Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Oregon in Violation of National Voter Registration Act

Update: Here's a link to the report on Oregon's failure to remove anyone from its voting records due to death. See page 62 of the report (page 68 of the pdf).
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Oregon is in violation of the National Voter Registration Act.
. . . Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act . . . requires states to remove ineligible voters from their registration rolls — people who have died or moved away, and felons who have not yet had their voting rights restored. The longer such names remain on a registration list, the greater the chances that a fraudulent vote will be cast in their names.
For the period 2006 to 2008 Oregon didn't remove a single dead voter.
[Christian] Adams’s letters [of warning to non-compliant states] are based in part on a report filed with Congress by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission in June 2009 on the impact of the NVRA. It includes voter-registration statistics from the states for 2006–2008. This data shows some amazing results. For example, Adams says, there must be a fountain of youth in states such as Maryland, Arkansas, Massachusetts, Oregon, and Tennessee: None of them removed a single dead voter during that two-year reporting period.
Oregon Secretary of State incompetence? Corruption? Your call.

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