Potential for voter fraud? Oh, heck, yes .

Kudos to Judicial Watch for stepping up to the plate and continuing its investigation and activist intervention in states and counties that are not maintaining their voters rolls properly.  In a press release, the organization said:

Judicial Watch announced today it is continuing its efforts to force states and counties across the nation to comply with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA), by sending notice-of-violation letters to 19 large counties in five states that it intends to sue unless the jurisdictions take steps to comply with the law and remove ineligible voter registrations within 90 days. Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act requires jurisdictions to take reasonable efforts to remove ineligible registrations from its rolls.

Despite successful litigation by Judicial Watch to bring counties and states into compliance with the National Voter Registration Act, voter registration lists across the country remain significantly out of date. According to Judicial Watch’s analysis of data released by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) this year, there are 378 counties nationwide that have more voter registrations than citizens living there and old enough to vote, i.e., counties where registration rates exceed 100%. These 378 counties combined had about 2.5 million registrations over the 100%-registered mark, which is a drop of about one million from Judicial Watch’s previous analysis of voter registration data. Although San Diego County removed 500,000 inactive names from voter rolls following Judicial Watch’s settlement with Los Angeles County, San Diego still has a registration rate of 117% and has one of the highest registration rates in the country.

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Judicial Watch found major voting list issues in California, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, and Colorado.

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“Dirty voting rolls can mean dirty elections and Judicial Watch will insist, in court if necessary, that states follow federal law to clean up their voting rolls,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Previous Judicial Watch lawsuits have already led to major cleanups in California, Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio – but more needs to be done. It is common sense that voters who die or move away be removed from the voting rolls.”

There’s more at the link.  Bold, underlined text is my emphasis.

The press release includes a list of the states and counties involved.  You might want to see whether yours is included.  Some of them are among the biggest in the country, with the obvious potential to skew voting if the voters rolls are abused.  There’s more than a little evidence that this has already happened.  Texas appears to be the only state taking active steps to investigate and prosecute such offenses.  I wonder why others aren’t?

People keep claiming that there’s no evidence of voter fraud.  However, inaccurate or outdated voters rolls create a greatly increased potential for voter fraud.  Someone – or some organization – getting hold of the rolls for a given constituency can apply for absentee or postal ballots for those who’ve moved away, or send others to vote in their place;  and thanks to lax ID requirements for voters (sometimes none at all), they can reasonably expect to get away with it.  That’s a no-no.

Elections are like sports, in that respect.  Let’s level the playing field before the game is played.  That’ll help to ensure it’s played cleanly and fairly.

Peter

6 comments

  1. “People keep claiming that there’s no evidence of voter fraud.”

    Tell ya what, I’m going to claim this planet has no seismic activity. I’ll prove this by destroying every seismometer I can get my hands on and calling anyone attempting to install one a racist.

    Done!

  2. Looked at from a different angle, why should we be depending on Judicial Watch, a private (small) company to gather this data? I mean, good for Judicial Watch, but is the proper way of investigating this a small company going to court to defend the country?

    They’re finding municipalities that are violating federal law, which is good, but why isn’t a federal law enforcement agency monitoring this and indicting these municipalities? Shouldn’t this be the province of something like the FBI? Ignoring the rampant corruption of the upper levels of the agency.

    Is this more evidence of the “Deep State” corruption, by them refusing to look at it? It’s not like this is the first group to find more voters registered than adults living in the district – I remember reading of precincts with 100% or greater turnout of voters years ago. Here’s one report from 2012.

  3. SiGraybeard – because… the agencies that are supposed to do that are the same agencies that are only looking into all things Trump or all things conservative while ignoring all things Democrat national party. Like Obummer’s DOJ dropping the investigations on the New Black Panthers for voter intimidation, while filing charges against conservatives for being too close to polling places with signs (conveniently located right next to leftists with signs and chants and weapons and their stinky unwashed bodies…)

    And… if you look at the list of counties and states, what is the overall political party in control of those locations? Hmmmmm. HMMMMmmmmmmmmm.

  4. Also, if I remember, after-action reports by the Fed gov of every election from as early as 1992 have shown rampant voter and election fraud in the same areas over and over again, but nothing is ever done.

    And news analysis has shown that about 90% of election articles are pro-democrat and very anti-conservative since 1976. The news people even report on it, afterwards and say ‘we need to do better,’ but never do.

    90% of the articles – favorable to the leftists, not favorable at all to conservatives (even weak conservatives like the two Bush sons.)

    90% of the photos of a candidate – favorable to the leftists, totally showing the conservatives in a bad light. Seriously, conservative candidate sneezes, and that’s the photo used to show him/her/it for the rest of the campaign, while ignoring Grandma Lefty being carried to her van, or creepy Biden sniffing and feeling children, or….

  5. Peter,

    Elections are not like sports in any respect. Those types of metaphors is one of the reasons that R’s and Cons continue to lose.

    Politics is war before the bullets. Whether the victory creates a peaceful but submissive opponent (such as Japan), or a Shermanesque march to the sea, scorched earth victory, it is warfare.

    The left understands this, and they have zero reluctance to crush their opponents; the only reason that they do not is because they do not have sufficient power, yet.

    We need to view the left like Rome viewed Carthage prior to the Third Punic War, so that we can view them like Rome did afterwards.

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