95K Noncitizens Registered to Vote in Texas

(ALEXANDRIA, VA.) – January 25, 2019: The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) today commended the State of Texas for revealing nearly 100,000 noncitizens registered to vote. A majority cast at least one ballot since 1996, according to state officials.

“This shows why Harris county must release the alien voting records we have sought for a year,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. “We all know they exist. We all know aliens are voting in our elections.  It’s time Harris and other states stop hiding the documents. Attorney General Ken Paxton and Secretary David Whitley deserve full marks for pursuing this matter and recognizing that Texas does not have a mechanism to protect noncitizens from becoming registered to vote.”

The Foundation is currently involved in a federal lawsuit against Harris County to access the records detailing the extent of noncitizen voter registration and detection. For years, PILF touted the benefits of comparing driver licensing data against voter registration records to identify potential noncitizens.

Read more about PILF v. Harris County, here.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation is the nation’s most active public interest law firm dedicated to enforcing the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) and ensuring the integrity of American elections – bringing more than a dozen cases to enforce voter list maintenance obligations and inspection rights under federal law in federal courts across the nation in addition to serving as amicus in more than a dozen voting law cases. The Foundation also works with election officials and policymakers to improve the integrity of elections.

Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) is a 501(c)(3) public interest law firm dedicated to election integrity. The Foundation exists to assist states and others to aid the cause of election integrity and fight against lawlessness in American elections. Drawing on numerous experts in the field, PILF seeks to protect the right to vote and preserve the Constitutional framework of American elections.

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