How Felons Who Vote Can Tip an Election
October 20, 2008
How much does your vote count? According to FoxNews, not as much as it should. Fox news reports some frightening statistics on fraudulent names on the rolls of registered voters. Included in the statistics they cite are:
— ACORN has signed up 1.3 million people this year in a massive registration drive in 18 swing states, with people being reregistered dozens of times.
— A Government Accountability Office study indicates that 3 percent of people called for jury duty from voter registration rolls are not U.S. citizens.
— Across the country there are counties were more people are registered to vote than the adult population living there. In Indianapolis, the number of registered voters is 5 percent more than the number of adults living in the city.
While ACORN's fraudulent voter registration has been all over the media, little attention has been paid to the serious problem of of the tens of thousands of felons who registered to vote in state after state. An investigation by the Sun Sentinel newspaper in Florida found 30,000 felons registered to vote.
Washington state has removed 11,610 felon registrations from the voter rolls over the last three years, but the number of felons registering seems to be overwhelming its efforts. Seattle’s KIRO-TV reported this week that nearly 24,000 criminals are active voters, including many felons who shouldn't be voting.