Four weeks out from a crucial midterm election, 12 of California’s congressional districts are in play. Ten of them are held by Republicans. Nearly one-half of the 23 seats the Democrats need to win to flip the House are in one, increasingly blue state.
Now, with campaigns entering the homestretch, the California Department of Motor Vehicles has made a startling admission. (Hot Air)
Complaints about so-called “motor voter” registration (dating back to the passage of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993) have largely fallen on deaf ears. After all, why not give everyone the chance to vote, right? California has been taking that concept to a new level, however. The DMV there has now issued yet another round of retractions after discovering that an additional roughly 1,500 residents were registered to vote despite being “ineligible.” And in the vast majority of these cases, you already know what that means. They’re registering non-citizens. (Sacramento Bee)
An internal audit from the California Department of Motor Vehicles released Monday shows about 1,500 customers may have been improperly registered to vote.
“Approximately 1,500 customers may have been registered to vote in error,” the DMV wrote in a letter Monday to the Secretary of State’s Office. “This error has been corrected and is separate from the processing error we notified you about in writing on September 5.” Non-citizens are among the affected customers, according to Jessica Gonzalez, a DMV spokeswoman…
The DMV said none of the processing errors occurred through the fault of the customer. None of the affected customers are undocumented immigrants.
In September, the California DMV discovered it sent the Secretary of State’s Office 23,000 erroneous voter registrations.
For the most part, these appear to be non-citizens. Worse still, there’s no straightforward way for authorities to track them down.
The DMV assured officials at the time they took necessary steps to prevent this oversight from happening again.