I am not sure about you, but when I registered to vote I had intent to vote. "she believes 54 may have voted in the election"That says it all. There's no factual basis for her claims.
Voter Fraud: Michigan Court Challenge Filed Over Ballot Citizenship Checkbox
more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/19/michigan-citizenship-question-checkbox-voting-ballot_n_1897359.html
In a statement on her website, Secretary of State Johnson said she believes there may be 4,000 non-U.S. citizens mistakenly registered to vote in Michigan, citing a non-partisan Pew Center study that found the state had 102.54% of eligible residents registered in 2008.
Mlive reports that Johnson reached her figure by comparing the 19 percent of U.S. citizenship data she says she has access to with the overall number of non-citizens in the state, leaving out children. After checking 963 confirmed non-citizen registered voters against a qualified voter file, she believes 54 may have voted in the election, according to MLive.
Clearly you're just another partisan Republican rubber-stamper.Secretary of State Johnson should drop citizenship question from Nov. ballot
It’s worth contemplating what, exactly, it’ll take to get Secretary of State Ruth Johnson to abandon her crusade against the imaginary foe of fraudulent, non-citizen voters.
Already, Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed legislation Johnson pushed that would have required voters to affirm their citizenship at the polls.
Johnson ordered local clerks to ask on ballots anyway during the Aug. 7 primary, leading to haphazard and wildly inconsistent enforcement — conditions that at least hint at serious constitutional difficulties.
Then several clerks told Johnson they’d forego putting the citizenship question on November ballots, because they wanted to avoid a second round of confusion. But really, that will only add to the disparate enforcement of Johnson’s rule — some voters will be asked about citizenship, others won’t.
Now, Johnson will have to defend her bizarre and unfounded obsession with voter citizenship in court, because a group of voter advocates is suing to stop her from putting the citizenship question on anyone’s ballot in November. Not surprisingly, they’ve alleged serious constitutional violations springing from the random way in which voters were affected in the August primary.
Johnson will fight the suit, no doubt. But wouldn’t it just be a better idea to drop the whole issue?
Take the question off the ballots. Stop turning a non-issue into a constitutional confrontation.
It would be one thing if Johnson’s concerns were justified.
For years, conservatives have alleged that massive voter fraud takes place in elections, thanks to non-citizens who register and cast ballots. But few of these phantom lawbreakers ever seem to materialize.
A survey of a million voter registrations in Michigan turned up two people who weren’t citizens.
Even after the Aug. 7 primary, Johnson has only produced one instance of an illegally registered voter casting a ballot.
Truth is, Johnson and other Republicans benefit from lower turnouts, so this kind of voter intimidation or suppression could help protect their majorities in Michigan.