Illegal aliens could elect Hillary in 2016
It's a question that needs to be asked: will illegal aliens and other non-U.S. citizens help Hillary win the White House in 2016?
...counting illegal immigrants and noncitizens significantly reduces the chances of the GOP winning the presidency. Given Obama’s winning margins last time in Florida, Ohio and virginia">Virginia, a GOP path to winning 27 states is credible at this point in the presidential cycle. But due to the Electoral college">College math, this only gives Republican’s 266 electoral votes, not 270.
We understand counting illegal immigrants and noncitizens in the census. Accurate population counts are essential to sound decision-making. Census numbers are used to allocate governmental resources. But we fail to find any persuasive reason to allow the presence of illegal immigrants, unlawfully in the country, or noncitizens generally, to play such a potentially crucial role in picking a President. Choosing a nation’s leader should be a privilege reserved for her citizens.
There are, however, no quick fixes to this situation. There seems little chance the states will ratify a constitutional amendment dumping the Electoral College in favor of voters directly electing the President. Amending the 14th Amendment to change the “whole persons” formulation for apportioning House of Representative seats is equally unlikely.
We urge you to read the article in full -- there's a lot of useful information on how electoral votes would change among the states if illegals weren't counted in the census.
There's an old political saying that you have to win big, because the other side is going to cheat. From this article, it seems the cheating has been baked into the electoral cake.