Noncitizens voting in North Carolina

Immigration agents checking voter registration records last month found at least four cases of noncitizens in North Carolina who they say illegally registered to vote.
Three of the people have been arrested, and officials are looking for the fourth.

Agents recently added more public records -- including voter registration -- to the list of databases they routinely check during investigation. They only do this for people already flagged for investigation, including people suspected of being here illegally, as well as legal residents seeking citizenship. So far, about 50 people in 31 North Carolina counties have been looked into this way.

"It's a very personal charge to us," said Tom O'Connell, resident agent in charge of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency's Cary office. "It goes to the integrity of the entire democratic system when we have ... aliens registering to vote."

Registering to vote often requires a person to swear he or she is a U.S. citizen, and it's a federal crime for noncitizens to lie to officials about their legal status. . . .


Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many do you think they don't know about and how many in other states are doing this? The Democrats plan of signing up these people to vote marches on. With the voter turnout in this country dismal at best, how long before the majority of voters are illegaly here and non-citizens, beholden to no-one and not paying any taxes but able to vote themselves largess from the public trough? This, people, was the beginning of the end of the Roman Empire and will be out downfall also

12/12/2006 5:08 AM  

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