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Monday, March 31, 2014

California Obamacare exchange sent out voter ballots pre-marked as ‘Democratic’ -- By Sarah Hurtubise, The Daily Caller

President Barack Obama smiles as he hands out Thanksgiving food at the Capital Area Food Bank in Washington, Nov. 27, 2013. (REUTERS/Larry Downing)A couple in La Mesa, California received a voter registration card from California’s Obamacare exchange already pre-marked for the Democratic Party.

The couple did not want their identities revealed but told local station 10 News that they received an envelope addressed from Covered California, the state’s exchange, with a letter and registration card from the health care marketplace. They’ve always been registered to vote Republican.

“I’m an old guy and I never would have noticed it, except I have an accountant that notices every dot and dash on a piece of paper as a wife,” the man who received the card said.

Covered California is in the midst of sending out voter registration cards to all of its sign-ups, due to pressure from left-wing groups threatening legal action if they don’t comply.

Between private coverage and Medicaid sign ups, nearly four million Californians will receive voter registration cards.

With at least one couple’s Obamacare voter registration card illegally pre-marked as Democratic, worries over tying voter registration to the Democratic health care program could gain momentum.

Sending out the voter registration cards to everyone, even those who were already registered like the couple in question, is likely to swell the ranks of Democratic voters, the Washington Post warned.  Those with lower incomes who have received benefits from the health care law will most likely to vote for their benefactors in the Democratic Party.

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