Only U.S. citizens should be able to vote. That goes without saying. But someone in Pennsylvania apparently didn’t get the memo.
It has come to light that in Pennsylvania, more than 11,000 people who are not citizens managed to register to vote. Even worse, Governor Tom Wolf of Pennsylvania used legal tricks to block that information from being released.
“Pennsylvania officials have admitted to finding names of 11,198 non-citizens registered to vote on the state’s rolls — though top lawmakers suspect the number could still be higher,” the Washington Times reported.
Some in Pennsylvania are speaking out against the problem.
“I believe that we need to take action and have those people removed immediately from the tolls. They were never eligible to vote,” Pennsylvania State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe said.
And the problem isn’t just that so many people who were not citizens were registered to vote. It’s also a serious issue that the governor was so deceptive that he withheld the information from the public, and did so until after the 2018 midterm elections.
“Making this problem worse isn’t the fact that there are that many non-citizens registered to vote, but that the Governor fought tooth and nail to prevent this information from going public until after the election,” Hot Air’s Jazz Shaw said. “The original investigation took place in plenty of time for the news to be released last year, but the Governor dragged his feet until a hearing was scheduled for December. Once the election was safely out of the way, the Governor withdrew his objections.”
Many might be wondering how in the world a “non-citizen” could manage to register to vote. It’s a good question. What happens is that in many states, people who are not citizens are allowed to get driver’s licenses. And voter registration is often tied to getting a vehicle registration or a driver’s license. So, people who are citizens might register to vote when they get their vehicle registration or driver’s license.
If those numbers of “non-citizens” voting in Pennsylvania seem bad, and they are, they are even worse in Texas, where an investigation discovered that 95,000 people who are not citizens are on the voter rolls, and 58,000 of those voted using those registrations.
“Every single instance of illegal voting threatens democracy in our state and deprives individual Texans of their voice,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said. “Nothing is more vital to preserving our Constitution than the integrity of our voting process, and my office will do everything within its abilities to solidify trust in every election in the state of Texas.”
It really makes no sense that people who are not citizens of the United States could be permitted to vote. Voting is a privilege, and in this country, it’s a privilege that only citizens should have.
~ Conservative Zone