More Than 100 Non-Citizens Registered To Vote In Ohio

Mar 13, 2015

Ohio's Secretary of State finds 145 non-citizens registered to vote in Ohio.
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Secretary of State Jon Husted has said several times that voter fraud is rare but it exists – and that’s why he says he reviews the voting rolls. Hustged says he’s found hundreds who should not be registered to vote, and he wants the federal government to help him find more.

This new review found 145 non-citizens registered to vote, and 27 of them actually cast ballots. This brings the total number of non-citizens registered to vote in Ohio to 436, out of 7.7 million registered voters. Husted says these are felonies, but likely are mistakes – but they need to be caught.

“How many violations of the law should we tolerate before we think it’s a big deal? I don’t think it’s any.”

These non-citizens were found with Bureau of Motor Vehicles data. Husted has asked the feds for access to social security numbers as well.