NBC2 of Florida did something quite simple. They looked at jury excusal forms that marked "non US citizen" and matched that up with a voter registration database. There should not be any matches. If ineligible to serve as a jury then you are ineligble to vote.
What they found was hundreds of potential voter fraud cases in just the two counties they checked.
I say potential because some of them may be US citizens but lied on the jury duty form. Some of them may have become US citizens after their jury duty but before registering to vote. The former is fraud and the latter is not as likely.
They said that the DMV automatically enrolled people as a voter when they received their license without requiring proof of citizenship.
In the video:
- one woman says she votes every year but is silent when pressed about non-Citizens not being allowed to vote
- another woman is found to have voted six times (General Elections: 2000, 2002, 2004, 2008, 2010 and 2001 special election) in the past eleven years
- another Jamaican national filled up a registration form in 2007 clearly marking that he is a US citizen
Under the 1992 Motor Voter Law, they’re not required to ask for proof of citizenship (source: ABC). (National Voter Registration Act, NVRA). It was signed into law on May 20, 1993 by Bill Clinton.
From organization called FAIR: Under this law, the information supplied by the applicant for a license doubles as information for voter registration unless the applicant indicates that he/she does not want to be registered to vote. With driver’s licenses made available by several states to aliens (both legal and illegal), it seems likely that voter rolls now contain large numbers of non-citizens ? enough in close elections to change the outcome if those aliens illegally vote. An effort in Congress in 1998 to preclude the registration of non-citizens was narrowly defeated.
And according to the reporter, this is most definitely a problem across the state.
Voter ID laws are meant to keep ineligible people from voting and I fully support that. A recent poll found 66% of Wisconsin voters also approved. It is an issue that resonates with most Americans — the desire to protect the integrity of our democracy.