Illegal Immigrants Could Vote with Chicago ID Card, Says GOP Candidate Who Fell Short

Former governor and Illinois attorney General candidate Pat Quinn, who was defeated in the primary by Kwame Raoul, holds up his ballot for the press after he finished voting March 20, 2018, in Chicago. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)

By Rod Kackley

State Rep. Jeanne Ives wasn’t able to unseat Gov. Bruce Rauner in the Illinois GOP gubernatorial primary Tuesday. But as the rebellious Republican told her supporters in suburban Chicago, “It was still one of the most historic nights ever in the state of Illinois.”

“Today, the popular vote against the political ruling class fell just a bit short. But I will tell you, we are very proud of the effort that we have made in this campaign,” Ives said as she conceded the election to Rauner.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported Rauner won the primary by only 3.4 percentage points. If Ives had been victorious, Rauner would have become the first Illinois governor in over four decades to be kicked out of office by his party’s voters.

“This is an insurgent campaign that started less than five months ago, and to come this close to taking out the worst Republican governor in America is phenomenal,” Ives said.

Ives, as PJM reported, lampooned Rauner during the campaign with an ad that included a man wearing a dress thanking the Illinois governor for “signing legislation that allows me to use the girls’ bathroom.”

A woman in the same ad thanked Rauner for forcing Illinois families to “pay for my abortion.”

But she lost. So now Ives returns to the Illinois legislature where she has promised to rally her troops to take aim at Chicago’s most powerful Democrat, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and the Windy City law that, Ives said, allows illegal aliens to vote in public elections.

Standing beside her will be the only Chicago alderman with an (R) beside his name, Republican Anthony Napolitano.

During a joint press conference March 8, Ives and Napolitano warned that Chicago’s “CityKey” ID card, which municipal officials said was intended to give immigrants the paperwork needed to take advantage of social services, could be used to open voting booths to illegal aliens.

Ives pointed out what she sees as the hypocrisy of Democrats worrying about Russia’s influence in the 2016 election, while at the same time trying to “encourage such illegality when it comes to local elections.”

“Their hypocrisy is breathtaking. Accepting the CityKey as a legitimate form of identification for voter registration is literally suborning voter fraud. And the political class in the sanctuary city of Chicago is brazen about this fact,” Ives added.

“Documenting undocumented people” would “change elections,” Napolitano said before he also pointed out that he is the son of an immigrant.

“(It would) change elections in Chicago. Change elections in the state of Illinois … to entice or encourage people to go register to vote who are illegal immigrants,” he said.

The Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights said in a statement to Capitol Fax that the CityKey ID card is actually intended to help all Chicago residents who might not have any other valid government-issued identification, like a driver’s license.

“When people register to vote, they need to attest that they are U.S. citizens. If noncitizens incorrectly or falsely register, they are subject not only to state criminal penalties for the improper registration but also to immigration consequences, including unwaivable lifetime bars on legal status and deportation,” the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights statement read.

The coalition also noted that “immigrants who are not yet citizens generally know that they cannot register to vote in U.S. elections.”

However, if Ives and Napolitano are unsuccessful, Illinois State Board of Election spokesman Matt Dietrich told the Illinois News Network the final decision on whether CityKey cards could be used for voter registration would be left up to local elections officials or, in effect, Chicago City Hall.

“They’re the ones who actually handle the registration, the checking of IDs, and keeping the documentation. We maintain an electronic database of voter registrations that we get from them,” said Dietrich.

“I believe, from what I’ve read, the Chicago municipal ID would live up to the qualifications under state statute for what a government-issued ID is,” Dietrich added. “So that would be a legal form of ID for the board of elections to accept.”

Jim Allen, the Chicago Election Board spokesman, said that Illinois’ voter law does require the city to accept government-issued identification, like the Chicago CityKey. But Allen also said election board officials didn’t want the CityKey sold to illegal aliens as “something to use to register to vote.”

Allen added “non-citizens” who register to vote are “gonna be deported.”

As for Mayor Emanuel, who has declared Chicago to be a “Trump-free zone,” he told the Chicago Sun-Times Ives “should take her Trump rhetoric out of the city.”

More Details Emerge About Austin Bomber, Including His Ridiculous Alias

By James Barrett

Since authorities revealed the identity of the Austin bombings suspect on Wednesday, more details about him and his actions have emerged, including his use of an absurdly obvious diguise and alias to ship his package bombs through FedEx that eventually led authorities to him.

When the killer showed up at the FedEx shipping facility in Schertz, Texas at around 7:30 p.m. Sunday, not only was he wearing conspicuous white gloves, an overtly fake platinum blond wig and a hat, he gave FedEx the name “Kelly Killmore.”

“He almost became arrogant,” said retired FBI agent Max Noel, who helped track the Unabomber. “To think he could get away with doing that by wearing disguises and what have you.”

Despite the “arrogant” disguise, he successfully completed the transaction, shipping two packages to addresses in Austin. One of the packages he delivered eventually exploded while on a conveyor belt at the Schertz facility; the other package was located by authorities before it went off.

While he was able to get FedEx to accept the packages, his glaringly obvious disguise appears to have led to the identification of his vehicle, a red Nissan Pathfinder, which witnesses remembered a man in a blond wig getting into outside the facility. NBC reports that witnesses “remembered seeing the man with the wig in the FedEx center, and told investigators about the car he was driving.”

