Are you old enough to remember the “Welcome Wagon?” Starting in the 1930’s until the late 90’s, Welcome Wagon “hostesses” would visit new homeowners with a gift basket containing samples, coupons, and advertising from local businesses. It was a warm and friendly way to say “welcome to the neighborhood.”
Now Democrats in Nebraska are rolling out the welcome wagon to refugees in the state, bringing them baskets full of goodies as well. But one item included is causing a bit of consternation.
BizPac Review reports, The Nebraska Democrat Party is handing new refugees voter registration cards they are ineligible to use.
In a video posted to YouTube showed the “Refugee Welcome Basket” program organized by the state’s Democrats, Conservative Review reported.
“Nebraska has, and welcomes the most refugees and immigrants on a per-capita basis,” Nebraska Democratic Party Chairwoman Jane Kleeb said.
When [President Trump] put in his racist travel ban we put out a call to action to Democrats across the state saying ‘help us create welcome baskets for refugee and immigrant families who are making Nebraska their home,’” she said.Never mind the fact that it’s a Class IV felony for making false statements while registering to vote.
Nebraska Secretary of State John Gale explains further, “under NE Rev 32-1503, subsection 11, any person who would aid, counsel, procure or advise any person to do any act forbidden by this section or to omit to do any act by law directed to be done shall be guilty of a Class IV felony.”
Kleeb has a feeble reason (a Kleeb Feeb?) reason for including the registration cards it would be illegal to use.
She said the forms were included to help refugees “get familiar with democracy and how you become a voter in our country.” (Yes, by fraud, apparently).
“Can I just be very clear that on the voter registration form it says that you have to be a U.S. citizen, so I don’t think that I said that in the letter, but on the voter registration form it talks about that,” Kleeb said.
But think about it, if you’ve already broken laws to get here, what’s another felony?
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]