President Trump said on Thursday that thousands of non-citizens voted in Nevada during the Nov. 3 election.
“Just released data shows many thousands of noncitizens voted in Nevada. They are totally ineligible to vote!” Trump Tweeted.
The Nevada GOP stated that the Department of Motor Vehicles had registered voters who applied for either ID cards or driver’s licenses.
“What you may not know, is that in Nevada, legal and illegal noncitizens can hold driver’s licenses and identification cards,” according to the Republican Party. “Thus, unless they do their due diligence, they are prompted to register to vote.”
They said that “the DMV finally provided a list of green card holders and noncitizens who had obtained driver’s licenses” and “when we compared this detailed information against the county voter records in Nevada, we discovered that 6,260 noncitizens were registered to vote and 3,987 non-citizens had voted.”
The Republican Party questioned what state law enforcement officers have done to combat the problem.
“We found this evidence without the help of our Top Cop in Nevada. Attorney General Ford: why are you not investigating voter fraud? You’ve made your position very public saying that you will investigate and prosecute voter fraud,” the party wrote.
“In the state of Nevada, illegal and legal noncitizens can obtain drivers’ licenses or ID cards, while it’s illegal for non-citizens to vote in U.S. elections.”
One of President Donald Trump’s lawyers, Jesse Binnall, kept notes from the DMV data during a Senate Homeland Security Committee hearing.
“We were denied at every single turn” in Nevada, he said, adding that one Nevada official “locked himself in his office” and wouldn’t open the door when Trump’s lawyers tried to serve him a subpoena but Judge James Russell rejected the lawsuit.