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Law firm uncovers illegal immigrants, convicted felons on rolls — and some have voted in crucial swi

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member

    Feb 18, 2006
    At least 86 non-citizens have been registered voters in Philadelphia since 2013, and almost half — 40 — even voted in at least one recent election, according to a legal group that sued to get voter registration records.

    Joseph Vanderhulst, an attorney with the Public Interest Legal Foundation, noted Philadelphia knows about those 86 illegal voters only because officials received specific requests — in almost every case from the voters themselves — to remove the names from the rolls. He said there is no way to know how many non-citizens might be registered to vote in Philadelphia, let alone in the rest of politically crucial Pennsylvania.

    “This is just the tip of the iceberg. Who knows how many are on and don’t ask to be taken off.”

  2. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member

    Feb 12, 2008
    How many voted for the GOP candidate? Registering either Democrat or Republican does not mean they voted for the party they are registered with. I have almost never voted a straight ticket.

    This is just another biased article playing on the fears of the fearful. It is a good way to sway people to extreme positions.
  3. BroTom64

    BroTom64 Member

    Oct 25, 2004
    I read the article. The only mention of political parties:
    " According to the report, 59 of the ineligible voters were Democrats, six were Republicans, and 21 were members of minor parties or unaffiliated."

    The concern was that there seems to be no attempts in many districts to vet the voter rolls before elections so the possibility of fraud is higher. Many of the registered ineligible voters never cast a ballot. They were registered when the applied for a driver's licence. Several were registered even after marking NO on the application for registration!

    Make me wonder if there is a quota or bonus for registering new voters.