Breaking: 58,000+ Non-Citizens Are Voting in TEXAS
Today the Texas Secretary of State (SoS) and Office of the Attorney General (AG) released information confirming what we’ve alleged since before the 2018 election, tens of thousands of non-citizens are registered and voting in Texas elections.
The grassroots of Texas deserve a round of applause in their efforts calling on public officials to investigate and prosecute these violations.
In conjunction with the Texas Department of Public Safety, the SoS and AG over the past year have been working to check the veracity of voter rolls and have discovered at least 95,000 non-citizens registered to vote in Texas.
Of those 95,000 non-citizens, at least 58,000 have voted in one or more elections.
The SoS has issued an advisory to county voter registrars regarding voter registration maintenance activities including identifying non-citizens registered to vote.
After identifying these violations, the SoS hands off investigations to the AG whose job it is to prosecute election fraud. A person found to have knowingly voted despite being ineligible is subject to a second-degree felony in the State of Texas.
Secretary Whitley in a statement said that he is committed to, “using all available tools under the law to maintain an accurate list of registered voters.”
Notably, Whitely and his office are on a monthly basis going to cross-reference DPS records with Texas’ statewide voter registration database and match potential non-U.S. citizens who have registered to vote.
Now, election administrators in Texas 254 counties have a choice, ignore the information or send Citizenship Verification Letters to identified non-citizens registered and potentially voting in Texas elections.
The SoS in an advisory to counties stated that the matching information producing the list of 95,000 actionable cases used, “the strongest possible matching criteria used,” with the goal to, “produce actionable information for voter registrars while producing the least possible impact on eligible voters, meaning we believe the data we are providing can be acted on in nearly all circumstances.”
[updated January 27, 2018 12:01 a.m.]