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February 22, 2012
Elections in America: 'Inaccurate, Costly, and Inefficient'
America's voter registries are a mess, according to "Inaccurate, Costly, and Inefficient," a new report from The Pew Center on the States. The 11-page report asserts: Approximately 24 million -- one of every eight -- active voter registrations in the United States are no longer valid or are significantly inaccurate. More than 1.8 million deceased individuals are listed as active voters. Approximately 2.75 million people have active registrations in more than one state. If Pew's data are correct, how can Americans have any faith in their elections? Well, they can't. But before you get too depressed about America having become a banana republic, consider the source of Pew's data. Dave Urbanski at The Blaze reports: Pew's voter-registration summaries are based on numbers from Catalist, a data-crunching organization that heralds itself as "serving the progressive community" (i.e., the political far left). [...] And in case you're wondering if the Pew Center on the States' brief...(Read Full Post)