Texas

Texas Republicans Swayed By Drumbeat Of Messages About Noncitizen Voting

In a recent poll, 28 percent of Texans said they believe noncitizens are “frequently” voting in Texas elections.

Voters line up to cast ballots at the Travis County Tax Office on the first day of early voting in the midterms Oct. 22.

Following the state’s effort to remove alleged noncitizens from voter rolls, recent polling shows many Texans believe noncitizens are voting – even though studies have shown that rarely happens.

According to a poll released this month by the University of Texas and The Texas Tribune, 28 percent of Texans said they believe noncitizens are “frequently” voting in Texas elections.

“I think the feeling that there are many people that are voting illegally or people are voting that shouldn’t be voting, comes from hearing about it a lot,” said Cinde Weatherby with the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Texas.

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