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Remember how during the 2016 presidential election, one of the most controversial claims made by then-candidate Donald Trump was that Democrats were allowing illegal foreigners to vote?  Did this open up a wasp nest of abuse!  The Donald was howled down by the mainstream / democrat media, which accused him of spreading false claims.  Now it seems this controversial comment has proved to be true, after a key election official in Florida admitted that it actually happened.

Is it fraud?  I can just imagine how poorly paid the responsible job of being the election official in charge of the roll is.  Not.  No, more than likely it’s just down to a sloppy, inept, useless public service system that frankly could not care less.  Fixing the Voters Rolls without being kicked by the Courts would just be too much like hard work.  Who cares?  Really does it matter?  Yada yada.  A demoralising job.

It may not be fraud.  It could be worse than that, it could be institutional incompetence.

Confirming the concerns that I raised in my blog posts only the other day The Voting Dead and Zombie Voters or how to clean up the system part one., in Court on July 31st a veteran Democrat Chief Election Officer, Brenda Snipes conceded that felons and non-citizens possibly voted because their voter rolls were hopelessly managed.

Florida’s voters’ rolls are happily stuffed with dead people, people aged over 130, felons, invalid addresses and duplicates!  When they spot a voter is aged 130 they just sit there waiting for the death certificate to come in.  In real countries the office sends people out to the addresses they have concerns about and check face to face who is there.

The case will return to Court in October.

Let’s be clear here that this is a big thing.  In Florida back in 2000 the state voted Bush by 537 and decided the election.  It is clear that the roll was in error by way beyond the number of the majority.

Additionally, voters’ rolls help assign precincts; send out sample ballots; and provide information to decide where to place the polling places.  Having dud lists only wastes money and undermines confidence in the whole system as well as fuelling partisan rows.

Generally speaking it is estimated (2012 figures) that 24 million records are significantly wrong.  That is one in every eight voters.  1.8 million dead people are registered, and current estimates are pushing this to an incredible 4 million.  2.75 million are registered in more than one state and some more than that.  And this is BEFORE we get concerned about people gaming the system!

Worst of all is the astonishing fact that some 51 million Americans are not on the rolls at all.  Which is 24%.  As a comparison Canada manages 93% eligibility.

 

Copyright David Macadam 2017.

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