A “processing error” at the California DMV has given a number of non-citizens the right to vote.
According to the DMV, about 1,500 people may have been incorrectly registered to vote, including a number of legal residents who do not have U.S. citizenship.
The DMV chalked this up to a “processing error” and assured the public that the California Secretary of State’s office would cancel the unlawful voter registrations.
The error comes just a month after the DMV admitted it may have screwed up 23,000 voter registrations because of a separate error with its new “motor voter” registration system.
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, however, didn’t accept the DMV’s apology this time around–eviscerating them in a letter than expressed how “deeply frustrated and disappointed” he was in their “persistent errors.”
Early voting for California began Monday, this week.