But the Ohio Secretary of State and local officials vow not to prosecute the illegal voters. Democrats, of course, attacked the findings, supporting illegal voting by their constituents.
Cleveland.com March 12, 2015 by Jackie Borchardt
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Secretary of State Jon Husted has referred 44 cases of non-U.S. citizens illegally voting in Ohio to the attorney general for further review but said Thursday his office might find more cases if the feds released additional data to the state.
Husted's office compared voting data to records from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles to identify people who self-reported to the BMV that they were non-citizens but were also registered to vote.
A 2013 review of this data found 291 non-citizens were registered to vote and 17 had actually cast ballots. A second review, released Thursday, found 145 non-citizens were registered to vote and 27 had cast ballots. Of those, seven people illegally cast ballots in Cuyahoga County and two people voted in Lake County at some point since 2000.
Democrat elected officials immediately leapt to the defense of the illegal voters:
Democrats were quick to criticize Husted's findings. Rep. Kathleen Clyde, D-Kent, said Husted's time would be better spent investigating why more than 10,000 absentee ballots were rejected during the 2014 election.
"I would like to see the Secretary of State focus on the real problems in our elections instead of playing to his base with these distractions," Clyde said in a statement. "Ohioans deserve answers on why their votes are being thrown out."
Sen. Kenny Yuko, a Richmond Heights Democrat, said Husted should focus on encouraging voter participation, not removing voters from the rolls.
"Every vote and every voter matters," Yuko said in a statement. "As the chief elections official of the state, Secretary Husted should be focused on improving our compliance with motor voter laws, implementing online voter registration and using new data sharing capability to find eligible but unregistered voters."
Clearly, motor voter and the ongoing Obama Regime Administrative Amnesty are going to be used to flood the ballot box with Democrat illegal alien voters. Instead of sending out letters, the Secretary of State should be demanding criminal prosecution in each county where the fraud occurred.