Most voters nationwide oppose letting illegal immigrants vote in local elections, but Democrats are receptive to it…
(Kaylee McGhee, Liberty Headlines) Nineteen illegal aliens have been charged for voting illegally in North Carolina in the 2016 presidential election, said the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District in the state.
A federal grand jury released the indictments on Friday. According to a press release, some of the accused were charged with falsely claiming U.S. citizenship in order to vote.
The press release said nine people face up to six years in prison and a $350,000 fine if convicted. Two are from Mexico, and the rest are from a handful of countries, including the Dominican Republic, Nigeria, the Philippines, Panama, Grenada, Guyana and Japan.
The grand jury had already indicted two individuals: The first, a 26-year-old woman from Mexico, Diana Patricia Franco-Rodriguez, was charged with fraud, voting by a non-citizen, and misuse of visas, permits and other official documents. She faces up to 26 years in prison.
Denslo Allen Paige, 66, was also indicted for aiding and abetting one of the women charged with voting illegally. He faces up to five years in prison.
Voter fraud cases have been appearing across North Carolina. Last week, Roberto Hernandez-Cuarenta, 57, was convicted on two counts of voting in the 2012 and 2016 elections, despite his lack of citizenship. According to authorities, he knew “he was not a United States citizen, did knowingly vote in two elections held in part for the purpose of electing a candidate for the Office of President, Vice President, and Member of the House of Representatives.”
A Rasmussen poll revealed that the majority of self-described Democrats support giving illegal aliens the right to vote.
“Most voters nationwide oppose letting illegal immigrants vote in local elections, but Democrats are receptive to it,” Rasmussen Reports explained.
San Francisco is one such city that is allowing non-citizen parents and guardians of children–including illegal immigrants–to vote in the upcoming school board elections. The majority of Americans, however, still oppose the idea, according to the Rasmussen poll. Sixty percent of Americans overall said they did not want illegal aliens voting in elections.
“It makes perfect sense, and that’s what we’ve seen in polling on this issue, where even Republicans, obviously, overwhelmingly oppose it,” McLaughlin explained to Hill.TV’s Joe Concha on his “What America’s Thinking” program. “But even Democrats think it’s a bad idea, and independents think it’s a really, really bad idea.”