5/31: Republicans in New Hampshire argue that the over 100 cases of possible voter fraud uncovered should be taken seriously.
2/14: The Idaho House is reviewing legislation that would end their involvement in the Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program.
2/12: Democratic Gubernatorial candidate A.J. Balukoff says he would support legislation that would remove Idaho from the Voter Crosscheck program.
1/22: Steps are being taken to ensure the security of a multistate database of voting rolls known as Interstate Crosscheck.
1/18: Some fear a Kansas voter record system could fall prey to hackers, prompting a delay in the collection of people’s records into a database scoured for double-registrations.
U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch is calling on Florida election officials to participate in a national database aimed at preventing voter fraud — amid reports that more than two dozen people possibly voted twice in the 2014 general election.
The West Boca Democrat penned a letter to Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner on Tuesday, urging him to sign up for the Electronic Registration Information Center, a database used by 15 states and the District of Columbia.
Deutch says the system known as ERIC would improve the accuracy of voter rolls by allowing Florida to compare its list of voters with other states’ at a minimal cost of $50,000.
“We have a record when it comes to our elections that is obviously not one we are terribly proud of,” he said. “I can’t understand why we wouldn’t join an effort with a nationwide database that can combat problems of people being registered to vote in two states.”
Deutch’s calls come after election supervisors in Broward and Palm Beach counties launched probes in January into reports of as many as 32 people voting twice in the 2014 general election — once in Florida and once in their home state up North.
It’s a felony to vote in the same federal election twice.
A crosscheck of voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland turned up 44,000 people registered in both states, a vote-integrity group reported on April 23.
“The Virginia Voters Alliance is investigating how to identify voters who are registered and vote in Virginia but live in the states that surround us,” Alliance President Reagan George told the State Board of Elections.
George acknowledged that the number of voters who actually cast multiple ballots is relatively small. In the case of Maryland and Virginia, he revealed that 164 people voted in both states during the 2012 election.
But George said his group will expand their search for duplicate voters in the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, North Carolina, Tennessee, West Virginia and Georgia.