Judicial Watch Warns California to Clean Voter Registration

Voter Fraud
Voter Fraud

Judicial WatchWashington, DC-(Ammoland.com)- 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.”

In April, Judicial Watch 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. The states are: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina and Tennessee.

On July 18, Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against Montgomery County and the Maryland State Boards of Elections under the NVRA. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, Baltimore Division (Judicial Watch vs. Linda H. Lamone, et al. (No. 1:17-cv-02006)).

Election Integrity Project California, Inc. is a registered non-profit corporation that seeks to preserve a government of, by, and for the people. To that end, Election Integrity Project California empowers citizen volunteers through education and training to protect the integrity of the electoral process in California.

The director of Judicial Watch’s Election Integrity Project is senior attorney Robert Popper, who 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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Silence Dogood
Silence Dogood
4 years ago

Nothing new here. I ran for Congress in 1984. Even with official Poll Watchers collecting signed affidavits, the DemoRats still stole +60% of my vote total; I saw all the numbers. Here’s the problem most folks don’t know. If, you can’t “prove” that the stolen votes would have made the difference in you winning, you have no standing in court. They just smile and drop your lawsuit into the trash can. Clearly, stealing votes is not a crime, at least in Kalifornia, run by DemoRats. Some things never change.

Tim
Tim
4 years ago

Wow 138% in San Diego?
The closer to the border, the more illegal undocumented invaders there are to vote.
Amazing… How is it that the most populous state in the Union with roughly 40 million is allowed to cheat it’s citizens
At the ballot box?
There isn’t 40 million registered but there have to be many more voters than in most states.
How can the elections even be close with an average of likely 10% average voting overages
It is just sick how America allows this meddling in elections…& just think, there are no Russians mentioned

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

, Yes, Russian meddling in US elections is nothing compared to Mexican meddling in US elections. Yet, Mexican meddling in US elections is not a news story. Good point!

circle8
circle8
4 years ago

Further proof of how Khalifornia became a Communist state.

Herb T
Herb T
4 years ago

So Judicial Watch sues California. Big Deal. What penalties will be handed down to those that failed to abide by the law? Just a wild guess that nobody will be fined, nobody will go to jail, nobody will be fired – probably promoted instead. And those lying SoB’s have the nerve to say “Nobody is above the law.”

American Patriot
American Patriot
4 years ago
Reply to  Herb T

What do you Expect? Liberals and especially CA. Liberals are all about “do as I say….not as I do” because they really believe they are so far above the law that nobody can touch them. And that really seem’s to be a TRUE narritive, even if there caught on Video they are never put in jail!

Wild Bill
Wild Bill
4 years ago

, With all the evidence already gathered against her, and with all she did to destroy Trump, why is Hillary not being prosecuted?