Michigan, like other states and jurisdictions studied before, demonstrates how noncitizens become registered to vote through DMV transactions and others like it required by the National Voter Registration Act (aka Motor Voter). The State does not have a verification system keeping false claims of citizenship (intentionally given or otherwise) from being accepted during voter registration. Immigrants and citizens alike continue to suffer the consequences. Several Michigan jurisdictions also exhibited alarming problems with other voter roll maintenance obligations like duplications and potentially deceased registrants remaining on the rolls for years on end.
Read Motor Voter Mayhem here.
Noncitizen Data Findings Summary
Sterling Heights: 164
Clinton Township: 48
Canton Township: 37
Ann Arbor: 31
St. Clair Shores: 22
1,444 Disclosed Noncitizen Removals
Duplicated Active Registrations
Grand Rapids: 54
Registrants Aged 105+
Detroit: 1,244 (20 from the 1800s)
Flint: 202 (50 from the 1800s)
Grand Rapids: 2
“Motor Voter is failing Motor City,” PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. “Like this Foundation has seen in other jurisdictions, Motor Voter is inviting noncitizens onto voter rolls. This report also encourages state and local officials to take a closer look at procedures that are yielding alarming numbers of duplicate and potentially deceased registrants.”
Our press release is available here.