More than 8,000 duplicate voters on New Jersey rolls
Published on 9.6.2022
According to the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF), voter registration records in New Jersey contain more than 8,200 duplicate names, allowing a person to vote twice, as well as 61 triple entries, 7 quadruples, 3 quintuples and 1 sextuple.
“New Jersey’s voter registration system, like almost all others studied by PILF, can be abused to register a person multiple times at the same addresses with extremely similar biographical data”says the PILF analysis published on June 6.
“This is an administrative challenge that needs to be resolved as mail-in voting becomes automated. Otherwise, ‘John Doe’ and ‘John W. Doe’ will each be able to vote once, when in fact it is only one John. »
“The most common type of error, administrative/typographical error, can be as subtle as a transposition of letters. For example, Julia Rose and Juila Rose are the same person, but she has duplicate registrations with unique voter identification numbers. »
The Virginia-based PILF alerted the New Jersey Secretary of State to the issues uncovered following the analysis of voter rolls. This research was only made possible after a trial in federal court.
“Tens of thousands of other voter records have been flagged for missing or fictitious biographical information, such as birth dates. These are current and future voter registration issues that New Jersey needs to address.”says the report.
“To get to the root of the problems, PILF also filed a federal lawsuit to obtain copies of the list-keeping procedure guides after the NJSOS rejected the requests for fear of hacking risks. »
Other registration issues PILF uncovered in New Jersey rolls include nearly 2,400 people registered as active voters whose birthday makes them more than 100 years old.
“There are 2,398 people listed with a birth date of 1917 or earlier in all of New Jersey. Given that the most recent data on average life expectancy is 80.7 years in the state, the thousands of enrollees over the age of 100 deserve further investigation”says the report.
The report also found thousands of cases with inaccurate birthdates, fictitious registration dates, registration dates plus fictitious birthdates, birthdates going back centuries or in the future, such as the January 14, 2028 and September 30, 2029.
“New Jersey has some explaining to do about how it collects and maintains basic voter information. As we have already demonstrated, PILF will do everything in its power to correct often long-neglected government records,” says PILF President J. Christian Adams in the report.
Earlier this year, PILF reported similar problems with voter rolls in Arizona and North Carolina, as well as the fact that 440,000 mail-in ballots went missing or were rejected as undeliverable in Pennsylvania in 2020 and that there were 27,000 uncounted mail-in ballots in Georgia in 2020. President Joe Biden won Pennsylvania by 81,000 votes and Georgia by 11,000 votes.
In September 2020, PILF released an analysis of voter registration lists from 42 states that identified nearly 350,000 deceased voters still on the rolls in 41 states, more than half of them in just five states, New York, Texas, California, Michigan and Florida.
The analysis also identified nearly 44,000 duplicate registrants who appeared to have voted twice in 2016 and nearly 38,000 more in the 2018 ballot. Tens of thousands of these votes duplicates were made with mail-in ballots, according to PILF.
PILF’s analysis was conducted using data collected from Safeguarding America’s Votes and Elections, which “comparison tools like the PILF but also other useful data sources like the Social Security Death Registry…They can identify deceased voters and duplicates. They can identify inadmissible registrations and addresses like post offices or stores, and also people registered simultaneously in multiple states. »
New Jersey report comes after ‘2000 Mules’ release, a documentary produced by Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative columnist and film producer. D’Souza’s documentary examines how legions of left-wing political activists conducted countless mail-in ballot deposits during the 2020 election.
At least one state, Georgia, has issued subpoenas to hundreds of people who served as mules, as described in D’Souza’s production. And an Arizona sheriff, featured in the documentary, initiated an investigation that has resulted in the opening of 16 cases to date.