In a settlement reached with the ACLU of California and other groups, the state will mail 3.8 million voter registration cards to those who have signed up for insurance through the state’s insurance marketplace, Covered California.

The ACLU had threatened legal action, claiming that the National Voter Registration Act, more commonly known as the Motor Voter Bill, requires the offer of voter registration forms at all offices that provide public services, such as the Department of Motor Vehicles and the state health exchanges.

Dale Ho, director of the ACLU’s national Voting Rights Project, said the settlement should serve as a warning to other states that have not been offering voter registration through their health insurance marketplaces. These include Nevada, Hawaii, Washington, and Washington D.C.

In addition, Covered California will be required to offer voter registration online, by phone and in person with the next round of Obamacare signups.

“Many young adults are obtaining health insurance for the first time,” said Tamika Butler, California director of Young Invincibles, “and this is a great opportunity to both insure young Americans and create a young generation of registered voters.”

 

  • carla5731

    There were quite a few people who had their pets accidentally insured through the glitchy website. Does that mean they’ll be getting voter registration cards too?

    • nc ✓s & balances

      Dems are counting on it! Literally.

    • H50 ✓RAT

      Hey, pets are democrat voters too!!! /

      • WhoMeToo

        Not mine. >;^) ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ ﴾ ̥̂˖̫˖̥  ̂ )

        • H50 ✓RAT

          Good puppy parenting. 😉

          • WhoMeToo

            They make me so proud! ~_^

      • http://www.screwliberals.com Jenn of the Jungle

        Mine isn’t.

        • H50 ✓RAT

          Are they registered republicans?

    • Maxx

      Don’t be surprised to find 2,600 newly registered Democrat voters named Jack Russell.

      • Worship Dancer

        or fluffy jones, spot smith, ruff ruffman

      • WisconsinPatriot

        Lily,Mickey and Frank……all solid conservative votes!

    • LegalizeShemp

      “Absolutely!” Sincerely, Dead Voters

  • midasrex

    So… who *didn’t* think the Democrats would use this as a GOTV effort?

  • carmenta

    Because we cant have ‘young voters’ (read young democrats/welfare leeches) getting off the plantation…gotta remind them who they have to thank!

    • Super Marsupial

      & remind them how to think

      • /sarcnado ☠

        Not “how” to think … “what” to think.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    Am I reading this right? ACLU is ticked off because Obamacare fell down on the job of voter registration and they are making sure they “right that wrong?”

    OMG, what ELSE is in that law that we don’t know about?

    • mrspinky85

      Who do we ask? Because it seems nobody read it.

      • H50 ✓RAT

        Ummmm, Because Obamacare requires ID to sign up, pretty sure the folks signing up on the exchanges have been to the DMV where they practically force you to take the form (at least here they do), so your wasting money sending forms to people who dont need them to be in compliance with a law that does not include you because your not a physical location. Just to avoid another B/S lawsuit by the ACLU.
        Brilliant!

        • mrspinky85

          Wait their asking for ID’s for Obamacare? Anyone see the irony here?

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Cracked me up too. Its the perfect foil to the voter ID requirement argument.

          • mrspinky85

            The more I learn the worse it gets.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            Why do people need to register to vote Democrat? Can’t they just write down the names and put them in a box, to found at a later date inside the trunk of a car….containing just enough votes to put the D over the top of the race?

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Just put your name on the perpetual list so they can do it for you, even after you are gone.

          • MNWoman

            Now, Phil, where could something like that possibly happen? 😉

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Might be easier to make a list of where it hasn’t happened…..

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            Mean-uh-sew-tuh? And the other 57 or 58 states.

          • MNWoman

            Do we really talk like that?

            I don’t think we do.

          • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

            My ex was from Winona. It’s pretty close to that.

          • MNWoman

            To be fair, that is kind of close to the MN/Wisconsin border. I am from the central part of the state.

            I would say it is more like ‘Minn-uh-sew-tah.

