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Non-citizens have voted in US elections 

Tom Fitton

It’s now officially an issue. Illegal aliens are voting.

President Donald Trump has announced a major investigation into the charges and counter charges surrounding this phenomenon. At Judicial Watch, however, it’s nothing new. We’ve had our eye on this for years, and our Election Integrity Project was active in monitoring polling places in the most recent election. I was interviewed some time ago (when the issue was first raised around the November election) by Breitbart Daily News about illegal voting, and I want to share that with you.

Excerpts from the interview:

Breitbart News Daily, SiriusXM host Alex Marlow asked Fitton about a study from the Center for Immigration Studies that revealed that "there could be as many as 43 million non-citizens in the United States right now." Fitton had previously spotlighted this study on Twitter as evidence of potential voter fraud issues.

"There’s 43 million people who are not citizens and are ineligible to vote, but a good percentage of them do register to vote. And of those that do, some vote," Fitton explained.

"Most tend to vote Democrat. It’s a fact," he continued. "There’s been a study out of Old Dominion University that shows it is enough of a vote to sway elections, one way or another. It may have resulted in election, specifically, of Al Franken to the United States Senate, and all the bad things politically or public policy-wise that happened as a result, like Obamacare and things like that."

"Are we supposed to be so naive as to think that tens of millions of people are here, present in the United States, and none of them are illegally voting?" Fitton asked. "In states where you don’t have voter ID, in states where most voter registration, you’re not required to certify citizenship, other than signing and saying you’re a citizen?"

"It happens repeatedly where you have these voter registrations signed by aliens because they shouldn’t be voting, so they’re registered to vote – and the irony is, once they’re registered to vote, voter ID ain’t gonna protect you,” he noted, "because they have the ID necessary to vote, once they’re registered. So you have many non-citizens voting in elections, and they vote in large numbers in a way to sway elections."

"The number of non-citizens in the United States are at record proportions — about as big as it’s been in 105 years, according, I think, to CIS, the Center for Immigration Studies," he observed. "It is looking at U.S. Census data, and there’s just been this massive uptick, just even the last few years."

"And it’s not just illegal aliens. We’re talking about aliens who are here legally, who are also voting illegally, potentially," he added. "That’s why we’re gonna be in Virginia, trying to monitor elections, because we know this is an issue. This is one of the issues that can lead to voter fraud and a stolen election."

The Washington Times published a big story following up on this issue and featuring Judicial Watch:

But conservative activists say the liberal media are ignoring evidence — that non-citizen voting is illegal and, thus, fraud. They say the Justice Department in the Obama administration was more concerned with preventing states from cleansing rosters of dead and inactive voters than in mounting any investigation into fraud. "Most voters are never asked for voter ID, so it is dishonest to suggest that with the tens of millions of illegal and legal aliens here, there is no voter fraud," said Tom Fitton.

"If the key Old Dominion study results on the 2008 election are applied to 2016 — 1.41 million aliens may have voted illegally, with 1.13 million voting for Democrats."

"A federal voter fraud investigation is long overdue," Mr. Fitton said. "It would be a simple matter of analyzing voter registration databases against federal databases of aliens and deceased individuals. Why is the left afraid to even ask the questions? The jig is up."

President Trump is right. A full-scale, non-partisan federal voter fraud investigation is long overdue. I’m not aware of any systematic federal investigation of voter fraud — ever. Initially, such an investigation would be a simple matter of analyzing voter registration databases against federal databases of aliens and deceased individuals.

Judicial Watch’s Election Integrity team, headed up by Robert Popper, former deputy chief of the Voting Section in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, would be more than happy to help.

[Tom Fitton is the president of Judicial Watch. He is a nationally recognized expert on government corruption. A former talk radio and television host and analyst, Tom is well known across the country as a national spokesperson for the conservative cause. He has been quoted in Time, Vanity Fair, The Washington Post, The New York Times, and most every other major newspaper in the country.]

Agencies add:

Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R) slammed the state’s Democratic governor for ignoring troubling statistics concerning the voter rolls this week. In an interview with the Washington Times, Metcalfe called on Gov. Tom Wolf to immediate purge the rolls of 11,198 noncitizens who are currently registered to vote in Pennsylvania despite being ineligible for the right.

“I believe that we need to take action and have those people removed immediately from the rolls,” Metcalfe said in the interview. “They were never eligible to vote.”

Metcalfe’s stunning comments come just days after Texas officials confirmed they had more than 90,000 noncitizens on the voting rolls. Worse, though there has been some pushback on this in the days since the original report, as many as 58,000 of those individuals may have actually cast a ballot in at least one election over the past ten years. Together, these two cases show that there may be a voter fraud epidemic in this country that has flown under the radar.

But even in the face of these disturbing figures, groups on the left would rather go to extraordinary lengths to deny voter fraud than to confront the issue head-on.

“It’s clear that the right-wing elements in Texas government are trying to rig the system to keep power and disenfranchise 95,000 American citizens,” said Domingo Garcia, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens. “There is no voter fraud in Texas. It’s a lie repeated time and again to suppress minority voters, and we’re going to fight hard against it.”

Garcia and his group are suing Texas to keep them from removing the noncitizens from the rolls.

These leftists would have us disbelieve what’s right in front of our faces and instead take up their rallying cry which says: Any attempt to secure the voting process is really a disguised effort to disenfranchise minorities. That’s a breathtakingly silly argument when it is used to fight against Voter ID laws; it is downright sinister when you’re talking about people who have been identified as noncitizens.

Truly, this is the left with their masks fully removed. And as it turns out, many of their supporters have no business going to the polls at all.