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Fix California’s Voter Roll Cleanup Successes and Voter Registration Sprint

‘Republicans are gaining traction’

By Katy Grimes, May 10, 2022 7:49 am

In July of 2021, Richard “Ric” Grenell’s Fix California started a statewide inspection of the 58 counties’ voter rolls.

As the Globe reported at the time, “California’s November 3, 2020 election was marred by significant voting and registration irregularities, the Globe reported in June, following an alarming report by the Election Integrity Project California.”

Richard Grenell speaking young Americans, hosted by Students for Trump and Turning Point Action in Phoenix, June 23, 2020. (Photo by Gage Skidmore)

Grenell, the former Ambassador to Germany and President Donald Trump’s former Director of National Intelligence, says in California, state and county election officials have abandoned their responsibility to protect elections and ensure that the voices of Californians are heard. Fix California is committed to holding these officials accountable while establishing a better process that protects every legal vote.

Grenell’s “Fix” for California is progressing better than anyone imagined. The Globe spoke with Grenell Monday about the progress.

“All of the counties were given the legal finger wag of ‘I’ll see you in court’ if they didn’t comply with our request to inspect records related to county voter list maintenance obligations, through California Public Records Act requests,” Grenell said. “Many have been scrambling to tell us how they are already complying.”

“But every county in California has responded.”

Grenell anticipates a shrinking of the voter rolls as they get cleaned up. “They are all moving in the right direction,” he said.

As Grenell has explained in prior conversations as well as Monday’s, “this is not a sexy, quick fix like one hyped-up statewide race. This is a four-year campaign to fix California and to do the long-term reforms that we know we need.”

While Fix California is in it for the long game, “the urgency is now,” he said but notes that this work will not stop at the November 2022 election. “We’re not just helping one campaign – this will help state representatives, congressional races, dog catcher, school board and other local races,” Grenell said. “And we will feel the impact in November 2022 for sure.”

These public records requests allows Fix California to cross check voter data with the California Secretary of State, Department of Motor Vehicles, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Postal Service’s National Change of Address database, California Attorney General, any California Superior Court, the County Health Systems, county and city district attorneys’ offices, and county and city election departments.

This is cross checking which should have been going on all along by counties. And that’s Grenell’s concern: “through our work on the data front, we are identifying key areas where there appears to be high concentrations of inaccurate or poorly maintained voter rolls.”

Grenell is right. As the Globe reported, California has 1.8 million more registered voters than it should – that we know of.

Fix California is looking for inactive registrations, voter registrations cancelled, registrants not satisfying the citizenship requirements for registration, deceased registrants, individuals who moved out of state, the number of voter applicants providing applications to vote with either a blank affirmation of U.S. Citizenship or an affirmation of non-citizenship for 2016 to date, out-of-state change of address requests.

Fix California is also having success this year in engaging unregistered conservative voters through their digital operation. Thousands have already engaged in this preliminary engagement phase and the success has been extremely efficient for the initial $250,000 investment, Grenell said. “Conservatives are gaining traction.”

This can be significantly credited to anti-Gov. Newsom sentiment, complemented by pro-2nd Amendment, pro-police sentiment, the economy, inflation and cost of living issues.

Grenell’s team shared really cogent testimonies in their voter registration efforts.

“One gentleman told us that he was registering to stop the ‘illegal push for gun control.’  Upon further back and forth, he said that his feeling was driven by skyrocketing crime: ‘while crime sky rockets, the people only have a single means of defense. That’s to bear arms. Cops – defunded – subdued – and worried about criticism are only there to fill out paperwork.’  He’s a 31 year old in Stockton – (CD 9).”

“In CD49 (Mike Levin), a 48 year gentleman from San Clemente said he was registered independent voter at one point, but now he was registering again and would only vote for ‘conservative candidates’ going forward because he felt that is the only way to turn California around at all.”

“A man who lives in Canyon Country/Santa Clarita (CD 25 – Mike Garcia) said his country is, ‘turning into 3rd world country, with tents and homelessness everywhere and illegals everywhere,’ and he is concerned that, ‘the current President is actually senile.'”

“We’ve got to keep the momentum going for the next several years,” Grenell said. “In California, it’s a five-year process.”

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10 thoughts on “Fix California’s Voter Roll Cleanup Successes and Voter Registration Sprint

  1. Fixing the voter registration rolls is ONE step. There are other steps that need to be addressed as well, at the same time. Voter fraud (https://youtu.be/aoQhZZUSv5U) and thorough audit procedures of voting systems like Dominion. People MUST have TRUST in the system they are using to cast their votes.

  2. Good news!
    Glad to hear Fix California is making progress.
    I hope someone is also checking video of the ballot boxes.

  3. Thanks Ric. Ya gotta start somewhere! I hope Ballot Harvesting is high on your list over the next few years.
    If only 1/2 of what I saw when I watched “2000 Mules” is correct then Ballot Harvesting needs elimination.
    Keep going forward!

  4. Ric is picking up where Bill Jones started and Judicial Watch later helped. Democrats delayed for decades killing GOP bills to clean up the voter rolls. Thanks also to True the Vote and Elections Integrity. Ric’s leadership moves it all forward. Congratulations to one and all. It would be nice to have some current numbers from a few counties.

  5. Voter fraud needs to be treated as Treason which it is. Voter fraud is for the purpose of overthrowing the rightful government. The fraudsters are going to pay a heavy price in the near future!

  6. Kinda wish a portion of the Fix California resources would be put toward some kind of a fail-safe sting operation in the upcoming elections that would expose what’s been going on for such a long time. Please? Not sure honest California voters can endure five more years of cheating and all the bad governance —– and this year it has seemed worse than ever —— that comes along with it.

  7. Who is watching the postman?
    Apartment gang mail boxes are chock full of “Last known address” ballots with “steal me” stamped all over them.

  8. I’m afraid Grenells Fix Ca was used as controlled opposition in the school choice effort last year. He siphoned off signatures and momentum from the already surging school choice initiative! I wonder how much he got from the CTA??

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