          • WisconsinPatriot

            I am so glad I am from Wisconsin……cuz you all know…….WE don’t talk funny!!!!!!!

          • MNWoman

            No, no. You don’t understand. It is okay to ask for ID for Obamacare because Obamacare was Obama’s idea.

            Voter ID laws are not okay because they are primarily a republican idea, therefor voter ID laws are automatically racist or unfair.

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            But since it is the functional equivalent, we can make sure at the polls that people have complied with Obamacare. It’s six o’ one an’ a half-dozen o’ th’other, or as my father used to say, as wide as it is long. And Obamacare is the LAW, right?

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Sigh, getting so hard to keep track of all the special snowflake rules. :(

          • MNWoman

            I know.

            Just remember this. Delaying Obamacare when it was a Republican (primarily Ted Cruz’s) idea was horrible.

            Now when Obama does it illegally, he is doing what is best for America.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            K, Ill repeat it a few times to be sure its imbedded….

          • WisconsinPatriot

            “automatically racist AND unfair” FIFY

          • QueenB

            The best was the voting rights protest (you know, protest because people shouldn’t need ID to vote) where they required you to show ID before being allowed into the protest.

          • mrspinky85

            Yea, I can understand the feel good stuff making people join the left but even someone on the left has to acknowledge the irony here.

          • QueenB

            Ah, but to acknowledge irony, there needs to be some basic dwelling in the realm of reality going on and as we know, that’s not happening with these people.

    • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

      Ask Nancy Nanners…She got it passed, and still probably doesn’t know what’s in it, either! Jawamax 8<{D}

  • mrspinky85

    If they get out the vote like they sold Obamacare, there’s nothing to worry about. Unless somehow people who are registered get unregistered.

    • Worship Dancer

      that’s the next step unregistering conservatives, republicans, GOP, independents.

  • H50 ✓RAT

    Its an internet exchange, not a government office.

    Hellloooooooo, paging Michelle……

    • RumDoooogie

      logic has no place ’round here!

      • H50 ✓RAT

        Apparently not. Ive got a knot on my forehead from banging it on the desk today. Going to have to take another internet break to recover!

        • RumDoooogie

          thats why i got some rum

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Just started in on the whiskey.

          • RumDoooogie

            very un isander of u..

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Beer is OK during the day, but if I don’t hold out till four with the whiskey, I’m plot faced before the sun sets. 😉

          • RumDoooogie

            haha ahh forgot time difference..been a long while since ive been back there

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Believe me, depending on the news of the day or level of stupid ingested (like today) I’m pouring on the stroke of 4!

          • RumDoooogie

            being born there tends to be a lot of stupid haha

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Which island and how long has it been?

          • RumDoooogie

            well my family was is spread out between oahu and molokai, but spent most my time on molokai, moved away when i turned 15 and parents moved back but i stayed here in FL so i havent been back in 9 years

          • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            That was Father Damien of the Lepers’ island, wasn’t it? Did you ever visit his mission at the old leprosarium?

          • RumDoooogie

            that would be it lol. and naw never went there, just stayed at the beach mostly

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Cool. Must have been quite a change moving to the mainland. Did you move to the mainland for work or school?
            Planning on coming home eventually? When we’d come home for visits Id cry like a baby when the plane left the runways.
            The ladies always felt bad for me and plied me with booze right away. Bless them!

          • RumDoooogie

            well it was more of getting me away from trouble and now i am a firefighter here so i love it. yea i misspoke i actually went back home for christmas two years ago and walking on that plane to fly back mainland they had to drag me tooth and nails back onto it and loaded me up with rum..sadly day of my life lol. i hope to end up back there one day honestly i love it

          • H50 ✓RAT

            I can see getting in trouble on Molokai, not much else to do there unless you’re working you butt off for the ranch.
            Im a retired first responder myself. You be safe out there, yea?
            It always feels like ya leave a little bit of your heart behind when you leave. Don’t worry, well keep it safe for you until you come home for good!

