Is it a surprise that Detroit is a Democrat stronghold with news that the town still has people born 200 years ago on the voting rolls?
A new lawsuit filed by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) found one voter still on Detroit’s voter rolls who was born in the year 1823! That was before Michigan even became a state!
But, this isn’t a one-off voter roll glitch. PILF literally found thousands of falsely registered voters in the Motor City. The government watchdog found the fraud after combing through the voting rolls for two years and they have now filed a lawsuit against the city for the shambles the voting rolls are in.
It has been a problem for decades, of course. Detroit was one of the districts in 2016 that actually had more people voting than it had registered voters.
That might seem to be a bit of a problem, no?
Per the Washington Examiner:
During the 2016 election, Detroit had 511,786 registered voters despite having only 479,267 voting-age residents, according to the lawsuit. That’s more than 32,500 people who should have been booted off the list. Some of the names belonged to people who were 105 years old or older, and the foundation flagged 4,788 registration files as potential duplicates or triplicates.
Among more than 2,500 registered voters who were found to be likely dead, “(65) percent, or 1,629 registrants, have been deceased for more than 10 years. Of those, 898 registrants have been deceased for more than 15 years, 324 registrants have been deceased for more than 20 years, and 13 have been deceased for more than 25 years,” the suit said.
“The City of Detroit is failing to perform some of the most basic functions owed to its citizenry,” Public Interest Legal Foundation President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said in a statement published by the paper. “The city government’s nonchalant attitude toward addressing evidence of dead and duplicate registrations exposes yet another vulnerability in our voting systems as our nation works to improve election security before November 2020.”
The group also noted that their goal is not to upend or invalidate any precious elections but only to place future elections on a more legitimate footing.
“Our argument is the city of Detroit is creating an environment where voter fraud can occur and go undetected,” the group told the Examiner.
One has to wonder why Democrats would oppose this commonsense idea?
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