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6 AL Counties – More Voters Than People

From Alabama’s Birmingham News:

Six Alabama counties have more enrolled voters than people of voting age

Elections chief cites potential for fraud

Friday, October 17, 2008

KIM CHANDLER

MONTGOMERY – Six Alabama counties have more people on their voting rolls than they do people of voting age, according to voter registration numbers and U.S. Census Bureau estimates.

The curious statistic could be the result of a surge in new registrations added to voter rolls that have not been purged of people who moved, said local election officials. But the state’s top elections chief said Thursday she’s concerned that bloated rolls could leave opportunity for Election Day fraud.

“I can’t say it’s impossible that 100 percent of adults in five or six counties are registered to vote. But it is improbable,” Secretary of State Beth Chapman said.

Chapman said she has asked her staff to take a closer look at the county registrations.

The counties that have more people on the voting rolls than they do voting-age residents, according to a News analysis, were Conecuh, Greene, Lowndes, Perry, Washington and Wilcox.

The highest percentages were in Greene and Perry counties. Both had more people on the voting rolls than voting-age residents, even when only the active voter list was taken into account, and not the inactive list. Under state law, people who don’t vote for four years are moved to an inactive voter list. Inactive voters are removed from the rolls if they don’t vote in two consecutive federal elections and don’t respond to attempts to contact them by mail.

Greene County had 7,540 voters on its rolls in September, according to registration figures from Chapman’s office. But the county has only 6,834 adults 18 and older, according to 2007 estimates from the Census Bureau.

Perry County had 8,517 voters on its rolls in September. The county has 7,635 adults 18 and older, according to 2007 estimates from the Census Bureau.

Perry County Board of Registrars Chairwoman Lucy Kynard said she wasn’t sure why registration would outpace the population estimate. Kynard said the rolls are updated regularly, such as removing voters who have died or registered elsewhere.

The county has had a surge in registrations for both the presidential race and a hotly contested mayoral race. Earlier this year, the district attorney in Perry County asked the FBI to investigate an unusually high turnout and absentee voting in the June primary

The counties with 100 percent registration are some of Alabama’s least populous, so an error in the population estimate or a few extra voters on the rolls would have a bigger impact statistically than in larger counties.

Chapman said even a small problem on the rolls is still a problem. Some elections in the state have been decided by fewer than half a dozen votes, she pointed out.

Counties across Alabama have been seeing unusually high voter registration in recent months, testimony to the interest in the Nov. 4 presidential election. The last day to register to vote in the election is Oct. 24.

Coincidentally, the self-same Kim Chandler filed this article with the Birmingham News only yesterday:

ACORN not active in Alabama

Insufficient staff cited

Thursday, October 16, 2008

KIM CHANDLER

MONTGOMERY – Controversial voter registration group ACORN has not been active in Alabama this election season, a spokesman said.

The Birmingham office of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, ACORN, is closed. Alabama has not been one of the two dozen states where the group pushed to sign up voters in advance of the 2008 election, ACORN Communications Director Charles D. Jackson said.

“We don’t have the staff in Alabama to do that,” Jackson said…

Mind you, this is according to an ACORN spokesman. However, it would appear that the phones at the Alabama ACORN offices have been disconnected.

But ACORN may have closed their offices after they felt that their work there was done.

In any case, isn’t it curious that a reporter would first check to see if ACORN is active in their state before reporting a story about suspect voter registration?

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, October 17th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

18 Responses to “6 AL Counties – More Voters Than People”

  1. Sharps Rifle says:

    I have a strong feeling that Obama would lose a fair race massively, but with the fraud perpetrated by the ‘rat Party and their media wing, he’ll end up getting into office, but I also suspect that his outsized ego will be his undoing.

    The people in this country who treasure their liberties won’t go quietly into the night of Dumbo’s socialist hell…Americans fight, and my sense is that this country is on the verge of a second civil war, brought to you by the same creeps who gave you the first one: The Democrats.

  2. 1sttofight says:

    What else that is funny is that all those counties have a black majority population.

  3. Liberals Demise says:

    You mean the DEAD people aren’t really dead? They have one more vote in them!! If you see an ACORN van trolling the cemetaries, they are pandering to the dead vote!

  4. DW says:

    …those that hate blacks will do anything to block Barack Obama or any black person from being the chief commander of this country.

    Ah- the race card. What an innovative idea! Yawwwn….
    Hey genius, check the archives and see how many people on this site would have loved to have seen Condoleeza Rice run for president.

    I thank God for those white and other nationalities…

    White’s a nationality???
    Wow.

    Next…

    (PS: it’s Commander in Chief – not chief commander)

  5. JohnMG says:

    thelight; ……..”Let’s face it 60% of the United States even in 2008 have no love for the black race…..”

    ……..”to try and stop what is about to take place in the United States……”

    So which is it, idiot? Is Obama going to be elected with only 40% of the vote?
    Or is the other 80% going to put him over the top? Personally, I wouldn’t trust the guy to watch my plate of spaghetti at a church social, much less with the presidency. But I guess it’s all about race.

