View Full Version : Voter Rolls Continue to Show Registered Non-citizens

08-01-2018, 09:29 PM
The Washington Times has reported that non-Americans continue to be found on voter rolls in alarming numbers, despite continued claims by liberals that voter fraud is a non-existent problem (https://nypost.com/2017/07/14/the-vote-fraud-that-democrats-refuse-to-see/). In some of these cases, the individuals are unaware that they’ve been registered to vote, adding fodder to claims that voter fraud is often an orchestrated effort to not only sway polls but to advocate for allowing non-Americans to vote in elections.

According to the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), non-Americans are being added to voter rolls in key battleground states such as Pennsylvania and Virginia. PILF found that of those numbers, a significant portion have been able to cast their ballots. In 2017 in Virginia alone, 5,600 people on the rolls in Virginia were found to be non-citizens, a third of whom voted in previous elections as well.

PILF contends that this could be easily avoided if states required individuals to prove voter eligibility before allowing them to register.
“Our voter registration system masks non-citizens and allows the opportunity to vote until they decide to self-report at their own peril. All of this could have been prevented if states actually verified citizen eligibility upfront,” Logan Churchwell, communications and research director for the foundation, told the Times.

As noted above, in some cases, non-Americans are unaware that they’ve even been registered to vote. Case in point: Elizaveta Shuvalova, a Russian citizen who only last year became an American citizen, was shocked to learn that she was registered as an eligible voter in 2012 and added to the San Francisco voter polls despite having never registered to vote and only recently being granted citizenship.

“This is definitely a shocker to me. It is like an identity fraud because this is not coming from my end,” Shuvalova told the Times. “Like I told you, I haven’t even been a citizen during that time frame. So what can we do about it?”

John Arntz, director of the San Francisco Department of Elections, states that activists will often distribute registration cards along with their petitions and that it is the role of election authorities to check the registration application with other databases to insure citizen eligibility. Yet Shuvalova went undetected as a non-citizen and began receiving voting ballots — nine to be exact — until 2016, when she returned a ballot with a note that she was not yet a citizen and therefore unable to vote.

But how many others would be as honest as Shuvalova and refuse to vote despite having the unwarranted option staring them directly in the face? And is it all that cynical to believe that these activists who are registering non-citizens are in fact relying on the incompetence of federal and state governments to overlook non-citizen voters?

More at: https://www.thenewamerican.com/usnews/constitution/item/29681-voter-rolls-continue-to-show-registered-non-citizens