Democrats have largely opposed requiring voters to prove their identity by showing an ID, claiming to do so is “racist,” and that fears of voter fraud are highly exaggerated.
How, if that’s the case, do they explain the fact that Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea just found 150,000 people wrongly placed on voter rolls?
According to The Daily Caller, Rhode Island Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea has found 150,000 people wrongly placed on the state’s voter rolls, The Providence Journal reported Wednesday.
During the 2016 election, the state held a total of 781,770 registered voters. According to The Providence Journal, almost 65,000 names were cleared away since Gorbea became R.I. Sec of State in 2015. An additional 30,000 were classified as “inactive.”
Gorbea said she would not describe it as “fraud.” She added, “It’s really just inaccuracies.”
It is a difficult process to purge voters from the rolls as a result of Rhode Island law and federal law. The Providence Journal notes that if an official election mailer is sent back as undeliverable, the voter can be simply called inactive. But if the voter does not cast a ballot in the next two federal elections, that voter can be removed from the rolls.
Unbelievable, isn’t it?
To give you some perspective, the total population for the state of Rhode Island is barely over a million people. In other words, the total population that was wrongly on the voter rolls is like 10 percent, give or take a bit.
And you know what else? It had nothing to do with “the Russians.”
[This article was written by Michael Cantrell]