Under threat of lawsuit, Allegheny County purging 69,000 inactive voters from rolls
15 Jan 2020 — #2020
No one’s alleging that dead people are voting in Allegheny County, but at the Board of Elections, there are tens of thousands of registrations for voters who are deceased, moved away or haven’t voted in several years that need to be culled from the rolls.
Out of roughly 957,000 registered voters in the county, the Board of Elections has admitted that about 140,000 of them are inactive. “I would concede that we are behind in culling our rolls. We are in the process of doing so,” said Elections Manager Dave Voye.
In a statement from Judicial Watch, President Tom Fitton said, “Dirty voting rolls can mean dirty elections and Judicial Watch will insist, in court if necessary, that states follow federal law to clean up their voting rolls,” adding further, “It is common sense that voters who die or move away be removed from the voting rolls.”
Under Threat Of Lawsuit, Allegheny Co. Purging 69,000 Inactive Voters From Rolls https://t.co/hVZEr5SPLo— DeepClips (@DeepClips) January 15, 2020
According to Judicial Watch’s analysis of data released by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) this year, there are 378 counties nationwide that have more voter registrations than citizens living there and old enough to vote, i.e., counties where registration rates exceed 100%.
JW President @TomFitton: “Do you agree we need Voter ID & clean voter rolls? JW is in federal court right now fighting to make sure that your elections will be fair & honest.” Learn more about JW's election integrity efforts at https://t.co/pj584AoaJV pic.twitter.com/Dr9QlTpQ3x— Judicial Watch 🔎 (@JudicialWatch) January 15, 2020