ELDER PATRIOT – Writing for the anti-Trump National Review Online, Deroy Murdock has concluded that at least 3.5 million more people are registered to vote in the U.S. than there are living America’s adult citizens.
Murdock used Judicial Watch’s Election Integrity Project analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011–2015 American Community Survey and last month’s statistics from the federal Election Assistance Commission (that included figures provided by 38 states,) to come to this conclusion.
According to Judicial Watch, eleven states gave the EAC insufficient or questionable information. That certainly doesn’t give one a warm and fuzzy feeling about the integrity of elections in those state, does it?
The lone other state is Pennsylvania whose legitimate numbers place it just below the over-registration threshold.
From this raw data Murdock tabulated the state-by-state results and found 462 counties where the registration rate exceeded 100 percent. Not so shockingly, though it should be, there were 3,551,760 more people registered to vote than adult U.S. citizens who inhabit these counties.
Judicial Watch attorney Robert Popper said, “That’s enough over-registered voters to populate a ghost-state about the size of Connecticut.”
“These 462 counties (18.5 percent of the 2,500 studied) exhibit this ghost-voter problem. These range from 101 percent registration in Delaware’s New Castle County to New Mexico’s Harding County, where there are 62 percent more registered voters than living, breathing adult citizens — or a 162 percent registration rate.
“Washington’s Clark County is worrisome, given its 154 percent registration rate. This includes 166,811 ghost voters. Georgia’s Fulton County seems less nettlesome at 108 percent registration, except for the number of Greater Atlantans, 53,172, who compose that figure.
“But California’s San Diego County earns the enchilada grande. Its 138 percent registration translates into 810,966 ghost voters. Los Angeles County’s 112 percent rate equals 707,475 over-registrations. Beyond the official data that it received, Judicial Watch reports that LA County employees “informed us that the total number of registered voters now stands at a number that is a whopping 144 percent of the total number of resident citizens of voting age.
“All told, California is a veritable haunted house, teeming with 1,736,556 ghost voters.”
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton released a statement that “California’s voting rolls are an absolute mess that undermines the very idea of clean elections.”
Heightening the potential that these ghost voters could affect a presidential outcome are these statistics of over-registered voters in these swing states:
- Colorado: 159,373
- Florida: 100,782
- Iowa: 31,077
- Michigan: 225,235
- New Hampshire: 8,211
- North Carolina: 189,721
- Virginia: 89,979
Kris Kobach, co-chairman of President Trump’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity explained that, “When you have an extremely large number of stale names on the voter rolls in a county, it makes voter fraud much easier to commit. It’s easier to identify a large number of names of people who have moved away or are deceased. At that point, if there is no photo-ID requirement in the state, those identities can be used to vote fraudulently.”
Federal law mandates that states maintain accurate voter lists. However, just like the federal immigration laws that have been routinely ignored, politicians have ignored this law, as well.
Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe went even further by vetoing a measure that would’ve automatically triggered an investigation when the number of ballots cast was greater than the number of registered voters.
Florida Governor Rick Scott was even blocked by Obama’s Justice Department when he tried to comply with the federal law. Scott wanted to update Florida’s records that would’ve deleted 21,308 dead voters.
Why is no one in the D.C. establishment concerned about these ghost voters? Are they just one aspect of an even wider program of electoral fraud?
There is no legitimate argument against the President’s commission. The lone argument concerning personal information is a red herring. The commission is only asking for voters’ dates of birth, political party, last four digits of Social Security numbers, felon status and military status so that it can be compared to the people who actually voted on election day.
When government refuses to police itself we must all demand to know why.