Rampant voter fraud has been confirmed in Illinois.
With the Illinois primary less than two months away, a spokesman for the Illinois State Board of Elections has admitted that some non-citizens of the United States may have illegally voted in the 2018 election because of the new “automatic voter registration process” implemented in the state.
Spokesman Matt Dietrich told local news station, WCIA last week, that “574 non-U.S. citizens were inadvertently registered to vote in Illinois,” adding, “We do know that some of them voted in 2018.” He surmised that some may have been legal citizens who incorrectly filled out the state form to vote, although it appears much if not all of the problem was that Illinois permits non-citizens to obtain driver’s licenses.
The automatic voter registration program ties into the Department of Motor Vehicles, and anyone who obtains a driver’s license, is also automatically registered to vote. But, many of those persons – while entitled to obtain licenses – do not actually have the right to vote!
WCIA noted, “Illinois law allows immigrants who are not citizens to get a driver’s license or state identification. Both state and federal law prohibits non-citizens from participating in American elections. Non-citizens who vote in American elections can face swift consequences, including immediate deportation.”
State Representative Tim Butler (R-Springfield) explained, “Non-citizens can have driver’s licenses in the state of Illinois. A driver’s license is a key tool in registering someone to vote. Oftentimes it’s your driver’s license that is one of the two documents that we use to verify that you’re a registered citizen. If that person voted, that’s a huge problem when it comes to the federal government.”
Democrat Secretary of State Jesse White’s office acknowledged the mistake in a letter to the State Board of Elections. Spokesman Henry Haupt of White’s office stated, “For whatever reason that technological programming error did not properly remove the individuals. The individuals who are applying for driver’s license were inadvertently pooled into the automatic voter registration.” He added, “This was an isolated case that impacted less than one-tenth of one percent of the people registered through automatic voter registration. As soon as the program error was discovered, it was fixed, and the individuals were notified, including the State Board of Elections and the local election authorities.”
While the Board looks at this as a “minor” error, remember that in 2018, the Macon County Sheriff’s race was decided by only one vote. The News-Gazette reported in December 2018, that a Decatur man who was told he lost his bid to become Macon County sheriff by one vote is asking a judge to review the election results in hopes he’ll be declared the winner. In light of the discovery of nearly 600 illegally registered voters, Republican Jim Root filed suit in Macon County Circuit Court against Democrat Tony “Chubby” Brown, the current sheriff, seeking to overturn Brown’s victory.