Government watchdog, Judicial Watch, has compelled the removal of 1.2 million names from the voter registration rolls due to their ineligibility to vote.
“Under the terms of the settlement agreement, Los Angeles County sent almost 1.6 million address confirmation notices in 2019 to voters listed as ‘inactive’ on its voter rolls,” Judicial Watch said. “Under the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), voters who do not respond to the notices and who do not vote in the following two federal elections must be removed from the voter rolls. The settlement also required an update to the state’s online NVRA manual to make it clear that ineligible names must be removed and to notify each California county that they are obliged to do this.”
As part of a lawsuit settlement agreement, Judicial Watch sued on behalf of four lawfully registered voters “This long overdue voter roll clean-up of 1.2 million registrations in Los Angeles County is a historic victory and means California elections are less at risk for fraud,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “Building on this success, Judicial Watch will continue its lawsuits and activism to clean up voter rolls and to promote and protect cleaner elections.” in the county and themselves, resulting in the removal of 1,207,613 names.
Judicial Watch has tackled issues with voter rolls in various states, such as Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, California, and Hawaii. According to a report by Judicial Watch, the county had allowed over 20% of its registered voters to become inactive without removing them from the voter list.
A comment at the Federalist explained, “Back in 2017 when Judicial Watch first filed its lawsuit, it argued Los Angeles County had more registered voters than residents eligible to register and the ‘highest number of inactive registrations of any single county in the country.’ According to data from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission at that time, voter registration for the county was 112 percent of its adult citizen population.”