Friday, January 27, 2017

More on Illegal Voting

Two days ago we wrote about ineligible voters. Today one of the authors of that Old Dominion research report chimes in via The Washington Times with what he believes the magnitude of that vote might have been.
Based on national polling by a consortium of universities, a report by Mr. Richman said 6.4 percent of the estimated 20 million adult noncitizens in the U.S. voted in November. He extrapolated that that percentage would have added 834,381 net votes for Mrs. Clinton, who received about 2.8 million more votes than Mr. Trump.

Mr. Richman calculated that Mrs. Clinton would have collected 81 percent of noncitizen votes.

“Is it plausible that non-citizen votes added to Clinton’s margin? Yes,” Mr. Richman wrote. “Is it plausible that non-citizen votes account for the entire nation-wide popular vote margin held by Clinton? Not at all.”
Richman's numbers don't include the illegal votes of dead people, ineligible convicted felons and those registered to vote in more than one state. It is likely Trump has exaggerated the impact of illegal voting, which nevertheless remains a serious problem worthy of investigation.