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More than 1,000 aliens, or residents who are not U.S. citizens, have been free to vote illegally in Virginia.
The bombshell disclosure was made in a report released by the Virginia Voters Alliance based on findings from the Public Interest Legal Foundation.
The 1,046 Virginia voters may just be the tip of the iceberg, as it’s only the number found in eight Virginia localities, the report reads. The report found that the most illegal votes were cast in 2012, followed by 2008, the year President Obama was elected to his first term. In both years, Obama won Virginia.
It’s a felony for non-citizens to vote in Virginia. But in Virginia, no proof of citizenship is required when voters register.
In some cases, aliens and permanent residents will register to vote and either admit on the form they are not citizens, or they will mislead, according to Christian Adams, general counsel for the foundation. Local officials can check each voter later by matching data from the Virginia driver’s license bureaus, where the aliens in question are usually likely not to mislead authorities on their status.
The FBI and local police are investigating the case. No charges have been filed.
Republicans state lawmakers, who have supported tighter voter ID laws, have highlighted the investigation, calling it proof of voter fraud.
House Minority Leader David J. Toscano says it was not proof of voter fraud because no one had actually managed to cast a phony vote.
originally posted by: Hazardous1408
A "bombshell" from Lifezette.
That's sure to win you an election.
originally posted by: projectvxn
a reply to: Phage
The framing of this report is awful.
If the VVA had kept it professional maybe people would go beyond the stupid cover and actually read their findings.
The report refers to ineligible voters who had been purged from the rolls. That is its data. It is fallacious to make assumptions beyond that.
It's fallacious to dispute where the article comes from and not the arguments the article makes.
Perhaps so. At the expense of preventing legal citizens from voting? I happen to have a passport. I'm not sure a lot of my neighbors do but I do know they are legal citizens.
The problem of voting without proving citizenship needs to be addressed.