The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments Wednesday over whether the federal government can pay subsidies to people in Ohio and other states that don’t have state-created health insurance marketplaces set up after the Affordable Care Act.
Elections Chief Says 17 Non-Citizens Voted In 2012 Election
Ohio’s top election official says 17 noncitizens voted illegally in the battleground state in last year’s presidential election, and another 274 are registered but did not vote.
Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted said Wednesday he was able to identify non-U.S. citizens on Ohio’s voter rolls for the first time through coordination with the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
He emphasized that none of the cases involves illegal or undocumented immigrants.
In one case, a legal noncitizen had been voting in Ohio since 1993.
The results of his review will be turned over to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine for possible prosecution.
Husted says improved online voter registration could avert future cases, because prospective voters must provide a drivers’ license number that could be checked for citizenship status.