The ability to vote is one of the core pillars of our Democracy. If there is a problem with the way elections are held, and the way votes are counted, it could cause massive problems for those pillars.
Investor’s Business Daily recently reported on some startling information uncovered by Judicial Watch’s Election Integrity Project. Data from the U.S. Census was examined from 2011 and 2015, and they discovered that there are 3.5 million more people registered to vote than there are adults in the United States. There are more than enough “ghost voters” to ruin an election, and this is very troubling.
Deroy Murdock from the National Review crunched the numbers, and discovered that, in 462 counties throughout the U.S., there are 100 percent more people registered to vote in these counties than there are living adults.
Furthermore, 21 states have more voters than citizens, which is even more alarming. To make matters worse, these are not simply small rural counties.
One of the biggest states with strange voter numbers just so happens to be one of the states that voted Democrat during the last election — California. There are 11 counties in the state with an overabundance of “registered voters,” and ten of those counties voted for Clinton.
For example, Los Angeles County, which is home to over 10 million people, had 12 percent more registered voters than people who could actually vote. 12 percent might not seem like much, until you consider that this is another 707,475 voters.
The problems presented here expand much further in scope than just presidential elections. Since the year 2000, there have been dozens of small-scale elections that were decided by a couple of hundred votes.
This overage of registered voters presents the perfect opportunity for people to manipulate the system through voter fraud. In fact, there is a good chance that California might not have been so in favor of the Democrats if it weren’t for the hundreds of thousands of “ghost voters.”
Luckily, there are groups like Judicial Watch out there to show the average American what is happening down in the guts of our Democracy. The numbers never lie, and there is clearly something very wrong here.
Judicial Watch’s Election Integrity Project discovered that there are 3.5 million more people registered to vote than there are adults in the United States. Is it time to clean up voter records around the country?
One example of a shockingly close election is when Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) won his seat against Sen. Norm Coleman in 2008. Originally, Coleman was declared the winner by 726 votes. But, after various recounts and disqualifications, it was determined that Franken won by 225 votes.
If you take that one example, you’ll realize that states like California have an extra 700,000 people in just one of their many counties, and you’ll see why this is a huge concern. There needs to be a system in place to weed out these “ghost voters.”
In most cases, the extra registered voters come from people who moved, from felons, and from deaths. Regardless of how they got there, it is clear that they present a clear danger to our Democracy. If we want to keep the integrity of our elections, the system needs to be fixed as soon as possible.