California’s election system is wide open for corruption

by - May 27, 2014

Election Integrity Project (EIP), a citizen-funded nonpartisan election oversight group, today released its report on California’s election system, titled The Doors Are Wide Open for California Election Corruption. The report provides an analysis of the state’s compliance with federal and state election statutes, including poor voter registration list maintenance and how lack of compliance results in suspected voter fraud. California is the only state without a federally-required “single, uniform, official, centralized, interactive, computerized statewide voter registration list”, as mandated by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). The state entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Department of Justice in 2005, which required it to “expedite” the development of a fully compliant database. The new database, to be called VoteCal, will not be completed until mid-2016, and EIP’s report casts doubt on whether VoteCal will ever be built.  Meanwhile, in a high tech state with 55 Electoral College votes and 53 U.S. House seats, California’s “official” state list is an agglomeration of 58 county lists and uses 1993 technology. Each county maintains its own rolls, resulting in lack of uniformity across counties. In some counties, there are clear violations of another federal law, Section 8 of the National Voter Registration Act, that requires accurately and timely voter list maintenance.

Source: California’s election system is wide open for corruption | Election Integrity Project

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