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"The Gateway to Election Fraud is the Rolls"

Catherine Englebrecht - Bannon’s War Room 08/24/23

These are two of the safeguards to keep our elections a model of integrity.  When they are neglected, criminality sets in"
Lawful Voter Registration and well policed Voter Rolls

At a time in our nation’s history which is fraught with so many accusations and counter-accusations, following two elections surrounded by unprecedented events (the timely arrival of a worldwide pandemic resulting in massive increases in mail-in voting, countless sworn affidavits of witnesses to wrong-doing, dismissal of election challenges in the courts without viewing the evidence, the January 6th Rally, the indictments of President Trump, etc.) we at The South Florida Conservative decided to take a closer look at one aspect of elections that has generated a lot of controversy - Voter Rolls (VR).

How accurate is our VR in Broward County? If there are any mistakes, how prolific are they? Is there any evidence of intentional wrong-doing? If there are any errors would they, or could they, result in any changes to election results?

A quick explanation is needed at this point for the term “Phantom Voter” (PV): This term generally refers to a concept of fictitious or fraudulent voters on electoral rolls. Phantom voters are individuals who are either not eligible to vote or do not exist but are somehow included on voter registration lists. This can occur for various reasons and may be associated with electoral fraud or poor controls. Here are some key points related to phantom voters:

Types of Phantom Voters: Ineligible Individuals: These could be deceased persons (a PV in the literal sense), non-residents, or individuals who have lost their voting rights due to legal reasons (felony convictions). Fictitious Persons: These are completely made-up identities that appear on voter rolls but do not represent real individuals.

Dubious Addresses: A person at an address that cannot be classified as a residence, e.g. a bank, a restaurant, a commercial property, etc. PVs sometimes live at addresses that cannot receive mail, e.g., an empty lot, the space between houses or a public park

Causes: Administrative Errors: Sometimes, errors in the voter registration processes can lead to the inclusion of ineligible or non-existent individuals on voter rolls. Fraud: In some cases, phantom voters may be intentionally added to manipulate election outcomes or increase the apparent support for a particular candidate or party.

Detection and Prevention: Election authorities employ various methods to detect and prevent phantom voters. This may involve regular audits of voter registration lists, cross-referencing with other databases (such as death records), and implementing identity verification measures at the polling stations. [see ERIC below]

Consequences: The presence of phantom voters can undermine the integrity of elections and erode public trust in the electoral process. It can also result in inaccurate election outcomes. Legal actions may be taken against individuals or groups responsible for adding phantom voters to registration lists.

It might be useful at this point to see what the Florida Division of Elections at the Department of State says about Active Voters and reasons for their removal from the VR:

Removed- Active – the number of active voters who were removed because:

Voter was determined to be ineligible (e.g., adjudication of mental incapacity without voting rights restored, felony conviction without voting rights restored, death, not a U.S. citizen, did not list a valid Florida residence, determined to be fictitious person)

Voter moved out of state and either the voter or the out-of-state election official notifies the State or the Supervisor of Elections

Ok, let’s now take a look at the voter roll (VR) for Broward County.

There are 1,256,389 names on the VR that we used [1] all of whom are Active Voters (ACT) and this represents the total number of potential votes in any election at the time of its publication.

The population of the county is approximately 1,940,000 [3]. This means, using the most common method for calculating the percentage of registered voters, we have a registration rate of:

Number of Registered Voters/Total Population for a specific area: 1,256,389/1,940,000 = 64.8% of the total population.

However, this percentage is misleading and is often deliberately presented this way so that the turn out rate at an election is more believable to the general population and in order to hide a potentially more sinister intention. A low percentage like this justifies efforts made to “improve” voter registration and masks large increases in new registrations and voters as was seen in the 2020 General Election. However, a distinction needs to be made between “The Population”, Voting Age Persons (VAP) and Voting Eligible Persons (VEP).

clean up the voter rolls!

