Dem-controlled Oregon passes law to automatically register everyone to vote if they interact with the DMV
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation Monday making Oregon the first state to have automatic voter registration, potentially adding 300,000 new voters to state rolls.Really, cupcake? And how will they know any given person is eligible to vote? Last I heard any illegal alien in the U.S. could get a California DL--and in most states a new resident can exchange their previous state's DL for one in the new state without going thru much formality--certainly not a driver's test or showing any but the most rudimentary photo ID. So the system ain't gonna check.
The “motor voter” legislation will use state Department of Motor Vehicles data to automatically register eligible voters whose information is contained in the DMV system, with a 21-day opt-out period for those who wish to be taken off the registry.
Oh, they *could* have made that part of the law, but they didn't. How do I know? Because the Oregon legislature is Democrat-controlled. And the governor is smiling.
Letting people register to vote at the DMV is one thing. You had to affirmatively seek that out. This is radically different, because everyone is automatically registered unless they opt out of it within 21 days.
“It just changes expectations for who’s responsible for making elections work,” said Barry Burden, a professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin in Madison and the director of the Elections Research Center. “In every other state, it’s the responsibility for the voters to make sure it happens.”Lord, that sounds so fucking wonderful! Totally benign! The asshole leftist professor totally sugarcoats this subversion of the vote by saying "It just changes expectations for who's responsible for making elections work." Yeah. Just add 300,000 new Democrats and elections will be pretty well changed for the rest of our lives (and theirs).
Supporters say the legislation’s goal is to keep young voters, students and working families who move often from losing their right to vote."Losing their right to vote", you say? Gosh, I wasn't aware that moving meant you lost the right to vote. I've moved a few dozen times and can still vote. Sounds like the reporter is trying to make this move look great to voters in the other states. Cuz otherwise a bunch of 'em are gonna see this for what it is, and what it was intended to do and be: A way to add 300,000 new Democrat voters to the rolls.
But hey, "At this point, what difference can it possibly make?"