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April 28, 2014 - 12:46 pm

A watchdog group says it has turned up evidence of voter registrations that could lead to serious election fraud in Maryland and Virginia.

A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported Wednesday.

And that’s just the beginning.

“The Virginia Voters Alliance is investigating how to identify voters who are registered and vote in Virginia butlive in the states that surround us,” Alliance President Reagan George told the State Board of Elections.

The number of duplicate votes actually cast is small, at 164, but the possibility of major fraud remains as long as both states fail to crosscheck their voter rolls.

The Interstate Crosscheck recently found a similar scale of duplicate registrations in North Carolina, though in that case far more of the voters registered in multiple states actually cast votes.

h/t Daily Surge

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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This may not be evidence of any actual voter fraud being committed, but it is an indication of the POTENTIAL for voter fraud, and THAT is the problem.

If a certain political party were to exploit that potential, it would be impossible to discover, or prove, the fact of voter fraud until long after the election was over, and the "winner" sworn in.
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It was an evidence that they are performing illegal. People get taken for a ride every day. Some merely lose the amount of money they wasted on the scam, but others end up dealing with much more serious consequences, such as stolen identities. Numerous door-to-door frauds [https://personalmoneynetwork.com/] are being documented nationwide, so the number of them active in many areas might be growing.
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The bigger threat to our representative form of government are the people who don't, won't or can't vote. I suspect that number is much greater than 164. We should concentrate our efforts into reducing the barriers to voting to get as many voters to the polls as possible. Otherwise we can't say that we represent the population of the US.
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Boots, just curious...but what exactly are the barriers of which you write? Going to the polls or voting via absentee ballot is available in all states. Granted, in order to vote via absentee methods, you have to give ID. Is this a barrier?
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Some of the more common ones are registration list manipulation, voter caging, voter list purges, confusion about methods of absentee voting (a problem that specifically affected college students living on campuses away from home and troops stationed abroad). I don't think it would pass consitutional muster, but it would be nice to have a law that required voting in elections as in Austrailia. That would make for a much more representative group of elected officials and mitigate some of the effects of big money.
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Hey, at least these people went out to vote!!! What do you want? We don't live in a republic anymore, let alone a democracy. Events like this happen in an eastern European country where we live now, run by oligarchs, like Ukraine which hired American mercenaries. Do you think the Ukrainian governemnt has a pot to you-know-what in, to send their own fools to do the job? You want people to come out and vote? Just say that a free joint will be given to all voters, and watch them come by the tens of thousands. That's now the 21st century American way!
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A few years back, there were some 40,000 people in Florida with dual registrations. The bulk were registered also in NY, NJ and Connecticut which suggests with which party most were affiliated.
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There have certainly been important elections decided by fewer votes than that. And is no effort being made to prosecute the 164 double-voters?

In a bygone era, an intrepid reporter could make quite a splash by digging into this. Just imagine if a lopsided majority of those 164 all voted the same way...
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I don't think the fact that 44,000 are registered in both states is evidence of fraud on that scale. People move and a lot of people move between VA and MD, particularly in the Washington DC area where one might move from a Virginia suburb across the river to a Maryland suburb. When I left Virginia for California, I never notified my county board of elections that I was moving. I was probably registered in both states for a while. I don't think anyone notifies their county when they move to remove them from the voter rolls. Beyond the 200+ who actually DID vote in both states, I don't think this is evidence of any fraud just because a lot of people are registered in both states. That represents people who have moved from VA to MD plus the people who have moved from MD to VA. It probably doesn't take long to accumulate 40,000 of those.
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When a person registers in a new state, they should be asked if they were previously registered elsewhere. If so, they should sign a form asking that the previous registration be cancelled, which could the be forwarded by the new state to the old one.
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This may not be evidence of any actual voter fraud being committed, but it is an indication of the POTENTIAL for voter fraud, and THAT is the problem.

If a certain political party were to exploit that potential, it would be impossible to discover, or prove, the fact of voter fraud until long after the election was over, and the "winner" sworn in.
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