Michigan Election Integrity Patriots Challenge 22,027 Suspicious Voters – Over 475,000 Voter Records Challenged
The Michigan primary election is Tuesday, August 2nd. One group of Michigan Patriots believe that over 22,000 voters could be easily cleaned off the state’s voter files and are actively challenging these potentially fraudulent voters.
There are an estimated 8.1 million voters on the Michigan election rolls. 1.3 million absentees went out so far in the August primary, of which 68% or 883,901 have been returned so far. Michigan has no-reason absentee voting.
And one group of patriots, staffed with volunteers and donor money, has done the election integrity work the government is paid to perform by finding and identifying 22,027 people who no longer live in Michigan and yet are still able to request and receive ballots.
The 501(c)4 non-partisan volunteer group is the Election Integrity Fund and Force, has they have been actively investigating the November 2020 election results and reporting their findings.
To date their findings include:
- Three sitting Michigan legislators had their votes “lost“
- Democrat Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s voting history was changed after the election
- Republican candidate for Secretary of State Kristina Karamo’s vote was “lost“
- 131 precincts across the state outside of Detroit that implausibly reported no in-person voting in November 2020
- 55,132 in-person votes that were either not reported to the QVF as of election night or reported substantially after the election
- 4 million voter history records were altered after the election
Over 475,000 voter records have so far been challenged by the Election Integrity Force. The group performed the work by comparing the Michigan Qualified Voter File, often referred to as the “QVF” which lists every registered voter in the state and denotes their voting history, with the National Change of Address data maintained by the United States Postal Service from March 2022.
The group’s argument is that these 22,027 people have a problem with their voter record and that problem should be investigated by the election clerks.
“We knew there would be some variance and there might be a few that have reasonable exceptions, but we let the clerks know about all of these issues because it’s ultimately the clerk’s job to determine if there’s something wrong with the voter record,” Sandy Kiesel, Executive Director of the Election Integrity Force, said. “We wanted to err on the side of getting it right, and getting the clerk to review these ballots is critical to election integrity in Michigan. Volunteers shouldn’t have to clean up our voter rolls, but here we are.”
Kiesel reported that one of the notorious issues from the November 2020 election, where voters were listed as having a “1/1/1900” birthdate was still significantly found throughout the voter file. The government and its allies in the mainstream media tried to brush that concern away by saying those were ‘placeholder’ birthdates for voters who were newly registered voters.
Kiesel said, “If those were placeholders, then why weren’t they fixed within the last two years? If they were placeholders, then who has bothered to verify whether these people are legal citizens and voters under the law? The state of our voter file is horrible and we need to stay focused on cleaning it up since there are so many powerful forces who want a chaotic voter file.”
Four primary types of suspicious voters are being challenged by the EIF group:
- Chain of custody problems: where there is something wrong in their voter records such as impossible birthdates
- Major Date Errors: People whose absentee ballots were recorded as having been received by the clerks before they were sent
- People Who Have Moved out of State: Using the national change of address data, challenging voters whose mailing address doesn’t match their ballot address
- Inactive voters: If an individual hadn’t voted in the last 6 years, but chose to receive an absentee, a situation the group says is ripe for identify theft and voter fraud.
“I personally know people who moved to Arizona in 2006, and are still registered and able to vote in Michigan. After 15 years they are still able to receive Michigan absentee ballots. They have never been challenged, even though they should have been removed from the voter rolls over a decade ago,” said Joanne Bakale, state lead of the Voter Verification Project for the Election Integrity Force.
“The risk is that someone steals their identity and chooses to vote on their behalf. Fortunately that happens to these people, but in our unreleased canvass, we have run into several people who did have their identities stolen in 2020 and those stolen identities were used to vote in the election. Our canvass has shown that there are phantom registrations in households meaning they aren’t in the home, and in other households there are phantom voters which is someone who is registered and living there and whose ballots were voted but they swear they did not vote. We have a serious problem with the Qualified Voter File in Michigan.”
Bakale added, “There are 7 million driver’s licenses in Michigan where there’s no major rail system or mass transit, yet there are 8.1 million people registered to vote. There are probably 1.5 million people registered to vote in Michigan who shouldn’t be, the accurate number of valid voter registrations should be 6.5 million people, that many legitimate voters.”
One Republican data vendor who was concerned about losing business to go on the record, had an alternative interpretation of the findings however: “There are a lot of reasons someone might put in an NCOA, that means where you want your mail to go. These might be college students or a young professional moving out of their house. They could be ‘snowbirds’ or people who live in cold Michigan in the summer, and warm Florida in the winter.”
EIF data lead Bakale added, “Between ‘2000 Mules’ and then on top of that the fairly systemic issues in the Qualified Voter File, I definitely think there are major election problems in Michigan. What we’re seeing here is a combination of problems in the voter file, we’ve tried to take all ‘noise’ out of the data and not complain about college-aged transients or others like that. We’ve made 15,468 law enforcement referrals for people who are illegally voting, these are the people who are the most suspicious. In no case has law enforcement said these were college kids or retirees who live in two places.“
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Author: Ben Wetmore