Audit reveals nearly 26,000 dead registrants on Michigan voter rolls

Concerns about election fraud during last year’s presidential election seemed to be bolstered this week with a startling revelation in Michigan.

According to reports, the state’s voter rolls included nearly 26,000 dead registrants.

Advocacy group releases audit results

Of course, such oversight leaves a massive opportunity for fraudulent ballots in a state that proved to be decisive in President Joe Biden’s victory.

The new information came as part of an audit conducted by the Public Interest Legal Foundation. It determined that 25,975 deceased individuals remained registered to vote in Michigan ahead of Election Day.

Such evidence confirms the possibility of scenarios presented by former President Donald Trump and others in which votes attributed to dead people are counted in the final tally.

Democrats and mainstream media outlets generally diminished such admonitions as misinformation being peddled by the far-right fringe.

Audits like the one performed by Public Interest Legal Foundation, however, provide some tangible proof that widespread fraud is possible if not probable.

“One dead voter is too many”

The group’s president, J. Christian Adams, addressed the audit in a recent Washington Times column, noting that out of the 25,975 deceased residents on Michigan’s voter rolls, “23,663 registrants have been dead for five years or more, and 17,479 have been dead for at least a decades.”

Perhaps most startling is the fact that nearly 4,000 of those names were of people who died 20 or more years ago.

“Despite claims from the left that there is no proof of voter fraud, many people may be surprised to learn that a significant number of these registrants had post-death voting credits in 2016, 2018 and 2020,” Adams added. “After what happened in 2000, that only 528 votes decided the entire presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore, it is safe to say that one dead voter is too many.”

If Michigan had that many oversights on its rolls, it might be safe to assume that many other states had similar problems. With narrow margins determining Biden’s win in many swing states, there seems to be no doubt that the nation’s elections are not secure and are vulnerable to fraud.

While Democrats might want to ignore or dismiss such concerns, it is now up to Republicans to address vulnerabilities in the election system before the pivotal upcoming midterms.

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