Dobbs’ Fact-free Claim About Illegal Voting

Dobbs’ Fact-free Claim About Illegal Voting November 20, 2018

I remember when Lou Dobbs was just a regular financial journalist on CNN Headline News back in the day. At some point he left Earth for Planet Wingnuttia and he’s made his home there ever since. Now he parrots everything Trump says, whether there’s any evidence to back it up or not. To wit:

Let’s turn to the press attempts, the national left-wing media the Democratic Party’s effort — let’s be really honest, the Republican establishment’s efforts as well as that of the radical Dems — they have been trying to delegitimize this president since day one of his election, and it is–it has reached absurd levels, and did so quickly.

Delegitimize the president. Hmmm. You mean like claiming he was born in Kenya and therefore not eligible to be president? That’s what your hero Trump claimed about Obama for years, repeatedly promising that he had investigators on the case and they would soon reveal the proof that Obama was a foreign-born interloper. That evidence, of course, never appeared and Trump now admits that it was all false. That’s delegitimizing a president. Trump is being criticized, and rightly so. That isn’t even close to the same thing.

While we are watching, you know, millions of illegal immigrants cross our borders, and many of them voting in the past election that’s what, just a couple weeks ago, and having an immense impact.

If there are, as Yale and MIT say, 20 to 30 million illegal immigrants already in this country, know what that means for the districts of the U.S. Congress and the influence that they’re giving to, for example, the state of California, Illinois, New York.

Hey Lou, do you have any, ya know, evidence that illegal immigrants are voting in this country in numbers that have an “immense impact”? If so, you should produce it. Trump put together a commission to find that evidence and they came up empty and disbanded. And the leader of that commission, Kris Kobach, when he was forced to produce evidence in a court of law for that claim, crashed and burned. This is just bigoted, empty fearmongering. It is as far from reality as you could possibly get. You are lying to your viewers. And if shame existed anymore in our political system, that’s what you would feel for doing it.

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