(National Sentinel)Â Vote Fraud: A lawsuit filed Monday in Pennsylvania seeking voter registration information from state officials claims that some 100,000 non-citizens are registered to vote there and that the Keystone State hasn’t done anything to clean up voter rolls.
The suit filed by the Public Interest Legal Foundation, an organization that has found noncitizen voting problems in Virginia and New Jersey studies, says that officials in Pennsylvania have admitted that non-citizens have been registering and then casting ballots in elections “for decades.”
Nevertheless, state officials have refused to provide PILF with requested data that could shine light on the issue, says the lawsuit which was filed in federal district court in the capital city of Harrisburg.
â€œFor months, Pennsylvania bureaucrats have concealed facts about noncitizens registering and voting â€” that ends today,â€Â PILFÂ President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams, a former Justice Department prosecutor, said, theÂ Washington Times reports.
He said Pennsylvania had already admitted to a â€œglitchâ€ dating back to the 1990s that had allowed noncitizens applying to renew driverâ€™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.
Since quitting the Justice Department after Obama Attorney General Eric Holder ended the George W. Bush-era prosecution of New Black Panther Party members accused of voter intimidation in Philadelphia, he has been active in rooting out cases of voter fraud, mostly via PILF.
As for the lawsuit, Adams said Pennsylvania officials have already said a “glitch” back in the 1990s allowed non-citizens applying to renew their driver licenses to also register to vote under a law known as “Motor Voter.”
The Times noted further:
One man, Felipe Rojas-Orta, canceled his registration last year, filing a handwritten note saying he was not a citizen. He had, however, registered as a Democrat and voted in three separate elections, including most recently 2016, the year of the presidential race.
A woman had her registration canceled in 2006 as a noncitizen, yet re-registered to vote twice â€” and cast ballots in some elections. That woman, a registered Democrat, is still active in the system, the lawsuit says.
Yet another woman voted in 2008 and 2012, had her registration canceled in 2014 because she wasnâ€™t a citizen, then reregistered and voted in 2016, according to documents filed in court. She was registered as a Democrat.
POTUS Donald Trump established a commission to examine the problem of voter fraud, but he had to disband it after the panel received pushback on data requests from states along with lawsuit threats.
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