You still haven’t checked your registration, have you? You don’t think you’ve been purged, do you? Well, sit back and let me tell you some real Halloween tales.
From US Politics Today:
Start with the fact that 39 states already have purged 13 million voters off the voters’ rolls since 2004.
Yes, you heard that right. At least 13 million voters have been purged from the rolls since 2004. That’s 10% of the 120 million votes cast in 2004 and twice as many voters than have just been added through massive registration drives.
In many states, the number of names dropped from the voters’ lists has been breathtaking: 17% in Colorado, 15% in Washington State, 14% in New York, 13% in Nevada, 10% in Missouri.
From the Washington Post:
Thousands of voters across the country must reestablish their eligibility in the next three weeks in order for their votes to count on Nov. 4, a result of new state registration systems that are incorrectly rejecting them.
College senior Kyla Berry was looking forward to voting in her first presidential election, even carrying her voter registration card in her wallet.
But about two weeks ago, Berry got disturbing news from local election officials.
“This office has received notification from the state of Georgia indicating that you are not a citizen of the United States and therefore, not eligible to vote,” a letter from the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections said.
But Berry is a U.S. citizen, born in Boston, Massachusetts. She has a passport and a birth certificate to prove it.
Advancement Project, a national voter protection organization, and others filed a lawsuit on behalf of Colorado Common Cause, Mi Familia Vota, a non-partisan civic engagement campaign, and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) against Colorado Secretary of State, Mike Coffman, to challenge an illegal purges and cancellation practices that apparently have removed between 16,000 and 30,000 voters from Colorado’s rolls.
From CBS News:
And here’s a happy one so you can sleep tonight:
Some purged voters in Colorado are taking matters into their own hands.
The state canceled JP Morris’ voter registration because she had not voted in three consecutive general elections. The last time she voted was in 2000.
“I’ve lived in the same county and city since 1992. I’ve received three jury summons this year alone, so I’m not off the grid,” said Morris.
She was initially told she could not vote in this election. But on Tuesday she went to the Arapahoe County DMV location at Chambers and Alameda and was reinstated in less than 15 minutes. She can now vote in this election.
No zombies, no zombies, no zombies…BOO! Go to VotersUnite.org and find out how to check your registration in your state.