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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Analysis: 200,000+ non-existent Detroiters registered to vote

    By Nick, Section News
    Posted on Tue Apr 07, 2009 at 07:53:15 AM EST
    Tags: Fraud, ACORN, Detroit, Secretary of State, Brown, McManus, Norlander (all tags)

    Check out these numbers courtesy of this morning's Ivory Tower:

    Detroiters 18 and older: 603,000

    National voter registration: 67.6%

    National African American voter registration: 60.7%

    Projected Detroit voter registration: 375,000 (approx.)

    Number of bad registrations flagged for removal: 47,000

    Total projected voter roll plus acknowledged bad entries: 422,000 (approx.)

    Detroiters registered to vote: 633,000

    Phantom voters: 211,000


    Yep.  You read it here first, boys and girls.  According to the best projections, historical records, census and registration figures there are somewhere in the neighborhood of 211,000 voter ID cards floating around the Motor City that have no business even existing.  

    The Tower goes to great lengths to explain away the fact that more registered voters exist than eligible  voters, highlighting ad nauseam the problems with federal law that require bad voter registrations to remain on the books for two federal election cycles before being removed (that 47K number above) but never does the rest of the arithmetic.

    211,000 phantom voters.  

    Here are a few more numbers to consider, from the top of the ticket...

    2008 General Election results-
    DEM: 96.93%
    GOP: 2.65%

    2006 General Election results-
    DEM: 95.05%
    GOP: 4.33%

    2004 General Election results-
    DEM: 93.61%
    GOP: 5.93%

    I'll say it again... 211,000 phantom voters.  211,000 phantom voters in a city that has spent the last two election cycles going more than 95/5 for the Left.

    I'm just glad I'm not the only person who thinks that's a problem.  In exclusive interviews with RightMichigan, 2010 Secretary of State candidates Cameron Brown, Michelle McManus and Anne Norlander each expressed concern about the integrity of registration rolls and groups like ACORN who have been caught red handed registering everyone from Mickey Mouse to Daffy Duck in cities across the country.

    The Democrats argue that very few bad registrations make it all the way to City clerks, but I (don't) know 211,000 non-existant Detroiters who'd take issue with that claim.

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    Odd (none / 0) (#1)
    by Rougman on Tue Apr 07, 2009 at 10:16:27 AM EST
    Isn't it odd how so much emphasis is placed on the disenfranchised voter while concern over voters who have their votes illegitimately neutralized registers nary a blip on the landscape.  

    The one person screaming "I've been denied my right to vote" gets the newspaper ink, the television camera, and the attention of the NPR socialists.  Of course, (in recent years at least) once the investigation has taken place, a vast majority of these claims have proven to be unfounded regardless of where the claims have been made.

    Meanwhile, poor little old me can potentially have my vote canceled out 200,000 times over.  

    It is called social progress.

    Voter Registration (none / 0) (#3)
    by wctaxpayer on Tue Apr 07, 2009 at 11:06:41 AM EST
    How dare you challenge the voter registration of 211,000 people. The election process in Detroit is just fine thank you. Just like the other services, decisions, and elected officials, Detroit runs like a well tuned car. The model for all cities can not be challenged.

    The people of Detroit desrve better.
    Rose Bogaert, Chair Wayne County Taxpayers Association, Inc.

    Non-existent Voters (none / 0) (#4)
    by Bruce on Tue Apr 07, 2009 at 11:55:28 AM EST
    The answer is really quite simple... Detroit has an unpublicized automatic voter registration process:  

    You have to opt-out to not be registered.  

    You are, by default, registered as a Democratic Party voter.  

    Your votes are automatically cast for the Democratic Party unless you opt out.  

    You are not required to be physically present or submit absentee ballots for your votes to be counted.  

    It is the Democratic way.

    Fraud or government stupidity? (none / 0) (#5)
    by goppartyreptile on Tue Apr 07, 2009 at 02:48:50 PM EST
    I don't doubt, and I do understand, the POTENTIAL problems this could cause... but the question really should be, did any of these people vote?

    I checked the Wayne County and Detroit's clerk website briefly, and didn't find actual election numbers for last year's election.  Or any other... but I didn't look too hard.

    Has anyone matched votes cast to eligible voters?

    That would prove fraud... not this.  I live in a little township in Ingham County, and I"m sure our rolls are off for the same reasons explained in the article.  

    So, is this a determined effort at "voter fraud" or is it just an example of typical government book keeping?  You know, the same types of people that send re-enlistment paperwork to soldiers that are KIA?

    I've been in the military, and worked in the government.  And you would be astounded by the stupidity and group thinking that permeates all bureaucracies... and allows things like this to happen.  Above and beyond any rules that keep voters on the rolls for 2 cycles to keep local governments from purging voters.

    Good catch by Nick, and this deserves to be talked about, but my concern is the random comments I'm starting to see bubble up around the internet... namely, that fraud was committed, and this is why we lose elections.

    To the first point, this shows potential issues, but nowhere is it even alleged that these people, or non-people, voted.  We need evidence before we smear democrats.

    To the second point, if there were 40 people in the city of Detroit, the democrats would get 95% of the vote.  That's just demographics...

    Reading into this with a self satisfied "I told you so" reinforces the GOP's excuse making on why we are losing elections.  It is our actions, not theirs, that has caused our slump.  

    Not shocked in the least (none / 0) (#7)
    by Republican Michigander on Wed Apr 08, 2009 at 09:23:29 AM EST
    And for some reason, the number of dem votes in Detroit keep going up......raw numbers, not just percentages.

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