When razor thin margins can determine the outcome of an election, then accuracy and integrity matter.
Two separate groups are fighting to protect the integrity of U.S. elections.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation is claiming that 1,600 dead people are registered to vote in Allegheny County Pennsylvania.
The lawsuit claims that over 7,000 voters voted more than once and that approximately 1,600 voters were dead…
… and have been dead for at least several decades!
More details on both accusations are below:
Pennsylvania was considered part of the Democrats' impenetrable "blue wall."
When Trump won the state in 2016, it sent shockwaves throughout the political world.
In November, Pennsylvania will once again become a battleground.
Election integrity matters!
Breitbart has more details on the lawsuit by the Public Interest Legal Foundation and what they allege:
A lawsuit filed against Allegheny County, Pennsylvania alleges that nearly 1,600 dead people are registered to vote in the 2020 election in the county.
The Public Interest Legal Foundation filed suit against Allegheny County, where Pittsburgh is located, for their alleged ineffectiveness in cleaning up their voter rolls. The lawsuit claims there are about 1,583 dead people still on the county voter rolls:
The Foundation reviewed birthdates from a portion of the County’s voter registration list against records in the Social Security Death Index. After matching other biographical information, the Foundation found 1,583 deceased registrants whose registrations should have been canceled, yet they remain actively registered to vote in the County.
Similarly, the lawsuit claims there are close t0 7,500 voter registrations that have been flagged as duplicates but that remain on the voter rolls. In one case, the lawsuit claims, an individual registered to vote up to seven times in one day while out of state.
Other individuals, the lawsuit claims, have registered to vote three to four times. Likewise, the lawsuit alleges that there are 1,523 registered voters who claim to be 100-years-old and over — nearly 50 of which have listed the 1800s as their birth years.
Allegheny County will have to respond to the lawsuit, as well as ensure that its voter rolls are maintained.
This is required by the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.
A second case is brewing in Florida, Michigan, and Colorado.
Data compiled by the Honest Elections Project discovered counties were voter registration exceeds 90 percent.
To put this into perspective, the nationwide registration rate is 66.9 percent, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
A county voter registration rate of 90 percent is considered by many people to be suspicious.
In some counties, the Honest Elections Project even discovered registration rates exceeding 100 percent of the county population.
Fox News has more from the group's finding and the lawsuit that they are threatening:
Voters in Florida, Michigan and Colorado are threatening to sue their states after an independent organization discovered that each has counties with unusually high voter registration rates -- in some cases, they found more registered voters than actual people eligible to vote.
The data was compiled by the Honest Elections Project, a new nonprofit organization that blames the seemingly implausible statistics on a failure of states to properly update voter rolls to account for people moving, dying or being incarcerated.
The group examined publicly available registration records and compared it with citizen voting-age data from the U.S. Census Bureau, describing the figures as "suspiciously high."
“All three states have multiple counties where voter registration rates exceed 90 percent, in some cases they exceed 100 percent. In the last election in 2018, the nationwide registration rate according to the U.S. Census Bureau was 66.9 percent. That disparity is a clear sign these states aren’t maintaining accurate voter rolls,” said Jason Snead, executive director of the Honest Elections Project. Snead was formerly a senior policy analyst at the conservative Heritage Foundation.
Fox News reached out to each state's secretary of state's office, but none immediately responded.
The organization's findings revealed that 27 counties in Florida have voter registration rates above 90 percent, well above the national average, and seven counties with rates higher than 100 percent. Michigan had 18 counties above 90 percent and one above 100 percent, and Colorado had 19 above 90 percent and five above 100 percent, the group said.
All three of these states were won by relatively slim margins in 2016.