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Thousands of Immigrants Pulled From Voter Rolls in Virginia

Thousands of Immigrants Pulled From Voter Rolls in Virginia
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By    |   Tuesday, 30 May 2017 05:14 PM

Thousands of illegal immigrants were eligible to vote in Virginia through May 2017, according to a research conducted by a public interest law firm.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation reviewed voter history files across Virginia's 133 jurisdictions and found that state election officials removed 5,556 non-U.S. citizens from voter rolls between 2011 and 2017. In its report, "Alien Invasion II: The Sequel to the Discovery and Cover-Up of Non-Citizen Registration and Voting in Virginia," it said the Virginia Department of Elections would not comply with public records requests "until we brought federal lawsuits against two Virginia election officials."

PILF found that 1,852 illegal immigrants cast 7,474 ballots in 120 of Virginia's 133 voting jurisdictions since 2011 before election officials canceled their registrations.

"Virginia's voter registration system is so flawed, noncitizens have been found voting since the 1980s and weren't caught until recently — by happenstance," Logan Churchwell, PILF's spokesman, told The Washington Free Beacon. "It's 2017 — using the honor system to determine eligibility is only defended by those without a sense of outrage toward voter fraud."

In Virginia, there is no formal program for identifying non-citizen registrants and election officials removed 5,556 from voter rolls after illegal immigrants self-reported some other way, like to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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