AJC exclusive: Some noncitizens registered to vote in Georgia

Given the importance of Tuesday’s election, many are concerned about the integrity of the results. Now comes an AJC/Channel 2 exclusive in which state elections officials acknowledge some people who will be voting may not be eligible to do so because they aren’t citizens:

The Secretary of State’s Office, which oversees Georgia’s voter rolls, does not know how many noncitizens are registered to vote. But state officials acknowledged there are some. And an Atlanta Journal-Constitution/Channel 2 WSB-TV investigation found noncitizens who have voted. (Also watch the exclusive on Channel 2)

Tea party activists are so concerned about the problem and other potential abuses at the polls Tuesday that they plan to have poll watchers on hand. See AJC’s Craig Schneider’s article. But Political Insider’s Jim Galloway reports activists are livid over a ruling by Secretary of State Brian Kemp that shirts, hats and buttons with tea party logos won’t be allowed in polling places.

7 comments Add your comment

Ralph

November 1st, 2010
9:55 am

Does the AJC care about why Fulton County ALWAYS is the last to report their precinct votes? This is not a rural county without electronic voting – but somehow votes just can’t seem to be tallied until a day after voting. Plenty of time for shenanigans and to get the slower return on dead peoples votes.

Real Vince

November 1st, 2010
10:21 am

Maybe because they have the most people???

south georgia possum

November 1st, 2010
12:43 pm

Does anybody out there believe anything Jim Galloway or anybodyelse with the AJC writes?

Steve

November 1st, 2010
11:43 pm

Enter your comments here
Shame shame shame on illegals voting and its obvious what party they will be voting for. It’s discus-ting and I am not a hypocrite as I would equally disapprove, if they were voting in agreement with my values. We have problems of character in our politicians, because they are a reflection of our society. We are starting to have the same problems of the third world nations here now and we are our own worst enemy.

Greg

November 2nd, 2010
9:35 am

Most states no longer allow shirts, buttons or hats because of intimidation. Its actually better for each party to do it this way.

Ken

November 2nd, 2010
8:53 pm

…try “INCOMPETENCE”…………every election it’s the same B.S.>>>>>>>>>> FIX IT!! They have the money & technology>>>>>>>>>apply it!!

Ken

November 2nd, 2010
8:54 pm

Enter your comments here