Conservative Watchdog group, Judicial Watch has been on a mission to clean up voter rolls in an effort to curb voter fraud.
Recently, Judicial Watch sent out 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.
Via Judicial Watch:
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.
The Washington Times:
Judicial Watch says Montgomery County has 103 percent as many registered voters on its rolls as there are legal residents of voting age in the county. County records show a total voter registration of 657,548, and a voting-age population of 633,295. More than 24,000 names shouldn’t be there. If enough of those ballots were to be cast by fraudsters — friends or relatives of the decedents, residents voting both where they once lived and where they live now, and noncitizens — close races for the Montgomery County Council, the Maryland General Assembly or other elective offices could be distorted.
Judicial Watch gave Maryland 90 days to respond in order to avoid a lawsuit.
The Washington Post just reported that Montgomery County officials have responded to Judicial Watch’s threat of a lawsuit.
Montgomery County elections officials said they will review registration procedures in response to allegations from a conservative watchdog group that the county’s rolls are packed with ineligible voters — even as advocates and county Elections Board staff raised questions about the group’s claims.
Cleaning up voter rolls, implementing voter I.D. laws and reigning in absentee ballot voting will make it very difficult for Democrats to ever win an election again since they rely on fraudulent votes.
Dirty election rolls can mean dirty elections…https://t.co/BszHvEKrbu
— Judicial Watch 🔎 (@JudicialWatch) April 25, 2017