ICYMI: PILF Testified to U.S. Congress on Preventing Aliens from Voting  

Government records show aliens are getting registered to vote and casting ballots.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) President J. Christian Adams testified before House Administration Committee on preventing alien voting and other foreign election interference. Watch Highlights from yesterday’s hearing below.  

In prepared remarks, J. Christian Adams asserts that stopping foreigners from voting should be a bipartisan issue.

“When a foreigner accidentally registers to vote in the Motor Voter system – as happened in the thousands in Pennsylvania – both Democrats and Republicans should be concerned. Once upon a time, fixing foreigners voting would have been an issue with not only bipartisan agreement, but bipartisan solutions.”

Government documents reveal that many foreigners get registered to vote despite admitting they are not U.S. Citizens.

“Unfortunately, my organization has found in California, Florida, Texas, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and others where applicants admitted they weren’t U.S. citizens and were still registered. We refer to these foreign registrants as ‘Checkbox Nos.’ Litigation that the Public Interest Legal Foundation has brought has revealed disturbing numbers of ‘Checkbox No’ registrations across the country. Election officials are dropping the ball.”

The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) needs to be updated to allow states to validate citizenship effectively.

“The NVRA’s federal form prohibits citizenship proof at the outset and simultaneously requires too little from applicants so states can perform back-end verification. Later, the NVRA clouds states’ options for voter roll cleanups.”

Foreign participation in American elections erodes the public’s trust in the electoral process.

“We need to remember that voting is solely a right for American citizens and every effort should be made to preserve it. Every time we fail to modernize systems which allow foreign participation is another wound to our nation’s trust in the process.”

Watch the full U.S. House Administration Committee hearing here. J. Christian Adams’s prepared opening statement can be read here.

Public Interest Legal Foundation