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Jon Husted, Ohio Sec. of State, Finds 82 Non-citizens Who Voted

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted drops off his early voting ballot at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus, Ohio, on Oct. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete, File)

By    |   Monday, 27 Feb 2017 05:10 PM

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted reported Monday that his office found 82 non-citizens who registered and voted at least once in the state recently and 303 more who are registered but did not vote.

The 82 names discovered will be referred to police for investigation and possible prosecution, The Columbus Dispatch reported. It is against the law for non-U.S. citizens to vote. It also was unclear in which elections the non-citizens voted.

Those who registered but did not vote will get letters from the Ohio state department telling them that they are not eligible to vote and need to cancel their registrations.

Husted and his department are not permitted to cancel or remove the registrations even if they are invalid, the Dispatch said.

Department of Motor Vehicles information was used to find the illegal registrations, and there may be more.

“I have a responsibility to preserve the integrity of Ohio’s elections system,” Husted said, the Dispatch reported. “When you consider that in Ohio we have had 112 elections divided by one vote or tied in the last 3 years, every case of illegal voting must be taken seriously and election officials must have every resource available to them to respond.”

President Donald Trump has alleged 3 million illegal immigrants voted in the last election but has not given proof of these numbers.

Husted's Ohio investigation did not examine voting by felons or voting in place of deceased persons, which have both been cited by Trump as other sources of voter fraud.

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Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted reported Monday that his office found 82 non-citizens who registered and voted at least once in the state recently and 303 more who are registered but did not vote.
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