Texas Dems ask noncitizens to register to vote, send applications with citizenship box pre-checked

The Texas Democratic Party asked noncitizens to register to vote, sending out applications to immigrants with the citizenship box already checked “Yes,” according to new complaints filed Thursday asking prosecutors to see what laws may have been broken.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation alerted district attorneys and the Justice Department to the pre-checked applications, and also included a signed affidavit from a man who said some of his relatives, who aren’t citizens, received the mailing.

“This is how the Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election in a federal election cycle,” said Logan Churchwell, spokesman for the PILF, a group that’s made its mark policing states’ voter registration practices.

The organization sent complaints to Hidalgo and Starr counties in Texas complete with the affidavit and photos of the pre-marked voter applications.

The return address for the mailings was the State Democratic Executive Committee with an address in Austin that matches the state Democratic Party’s headquarters.

The letter is emblazoned with “Urgent! Your voter registration deadline is October 9.” It continues: “Your voter registration application is inside. Complete, sign and return it today!”

On the application, boxes affirming the applicant is both 18 and a U.S. citizen are already checked with an “X” in the Yes field.

The mailing also urges those who are unsure if they’re registered to “Mail it in.”

Party officials didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

David C. Kifuri Jr. said “several relatives” of his who are legal permanent residents but not citizens got the mailing, and were confused. He said in his affidavit he told them to report the mailing to local authorities and not to fill it out any further.

The Hidalgo County election office said it forwards all applications that arrive to the state for processing. Officials can’t tell whether something was pre-checked or not when it got to the applicant.

A county elections spokeswoman couldn’t say whether pre-checking the citizenship box was legal.

Mr. Churchwell, though, said it crosses lines because prosecutors looking into whether someone illegally registered to vote need to be able to see the intent of the applicant, and a pre-checked box defeats that.

The registration deadline passed Oct. 9.

Sam Taylor, spokesman for the Texas secretary of state, said in the run-up to that deadline they received “a pretty large volume of calls” from residents who had gotten the mailing. Some were noncitizens who were wondering whether the mailing meant there had been some change and they were now, in fact, able to vote.

In other cases people told the office mail was addressed to deceased relatives, including in some cases people who’d been long-dead.

“It looks like a case of 



You need to be a member of 12160 Social Network to add comments!

Join 12160 Social Network

Comment by Mark Sanders on October 20, 2018 at 6:06am

At the risk of stating the obvious, millions of foreigners would never enter the US illegally if they weren't going to get free food, housing, schooling, and medical care. From a bankrupt federal government, in fact. If this sounds crazy, you understand it perfectly.

Comment by James T. Kirk on October 19, 2018 at 10:23am

so we need to send all the democrats to Mexico. Humm, it works for me! 

Comment by cheeki kea on October 19, 2018 at 5:41am

Call out the Nimbys ! Action needed now. You Can Do It America. 

Comment by James Leonard on October 19, 2018 at 2:53am

How is it possible that one of the two major political parties in America, who are trying to become the government representing the people, is advocating and enabling people to break the law?  America, please excuse people from around the world asking what the hell is going on in America. 

Comment by Chris of the family Masters on October 18, 2018 at 9:59pm

If nobody voted, still someone would be selected...

Comment by Boris on October 18, 2018 at 9:54pm


Comment by Boris on October 18, 2018 at 9:37pm


Latest Activity

James Roberts commented on pritaams ssss's blog post Flow meter manufacturers
"What about spam meters?"
4 minutes ago
James Roberts posted photos
10 minutes ago
Doc Vega posted a blog post
20 minutes ago
Doc Vega commented on Doc Vega's blog post New Revelations on Democrat Lies Obama Ordered Spying on the Trump Campaign Jig is Up!
"Thank you Central Scrutinizer!"
57 minutes ago
James T. Kirk posted videos
2 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters favorited Diana's photo
2 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters favorited Diana's photo
2 hours ago
Chris of the family Masters replied to Diana's discussion Dogs Not Welcome: Growing Calls By Muslims To Accommodate Their Hatred Of Dogs
"This clearly shows muslim state ( or lack of ) mind. Not fit to live in any other country. I…"
2 hours ago
Diana posted photos
3 hours ago
Diana posted videos
3 hours ago
Less Prone favorited James T. Kirk's video
4 hours ago
Less Prone favorited James T. Kirk's video
4 hours ago
pritaams ssss posted a blog post
4 hours ago
Less Prone left a comment for pritaams ssss
"Thanks for the add."
4 hours ago
Less Prone and pritaams ssss are now friends
4 hours ago
Less Prone commented on Diana's photo

By "parasites" they mean a baby in the womb

"They may well be parasites themselves."
4 hours ago

Please remember this website is supported by your donations...

© 2019   Created by truth.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

content and site copyright 12160.info 2007-2015 - all rights reserved. unless otherwise noted