Non-Citizen Voting Is A Reality in Maryland


Massive Non-Citizen Voting Uncovered in Maryland was the headline of a PJ Media article on October 30, 2014.  With election season upon us, this 2014 article is making the social media rounds again.  Please read all news stories before you forward them or comment on them as if they are new.

Oddly enough, not being shared is the October 28, 2014, Frederick News Post article Frederick County residents sue election boards that reports on the same problem.

For those interested in voter irregularities, voter fraud and voter integrity there was a follow-up printed on March 19, 2017 in the Washington Times Maryland county’s count suggests noncitizens voting across U.S.

According to the Washington Times follow up article, “When those lists were compared with voting records for just three years — 2007, 2008 and 2011 — nearly 180 noncitizens were found to have registered to vote. Of those, 63 had voted, some in multiple elections. The 180 registered votes came from 1,400 disqualified noncitizens in those three years, a rate of 12.8 percent.”

63 votes in a local election can mean winning or losing and illustrates just how much “every vote counts”.  However, I think we all agree those votes should be from legal residents, qualified to vote?

Also according to the Washington Times article “as many as 2 million noncitizens could be registered to vote in the U.S.”. 

As much as the Democrat Party would like the public to ignore these statistics, when it comes to local elections, it’s a very big deal.  63 votes in a pool of millions won’t affect the outcome, but should still be bothersome because of the legality.  However, 63 votes in an election where you win by less than a dozen is something that should keep the public up at night.

I reached out to Stuart Harvey of the Frederick County Board of Elections and the US District Court for the District of Maryland for the disposition of the 2014 law suit.  When I have a definitive answer, I will publish a follow up.

While we wait, interestingly enough the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) who was involved in the Frederick County, Maryland 2014 voter matter, as well as some other national voter irregularity issues, filed a lawsuit on December 16, 2019 against the Maryland State Board of Elections for “failure to disclose voter registration records under federal law.”  Their headline reads: Lawsuit: Maryland Hides Voter Data amid Cummings Replacement Election

According to the PILF website there are many people voting across the nation who shouldn’t be.  Most people discount the small numbers in each jurisdiction because they are thinking “nationally”, not county by county; neighborhood by neighborhood.

My neighbors like to remind me when Maryland Secretary of Commerce, Kelly Schulz ran for State Delegate in 2010 she won by less than 10 votes.  Could her margin of victory have been larger?  We should all be in support of requiring voter identification when going to the polls.  Every vote does count even when it shouldn’t.  

Every illegal vote, nullifies the vote of a legally registered voter.

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