Pew: 1.8 M Dead Registered to Vote

Newsmax, February 14, 2012

A new report says about 24 million voter registrations in the United States contain significant errors, showing the system is in a shambles.

The study released Tuesday by the Pew Center on the States found that about 1.8 million dead people are still on the rolls and 2.5 million can vote in more than one state.

And 51 million, or one in four, eligible citizens are not registered to vote at all.

About 12 million registrations contain address inaccuracies, which means mailings aren’t getting to them. Researchers say they don’t see evidence of widespread fraud but believe outdated state systems are failing to keep pace with changes in people’s lives.

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  • Marcy Fleming

    Hey, that’s how Dummycrats win elections………….

  • Anonymous

    Just in case you’re not exactly sure yet whether you are in Bizarro World, where up is down and day is night, consider this: the government that wants to punish anyone who wants ID to keep voting fair, is also the same government which wants to penalize (tax & imprison) those who attempt to opt out of their health care plan. This is not “death panel” conspiracy theorizing. This is all out in the open.

    • Anonymous

      I’ve seen some stories on the news about how easy it is to fake an election, especially an electronic one.

      Don’t be surprised if the results were determined ahead of time by the powers that be.

      I don’t know who said this, but the quote has been attributed to Stalin:
      ‘It’s Not the People Who Vote that Count; It’s the People Who Count the Votes’

      • Anonymous

        You’re right. Whoever has the most unscruplous cheaters in their corner will win the next election. I expect wide scale fraud on both sides. I expect it a little larger on the left though, so Obama will get his four more years.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/YUVPC2JRPOC633PRERSQ5BDGMQ Oilspot

          I am wondering why you say there is voter fraud on both sides?  Get back to us when you:
           -find any major Republican or Libertarian voter fraud cases
           -find an Acorn-like entity that is secretly only out to elect conservatives
           -find a single conservative congressman that wants to “fling open the door” to illegal white, South Africans in hopes that they will only vote conservative
           -find an ACLU member that announces that convicted felons shouldn’t vote

          I could go on and on but you get the idea.

          • Anonymous

            I didn’t say there were precisely equivalent amounts on both sides. I expected more on the left, but since I don’t know all the particulars of the hanging-chad/pregnant chad controversy, I leave final judgement (and avoid all-0r-none-terminology) to those who are more knowledgeable of such things. Hope that helps.

          • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

            I think what Hirschibold means is that there is sometimes voter fraud on the part of establishment Republicans to hurt populist Republicans in intra-Republican votes.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/YUVPC2JRPOC633PRERSQ5BDGMQ Oilspot

            Hirschibold,
            Got it, thanks.  Funny thing you mentioned the hanging chad and the entire Florida vote that year, I was an observer in Tallahassee.  And from what I saw, voter fraud and the democratic supervisors of election will certainly make this election some fun.  I would not ignore the possibility of voter fraud on anyone’s part it’s just that the only significant cases that I am aware of in the last 50 or so years are the sole ownership of the democrat party.  Oh, that does not make me happy with the Republican establishment either.

          • http://profile.yahoo.com/YUVPC2JRPOC633PRERSQ5BDGMQ Oilspot

            Hirschibold,
            Got it, thanks.  Funny thing you mentioned the hanging chad and the entire Florida vote that year, I was an observer in Tallahassee.  And from what I saw, voter fraud and the democratic supervisors of election will certainly make this election some fun.  I would not ignore the possibility of voter fraud on anyone’s part it’s just that the only significant cases that I am aware of in the last 50 or so years are the sole ownership of the democrat party.  Oh, that does not make me happy with the Republican establishment either.

  • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

    One man’s bug is another man’s (Democrat) feature.  The NYT version of this article says that the current system is in “disarray.”  Well, one man’s disarray is another man’s (Democrat) path to victory.

    Getting as many people as possible on the voter rolls, regardless of whether they want to be registered or not, and keeping them on the rolls, even after they’re dead, is the sine qua non of voter fraud.  Any and every thing most Democrats do involves registering as many people as possible:  Convicted felons, auto-registering 18-year olds (Eric Holder wants it), etc.  Sure, they won’t vote, especially if they’re dead, but some corrupt black run big city machine will make sure they “cast” their vote.

    • Anonymous

      Auto-registering 18 year olds does make sense if one truly believes in democracy. Ordinarily I would support it on principle. But I think countries get better results if they only let organised people who can plan ahead vote.

      • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

        Even in an all white country, I wouldn’t want auto-reg.  Voting means you care about res publica, and anyone who puts that kind of time and thought into public affairs can just as well take the piddley amount of time and effort to show one’s face in some public building or in front of some public official and register to vote. 

        My ideal paradigm for voting reform is making it more difficult to register to vote, while making it easier actually to vote, with many checks and safeguards and audits along the way.

  • Anonymous

    Anything requiring responsible behavior of minorities is considered called racist by the left.  How sad!  They really don’t wanted to be treated equally. 

  • Anonymous

    Interesting that voting is just about the only thing left you can do without an ID.

    Can’t get a job.

    Can’t drive a car.

    Can’t get on a plane.

    “They” want to know who you are before you can do any of these things.  But not voting.  In that case, “they” don’t want to know.  That’s because “they” can’t create voters out of thin air to get the results “they” want if that were the case.

    • http://countenance.wordpress.com/ Question Diversity

      Can’t buy canned compressed air duster in Missouri.

      Can’t buy drain cleaner in Illinois.

      Does my state and the one to the east of me hate minorities that want to clean their computer innards and zinc drains?

  • Oil Can Harry

    Somewhere Lyndon Johnson is smiling.

    Not only did he get the dead to cast the winning votes  for him in his Senate race but they did so in alphabetical order. 

  • Anonymous

    Democrat : “Voter fraud? What voter fraud”

    Fish : “Water? What water?”

  • Anonymous

    What about non-citizens voting? Surely that’s an important part of voter fraud. Did they bother to check about that?
    Also are retarded people allowed to vote? That would rule out a lot of black people (and a few white people) if they weren’t.

  • WbuMongo

    I have voted in every local, county, state and federal election since 1976. When you go to the polls in my state you are asked to show your drivers license or other form of picture I.D. Your information is checked against a registration book that has your name, age, address, and other registration information. You are checked by a poll worker, and if you do not have the required I.D. or there is a problem, you cannot vote. I have never seen anyone complain and I have never seen anyone turned away. The law to I.D. voters and check registration is common sense. You hear that asking for a license or state photo I.D. is really meant to supress votes. In 2012, how many people over 21 do not have I.D.? How would such a person fly, drive, cash a check, apply for credit, rent or buy property? Look up what a Terry stop ( Terry vs. Ohio ) is. A policeman that has probable cause can check your I.D. and pat you down for weapons. These old people that would be suppressed. How have they lived since the 50’s or 60’s with no I.D.? The illegals are not qualified to vote. How would I.D. checks suppress them? You have to register to vote, give your name and address, prove you are of age, and are who you say you are, BUT DON”T HAVE TO SHOW I.D.??? How does that work? This is another example of whining about race to excuse not doing what is required. Sounds like Jimmy Obama and the Dems are looking to get every vote they can get. Even from those that don’t have the right to vote. 

  • beepbeep

    I still like the idea of ink on the finger, you can vote over a three day time. Ink stays on for week.