Our friend J. Christian Adams, President & General Counsel of the Public Interest Legal Foundation, has published a great piece in the Daily Caller documenting the facts about the vast number of dead people who have somehow cast ballots in recent elections.
According to Mr. Adams’ research – and the results of litigation he and the Public Interest Legal Foundation filed -- PILF’s database of the country’s voter rolls found nearly 350,000 deceased registrants before the 2020 election. The inevitable question is always well did any of them vote. Unfortunately, said Mr. Adams, some always do.
PILF sued Pennsylvania to remove the over 20,000 deceased registrants from the Commonwealth’s voter rolls. In one of the few victories for election integrity in 2020, we won the case. Pennsylvania has removed the deceased registrants from their voter rolls. It is now a lot harder to vote from beyond the grave in Pennsylvania.
There is still work to be done to stop the dead from voting in other states, says Adams.
Michigan has over 25,000 deceased registrants still on its voter rolls, according to the Foundation. Nearly 4,000 of these registrants have been dead for at least two decades, says Mr. Adams.
We note for the record that the Michigan and Pennsylvania lawsuits were necessary because Democrat state officials who are charged with conducting clean elections resisted maintaining their voters rolls according to the law.
And those same Democrat officials are again running for office – Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro is running for Governor and Michigan’s Attorney General Dana Nessel is running for reelection.
Nessel it should be noted is opposing the Public Interest Legal Foundation’s lawsuit, apparently because she is counting on some or all of those 25,000 dead voters to boost her reelection effort.
Another state with an upcoming Senate race in 2022, North Carolina, also has a high number of deceased individuals on their voter rolls, Adams found. The state has nearly 8,000 deceased registrants still on the voter rolls, he reported. It is also worth noting that the PILF study found North Carolina leads the nation in the number of people actually voting after death.
There is no excuse for allowing deceased registrants to remain on the voter rolls. When individuals die, they must be promptly removed from the voter rolls as required by federal law, concluded Mr. Adams.
According to the PILF study of the voter rolls in 42 states, New York, Texas, Michigan, Florida and California alone accounting for 51 percent of the total of deceased persons still on the rolls.
Here are Some of PILF’s More Notable Findings:
349,773: total number of potentially deceased registrants across 41 states.
Michigan, Florida, New York, Texas and California account for roughly 51% of national dead registrants.
In 2016, 7,890 registrants were apparently credited for voting after death.
In 2018, 6,718 registrants were credited for voting after death.
North Carolina leads the U.S. in dead registrants credited for voting after death.
43,760 likely duplicate registrants appear to have cast second votes in 2016 from the same address.
37,889 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 – Number of registrants apparently registered in 2 states and credited for voting in both states in 2018.
5,500 – Number of apparently duplicate registrants credited for voting twice in the same state from 2 different addresses in 2018.
34,000 – Number of registrants credited for voting from apparently non-residential addresses in 2018.
We urge CHQ readers and friends to contact their local and state Republican Party officials to urge them – no demand of them – that they take the PILF data and conduct a well-organized and effective ballot security operation for the 2022 election.
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