Study: ‘Up To 2.8 Million Non-Citizens Voted In 2008…Large Enough To Change Meaningful Election Outcomes’

Study By University Backs Up Trump Claims

According to a study that was released in 2014 by Old Dominion University, up to 2.8 million non-citizens voted in the 2008 elections.

The study says that the participation by non-citizens is significant enough that it could change meaningful election outcomes for both the White House and seats on Capitol Hill.

From The Daily Caller:

Old Dominion University professors Jesse Richman and David Earnest, the study’s co-authors, concluded that “some non-citizens participate in U.S. elections, and that this participation has been large enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes, and Congressional elections.”…

…“We find that some non-citizens participate in U.S. elections, and that this participation has been large enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes, and Congressional elections. Non-citizen votes likely gave Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress,” they continue…

…The authors later say that the number of non-citizen voters “could range from just over 38,000 at the very minimum to nearly 2.8 million at the maximum.”

Richman and Earnest’s study has been contested by other social scientists and was the subject of a rebuttal article challenging their findings. That study, led by Harvard political scientist Stephen Ansolabehere, claimed instead that “the likely percent of non-citizen voters in recent US elections is 0.”

As noted by the article, Harvard led a rebuttal article saying “the likely percent of non-citizen voters in recent US elections is 0.” It is not likely that many people will view that study from Harvard as credible.

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