO like Lyndsey Graham and John McCain.  Here are some related posts regarding the despicable RINO in America, Racism and the Liberal Dem Party, a three tiered challenge that must be pushed back. God Bless the USA and God bless the true citizens who love, protect and fight for her, conservatives.

 

More PBN Posts:
New Black Panther Party Tied To Hezbollah

Attacks Against Law Enforcement, War or just Signs of our Time

NBPP Shabazz Whites ‘Should be Thankful We’re Not Hanging Crackers By Nooses…Yet!

NBPP Leader Shabbaz: Whites Will Be ‘Very, Angry’ in Nov, Clinging to ‘God and Guns’ — ‘We Might Have To, Too’

Attacks on Whitey, Looking at black on white crimes

Is Rev Louis Farrakhan and The NBPP Setting Up An Assassination

Letting the NBPP (New Black Panther Party) and NOI (Nation of Islam) And Others Speak For Themselves

Race War, NBPP Says Obama Hasn’t Fired One Shot At White Folks

ISLAM is about TERROR – Europe gets it and adds Hizballah to EU terror list (GRAPHIC)

Federal Court finds Obama appointees interfered with New Black Panther prosecution

Hatred Like Cancer Grows Through The New Black Panther Party

New Black Panther Declares: We Will Hunt ‘Pink A**es’ Down, ‘Kill ’Em

New Black Panther Party: ‘We Will Not Sit Back Passively Like Jews

Obama ‘Delivered’ to Office by Black Panthers, Holder ‘Owes Them Some Favors’

Ahmadinejad, Farrakhan & The Black Panthers Meeting

Part ll Is Farrakhan setting the stage for obama’s assassination?

Eric Holder Praises Al Sharpton at Convention of Black Activists

Shocking Pictures Of Obama and Black Panthers Released

Al-Qaeda magazine ‘Tips On How To Kill Americans’

“Community Organizer” Justifies “Things About To Happen To Honkies, Crackers, Pigs, Pink People Over Due”

 

THE ONLY GOOD PIG, IS A DEAD PIG.

POWER COMES THROUGH THE BARREL OF A GUN.

THE PIG IS AFRAID OF BLACK CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY ARE BRAVE WARRIORS.

THE BLACK PANTHER THINKS AND LOVES BLACK PEOPLE.

“OFF THE PIG” BEAUTIFUL BLACK MEN!

THE WHITE MAN WANTED THE RICHES OF THE BLACK MAN.

THEY CAME WITH GUNS AND FORCE AND TOOK THEM.

BLACK MOTHERS AND FATHERS WERE TAKEN FROM EACH OTHER AND SOLD OFF TO THE WHITE MAN.

“BEWARE OF THE PIG”, BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

BLACK MOTHERS PROTECT BLACK CHILDREN.

HUEY P. NEWTON, LEADER OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY,

ORGANIZED THE BLACK BROTHERS TO DEFEND THEIR FAMILIES.

THE BLACK MAN IN AFRICA HAD

STRONG WARRIORS AND BEAUTIFUL CITIES.

BROTHERS AND SISTERS DEAL WITH THE WHITE STORE OWNER

THAT ROBS BLACK PEOPLE.

THE PIG IS AFRAID OF THE BLACK MAN.

HE STRIKES OUT AGAINST LITTLE CHILDREN.

May 17th – George Washington proclaims a Day of Fasting and of Thanksgiving

Contrary to what the leftists rewriting history will have you believe, our Founding Fathers were faithful to Judeo Christian values, and founded the United States of America on those values. Always question a Communist (progressive) when they start to speak of faith. Happy Thanksgiving everyone from the founders and staff of PBN and US Defense League!

Congressional Fast Day Proclamation
Congress proclaimed days of fasting and of thanksgiving annually throughout the Revolutionary War. This proclamation by Congress set May 17, 1776, as a “day of Humiliation, Fasting and Prayer” throughout the colonies. Congress urges its fellow citizens to “confess and bewail our manifold sins and transgressions, and by a sincere repentance and amendment of life, appease his [God’s] righteous displeasure, and through the merits and mediation of Jesus Christ, obtain his pardon and forgiveness.” Massachusetts ordered a “suitable Number” of these proclamations be printed so “that each of the religious Assemblies in this Colony, may be furnished with a Copy of the same” and added the motto “God Save This People” as a substitute for “God Save the King.

