California Elections Official: We Don't Know How Many Non-Citizens Voted in June
Secretary of State Alex Padilla admits the state has no idea how many votes were counted
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla has admitted that state officials "don't know" how many non-citizens voted in the June primary elections after a blunder at the DMV allowed 1,500 foreign citizens to be registered to vote in the United States.
According to a report by the Associated Press, of the 1,500 people who were improperly registered to vote by the Department of Motor Vehicles this year, officials don't know how many actually voted.
On Tuesday, Neon Nettle reported that the California DMV admitted this week to an "error" that allowed 1,500 non-citizens to register to vote in U.S. elections during 2018 between April and September.
The bombshell followed years of assurances from the blue state government that the department has safeguards put in place to prevent people from being improperly registered to vote.
According to Breitbart, the risk of improper voting had become a significant concern given a 2015 law that allowed illegal aliens to obtain driver’s licenses and a 2017 law that automatically registered Californians to vote when they obtained driver’s licenses, if otherwise eligible.
While the state says that no illegal aliens were registered to vote, at least one legal alien was confirmed as having been registered.
The AP elaborated:
The roughly 1,500 people either told the DMV they were ineligible or didn’t confirm their eligibility but were registered anyway, he said.
The group included at least one non-citizen living legally in the state and perhaps many more.
It could also include people under 18 or those ineligible to vote because of a criminal conviction, Padilla said.
The DMV said none of the people mistakenly registered are people living in the country illegally.
The incorrect registrations occurred between April 23 and Sept. 25 because of a “processing error,” according to the DMV. California held its primary election on June 6 [sic].
Early voting for the Nov. 6 election began this week.
California’s motor voter law letting residents automatically register to vote through the DMV took effect in April.
Since then, people have newly registered or updated their voter registration more than 3 million times, DMV spokeswoman Jessica Gonzalez said.
The new law is aimed at making it easier for people to register and boosting voter turnout.
The #CaliforniaDMV (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.— Neon Nettle (@NeonNettle) October 9, 2018
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Padilla added that the DMV may have to suspend the “motor voter” program if problems persist.
Last month, Padilla admitted that 23,000 registrations had been filed with significant errors.