1500 Non-Citizens Registered to Vote with California DMV in 2018, Report Reveals
California Department of Motor Vehicles admits 'error' allowing foreign citizens to vote
The California DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) admitted this week to an "error" that allowed 1,500 non-citizens to register to vote in U.S. elections during 2018.
The latest blunder allowed foreign citizens the ability to vote throughout April to September, despite recent assurances to the public that the department has safeguards in place to prevent such incidents from arising.
“Approximately 1,500 customers may have been registered to vote in error,” the DMV revealed in a report on Monday to the Secretary of State’s Office.
“This error has been corrected and is separate from the processing error we notified you about in writing on September 5.”
The affected customers were non-citizens, according to Jessica Gonzalez, a DMV spokeswoman.
The error is the DMV's latest scandal after it was forced to admit just one month ago that it made over 23,000 voter registration errors.
This issue has raised further questions that the liberal state is too soft on immigration by doing too little to protect the integrity of citizens' rights.
As Breitbart News reported: In 2015, AB 60 went into effect, granting over one million illegal aliens in the Golden State the ability to apply for driver’s licenses without having their immigration status reported to federal authorities.
In 2017, AB 1461, the “motor voter” law, automatically registered Californians to vote when they applied for driver’s licenses unless they were ineligible.
State officials reassured the public that non-citizens would not be allowed to register to vote because database safeguards would prevent it.
The DMV says that the 1,500 non-citizens do not include any illegal aliens, according to SFGate.com.
According to Breitbart, in response to the news, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, a Democrat, called for an independent audit of the DMV.
Governor Jerry Brown ordered his own audit of the DMV last month after the agency was criticized heavily by Republican businessman John Cox, who is running for governor in November against Democrat Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom.
Cox has said he will reform the DMV if elected governor.
The Los Angeles Times notes: “Elections officials canceled the [errant] registrations.
"And though absentee ballots will begin going out this week, they said the barcode on each individual ballot would ensure that no votes would be tallied on election day.”
It adds: “In addition to the 23,000 registration errors disclosed last month, the system mistakenly sent out double registration forms for some Californians who had visited the DMV in the spring.”
Conservatives have long warned the DMV’s new process could lead to non-citizens voting.