There are likely "tens of thousands" of non-citizens registered to vote in North Carolina, based on a three-year study done by the Voter Integrity Project, the group's director Jay DeLancy tells Newsmax TV.
"We did a three-year study of Wake County, that was one county, and we found 500 people who had gotten out of jury duty by claiming they were not citizens and also being registered to vote," DeLancy told J.D. Hayworth and Miranda Khan on "America's Forum" on Monday.
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"Of that group, 130 of them had actually voted first and then got out of jury duty by claiming they were not citizens," he said.
"We know that is a small snapshot of the bigger picture," he said. "So, it's a safe bet to say tens of thousands" of non-citizens are registered to vote in the Tar Heel State.
DeLancy said that even though "documentation" was required "when people applied for driver's licenses" starting in 2006, "the problem is they're still in the voter rolls, and we have consulted with the state Board of Elections on strategies to find these people en masse — not just ones and twos, but en masse."
"There are ways that they can do it," he said. "They're busy, but they'll get to it, I'm sure. There's good ways to do it."
DeLancy said the group does not have full access to Department of Motor Vehicle records, but it can work with "the state Board of Elections and coach them on how to coordinate with DMV to get the right information so they can proactively start addressing this problem of non-citizen voting."
According to DeLancy, the other major issue is that there are over 700,000 missing or inactive voters on the North Carolina voting rolls.
He explained that the problem began after former President Bill Clinton signed the National Voter Registration Act in 1993, also known as the "motor voter" law.
"In 1993, the law was that if you did not vote for two federal election cycles . . . you could be removed from the voter roll," he said.
"But Bill Clinton's law created this convoluted process that over the last 20 years has led to . . . a more than 100,000 increase in the number of missing voters, and now we're up to three-quarters of a million, basically," he added.
"So, it all happens by following federal law."
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