Ohio election chief: ‘There may have been some instances of’ noncitizens voting in 2016

The Presidential Commission on Election Integrity is leaning toward producing preliminary findings this month. Last week the panel requested a report from DHS regarding the backgrounds of Green Card holders in the 2016 election….

Ohio election chief: ‘There may have been some instances of’ noncitizens voting in 2016

The Presidential Commission on Election Integrity is leaning toward producing preliminary findings this month. Last week the panel requested a report from DHS regarding the backgrounds of Green Card holders in the 2016 election. According to The Associated Press, the panel is interested in the possibility that some noncitizens may have voted.

The request was received at the request of Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), who has also pushed for DHS to release detailed information about the citizenship of voters in 2016. Many Republican members of Congress have also called for information on the citizenship of voters in recent weeks.

Husted and Ryan are both current secretaries of state. Husted said he personally knows of no noncitizen voting in Ohio, but that his office investigated voter registration documents last year. According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, there were cases of employees of both cities’ Democratic secretaries of state’s office not checking citizenship of people who provided the information at a registration office.

“I want the public and our elected officials to know that right now, what I’m being told is that there may have been some instances of, for example, just a discrepancy between the day before a request was sent and somebody was applying for a new motor vehicle license or a new Social Security card,” said Husted, according to NBC-13. “We have not been told of any irregularities in the data that has come out, but obviously there are folks out there that want to jump on the bandwagon and allege a number of things that may or may not be true.”

Husted said he didn’t expect an additional public commission report but that the state was working with the state attorney general to look into possible instances of fraud in Ohio, according to the Daily Caller.

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