Voting problems in Michigan

February 14, 2020

The Washington Free Beacon reports that liberal groups and New York attorneys are rushing to Detroit to help the city fight a lawsuit that seeks to force Detroit to clean up its voter roll irregularities.

https://freebeacon.com/issues/liberal-groups-and-high-powered-lawyers-swarm-detroit-to-keep-dead-voters-on-rolls/

A recent study found that Detroit has 479,267 individuals eligible to vote and 511,786 registered voters. Those include about 500 duplicate registrations and 2500 dead people. The leftist groups are fighting the effort to purge dead, fake and ineligible voter registrations. As the article notes:

“Democrats have built a massive network of nonprofit groups, funded by George Soros and other liberal donors, to oppose Republican-backed voting initiatives such as voter identification laws. Michigan is a significant target for such efforts given its 'swing state' status; Trump won the state by just 10,000 votes in the 2016 election.”

Far be it from me to deny dead people representation, but I get tired of hearing the claim that every attempt to stop voter fraud or clean up registration rolls is an attempt to “disenfranchise” Democratic voters. The reason this so angers me is because, in fact, every fraudulent vote cast is a real case of disenfranchising a voter.

The right to vote is one of our most fundamental rights. Whenever anyone who has no legal right to vote does so anyway (or a vote is cast in someone else’s name, or someone votes more than once), that vote cancels out a legitimate vote. Some American citizen was deprived of their sacred right to have a say in their own government.

I will start believing the people fighting attempts to clean up voter rolls really care about disenfranchising voters when I see them express equal outrage over citizens’ legitimate votes being rendered nil by fraudulent ballots.

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  • Maria Coullard

    02/15/2020 09:55 AM

    I'm all for cleaning up the voting! Our country needs & deserves proper true accurate voting.

  • Michael Willmann

    02/15/2020 08:56 AM

    While voter fraud in any part of the state is not acceptable, Let's look at the bigger picture. The founders instituted the electoral to check the power of populous states to determine the president. The states don't have that process. It's one man - one vote. So, our Governor was elected by winning only 17 of the 83 counties in Michigan. This in turn has a huge effect as it applies to the Senate as well. One of the, perhaps unintended, consequences of the 17th amendment.

  • Michael Willmann

    02/15/2020 08:28 AM

    Another disturbing factor is that Michigan will be appointing a commission to redraw district boundries in the next year that will be based in part on this "questionable" data. Denying people the proper representation and voting rights will, again, be suspect.

  • Paul Cook

    02/14/2020 10:11 PM

    I’ve often wondered why Detroit can’t shake the democrat rule . It’s allowed for crooked mayors to stay in power and bleed the city poor. If all this is true trump may have won Michigan by a larger majority.

  • David R Steffes

    02/14/2020 07:43 PM

    I have believe that has been going on for years.

  • Janet VandenBerg

    02/14/2020 06:43 PM

    Definitely agree. Our county clerks and the state MUST work cohesively together not only in the Detroit and surrounding areas and across the ENTIRE STATE of MICHIGAN county by county (all 83 counties) under the same legal rules and regulations, not some rule that says the State can do whatever.

  • Joe Knight

    02/14/2020 06:24 PM

    Democrats always say that voter ID and citizenship is rascist,and against the minorities. Basically labeling them ignorant of voter laws. If the voting laws were being followed completely there would be a lot less Democrats in office. They are for no proof your a citizen, of the state,county,city that your voting in. That's to make it easier for voter fraud. And guess which party gets the extra votes. The Democrats.

  • Chrystiane Kiser

    02/14/2020 05:41 PM

    Who kidnapped our legal system!?!

  • Ken Truell

    02/14/2020 05:37 PM

    This sounds very much like the complaints from Stacy Abrams in her failed run for governor in Georgia. On what possible grounds can you argue against removing dead people from voter rolls? Is the only way for the Left to win is from help from the grave? Just asking....

  • Mike Horst

    02/14/2020 05:31 PM

    Mike, the Dems can deny that there is voter fraud when they stop passing out drivers licenses to illegals in California and New York. Now who is kidding who? The next thing you know those illegals become registered to vote as non citizens. I think of the Governors of California and New York as rogues that are absolutely bucking any federal law they decide and flaunt it! Daring the US Justice Department, Homeland Security to do anything about it. This is why Republicans must retain the White House, The Senate and take back the House. Their has been a huge movement in the last 20 years from what would be considered Godly appropriate behavior. Specifically Gay Marriage, respect for Police, Wide spread legalization use of Marijuana, people that are just plain darn lazy and won't work. Homelessness is out of control. That was not even a problem 50 to 60 years ago. What is going on? We have got to get back to Godly living principles, stop this anything goes mentality or this country is done for.

  • Pam Moores

    02/14/2020 04:20 PM

    We are from Michigan and are very scared of voter fraud. I saw a news feed that one of the women who handeled ballots threw several conservative votes in the trash. Dearborn is mostly Muslim. You would not recognize that it is an American city in Michigan!!
    Our governer and state reps are all Democrats from the east side of the state, so we are highly suspicious od Debbie Stabenow's re election. Believe voter fraud is Rampant and unless watched carefully, the Presidental election will be in peril. We need to re elect President Trump.
    God have mercy on us.

  • Sharon Burch

    02/14/2020 04:03 PM

    So what do we do about this?

  • Rodney Salisbury

    02/14/2020 02:34 PM

    I clearly understand why liberals do not want Detroit’s Voter rolls cleaned up! Everyone knows the dead always vote for liberals in every election! It is also necessary for 500 voters to be double registered, they get a vote for both sides of their lying two face.

  • Peggy Owen

    02/14/2020 02:15 PM

    If they clean up their voter registers they would lose BIG TIME because cheating is the only way they know. EVERY STATE needs to purge their rolls every 2 years minimum. Dems have been getting away with their illegal actions far too long. George Soros is a plague on our society,

  • Patricia Keesey

    02/14/2020 01:45 PM

    Pictured IDs and proof you are a legal citizen at the polls.

  • Laura Stone

    02/14/2020 12:55 PM

    There is a group that is trying to get a recall of gov Gretchen whitmer. Would you be able to help with advice?

  • Cynthia Kadoura

    02/14/2020 12:43 PM

    It is sad. I live in Michigan and believe the voter fraud should be cleared up. My vote should count

  • Steve Fannin

    02/14/2020 12:03 PM

    I believe in 2018 it was a country wide problem and that is exactly why we must have voter I.D.

  • Paulette

    02/14/2020 12:01 PM

    The Republicans need to look into these Democrat ran States that are signing up for the National Popular Vote Compact it's now at 209 when they reach 270 our Electoral vote is gone. These Democrats will do anything to steal the 2020 election not to mention illegals voting.

  • Delores Carte

    02/14/2020 11:55 AM

    All states should have to do this frequently, to keep the rolls straight. At least before a presidential election.

  • Colleen Moran

    02/14/2020 11:51 AM

    I live in Michigan. Still can’t figure how our present Governor got in. So I would like a purge before the next Presidential Election.

  • Mary Akin

    02/14/2020 11:38 AM

    Get Soras out of our Elections!!! He’s a Communist!!

  • Shannon Best

    02/14/2020 11:20 AM

    Don’t let them cheat by using a dust designed by Hillary

  • Carol Schiavo

    02/14/2020 11:07 AM

    I pray that this problem is fixed soon! I am outraged that this is allowed to happen.

  • Donna Veldheer

    02/14/2020 10:48 AM

    These voter rolls must be purged. How can anyone in Michigan trust Detroit to do anything right!!! We on the West side of the State play by the rules and we expect the same of Detroit.