19 foreign nationals charged with illegally voting in 2016 election

19 foreign nationals charged with illegally voting in 2016 election

The Department of Justice on Friday announced that 19 foreign nationals have been charged with voting illegally in the 2016 presidential election.

Of the 19, nine made false claims of U.S. citizenship in order to vote, according to the charging documents.


The foreign nationals charged are citizens of countries ranging from Mexico and Nigeria to Italy and Germany.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement is said to be taking the lead in investigating the cases.

Conviction for a false claim of U.S. citizenship in order to register to vote and voting by an alien carries a maximum penalty of six years in prison, a $350,000 fine and a term of supervised release following any imprisonment.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? MORE in 2016 claimed, without evidence, that millions of illegal ballots were cast for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe road not taken: Another FBI failure involving the Clintons surfaces DHS cyber agency to prioritize election security, Chinese threats ABC chose a debate moderator who hates Trump MORE and that without them he would have won the popular vote.