Those who worry about illegal voting are often dismissed with the claim that this hardly ever happens. A non-partisan academic study, though, finds that it does. Specifically, it found that 14% of non-citizens are registered to vote. In the 2008 presidential election, 6.4% of the non-citizens here illegally voted. In the 2010 midterm election, the number was 2.2%.
Furthermore, the study found that 80% of these illegal voters cast their ballots for Democrats, which made the difference in several close elections, including the one that gave the Democrats their 60th vote in the Senate, thwarting the possibility of a filibuster on Obamacare. But voter ID laws don’t make much difference. Most of these illegal voters have government-issued IDs. [Read more...]