AUSTIN,Texas (FOX 7 Austin) - A report released by the Texas Secretary of State last week had some disturbing information on voter fraud that may not be entirely correct.
According to their records 58,000 non-U.S. residents have voted in one or more Texas elections since 1996.
Texas Secretary of State, David Whitley issued a memo to all county voter registrars.
He wants county election officials to perform maintenance on their voter lists.
With the help of DPS databases they've identified 95,000 non-us citizens who've registered to vote.
The names have been turned over to the Texas attorney general's office.
Going forward, the Secretary of State's Office will cross reference voter registration information with
DPS and, notify county election officials if someone ineligible to vote lives in their county.
Voting in an election in which someone knows they are not eligible to vote is a second-degree felony in Texas.
FOX 7 Austin’s Mike Warren and Rebecca Thomas talked to Bruce Elfant, the Travis County Tax Assessor-Collector and voter registrar about voter fraud.