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Despite Liberals’ Hysterical Denials, Aliens Are Registering and Voting

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024
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The truth is out there. Aliens are registering and voting in American elections.

For anyone who cares to see it, the truth is available in public records in election offices across the nation. But unfortunately, those who expose the truth about voting by aliens—illegal immigrants or not—are subjected to ridicule and an onslaught from the Left to preserve the broken status quo.

Some would prefer that anyone who documents aliens participating in American elections—especially with the current border crisis—simply disappear.

We both testified recently before the House Administration Committee on this serious and real problem. The reactions of some Democrats on the committee were outlandish. They ignored or belittled the hard evidence we presented.

Instead, the Democrats changed the topic to Donald Trump and hurled inaccurate insults at us. It would all be rank comedy if the topic weren’t so serious.

Our written and oral testimony documented, in all, scores of aliens who registered, and many who voted, sometimes repeatedly, especially in presidential elections.

There is evidence galore, not just sketchy reports of aliens landing in the United States and voting. According to one list, 19 aliens from Italy, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Haiti, the Philippines, Panama, South Korea, Poland, Guatemala, Nigeria, and Canada all were prosecuted and convicted in North Carolina for illegally voting in multiple state elections. We brought this to the attention of the House committee members. 

There was a Mr. Abdelmounim in Pittsburgh, who wrote a letter to Allegheny County election officials begging to be removed from the voter rolls because, he said, “I was mistakenly registered to vote because I did not understand the questions I was being asked” by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.

He wasn’t alone. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 10,000 to 20,000 aliens were registered to vote by PennDOT in the past 20 years. This isn’t a rumor; this is an admission by Pennsylvania election officials in litigation brought by one of our organizations.

There are sightings of other aliens by the thousands in Pennsylvania, aliens who voted, including a man named Conroy.  He registered as a Democrat on Oct. 8, 2008, and later voted.  Conroy wrote election officials asking to be removed from the voter rolls, saying, “I did not no [sic] I had to be a U.S. citizen to vot [sic].”

Undeniable Evidence

We presented similar hard, undeniable evidence of aliens voting in California, New Jersey, and, naturally, Chicago. In most instances, the aliens themselves admitted they were ineligible to vote as they begged to be removed from voter rolls.

Many aliens are being registered to vote by election officials even after they answer a question on the voter registration form, “Are You a U.S. Citizen?”—you guessed it—with a “No.” That’s right: Aliens tell election officials they’re not eligible to vote, and they still get registered.

We have collected hundreds of examples of this across the country. We call them “Checkbox No’s.”

One of us told the House committee about the 278 aliens who were discovered in 2011 on the voter roll in Fairfax County, Virginia, after crosschecking the state’s driver’s license records when one of us (von Spakovsky) served on the county’s Electoral Board.

A total of 117 of these confirmed aliens had voted in Virginia elections. They were taken off the voter roll and the Electoral Board forwarded specific information on them to both the county prosecutor and the U.S. Justice Department. They did nothing.

Why wouldn’t Republicans and Democrats both want to solve this problem? The aliens who are registering to vote—sometimes unwittingly because of language barriers—are victims too. Often, third-party registration drives by unsavory actors tell aliens they can register and vote. Sometimes aliens just don’t understand the language in the “motor voter” registration process at the DMV and improperly register.

Once upon a time, preventing aliens from landing on the voter rolls would have been a bipartisan concern with bipartisan solutions.

The aliens who knowingly register to vote are also a problem. Unfortunately, prosecutors are usually too afraid or just uninterested in enforcing the many laws against alien voting. Both state and federal laws prohibit aliens from voting, but the number of prosecutors with the courage to do anything about these clear violations of law in the past decade may be counted on one hand.

In a delightfully deceptive rhetorical trick, the Left converts this lack of prosecutions into evidence that aliens aren’t registering to vote. No prosecutions mean no aliens voting, they say. Better yet, they deflect, saying it is already illegal for aliens to vote, so move along, nothing to see here but swamp gas.

Role of DOJ

The Justice Department, where we both once worked as election attorneys, bears a great deal of the blame. The reason DOJ has failed to prosecute foreign nationals who register and vote is because the agency officials with the power to do so are opposed to enforcing laws they don’t like. 

Remember the list of 278 alien voters sent by Fairfax County to the Justice Department? Who was the DOJ official to whom these cases of aliens voting were sent?  Why, it was none other than Jack Smith.

