PENNSYLVANIA AND ILLEGAL VOTERS

Other than low information voters and ideologues who are happy with the possibility, does anyone seriously doubt illegal voters, a great many of them, cast ballots each year?

Well, here’s a chance to possibly expunge a very large number of them in Pennsylvania.

From Stephen Dinan’s article in the Washington Times:

More than 100,000 noncitizens are registered to vote in Pennsylvania alone, according to testimony submitted Monday in a lawsuit demanding the state come clean about the extent of its problems.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation, which has identified similar noncitizen voting problems in studies of Virginia and New Jersey, said Pennsylvania officials have admitted noncitizens have been registering and voting in the state “for decades.”

But state officials have stonewalled PILF requests for access to the data that could expose the problem, the group says in a lawsuit filed in federal court in Harrisburg.

 “For months, Pennsylvania bureaucrats have concealed facts about noncitizens registering and voting — that ends today,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said.

He said Pennsylvania had already admitted to a “glitch” dating back to the 1990s that had allowed noncitizens applying to renew driver’s licenses to be offered the chance to register to vote. Mr. Adams said he now wants to find out how bad the problem is overall.

Pennsylvania officials wouldn’t respond to the lawsuit, nor to the 100,000 noncitizen number.

Do we know for a fact that there are illegal voters in Pennsylvania?  No, we do not.

But, assuming the accuracy of this article, is Pennsylvania doing everything it can to avoid having us find out?  That we do know.

And common sense tells us that, if there were no appreciable problem for Pennsylvania to want hidden, it would have no reason to withhold this information.

Personally, I wish PILF every success in ferreting out every illegal voter, regardless of which party he/she supports, in Pennsylvania and in every other state as well.

My rooting interest is not partisan, it begins and ends in the desire for fair elections decided by people who have a right to cast ballots.

I hope you feel the same way.

 

1 Comment

  • Do we know for a fact that there are illegal voters in Pennsylvania?

    Pennsylvania officials have admitted noncitizens have been registering and voting in the state “for decades.”

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