Voter fraud could have taken place in more than just the contested states. The non profit law firm Public Interest Legal Foundation’s sole focus is election integrity. It found 8,239 duplicates on the New Jersey voter rolls. Duplicates can result from clerical or typographical error such as a misspelled name. People who have passed away might still be on the rolls. Plus over 33,000 had fictitious birthdays.
The fraud hides
In little ways and small things can add up to a lot. The Public Interest Legal Foundation put out a report.
“New Jersey’s voter registration system, like nearly every other studied by PILF, can be tricked into registering a person multiple times with extremely similar biographical data inputs at the same addresses. These serve as an administrative challenge to be resolved as we see more automation to vote-by-mail. Otherwise, ‘John Public’ and ‘John Q. Public’ could each vote once, while the actual John is voting twice.”
“New Jersey’s voter registration system…can be tricked into registering a person multiple times.” #NewJersey voter registration records contain over 8,200 duplicate names, plus another 61 triplicate registrations, according to the @PILFoundation. https://t.co/ab8ddTnhv7
— The Epoch Times (@EpochTimes) June 7, 2022
Lots of duplication
And dead voters to the tune of 2,398 were found on the New Jersey rolls. Those voters were aged 105 and up. One particular voter had passed away in 2010 but was still listed.
The report noted, “Given that the most recent average life expectancy data show to be 80.7 years in the state, the thousands of registrants aged well beyond 100 years deserve closer examination.” An additional 33,000 were placeholders, some with birthdays in the 1800’s.
The state has some ‘splaining to do
PILF President J. Christian Adams mentioned in the report, “New Jersey has some explaining to do in how it collects and maintains basic voter information. As we have already demonstrated, PILF will pursue available remedies to correct often long-neglected government records.”
PILF had sent a letter April 11 to New Jersey Secretary of State Tanesha Way telling her of its findings. She had violated the National Voter Registration Act by not providing documentation as to how these problems were being resolved so a lawsuit had been filed.
Cleanup in the works
New Jersey State Sen. Michael Testa, R-Cape May saw the mess and initiated action, “The fact that we are still dealing with incorrect voter registrations after so many calls to fix our voter rolls is as infuriating as it is mystifying. The Senate must move forward after four-plus years of Murphy administration inaction to help secure and strengthen the faith of voters in our democratic process.”
The PILF has conducted the same investigations in other states such as Arizona and North Carolina. The results have been similar. We need to be able to trust our elections so calls for this will continue.