Earlier last week, Texas reported that 95,000 illegals were registered to vote in Texas, and 58,000 of them had actually voted. But Pennsylvania reportedly has 11,000 illegal voters registered.
The Washington Times wrote:
A top Pennsylvania lawmaker called on the state Wednesday to immediately expunge the names of 11,198 noncitizens whom the state confirmed are registered to vote, despite not being eligible.
State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, a Republican and former chairman of a House government oversight panel, said the administration of Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, belatedly acknowledged the large number of noncitizens in communications over the past two months.
“I believe that we need to take action and have those people removed immediately from the rolls,” Mr. Metcalfe told The Washington Times. “They were never eligible to vote.”
In 2018, it was learned that the “honor system” in Texas had produced noncitizen voting. WFAA reported on August 23, 2018,
Hundreds, if not thousands of non-U.S. citizens, are registered to vote in Texas, and some have cast ballots in elections, WFAA discovered.
“We now know for sure that non-citizens are voting. The question is how many and how big of an issue it is,” said state Sen. Don Huffines, R-Dallas.
Direct Action Texas, a conservative grassroots organization, originally made the claim at a news conference in Farmer’s Branch last week.
Turns out, it is true. Non-citizens are registered to vote in Texas and the bureaucracy is partially to blame. The Texas Secretary of State said efforts are underway right now to improve the voter database and determine the exact number of non-citizens currently eligible to vote.
“We think it’s very likely we’ve had non-citizens cast ballots,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said. “We had that in Tarrant County. We prosecuted somebody who had done that and they ended up in prison for eight years.”
Fox News reported recently that Texas found 95,000 noncitizens on its voter rolls, and that 58,000 of them have already voted in some elections since 1996.
Thanks to Attorney General Paxton and the Secretary of State for uncovering and investigating this illegal vote registration. I support prosecution where appropriate. The State will work on legislation to safeguard against these illegal practices. #txlege #tcot https://t.co/UwtyXijVwK
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 25, 2019
According to NBC, a Latino Civil Rights group is suing the state of Texas, because they say they have documentation that they are eligible as naturalized citizens. They believe the entire idea of flagging certain people is meant to dissuade Latinos from voting. According to the AP, Texas Secretary of State David Whitley said that some of those who had been flagged have produced proof of citizenship, so the numbers may be flawed. Wonder what number out of 95,000 is “flawed.”