Houston, Tx - Earlier this year Chicago, the third largest city in  the country, was accused of instituting a new ID card system that could  potentially grant undocumented immigrants voting rights.  Now the fourth  largest city is dealing with a similar controversy.

A  Texas county was just accused of recklessly hiding voter data for  non-citizens from the public eye.  The Office of the Harris County Voter Registrar is deceptively withholding information related to possible non-citizen voters, according to a new lawsuit filed by The Public  Interest Legal Foundation (PILF).  The PILF is a non-profit public  interest firm that specializes in investigating election fraud and  advocacy for government transparency.   

The  suit alleges the county office violated federal law by failing to  disclose the data.  Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act of  1993 allows individuals the right to request an inspection or seek  copies of records related to the operational procedures for official  government lists of eligible voters, according to legal experts at the  PILF.  

According to the PILF, the group  submitted a brief in April of 2015 in front of the U.S. Supreme Court  that detailed a sample of 13 unique cases.  Each of these cases  identified individuals who admitted to being non-citizens or refused to  declare their status when applying to vote.  Despite their fraudulent  behavior, they were still registered and granted the same voting rights  as non-citizens. 

The group has also  highlighted testimony from the Harris County voter registrar’s office  dating back to 2006 that suggests non-citizen voting “has and will  continue to occur.”

The group states that in  May 2015 Harris County voter registration officials testified in front  of the Texas House Elections Committee.  

They  claimed “thousands” of non-citizens were discovered in the voter  registration system every year.  They also said the the District  Attorney was regularly made aware of these cases for the purpose of  criminal prosecution.

In  Harris County voter registration is overseen by the county's Tax Assessor-Collector Ann Harris Bennett, a Democrat who was elected in  2016.

 PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said, “Harris  County has previously admitted a problem with non-citizen registration  and voting. Election officials should be transparent, and in fact are  required by federal law to be transparent. Our requests to inspect  records will help educate lawmakers and the public alike on how  non-citizens are gaining entry into the voting system; how long they  remain; how they vote; and what we can do to fix the issue. The question  is not if—but how many non-citizens are participating? Harris County  cannot expect to get away with avoiding its federal transparency  responsibilities.”

This isn't the  only case of alleged Texas voter fraud currently making headlines.  The losing candidate in the Dallas County District Attorney’s race says  voter fraud committed by fellow Democrats cost her the win in the March  primary. District Judge Elizabeth Davis Frizell is suing John Creuzot,  the Democrat former state district judge who beat her by a slim margin  in the March 6 Democrat primary for Dallas County District Attorney. Her  petition alleges serious instances of voter fraud. 

Frizell  wants the results of the primary election to be “declared void as it is  impossible to ascertain the true result.” If that happened, it would  prompt a special election.

Pursuit of Happiness Radio reached out to Elizabeth Davis Frizell & Ann Harris Bennett for further comment but, amazingly, none of these Democrats wanted to talk to us.

As these stories develop, we'll keep you posted.  

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Ken Webster Jr is a talk radio personality and producer from Houston, TX. He started his career in Chicago on the Mancow show and has since worked at dozens of radio stations all over the country. He’s currently the host of Pursuit of Happiness... Read more


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