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Chicken Little in the Voting Booth: The Non-Existent Problem of Non-Citizen "Voter Fraud"
Cristina Francisco-McGuire on June 13, 2011 - 3:48pm
Fear over non-citizen voter fraud has reached a fever pitch as Tea Party groups across the country mobilize "ballot security" operations in time for Election Day, and candidates clash over the hot-button issue of whether to require voters to present photo ID at the polls. However, it is worth remembering that incidences of non-citizen voter fraud are actually quite rare. The latest fact sheet from the Immigration Policy Center summarizes years of research from the Brennan Center, Project Vote, The New York Times, and other sources, which prove that these are all "solutions" in search of a problem.