Controversies circulating mail-in voting intensifies as an election watchdog found that around 350,000 dead people are on voter rolls across states.
According to The Washington Free Beacon, the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) studied the nationwide voter rolls and saw massive findings.
In its report entitled American Voter Rolls Filled with Errors, Dead Voters, and Duplicate Registrations, PILF said that based upon the nationwide voter roll data late 2019, 349,773 registrants in 41 states were deceased.
For instance, New York accounted for 59,000 dead registrants while Texas has 36,000 dead registrants. From the said numbers, 14,608 voting credits occurred after the deaths of the individuals and “outside any extended early or absentee voting periods.”
New York, Michigan, California, Texas, and Florida accounted for half of the total number of deceased individuals.
The Indiana-based election integrity group said in its report that they seek to give Americans data-driven information of what is broken in the election systems and to think about ways to fix those problems and remedy the vulnerabilities.
In the same report, the group found a “startling” number of same-address duplicate registrants. The voters apparently took advantage of the extra votes in previous elections in 2016 and 2018. In the 2016 Presidential Election, 43,760 registrants across 33 states voted twice.
Logan Churchwell, Communications Director for PILF, said, “Our voter rolls have not, and will not be ready for a mail-focused election this November.”
Churchwell argued that relaxed deadlines, failure on signature verification, and ballot harvesting would result in bad voter data. He added, “The only way to absolutely avoid this nightmare is to vote in person.”
In Nevada’s largest county, PILF also found that 223,469 out of the 1.3 million mail-in ballots were sent to outdated addresses, marked as “undeliverable.”
In a June report of The Washington Free Beacon, the undeliverable ballots are about 17 percent of all ballots mailed to registered voters in Nevada Clark County. The county has 75 percent of the total population of Nevada.
New York City doesn’t fall far behind with more than 84,000 disqualified mail-in ballots.The number converts to a staggering 21% of the total voters’ population.
The New York Post reported that the said ballots arrived late, lack postmark, failed to include a voter’s signature, etc.
The push for mail-in voting largely came from the left with cash donations pouring in. They are using the pandemic as the main concern for skipping to vote in person.
NBC News earlier reported on Ford Foundation and George Soros’ Open Society working with a nonprofit wing of Way to Win, a donor network. The network raised $50 million, spread out in its battleground states including Michigan, Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Arizona.
As concerns arise on the pandemic and people are urged to skip voting in person, the findings also mounted the hesitation on absentee ballots.
With the reports of undeliverable, invalidated ballots, and dead people on voter rolls, the election result would face a controversy not dying anytime soon.