The more evidence that surfaces that proves voter fraud is rampant, the more Democrats double down to insist it’s a rare occurrence, cry about voter suppression and scramble to dispute the findings.
The results of a nearly year-long investigation into voter fraud in Texas has blown the lid off the weak defense, revealing that 95,000 non-citizens were currently registered to vote in the state with 58,000 of them having voted in one or more election.
And this is just ONE state — a Republican-controlled state, to boot. But now that massive voter fraud has been found, what comes next?
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 26, 2019
“Every single instance of illegal voting threatens democracy in our state and deprives individual Texans of their voice,” Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement.
The Texas Tribune responded online to the claim, tweeting: “That is not true. That is not what the state has said.”
Citing the process, the paper reported that it hasn’t been verified that the 58,000 who voted are all non-citizens:
In an advisory released Friday afternoon, the office said it was flagging individuals who had provided the Texas Department of Public Safety with some form of documentation — including a work visa or a green card — that showed they were not a citizen when they were obtaining a driver’s license or an ID card. Among the individuals flagged, about 58,000 individuals cast a ballot in one or more elections from 1996 to 2018, the secretary of state’s office said. […]
It’s unclear exactly how many of those individuals are not actually U.S. citizens and whether that number will be available in the future. In its notice to counties, the secretary of state’s office said the names should be considered “WEAK” matches, using all capital letters for emphasis.
Counties will reportedly have to investigate the eligibility of the individuals who were flagged, if they so choose, and liberals pounced on the article to dispute the validity of the findings.
President Donald Trump said after the 2016 election that voter fraud resulted in 3-5 million illegal votes taking place and while the figures in Texas are quite alarming, on their own they don’t quite support the claim.
But the numbers show a wide-scale problem.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott took to Twitter to say he supports prosecution “where appropriate.”
Thanks to Attorney General Paxton and the Secretary of State for uncovering and investigating this illegal vote registration. I support prosecution where appropriate. The State will work on legislation to safeguard against these illegal practices,” the Republican governor tweeted.
Thanks to Attorney General Paxton and the Secretary of State for uncovering and investigating this illegal vote registration. I support prosecution where appropriate. The State will work on legislation to safeguard against these illegal practices. #txlege #tcot https://t.co/UwtyXijVwK
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) January 25, 2019
President Trump commissioned a panel in 2017 to investigate allegations of voter fraud in the 2016 election, but it was eventually dismantled after the group faced lawsuits, opposition from states and in-fighting among its members, Fox News reported.
The president tweeted last year that “mostly Democrat states refused to hand over data from the 2016 election.”
“They fought hard that the Commission not see their records or methods because they know that many people are voting illegally. System is rigged, must go to Voter I.D.,” he said.
So how many states will follow the lead of Texas and do an in-depth investigation of their voter rolls?
And will those who are found to have voted illegally be held to account for their action?
Trump responded early Sunday on Twitter to say the numbers in Texas are “just the tip of the iceberg.” The president cited California in calling for Voter ID.
“These numbers are just the tip of the iceberg. All over the country, especially in California, voter fraud is rampant. Must be stopped. Strong voter ID!” he tweeted.
58,000 non-citizens voted in Texas, with 95,000 non-citizens registered to vote. These numbers are just the tip of the iceberg. All over the country, especially in California, voter fraud is rampant. Must be stopped. Strong voter ID! @foxandfriends
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 27, 2019
As for what’s next, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton called on the president to “direct immediate action” by the Justice Department.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) January 27, 2019
The problem here being the number of liberal ideologues that permeate the federal government’s top agencies:
Do we have an actual DOJ? Hard to tell. Most agencies are totally corrupt.
— PuppyLover (@HAVAPUP) January 27, 2019
And while some on social media questioned if anything will ever be done, others had a few ideas on the matter.
Who allowed them to register ? What counties involved ? Arrest everyone involved and make non citizens ID’s have immigrant printed across it like the felons ID’s have
— Angie (@angiekaye999) January 26, 2019
And let me guess… nothing will ever be done about it. Wonder how many election outcomes were adversely affected?
— J. L. Harris (@Marine1JLH) January 25, 2019
“I support prosecution where appropriate.” – Governor Abbott
Prosecution is appropriate in every case. I’m sorry. They are illegal aliens. They do not have rights as citizens.
— Allen Neighbors (@WeRaTruRepublic) January 25, 2019
Love what you gentlemen are doing. Now the hard part is cleaning up the mess and preventing it in the future.
— Chris Bray (@brayc2) January 27, 2019
All the more reason we need photo ID to vote. When will the Dems stop the lying and deceiving?
— Mark Davies (@MarkNC2012) January 27, 2019
Catch'm and put them in jail. Deport them if illegal after they do their time. It would be interesting to understand if anyone put time up to voting illegally. https://t.co/j2VcgYHim5
— loeffler (@loeffler) January 25, 2019
Voter ID needed! https://t.co/OoWxRUDHYg
— Mike (@therealMACole) January 27, 2019
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