          • RumDoooogie

            just been dealing with brush fires mostly recently, and yea i went home and was called a townie since i live mainland now haha. i hope to retire to molokai since i hate all the sky scrappers of the oahu

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Did ya talk funny? LOL Pick the pigen back up quick?
            I only go to Oahu when I gotta, surgery, Pearl, shows or shopping. Not as easy now that the super-ferry is gone.
            I know what ya mean tho. Hate going to town. Just leave me alone in the jungle, Im all good!

          • RumDoooogie

            when the hell did they get rid of that?? and not really tried convincing them i live on a island now but its nothing like back home haha. which one are u on?

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Couple years ago, went broke and the envio-nuts were giving them hell about the whales. Never a collision or anything, just heart burn.
            LOL bet.
            Im on Maui, east side.

          • RumDoooogie

            well Hawai’i is pretty damn left lol, well that will make it difficult on everyone, well i feel dumb…let me guess in Hana?

          • H50 ✓RAT

            LOL its gotten worse, the progs have taken over.
            Yep, two blocks up from the bay.

          • RumDoooogie

            always wanted to visit that area, yup thats why im going to hide in the cliffs of molokai so they cant find me lol. only come to town to get more rum then vanish

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Its a healing place for the soul.
            I hear ya, monthly supply run or less if we can manage.

            Supper time here, thanks for the chat, always nice to talk to another local…..even if ya are from Molokai! (J/K!) 😉

          • RumDoooogie

            i will remember that haha aloha my brotha

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Aloha Oe! (and Im ya sista) 😉

          • RumDoooogie

            oh well then aloha in deed 😉 lol

          • MNWoman

            What island is the one with the beautiful waterfalls?

            I don’t know how to spell the islands, but I think it is Kuaui. However you spell it, I think it is the one furthest west.

            If I ever go to Hawaii, it would be for the scenery and waterfalls. I am not really a beach-goer, but the Hawaii scenery looks absolutely beautiful.

          • RumDoooogie

            hana could probably help u more with that since i really only stayed on two of them, but to really experience Hawai’i dont stay on the tourist islands, go to molokai (yes im being biased) but those are the true island life places to go

          • MNWoman

            Funny you should say ‘avoid tourist islands’ because that is exactly what I would do.

            When I think of vacations, I am more about nature and scenery. I have no desire to go to places like London or Paris, but would absolutely love to see the Scandanavian fjords.

            I know Alaska is a tourism destination in general, but I would still love to see all the mountains and forests.

            So if I were to ever go to Hawaii, other than Pearl Harbor, I doubt there woudl be much I would want to see on Oahu.

          • RumDoooogie

            other than that yea get off that island, go to a less crowded one, rent a jeep, and enjoy the nature. Hawaiians in tourist areas tend to be pricks but the less crowded islands they tend to love everyone and hear about where plp are from (they tend to not get out much lol)

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Dude, not pricks just protective. LOL Just wanna know if your gonna be a jerk tourist or if ya want to participate and try to represent!

            But kawaie’s right, if you get out of the resorts, and ya talk to the locals not at them, they will give you all the info/help you need. Its a whole different world and much, much better.

          • RumDoooogie

            well apparently i was from “another island” so the native hawaiians didnt like that another native hawaiian from another island was there blah blah blah

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Sigh, Island pride turf war sillyness. Happens here too. Some of the fishing disputes are epic.

          • RumDoooogie

            oh i know just think its stupid lol, im country hawaiian and they are city boys

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Yep, here if you live upcountry, your a country mouse, if you live in the jungle, you’re a dumb rube.
            I called town to report a huge pothole once and the county worker was shocked that we had paved streets on the eastside. Sigh.

          • RumDoooogie

            i prefer dirt roads honestly

          • H50 ✓RAT

            They are easier to grade after a rainstorm and don’t need fill. The red dirt gets into everything tho. Its a coin toss for me.

