According to a new report from The National Review and Judicial Watch, around 3.5 million more people are registered to vote in the U.S. than are alive among America’s adult citizens, prompting major speculation into high end voter fraud.
Judicial Watch’s Election Integrity Project, a Washington-based legal-watchdog group, analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011–2015 American Community Survey, as well as last month’s statistics from the federal Election Assistance Commission, which analyzed data from 38 states. According to Judicial Watch, eleven of those states gave the EAC insufficient, inaccurate or illegitimate information. For example, Pennsylvania’s legitimate numbers place it just below the over-registration threshold.
In a calculation by The National Review’s Deroy Murdock, Judicial Watch’s state-by-state analysis showed data confirming produced registration rates that exceeded 100 percent in certain counties (462 to be exact). In total, 3,551,760 more people were registered to vote than adult U.S. citizens who inhabit these counties. “That’s enough over-registered voters to populate a ghost-state about the size of Connecticut,” Judicial Watch attorney Robert Popper said to The National Review.
Murdock provides a breakdown of certain counties of the 462 that host the ghost-voter dilemma, meaning registration rates over 100 indicate there are voters registered, yet they do not exist.
Delaware’s New Castle County: 101 percent registration rate.
Georgia’s Fulton County: 108 percent registration.
New Mexico’s Harding County: 162 percent registration rate.
Washington’s Clark County: 154 percent registration rate.
California’s San Diego County: 138 percent registration rate.
California’s Los Angeles County: 112 percent registration rate.
“California’s voting rolls are an absolute mess that undermines the very idea of clean elections,” said Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton in a statement, highlighting the golden liberal state. “It is urgent that California take reasonable steps to clean up its rolls. We will sue if state officials fail to act.”
In total, California holds 1,736,556 ghost voters.
To read more from the study and the ghost voter problem, click here to see The National Review’s data.
President Trump has been adamant about cracking down on voter fraud. After getting the cold shoulder from nearly all the states asked, Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity has renewed its request for states to overturn their voter data.
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R), vice chairman of the panel, said in a letter to election officials in late July that the data will only be looked at in terms of broad statistical conclusions, attempting to quench privacy concerns.
“The only information that will be made public are statistical conclusions drawn from the data, other general observations that may be drawn from the data, and any correspondence that you may send to the Commission in response to detailed questions the commission sought,” Kobach wrote. “Let me be clear, the Commission will not release any personally identifiable information from voter registration records to the public.”
Earlier requests for data by the panel were suspended July 10, after a lawsuit was filed in D.C. district court by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law attempting to delegitimize the panel on a technicality. Now, that the effort has failed, Kobach’s letter has been sent as a follow-up.
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