Written By: D.A. King
This seems far, far away from “voter suppression.” The drivers license Georgia issues to
non-citizens – including illegal aliens who have already been ordered deported – is
acceptable and “proper identification” when casting a ballot.
This, according to multiple staffers at the main office of the Cobb Board of Elections and
Registration office in Marietta when asked multiple times by this early voter last week. To
get an answer, I had to explain what a limited term license is.
For those who are not well versed in the topic, the drivers license DDS issues to foreigners
is labeled “LIMITED TERM” across the top, which is the only difference between it and a U.S.
citizen’s drivers license.
The acceptance appears to be in compliance with Georgia law (OCGA 21-2-417) which
merely says “proper identification shall consist of any one of the following: A Georgia
driver’s license which was properly issued by the appropriate state agency;…”
This brings to mind the several attempts in the last few years under the Gold Dome to
clarify the limitations of the limited term driver license, which, generally, is supposed to be
valid for the period of an alien’s visa.
In the 2017 General Assembly, House Rep Alan Powell introduced a bill to add “INELIGIBLE
VOTER” – which was a compromise to his original language, which would have added the
term “NON CITIZEN” to the non-citizens drivers license. Powell came under attack from the
anti-borders lobby and their media allies and his attempt at driver’s license/voter ID
reform died in the Republican-controlled House.
More than 20,000 aliens who have received a deferral in deportation proceedings or who
have already been ordered deported also hold the same limited term license according to
information from DDS early this year.
In 2016, the state Senate passed a bill sponsored by Senator Josh McKoon that would have
marked the limited term driver’s license held by this group with “NO LAWFUL STATUS.”
McKoon rightly contended his bill would help prevent voter fraud and terrorism. The
driving and ID credentials are also accepted as ID to enter federal buildings and to board
airliners in America’s airports.
Including the Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO), corporate -funded
opponents argued such reform would “stigmatize” people and represented a ‘Scarlett
Letter’ for “immigrants.” The legislation died in the House.
For this writer, the lunacy that a drivers license designed and intended for foreign nationals
is accepted as valid ID to vote in Georgia is surpassed by the fact that literally no official I
have ever spoken to at my Cobb polling place over the years – supervisors included – had
ever even heard of a “limited term” drivers license.
For a memorable first-hand education, readers may want to ask about this when they vote.
Readers who care about vote security may want to ask their state reps and state senators
about this one.
D.A. King is president of the Dustin Inman Society
Editor’s note: A version of this essay recently ran on the subscription website, Insider
A 14 year-old freshman girl raped in a Rockville Maryland High School by two illegal aliens. Jose O. Montano, 17, from El Salvador, and Henry E. Sanchez-Milian, 18, from Guatemala. Montgomery Schools Superintendent, Jack Smith, at a press conference made a statement that the Federal Government requires them to educate any student that walks through the door. “It’s the Law” Smith says. That leaves us to question, has the Federal Government turned our schools into Sanctuary Schools? We asked the questions this morning: “Are your children safe in schools?” and “Do you know who your child is sitting next to in class?”
To read the full documents BKP discusses in this video, Dear Colleague Letter and Question and Answers document; see the links below the video.
The “Dear Colleague” letter:
The “Questions and Answers” document:
The media won’t be happy until they see a picture of Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto presenting President Donald Trump with the BIG check. You know the Publishers Clearing House size check that has written in the memo area “Mexico payment for the wall”.
Congress has to pass a spending appropriations bill before the end of April to prevent a government shutdown. Trump is asking for money to start the famous wall. You know the one, Mexico will pay for.
Attorney General, Jeff Sessions along with Homeland Security Secretary, John Kelly stress we need to start construction of the southern border barrier now.
Sessions is determined to shut down America’s worst criminal gang MS-13. Kelly warns that the next major attack will come from terrorist groups like ISIS partnering up with Mexican drug cartels. Both Kelly and Sessions sound the alarm on the enormous amounts of opiates, heroin and cocaine coming across the border. Just recently Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed a State of Emergency to deal with opiate addiction problem.
The media keeps asking how we are going to pay for the wall? We have paid for the wall. We have paid with the blood of our children butchered by illegal alien gangs like MS-13. We have paid with the lives of our children who are dying daily from drug addiction.
Don’t accept your congressman asking how we are going to pay for the wall. Tell them they need to support the President and the wall is already bought and paid for!