Illegal Voters Report Updated through 2018

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2016 Post Election Polls

There is certainly enough evidence to show that a significant number of non-citizens are voting across the United States. Jess Richman and David Earnest of Old Dominion University reviewed incidents of voting by non-citizens, and while some have argued that illegal voting is inconsequential, Richman and Earnest attempted to find exactly how many non-citizens vote. They concluded that, “Most non-citizens do not register, let alone vote. But enough do that their participation can change the outcome of close races.” Using data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, they attempted to find out how many non-citizens voted. They found that 14% of non-citizens in both the 2008 and 2010 samples were registered to vote. From that they estimated that 6.5% of non-citizens voted in 2008 and 2.2% voted in 2010.

Their estimation was based on CCES samples that Obama won 80% of non-citizens’ votes and while this did not affect the general election, they speculated that it could have accounted for some Democratic victories in Senate races. Those races include Al Franken’s victory over Norm Coleman in 2008. Franken’s margin was 312 votes and as they concluded, “Votes cast by just 65 percent of Minnesota non-citizens could account for this margin. It is also possible that noncitizen votes were responsible for Obama’s 14,177 votes, so a turnout by 5.1% of North Carolina adult non-citizens would have provided the margin for Obama’s victory in North Carolina.” Richman believes that it was entirely possible that the Electoral College votes of North Carolina could have been switched by illegal voters. While the fate of North Carolina didn’t matter on the overall election results in 2008, in a closer election it could matter. Richman and Earnest noted that three quarters of non-citizen had photo ID’s when asked to provide them, making it easier for them to vote.

Virginia Republican activist William Campenni, writing in Power Line, observed, “For years here in Virginia I have observed massive fraud – in the registration process, in the absentee ballot casting, in the battle to remove photo IDs, in the voting at the polls. Recent studies have shown thousands of illegal alien registrations in Virginia, and hundreds of voters also casting votes in other states (college kids the worst offenders). My own identity (SS No.) was stolen last year and used to get a fraudulent tax refund and voting… For over a decade the SEIU and its local affiliates have gone through the extensive illegal alien community here in Virginia fraudulently registering illegals who then vote in large numbers, usually in early voting or absentee ballots, because there are no poll watchers to challenge them. They even brag about it.”

Campnni added that the incumbent Republican, George Allen, may have lost to Jim Webb in 2006 because of illegal voters and Governor Terry McAuliffe may have won his seats owing to their participation. He concluded, “(Mark) Warner defeated Ed Gillespie for Senate in 2014 by the small vote differences provided by illegals. And my friend the local former Fairfax County
Democrat head brags about it when we have coffee together.

J. Christian Adams, an election lawyer who served in the Voting Rights Section at the U.S. Department of Justice under President George W. Bush mentioned the result of a study conducted by The Public Interest Legal Foundation that looked into a small number of Virginia Counties and found that 1000 were removed from the rolls due to citizenship problems. At least 200 of these individuals voted. Adams quoted Democratic operative John Podesta in emails disclosed by WikiLeaks: “Podesta seems to have figured out that, because of vulnerabilities in our election system, foreigners can get registered to vote and get voter ID at the same time. Podesta's right, and has revealed one the biggest vulnerabilities in American elections, all because of the Motor Voter law.” Only four states attempted to determine the citizenship of people obtaining driver’s licenses. Three of them are entangled in ligation.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation followed up on this study and found even more discrepancies as they reviewed 133 Virginia jurisdictions. They found that between 2011 and May of 2017, Virginia removed 5500 illegal voters and found that over 1800 of these individuals had cast nearly 7500 ballots. As Richman and Earnest noted, 80% of non-citizens voted for Obama in 2008 and a Pew Research Center survey estimated that those non-citizens who identify with a political party, do so at a three to one ratio in favor of Democrats.

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