Officials in New Jersey are purposely registering illegal immigrants and other non-citizens to vote, despite them presenting proof they shouldn’t do so.
In 11 of the state’s counties, non-citizens who revealed to state officials they were ineligible to register to vote were accepted and processed and registered to vote anyways.
Non-citizens voting is one of the main gripes that conservatives and others have with what they perceive as rampant voter fraud in the country.
The study was conducted by the Public Interest Legal Foundation. The group’s president is a member of President Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity.
New Jersey was just one of the states. Results from all 50 states will becoming in soon, they said. PJMedia reports:
The apparent cause of the situation is a consequence of requirements enacted by a federal law: former President Bill Clinton’s National Voter Registration Act of 1993, commonly known as “Motor Voter.” Under “Motor Voter,” state officials are required to offer voter registration forms and to ask citizens if they would like to register during certain interactions. Per the law’s nickname, this most often occurs during a citizen’s visit to a Department of Motor Vehicles.
But what happens is that non-citizens who register their vehicles are presented with voter information forms, fill them out and they’re accepted.
And in most of the cases, the acceptance of the invalid registration forms was not an accident. Most non-citizens revealed voluntarily their ineligible status – even presenting their green cards – but were given the forms anyway. Clearly, many of the non-citizens weren’t even aware of the point of the registration form.
Most likely due to language issues, they accidentally registered to vote illegally — a felony. They were often not aware until the issue arose during a later naturalization process, when they needed to scramble to avoid a potential deportation.
Here’s some of what the Public Interest Legal Foundation uncovered:
616 admitted and officially recorded non-citizens in 11 counties engaged on some level with the NJ voter registration system;
Nine percent of aliens self-reporting their status also cast ballots prior;
76 percent of non-citizens found in the system admitted their immigration status at the outset;
75 percent of non-citizens were invited to register while receiving driver’s licenses or in other government transactions like community college admissions or public schools; and
Six counties, including one “sanctuary county”, claimed to have never seen non-citizens registered or applying to vote.
More states are to come. We will find out just how widespread this problem is. Illegals registering to vote, with state and local officials complicit in the process.
“New Jersey offers eye-opening lessons,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. “A limited inquiry found that hundreds of non-citizens are documented throughout voter records, typically because a bureaucrat offered them an application. Some were even asked after presenting a Green Card. That broken system is propped up by an honor code proven repeatedly to fail. Many illegally voted. Some claimed they didn’t know they were registered until an immigration agent called. All will likely face an inquiry if they decide to become Americans.”
“It’s time to have a serious discussion about modernizing our Motor Voter law and determine how we can verify citizenship in the process,” Adams added. “Anyone who disagrees exposes Americans to vote dilution and helps write one-way tickets for deportees.”