Illegals Charged for Voting in Presidential Election

Art Moore, WND, March 2, 2018

Three illegal aliens in Illinois were indicted on felony charges for voting in the 2016 election.

The clerk’s office of Lake County, north of Chicago, discovered the alleged crimes, charging three illegal aliens with perjury for misrepresenting their citizenship. Two other local residents were charged with voting twice, the Chicago Tribune reported.


Marcelo Villaruz and his wife, Gina Villaruz of Beach Park, Illinois, and Yvette Yust of Waukegan were charged with 3 felonies, which carry a potential sentence of probation or two to five years in prison upon conviction.

WND reported in June a study concluded that as many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election won by Barack Obama, giving credence to Trump’s much-maligned claim that more than 3 million illegal-alien voters cost him the nationwide popular vote last November.

In May 2017, Trump signed an executive order commissioning Vice President Mike Pence to lead an investigation of vote fraud, but the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was disbanded in early January.

Facing lawsuits and resistance from election officials, the White House explained that “despite substantial evidence of voter fraud, many states have refused to provide the [commission] with basic information relevant to its inquiry.”


While the commission was chaired by Vice President Pence, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was the primary overseer.

Kobach was in federal court last week defending a Kansas voter-fraud law that requires all voters to show proof of citizenship. Kobach claimed the law has prevented between 1,000 and 18,000 noncitizens from casting ballots.


WND reported last September more than 6,000 people used out-of-state driver’s licenses to vote in New Hampshire in the 2016, supporting Trump’s claim he lost the state because thousands of Massachusetts residents came in to vote.

Trump claimed in February 2017 that out-of-state voters tipped the New Hampshire election, both against him and incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte. The Boston Globe at the time dismissed his allegation as “groundless.”

But the vast majority of the 6,000 voters had neither obtained an in-state license nor registered a motor vehicle since the November vote, according to an inquiry by Republican Speaker of the New Hampshire House Shawn Jasper, the Washington Times reported.

A research group in New Jersey, Just Facts, announced it found that after examining post-election polling data, the number of noncitizens voting illegally in U.S. elections is likely far greater than previous estimates, the Washington Times reported.

As WND reported in March, many election experts agree with the president that widespread vote fraud exists, including illegal-alien voting. {snip}

Other evidence

  1. Christian Adams, who worked in the Justice Department’s Voting Rights Section under President George W. Bush and now heads the nonprofit Public Interest Law Foundation, obtained voter-registration records from eight of Virginia’s 133 cities and counties, discovering 1,046 illegal aliens were illegally registered to vote. He’s also forced several counties to clean up their voter rolls in states such as Mississippi and Texas.


Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of the Houston, Texas-based vote-monitoring nonprofit True the Vote, told WND “no one knows how many noncitizens are voting, because under the Obama administration, attempts to find answers were blocked at every turn.”


True the Vote itself, she said, “was targeted for takedown by the administration because of the work we do: researching illegal votes, calling out election fraud, empowering citizens.”


In March 2017, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced that his office has identified an additional 385 noncitizens registered to vote in Ohio, 82 of whom have been identified as having voted in at least one election. It brings the total number of noncitizens on Ohio’s voter rolls Husted has been able to identify using available resources to 821, with 126 having actually cast ballots.

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