The Times has a disturbing article this morning about the wholesale illegal purging of voters rolls going on in many of the swing states.
Tens of thousands of eligible voters in at least six swing states have been removed from the rolls or have been blocked from registering in ways that appear to violate federal law, according to a review of state records and Social Security data by The New York Times.
The actions have been going on in Colorado, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Nevada and North Carolina. Although the paper cannot point to specific actions by Republican officials to suppress turnout, it does draw this conclusion.
Because Democrats have been more aggressive at registering new voters this year, according to state election officials, any heightened screening of new applications may affect their party’s supporters disproportionately.
Wired Magazine has reported that many of the voter databases are built by the same folks like Diebold that brought us the electronic voting machine. I always thought the Help America Vote Act was a Republican scam to control elections. This new evidence does inspire confidence and I think The Times needs investigate further.