Saturday, July 8, 2017

More Than 5,000 Non-Citizens Caught On Virginia’s Voter Rolls

Virginia election officials quietly removed 5,556 voters for being non-citizens, and a new investigation suggests it’s just the tip of the iceberg. 

The Public Interest Legal Foundation, partnering with the Virginia Voters Alliance, found that non-citizens in the Old Dominion voted 7,474 times between 2011 and May 2017. 

“Virginia election officials routinely fail to alert law enforcement about these illegal votes or registrations,” PILF president and general counsel J. Christian Adams charged in a new report, “Alien Invasion.” 

Edgardo Cortes, commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections, discounted PILF’s concerns, saying the information on illegal voters was “readily available on our website.” 

But the state site showed only 1,531 non-citizens being removed from Virginia’s voting rolls. 

Adams said his group expended 100 hours rooting out illegal voters. He accused Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s administration of blocking election-integrity legislation. 

McAuliffe this year vetoed SB 1581, which would have required local registrars to verify incoming voter applications against state and federal databases, including Social Security records. 

The Democratic governor also vetoed SB 872, which would have applied voter-ID protocols to absentee balloting.  Read more.....