Lalor to NY Dems: Disavow Clinton Illegal Immigrant GOTV Efforts

By Kieran Lalor, on Aug 15, 2016

Assemblyman Kieran Michael Lalor (R,C,I - East Fishkill) is calling on New York State Democrats to disavow Hillary Clinton's plan to use illegal immigrants to get out the vote (GOTV). The AP is reporting that the Clinton campaign is organizing a GOTV effort centered around illegal immigrants.

"When I first read that Hillary Clinton was mobilizing illegal immigrants to get their friends to vote for her so she can impose amnesty, I thought it was satire," said Lalor. "Turns out it is not satire but an official strategy of the Clinton campaign. Using illegal immigrants to swing an election makes a mockery of the rule of law and our democracy. It also shows that the Left's push for amnesty isn't about compassion. It is about political power for liberal Democrats. This year illegals drag their friends to the polls. After amnesty, eventually, they will go to the polls themselves and vote for Democrats."

Lalor added, "New York State Democrats should disavow this outrageous proposal. Unfortunately, that's probably unlikely, given the fact that there is currently a Democrat-sponsored bill in the New York State Senate that would allow illegal immigrants to vote in state and local elections." Lalor has also been critical of Republicans who want amnesty for illegal immigrants so their big donors can have cheap labor without breaking the law. He is calling on Democrats to hold their party accountable.

Lalor said, "Involving illegal immigrants in get out the vote efforts, at a minimum, increases the possibility of voter fraud. There is at least a chance that some of those who have come here or stayed here illegally would violate the law again by registering to vote and voting in order to get amnesty. That the Clinton campaign is inviting this possibility and increasing the likelihood that it will happen is alarming. It also amounts to a de facto in-kind contribution from illegal immigrants."

Lalor noted that New York Democrats will be beneficiaries of Clinton's illegal immigrant GOTV efforts. "If Democrats don't speak out, they are complicit in this erosion of the rule of law and of our democracy," Lalor concluded.