Liberals claim that voter fraud is not a problem in America… but a new report found that at least 1,500 people in California were wrongly registered to vote, including non-citizens.
And this was just uncovered Monday, according to an internal audit of the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles report. The massive error highlights concern on the issue over voter security ahead of the critical 2018 midterm elections.
The errors were first discovered by election officials after an honest non-citizen, living in the country legally, contacted The LA Times to say his attempt at replacing an old driver’s license had ended with him being registered to vote.
Last month, California DMV officials announced 23,0000 registration errors made in the spring after rolling out their new motor voter system in April that was intended to increase voter registration during DMV transactions.
The most recent error was first acknowledged by Randall Marquis who has lived legally in California for 31 years, but is a Canada national. He has a state driver’s license, but is not eligible to vote because he is a citizen of Canada.
Marquis was one of 1,500 people wrongly registered to vote by the California agency between late April and September. That includes legal residents who are not citizens, although the DMV says none of the people mistakenly registered are people living in the country illegally.
“When I saw that card, I just threw it out,” Marquis said. “I know I’m not going to vote. I’m not allowed to vote, it’s stupid that I should be registered to vote.”
Marquis had contacted The Times on Sept. 30. In responding for a request to comment from The Times, the California DMV had discovered hundreds of additional errors made by employees.
“We have worked quickly with the Department of Technology to correct these errors and have also updated the programming and added additional safeguards to improve this process,” DMV Director Jean Shiomoto said in a written statement.
Secretary of State Alex Padilla was notified of the errors on Monday, and called for an independent audit of the motor voter system.
He said he is “deeply frustrated and disappointed” over the repeated errors.
Although absentee ballots will begin going out this week, election officials have reported they did cancel the registrations made in error.
–The Horn editorial team