PA admits thousands illegally registered to vote in state

Thursday, February 7, 2019
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Vote Here (sign)A pro-family activist is concerned that more than 11,000 non-citizens are registered to vote in Pennsylvania, and her concern is growing as the 2020 elections draw closer.

Last week, Pennsylvania was forced to admit that it had illegally registered approximately 11,200 noncitizens to vote, and election officials have been ordered to immediately purge all those names from the state's voter rolls.

Pennsylvania state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe told The Washington Times that the state's Democratic governor, Tom Wolf, has finally acknowledged the illegal registration after a back-and-forth legal fight. 

Metcalfe, in fact, was taking Wolf to court after the congressman's right-to-know request, a legal allowance under state law, was blocked by the governor.

"I'm not surprised," Diane Gramley, president of the American Family Association of Pennsylvania, says of the thousands of registered noncitizens in her state.

"The entire situation is evident," she complains, "that Governor Wolf has been attempting to hide the illegal registration of illegal aliens."

It's also no surprise, she adds, to learn the governor's administration stands accused of foot-dragging when Rep. Metcalfe started asking questions.

For years Democrats have publicly scoffed at Republican claims of voter fraud, claiming it's right-wing hysteria, only to now claim it rarely happens and also suggest that such rare cases don't affect the outcome.

Meanwhile, Democrats continue to claim the push for showing ID at the poll is a racist attempt to suppress voter turnout.

At the same time Pennsylvania is admitting to illegally registered voters, GOP leaders in Texas are publicly claiming voter fraud in the Lone Star State, too. David Whitley, the Texas secretary of state, used driver's license records to compare names to voter rolls, finding 95,000 noncitizens are registered voters and 58,000 of them illegally cast a ballot.

According to The Washington Times story, Texas traced the illegal registration back to driver's license registration, and Pennsylvania uncovered its illegally registered citizens in the same manner, coming up with the 11,000-plus names.

"I voted today" t-shirtA spokesman for the Public Interest Legal Foundation told the Times that it's akin to "heresy" for left-wing groups to publicly discuss noncitizen voting.

The foundation is suing in Texas and Pennsylvania for the right to review voter data, the story also stated.

Back in Pennsylvania, Gramley points out there is testimony from a Philadelphia election commissioner who suggests the number is closer to 100,000 noncitizens registered to vote,  

"So 11,198 may well be a drop in the bucket," she warns.

Gramley has another warning, too: the 2020 elections are coming, and a close election with massive voter turnout could be influenced by illegal aliens casting a ballot.

Gramley's concern was backed up the Times story, which cited research of Hispanic noncitizens that suggests as many as 2.2. million are illegally registered to vote. Liberal groups predictably dispute those numbers.

Editor's Note: This story has been corrected to reflect that Daryl Metcalfe is a state representative. He was incorrectly identified as a congressman.  


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