Diana West
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Could Obamacare be the biggest voter registration fraud scheme in the history of the world?

This is the bombshell assessment of a pair of conservative activists: Gregg Phillips, founder of Voters Trust, and Catherine Engelbrecht of True the Vote. Both groups are conservative nonprofits focused on election integrity.

What helped Phillips and Engelbrecht draw this conclusion, which Breitbart News reported this week, is almost as amazing as the conclusion itself: Left-wing groups and media have for some time been openly discussing Obamacare as a vehicle for so-called Motor Voter registration. Motor Voter is the law that makes voter registration a part of driver's license applications. In fact, the 1993 law also requires any government office that provides "public assistance" to make voter registration part of the process. Since many applicants applying for coverage in the Obamacare "insurance marketplace" -- the infamously malfunctioning healthcare.gov website -- will be eligible for Medicaid (public assistance), not "Marketplace coverage," voter registration by law must be part of the available health insurance package.

Presto -- 68 million voters, registered with the help of Obamacare "navigators." Wanna bet whether these new voters will trend Democrat or Republican?

Of course, "presto" doesn't literally describe the pace of this massive voter registration project, but just give it time. This is the finding, not of conservatives Phillips and Engelbrecht, but of a report by Demos, a left-wing organization funded by George Soros. The report's title says it all: "Building a Healthy Democracy: Registering 68 Million People to Vote through Health Benefit Exchanges."

Conservative commentator and former New York Lt. Gov. Betsy McCaughey has written about this aspect of Obamacare, highlighting similar evidence in the program of a "cynical scheme of enrolling Democratic voters." Earlier this year, McCaughey noted that the Obamacare law "outsourced" the all-important job of enrolling the uninsured in health plans to community organizations. Why does this matter? McCaughey explained it this way: "Community activists" -- Obamacare "navigators" --- "can say and do things that government employees can't, such as urging people to register as Democrats." She continued: "There is nothing wrong with encouraging voting. But a government employee (for example, at the DMV) is legally barred from saying you should become a Democrat. A community organizer can say it and will. ... The Obama health law transforms community organizations into a fifth estate with steady government funding but without government rules."

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Diana West

Diana West is the author of American Betrayal: The Secret Assault on Our Nation's Character (St. Martin's Press, 2013), and The Death of the Grown-Up: How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization (St. Martin's Press, 2007).