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Husted’s office says he was able to find the non-citizen voters using Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicle data. Husted has argued for more access to federal data.
“There are likely additional non-citizens in the (statewide registered voter database) given the lack of access to more real-time data maintained by the federal government,” today’s release says.
The 82 non-citizens found this year to have cast ballots will be referred to law enforcement for investigation and possible prosecution, Husted’s office said.
Those who are registered but have not voted will receive letters informing them non-citizens cannot vote and asking them to cancel their registration. If they remain on the rolls after receiving two letters, they will be referred to law enforcement.
None of the cases where a non-citizen is shown to have cast a ballot occurred in jurisdictions where an election was decided by one vote or tied, Husted’s office says.