Texas secretary of state claims 95,000 noncitizens registered to vote



The United States has for several years engaged in a debate as to whether voter fraud is a real problem in elections across the country. While Republicans have tended to bring up the issue in recent times, Democrats have always played it down. But a study by Texas Secretary of State David Whitley claimed last week that some 95,000 noncitizens were registered to vote in the state. This is one of the largest figures produced in a study like this.

Sec. Whitley reached this conclusion by comparing the Department of Public Safety’s driver license records with voter rolls. Since the driver license records include immigration status, Whitley was able to find that 95,000 noncitizens registered to vote and that 58,000 actually have voted since 1996.

But left-wing leaders have rebuked the revelation as an attempt to “rig the system.”

“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,” Domingo Garcia, national president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, said, according to the Washington Times. “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.”

But Democrats have yet to offer a reasonable explanation for the study. While the argument is that it is not conclusive, there needs to be some kind of reason for why there are so many noncitizens who are registered to vote and have voted in past elections. “Voting rights groups have said the state’s list is likely a list of naturalized citizens who recently got the right to vote,” NPR reports. Is this the case?

Whitley’s study appears to be hard evidence that voter fraud is a real issue. Democrats have spent their time arguing that foreigners have been working to alter our election results. Maybe they are right, but they just have the wrong foreigners in mind. What will our government do about it?


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