Sunday, April 27, 2014

ATTENTION VOTER ID OPPONENTS: 44,000 Additional Bogus Voters Discovered in Virginia

Guest post by Kenric Ward

RICHMOND, Va. – A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday.

And that’s just the beginning.

“The Virginia Voters Alliance is investigating how to identify voters who are registered and vote in Virginia but live in the states that surround us,” Alliance President Reagan George told the State Board of Elections.

George acknowledged that the number of voters who actually cast multiple ballots is relatively small. In the case of Maryland and Virginia, he revealed that 164 people voted in both states during the 2012 election.

But George said his group will expand their search for duplicate voters in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Georgia.

“We are also determining the best way to identify non-citizens who have registered to vote and may have voted in past elections,” George said.

Working with the Privileges and Elections committees of the state House and Senate, VVA identified 31,000 dead voters via the Social Security Administration’s Death Master File. Subsequent processing by SBE found 40,000 to 60,000 dead voter registrations.

“Dead voter registrations are prime targets for voter fraud which generate few complaints,” George noted.

Appearing with Clara Belle Wheeler of the Albemarle County,Va., Election Board and Jay DeLancy of the North Carolina Voter Integrity Project, George challenged the SBE to:

  • Tighten Virginia’s voter ID law that allows absentee voters to use mailed ballots without affirming their identity.
  • Check the 50,000-plus patient beds in Virginia nursing homes and rehab centers amid reports of voting irregularities there.
  • Require proof of citizenship to register to vote. Kansas and Arizona require this.
  • Annually audit felons who are not allowed to vote.

“Certain nonviolent felons, especially those who commit voter fraud, should never be given back their right to vote,” George said.

More broadly, George said, “Virginia must control the registration process, as well as the form used to register voters. The current system is the perfect vehicle for identity theft and ‘lost’ registrations.”

“There needs to be a clearinghouse for all voter fraud referrals statewide,” he said. “The SBE would be the perfect place to assume that role and provide transparency for the public.”

DeLancy and Wheeler urged the board to open its voter-crosscheck data to the public and to publicize cases of voter fraud.

DeLancy said groups that downplay or dismiss the incidence of ongoing voting irregularities use “pretzel logic.”

“If prosecutors don’t prosecute, there’s no ‘crime,’” he noted.

The three-member state board — controlled by Republicans until the end of the year — took VVA’s recommendations under advisement.


 
Kenric Ward is chief of Watchdog.org’s Virginia Bureau. Contact him at kenric@watchdogvirginia.org or at (571) 319-9824. @Kenricward


9 comments:

Anonymous said...

This voter fraud was sanctioned by Establishment Republicans and Democrats to thwart the will of Virginians. In the last two elections, voters were FORBIDDEN from producing their ID.

Carol Schumacher said...

Don't forget to search Florida, especially Broward and Dade counties!!! It's rampant here!

Anonymous said...

Obama & his ilk are Voter Fraud Deniers.

Anonymous said...

In 2006(Webb)2008(Warner),2012(Kaine),and other recent elections,a republican would be in the lead,when at the last minute,northern Virginia would go for the democrat with just enough to put them over the top for a win.Northern Virginia has a vast high tech presence and it is not just odd,but unlikely that this area would honestly be the last area to compile honest votes.Now we know it wasn't just high tech skullduggery,but old fashioned voter fraud as well.It's a good thing that the information in Hillary's dossier on Warner is about to come out this election season.At ;east it will make for an interesting race.

Anonymous said...

And this how democrats win elections every time!

There is proof that many of Romney's votes were switched to Obama automatically by the voting machines.

We have known along that dead people get up on election day and vote for democrats.

We have also known that non-americans/illegal entrants always vote on election days for democrats.

Voter fraud is what keeps democrats in office and, until this iscorrected - nothing will ever change. They are just better in cheating than conservatives.

Anonymous said...

How can we have a fair election when we have a conniver like Obama running and cheating on every corner in America? This piece of Muslim Trash needs to be brought to trail along with all his henchmen.

Anonymous said...

Well we know by now that no one with any power to do anything about it will do anything about it. It's amazing isn't it? Our "laws" are just ways to keep us all in check and paying taxes, but mean nothing beyond that. There are simply NO LAWS and no penalties for our "leadership".

The Quadfather said...

You sure need to check out Ohio. I bet you will find tons of voter fraud there.

Nerd said...

The 44,000 duplicate registrations is a failure of county election authorities to keep their voter rolls clean and current when a citizen moves to a new district. It's not a sign of attempted voter fraud. Voter ID would not solve this problem, either. It all rests on the county government to clean the rolls.

As for the 164 that did vote twice, well, I hope they are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.