(CNSNews.com) - President Donald Trump promised Monday that there would be “prosecutions at the highest level” for those that illegally vote in the midterm election.
Speaking to reporters at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland prior to leaving for rallies Ohio, Indiana, and Missouri, a reporter asked Trump what proof he has that people intend to illegally vote in the midterms.
“Just take a look. All you have to do is go around, take a look at what's happened over the years, and you'll see,” he said.
“There are a lot of people -- a lot of people -- my opinion, and based on proof -- that try and get in illegally and actually vote illegally. So we just want to let them know that there will be prosecutions at the highest level,” the president said.
Twenty immugrants in North Carolina were charged in August with illegally voting in the 2016 election, the Huffington Post reported on Aug. 29.
One of them, Alessandro Cannizzaro, a green card holder, was sentenced in October to a $200 fine, but he also faces deportation.
The Immigration and Nationality Act indicates that if an immigrant makes a false claim of citizenship for any benefit, they can be deported.
Daniel Tadeusz Romanowski, a 39-year-old Polish immigrant, who became a legal permanent resident in 2004 registered to vote in 2012 and voted in the last two presidential elections even though on his voter registration application, he indicated that his state of birth was “Polland.”
Similarly, Rosemarie Angelika Harris, a 60-year-old permanent U.S. resident from Germany, registered and voted in 2016 even though she never signed her voter registration application.