Pennsylvania was forced to admit on Wednesday that it had illegally registered nearly 11,200 noncitizens to vote, and election officials have been ordered to purge all of these names from the state’s voter rolls – immediately.
Rep. Daryl Metcalf (R-Pa.) announced that Gov. Tom Wolf’s (D-Pa.) administration finally acknowledged in recent months via communications that a large number of noncitizens were illegally registered to vote.
“I believe that we need to take action and have those people removed immediately from the rolls,” Metcalfe told The Washington Times. “They were never eligible to vote.”
The lawmaker – who formerly served as a chairman of a House government oversight panel – believes that Wolf is part of the problem and indicated that he had dragged his feet before belatedly admitting the hoards of illegitimate voters in his state that he previously endeavored to conceal.
“This governor has been an obstructionist in revealing this information to the citizens, and thereby, I believe a participant in allowing this fraudulent activity to occur because it benefits him and his party,” Metcalfe contended.
Just the tip of the iceberg?
Even though the official number of illegally registered noncitizens currently stands at nearly 11,200, lawmakers suspect that the actual number is many times higher, but information is still being uncovered as the Keystone State’s Democrat-led administration as been anything but eager to address the controversial issue.
“After an earlier estimate put the number of noncitizens on state voting rolls at 100,000, Mr. Metcalfe made a right-to-know request under state law for the voter information,” The Washington Times’ Rowan Scarborough and Stephen Dinan reported. “He was preparing to get the information early last year when the Wolf administration objected and went to court to try to keep it secret.”
Conservative legislators are not the only ones getting to the bottom of this leftwing scandal.
“This is just the first tranche of numbers from an investigation launched when a Philadelphia poll commissioner estimated that some 100,000 noncitizens could be registered – after discovering that a computer problem in the state’s motor vehicle bureaus allowed ineligible voters to register,” The Washington Examiner pointed out. “The Pennsylvania investigation was catalyzed by a voter-integrity group called the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), which filed suit in both state and federal courts to try to force these problems to be addressed.”
POLF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams is amazed that it has taken this long for the truth to come out.
“State officials have been hiding how they blew it and allowed aliens onto voter rolls in Pennsylvania,” Adams informed the Examiner in an interview. “It’s been going on for 20 years, and they need to release all of the records.”
Heritage Foundation Election Law Reform Initiative Manager Hans von Spakovsky – who formerly served as a member of the Federal Election Commission – also expressed his frustration over the Democrats’ handling of elections.
“This is just more evidence of the vulnerability of our current registration and election system, and it refutes the constant claim by liberals and the mainstream media that there is no voter fraud in this country,” von Spakovsky assured the Examiner. “These 11,000 noncitizens represent a huge number of illegal voters who could – and may have – ch anged outcomes in close elections. We need assurance from Pennsylvania officials that not only have these noncitizens been removed from voter rolls, but that their files have been turned over to law enforcement for investigation and possible prosecution.”
PILF Director of Communications and Research Logan Churchwell – whose organization is involved in lawsuits in Pennsylvania and Texas to reveal more voter information about illegitimate registrations – warns that tens of thousands of more illegal voter registrations will be revealed on the near horizon.
“Demonstrating – much less discussing – noncitizen voting activity is the worst form of heresy one can commit for left-wing groups,” the voter integrity advocate impressed, according to The Washington Times.
More action is being demanded from states to uncover how Democrats have been unlawfully receiving more votes than they should have.
“It is the tip of the iceberg,” Judicial Watch Director Tom Fitton notified The Times. “This shows the urgent need for citizenship verification for voting. The Department of Justice should follow up with a national investigation.”
Tipping the vote in Texas, too?
Corroborating President Donald Trump’s contention that massive voter fraud schemes tipped the popular vote scales for his Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, an announcement from Texas election officials earlier this week divulged that nearly 100,000 noncitizens were registered on voter rolls in the state.
“Texas Secretary of State David Whitley used state driver’s license records – which include immigration status – and compared those with voter rolls [and] found that about 95,000 people whom the state says weren’t citizens were among the 16 million registered voters,” Scarborough and Dinan noted. “Of those, about 58,000 had voted at some point since 1996.”
The news from the Lone Star State was disseminated via social media across the nation.
“VOTER FRAUD ALERT: The @TXsecostate discovered approx 95,000 individuals identified by DPS as non-U.S. citizens have a matching voter registration record in TX, approx 58,000 of whom have voted in TX elections,” Ken Paxton tweeted January 25. “Any illegal vote deprives Americans of their voice.”
Calling California out …
California – which holds a large proportion of America’s illegal alien population – also had a problem recently with its voter rolls, showing that hoards of noncitizens were registered to vote.
“A number of weeks ago … the state of California had been forced – kicking and screaming – to agree to purge its voter rolls, after an investigation revealed that the number of registered voters in the Golden State exceeds its population of eligible citizens,” Townhall recounted. “In populous Los Angeles County, registrations stood at 112 percent of eligible voters. California officials said they were actively investigating whether non-citizens were able to vote in elections.”
More illegally registered voters could be swarming the ballot box in 2020 to vote for pro-immigration Democratic candidates.
“[E]ven more lax voting laws enacted by California Democrats are poised to further threaten the integrity of the vote,” Townhall’s Guy Benson noted, citing a Southern California op-ed.
It is feared that California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is being used as an instrument to procure voter registration – which is ultimately illegal.
“The DMV was required to automatically register any person making a transaction – unless they opted out or stated that they were ineligible,” an Orange County Register editorial revealed. “The result? Tens of thousands of registration errors and a meltdown that may have prevented hundreds of eligible voters from casting ballots.”
This could open the floodgates for even more controversies in the upcoming presidential election next year, as it was noted that more changes are slated for the near future.
“In 2020, local polling places will be replaced by vote centers where people will be able to register to vote on Election Day, change their address, switch their party preference, obtain a replacement ballot and, of course, vote,” the op-ed continued. “No ID or documentation will be required. Where are the safeguards against tampering or voter impersonation?”