By Kerry Picket • Daily Caller
A study conducted by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) showed that in the key swing state of Virginia voter registration rolls have been tainted with the presence of at least 1000 non-citizens.
The PILF study, which former DOJ Attorney J. Christian Adams assisted on, used an eight county sample from the Commonwealth, which did not include the large population centers of Arlington and Fairfax Counties. There is a total of 133 counties in Virginia.
The study surfaced in the wake of Andrew Spieles, a young Democrat admitting he registered 19 dead people in Harrisonburg, Virginia to vote.
The eight county sample showed that 1,046 non-citizens managed to register to vote and, according to Adams, were only caught because they renewed their driver’s licenses and told the truth about their non-citizenship status.
Adams says this situation is a result of a Clinton administration bill — known as Motor Voter Act — that passed a Democratic Congress in 1993. The law requires anyone who applies for a driver’s license must be offered to register to vote.
On the registration form the one must only check a “yes” or “no” box when asked if the person is a citizen of the United States “and thousands are lying — just in Virginia,” Adams writes.
Additionally, Adams notes, “Virginia has no citizenship verification requirements like other states do, so the vulnerabilities in Motor Voter are amplified. Voter ID is no solution either. These aliens are getting registered to vote when they are getting their photo ID cards!”
Arlington County and Fairfax County did not submit reports for public inspection requests under the Motor Voter Act for list maintenance documents, PILF said in its report.
It should be noted that Virginia’s last statewide races were nail biters with Republican Mark Obenshain losing his race for Attorney General in 2013 by 165 votes and Democrat Gov. Terry McAuliffe winning by three percentage points over Republican Ken Cuccinelli.