Indeed, the very same “Get Trump” Jack Smith, who is now the special counsel in two investigations of Trump. 

At the time, Smith was chief of the Public Integrity Section of the DOJ’s Criminal Division, the section responsible for prosecuting federal election crimes. Apparently, he had no interesting in prosecuting these blatant violations of 18 U.S.C. § 1015 (f) (falsely claiming to be a citizen to register), 18 U.S.C. § 911 (false assertion of citizenship), and 18 U.S.C. § 611 (voting by an alien).

Democrats on the House committee ridiculed another report we brought to their attention as being too old, which shows how far back this problem goes. It’s the official 1998 report of the House Oversight Committee of its investigation into the 1996 election contest between incumbent Rep. Bob Dornan, R-Calif., and Democrat opponent Loretta Sanchez. Sanchez won the election by a margin of only 979 votes, and Dornan mounted a challenge, claiming that aliens had illegally registered and voted.

After comparing the voter registration list to subpoenaed immigration records, the House Oversight Committee found “clear and convincing” evidence that 624 aliens had voted illegally in the Dornan-Sanchez election and circumstantial evidence that another 196 aliens also had done so. Sanchez was declared the winner since, even if you discounted those votes, she still would have won by a narrow margin of legitimate votes.

This is what foreign interference in an election actually looks like.

But as the Oversight Committee pointed out, the old Immigration and Naturalization Service’s database had records only on “documented” aliens. If this many documented aliens had registered and voted in this one congressional race, “how many illegal or undocumented aliens may be registered to vote in Orange County?” asked the House committee. 

And the situation in California only has gotten worse, as the state has implemented driver’s licenses for illegal aliens and automatic voter registration. California has one of the worst records in the country of failing to verify and maintain the accuracy of the voter rolls.

Because almost no state even attempts to verify that individuals registering to vote are U.S. citizens—and because the federal government, including both the courts and the executive branch, have put up significant barriers to such verification—we don’t really know how many aliens, whether here legally or illegally, are registering and voting.

Indeed, there is almost no way we can know. Nonetheless, what we do know is very concerning and indicative of a much larger problem.

Seeking Records

Some records touching on alien voting are subject to the National Voter Registration Act’s public disclosure provisions.

Public Interest Legal Foundation has sought, or filed lawsuits to obtain, the official records of aliens who contacted county election officials on their own and asked to be taken off the registration list because they aren’t citizens or were discovered to be aliens through state driver’s license records.

PILF’s findings include:

  • Boston disclosed 70 recent examples of alien voter removals to the foundation in 2024, with 22 voting histories.
  • Since 2014, Virginia reportedly removed more than 11,000 registrants from the voter roll as “declared” noncitizens.
  • Since 2021, government records show 186 voter registrants were “involuntarily purged” over citizenship issues in Pima County, Arizona. From this group, seven are recorded as having cast ballots across two federal and local elections.
  • A North Carolina audit determined that 1,454 registrants didn’t appear to be naturalized before Election Day 2014 and would need to be challenged at the polls. Of those, 89 appeared at polling places, 24 were challenged, and 11 of those challenges were sustained or justified.
  • Since 2015, government records show 222 foreign nationals residing in Maricopa County, Arizona, were removed from the local voter registration roll. Of this group, nine individuals are recorded as having cast 12 ballots across four federal elections.
  • Since 2007, Chicago city records show the sporadic removals of 394 foreign nationals from the voter registration roll. Of this group, 20 individuals are recorded as having cast 85 ballots.
  • Records reveal that 264 individuals reported or confirmed their ineligible status to government officials after registering to vote in San Diego County. In total, these individuals cast 94 ballots, with some votes stretching back to the 1992 presidential election.
  • A total of 139 alien registrations were canceled in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, through self-reporting since 2006. And 27% percent of those aliens cast at least one ballot before being removed from the voter roll.
  • A total of 616 admitted and officially recorded aliens in 11 counties were in New Jersey’s statewide voter registration system. These, however, were only the aliens who essentially self-reported and asked to be removed, 9% of whom also cast ballots before they made that request.

Not Interested?

These are real alien sightings that are part of government records. These are not rumors or speculation. This is hard data of the sort that, in another era, political scientists would be studying.

But not anymore. Academics aren’t as interested in the truth now as they are in the cause. The army of leftist election law professors would rather ignore this irrefutable data and continue spouting, in election law classes and at the Brennan Center, their dog-eared mantra that alien voting hardly ever happens.

