More than 100,000 noncitizens are registered to vote in Pennsylvania alone, according to testimony submitted Monday in a lawsuit demanding the state come clean about the extent of its problems.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation, which has identified similar noncitizen voting problems in studies of Virginia and New Jersey, said Pennsylvania officials have admitted noncitizens have been registering and voting in the state “for decades.”
But state officials have stonewalled PILF requests for access to the data that could expose the problem, the group says in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Harrisburg.
“For months, Pennsylvania bureaucrats have concealed facts about noncitizens registering and voting — that ends today,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said.
He said Pennsylvania had already admitted to a “glitch” dating back to the 1990s that had allowed noncitizens applying to renew driver’s licenses to be offered the chance to register to vote. Mr. Adams said he now wants to find out how bad the problem is overall.
Pennsylvania officials wouldn’t respond to the lawsuit, nor to the 100,000 noncitizen number.
“We’re not going to comment on anything related to litigation,” said Wanda Murren, director of communications and press at the Pennsylvania Department of State.
The 100,000 number cited in the lawsuit comes from testimony given by Philadelphia Commissioner Al Schmidt, who revealed the glitch in the state motor vehicle bureau’s systems that prompted noncitizens to register to vote.
Mr. Schmidt didn’t respond to an email seeking comment.
While Pennsylvania refused PILF record requests, the group did manage to obtain data from some counties, and found several curious cases.
One man, Felipe Rojas-Orta, canceled his registration last year, filing a handwritten note saying he was not a citizen. He had, however, registered as a Democrat and voted in three separate elections, including most recently 2016, the year of the presidential race.
A woman had her registration canceled in 2006 as a noncitizen, yet re-registered to vote twice — and cast ballots in some elections. That woman, a registered Democrat, is still active in the system, the lawsuit says.
Yet another woman voted in 2008 and 2012, had her registration canceled in 2014 because she wasn’t a citizen, then reregistered and voted in 2016, according to documents filed in court. She was registered as a Democrat.
The federal “motor-voter” law requires states to make voter registration available at motor vehicle bureaus, but also pushes states to try to keep their voter rolls clean. Under the law, private parties can sue to press states to perform the cleansing.
Pennsylvania officials repeatedly refused requests under the law, according to the lawsuit. The state would only let the PILF look at records related to voters stripped from the rolls because of death or change of residence.
The PILF says that’s a misreading of the law.
The group has released reports in the past detailing more than 1,000 noncitizens registered to vote in New Jersey and more than 5,500 registered in Virginia. Roughly a third of those from Virginia actually cast ballots.
The numbers only include people whose registration was canceled because they later said they weren’t citizens, and thus ineligible to vote. Analysts say it’s difficult to figure out how many others are registered but never discovered because they don’t self-report.
President Trump’s voter integrity commission was supposed to try to get a broader handle on that question by checking voter rolls against government databases. But Mr. Trump disbanded the commission amid a series of lawsuits and questions over the panel’s activities.
I just realized the archive link cut off most of the story. The article is above and a direct link is here.
Heres 400 articles outlining millions of votes being stolen by democrats If you want to beat the democrats bring the vote fraud into the sunlight, spread far and wide.
This is where the Dems get use voter fraud to their advantage. With 100,000 non citizens voting, most of which are voting dem, is it hard to imagine them swaying an election that is within a few hundred votes?
Then they turn around and say "See, look, the majority is all Democratic!!"
Same shit happened during the primaries.
The system is rigged, people.
We will never win unless the rigged system is taken down. Republicans and Democrats (Uniparty) are working tirelessly to steal elections. If they wantonly rigged a Presidential election, doing the same in House elections is no big deal. They have been doing this for decades and we just roll over and take it.
People laughed when candidate Trump said the system was rigged...he was right. The rigging extends all the way to you local elections.
'They have enthusiasm' really means they have buses and a lot of illegals.
Who investigates this? DOJ? We need a task force solely focused on investigating this nationwide.
That's a problem.
Voter ID Now!
I’m shocked /s
And Hillary still lost kek.
But seriously, THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!
In a recount, do they confirm the validity of the vote, or simply recount?
If we can prove one non-citizen is registered to vote, we should.throw out the election results and start over.
"No evidence of any fraud ever!"
Welcome /All - Quick question for you:
How do you know your vote got counted? How do you know they didn't count another's vote multiple times (like in Detroit)?
It's 2018 and we still have to trust people with our votes? There must be a better way.
Please God, please be a Honeypot to remove the Democrats.
I thought that the voter fraud investigation was handed off to homeland.
The good people of PA need to stand up and insist on a recount if this is true ... and I guess the only way to know is to do verify and recount.
PA don’t allow another stolen election!!