          • RumDoooogie

            well getting public works out into the sticks is pretty much useless so keep it easy

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Yep.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Pearl harbor and the Palace (they’ve done a marvelous job restoring it). Must sees on Oahu.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            Kauai is on the end of the chain and very wet. They filmed Jurassic park on the backside. You probably went to the fern grotto when you were there? Each island has some spectacular waterfalls, some more than others. Let me know if you ever plan on coming back and Ill give you the skinny on where you want to go. Rent a cottage, get into the local scene, you’ll love it.

          • MNWoman

            Oh, I’ve never been there, but i enjoy looking at photojournalism books and whatnot. I love scenery photos.

            I just remember seeing a bunch of pictures of Hawaiian waterfalls.

          • H50 ✓RAT

            They are way better in person.

          • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

            I’ll take a bottle of “Deli Dave” Stolzenberg’s Home-made Kahlua, any day….. Jawamax 8<{D}

        • mrspinky85

          Honestly, I have been guilty of this. I’m not even sure what’s right about this tax, law or whatever it is today.

  • NixTyranny

    Why didn’t the ACLU go the Full Monty and demand that the voter registrations be hand delivered by an Obamacare navigator?

    • H50 ✓RAT

      Or just filled out by them. Cut out the middle man like they usually do.

      • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

        I wonder how many dead people they’ve already registered to vote Democrat?

        • H50 ✓RAT

          As many as possible.

          OK so now we know 3.8 million Cali folks signed up for Ocare. How many lost their insurance? How many in the state were uninsured?
          Sounds like a resounding success in a state of 38.4 million.

  • Hey, That’s Pretty Good

    How many dead people will California register to vote this time?

    And who will Phillip Seymour Hoffman being voting for this November? (Not trying to be offensive here, just pointing out that being dead doesn’t disqualify him from voting Democrat)

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      The fact that he was living in New York at the time of his demise apparently wouldn’t have disqualified him either.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        Two homes? Two votes!

        • thedumbblonde

          That happens with Florida snowbirds a lot.

  • MNWoman

    Is California really in need of more democratic voters?

    I think they’d be just fine without this.

  • ClassyJane

    All this is going to do is pad the rolls in libtard land, the only places Obamacare exchanges exist. It won’t mean anything locally, however, dems will use these in the elections they seem to have some pull, ie voter fraud in national elections using these registrations to vote for those they know don’t show up

  • MNWoman

    In Minnesota, you can register to vote on the same day as the election.

    I tell you, there is absolutely NO room for voter fraud here, right? [sarc]

    • H50 ✓RAT

      In Hawaii you can fill out a form at the poll to vote in the other parties primaries. You automatically revert back to your original party for the final election. That doesn’t skew primaries either. /

      • MNWoman

        Really? Now that is just messed up.

        We dont’ have to register for party affiliation in MN, so you can vote in either primary, but the HI system is just bizarre.

        • H50 ✓RAT

          It really is.

      • WhoDat
        • H50 ✓RAT

          Makes more sense than how we do it. I agree with the blanket (open) primary.

    • Julescat

      Minnesota also has boxes of ballots in car trunks in case Al Franken needs more votes

  • BoscoBolt

    And, of course, in California, obamacare has been heavily marketed to illegals. So, even MORE illegals will be voting (they already vote in droves) in California, to no one’s surprise.

  • Jeffrey Rogers

    They probably fill out their ballots for them too.

  • WhoDat

    Yeah, what’s the issue? Afraid some of them will register and vote Democrat?

    • stdog

      I wasn’t aware that the aca was intended to increase voter turnout. I always thought it was a healthcare bill.

      • WhoDat

        There is, or at least at one time was, a provision to enable those who signed up on the exchanges to use the information they already had in time system to register to vote.

        Similar to registering at the DMV.

        • carla5731

          Should we trust a website that registered pets for insurance to register voters?

    • H50 ✓RAT

      The issue is its unnecessary and going to cause the states to waste more money, most of whom are already taking a bath on the costs of the exchanges.

