By Robert Laurie
Obviously, during the last two elections, questions of voter fraud emerged as a major issue. Democrats like to claim it doesn’t exist, which is utterly absurd. We know it exists. We just don’t know the extent to which it occurs.
Still, anyone who dares to mention the possibility that various states have disastrously inaccurate voter rolls (and therefore the potential for widespread fraud) and you’ll be shouted down or laughed right out the door. Dems will often argue that such fraud is “not widespread,” but they’re loathe to define what, exactly, ‘widespread’ means. How many bogus votes need to be cast before blue states care?
Enter Judicial Watch. They’re threatening to sue the state of California because Governor Moonbeam’s voter rolls have gone completely off the rails. In 11 counties, Judicial Watch found that there were more registered voters than citizens of legal age. …Sometimes by as much as 144%
Judicial Watch announced it sent a notice-of-violation letter to the state of California and 11 of its counties threatening to sue in federal court if it does not clean its voter registration lists as mandated by the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA). Both the NVRA and the federal Help America Vote Act require states to take reasonable steps to maintain accurate voting rolls. The August 1 letter was sent on behalf of several Judicial Watch California supporters and the Election Integrity Project California, Inc.
In the letter, Judicial Watch noted that public records obtained on the Election Assistance Commission’s 2016 Election Administration Voting Survey and through verbal accounts from various county agencies show 11 California counties have more registered voters than voting-age citizens: Imperial (102%), Lassen (102%), Los Angeles (112%), Monterey (104%), San Diego (138%), San Francisco (114%), San Mateo (111%), Santa Cruz (109%), Solano (111%), Stanislaus (102%), and Yolo (110%).
In the letter, Judicial Watch noted that Los Angeles County officials “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.”
Under Section 8 of the NVRA, states are required to make a reasonable effort to remove the names of ineligible voters from official lists due to “the death of the registrant” or “a change in the residence of the registrant,” and requires states to ensure noncitizens are not registered to vote.
There is “strong circumstantial evidence that California municipalities are not conducting reasonable voter registration list maintenance as mandated under the NVRA,” Judicial Watch wrote in the notice letter sent to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla.
Judicial Watch referred California officials to a settlement agreement it reached with the State of Ohio in which Ohio agreed to update and maintain its voter registration lists and to keep a current voter registration list online and available for public access.
“California’s voting rolls are an absolute mess that undermines the very idea of clean elections,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said. “It is urgent that California take reasonable steps to clean up its rolls. We will sue if state officials fail to act.”
Fortunately, California doesn’t bend over backwards to cater to specific groups of people who are in the country illegally, are known to employ fraudulent ID’s, regularly obtain stolen Social Security Numbers, and commit rampant identity theft to get what they want. If they did, the voter roll mess would be cause for concern, since one might reasonably suggest that such shoddy record keeping could facilitate the ‘disenfranchisement’ of legal voters.
We’re sure the Lest Coast government is eager to comply with Judicial Watch’s demands – not to mention the law – because there’s nothing they cherish more than the “sanctity of the ballot.”