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California’s on-line voter registration system lacks sufficient safeguards and enables voting fraud

Over 6,000 duplicate registrations generated on line in just nine counties,
with over 100 appearing to vote twice on November 6, 2012.

SANTA CLARITA, CA. April 14, 2014 - Election Integrity Project (EIP), a citizen-funded nonpartisan election oversight group, today reported on its analysis of 2012-2013 on-line voter registrations in nine counties. California’s on-line registration system was authorized by Governor Brown and launched September 19, 2012, one month before the registration cut-off date for the 2012 Presidential Election. News reports at that time suggested that on-line voter registration was implemented to boost college-age registrations and help pass the Proposition 30 tax increase that was on the ballot. More than 500,000 Californians registered on line during that period.

EIP’s analyses of voter lists in nine counties show that the on-line registration system lacks sufficient safeguards to prevent duplications of existing voters. The organization found that 6,080 persons duplicated their voter registrations using the on-line system. Over 4,500 of these duplicates occurred in Los Angeles County. Unfortunately, the duplications were not identified and cleared up by officials before the 2012 election and they were still on the counties’ books as of summer-fall 2013. While voters may not have purposely duplicated their registrations, the system should have prevented the duplication of already-registered persons.
 
In addition to the 6,080 duplicates generated via the on-line system, 113 of these suspected duplicated registrants appear to have voted twice on November 6, 2012. Almost half of these suspected double voters were college age (18-24), who were targeted for on line registration and Proposition 30 support in that election.
 
EIP President Linda Paine stated, “With serious list maintenance deficiencies in California counties and no single, statewide voter registration database in place, it was shocking that the Governor chose to authorize an online voter registration system that would potentially disenfranchise legitimate voters by ultimately enabling double voting.”
 
EIP has submitted the duplicate registrations and suspected double voters to county election officials for investigation. California’s chief election officer, Secretary of State Debra Bowen, has also been notified. There has been no response to EIP’s expressed concerns about the on-line voter registration system from any election official, including Bowen and Los Angeles Co. Registrar Dean Logan. Additionally, EIP knows of only one EIP-reported case of unlawful voting that has been referred to law enforcement by election officials.
 
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