Monday, February 13, 2017

Ineligible Voters

The Washington Times reports think tank Just Facts has announced they agree with the President's assertion that substantial numbers of illegal aliens vote in U.S. elections. Just Facts' founder James D. Agresti is quoted as saying:
Contrary to the claims of certain major media outlets and fact checkers, a comprehensive analysis of polling data, election records and government investigations shows that many noncitizens vote illegally in U.S. elections.

My key conclusion is that ‘substantial numbers of noncitizens vote illegally in U.S. elections.’ I don’t think the evidence is strong enough to quantify an undoubtable range, but it is certainly not zero, as the critics say, and it may be as high as Trump claims.
At this point the best we can conclude is that serious people think there may be a lot of voting by the ineligible, and others disagree. Widespread agreement that most of the ineligible vote Democratic means there is bias reflected in the opinions of more than a few of those who deny voting by illegals.