30,000 Non-Citizens Got Fliers Telling Them To Vote
(TargetLiberty.org) – Election integrity has been on the hearts and minds of American voters since the 2020 presidential election. As a result, over 30 states have changed their election laws to ensure a free and fair process for all who are legally eligible to cast their ballots.
On September 27, the Colorado Department of State accidentally sent out 30,000 voting mailers to people who are not allowed to participate in the democratic process — non-US citizens. Secretary of State Jena Griswold’s office said the postcards were not registration forms, but admitted the reminders to register went out to the wrong people.
Colorado officials sent approximately 30,000 postcards last month to noncitizens instructing them how they could register to vote.
They claim it was an “accident.”
Anyone actually believe them?
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) October 12, 2022
Before sending out the correspondence, the department compared the list it received from the Electronic Registration Information Center to driver’s license issues in the state. Unfortunately, a formatting issue in the matching process did not weed out special license issues for non-citizens, resulting in the “error.”
Griswold’s team is now in the process of sending out corrections to those 30,000 people while reassuring residents that it would be impossible for any of them to register anyway without a Social Security number. Plus, the postcard had clear instructions in two languages stating who could register.
Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) responded to the debacle by demanding someone be held accountable for the mistake. Kristi Burton Brown, Colorado’s Republican party chair, slammed Griswold for the incident, saying the error was “easily avoidable.”
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