Ferguson Grand Jury Does NOT Indict Darren Wilson. Includes Black Panther Party Coloring Book [VIDEO]

 

UPDATE: The Ferguson Grand Jury Does NOT Indict Darren Wilson.

This coloring book is just one example that our nation, and our freedoms are hated by much of the world, even here at home. The USA is despised by the despots of Islam, in fact, you don’t have to go very far to understand that members of these anti-american groups, want to destroy us from within. We could spend countless hours showing demonstratively compelling evidence of this truth, the list is long. But for now, we’d like to invite you to have a look at the racism from those trying to cause problems in the New Black Panther Party in our Pure Racism  (video below left) playlist filled with bigotry towards the USA. And then, please visit our PBN youtube channel  (http://youtube.com/pushbacknow) Not all blacks are evil obviously, Bishop Geoffrey Dudly, Sr. calls the agitators wingnuts.

This saddens us, these pictures and videos are from people who are alive and well and living in the USA.  This is an actual coloring book from the Black Panthers, given to sway the thoughts of children.  USA, please know that these dregs no doubt want to destroy. NOI (Nation of Islam) and NBPP (New Black Panther Party) want to bring violence into the streets, they are for the most part Muslim Islamists who change their names, Paris Lewis became Malik Zulu Shabazz, Like Cassius Marcellus Clay became Muhammad Ali. Isam is attempting to destroy the USA from within, and they have the full court press drive of the Democratic Party. If you want to take America back we have to start supporting Senators like Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and encouraging true conservatives. And in the same vein dump and reject every RINO like Lyndsey Graham and John McCain.  Here are some related posts regarding the despicable RINO in America, Racism and the Liberal Dem Party, a three tiered challenge that mus be pushed back. God Bless the USA and God bless the true citizens who love, protect and fight for her, conservatives.

THE ONLY GOOD PIG, IS A DEAD PIG.

POWER COMES THROUGH THE BARREL OF A GUN.

THE PIG IS AFRAID OF BLACK CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY ARE BRAVE WARRIORS.

THE BLACK PANTHER THINKS AND LOVES BLACK PEOPLE.

“OFF THE PIG” BEAUTIFUL BLACK MEN!

THE WHITE MAN WANTED THE RICHES OF THE BLACK MAN.

THEY CAME WITH GUNS AND FORCE AND TOOK THEM.

BLACK MOTHERS AND FATHERS WERE TAKEN FROM EACH OTHER AND SOLD OFF TO THE WHITE MAN.

“BEWARE OF THE PIG”, BROTHERS AND SISTERS.

BLACK MOTHERS PROTECT BLACK CHILDREN.

HUEY P. NEWTON, LEADER OF THE BLACK PANTHER PARTY,

ORGANIZED THE BLACK BROTHERS TO DEFEND THEIR FAMILIES.

THE BLACK MAN IN AFRICA HAD

STRONG WARRIORS AND BEAUTIFUL CITIES.

BROTHERS AND SISTERS DEAL WITH THE WHITE STORE OWNER

THAT ROBS BLACK PEOPLE.

THE PIG IS AFRAID OF THE BLACK MAN.

HE STRIKES OUT AGAINST LITTLE CHILDREN.

TedCruz refuses to tow the RINO line or allow Obama to lie and whine. #MakeDCListen Includes The Federalist #69 RT to @BarackObama [VIDEO]

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 “I’m the president, not a dictator” -BO

“To be clear, the dispute over executive amnesty is not between President Obama and Republicans in Congress; it is a dispute between President Obama and the American people.” –Ted Cruz

