It must have seemed like it was a great idea when the Democrats came to Paul Cook with AB 1805. Hidden within a bill to amend the Elections Code, relating to military or overseas voters, is a provision that gives anyone voting rights that can prove that at some point that a parent or guardian once lived in California, whether a United States Citizen or not. .
SEC. 2. Section 321 of the Elections Code is amended to read:
321. (a) “Elector” means any person who is a United States citizen 18 years of age or older and, except as specified in subdivision (b), is a resident of an election precinct at least 15 days prior to an election.
(b) “Elector” also means any person described in paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 300, who, except for the residence requirement specified in subdivision (a), is eligible to vote in this state and meets any of the following conditions:
(1) He or she was a resident of this state when he or she was last living within the territorial limits of the United States or the District of Columbia.
(2) He or she was born outside of the United States or the District of Columbia, his or her parent or legal guardian was a resident of this state when the parent or legal guardian was last living within the territorial limits of the United States or the District of Columbia, and he or she has not previously registered to vote in any other state.
(c) Each person qualifying as an elector under subdivision (b) shall be deemed to be a resident of this state for purposes of this code and Section 2 of Article II of the California Constitution.
Notice it now becomes easy to claim the right to vote whether you are a citizen or not. This is crazy.
It turns out that Paul Cook was the ONLY Republican to vote for this bill. Here is another instance of Paul Cook voting with the very most extreme faction of the Democrat controlled Legislature. We wonder if he was able to win the 8th Congressional Seat would he caucus with Nancy Pelosi?