An independent, nationwide analysis of voter rolls in 42 US states has identified thousands of probable deceased and duplicate registrants, as well as cases of individuals credited for voting more than once. The Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) has launched the Safeguarding America's Votes and Elections (SAVE) Database as an analysis tool to track voter roll deficiencies and potential problem areas across America. Announced today, the groundbreaking findings in their national report indicates that the SAVE Database raises serious concerns over the integrity of US states' voter files as election officials anticipate a surge in mail-in voting this autumn.
"The detailed information and analysis presented in this report makes it abundantly clear that states across America, including many that will determine control of the White House and Congress, are unprepared to accommodate a surge in mail-in voting this fall," PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. "After standardising registration lists in 42 states, Public Interest Legal Foundation's SAVE Database uncovered voter rolls saturated with alarming errors. Prior to publishing this report, PILF shared some findings with state election officials in hopes they would validate and act on helpful information. With only weeks to go before the start of early voting, we're hopeful this report will help spur broader public understanding about apparent problems which call into question the integrity of our election process."
SAVE revealed 349,773 apparently deceased registrants across 41 states' voter rolls, with New York, Texas, Michigan, Florida and California alone accounting for 51 percent of the total.
The data revealed 349,773 potentially deceased registrants across 41 states, with Michigan, Florida, New York, Texas and California accounting for roughly 51% of national dead registrants. It found that 7,890 registrants were apparently credited for voting after death in 2016, while 6,718 registrants were credited for voting after death in 2018 with North Carolina leading the U.S. in dead registrants credited for voting.
There are also 43,760 likely duplicate registrants appear to have cast second votes in 2016 from the same address, with 37,889 additional likely duplicate registrants appear to have cast second votes in 2018 from the same address. Thousands of these apparent double votes were exclusively mail ballots.
8,360 voters apparently registered in 2 states and were credited for voting in both states in 2018. 5,500 duplicate registrants were credited for voting twice in the same state from 2 different addresses in 2018, and 34,000 registrants were credited for voting from apparently non-residential addresses in 2018.
After PILF collected data from 42 states and put it into a format where it could be studied, it was rigorously compared to commercial and government databases to increase confidence in the conclusions with particular emphasis on validating identities matched across state lines. Also included with the data were voter history fields, namely, data about when each registrant voted. The combination of state election data, commercial data, and federal sources such as the Social Security Death Index, provides researchers with perhaps the best platform ever constructed to analyse the health of the voter rolls and catalogue potential vulnerabilities.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS