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Immigrants find non citizen voter registration easy

Abdel showed up at his local Pennsylvania motor vehicle office to take his driver’s license test — and walked out having registered to vote, even though he is not a citizen.

He said his command of English isn’t good and the computer system was unclear, but he somehow managed to sign up even though he knew he shouldn’t.

Then there was Angelo, who figured he could vote because he joined the U.S. military, even though he wasn’t a citizen. He, too, signed up at the Pennsylvania motor vehicle bureau and registered as a Democrat. He then voted nearly every year from 2001 through 2014.

 He finally wrote to Allegheny County asking to be stricken from the rolls, saying he had been ineligible all along.

Angelo and Abdel are some of the more than 130 people the county has nixed from its voter lists in recent years after discovering they weren’t U.S. citizens and should never have been allowed to register, much less vote, according to a report being released Thursday from the Public Interest Legal Foundation.

Of those, nearly 40 went on to vote in elections before they were removed from the lists, the foundation found. Read more

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Immigrants find non citizen voter registration easy

Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy

Immigrants find noncitizen voter registration easy