Back in Pennsylvania, election officials are still hiding records from the public about the scope of the alien voting problem there and the steps they purportedly are taking to fix it.

Despite losing a federal court lawsuit in which a judge ordered the state to disclose these records, Pennsylvania officials are fighting in the hope of ignoring their statutory obligation to be transparent. They are attempting to conceal documents from the public by hiding every record of the alien registration fix behind attorney-client privilege.

We don’t know how many voted because Pennsylvania created an artificial attorney-client wall around all list-maintenance procedures related to the alien voting mess. This attorney-client wall is now at issue before the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals: Namely, can a state hide list-maintenance records that Congress has said should be made public by simply processing them through a law office?

Heck of a job, Gov. Josh Shapiro! Among the questions being asked by members of the public and Pennsylvania state legislators that election officials are refusing to answer: How many aliens registered, how many voted, who did you pay to fix the problem, and who was responsible for the mess in the first place?

Instead of answering these questions, Pennsylvania election officials are off to the 3rd Circuit seeking to overturn a District Court decision ordering them to provide that information. Again, in another era, everyone would want to fix the problem, not prolong it.

Many of these reports, based on official data received from election officials, raise the same question that the House Oversight Committee asked back in 1998: How many aliens are registered and voting who haven’t contacted election officials and asked to be taken off registration lists? How many aliens haven’t gotten a driver’s license, making it impossible for election officials to use DMV records to find aliens who have registered?

What DHS Could Do

One way to remedy this problem in part is for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to open up the nation’s most comprehensive alien database—a system called Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements, or SAVE.

States have a right to SAVE data, but DHS makes it hard for them to obtain it. Some states, such as North Carolina, have created more effective (but still cumbersome) search protocols to verify registration eligibility. But DHS should streamline the entire process and stop putting up bureaucratic obstacles to the use of its database.

Legislative proposals in Congress, such as HR 8281, also called the SAVE Act, seek to address the matter with preregistration proof of citizenship requirements. But at the very minimum, election officials need to stop registering aliens who mark “No” to the citizenship question on the voter application form. If we can’t stop aliens from registering after they tell election officials they’re aliens, it makes you wonder what else election officials are bungling.

Despite what liberals and their allies in the mainstream media say, alien registration and voting is a problem, particularly in close elections, and we have close elections all the time in America.

Anyone who doubts that should look at the database maintained by Public Interest Legal Foundation on the hundreds of elections it has documented that resulted in ties or were decided by only one vote.

It’s about time that something is done about this problem.

Reprinted with permission by The Daily Signal by Hans von Spakovsky.

The opinions expressed by columnists are their own and do not necessarily represent the views of AMAC or AMAC Action.

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Dan W.
Dan W.
10 days ago

While the Feds dither and dawdle, pressure could be applied to a greater effect at the state level. And while our response might be that the task is too great to manage separately in all 50 states, for now, concentrate on the swing states.

Forget about Illinois and Oklahoma and the other 40 deep Red and deep Blue states, and instead ramp up scrutiny in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, Arizona, Georgia, Virginia and North Carolina.

Willie
Willie
9 days ago

If a state is found letting illegals vote then they should lose half of their votes. And everybody that votes should have a picture ID or not vote period.There are ways to stop all this bad voting but I don’t think the government wants to make it right.Bad people in Washington.

Theresa Coughlin
Theresa Coughlin
10 days ago

The hysterical denials by liberals are by design. THEY’RE LYING because they want aliens to register to vote and (later on) vote in elections FOR THEM! They think the aliens will vote for them and, as a result, the liberals will win elections in perpetuity and stay in power permanently.

Ray Doyle LFP, WA
Ray Doyle LFP, WA
9 days ago

all part of the dmeocrats corruption.

Michael
Michael
10 days ago

Like we don’t know the left plans. I know it’s illegal for non citizens to vote in federal elections, try telling the non citizens that. The left has been grooming the non citizens since the left opened the door or put them on a plane and flew them here. A lot of it can be that they are trying to get more seats in the House and Senate After the do the Census roll count.

G Morgan
G Morgan
9 days ago

Dont we have laws already stating you must be a US Citizen to Vote ? Let’s enforce them !

Rabi
Rabi
9 days ago

If that is the case, then once again election fraud will determine the future of America, we have seen how destructive it has been since election fraud caused the wrong person to be in office. Pray that somehow, we can beat election fraud this time and save America.

