The Texas Democratic Party is under investigation for allegedly sending voter registration applications to non-citizens with the citizenship box pre-checked “Yes.”
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott immediately promised to conduct an investigation and warned of “serious consequences” for Democrats if the allegations are found to be true.
“A complaint says the Texas Democratic Party asked noncitizens to register to vote, sending applications with citizenship box pre-checked. This is being investigated. If true there will be serious consequences,” Abbott tweeted.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation reported the possible violation to state and federal authorities.
“PILF said the applications were circulated around the Rio Grande Valley region of South Texas sometime between late September and early October and some lawfully present non-citizens received the form,” Fox News reported.
The report added, “The group published all the documents related to the election registration irregularity, including pictures of the applications where boxes asking whether the applicant is both 18 and a U.S. citizen were already checked in the ‘Yes’ field.”
“This is how the Texas Democratic Party is inviting foreign influence in an election in a federal election cycle,” PILF spokesman Logan Churchwell told the Washington Times.
Texas’ Secretary of State Sam Taylor told the publication that authorities will have to determine if pre-checking the citizenship box amounts to encouraging voters to “lie” on the voter application form, which is a crime.
The revelation comes just weeks before the November midterm elections.
Democrats may want to lawyer up.