Monday, March 13, 2017

Non-Citizen Voting

"Do non-citizens vote in U.S. elections?" Electoral StudiesVolume 36, December 2014, Pages 149–157:
Our exploration of non-citizen voting in the 2008 presidential election found that most non-citizens did not register or vote in 2008, but some did. The proportion of non-citizens who voted was less than fifteen percent, but significantly greater than zero. Similarly in 2010 we found that more than three percent of non-citizens reported voting.
These results speak to both sides of the debate concerning non-citizen enfranchisement. They support the claims made by some anti-immigration organizations that non-citizens participate in U.S. elections. In addition, the analysis suggests that non-citizens' votes have changed significant election outcomes including the assignment of North Carolina's 2008 electoral votes, and the pivotal Minnesota Senate victory of Democrat Al Franken in 2008.

1 comment:

Rich Rostrom said...

"most non-citizens did not register or vote..."

"Most" of what pool? One presumes that minor child aliens would not register or vote. The question would seem to be how many adult aliens do it.