Friday, October 29, 2010

FACT CHECK: Illegal Immigration Urgent Alert - Calling Politicians' Statements "Facts" Doesn't Make 'Em So

Four days, four facts.  This e-mail from Ban Amnesty Now is SCREAMING for us to "STOP Illegals from Stealing the Election!" It cites four "facts":  one is exaggerating a Washington Post article about illegal immigrants campaigning door to door, another claims that "illegal voters" have been registered across the nation, and the other two are opinions expressed by politicians (AZ Gov. Brewer and KS Secy of State candidate Kobach). It accuses President Obama of fighting to disenfranchise U.S. citizens.

The entire e-mail is after the jump.  Here are the highlights.

Fact 1: "Thousands of illegal aliens have already organized and taken to the streets...." 

Well, there was an Associated Press reporter who cited one woman and said "The 42-year-old is one of dozens of volunteers - many of them illegal immigrants - canvassing neighborhoods in the Seattle area trying to get naturalized citizens to cast a ballot for candidates like Democratic Sen. Patty Murray, who is in a neck-to-neck race with Republican Dino Rossi." (emphasis added)  I could find no evidence to swell that less than "dozens" into "thousands"; it may be B.A.N.'s opinion, but cannot be cited as fact without some evidence.

Facts 2 & 4: “The illegal registration of alien voters has become pervasive.” And, "The same pro-amnesty criminals working in states like Washington to turn out pro-amnesty voters have been working to register illegal voters all over the nation!"

The first quote is from Kris Kobach, identified as the attorney who helped write SB1070. No evidence, all opinion.  Not fact. 

The second cites rumors flying around the internet that "more than 65%" of voter registrations submitted by Mi Familia Vota y One Arizona were invalid and that many belonged to "non-citizens".  Arizona's conservative Secretary of State Ken Bennett himself labeled those as "rumors...without merit" and provided the real numbers.

Fact 3:  The U.S. and Mexico Presidents (Obama and Calderon) are not only conspiring to fight SB1070, but to keep the border insecure and to send illegal immigrants north to register and vote in U.S. elections.

The source for this "fact" is Arizona Governor Jan Brewer.  No evidence to back it up.  Opinion, not fact.

This "Ban Amnesty Now" screed/fundraiser gets a (low) "F" grade.  "F" for full of.........opinions, but not facts.  Read it in its entirety after the jump.

4 Days to STOP Illegals from

Stealing the Election!

UPDATE: October 28, 2010 5:01 pm

Pro Amnesty Liberals are accusing us of thwarting their efforts to steal this election - Threatening law suits and screaming to the main stream media...all because BAN asked patriotic Americans from every state and every political party to volunteer at the polls. NOW THEY KNOW WE ARE WATCHING. Time to turn up the heat.

Dear Fellow Patriot,

I’m writing today because there is just one week to go in this year’s historic elections, and I need your help to make sure that America’s elections are just that… for Americans!

FACT: Thousands of illegal aliens have already organized and taken to the streets, campaigning in some of the closest Senate and House races in the nation to turn out votes and voters for pro-amnesty, open borders candidates!


FACT: “The illegal registration of alien voters has become pervasive,” says Kris Kobach, the attorney who helped Arizona write SB1070. The problem exists across the nation, bolstered by open-borders criminals determined to undermine our elections, including the unions, La Raza… even the White House.


FACT: The conspiracy between U.S. President Barack Obama and Mexican President Felipe Calderon goes far beyond the two joining forces in their lawsuit against Arizona’s SB1070, anti-illegal immigration legislation. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer put it right when she explained the Obama-Calderon conspiracy the media recently:

“The Mexican government does not want our borders secure…They have made it very, very clear… Calderon believes that he is helping out the [Obama] administration and they are looking at it in a political mode to bring in newly registered illegal immigrants to register to vote.”


FACT: The same pro-amnesty criminals working in states like Washington to turn out pro-amnesty voters have been working to register illegal voters all over the nation! In one Arizona congressional district, more than 65% of the 3,000+ new voters registrations submitted by Mi Familia Vota and One Arizona were found to be invalid – many of them to non-citizens.

Nothing is more important in protecting the United States today than protecting the sanctity of our votes. Sadly, we are not just fighting criminals from other nations. We are fighting our own president and very determined individuals in America who want to disenfranchise U.S. Citizens of their votes.

At BANAMNESTYNOW.COM we aren’t going to let them. Our grassroots army of VOTER FRAUD PREVENTION VOLUNTEERS will stand vigilant across the nation. We will be the first and strongest line of defense to ensure that only legal citizens vote on November 2nd, but to do this, we need your help today!

If you have been generous enough to send $10 before, please do so again. If you can, please consider doubling that to $20. And if you’ve sent $50, $100 or $500 before, please do so again, today – but please consider doubling that to $100, $200, or $1,00

November 2, 2010 is one week from today and we have a tremendous job ahead of us that we can’t accomplish without you!

Together we have already stopped Obama’s “Dream Act” nightmare! Together we’ve already stopped La Raza and the White House from punishing Arizona by trying to move baseball’s 2011 All-Star Game from Phoenix. Together we’ve added hundreds of thousands of new voices to the MAJORITY of Americans who support secure borders and oppose amnesty for illegal aliens.

…and together we’ll stand strong and protect American elections wherever we can!

But “together” starts with you, today. So please join me today and help me STOP ILLEGALS FROM STEALING THE ELECTION!

Thomas Jefferson reminds us “The price of liberty is eternal vigilance.” America needs us now, more than ever, to do our part, to stand up for our nation, to defend her against those who would sacrifice her for mere political partisanship.

Thank you in advance for your contribution of $20, $50, $100, $200, $500 or even $1,000 or more. And thank you to all who have registered to volunteer on Election Day!

For America, your friend,

Sean McCaffrey


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