Saturday, October 18, 2008

An Excess Of Voters

It seems that six counties in Alabama have more people registered to vote than they have adult citizens.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Six Alabama counties have more people registered to vote than adults of voting age.

The Birmingham News compared the state's voter registration numbers with the Census Bureau's population estimates and found more registered voters than voting-age adults in Conecuh, Greene, Lowndes, Perry, Washington and Wilcox counties.

Statewide, the voter registration rolls equal 85% of Alabama's voting age population.

The News reported that the biggest variations were in Greene and Perry counties.

Greene County had 7,540 people on its voter rolls at the end of September, but the Census Bureau estimates its adult population at 6,834.
And why could this be a problem?
After Alabama's party primaries in June, Perry County District Attorney Michael Jackson asked the FBI to investigate an unusually high voter turnout and complaints about absentee voting in the west Alabama county. The FBI has not announced any results.

Secretary of State Beth Chapman says her staff is reviewing the numbers because bloated voter rolls can provide an opportunity for election fraud.
So far there are no reports of ACORN or Obama Campaign involvement.

Actually I think Obama is just trying to assist the move to a service economy. Suppose you need voter fraud nationwide to win an an election? Now you can just contract it out to one entity instead of having to make deals with every mob in every city. Economies of scale all around and you get to exploit idealistic college kids for minimum wage. With any kind of luck a good number of those kids will get felony vote fraud convictions and then there will be only one place they can get a job. With Obama's boys or those like them. So the system to a certain extent is self replicating. Especially if it wins elections.

H/T Ace of Spades HQ

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