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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

On Election Day 2016

Just a reminder it isn't Hillary Clinton who is going to cause us to hear about endless "scandals" and prompt countless fruitless investigations; it's the GOP:

Initially, [Gina] Rodriguez asks Obama about “Millennials, DREAMers, undocumented citizens—and I call them 'citizens' ’cause they contribute to this country'” who she says are fearful of voting.

“If I vote, will immigration know where I live? Will they come for my family and deport us?” she asks.

“Not true,” Obama replies, specifying that “when you vote, you are a citizen yourself.”

“There is not a situation where the voting rolls somehow are transferred over and people start investigating, et cetera,” he continued. “The sanctity of the vote is strictly confidential in terms of who you voted for. If you have a family member who maybe is undocumented, then you have an even greater reason to vote.”

Fox Business host Neil Cavuto played a clip of the interview that cut off after Obama said "strictly confidential." He then turned to former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R), a prominent Donald Trump surrogate, who said she thought Obama’s comments were “above the believability line.”

“He should have absolutely set her straight that if you are not a citizen you don’t get to vote, and just because you’re in our country undocumented, you’re not a citizen," Brewer said Saturday. "They want to blur the lines. They want to make it okay.”

“It sounded to me like he was encouraging it,” she continued.

Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) issued a statement Sunday in which he said he was “shocked” the President “failed to strongly and immediately object to a statement by an interviewer that unlawful immigrants can and should vote in U.S. elections.”

"The President must immediately issue a statement to make crystal clear that only citizens of the United States have the right to vote, and that any noncitizen who votes, and anyone who assists noncitizens to vote, does so illegally and is subject to prosecution," the statement continued. "The failure to clarify this statement will only add further credibility to the public’s concerns about the integrity of this election.”
It ain't over 'til it's over.  And it won't be over any time soon, and it won't matter which Democrat occupies the White House.


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