    You remind me of the CFL’s I’ve installed in my home. The light only comes on several moments after the switch is thrown. What a dim bulb you reveal yourself to be.

  6. 1republicanscientist says:

    “Let’s face it 60% of the United States even in 2008 have no love for the black race and they don’t hide it until its beneficial for them and they still have a hard time doing it then”….or, another way to see it, what is the percentage of black folks that have no love for the white folks? I would say close to 61%. racism is racism no matter how you try to polish up the turd.

  7. Exeter says:

    thelight – just hold on to your fragile little feelings for a minute, and engage your brain. (I’ll give you a minute). Ready? Okay, now read the following, slowly and carefully: “THERE ARE MORE VOTER REGISTRATIONS THAN THERE ARE VOTERS”. Read it again if you didn’t pick up on it the first time. It’s not a white vs black thing, or a poor vs rich thing, or an Obama vs McCain thing; it’s not even a Democrat vs Republican thing (although that could be debated). This is a MATH thing – and very basic math at that. Math is not subject to feelings or opinions or what you think ought to be – math is absolute. Now, once it dawns on you that nothing can have more than 100% of itself, let us know.

  8. Lipstick on a PIAPS says:

    “60 % of the United States have no love for the Black Race”?!?! Well, it’s actually 90% of the United States have NO TOLERANCE to cheating, lying, stealing and adherence to an inferior culture! Uh oh, guess who that includes? LMAO

  9. Anonymoose says:

    There was something on the news tonight:

    http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5ikYB8JdfqxiyEAUfLaC0KtMmMd_Q

    Barack Obama’s campaign accused rival John McCain of using a false crusade against voter fraud to suppress legitimate votes Friday as battles over who ought to be able to cast a ballot in the November 4 election intensified.

    The Obama campaign’s top lawyer, Bob Bauer, accused Republicans of recklessly “plotting” to suppress legitimate votes and to “sow confusion and harass voters and complicate the process for millions of Americans

    So here we go again. I would say Obama must be worried to be at this point in the election and doing so well in the polls to start complaining the evil Repubs have it out for him. As in maybe the Federal investigation of ACORN could be on to something. Then again maybe he just really needs Mickey Mouse’s vote.

    And thelight, well, people like you are the problem. Is it 60% of whites, or maybe 65%? How about 70%? Did you take a poll, or does it matter? How do you decide they’re hiding it until it’s beneficial?

    Or to put it another way, I think you made up a random quote.

    Does it concern you at all that there are more registrations than voters? How is investigating that a problem—shouldn’t the system operate within the law? Or would you only approve if it was Republicans allegedly doing the fraud?

    I suspect whatever anyone may say will fall on deaf ears, not because you are beyond reason, but because you are flame baiting and feeling you pulled a clever one. Prove me wrong if you want.

  10. sheehanjihad says:

    Now, once it dawns on you that nothing can have more than 100% of itself, let us know.

    I know I know!! OBAMA~!!! He actually believes it too! as for what’s his troll up there….it’s late, I’m tired, and you suck. Get your falsified BS the hell out of here….and I cannot wait to see how many people are “thanking barak hussein obama” when you finally see that words do not actions make. You are what will make his failures worthwhile. You will sit there for days and ponder how it could happen. I will laugh at ignorance on parade. You are not bright, and you are asked to leave with Elvis.

  11. 1sttofight says:

    Apparently thelight is from Greene county. The poorest and the most black county in Alabama.

    Anyone else see the connection?

  12. sheehanjihad says:

    Anyone else see the connection? lets see 1st….connect Stu…and….pid. thelight….stu pid. yeah, I see it!

  13. JohnMG says:

    How about we require everyone to dunk their finger in purple dye, ala Iraq, immediately upon voting? Of course we’d have to allow for yellow dye for those voters “of color”. Then again, that might be construed as ‘racial profiling’, but it has to be better than cutting off ears, or various and sundry other body parts to keep people from voting more than once.

    Hmmmm. Now that I think of it, I may just be on to something…….

  14. 1sttofight says:

    Good idea John except ACORN would be set up just outside the door with gallons of ink remover…

  15. sheehanjihad says:

    And I would be outside with a Barrett “Acorn remover”.

  16. 1sttofight says:

    And I would be outside with a Barrett “Acorn remover”.

    LOL,,, Maybe we could take turns that way we would not get to tired.

  17. JohnMG says:

    They might, 1st, at least until they realized what they had in hand and began either sniffing or drinking the ink remover.

  18. Liberals Demise says:

    Great ideas from one and all as to the dilima of “thelight” and its burnt out bulb!
    Maybe we should start the “Gene Pool” cleansing with,”THAT ONE”!
    Haste makes waste Mr. 1sttofight……let us take our time and savor the moment…….


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