It is time for politicians to get off their duff and make our voting honest.
1000’s of Non-Citizens on Voter Rolls in Populous Texas County
April 18, 2018 John Wynne
‘Records will also help quantify how many noncitizen voters were given amnesty…’
Harris County, Texas has noncitizen voter registration records, and the state’s attorney general, Ken Paxton, wants to make sure the public sees them.
In a brief filed this week in state court, the attorney general requested that the court require the county to furnish the records to the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF).
The organization noted the development in a press release yesterday.
PILF has worked hard to get access to noncitizen voter records in Texas, starting in April 2015 when the organization submitted an amicus curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court.
The brief noted 13 individuals who may have been registered illegally, as well as testimony from a Harris County voter registrar’s office in Houston that noncitizen voting “has and will continue to occur.”
That was followed by further testimony from the current Harris County Voter Registrar to a Texas legislative committee that “thousands” of noncitizens had been discovered in the voter registration system annually.
In December 2017 PILF submitted a National Voter Registration Act inspection request for all records related to noncitizen voters in Harris County.
Previous requests in other states had revealed flaws in election integrity that potentially allowed for noncitizen voting.
Despite the records being requested under federal law, Harris County attempted to process the records under more restrictive state law.
PILF maintains that the refusal of the county to provide the records constitutes a violation of the NVRA.
PILF says the records will indicate how the system is failing and how noncitizens are allowed to vote, and also how long they have been on the voting rolls.
But that’s not all, according to a memo from the organization:
“The records will also help quantify how many noncitizen voters were given amnesty for their multiple apparent felonies under U.S. and
Texas law – and which law enforcement officers gave it to them.”
When will our representatives vote into law and mandate a VOTER PHOTO ID CARD WITH A FINGER PRINT. We have drivers licenses with our photo and a finger print now – SO WHAT IS THE BIG DEAL.
Would that make things more honest than a politician could stand?