Last Friday Ken Paxton, TX Atty. General, revealed that about 95,000 non-citizens had registered to vote in Texas. Out of those, around 58,000 had actually cast a vote in at least one Texas election!
From The Federalist:
“Texas law allows lawfully present noncitizens to obtain driver’s licenses by showing proof of lawful presence to DPS. However, only citizens are eligible to vote. And Texas law currently does not require verification of a voter’s statement that they are a citizen.”
So what was the left’s response? Accusations of voter suppression, of course. After all, making it hard for illegals to vote sounds like voter suppression to them.
” Kristen Clarke, the president of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, told The New York Times that “Texas has a rich history of undertaking action to make it harder for people to vote.” “Whenever you’re invoking the threat of criminal prosecution,” she added, “the chilling effect becomes almost unavoidable.”
Texas has produced a model to identify this kind of fraud and, as the Federalist article states, it may be a model for our US Atty. General to use across the nation. Let’s hope President Trump directs his Atty. General to investigate this, if he hasn’t already.