On the eve of the Iowa caucuses, Judicial Watch reported that eight counties in the state have more registered voters on the rolls than there are residents old enough to vote.
At least 18,658 extra names are on the Iowa voter rolls, creating questions about the validity of the caucus results as well as all future voting that takes place in the Hawkeye State.
The National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) of 1993 requires states to make reasonable efforts to remove ineligible voters from the rolls, but Iowa’s situation is only a small part of what is thought to be a much larger problem across the country.
According to Judicial Watch, a total of 378 counties in the United States are in the same predicament as those eight Iowa counties — they have more registered voters than they do people who meet eligibility threshholds.
And the total number of ineligible voters is staggering, with 2.5 million potentially fraudulent votes capable of being cast in the next presidential election.
That’s way more than enough to steal the White House, which is why Tom Fitton and Judicial Watch are working to get states into compliance with the NVRA well in advance of November.
Fitton filed notices of violation to 19 large counties in California, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, and Colorado, and Judicial Watch has pledged to initiate legal action if those jurisdictions fail to do something about the large numbers of extra voters on their rolls.
Previous involvement of the watchdog group has led to a massive cleanup of voter rolls in Ohio — a process that was challenged but ultimately upheld by the United States Supreme Court in 2018. Los Angeles County has also agreed to begin removing an estimated 1.5 million inactive names from their voter lists as a result of the group’s efforts.
Ensuring election integrity
There are enough problems with the integrity of elections already — just look at the current chaos in Iowa right now, where the inability to yet declare a Democrat caucus winner is purportedly due to the botched roll-out of a new results reporting method.
With Democrats already questioning the legitimacy of the 2020 election because their impeachment push failed, it’s important to take every step possible to preemptively eradicate all possible claims of voter fraud.
It is not difficult to ensure an accurate vote count by implementing measures such as mandatory photo identification, but Democrats consistently and predictably oppose such precautions, labeling them as racist obstacles to voter participation, rather than sensible safeguards against illegality.
Democrats remain frustratingly invested in the potential for fraud in our election system, but it’s not really surprising, given how desperate they have been to oust a sitting president without evidence of an impeachable offense.