U.S. HAS 3.552 MILLION MORE REGISTERED VOTERS THAN LIVE ADULTS
IS IT A RED FLAG FOR ELECTORAL FRAUD?
California has 11 Counties with more Registered than Actual Voters — 10 of which voted heavily for Hillary Clinton
Yesterday, the LA Times reported more than 23,000 Californians were registered to vote incorrectly by state DMV.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As reported by the National Review’s 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 America’s adult citizens. Such staggering inaccuracy is an engraved invitation to voter fraud.”
Murdock (at right,) analyzed Judicial Watch’s state-by-state tally and found that 462 U.S. counties had a registration rate exceeding 100% of all eligible voters. That’s 3.552 million people, who Murdock calls “ghost voters.”
And how many people is that? There are 21 states that don’t have that many people.
Yes, America… American democracy has a voting problem. It’s a troubling fact that puts our nation’s future in peril.
The data comes from Judicial Watch’s Election Integrity Project. The group looked at U.S. Census Data from 2011 to 2015 gathered by the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, along with data from the Federal Election Assistance Commission.
Los Angeles County, whose more than 10 million people make it the nation’s most populous county, had 12% more registered voters than live ones — that’s some 707,475 votes.
Beyond the official data that it received, Judicial Watch reports that L.A. County employees “informed us that the total number of registered voters now stands at a number that is a whopping 144% of the total number of resident citizens of voting age.”
But California’s San Diego County earns the enchilada grande. Its 138% registration translates into 810,966 ghost voters.
That’s a huge number of possible votes in an election.
In smaller elections, voter fraud could easily turn elections. A hundred votes here, a hundred votes there, and things could be very different.
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.
Franken’s win was enormous since it gave Democrats filibuster-proof control of the Senate. So, yes, small vote totals matter.
The 3.552 million possible fraudulent ballots that exist are a problem that deserves serious immediate attention. Small numbers can have an enormous impact on our nation’s governance.
“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.
State by state, this is an enormous problem that needs to be dealt with seriously. Having so many bogus voters out there is a temptation to voter fraud.
Nothing really hinges on it, of course, except the integrity and honesty of our democratic elections.