ROCKVILLE, MD – Sept. 1, 2014 – In late May the Virginia Voters Alliance (VVA) and Election Integrity Maryland (EIM) turned over a file to each of the State Boards of Elections containing both Virginia and Maryland data of people that appeared to be registered in both states.
The file contained 43,893 duplicate voters registered to vote in both states; an additional list identified 164 voters who apparently voted in both states during the 2012 Presidential election.
The Fairfax County Electoral Board asked for and was provided with a subset list of voters that reside in Fairfax County. VVA provided Fairfax County 10,696 duplicate registrations and identified 17 likely duplicate voters.
The Fairfax Board aggressively investigated the 17 apparent duplicate voters and sought the cooperation of the Montgomery County Board of Elections. The investigation confirmed that all 17 (being identified by their full name, DOB and SSN), demonstrating the immense value of VVA and EIM’s volunteer work linked to cleansing voter registration records.
In striking contrast to the Fairfax self-imposed initiative, the Maryland Board of Elections has yet to respond to the alert provided to them of the dual voters, nor have they communicated what it is doing or has done linked to its obligation to exercising due diligence to investigate, report, and prosecute evidence of illegal or fraudulent voting practices set forth in federal law and the voting procedures of the United States.
This latest data underscores the continued calls for Maryland and Virginia to correct and update its current system to ensure flagrant dual registrations and other paths to fraudulent electoral behaviors are eliminated. When one considers that this joint endeavor by two states identified close to 44,000 dual registrations the full impact of our “mobile society” is certain to have a negative bearing on 48 other states.
By way of background, the VVA obtained the voter data for the SBE of Virginia and Maryland and the data was loaded onto a powerful server maintained by rVotes in Rhode Island. As of this press release, neither board has provided EIM or VVA with updates regarding the status of these parallel investigations. The VVA group has been asked by several more counties in Virginia to help them in challenging their local boards in investigating duplicate registrations and voters in their county. VVA has also been asked by several states on the eastern seaboard to conduct additional private crosscheck investigations., The Brennen Center will have to change their talking points … again.
A year or so ago they had to stop claiming that Voter Fraud did not exist because there were too many reported cases identified by voter integrity groups like the VVA and EIM and conservative media like Fox News and Watchdog-Virginia.
A common misconception is that voter fraud only occurs between Democrats and Republicans. That is not true. There is Republican-on-Republican voter fraud, as evidenced by what went on in Mississippi in the Cochran/McDaniel Senate primary race, as well as the slating of conservatives in Virginia. Marylanders, and indeed the American people, need to insist that we have open and honest elections and fraud-resistant laws. Otherwise, public trust in our election system will be forsaken and our Constitutional Republic in jeopardy.
About Election Integrity Maryland (EIM) Election Integrity Maryland (EIM) is a non-partisan, non-profit volunteer citizen initiative dedicated to upholding free and fair elections as a 501 (c) (4) organization. EIM exists to promote integrity throughout the voting process in Maryland, thereby enhancing the public’s confidence in its voting franchise in local, state and federal elections. EIM routinely works to support the efforts of Maryland’s various Boards of Elections in their effort to maintain voter integrity, as well as the interests of Maryland voters. For more information about EIM, please visit: www.ElectionIntegrityMaryland.com