A judge in North Carolina went off on election officials after they allowed a green-card holder to vote in elections between 2008 and 2016.
According to the Raleigh News & Observer, a Korean woman named Hyo Suk George voted in the 2008, 2010 and 2016 elections despite not being a U.S. citizen.
According to the News & Observer, George “lived legally in the United States for nearly 20 years before she voted in her first election, coaxed to cast her ballot by an enthusiastic town council member at church.”
Local officials in Columbus County accepted her Social Security number, driver’s license and green card as proof that she should be able to vote.
Of course, the green card ought to have been a tip-off that George wasn’t a U.S. citizen — a requirement to cast a ballot. This could have landed her in seriously hot water, even if her ID was good enough for county officials.
“But on Thursday, George, 70, faced charges of illegal voting from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, for which she might have spent six months in prison,” the News & Observer reported.
“Instead, U.S. District Court Judge Terrence Boyle chastised the elections board in Whiteville, letting George go with a $100 fine.”
“So they see a green card and say, ‘That’s OK’ because they don’t know what they’re doing,” Boyle wrote in his ruling.
“They ought to be a little smarter than that.”
Read the rest at: Voter Fraud