    • Sean Barrentine

      Well, BoscoBolt has a fair point, if you’ll look 2 posts up. A non-citizen has no right to vote at all, and an illegal immigrant, even more so. Thus, the issue is not a matter of legal voters registering as Democrats, but illegal immigrants registering to vote at all.

      • WhoDat

        An illegal won’t, or at least shouldn’t, be able to even get as far in the system to even need to register to vote. They can’t even sign up on Healthcare.gov without a valid SSN.

        • QueenB

          Yea….and no one was supposed to lose the health insurance they had before either.

    • QueenB

      Well, one issue would be the same people screaming about how getting an ID is just too darn hard for the poor, yet require you to use an ID to register for Obamacare, where you can register to vote for which you don’t need an ID because an ID is too hard to get. So my question is, why does Obama hate poor people and want to deny them his wonderful neither affordable nor having anything to do with heath law?

      • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        No fair, you’re using logic! But the poorest of the poor would have been on Medicaid anyway, for which they ALSO would have required some sort of ID, so making them have to go get one for purposes of registering to vote is a moot issue in any event. The question is whether you are to be facilitating the person’s ability to register should they wish to do so, or are you going to encourage nay hector them to do it, when they go and deal with a motor-voter-law-covered office?

  • frozeninbemidji

    Just send them back in to us, come election day you won’t even need to leave the couch. We’ll have an “undocumented worker” show up and vote for you.

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    • stuckinIL4now

      Thanx for the laughs to start my day.

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  • stuckinIL4now

    Wait, the new Dembecile base is dead people and illegals–they don’t have to register.

  • Stephen L. Hall #NonquamTrump

    Which demonstrates the real purpose behind all social spending programs . . . to bribe and recruit voters for liberals.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    Sounds to me like they ARE trying to “Fix the Vote”….In favor of the DemocRATS! So look for what happened in Ohio in 2012, to happen AGAIN in the “Land of Fruits and Nuts”. ‘Nuff said. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • praymorenow1

    What a set up…..really, someone had to ‘sue’ California to force the Democratic run state to send out voter registration cards to ensure more Democrats are signed up.
    Say what you will, the Democrats won the future national presidential elections w/ two acts of legislation: motor voter registration (Bubba Clinton’s true greatest legacy), and Obama’s Obamacare-appreciative voter registration (the guy did it w/ a smile).
    The GOP brings out Jeb Bush and McConnell….and the DNC brings out Bill Clinton and Obama and Rahm Emmanuel and Pelosi………poodles v. pit bulls. NO contest.
    Very sad to say, and realize the impact of for decades to come……

  • John

    This November will be without a doubt the most fraudulent voting scandal to EVER take place in the US. Be prepared to show up and vote! Every single one of our votes will have to take out their fradululent votes.

  • Steve__Jacobson

    If a person’s to damn lazy to get their ass to the courthouse to register to vote they probably don’t need to be voting in the first place.

  • Amy

    Ok, how are they verifying that those signing up for a healthcare plan are also eligible to vote. We know that many here illegally are signing up for healthcare, so are we to assume that they would stop short of signing onto the voting rolls of CA or any other state for that matter. I don’t have a problem with this if they institute and use something like e-verify to assure that only those eligible end up on the rolls, otherwise it’s just making committing fraud easier.

  • ceemack

    Still more proof that Obamacare is nothing but machine politics writ large.

  • LibLieExposer

    Every sporting goods store’s hunting & fishing department, every guns & ammo shop, every hunting & fishing license desk, all across the USA, should have voter registration cards prominently displayed and available to sign up OUR side!

  • RedSoloCup

    Will they pass out Driver’s Licenses too?

  • robert anthony

    Is that because Obamacare is ‘cancelling’ people already registered to vote?/sarc/

  • robert anthony

    Does it already say, “Choose between Hillary and Jeb Bush” ? Because that’s where our so-called media is heading already.

  • robert anthony

    Yet, if you serve your Country in the military, the Dems seem to have a hard time getting ballots out to you.