It has been discovered that the University of Wisconsin at Madison is handing out voter ID cards that could help aliens vote illegally ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.
The cards are supposed to go to American citizens to aid in voting, but an investigation into the university’s actions finds that the school is giving the cards out to anyone and not bothering to check their status.
Two key documents for people to register to vote are proof of residence and a photo ID. The school is working overtime to make sure students are provided with these documents.
But, according to the MacIver Institute:
All students can print off a “Voter Eligibility Verification Letter” simply by going to their online university account. The process is automatic and instant.
For the state’s voter ID requirement, student ID cards don’t count, because they don’t have an expiration date. And so, any student can go to the union, present their student ID, and get a special student voter ID card.
When the university introduced the cards in 2016, Chancellor Rebecca Blank claimed, “For those non-Wisconsin students who are U.S. citizens but who don’t have a passport, the university will provide a voter ID card that complies with state law.”
The MacIver Institute discovered that the university is making no attempt to confirm students are U.S. citizens before giving them the voter ID cards.
“After receiving the letter and ID card, students still need to officially register before they can vote. The university warns students they have to be 18 and a US citizen to vote,” the report noted.
The institute worries that the school’s casual actions on the I.D. cards can too easily lead to illegal votes.
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