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Friday, January 22, 2016

Group Threatens Lawsuits Against 37 Counties With Suspicious Voter Rolls

A public interest law firm has threatened to bring lawsuits against more than 30 counties across the United States that have either more registered voters than eligible citizens, or a number of registrants that is implausibly high, the second such wave of notice letters sent by the group to various counties.

The Public Interest Legal Foundation, an election integrity group based in Indiana, sent the statutory notice letters on Jan. 19 to election officials spanning 37 counties in six different states. The group says that by failing to purge names from the rolls, the counties are failing to comply with the National Voter Registration Act.

“Voter rolls across America contain substantial numbers of ineligible voters, resulting in the possible disenfranchisement of legally eligible voters via ballot dilution that threatens to taint the integrity of the election process,” the notice letters says.

“Based on our comparison of publicly available information published by the U.S. Census Bureau and the Federal Election Assistance Commission, your county is failing to comply with Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA),” it continues. “Federal law requires election officials to conduct a reasonable effort to maintain voter registration lists free of dead voters, ineligible voters and voters that have moved away.”

“In short, your county has an implausible number of registered voters compared to the number of eligible living citizens.”

According to the foundation, five counties in Colorado, seven in Florida, two in Nevada, 12 in North Carolina, six in Pennsylvania, and five in Virginia show a substantially high number of registrants and will receive the warning from the group.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

fraud???? NO it can't be...

Anonymous said...

Amazing that you must threaten to sue in order to get the voter rolls purged.

Thornton said...

If they would implement IDing voters in the all states, this would cut down on the voter fraud substantially. It is unnerving to not have to prove your identity to vote. You certainly can't do this when presenting a check or applying for a loan, so why is voting any different?

In Europe, you must carry your papers at all times and the police can ask you to produce them. When you don't have them, you go to lock up until someone brings them to you. With everything going on in this country, maybe it's time we implemented the same type policy.

Not Quite Understanding said...

While I agree with the idea of requiring the voter to present their ID when doing so I must disagree with you Thornton on carrying papers on you at all times on the principle of civil liberties. I'm afraid that although it sounds like a great idea on the surface I'm afraid that it will invariably lead to living in a "police state". Once the police state is established it can only get worse from there.

Just my 2 cents. I could be wrong.

Anonymous said...

5:09
Yes, you are wrong.
No one says you should carry papers on you at all times. You should however carry your papers to board a plane or vote.
The only way democrats win elections is by cheating

Thornton said...

Note Quite Understanding, I was just saying that in Europe, people are required to carry papers at all time, therefore, voters presenting ID in order to cast their votes is not the extraneous action most Liberals yammer on about. Clearly, it is not police state material if the person is required to verify their identity when voting.

Anonymous said...

5:09 PM - Do you carry your driver's license, your Sam's Club card, your government I.D., your Social Security card, your passport (when needed), etc.?

Proving who you are to exercise your right to vote is necessary - it's your vote, not someone else's.

I want my vote to count and not be negated by an unqualified person pretending to be a voter, or by someone who thinks that voting more than once in an election is okay.

Anonymous said...

I doubt there is all that much voting fraud. I will admit I was listening to a talk radio show years ago on election day and a caller bragged he had voted for George W. Bush twice. Once as an absentee voter and once in person so cheaters are out there.

But I think most of these voter rolls that don't appear right are people who died or people who moved away not cheaters. I have wondered how long my parents stayed on the voter rolls or if they are still on them. I bet they were long on their home county rolls after they were no longer eligible to vote in their county.

Very few if any people think to tell or are able to tell their voter registration people they no longer need to be registered. It is what we might call the forgotten throw away registration as we move thru life to our death dealing with more important things.

I have noticed that every time the out of office party wins they stop talking about this supposed problem.

Not Quite Understanding said...

Just to clear things up, I actually show my ID every time that I go to the polls. I know that I don't have to but in some way it's my way of making a statement in that everyone should show ID. I have also worked for the board of elections for the last five voting cycles as an IT support person.

Anonymous said...

Do it do not wait the democrats are counting on these votes for Hillary