Study finds 462 U.S. Counties with Registration Rates that exceed 100 of Eligible Voters
Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON D.C. As reported by the National Reviews Deroy Murdock who did some state-by-state numbers-crunching some 3.5 million more people are registered to vote in the U.S. than are alive among Americas adult citizens. Such staggering inaccuracy is an engraved invitation to voter fraud.
Murdock (right) analyzed Judicial Watchs state-by-state tally and found 462 U.S. Counties that currently have Voter Registration Rates exceeding 100 of their possible eligible voters.
To be exact there are 3551760 more people registered to vote than adult U.S. citizens who inhabit these counties. There are 21 states that dont have that many people.
The 462 counties (representing a full 18.5 of the 2500 studied) exhibit what Murdock calls a Ghost Voter Problem. And the range runs from 101 excess registration in Delawares New Castle County to New Mexicos Harding County where there are 62 more registered voters than living breathing adult citizens a 162 registration rate.
Consider the multitude of ghost voters in:
- Colorado: 159373
- Florida: 100782
- Iowa: 31077
- Michigan: 225235
- New Hampshire: 8211
- North Carolina: 189721
- Virginia: 89979
President Donald Trumps supporters might be intrigued to know that Hillary Clintons margins of victory in Colorado (136386) and New Hampshire (2736) were lower than the numbers of ghost voters in those states.
And Mrs. Clintons followers should be interested to know that Donald Trump won Michigan (10704) and North Carolina (173315) by fewer ballots than ghost voters in those states.
The data comes from Judicial Watchs Election Integrity Project. The group looked at U.S. Census Data from 2011 to 2015 gathered by the U.S. Census Bureaus American Community Survey along with data from the Federal Election Assistance Commission.
Los Angeles County whose more than 10 million people make it the nations most populous county had 12 more registered voters than live ones representing some 707475-odd votes.
Beyond the official data it received Judicial Watch reports that L.A. County employees informed us that the total number of Registered Voters now stands at a number thats a whopping 144 of the total number of resident citizens of voting age."
Californias San Diego County earns the enchilada grande. Its 138 registration translates into 810966 ghost voters a huge number of possible votes in an election.
When Florida GOP Governor Rick Scott tried to obey the laws and update Floridas records including deleting 51308 deceased voters then President Obamas Department of Justice filed a federal lawsuit to stop him.
Federal prosecutors claimed that Governor Scotts statewide efforts violated the 1965 Voting Rights Act although it applies to only five of Floridas 67 counties.
Thenattorney general Eric Holder and his team behaved as if Martin Luther King Jr. and the Freedom Riders fought valiantly in order to keep cadavers politically active.
Under federal law the 1993 National Voter Registration Act and the 2002 Help America Vote Act require states to maintain accurate voter lists. In smaller elections where a small number of votes can have an out-sized impact on outcomes voter fraud can easily turn election results.
As a Wikipedia list of close elections shows since just 2000 there have been literally dozens of elections at the State Local & Federal level decided by 100 votes or fewer.
And in at least two nationally important elections in recent memory the outcome was decided by a paper-thin margin:
- In 2000 President Bush beat environmental activist and former Vice President Al Gore by just 538 votes.
- And Sen. Al Franken the former Minnesota Democrat won his seat by beating incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman in 2008.
- Coleman was initially declared the winner the day after the election with a 726-vote lead over Franken but after a controversial series of recounts and ballot disqualifications Franken emerged weeks later with a 225-seat victory.
Frankens win was enormous since it gave Democrats filibuster-proof control of the Senate. So yes small vote totals matter.
Perhaps these facts will encourage Democrats to join the GOP-dominated effort to remove ineligible felons ex-residents non-citizens and dead people from the voter rolls for all contests not just presidential races says Murdock.
The 3.552 million possible fraudulent ballot registrations that exist are a problem deserving serious and immediate attention.
State by state this is an enormous problem which needs to be dealt with seriously. The existence of so many Ghost Voters represent a temptation for voter fraud.
Nothing really hinges on it of course except the integrity and honesty of our nations democratic elections.