Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Can President Obama 'wave a magic wand' and give the right to vote?

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., said President Barack Obama can use an executive order to allow illegal immigrants to vote. Is she correct?
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., said President Barack Obama can use an executive order to allow illegal immigrants to vote. Is she correct?

In an interview with World Net Daily, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., warned House Republicans that as soon as illegal immigrants become voters, they will vote for Democrats. Bachmann said Republicans could lose the House in 2014 if they weren’t careful.

"Because, I think the president, even by executive order, could again wave his magic wand before 2014 and he’d say, ‘Now, all of the new legal Americans are going to have voting rights,’ " Bachmann said.

We reviewed the evidence and found that Bachmann's claim was pretty far-fetched. We rated her statement Pants on Fire! Read our full report for details.