Kentucky Counties are in trouble because our Secretary of State refuses to clean up our voter rolls.
Alison Grimes was sued by Judicial Watch in 2019 for inflated rolls and violating Federal Election Law. Today, Kentucky is worse off under a McConnell protege' than we were under Alison Grimes.
The national average of registered voters in any US State is around 65% That means out of the entire legal voting population in any state around 65% of the people are registered to vote.
So, how could Kentucky have a statewide average of 103%? That means we have 3% more registered voters in Kentucky than we do citizens!
The sole responsibility of these unhealthy voter rolls is the KY Secretary of State. Because this Secretary of State consolidates power in Frankfort and took this responsibility away from our county clerks, he is 100% responsible for being the 4th worst state in the United States.
The diagram to the left shows Kentucky as the 4th worst in the nation for dirty, bloated voter rolls.
How did your Kentucky County measure up? See the table below and remember, a healthy voter roll is around 65%
*Source: Kentucky Board of Elections www.elect.ky.gov & the 2020 US Census using Kentucky residents 18 and older who are not felons or non-US Citizens.
Michael G Adams our current Secretary of State is 100% responsible for these dirty voter rolls. Not the COUNTY CLERKS!
Our hardworking County Clerks have had all their responsiblities stripped from them in the power grab legislation that Adams had passed in 2021 and is trying for more in 2023 with the help of Legislators such as Damon Thayer, Robert Stivers and David Osbourne.
They don't read Adam's bills they just jam them through. Over the years Adams has taken all the responsibilities of the County Clerks to clean up their own county voter rolls away from them and moved the entire process to a centralized Frankfort only process that NEVER gets done.
County % Registered Voters after Adams "clean up"
STATEWIDE TOTAL 99.44%
The Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) is advertised as a voter roll maintenance system. As such, it must serve each state in keeping their voter registration lists current, and purged of invalid and ineligible voters. ERIC charges membership fees to do so.
I will show you proof, by the numbers, that ERIC does NOT serve its member states in that capacity.
As you may know, 31* states have joined the group, and pay well for this service.
Here is the current list of states who are members of ERIC: AL, AK, AZ, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IL, IA, KY, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, NV,NM,
OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, DC, WV, and WI.
Below is a list of the 2020 voter registration numbers for the ERIC member states, expressed as total voter registration/total citizen voting age population.
Fifteen (50%) of the ERIC states, as highlighted, have voter rolls containing more registrations than their citizen voting age populations.
KY: 106.5%VT: 98.7%LA: 89.4%VA: 97.3%ME: 106.9%WA: 100%MD: 100.4%WV: 88.5%MI: 108.1%WI: 87.8%MN: 91.7%District: n/a
These numbers were taken from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission website, 2020 Election Administration and Voting Survey Report. Conveniently this report was translated into 20 languages “to expand the usability of the report.” Don’t even ask. The link is below.
If you go there, please note the blue navigation bar above the home page, which is filled with non-English translation tabs, for, apparently all the site information. Again, don’t ask.
Since we’re having fun with numbers, here are the stats from non- member states, divided into “Blue” and “Red”,.
Blue state non-ERIC members:
Red state non-ERIC members: AR: 83.0%
NONE of the Red State non-members have rolls in excess of their voting age population. Fifty percent of the Blue State non-members have voter rolls in excess of their voting age populations. These are also highlighted.
The average for registrations/eligible population for ERIC members is 98.85%. This does not count the District of Columbia, which is a member, but figures were not available.
This same average, for 18 of the 19 non-member states is 92.98%. Dividing that group into Blues and Reds, we find that the 6 Blue non-member states have average rolls of 100.4%, exceeding their voting age populations. The Red non-members average 89.3%.
The numbers tell the story.
Being an ERIC member INFLATES the voter rolls, while non- members apparently do much better at culling their rolls and keeping more accurate lists.
The above numbers are publicly available and come from a government source, the USEAC, as I have reported. No one can argue that they are “conspiracy theory” stats, or right-wing disinformation.
Of course, different things impact these kinds of numbers, and they are fluid with the passage of time, but the trend is clear. Using snapshot provided by the USEAC, for the year 2020, we can see clearly.
ERIC is NOT an organization which helps states to manage their rolls. I repeat, the voter rolls of ERIC states are bloated.
ERIC membership also carries unnecessary costs for states in fees, mandate execution, and soliciting registrations, which is NOT a job to be done by state employees.
I submit that ERIC’s real purpose is to be a left-wing get-out-the-vote organization, and an intelligence-gathering AI system. It’s ostensible purpose has been debunked.
Soon, I’ll address the mantra, “we’re better with ERIC than without it…because we need to know who moved and who died.” Funny how that information could be potentially used.
*Recently, Louisiana “suspended” their membership while they are being sued for their voter rolls (which ERIC does not allow to be given out).
This is an article from American Policy Center follow the link below for access to their site.