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Federal and local authorities have launched investigations after a Bexar County elections official reported dozens of non-U.S. citizens voted in recent elections.

A report by Bexar County Elections Administrator Jacque Callanen included the names of 330 non-citizens on the voter rolls. Those named had received jury duty summonses but told the court they weren't eligible to serve because they were not U.S. citizens.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, part of the Department of Homeland Security, requested Callanen's report in an administrative subpoena. And the Bexar County district attorney's office is investigating whether up to 41 of those non-citizens voted in more than a dozen local, state and federal elections since 2001.

"You bet your bottom dollar we'll prosecute ... if we find people voted illegally in violation of the state election code," Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed said.

David Dewhurst wishes this article had been printed about a month ago.

I don't know why this should surprise us, given how unsecure American voting is.

Posted by Evan @ 06/09/07 02:29 PM


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I wonder if any of those people actually are citizens, but just didn't want to do jury duty.

Posted by chad @ 07/31/07 03:34 PM

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