Some California voters showing up to vote in person are finding out that they already voted. Only they didn’t.
KTLA reported Saturday:
Some San Fernando Valley voters think they are being wrongly prevented from casting a ballot in the upcoming gubernatorial recall election.
At El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills, some voters say they were told the computers showed them as already having voted, even though they had not.
West Hills resident Estelle Bender, 88, said she was far from the only person who was being told incorrectly that they had already voted.
In addition to friends of hers who experienced the issue and two other women outside the polling place, Bender said that inside, “the man next to me was arguing the same thing.”
It’s deja vu all over again.
“Thousands of voters in the June 7, 2016 California Primary election showed up at the polls across the state to discover their political party registrations had been changed, or dropped altogether… but only after they had received official sample ballots verifying their party registration in the mail,” I reported in January 2017. “This only could have been done within the Secretary of State’s VoteCal system.”
“Thousands of Republican and Democratic voters reported to the Election Integrity Project that they arrived at their designated polling stations on June 7th to find that their party affiliation had been changed. Most reported being re-registered “No Party Preference,” California’s version of “Decline to State.” Others said their registrations were dropped, or they received the wrong ballot, which in many cases prevented them from voting for President in the primary.”
“The Election Integrity Project’s Linda Paine said they noticed a pattern in several Southern California counties during Election Day. However, as the polls closed, Paine said they were contacted by large numbers of voters throughout the state upset that their party affiliation was changed, and had to vote using a provisional ballot.”
As EIPCa’s Paine explained, the many failures of the California electoral system allowed it to provide a unique perspective of what occurs without important protections, such as the chain-of-custody of vote-by-mail ballots, as well as oversight by diligent election officials.
The Los Angeles County Voter Registrar issued a press release September 11 announcing “253 Vote Centers open and available for voting in the California Gubernatorial Recall Election.” However, in the same statement, Elections Clerk Dean Logan said, “The safest way to participate in this election is to return the Vote by Mail ballot by mail (no postage required) or returning the ballot at any participating Ballot Drop Box or Vote Center.”
KTLA reported the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s office said in a statement that provisional ballots are a “failsafe option” to ensure that everyone’s votes are counted.
Larry Elder has an election integrity link on his campaign website to StopCAFraud.com where constituents can fill out and submit a petition demanding a special session of the California Legislature to investigate results of this 2021 Recall Election of Governor Gavin Newsom.
A new ad by Ric Grenell’s “Fix California” addresses the reality of voter fraud. They ask Californians to go to fixcalifornia.com to share examples of voter fraud.
In July, Fix California reported that mass irregularities in California’s registration and voting numbers continue to erode voter confidence, which is why Grenell and his team at Fix California launched a statewide legal survey analyzing the current status of voter rolls throughout the state. They said they are prepared to file lawsuits against counties.
Some California counties have an astoundingly high number of ineligible registrants:
Sacramento County: 36,737, Orange County: 92,014, San Diego County: 247,671, Los Angeles County: 1,138,910, even tiny Alpine County with 924 eligible citizens has 85 ineligible registrants.
Both Elder and Grenell ask California voters to be vigilant when voting in the recall election, and for good cause. Given what I reported in 2016 with voter party registrations changed and voters being provided a provisional ballot, and KTLA’s report of voters over the weekend saying they were told the computers showed them as already having voted and also being provided a provisional ballot, something isn’t right. These irregularities along with Election Integrity Project® California’s report finding California’s November 3, 2020 election was marred by significant voting and registration irregularities, and another all-vote-by mail election in California, voters are questioning whether elected officials are safeguarding the ballot box.
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