Myrna
Myrna
9 days ago

The longer so many non-citizens flood over the border the more disorganized the country becomes. This piece calls attention to the US not even knowing who is a citizen. Increasing chaos open the door to bad government.

Traditionalist Patriot
Traditionalist Patriot
9 days ago

Democrats have a reputation for fraud/cheating in elections that goes back decades. Since they’ve gotten away with it for this long, I imagine it will continue unlessreal investigative reporters have the backbone to do their jobs. They didn’t in 2020 -no election audit on a state by state basis was ever done. The public was told that anyone requesting a country-wide election audit was told they had no standing to request it. It would be great to see a change in that approach by the courts this election no matter who wins.

John Riley
John Riley
9 days ago

Question about citizenship should be very clear. If necessary use the whole first page in several languages. Check voter roles against application for citizenship, green card, asylum or other means of staying in the U S. If you apply for any of these and it is found, you illegal registered to vote you will be denied and immediately be deported. You will soon find they understand a whole lot more than you thought.

Fredrick
Fredrick
9 days ago

By allowing illegals to vote, is the only way the Dem-o-rats are
going to win the next election.

BobHellam
BobHellam
9 days ago

I don’t know about other jurisdictions, but in the California county where I live, you don’t need proof of citizenship to register. And a Southern California Democrat a few years ago told a crowd, “No necesitas papeles para votar” (literally, “you don’t need papers in order to vote,” but “papers” obviously means citizenship).

uncleferd
uncleferd
9 days ago

“Democrats” had officially crossed into intellectual childhood by the time Bill Clinton left office. They have exhibited no sense of right or wrong anytime since then.

Jackie
Jackie
9 days ago

We will know for sure when Biden gets more votes than there are American citizens! But what will happen then??

Sean Rickman
Sean Rickman
2 days ago

I live in the very sick state of chitcago,Our chitcago state has elected criminal after criminal to screw downstate illinois,will this state ever recover,not in my lifetime.I and my wife are in our eighties and I am happy that we don’t have to listen to “DICK”pritzger explain why he and his democ rat cult cater to illegals and shove born AMERICANS aside.Maybe the invaders will vote for”santa claus”,YES THEY WILL.No,I don’t live in chitcago,I live downstate where my conservative vote doesn’t count.

Jeff
Jeff
8 days ago

When we shifted to “press 1 for English” we began the slide. Previously one had to learn the language of the US to vote, obtain a driver’s license. Most employers required some level of English by applicants to get hired. That has all changed and it began long before the DEI push. More than a decade ago I watched a young lady assisting an ederly woman at the driver’s testing station take the written test; even as it was in a foreign language (presumably the woman native language).
One small step for diversity, one giant leap into the destruction of a culture.
Surprisingly many other nations require English be taught in middle schools. My wife is from South Korea where they required English and a third language be taught before graduating high school. I believe US citizens should also be required to learn a second language in school. I could not become a Korean citizen without learning Korean.
English is the language of business around the world. A Korean friend of mine did business in Japan, I asked if he spoke Japanese. He did not and the Japanese he did business with did not speak Korean. They communicted in English.
Making it mandatory to have a working level of English to obtain a green card, a driver’s license and to vote is essential to a cohesive nation.

Cathy P.
Cathy P.
8 days ago

I know this article focuses in illegal aliens, but another source of voter fraud is people who have died and are still voting. My aunt passed away 2020. The executor of her estate sent the required information to the state election board to have her name removed. Afterwards, the executor received a mail-in ballot. Upon contacting the election board, the executor was told that the head of the board told the “underlings” to use older voter rolls, not the latest, most up-to-date ones.

