The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) on Thursday accused the Texas Democratic Party of sending some non-citizens voter registration forms with the citizenship box pre-checked “yes.”
As Fox News reports, the non-profit claims the state Dems provided voter registration cards with the citizenship box already indicating “yes” to non-citizens. (RELATED: Mexican Citizen Gets 10 Years In Jail For Illegally Voting)
Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott tweeted Thursday that the claim is being investigated.
A complaint says the Texas Democratic Party asked noncitizens to register to vote, sending applications with citizenship box pre-checked. This is being investigated. If true there will be serious consequences. #txlege #tcot #PJNET https://t.co/dgSPT8f77G
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 18, 2018
“A complaint says the Texas Democratic Party asked noncitizens to register to vote, sending applications with citizenship box pre-checked. This is being investigated. If true there will be serious consequences,” Abbott tweeted.
PILF said they received notification of the allegedly improper registration cards from whistle-blowers in the Rio Grande Valley region of the state who received the forms from late September to early October. (RELATED: Mexican Pleads Guilty To Voter Fraud Charges, Will Be Deported After Serving Time In Jail)
The election integrity group has released photos that purportedly show pre-checked registration forms, plus a signed affidavit from David C. Kifuri, Jr., who swore that the Texas Democratic Party sent his non-citizen relatives such a registration form.
“I know from previous work experience … that it is a crime to register to vote in Texas if you are a felon with an incomplete sentence or a non-U.S. citizen. I also understand that a non-U.S. citizen can face criminal and immigration jeopardy for misrepresenting citizenship status for the purpose of voter registration,” stated Kifuri.
Editor’s note: The article previous said the group claims Democrats registered non-citizens. The article has been corrected to clarify the group’s claim: that Democrats sent pre-checked forms to some non-citizens.