October 2, 2008 Jim Forsyth 1200 WOAI news radio
He says Harris County is the worst, with some 200,000 ineligible voters. "We ought to sit down and decide..do we want it to stay that way...do we want to sit down and blink at violations of voter registration laws," Simcox said.
But Bexar County Elections Administrator Jackie Callanan disputed Simcox's figures. She says the state has a new database where all voters are cross checked. "Using their drivers license or the last four digits of their Social Security Number," she said. "Our system is exceptional."
Simcox says the problem of illegal voters is not confined to Texas. He says there are up to 235,000 illegal voters in New York, up to 113,000 in New Jersey, 209,000 in Illinois, and as many as 700,000 illegal non citizen voters in California. He estimates that at least 1,830,000 non citizens voted in off year elections in 2006. Simcox says he consulted several sources in compiling his figures, and he says the real problem is that the votes of citizens are being diluted when non citizens vote.