• The plan: Illegal Immigrants Could Help Hillary Win The Election

    The estimated 11 million illegal aliens in the U.S. could help elect Hillary Clinton, or whichever candidate Democrats nominate, to the White House in 2016, according to a new analysis published in Politico Magazine on Saturday.

    This won’t be achieved by illegal aliens voting illegally, but by indirectly skewing the Electoral College in favor of Democrats.

    From NewsMax:

    The use of the Electoral College rather than the popular vote to pick the eventual president means the presence of some 11-12 million illegal immigrants and noncitizens living legally in the United States could hinder Republicans’ chances of winning the 2016 presidential race, a new report shows.

    How? The answer lies in the nature of the country’s Electoral College and how it bases selection of the president on the U.S. Census, which in turn credits states for total populations of both legal and illegal residents. The result is that states like Florida and California, which sizeable populations of illegals live in, carry more clout for their number of electoral votes.

    “We understand counting illegal immigrants and non-citizens in the census,” write Washington Post columnist Paul Goldman and George Mason University’s Mark Rozell in an analysis for Politico. “But we fail to find any persuasive reason to allow the presence of illegal immigrants, unlawfully in the country, or noncitizens generally, to play such a potentially crucial role in picking a President. Choosing a nation’s leader should be a privilege reserved for her citizens.”

    Only citizens have the right to vote, they say in their report, but delegates in the 1787 Constitutional Convention chose to use the Electoral College system and base it on overall population, distributing 538 electoral votes between the states. That, not the popular vote, is how Americans select their president.

    Each state gets two electors, representing their two senators, and Washington D.C. gets three. But more than 80 percent of the total electors, or 435, are distributed to states according to members elected to the House, a number that depends on overall population.

    Meanwhile, the 435 seats are reapportioned every decade, reflecting census-reported population changes, and are based on the “whole number” of people in the states. When some states end up with large immigrant populations, they get extra seats in the House, and as a result, an edge in the Electoral College.

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