More Registered Voters Than Adults? RNC Swing State Lawsuit Says So

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Do you believe our elections are safe and secure? Democrats say so. But a lawsuit in a very important swing state seems to differ.

As you know, many Americans, including myself, have reason to believe that our election process isn’t as clean and orderly as it once was. This also means that there is more potential for things like voter fraud, miscounts, etc. to happen.

Of course, the Democratic Party has been directly contradicting this for a while, namely since before the 2020 election when it was presumed that added mail-in voting nationwide could lead to some pretty historical election errors.

Then, those fears seemed to become real when Joe Biden won the White House, literally overnight, just hours before former President Donald Trump had been in the lead.

But again, Democrats have declared their innocence and that everything is fine.

So why, then, does a lawsuit in Michigan claim that the state has more registered voters in over half of its counties than they do living adults?

As The Hill reported, the Republican National Committee filed a lawsuit recently against the Secretary of State for Michigan, Jocelyn Benson. Benson, who has already come under fire in recent years for not so-above-board actions when it comes to state elections, has been accused of not keeping up on voter registration rolls, which is federally mandated.

According to the lawsuit, at least 53 Michigan counties have more active registered voters than they have adult citizens who are over the age of 18 (voting age). That number of voters is impossibly high.”

Additionally, the suit notes that another 23 counties have “active-voter registration rates that exceed 90 percent” of the adult population. While this is technically possible, it’s highly unlikely and “far eclipses” the national average.

What this tells the RNC is that Michigan or Benson’s office specifically has violated the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.

As a fact sheet from the Justice Department explains, the NVRA requires each state to maintain accurate voter registration lists to help then ensure accurate elections.

So when a person moves away from the state, is proven mentally incompetent, or is criminally convicted, the state has the right and the obligation to remove their name from the voter registration list. The same is true if a person dies or specifically asks to be removed from the registration roll.

Yet, it seems Michigan, again Benson has not done this.

According to the suit, this is not the first time.

They cited a similar lawsuit that was brought in 2020. At the time, the state had only one county that had more voters than adults. And only 15 with rates above 90 percent.

Eventually, the suit was dismissed due in large part to Benson’s promise that her office would begin painstakingly going through the list. Some 177,000 former voters would be canceled from the state’s voter registration roll.

Clearly, that didn’t happen. Or if it did, no maintenance to the list has happened since.

As today’s suit declares, “Michigan’s voter rolls have gotten exponentially worse.”

Of course, Benson says it is all a political attack from the right-leaning as if the facts aren’t true.

Why? Well, Benson has to know that her state, in particular, can change the 2024 election in one way or another—and not just the presidential election.

Currently, Trump is polling above Biden in the state, 46.5 to 43 percent, according to RealClearPolitics.

Additionally, there are several of the state’s House of Representatives seats that have the potential to flip this year. And thanks to the recent retirement announcement of Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow, the slim majority of the Senate could also flip.

Needless to say, much weighs in the balance for Michigan and the 2024 elections. Even a couple hundred votes one way or the other might be enough to do some serious damage.

Hopefully, this lawsuit forces Benson to give her state voters honesty and actually secure elections. Our democracy depends on it.