The liberal narrative that voter fraud is a figment of conservatives’ imagination took an illuminating turn in Virginia, where a voter-integrity group has documented 5,500 noncitizen registrants between 2011 and 2017. At least 1,852 of them cast ballots during that time.

One noncitizen said she voted in 14 different elections and wasn’t removed from the voter rolls until she, herself, reported being a noncitizen, according to a new report by the Public Interest Legal Foundation. Based on the group’s findings, the largest number of ineligible votes cast in a Virginia election were 1,065 in 2008, a presidential election year.

Did that number influence any down-ballot races?

More disturbing still is that the administration of Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe reportedly tried to keep this information from the public.

“(L)ocal officials spent countless resources to prevent this information from spilling into the open,” says foundation President J. Christian Adams. Keep in mind, as well, that Virginia’s 5,000-plus noncitizens were removed from that state’s voter rolls only after they admitted to being ineligible, according to The Washington Times.

Whereas some states’ motor-voter laws readily sign up people to vote, whether they’re eligible or otherwise, the same attention is nowhere evident in properly maintaining voter rolls.

Given Virginia’s ineligible voters, President Trump’s new voter-integrity commission may well uncover more than just tweet fodder.


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