February 21, 2024

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Study Suggests Thousands of Cases of Double Voting in 2016

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For a problem that many say doesn’t exist, there sure are a lot of recognized cases of voter fraud–or double voting–as a recent study found.

The Government Accountability Institute analyzed data from 21 states and found 7,271 ballots cast in more than one state by individuals with the same name, middle initial, birthdate and partial Social Security number. The data also revealed 1,200 double votes from within the same state.

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach serves as vice chair of the Presidential Commission on Election Integrity.

The available information accounts for 17 percent of state-to-state combinations. Their data comprised information on approximately 75 million people on voter rolls. One GAI consultant said the probability of correctly matching two records of the same name, birthdate, and Social Security number is close to 100 percent.

“Using these match points will results in virtually zero false positives from the actual matching process,” the report explains.

Double voting–or casting multiple ballots in the same election in different states–is voter fraud, but there are no private or government agencies that compare voter rolls to detect fraud.GAI’s findings do not prove voter fraud, because the data cannot rule out election official error or voter identity theft.

According to its report, the GAI tried to get voter information from all 50 states, but voter rolls were not made available from all states. The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity is seeking similar data in order to improve election integrity. However, many states have resisted turning over the requested voter roll information. The commission’s vice chair is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.

GAI was founded by Peter Schweizer, a best-selling author and senior editor-at-large of Breitbart News. GAI’s mission is to investigate and expose crony capitalism, misuse of taxpayer funding and other governmental corruption.




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