Judicial Watch Warns 11 States to Clean Voter Registration Lists

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Washington, DC-(Ammoland.com)- Judicial Watch today announced it has sent notice-of-violation letters threatening to sue 11 states having counties in which the number of registered voters exceeds the number of voting-age citizens, as calculated by the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011-2015 American Community Survey. According to the letters, this is “strong circumstantial evidence that these … counties are not conducting reasonable voter registration record maintenance as mandated under 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 11 states are: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Tennessee. The states have 90 days after receiving the letters to address the problem and provide Judicial Watch documentation showing that they have conducted a “statewide effort to conduct a program that reasonably ensures the lists of eligible voters are accurate.” Judicial Watch informed the states that should they fail to take action to correct violations of Section 8 of the NVRA, it would file suit.

Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act requires states 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.

Based on its review of Election Assistance Commission (EAC) data, and more recent U.S. Census Bureau American Community Survey and the states’ voter registration records, Judicial Watch found the following counties have more total registered voters than the citizen voting age (18) population:

  • Alabama: Choctaw, Conecuh, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Perry, Washington, Wilcox.
  • Florida: Clay, Flagler, Okaloosa, Osceola, Santa Rosa, St. Johns.
  • Georgia: Bryan, Columbia, DeKalb, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Lee, Marion, McIntosh, Oconee.
  • Illinois: Alexander, Bureau, Cass, Clark, Crawford, DuPage, Franklin, Grundy, Hardin, Henderson, Jefferson, Jersey, Massac, McHenry, Mercer, Monroe, Pulaski, Rock Island, Sangamon, Scott, Union, Wabash, Washington, White.
  • Iowa: Scott, Johnson.
  • Kentucky: Anderson, Bath, Boone, Breathitt, Caldwell, Carlisle, Cumberland, Fulton, Gallatin, Greenup, Hancock, Henry, Jefferson, Jessamine, Kenton, Livingston, Magoffin, McCracken, Menifee, Mercer, Monroe, Oldham, Powell, Russell, Scott, Spencer, Trigg, Trimble, Wolfe, Woodford.
  • Maryland: Montgomery.
  • New Jersey: Essex, Somerset.
  • New York: Nassau.
  • North Carolina: Buncombe, Camden, Chatham, Cherokee, Clay, Dare, Durham, Guilford, Madison, Mecklenburg, New Hanover, Orange, Union, Watauga, Yancey.
  • Tennessee: Williamson.

In its notice-of-violation letters, Judicial Watch warns that the failure to maintain accurate, up-to-date voter registration lists “required by federal law and by the expectations of [state] citizens” will “undermine public confidence in the electoral process.”

Judicial Watch asked the states to “conduct or implement a systematic, uniform, nondiscriminatory program to remove from the list of eligible voters the names of persons who have become ineligible to vote by reason of a change of residence, death or a disqualifying criminal conviction.” The states are also asked to remove from voter registration lists “noncitizens who have registered to vote unlawfully.”

“Dirty election rolls can mean dirty elections,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “These 11 states face possible Judicial Watch lawsuits unless they follow the law and take reasonable steps to clean up their voting rolls of dead, moved, and non-citizen voters.”

As part of its commitment to the enforcement of the NVRA, Judicial Watch struck a legal victory for clean voter rolls in Indiana, forcing the state to clean up its voter registration lists and overhaul its list-maintenance procedures. Judicial Watch also filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in support of its existing agreement with Ohio to ensure that its voter rolls are up to date. This case is still under way.

Robert Popper is director of Judicial Watch’s Election Integrity Project. Popper was formerly Deputy Chief of the Voting Section of the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department.

About Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch, Inc., a conservative, non-partisan educational foundation, promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law. Through its educational endeavors, Judicial Watch advocates high standards of ethics and morality in our nation’s public life and seeks to ensure that political and judicial officials do not abuse the powers entrusted to them by the American people. Judicial Watch fulfills its educational mission through litigation, investigations, and public outreach.

For more information, visit: www.JudicialWatch.org.

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Robert Hartwig
Robert Hartwig
4 years ago

I’m amazed that California is not on that list. There have to be at least 250,000 illegals on the voting rolls for the Democrats to continue controlling the state. OH I’m sorry all of the sane people have left Cali for Arizona and Texas.

Kimchi
Kimchi
3 years ago
Reply to  Robert Hartwig

Running away from California is exactly what the terrorists want, leave Cal a void and evil will fill it. Then what ? We lose California, what state will be next? Running away is a cowards way not the American way.

Otto Didact
Otto Didact
4 years ago

Wonder how many of those counties DIDN’T go – VIRTUALLY 100% – for HRC? Of course you realize this will just force the Dhims to go to less obvious means of rigging elections.

Jim S
Jim S
4 years ago

Since a lot of democrat controlled states are on the list, the only reason Commiefornia isnt is because they must have scrubbed the data sent to Judicial Watch.

tonyyork
tonyyork
4 years ago

Of course Illinois is on there, the land of Lincoln is the land of your conservative grandparents pass away, turn and vote liberal from their graves…..

Otto Didact
Otto Didact
4 years ago
Reply to  tonyyork

Just like one of my Grandpas. He voted Republican all his life. Then he died.

The Dude
The Dude
4 years ago

When are you going to start bitching about trumpy pissing away all our money flying to Florida?

Jim S
Jim S
4 years ago
Reply to  The Dude

Dude, you would have to work and pay taxes first before you can say “our” money. Every president does it, I dont care.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago
Reply to  Jim S

@the Dude, Don’t forget, Trump already refused to pay the high price for the new AF1. Trump demanded and got a lower price. Trump has already saved us billions on travel.

The Dude
The Dude
4 years ago
Reply to  Jim S

Who doesn’t work? Look what time I posted. Look when you did. I’ve been working over forty years. Show up every day.

Tim
Tim
4 years ago
Reply to  The Dude

Nasty Pelosi travels to California in her Air Force supplied Plane with an alcohol bill to the tax payers of just over 12k per month…
Want to pick a name and complain? You could spend a year picking names…

Ostlander
Ostlander
4 years ago
Reply to  The Dude

Never. as long as he continues on the path he’s on, deporting illegals and appointing good judges.

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago
Reply to  The Dude

@Old V, he tried to send her one way, to save the taxpayers’ money (wink wink), but she had a government credit card.

Jim Macklin
Jim Macklin
4 years ago

But NBC said there is no voter fraud! CBS says the same. Chuckie Schumer says so too.