An immigration reform organization recently conducted an investigation into possible voter fraud in Wisconsin. The probe revealed that non-citizens of the United States could decide the 2004 presidential election.
Susan Tully, the Midwest field director for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), says she became concerned about possible voter fraud in the Badger State when an admitted illegal alien suddenly was named a deputy registrar of voters in Racine, Wisconsin. Tully says a year earlier, the woman’s picture appeared on the front page of a local newspaper showing her protesting and complaining that she had been fired from her job—and admitting she was an illegal alien. Things apparently changed over the ensuing months.
“In July, here she was on the front page of the same local newspaper, saying she’s a deputy registrar of voters. How could an illegal alien go from [that] status . . . to a deputy registrar of voters in less than a year?” Tully wonders.
So the FAIR Midwest field director sent one of her activists to take the class in Racine to become a deputy voter registrar. What Tully discovered concerns her.
“At no time was she asked to show identification; at no time was she asked for her Social Security number; and at no time was she asked if she was a citizen of the United States,” she says. “I have a real fear, based on my knowledge now, that this election will be decided by foreign nationals and illegal aliens.”
And Tully did not stop there. Suspecting voter fraud, FAIR sent two activists from another state to the office of the former illegal alien who is not only a deputy registrar of voters in Racine but also the leader of a Hispanic organization. Tully gave the activists specific instructions.
“I wanted them to specifically tell this person they were illegal aliens, but that they wanted to register to vote—and she registered them both,” she says. The two activists received a similar response at the Milwaukee office of the Hispanic group. “This time one of the men in the office at least said it’s a felony to register someone who’s not a citizen to vote—but the office manager went ahead and registered them.”
According to Tully, the Hispanic organization had set the goal of registering 20,000 voters between May and the election. She explains why that is significant. In Wisconsin, she notes, Al Gore—the 2000 Democratic presidential candidate—won by only 850 votes.
“If this organization, all by itself, managed to hit their goal of 20,000 people, you could see that foreign nationals and illegal aliens, if they actually vote, could throw the election in the state of Wisconsin,” she says.
Tully says she has turned over information on the illegal registrations to law enforcement officials.