The issue was brought up during a discussion about mail-in voting organized by House Administration Committee ranking member and Illinois Rep. Rodney Davis. NY Rep. Lee Zeldin, State Board of Elections co-executive director Todd Valentine and Suffolk County elections commissioner Nick LaLota were among the discussion’s attendees.
New York is among the states that allow undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses, according to a post by the National Council of State Legislatures. LaLota explained that when illegal immigrants apply for a driver’s license, the state automatically registers them as a voter – unless they check a small box stating otherwise. This results in a large amount of non-citizens being included in the voter rolls.
Valentine seconded the election commissioner’s explanation by saying that anyone who comes in and checks the “not a citizen” box will not be directed to the voter registration application. However, if a voter chooses that “citizen” option – they will be directed to register as a voter. The New York Department of Motor Vehicles indicated in its website that all applications coursed through it are sent to the county or city Board of Elections to be reviewed.
Validating voter applications is a different story. Valentine said some states have asked the federal government for a list of citizens to help locate ineligible voters, but they were turned down. LaLota also mentioned that his ability to find and remove non-citizens from voter rolls on the county level was constrained, adding that he had “no tools” to do so.
The current system relies on the honesty of non-citizens and illegal immigrants to indicate that they aren’t U.S. citizens during the voter registration process, according to Valentine. He expressed that it was “very difficult” to validate the process in any matter, given that it operates on an honesty-based system. (Related: Thanks to Democrat vote fraud and election tampering, trust in our entire system is collapsing — which is what they want.)
Meanwhile, Rep. Zeldin said that he was aware of non-citizens in Suffolk County who voted in previous elections. He then asked if there were measures to prevent similar situations from occurring in the future, to which LaLota answered: “We don't have the proper amount of rules and laws and regulations to fetter out that sort of nefarious activity.”
Irregularities such as non-citizens and illegal immigrants being listed on voter rolls in New York, a Democratic state, threaten the integrity of the upcoming November elections. The state of Colorado, however, is tackling the issue in a different manner.
Initiative 76 ensured that only U.S. citizens can vote in Colorado elections by amending the text of Article VII, Section 1 of the State Constitution. The amendment aimed to change the “Every citizen of the United States…” text in the section to “Only a citizen of the United States…”
Furthermore, the amendment bans 17-year-olds from voting as it restricts the minimum age of voting to 18. Before, 17-year-olds were permitted to vote in the state as long as they will turn 18 by the general election.
The initiative gathered more than 200,000 signatures from supporters in Dec. 2019 with more than 130,000 considered valid by the State Secretary’s office – beyond the 124,632 threshold required for it to be included in the ballot. Coloradans will then vote for the amendment during the Nov. 3 general elections.
Learn more about potential fraud and irregularities as the November election approaches at VoteFraud.news.