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Audit Finds Over 10,000 Potential Non-Citizens Registered to Vote in Texas

Audit Finds Over 10,000 Potential Non-Citizens Registered to Vote in Texas

By Jack Davis and Timothy Benton

A new report says that an audit of the Texas voter rolls has found that there could be almost 10,000 non-citizens registered to vote.

The report in the Epoch Times said that the number was gleaned from a release of an audit of the 2020 election performed by the office of the Texas Secretary of State.

The office investigated Dallas and Harris, which have a history of voting Democratic, and Collin and Tarrant, which have a history of voting Republican. However, Tarrant County flipped to blue in the 2020 election.

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The four counties represent about a third of the state’s population.

The Epoch Times report stressed that the audit showed nothing that would have altered the results in elections in any of the four counties audited.

Sam Taylor, assistant secretary of state for communications, told the publication the bottom line was that no major problems were found with the 2020 election.

“Generally speaking, nothing was found on such a large scale that could have altered any election,” he said.

However, the audit found that statewide, 11,737 potential non-citizens were on the rolls when it was conducted, the Epoch Times reported. That does not mean those individuals had voted — only that they were registered.

The audit stated:

“Beginning in September of 2021, the SOS implemented a comparative process utilizing DPS citizenship data pursuant to a 2019 settlement agreement. Since then, 11,737 possible non-U.S. citizen voter records have been sent to county registrars for review statewide. Of the 11,737 records, 278 voting records have been canceled due to confirmation of non-U.S. citizenship by the county. Additionally, 2,049 voter records have been canceled for failure to respond to a notice from the county voter registrar requesting documentation of proof of citizenship. Overall, 2,327 voting records have been removed from the active statewide voter registration list as a result of this agreed-upon process, which has now been codified into state law.”

According to the audit, of these potential non-citizens, 327 were in Collin County, 708 in Tarrant County, 1,385 in Dallas County, and 3,063 in Harris County, home to Houston, the most populous city in Texas.

The report said that Dallas County has since canceled 1,193 enrollment records, while Tarrant County canceled one. Harris and Collins counties had no cancellations, according to the audit.

The status of the other registrations was unclear. Those on the rolls identified as potential non-U.S. citizens would have until May 25, 2022, “to respond to a notice of examination before their voter registration is canceled,” the audit state.

In its reporting, The Epoch Times noted that since November 2020, 224,585 dead voters had been removed from the Texas voter rolls. Tarrant County removed 13,955 dead enrollees, Collin County removed 4,889 names, Dallas County removed 14,926 names, and Harris County removed 23,914 names.

Despite the vast potential for fraud, the audit said only 67 votes known to be cast in the names of those who have died are being investigated.

Republican state Rep. Steve Toth said in his mind, the secretary of state’s audit was a risk-limiting audit that did not go deeply enough, according to The Epoch Times.

“We know that fraud has been taking place in Texas,” Toth told the publication. “We need a forensic audit.”

Republican state Sen. Paul Bettencourt said the secretary of state’s audit could accomplish work that needs to be done if it delves into the irregularities discovered.

The audit report stated differences between the ballot totals when counted by hand instead of electronic totals in three of the four counties.

“My observation over time is that fraud is used against Democrats in their primaries and against the Republicans in the general election,” Bettencourt told The Epoch Times, citing the numbers of potential non-citizens in Harris County.

Taylor said the next stage of the audit would focus on an alleged 1,800-vote discrepancy in drive-thru voting in the Houston area.

Leah Shah, communications director for Harris County Elections, said the county strictly prevents fraud.

“We have heard that number, but we have no idea where that number came from,” she said.

This article appeared originally in The Western Journal.

Notes from the Editor

We have all heard the saying, “Dear Lord, when I die, please don’t allow me to vote for a Democrat!” Sadly it looks like there may be more truth to this than we would like it to be.

There were cases of mail-in ballots sent to dead people over twenty years; it is obvious something is broken in this system. New York and Chicago have been notorious for this. Still, I am sure anyplace a corrupt politician needs a few extra votes to secure an election, there is a very good likelihood that this is going on.

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With the chaos of the last election, Democrat governors changing election laws outside approval from the Senate or Congress in that state (which was unconstitutional), changes were made to ensure a victory over Trump, but what does this do to the opposition in that state? The answer to this is clear, that is why every change needs to be challenged in a court, and voters need to hold these politicians’ feet to the fire.

The Democrats have changed election laws to make it easier for them to cheat and pull elections the way they want; it is up to us to vote for politicians that will undo this damage to our nation and fix what is a threat to our democracy is.

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About The Author

Timothy Benton

Student of history, a journalist for the last 2 years. Specialize in Middle East History, more specifically modern history with the Israeli Palestinian conflict. Also, a political commentator has been a lifetime fan of politics.

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