Many had a dream for our first Black President, predominantly black Americans, as he or she would be our very first black president, that’s why they turned out with over a 90 percentile vote for Obama (King must be doing somersault in his grave) Maybe these voters, many of whom had never voted, and honestly were uninformed about politics, and  particularly about Obama’s, jaded and quite honestly vile past which has caused deleterious effects  to many people’s lives. What they thought perhaps  was he’s someone like Martin Luther King, Jr., who dreamed of a future nation for his four children, void of race “. . . a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Enter Obama , smooth, convincing, educated, and he plead a case for unity, not left or right but an all inclusive nation, he spoke a message of healing and truth. He “preached” about transparency in DC, and some, the uninformed in our nation, had hope beyond hope. Youth and minorities wanted a hip  and “caring for the cause” president.  But most of them now know the truth, and it is something far different. What they got in the first black US president (technically bi-racial) was not a dream, but a nightmare.  His “amnesty” order will be hurting minorities the most and they’re already hurting the most. Painfully and deeply in the lack of job opportunities, murder, substance abuse, broken homes, fatherless children, poverty and otherobama_king areas. The truth is Obama doesn’t care for anyone but Obama and his legacy. We’re here on the front lines with you Patriot Brothers and Sisters, and yes we’re waiting, waiting for our lawbreaking President to once again arrest the attention of legal U.S. tax paying citizens, along with those here illegally, those who are invading our country and burdening every aspect of our Federal and States systems. to again, break US Law. Obama’s own words make the best case against his lawless action. We are certainly praying for, and are hopeful that, Speaker Boehner & Senate Elect Majority Leader Mitch McConnell know that the American people have given them, and every member of the right side of the aisle another opportunity to show We The People that they can lead. Mitch  McConnell and John Boehner  would both do well in listening to intellectually honest, well spoken Patriots and colleague, Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, who agree on what Ted Cruz wrote in the excerpt from Politico.

The Constitution designs a system of checks and balances for our nation, and executive amnesty for immigrants here illegally unilaterally decreed from the White House would seriously undermine the rule of law. Our founders repeatedly warned about the dangers of unlimited power within the executive branch; Congress should heed those words as the president threatens to grant amnesty to millions of people who have come to our country illegally. To be clear, the dispute over executive amnesty is not between President Obama and Republicans in Congress; it is a dispute between President Obama and the American people. The Democrats suffered historic losses in the midterm elections largely over the prospect of the president’s executive amnesty. President Obama was correct: His policies were on the ballot across the nation in 2014. The elections were a referendum on amnesty, and the voters soundly rejected it. There was no ambiguity. [read more]

The following is a must read for the POTUSTedCruzExecAmnesty

In Chapter 69, the president would be elected for a term of four years; he would be eligible for re-election. He would not have the life tenure of an hereditary monarch. The president would be liable to impeachment, trial, and removal from office upon being found guilty of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. He would be accountable at all times to the country at large.

The president was also to be the commander-in-chief of all regular United States military forces and of the state militias when called into national service. The president would have only occasional command of the state militias, and only when authorized by the Congress.

In addition, the president would have the power to pardon all offenders except those found guilty in an impeachment trial. He would regulate foreign relations with the advice and consent of the Senate, and have other extensive powers. But since a president was to be elected every four years, he could not possibly become a “perpetual and hereditary prince” like the despised and “tyrannical” King George III of Britain.

In Chapter 70, there were some who argued that a vigorous executive was inconsistent with republican principles. All men of sense agreed, said Hamilton, about the “necessity of an energetic executive.” That necessary energy would come from unity, duration, adequate provision for its support, and competent powers. The first need was “due dependence on the people”; the second, due responsibility.

As to unity, Hamilton argued (largely to himself), that executive powers should be concentrated in a single chief magistrate, and not in a council or anything of that sort. The history of Rome and the ancient Greek republics proved this, as well as the operations under various state governments. As chief magistrate, the president should bear sole responsibility for his acts. There was no need of a “council to the executive.”

In Chapter 71, this is a prolix essay on why the president’s term in office should be limited and why a new election to the presidency should be held periodically: every four years, as proposed. Four years would be long enough, but not too long. That period would keep the president responsive to the changing views and interests of the people if he hoped for re-election.

In Chapter 72, the president should be eligible for re-election. Otherwise, the chief magistrate might become irresponsible. Knowing that he would not be called to account by the people for whatever he did, he might do whatever he pleased, making himself a fortune while he could.

A man having served four years as president would have more knowledge of statecraft and the inner workings of the government than one who had not. To exclude a president from seeking to succeed himself might well result in the “fatal inconveniences of fluctuating councils and a variable policy.”

In Chapter 73, the vigor of the executive branch depended on adequate provision for its support, to be determined by Congress. It was possible that Congress might decide to “starve” an unpopular president by reducing or abolishing his salary, or “tempt him by largesses” to surrender his judgment and discretion.

No provision in the proposed constitution was more “judicious” than this, said Hamilton: The president would receive for his services a compensation “which shall neither be increased nor diminished, during the period for which he shall have been elected, . . . and shall not receive within that period any other emolument from the United States or any of them.” This would make the president financially independent and free to move as his judgment dictated.

