1.8 more registered voters than eligible citizens in U.S.: study
Oct 19, 2020 - 07:42 AM
LMBC NEWS – Government watchdog Judicial Watch released a recent study revealing that 353 counties in United States had 1.8 million more registered voters than eligible voting-age citizens.
In an official statement last October 16, Judicial Watch has announced a September 2020 study showing the states of Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont to have exceeded 100% of eligible voters.
The September 2020 study has used the online registration data posted by the states themselves and compared it to the Census Bureau’s most recent five-year population estimates.
Census Bureau’s estimates are gathered by the American Community Survey from 2014 through 2018.
ACS surveys are sent monthly to 2.5 million addresses and its five-year estimates are the most reliable estimates outside of the decennial census.
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, in a statement, said that excess voters are 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,” Fitton stressed.
Judicial Watch clarified that the study is limited to 37 states that post regular updates to their registration data.
It said that “certain voter registration lists may also be even larger than reported, because they may have excluded ‘inactive voters’ from their data.”
Inactive voters, who may have moved elsewhere, are still registered voters and may show up and vote on election day and/or request mail-in ballots.
In August 2019, the nonprofit watchdog has also conducted the same study.
It analyzed registration data that the states reported to the federal Election Assistance Commission, and compared this to the 2013 to 2017 ACS survey.
The said study has revealed that 378 U.S. counties had registration rates exceeding 100%.