Friday, August 04, 2017 by JD Heyes
As more time passes and people begin seriously looking into the problem of voter fraud, President Donald J. Trump’s charge last November that “millions” of people may have voted illegally in the 2016 election is proving true.
A new bombshell report from the Government Accountability Institute proves why Trump was correct to appoint an Advisory Committee on Election Integrity to probe and determine the scope of voter fraud.
As reported by the Daily Signal, “the institute concluded in its report that thousands of votes in the 2016 election were illegal duplicate votes from people who registered and voted in more than one state.”
The institute, founded by “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer, was set up to “investigate and expose crony capitalism, misuse of taxpayer monies, and other governmental corruption or malfeasance.”
Obviously, one of the issues the institute takes seriously is voter fraud.
The Daily Signal noted further:
Over the last few months, the institute sought to obtain “public voter information” from every state in order to search for duplicate votes. This is the same type of information the president’s election integrity commission has requested.
With this report, we may have a clue as to why some states are resisting providing this data.
The group managed to obtain voter registration and voter history information from just 21 states; some states freely shared their information but “others impose exorbitant costs or refuse to comply with voter information requests,” the institute noted — an outrage given that voter data, while containing private information, also should be publicly verifiable so as to ensure the integrity of elections.
But of the data received from the 21 states, which represent “about 17 percent of all possible state-to-state comparison combinations,” the institute was able to compare lists and extract some alarming numbers. Using an “extremely conservative matching approach that sought only to identify two votes cast in the same legal name,” researchers discovered that 8,471 votes in 2016 were “highly likely” to be duplicates.
If that figure was extrapolated to all 50 states — again, using the conservative approach — it would amount to something like 45,000 duplicate votes. And while that isn’t the “millions” Trump claimed, we have to remember that voter registration data systems are different in each state, and some are more, shall we say, responsible with their records.
Plus, there are some states, including the most populous among them (California and New York), that are run by Left-wing Democrats who traditionally fight against any efforts to clean up and verify voter registration lists and data. Also, these states make it much easier for fraud to exist by granting privileges like driver’s licenses to non-citizens. So it is not beyond the realm of possibility that voter registration rolls in these and other states run by like-minded politicians are highly suspect.
The Daily Signal noted that the 45,000 illegal duplicate votes “is the low end of the spectrum” and would not account for other types of potential voter fraud — including voting by non-citizens and felons, as well as fraud associated with absentee ballots.
According to the Government Accountability Institute’s researchers, “the probability of correctly matching two records with the same name, birthdate, and Social Security number is close to 100 percent.” Indeed, they continued, “using these match points will result in virtually zero false positives.” (Related: President Trump claims that voter fraud is real and claims that the evidence is overwhelming.)
To put this number of fraudulent votes in perspective, Hillary Clinton won New Hampshire by fewer than 3,000 votes out of over 700,000 cast. Just this number of duplicate votes alone has the power to swing state results and, in turn, elections.
So Hillary won the electoral votes in a state she may well have lost; we don’t know because New Hampshire was one of the states that refused to turn over voter registration data to the institute.
Trump will eventually be vindicated in this — just wait and see. And the Democrats will hate it the most.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.