TRUE THE VOTE THREATENS LEGAL ACTION AGAINST 136 COUNTIES ACROSS US WITH BLOATED VOTER ROLLS

136 Counties in 21 States Have More Registered Voters than Adult Residents

HOUSTON, TX. — August 27, 2015: True the Vote (TTV), the nation’s leading voters’ rights and election integrity organization, today announced its latest findings in an ongoing effort to reduce outdated records in America’s voter rolls.

136 counties in 21 states were given notices of potential violation of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, requiring election officials to make reasonable efforts to maintain voter rolls. Counties in receipt are demonstrated to have more than 100 percent voter registration at the time of the 2014 Election and have not indicated any significant effort to address the problem in the months following.

“It’s important that engaged voters keep the pressure on election officials to ensure that outdated or ineligible records are quickly addressed,” True the Vote Founder Catherine Engelbrecht said. “Bloated voter rolls hurt everyone. Deceased voters aren’t removed, duplicate registrations aren’t revoked and the records of voters who’ve relocated aren’t corrected. Low verification standards, like absence of voter ID, add to the confusion. Bloated rolls create the ideal environment for identity theft and voter fraud.

“With the U.S. Justice Department still refusing to set a national standard and enforce federal maintenance requirements, we’re now starting to see entire states come close to showing over 100 percent registration,” Engelbrecht added.

Key Highlights

  • Who’s the Worst: Kentucky, Michigan and Indiana lead the nation in counties with 100% plus voter registration rates with more than 10 each (total voter registration rate per state)
    • Kentucky – 94%
    • Michigan – 95%
    • Indiana – 92%
  • Becoming an Urban Problem: Larger, suburban counties in Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky and Michigan without a history of 100% plus rates are now over the line
  • 2016: The states represented in this most recent finding account for 305 Electoral College votes –a landslide total

Counties in Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas and West Virginia received pre-litigation notices. True the Vote has requested that the counties outline efforts to remove dead, felon, moved or otherwise ineligible voters ahead of the 2016 election season to avoid litigation.

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This latest research finding builds upon a body of work that has led to lawsuits against the States of Indiana and Ohio to update voter rolls in 2012.

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Alabama

Lowndes

Macon

Perry

Greene

Wilcox

Marengo

Washington

Hale

Choctaw

Conecuh

 

Arizona

Apache

 

California

Modoc

Siskiyou

San Diego

Stanislaus

Alameda

San Bernardino

Kings

 

Colorado

Mineral

San Juan

Ouray

Jackson

Summit

Dolores

Gilpin

Douglas

 

Florida

St. Johns*

Santa Rosa*

 

Illinois

Jersey

Scott

Pulaski

 

Indiana

Crawford

Franklin

Scott

Brown

Union

Tipton

Orange

Newton

Clark

Dearborn

Warrick

Boone

Vanderburgh

Martin

 

Kansas

Gove

Cherokee*

Bourbon

Meade

Smith

 

Kentucky

Breathitt

Menifee

Trimble

Fulton

Anderson

Mercer

Boone

Monroe

Magoffin

Powell

Oldham

Carlisle

Cumberland

Wolfe

Bath

Hancock

Floyd

Trigg

Greenup

Spencer

McCracken

Caldwell

Woodford

 

Louisiana

Tensas

 

Michigan

Leelanau

Otsego

Antrim

Keweenaw

Kalkaska

Roscommon

Emmet

Charlevoix

Dickinson

Ontonagon

Benzie

Berrien

Mackinac

Genesee

Gogebic

Gladwin

Alcona

Montmorency

 

Mississippi

Tunica

Issaquena

Bolivar

Noxubee

Madison

Choctaw

Lauderdale

Leake

Lincoln

Amite

Franklin

Grenada

 

Montana

Petroleum

 

Nebraska

Loup

Wheeler

Kimball

Thurston

Keya Paha

 

New Mexico

Harding

Mora

Los Alamos

Catron

 

New York

Hamilton

 

Ohio

Lawrence

 

South Dakota

Hanson

Campbell

Union

Lake

 

Tennessee

Pickett

Van Buren

 

Texas

Loving

Brooks

McMullen

Kenedy

Roberts

Irion

Jim Hogg

Zavala**

Culberson
Polk

Edwards

 

West Virginia

Lincoln

Mingo

McDowell

 

*Denotes a county receiving a pre-notice voter registration records inspection request

**Denotes pending litigation on the matter

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