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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Registered Voters vs. People Eligible to Vote

            There is some disagreement about who won the popular vote in the 2016 presidential election. Donald Trump says that he would have won the popular vote along with the electoral vote if it were not for the illegal alien vote. Hilary Clinton claims that she won the popular vote by 2.9 million. Realty says that both of them cannot be right, but the average American voter has little power to determine the truth.

            Judicial Watch is coming to the rescue for Americans by searching for the truth. The National Voter Registration Act (NVRC) dictates that voting precincts maintain the accuracy and integrity of voter rolls. According to a new letter from Judicial Watch, some California counties have difficulties in following the mandate. It seems that there are more registered voters in nearly one dozen California counties than there are people who are eligible to vote.

            Judicial Watch is threatening to sue the State of California if they continue to refuse to comply with the NVRC. Compliance would mean removing the name of all deceased registrants or those people who no longer live in that precinct and ensuring that noncitizens do not register to vote. The conservative watchdog group put their threat in writing with an August 1, 2017, letter to Secretary of State Alex Padilla. The Judicial Watch press release gave the details. 

In the letter, Judicial Watch noted that public records obtained on the Election Assistance Commission’s 2016 Election Administration Voting Survey and through verbal accounts from various county agencies show 11 California counties have more registered voters than voting-age citizens: Imperial (102%), Lassen (102%), Los Angeles (112%), Monterey (104%), San Diego (138%), San Francisco (114%), San Mateo (11%), Santa Cruz (109%), Solano (111%), Stanislaus (102%), and Yolo (110%).

In the letter, Judicial Watch noted that Los Angeles County officials “informed us that the total number of registered voters now stands at a number that is a whopping 144% of the total number of resident citizens of voting age.”

            Los Angeles County is a liberal area. If the information on this county was multiplied hundreds of times by the other liberal counties, it could add up to millions of votes. We may now know why Hillary Clinton won California by more than 3.4 million votes!

            This is not the first time for Judicial Watch to threaten to sue a state for not complying with the NVRA. Their press release indicated that they sent a letter to 11 other states in April seeking compliance. Although California is liberal, the list of 11 states includes both Republican and Democrat. They are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, and Tennessee. In addition, a lawsuit was filed on July 18 against Montgomery County and the Maryland State Boards of Elections for non-compliance with NVRA.

            If Judicial Watch is able to force the states to comply, Americans may once again have assurance that the voting process is not tainted and that every American’s vote is counted.

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