(AmericanPoliticalDaily.com)- A recent Judicial Watch study has uncovered a very disturbing and alarming fact — there are more than 1.8 million “extra” voters in more than 350 counties around the country.
Judicial Watch compared voter registration data with the most recent population numbers from the Census Bureau. That analysis revealed that the counties in question have more registered voters on their dockets than there are actual eligible people to vote.
Voter registration in eight states actually exceeds 100% of the eligible voters in those states. This is happening in New Jersey, Alaska, Maine, Colorado, Rhode Island, Maryland, Vermont and Michigan.
In Loving County in Texas, Judicial Watch found a registration rate of 187% above the number of eligible voters.
This is a potentially massive problem in an election that will likely feature a large number of mail-in ballots. As Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, pointed out, many election officials throughout the country send out ballot applications or ballots themselves automatically to all of those who are on the list of registered voters. They do so without removing “ghost” voters first.
In a statement, Fitton said:
“The new study shows 1.8 million excess or ‘ghost’ voters in 353 counties across 29 states. The data highlights the recklessness of mailing blindly ballots and ballot applications to voter registration lists. Dirty voting rolls can mean dirty elections.”
Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, voters sent in a record number of requests for mail-in ballots. Offices that handle elections throughout the country will send these mail-in ballots to roughly 43 million voters automatically for the November 3 election, CNN reported in a survey recently.
To wit, the number of mail-in ballots that were distributed by the end of September this year already had exceeded the total number of mail-in ballots ahead of the entire 2016 presidential election.
Republicans have been fighting mail-in ballots and liberal states that have been pushing for extended mail-in ballot availability and relaxing voting rules because of the coronavirus pandemic. GOP groups around the country have been filing lawsuits to curb liberals’ attempts to expand this type of voting, which Republicans have said are ripe for fraud.
The GOP has won some of these legal battles in court, and they’ve lost some others. Some have had to do with mail-in ballots themselves. Others have dealt with drop-boxes. And others have dealt with whether ballots that arrive after election day are eligible to be counted.
Judicial Watch is a conservative organization that consistently investigates misconduct from government agencies. In regard to elections and voting, the group has used what it’s found to pressure state governments to comply with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. Part of that act requires states to remove ineligible voters from their voter roll.
Earlier in October, Judicial Watch sued the state of Colorado. They did this after they found that voter registration numbers exceeded the total number of eligible voters in almost all of the state’s counties. In fact, 42 of Colorado’s 64 counties were found to have more registered voters than eligible voters.