Article: Texas settles lawsuit over bungled search for illegal votes

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Texas settles lawsuit over bungled search for illegal votes

Texas officials announced Friday that they had settled a lawsuit over a bungled search for ineligible voters that President Trump stoked over Twitter, but that resulted in the U.S. citizenship of thousands of people being wrongly called into question.

The agreement officially ends a botched scouring of Texas voter rolls that began in January and was beset by deeply flawed data. It flagged nearly 100,000 registered voters, but wrongly captured naturalized citizens, and a federal judge who halted the search in February noted in his order that only about 80 people to that point had been identified as potentially ineligible to vote.

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Article: U.S. Census Releases 2018 Voting and Registration Data, New Data Show Voter Turnout From Midterm Elections

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U.S. Census Releases 2018 Voting and Registration Data, New Data Show Voter Turnout From Midterm Elections

Today the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2018 voting and registration table package. These November 2018 election data come from the Voting and Registration Supplement to the Current Population Survey, which surveys the civilian noninstitutionalized population in the United States.

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Article: 58,000 non-U.S. citizens may have voted in at least one election here, election official says

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58,000 non-U.S. citizens may have voted in at least one election here, election official says

Texas election officials said Friday that tens of thousands of people whose U.S. citizenship could not be confirmed cast ballots in one or more election in the state during the past 22 years.

Texas Secretary of State David Whitley said a year-long evaluation found about 95,000 people described as “non-U.S. citizens” who are registered to vote in Texas. About 58,000 of them voted in Texas elections between 1996 and 2018, Whitley said.

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Article: Trump Says 58,000 Texans Voted Illegally. Here’s What Actually Happened.

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Trump Says 58,000 Texans Voted Illegally. Here’s What Actually Happened.

The president of the United States is once again spreading unsubstantiated claims about rampant voter fraud and undermining faith in the integrity of our democracy.

This time, he’s claiming that 95,000 noncitizens were registered to vote in Texas and more than half have actually voted. These numbers, he concluded, are “just the tip of the iceberg.”

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Article: Aliens and Voter Fraud

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Aliens and Voter Fraud

Every year there are elections that are decided by a handful of votes. This happens far more frequently than one might guess statistically. It may be unlikely that an individual’s single vote will determine the outcome of elections, but it may still add marginally to the set of votes needed to gain a majority.

The above quote comes from a piece written by the Washington Post’s Julia Maskivker arguing that we as Americans have a moral duty to vote. In the United States, only citizens can vote in federal and state elections. There are a handful of towns that allow noncitizens, including illegal aliens, to vote in local contests such as school board and municipal elections. According to 18 U.S.C. Section 611, it is illegal for anyone other than a U.S. citizen to vote.

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Article: Legal U.S. Immigrants Face Prison And Even Deportation For Voting

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Legal U.S. Immigrants Face Prison And Even Deportation For Voting

One of Trump’s top federal prosecutors in North Carolina is going after noncitizen voters, and it could have dire consequences.

The 20 immigrants recently charged with illegally voting in North Carolina in the 2016 election may not have even known they were ineligible, a HuffPost review of their cases and interviews with some of the defendants found. But they could still be convicted and imprisoned — or even deported ― without the Justice Department proving they intended to break the law.

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Article: Justice Department Finds 19 Illegal Voters; Right-Wing Peanut Gallery Cheers

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Justice Department Finds 19 Illegal Voters; Right-Wing Peanut Gallery Cheers

The president has famously claimed on more than one occasion that Democrats benefited from a vast number of illegal votes in 2016:

Anytime you make an outlandish claim and then in the same utterance admit you can’t prove it, your credibility isn’t great.

There is, in fact, a vast academic literature on this subject, unanimously holding that “voter fraud”— whether it’s voter impersonation or double voting — is an extremely small problem.

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Article: Study supports Trump: 5.7 million noncitizens may have cast illegal votes

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Study supports Trump: 5.7 million noncitizens may have cast illegal votes

A research group in New Jersey has taken a fresh look at postelection polling data and concluded that the number of noncitizens voting illegally in U.S. elections is likely far greater than previous estimates.

As many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election, which put Barack Obama in the White House. The research organization Just Facts, a widely cited, independent think tank led by self-described conservatives and libertarians, revealed its number-crunching in a report on national immigration.

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Article: Reality Check: Did millions vote illegally in the US?

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Reality Check: Did millions vote illegally in the US?

The claim: Donald Trump would have won the popular vote in last year’s US presidential election had it not been for people voting illegally.

Reality Check verdict: There is no evidence to support the assertion that at least 2.86 million people voted illegally.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer confirmed on Tuesday that President Donald Trump stands by his concerns about illegal voting.

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Article: Three Million Votes in Presidential Election Cast by ‘Illegal Aliens’?

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Three Million Votes in Presidential Election Cast by ‘Illegal Aliens’?

Zero evidence has been put forth to support the widely parroted claim that 3 million “illegal aliens” voted in the 2016 presidential election.

On 14 November 2016 — not even a week after the results of the 2016 presidential election were announced — our inbox exploded with messages requesting that we investigate the claim that more than three million votes were cast by “illegal immigrants” or “illegal aliens” (non-citizens). In some cases it was also claimed that these three million voters are “under investigation” for fraud, or that three million votes for Hillary Clinton will be “voided” because they were illegal. Under federal law, non-citizens cannot vote in a presidential election.

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Article: Election 2016: Tracking Reports of Voting Problems Across the United States

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Election 2016: Tracking Reports of Voting Problems Across the United States

Claims of fraud or intimidation, long wait times, machine snafus, controversies over counting votes? We’re following them here.

From now through Election Day and beyond, NBC News is tracking reports of voting problems and irregularities. That includes claims of fraud or intimidation, long wait times, machine snafus, controversies over counting votes and anything else that could threaten the right to vote or the integrity of the process.

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