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Secretary Of State Urges Investigation Into Voter Fraud

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Secretary of State Ruth Johnson is asking the attorney general's office to investigate 10 non-U.S. citizens who have a voting record.

The 10 individuals were verified as non-citizens through federal records. Some have voted as far back as a decade in various presidential and gubernatorial elections. They live in Kent, Macomb, Oakland, Roscommon and Wayne counties.

"The law is clear – you must be a U.S. citizen to register to vote and to vote on Election Day," said Johnson in a release. "We have races that are decided on a handful of votes and ballots cast by ineligible voters cancel out those by legitimate voters."

Last month, Johnson's office sent letters to more than 600 registered Michigan voters, verified as non-U.S. citizens by federal records, asking them to contact state election officials to be removed from the list. After the October letter was sent out, dozens of people responded and requested to be immediately removed. The 10 being investigated also received this letter.

Voting as a non-citizen can end in criminal charges and hinder the ability for citizenship.

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