A newly released video by AJ Kern offers definitive proof that the Minnesota Secretary of State (SOS) does not verify the citizenship of candidates running for elected office. The controversial congresswoman, Ilhan Omar, is currently facing a house ethics complaint for violations of federal and state law. The complaint was filed by Judicial Watch over potential immigration, marriage, tax and student loan fraud. Thus far, no evidence has been presented to verify the U.S. citizenship of Omar. Because the MN SOS fails to check the citizenship status of candidates, the question of Omar’s citizenship is likely to remain a mystery.
Most people believe that the Minnesota SOS ensures the citizenship of candidates running for office by performing eligibility checks using the statewide voter registration system (SVRS.) The Office of Minnesota SOS is responsible for developing and maintaining the state’s centralized SVRS using information received from various sources such as the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Corrections , Commissioner of Public Safety to name a few. According to a 2018 report from the Minnesota Office of Legislative Auditor, an individual voter’s listing in the roster on election day may not be accurate. That’s right Minnesota, felons and non citizens are voting in your elections and if they can vote, they can run for office.
According to an election official at the MN SOS office, no eligibility checks regarding citizenship are required as per state statute. In other words, candidates are allowed to self-certify that they are eligible to run. The MN SOS office simply requires an affidavit of candidacy in which the candidate swears that they meet the following criteria:
- must be eligible to vote in Minnesota
- must have not filed for another office at the upcoming primary or general election
- must be 21 years of age or more upon assuming office
- must have maintained residence in their district* for at least 30 days before the general election
Because the SOS fails to “double check’ candidates, no one in Minnesota can be certain that a candidate is or is not a citizen, is or is not a felon. Not only are Minnesota elections rife with voter fraud, Minnesota candidates might not be eligible to run for state and federal office.
In the video below, from Mill City Citizen Media, you will clearly hear that the MN SOS office is not required by statute to verify citizenship of foreign born candidates.
Yup, you heard it, when a candidate goes to file an affidavit of candidacy, the MN SOS is not required to check if the candidate is a citizen. Will we ever know the truth regarding Omar’s citizenship status?
**Featured image from The Gateway Pundit via @The_Dom_Dom: images allegedly showing Congresswoman Ilhan Omar and her alleged boyfriend Tim Mynette at the protests during last week’s Minneapolis Trump Rally.**