“The detonation at the FedEx facility accelerated the hunt for the killer. Armed with new information about the bombing, investigators quickly established a possible suspect identity,” ABC News reports. The identification of his vehicle led to agents tracking him down to a Red Roof Inn in Round Rock, Texas:

At 1:30 a.m., Wednesday, Deputy U.S. Marshals with the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force spotted the suspect’s vehicle, a red Nissan Pathfinder, sitting in a parking lot at a hotel in Round Rock, Texas, north of Austin and set up surveillance, according to law enforcement sources briefed on the matter.

While officers waited for backup, the suspect drove out of the parking lot but soon pulled over to the side of the road. As the SWAT team converged, he detonated the explosive that killed him.

Before taking his own life, the suspect recorded a 25-minute phone recording the Interim Police Chief Brian Manley described as a “confession” to the construction of the explosive devices used in the area. “He does not at all mention anything about terrorism, nor does he mention anything about hate,” said Manley. “This is an outcry by a very challenged young man.”

The suspect’s family expressed shock and dismay that he was capable of such heinous acts. “We had no idea of the darkness that Mark must have been in. Our family is a normal family in every way,” said his aunt. “If anything, he’s low-key and peaceful,” said his grandmother, who described him as coming from “a family that is so tight, that works so hard to raise their children correctly.”

NOTE: While authorities have revealed the suspect’s name, The Daily Wire will not print it as part of our new policy of withholding the names of mass murderers, who are often partly motivated by a desire for fame.


Lou Dobbs: “Why Doesn’t Someone Tell Speaker Ryan to Go to Hell? He’d Sell Out His Mother!”

Lou Dobbs blasted Republican Speaker Paul Ryan Tuesday night during his discussion of the GOP’s bloated $1.3 trillion omnibus bill.

Speaker Paul Ryan is set to pass the second largest spending bill in US history next to Barack Obama’s trillion dollar failed stimulus.

The bill funds all of the Democrat priorities but will unlikely fund the Trump border wall.

The spending bill will also funnel billions of dollars to Obamacare markets.

Lou Dobbs escalated his attacks on Trump-bashing Speaker Paul Ryan on Tuesday.

Lou Dobbs: Why doesn’t someone tell him to go to hell? This is an embarrassment.

He represents only the US multinational interests on K Street. He doesn’t represent Republican thinking. He’s not a conservative. In my judgement he’s one of the most erratic people we’ve ever seen in the Speakership… Ryan is serving his masters. No, no, Ryan’s masters are not the taxpayers. They just pay the bills. Let’s be clear. It is the Business Roundtable. It is the Chamber of Commerce. It is K-Street. He sold out a long time ago. He sold out the conference. He sold out the Republican Party. He sold out this president. And he would sell out his mother based on his record.

Via Lou Dobbs:

Shepard Ambellas: ‘They don’t want Americans to own firearms, they want all Americans to be slaves’

By Lexi Morgan

(INTELLIHUB) — While the leftist-backed full-court press pushes to take away firearms from law-abiding U.S. citizens using Operation Mockingbird talking points, scripted questions and answers, several issues come to mind, radio talk show host and founder of Intellihub Shepard Ambellas explained on his show Wednesday.

“As with the Parkland school shooting we see David Hogg and other students who’ve jumped on the bandwagon with CNN and other media outlets, basically all of the leftist outlets, they are lining up with the Democrats the whole democratic agenda to take away and limit firearms in America,” the talk show host said. “They don’t want Americans to be able to own firearms, they basically want all Americans to be slaves and that’s what the Democrats ideology is on this.”

Ambellas went on to explain how hypocritical this all is by pointing out that the Democrats ultimately want to be protected by armed security or the Secret Service themselves.


“When you really think about it, they want to be protected,” he explained. “They want to be heavily secured, all of their stuff is heavily fortified, all of them run around with bullet-proof cars, the Democrats, the senators, the congressman, you know, anyone in that circle or in those circles, democrat or republican.”

“They run around, they are fully secured with firearms, their Secret Service, their security are all fully-armed but yet they want to be able to take the firearms out of the hands of the citizens so that the citizens in the United States of American absolutely cannot defend themselves against their tyranny, see that’s the thing.”

The outspoken talk show host made clear that the elites don’t like the fact that millions of firearms are floating around in the hands of Americans.

“They are outnumbered and they don’t like to feel outnumbered,” Ambellas said. “That’s why the Constitution was put in place to begin with and now they are infringing upon it, they have already infringed upon it in a number of places.”

According to Ambellas, the PATRIOT Act was written over 10-years in advance, was authored primarily by Joe Biden, and was rolled out right after the September 2001 attacks, as planned.

“They use the Hegelian dialect, they use problem-reaction-solution scenarios which they create and orchestrate through covert paramilitary operations, rogue CIA operations, rogue joint-Bush CIA operations, of course, in conjunction with the Saudi’s and what they do is just generate these problems,” he explained. “They generate the crisis and then they offer the solution and the solution they’ve offered us all is safety since 9/11.”

The Shepard Ambellas Show airs weekdays (Mon-Fri) @ 9 pm Eastern/8C on American Freedom Radio go to to listen to the latest episode.

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