Peter
Peter
9 days ago

This is the first paragraph of a 4 page presentation:
We all know the simple way from which names, numbers, dates, etc. can be changed once they are booted into a computer. And even before the vote is entering the computer, with not just one page being dropped into an outside voting mailbox, but an unknown number of pages dropped into the box. The best way to make voting for the President of these United States reliable, is for it to be voted alone, with the voting of other Representatives and Senators to be done on a different day. All the States have their own rules and behaviors for voting but having this one vote to be done for the President alone, the Federal Government can use the Power of Eminent Domain.
On this procedure, the counting of the voting for President is to be done by human eyes alone, never put into a computer, with the paper to be put into either the Democrat pile, or the Republican pile. We all remember years when there was a third candidate behaving as an independent party, offered for Presidency, and therefore, a third box. At the beginning of voting, these boxes will be opened, showing their emptiness. But these boxes are only for safe keeping, as the voting occurs as the paper enters the box, and the voters see the numbers rising at that moment when one person’s paper has entered the box. Each voting paper has a carbon copy, the voter removes the second page and keeps it for confirmation.
Each box has two workers beside it. A voter walks to the one box that is written by the name of that voter’s Party, with a flag above: either a donkey, an elephant, or an independent flag. The two people located beside each box confirm the fact that the voter has only one paper in possession, as putting that paper into the box. As the same time transaction, one of the workers beside the box behaves as Umpire, adding one number located above the box. The addition of numbers will be mechanical, to prevent worries of lightening blackout. And as any hospital has backup DC Generator outside, for the continuation of all their lights and machinery, so too will the Precincts. The DC lights can be placed temporarily on posts with batteries inside, more easily than outside DC Generators.
There will be Videos watching as a paper is put into the box of that Party, and one more number is added above mechanically, not by computer, to that Party, with TV screens located on several walls inside, and outside of the Precinct. There can no reason why each TV screen can have another TV screen beside it, showing the numbers adding up at the same time on every Precinct of our County, and every County in the State. The most important TV screen in the Precinct is the one located by the Voting boxes, where some voters in the area can see both the adding numbers above, and the TV screen that is live, not from any moment of time delay. For the benefit of all, the TV does not show head of each person as voting, for there can be a worker’s boss why warns those under him / her to vote his / her way, in order to keep their job.
There are several reasons for many people to be unable to arrive that day for voting. A very good change for them is to have they alone receiving the one page of voting for Presidency to be sent by mail to that person to use to vote. This paper to be used, is unique, uncopiable paper. This voter will use a courier. This courier carries two pages with him / her: One that shows a copy of the State license with facial picture of the voter, with the voter’s writing of the name of the courier, and the voter’s signature. The other page being that which was sent by the Government, for that special person to do the voting at home.
There surely is in use today a way for Americans to vote when they are abroad, by going to the consulate. Maybe others who are at work away from all: ships; oil rigs; etc., and they can be given the same voting paper given to those who stay at home, and with that paper, a golden envelop, the address on it being the Precinct of that person. These people who are away shall be the only ones whose voting paper shall arrive before the day of voting.
In Brazil, bars are closed, and failing to vote removes the person to be given a new Passport, and their Passport is in the process every 5 years, not the age in U.S., 10 years. As voting for Prime Minister in France, with that day Sat. and Sun. totally closed: No bars; restaurants are open, but no alcohol. I learned that in France, if one does not vote, there is a hefty fine. In the U.S., it is claimed true Democracy, in which you are not demanded to vote. That is obviously presented, and continued by, and for the benefit of the government.
We, the people, are given the power of a “secret ballot”. What is the true reason for the voting to be secret? One month later than our voting, on TV we can watch the actual voting, called Electoral College. Those in the Electoral College behave as the audience of wrestling, or in a sporting event. That is the way all the American people should be voting, with flag, of some symbol to show their proud claim. The whole reason for making it become “A Secret Ballot”, is not truly worth discussion. There have been an unknown number pf times when there became a vote in the House, or Senate, to remove the Electoral College, and it never came to Pass. It could be that there is a continuation of the voting for Presidency done by Government. Those that are in the Electoral College, may not be working in the government. But those in the Electoral College can pick and choose those who where in there. Retired President Bill Clinton became one in the Electoral College. The history of Electoral College is not so easily read. Its true beginning could have been for the fact that in 1800, many Americans lived on a farm. With a small number of horses, one person cannot so easily spend one, or two days away to vote, and so, the messenger for a group of farmers in that area to be voting for them. The reason for the Electoral College to still be in existence cannot be claimed to me, nor anyone, except for the benefit of a few. To pass a bill that the House did not pass, the Senate need not 67 percent, but 60 percent. Similarly, times when the President vetoed a bill, the House and Senate override the President. We the People can override the House and Senate by having 60 percent of the People saying yes, to the removal of the Electoral College, and thereafter, the United States of America becoming once again their desire to be: OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE.
J. Peter Hall [email protected]

The Armstrong Family
The Armstrong Family
9 days ago

It takes a approved drivers’ license to vote!
Hopefully they are not getting one without being a citizen!!!!

Ol1
Ol1
10 days ago

STOP the NEW STEAL!!

Nip it; nip it, in the butt! NOW!

Edie Provitera
Edie Provitera
10 days ago

Every dirty chick in the book 

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Test
10 days ago

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