The total population for Broward County as shown above includes children and teenagers under the age of 18 (20.5%) [4], non-citizens who are not eligible to vote (13.3%) [4] and other ineligible persons like felons or people who are diagnosed with mental incapacity. All of the above account for approximately 610,000 of the total population leaving us with a figure of 1,330,000 potential voters or VEP.

That means approximately 75,000 persons are out there and are currently unregistered to vote!

Numerous efforts are reported to be underway to find these people and get them registered in time for the next election. This figure may seem quite high and pose a formidable task (128 people per day from the date of the VR we used), however, we were able to do an extensive analysis of past registration data from the VR and discovered the following number of new registrations for the respective federal election years:

2012 70,433

2016 78,511

2020 90,740

So, it’s doable because it’s been done in the past! 12,159 new registrations were made in the month preceding the 2020 election. We took a look at the run up to the 2020 election and found some very interesting data. Florida election law states that registration closes “29 days before” an election [5].

However, there’s a bit of confusion here because should you include election day in the calculation or start the count backwards from the day before? Anyway, we decided October 5th, 2020 should have been the last day for registration and on that day a whopping 3,714 people submitted their registrations. An additional 2,133 registrations were entered on October 6th! Wow, the clerks at the Supervisor of Elections office must have been busy on those days - imagine the overtime pay! An additional 5,396 people registered in the 29 day window prior to November 3rd 2020 plus 916 on election day itself. That’s an amazing total of 12,159 new registrations in the month before the election. We wondered if these people were allowed to vote as they are tagged as Active Voters (ACT) on the VR? Interestingly, people continued to register in the days immediately following the election - 373 in the week after.

There are voters living in 125 countries outside of the USA We found voters living as far away as Australia and New Zealand (244), China and Hong Kong (87), throughout Europe (1,908), one each in Namibia and Rwanda, hundreds in Central and South America but none in either Inner or Outer Mongolia. In total the number of registered voters living abroad but voting in Broward is 5,787 and 776 of them live in Canada.

We want the candidates that we vote for, not who you give us
Ethical Voting

We have “residents” living in every US State. They total 17,858. Interestingly, if you’ve been following the work of the The Gateway Pundit on potential voter registration fraud [6] you will have heard of the city of Muskegon in Michigan. Well, we found one of its residents on our VR. He is the owner of a cab company in Muskegon and we wondered why he’s still registered to vote here following his move back to Michigan in 2018? We have further research to do in this area to ascertain whether any of these people are also registered to vote in their home states. The highest numbers are 2,682 in New York, 2,005 in North Carolina, and 1,742 in California

There are more than 6,000 people with registered addresses in over 160 Floridian cities outside Broward County. This is an obvious one, but, why are they registered here and do they vote in other counties in Florida too?

The reason for listing all of the above figures for people abroad or throughout the USA (29,000+) is that not only does it seem peculiar they are on our VR but also because many of them will potentially receive an absentee ballot at their place of residence outside of Florida. Huh, Mail-in Ballots - What could possibly go wrong there?

N.B. We did not include any members of the military or diplomatic missions in any of the above figures

There are 250 people older than the oldest living Floridian. The oldest person living in Florida is Anna Natella [7] who is 110 years old. She resides in an assisted living facility in Fort Myers and has lived in that city since moving there in 2009 after selling her property in Pompano Beach. Imagine our surprise when we found her name on our VR 14 years later and still an active voter! We took a sampling of 50 names out of the 250 people on our VR who are older than Anna. We discovered the final resting place for 32 of them with photographs for many of their respective headstones [8]; 17 had no further records available and one may still be alive somewhere in New York at 117 years of age (quick someone notify the Guiness Book of World Records). One of them passed away more than 30 years ago but is still an active voter and who has presumably managed to vote in every election since. We wondered if his relatives were aware of this and, if not, would they be angered to find out? The oldest of the active voters was born in 1900 and would have been 123 years of age this year but she passed away on 06/11/2010. Five of the deceased are buried in Broward County [8].

There's old and then there's old and voting....

