The U.S. Motor Voter program is bringing illegal aliens out of the shadows.
Whether a deliberate scheme by state and local registrars to plump the voter rolls, or just bureaucratic incompetence, noncitizens are getting caught up in the Motor Voter machinery.
Either way, election-integrity groups are finding noncitizens on voter-registration lists from coast to coast. Some of the individuals have illegally cast ballots.
One of the best ways to ferret out illegal aliens is to cross-reference jury excusals with voter-registration records.
When noncitizens receive a jury summons (generated from voter rolls), they inform the courts they cannot serve because they are not legalized citizens. The excusals flag them for voter-rights groups to challenge their right to vote, along with their legal status.
It’s an ironic twist: The Motor Voter law, long touted by political progressives, draws attention to illegal aliens in our midst.
In many cases, the noncitizens did not even know they were registered to vote, says Logan Churchwell, spokesman for the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), a nonpartisan group that has sued cities and states over tainted voter-registration lists.
“It wasn’t like (noncitizens) were signing up in a Walmart parking lot,” Churchwell noted. “When we see people registered for 10 years and they never cast a ballot, they probably checked the wrong box at the DMV.”
California’s DMV issued 806,000 driver’s licenses to illegal aliens from 2015-2016. Under Motor Voter, the state’s voter registration system is now considered “highly susceptible” to fraud.
PILF credits over-eager bureaucrats, as well as less-conscientious ones, for helping to expose noncitizens.
“Voter registration forms were put in front of them by local government. DMV officers give them those forms – even when they’re looking at a green card on the counter,” Churchwell said.