Some states do better than others when it comes to voter registration and participation, with the ideal goal being to eventually get every eligible voter to take part. But what if you could manage to have more than 100% voter registration? Wouldn’t that be even better? This is no longer just a pipe dream. According to a new study conducted by Judicial Watch, 350 counties in eight U.S. states have more registered voters than there are people living there according to the most recent census numbers. And we’re not just talking about a handful of people over the limit. The grand total adds up to enough votes to swing any number of congressional races. (Free Beacon)
More than 350 U.S. counties have more registered voters than people eligible to vote, resulting in 1.8 million “extra” voters, according to a new Judicial Watch study.
By comparing publicly available voter registration data with the most recent Census Bureau population numbers, Judicial Watch found that statewide voter registration in eight states—Alaska, Colorado, Maine, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Vermont—exceeds 100 percent of eligible voters. Loving County, Texas, had the highest number of excess voters, with a registration rate of 187 percent.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said the report highlights a problem specific to mail-in voting: Many election officials automatically send ballots or ballot applications to everyone on the list of registered voters without first removing the “ghost” voters.
Proving that this isn’t any sort of issue specific to red or blue states, you see some of each on the list. The biggest offender is one county in Texas with a very impressive 187% voter registration rate. They must give away cookies with each form filled out or something.