There are a further 2,161 centenarians who are still voting. In addition to the 250 mentioned above there are a further 2,161 people over the age of 100 who are registered to vote and marked as “Active”. Statistically speaking, we should only have 462 people in this age group if we were to follow the Florida average for our population size [9]. Just in time for the 2024 elections a further 657 persons will move in to this bracket unless the SoE “cleans up” the rolls.

There are 20,592 citizens aged 90 to 99. In a similar vein to the above, there are 20,592 citizens who are between the ages of 90 and 100. Statistically there should only be 9,625 [9]. There is much work to do here as it takes a long time to discover the whereabouts and health of so many people.

837 People live in the Supervisor of Elections office A large number of people have used the address of the office for the Supervisor of Elections in the Governmental Center on South Andrews Avenue as their primary place of residence. Errrrrrr? The common excuse for this is the “Resident” lives abroad and doesn’t own a property here but would like to return to Broward one day. [10]

more votes per square inch

Just under 1,000 people have registered a mailbox at a UPS store as their place of residence. Obviously not everyone has a mailbox at their home but in order to register to vote a person must state their place of residence and maybe have a UPS mailbox as the mailing address. In a similar vein, there are approximately 11,500 persons with a USPS PO Box but further work needs to be done in this area.

Hotels as registered addresses. We took a sampling of hotels in Broward County and found 40 people registered to vote from these addresses. Yes, some people may need to use a hotel temporarily while looking for a place to purchase or rent but that isn’t their permanent place of residence. Two of these people are from Oregon and Washington (state) and for whom we could find no Broward address (ever). The number of registrations from hotels is likely to increase in the next 12 months if previous patterns are to be repeated with an election approaching quickly. The date furthest back in time we could find for someone registered from a hotel is 09/25/2002. Surely they don’t still live there?!

54,000 Mailing Addresses are flagged on the VR Even the Office of the Supervisor of Elections has flagged a few addresses as requiring further scrutiny - 53,983 by our arithmetic. What does a Mailing Address Flag mean? It means there is a potential problem with someone’s address.

Hundreds more with questions marks next to their names Additional problems we found included blatantly false addresses like public parks or buildings. Examples of these include:

Paradise Cove Water Park, Pembroke Pines;

Walter C. Young Middle School , Pembroke Pines;

29 persons registered at detention centers or law enforcement buildings;

Hard Rock stadium on Shula Drive, Miami Gardens;

6 people living at a storage facility on E Commercial Blvd;

294 registered at the City Hall of Fort Lauderdale;

26 people at an RV park on W Oakland Park Blvd.

(NOTE:) The problem with RV parks is that the people living at them are usually in transit to their final destination or on a vacation (there are many more RV parks on our list); approximately 900 people who have registered a food bank or something similar as their permanent address.

Addresses that do not exist.

Examples include:

1 NW 33rd Street, Oakland Park;

105 33rd Street, Lauderhill;

80 16th Street, Hialeah;

1 NW 22nd Street, Fort Lauderdale;

351 S. Andrews Avenue, Pompano Beach

Other anomalies/problems: Right house number/wrong street name or number.

An example of this is 4471 Sol Press Blvd, Coconut Creek - this is a particularly odd one. The two people who are registered at this address are actually associated with 4471 NW 45th Terrace, Coconut Creek. Imagine looking at a street map - Sol Press runs behind the house. Why would these two young people register their wrong street name? Doesn’t the SoE check that an address exists? Obviously not.

6 people called Smith in a small 1 bedroomed, one story house; Correct address but no apartment number. Many people would think this is not a problem, but, as any mailman can tell you, they are not allowed to deliver a ballot paper with an incomplete address. They have to be returned to the main sorting office. There will be more on this subject in future VR articles.

Alarmingly 179,389 [1] people have indicated they would be willing to do a sample ballot by email and a further 70,000+ who have provided their email addresses but don’t want an email ballot at this moment. What kind of problems can we expect from this in the years to come? We will be taking a closer look at this in a future article.