The president should have the power to exercise a qualified negative over the acts of the two legislative bodies. He could return all bills he objected to so that they could not become laws unless subsequently passed again, this time by a two-thirds vote in both houses of Congress. This would protect the president from having his powers whittled away by the legislature, and be a safeguard against hasty and ill-considered legislation. This would tend toward greater stability in government. To avoid a clash with the legislature, the president would be inclined to use his qualified veto cautiously.

In Chapter 74, among other requisite powers, the president was to be commander-in-chief of all regular United States military forces and of the state militias “when called into the actual service of the United States.” The propriety and reasons for this were so obvious, said Hamilton, that there was no need to discuss them.

The president was to have the power to grant pardons and reprieves for offences against the United States, “except in cases of impeachment.” There had been little criticism of this, Hamilton noted, except in relation to treason. Some argued that one or both legislative houses should be brought into proceedings involving the possible pardon of anyone convicted of treason. Hamilton saw some merit in that view, but concluded by saying that the power of granting pardons in treason cases should be left solely in the hands of the president, for “in seasons of insurrection or rebellion” the president could act more decisively and judiciously in granting amnesties. This might prevent the contending groups from coming to a violent and possibly disastrous collision.

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God Bless All Veterans on This Veterans Day, VA Chief announces changes in light of VA health scandal

While President Obama is making deals with the Chinese that shut down journalist access in that part of the world. Veep Biden has the honors at Arlington Cemetery this day. Meanwhile, the VA Chief Robert McDonald is announcing restructuring and firings in the wake of the VA health care scandal this past year.

VA Secretary Robert McDonald, who took over the agency three months ago after his predecessor Eric Shinseki resigned, said the VA has taken “disciplinary action” against 5,600 employees in the last year, and he said more firings will soon follow.

“We are acting aggressively, expeditiously, and consistent with the law,” McDonald told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer the day before Veterans Day.

But McDonald first needs to build up a case against each person listed on the pink slip list, since read more

A few Midterm Cartoons! or, thanks for reminding the American people your that your policies were on the ballot @BarackObama [MIDTERM CARTOONS]

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Empirical proof darkness and evil (aka Democrats) call out to alien invaders of the USA.

And they respond by voting ungodly vile changes affecting the the fabric of our blessed nation.

http://grumpyelder.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/download-801-300x196.pngPlease pray for the USA  at PoliticalPrayerChain.com

WAPO
10/24/2013
Could control of the Senate in 2014 be decided by illegal votes cast by non-citizens? Some argue that incidents of voting by non-citizens are so rare as to be inconsequential, with efforts to block fraud a screen for an agenda to prevent poor and minority voters from exercising the franchise, while others define such incidents as a

How many non-citizens participate in U.S. elections? More than 14 percent of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples indicated that they were registered to vote. Furthermore, some of these non-citizens voted. Our best guess, based upon extrapolations from the portion of the sample with a verified vote, is that 6.4 percent of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2 percent of non-citizens voted in 2010.

Estimated Voter Turnout by Non-Citizens
2008 2010
Self reported and/or verified 38 (11.3%) 13 (3.5%)
Self reported and verified 5 (1.5%) N.A.
Adjusted estimate 21 (6.4%) 8 (2.2%)

http://images.sodahead.com/profiles/0/0/1/9/5/3/4/5/0/obama-mexican-president-31179658184.jpegBecause non-citizens tended to favor Democrats (Obama won more than 80 percent of the votes of non-citizens in the 2008 CCES sample), we find that this participation was large enough to plausibly account for Democratic victories in a few close elections. Non-citizen votes could have given Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health-care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress. Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) won election in 2008 with a victory margin of 312 votes. Votes cast by just 0.65 percent of Minnesota non-citizens could account for this margin. It is also possible that non-citizen votes were responsible for Obama’s 2008 victory in North Carolina. Obama won the state by 14,177 votes, so a turnout by 5.1 percent of North Carolina’s adult non-citizens would have provided this victory margin.

We also find that one of the favorite policies advocated by conservatives to prevent voter fraud appears strikingly ineffective. Nearly three quarters of the non-citizens who indicated they were asked to provide photo identification at the polls claimed to have subsequently voted.

An alternative approach to reducing non-citizen turnout might emphasize public information. Unlike other populations, including naturalized citizens, education is not associated with higher participation among non-citizens. In 2008, non-citizens with less than a college degree were significantly more likely to cast a validated vote, and no non-citizens with a college degree or higher cast a validated vote. This hints at a link between non-citizen voting and lack of awareness about legal barriers. (read more)