‘THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES,’ Texas Democrats Under Investigation For Voter Citizenship Fraud
The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is accusing the Texas Democratic party of sending out voter registration forms to non-citizens. The party allegedly pre-checked the citizenship boxes with “YES.”
If investigators find the allegations to be true, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says “there will be serious consequences.”
A complaint says the Texas Democratic Party asked noncitizens to register to vote, sending applications with citizenship box pre-checked. This is being investigated. If true there will be serious consequences. #txlege #tcot #PJNET https://t.co/dgSPT8f77G
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 18, 2018
PILF alleges that the pre-checked voter registration forms inundated areas in the Rio Grande Valley region of South Texas. The timeline of the allegations is late September into early October.
PILF made the Texas Democrat Party mailers public to serve as evidence of the potential crime.
“Noncitizens usually register to vote at the prompting of another party—usually a DMV clerk,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. “Today, we are raising awareness to how the Texas Democrat Party—unintentionally or otherwise—is offering voter registration to noncitizens. Without some form of official intervention, confused noncitizens rather than the Texas Dems will end up paying the consequences of this matter.”
PILF asserts that the applications had checkmarks for the age of “18,” as well.
In an interview with The Washington Times, Texas’ Secretary of State Sam Taylor says that some non-citizens contacted his office asking if there were any changes to the state’s voting laws.
PILF has previously asserted that states such as Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Virginia are seeing upticks in non-citizen voters in voter rolls. In 2017, almost 5,600 Virginia voter rolls were determined to be non-citizens.
With this year’s contentious mid-term elections only two weeks away, watchdog groups are on heightened alert for potential incidents of voter fraud.
Author: Jim Satney
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