It's essential to note that the prevalence of phantom voters and the extent of the problem can vary significantly from one region to another. Efforts to combat this issue usually involve improving the transparency and accuracy of voter registration processes, strengthening election oversight, and implementing robust measures to verify voter identities at polling stations.

So, what is, or was, being done?

The following is a summary of a system called the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) which was created in 2012 by seven founding states. At its height it grew to include 34 states plus DC:

ERIC is a non-profit organization that purportedly helps member states improve the accuracy of voter registration lists, increase access to voter registration, and save costs. States that participate in ERIC share their voter registration data and other relevant information to identify and address potential issues with their voter rolls. This can include identifying individuals who have moved, are deceased, or are otherwise ineligible to vote. By cross-referencing data from multiple sources, states can maintain more accurate and up-to-date voter registration lists.

Or, to put it another way - ERIC’s main goals include:

Enhancing Voter List Accuracy: ERIC helps member states identify outdated or inaccurate voter records and take steps to correct them.

Increasing Voter Registration: By identifying eligible but unregistered individuals, ERIC member states can proactively reach out to encourage voter registration.

Improving Election Security: A more accurate voter registration list can help prevent voter fraud and ensure the integrity of elections.

Cost Savings: ERIC's data-sharing approach can save states money by reducing the costs associated with maintaining voter registration lists.

Sounds wonderful doesn’t it? Well you might be interested to know that according to the New York Times ERIC received seed money from the Pew Charitable Trust to which George Soros has previously donated. However, the direct link between ERIC and Soros is not definitive.

Furthermore, from the ERIC page on Wikipedia:

“In February 2023, Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen, who had previously withdrawn Alabama from ERIC, released a statement in which he reported that he had visited ERIC's given address for their offices. Allen said that he found the offices totally vacant with "no ERIC presence of any kind", instead that it was a rentable "virtual office”. ERIC executive director Shane Hamlin responded by stating that the address was meant only for mailing purposes, and that ERIC never had physical bricks and mortar offices since its founding. According to ERIC's website, ERIC does not disclose the location of any of its servers for safety reasons”.

Safety from whom or what? Irate citizens maybe?

Florida was a member of ERIC until 06 March 2023 at which time it left the organization along with two other states. A total of six states have now severed ties with ERIC.

It may also interest you to know that the VR we worked with has entries up to Feb 14th, 2023, that is to say, while Florida was still covered by the ERIC system. Therefore, it’s surprising we found so many anomalies in our VR. Or is it?

In an NPR article written by Miles Parks and dated March 6, 2023, he said the following:

In a press release Monday, Florida Secretary of State Cord Byrd, an appointee of Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, said the voting organization didn't do enough to secure data privacy or "eliminate ERIC's partisan tendencies.” Just weeks ago, a January report [11] from the Florida Department of State Office of Election Crimes and Security said it had "used data provided by ERIC to identify" hundreds of voters who appeared to have voted in Florida and in another ERIC member state in the same election."

On the same day SoS Cord Byrd made a statement to the press titled: Florida Withdraws From Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) Amid Concerns About Data Privacy and Blatant Partisanship [12]

In summary, we uncovered many anomalies in our Voter Rolls from deceased persons to fake addresses like storage units, hotels and vacant lots, all the way to names of people for whom no other information could be found anywhere on the internet. Was any of this fraudulent? Well, that would be for Law Enforcement and the courts to decide but there is much for them to investigate. We also need to get our representatives to put pressure on the Secretary of State to clean up the Voter Residency Guidelines [10]. Many of these “guidelines” have no weight in law and leave us open to potential future registration and election fraud.


A final thought:

Researchers working in the field of voter rolls in other regions of the country have discovered the number of anomalies in them ranges between 5% and 18% of the total registered vote [13]. For us in Broward County that could mean between 62,820 and 226,150 potential errors! So yes, those kind of numbers could affect the outcome of a federal or state election.


[1] Broward Voter Roll (VR) with last date of entry 02/14/2023.



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