The previous blog talked about a judicial ruling in one state: Wisconsin.
But how widespread is the need for updating voter registration rolls?
Before you answer, read this excerpt from a January 3 article at judicialwatch.org. Then see if you are as appalled by the information it contains as I am:
Judicial Watch Finds 2.5 Million ‘Extra’ Registrants on Voting Rolls – Warns Five States to Clean Up Voting Rolls or Face a Federal Lawsuit
One of the most important things we can do in this election year is continue to force states and counties across the nation to comply with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (NVRA).
And we are. We have sent notice-of-violation letters to 19 large counties in five states that we intend to sue unless they take steps to comply with the law and remove ineligible voter registrations within 90 days. Section 8 of the act requires jurisdictions to take reasonable efforts to remove ineligible registrations from their rolls.
Despite our successful litigation to bring counties and states into compliance with the NVRA, voter registration lists across the country remain significantly out of date. According to our analysis of data released by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) this year, 378 counties nationwide have more voter registrations than citizens old enough to vote, i.e., counties where registration rates exceed 100%.
These 378 counties combined had about 2.5 million registrations over the 100%-registered mark, which is a drop of about one million from our previous analysis of voter registration data. Although San Diego County removed 500,000 inactive names from voter rolls following our settlement with Los Angeles County, San Diego still has a registration rate of 117% and has one of the highest registration rates in the county.
Got that? 378 counties with more voter registrations than voters old enough to vote. And how many additional counties may be under the 100% designation but still have far more registrations than legal voters?
People who are honestly interested in fair elections, it seems to me, would be demanding that these voter rolls be updated and made as accurate as possible.
But – as always seems to be the case – it is Republicans and conservative groups demanding for this to occur, and Democrat/leftward groups fighting them every step of the way.
Why do you suppose? Why would any group want to retain large numbers of people who cannot legally vote on the registration rolls?
It doesn’t take a lot of savvy to figure that one out, does it?
The saddest part is that, although you are reading about this here, you would be hard pressed to find information about how woefully inaccurate voting registration rolls are in our mainstream media.
Aren’t these people supposed to be our watchdogs? Our fearless, fiercely neutral watchdogs?
But how many articles, TV news reports, features, panel discussions do you recall reading/seeing in recent years about voter registration – specifically, the potential for millions and millions of illegal votes to be cast?
What does that tell you about our media, and which side of things most of them stand on?
Draw your own conclusions.