Stories of Unlawful Voting Are Sent to Integrity Commission
Voter fraud has long been underplayed in the press, despite well known cases like “Landslide Lyndon” Johnson’s victory in his 1948 Senate race after supporters “found” 87 extra votes to put him over the top.
Early on, President Trump created the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity with Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach as vice chair. Secretary Kobach has been making controversial statements about messy subjects — like saying the 2016 New Hampshire US Senate election result was changed by out-of-state voters. His honesty has made him a target for the mainstream media.
Voter ID to prevent fraud has long-standing support among the public yet Democrats consistently block it.
Reporter Stephen Dinan included some interesting facts about non-citizens who have voted unlawfully. With at least 11 million illegal aliens loose in the country, you have to wonder how many are gratefully voting for the Democrats who support open borders and lots of freebies for foreigners.
Detailed stories of fraud and weaknesses in election system are sent to voter integrity commission, By Stephen Dinan, Washington Times, September 11, 2017
One man’s mother, who was in a “memory care” ward of a nursing home and deemed too incapacitated to vote, somehow still managed to have a ballot cast in her name in Florida.
A man in New York said he got voter ID cards sent to his home for family members who moved away decades ago and now vote elsewhere. He said it would have been easy to go vote in New York in place of those people.
A Texas election judge said that when he asked one voter to show his ID, the man whipped out his green card, signaling he was a legal immigrant but not a citizen and shouldn’t have been voting at all.
For a problem that critics say doesn’t exist, Americans seem to have a lot of stories of voter fraud or the potential for it. They are sharing those stories with President Trump’s voter integrity commission as it wades into one of the administration’s thorniest fights.
The stories are buried in the thousands of public comments being collected by the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, which holds its second meeting Tuesday in New Hampshire.
The reports are unverified, but some of those writing offer detailed histories of their brushes with fraud.
Chris Moore wrote of his mother, Maxine E. Moore, who at age 96 was in the “memory care” unit of an assisted living facility in Broward County, Florida. She suffered from dementia so serious that she “did not know what day it was let alone what was going on in the world.”
Although election officials determined her not competent to vote, she was still registered as a Democrat and ballots were cast in her name in the March primary and the general election.
“The specific reports of alien registration and voting show that the current system is broken. The system must be improved, and it’s easy to do it,” said J. Christian Adams, president of the Public Interest Legal Foundation and one of the members of the voter commission.
Mr. Adams‘ organization released a report Monday finding hundreds of noncitizens registered to vote in 11 counties in New Jersey. Some 10 percent of those ended up casting ballots, the study found.
In some cases, the immigrants told election officials that they weren’t citizens but were kept on the rolls and were even allowed to vote, the study says.
That tracks with one of the other reports filed in the public comments with the voter commission. Mark Annotti, a deportation officer at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said he has encountered thousands of immigrants during his service in Boston and Florida and regularly asks them whom they voted for in the latest election.
“While very few illegal aliens ever admitted to voting in the national election, I was surprised at how many lawful permanent residents admitted to voting in the national election. When lawful permanent residents were informed that they were not authorized to vote in the national election, many claimed they were not aware,” he said.
“When pressed to explain further, many simply stated that they were provided a ballot, made their selections on the entire ballot and returned the completed ballot,” he said.