by Rowan Scarborough and Stephen Dinan, The Washington Times
A top Pennsylvania lawmaker called on the state Wednesday to immediately expunge the names of 11,198 noncitizens whom the state confirmed are registered to vote, despite not being eligible.
State Representative Daryl Metcalfe, a Republican and former chairman of a House government oversight panel, said the administration of Governor Tom Wolf, a Democrat, belatedly acknowledged the large number of non-citizens in communications over the past two months.
“I believe that we need to take action and have those people removed immediately from the rolls,” Mr. Metcalfe told The Washington Times. “They were never eligible to vote.”
Just days earlier, officials in Texas announced they had found nearly 100,000 non-citizens on the state’s voter rolls.
The numbers, while not yet evidence of massive voter fraud that President Trump said marred the popular vote in the 2016 election, are nonetheless higher than the almost-zero levels of voting mischief that the president’s critics have suggested.
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