234,000 phantom voters spell trouble for Biden in Wisconsin

Not every vote recorded is necessarily a valid vote

By David Singer —— Bio and ArchivesNovember 11, 2020

234,000 registered voters—whom the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) refused to remove from the State’s voter rolls—could trigger intervention by the Courts to review Joe Biden’s win in Wisconsin by a margin of 20,540 votes. 

The sorry saga that saw those 234000 voters still on the rolls on Election Day is detailed in an article headlined: “How The Wisconsin Elections Commission Destroyed Fair Elections In Wisconsin”—which alleges that in October 2019:

How The Wisconsin Elections Commission Destroyed Fair Elections In Wisconsin

”.. the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC)—the bipartisan board tasked with administering the state’s elections—indicated that it would ignore Wisconsin law by refusing to remove from the state’s voter rolls the names of 234,000 people who had moved either out of state or to a different city in Wisconsin.

Once those names are flagged by the multi-state Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) database, Wisconsin Statute § 6.50(3) requires the WEC to “notify the elector by mailing a notice by first class mail to the elector’s registration address stating the source of the information.”  If they do not reply and “apply for continuation of registration within 30 days of the date the notice is mailed, the clerk or board of election commissioners shall change the elector’s registration from eligible to ineligible status.”

For more than a year, the Wisconsin Election Commission and local election officials in the two most heavily Democratic counties in the state have done everything in their power to make a Biden win an inevitability.

The law is crystal clear: If a voter does not respond and apply for continuation within 30 days, his or her name is to be removed from the voter rolls immediately.  This does not, of course, disenfranchise those voters since they are still registered to vote at their new address.  It simply removes the old, defunct name and address (in effect a “phantom” voter) from the rolls.

Even if a voter is incorrectly flagged (as three to five percent may be), Wisconsin has same-day voter registration and a person wrongly removed from the rolls can simply re-register on Election Day.”

With 99% of the vote counted—3,296,374 votes had been cast out of a total number of registered voters as at 1 November of 3,684,726. That represents an 89.46% turnout.

If the 234,000 phantom voters had been removed from the total number of registered voters at 1 November—it would represent a 95.5% turnout.

These calculations do not take into account those people who registered to vote on Election Day.

Assuming another 100,000 or 200,000 voters had registered on Election Day—then the voter turnout would have been 87.09% and 84.8% respectively. 

The WEC uses the ratio of those voting to the estimated voting age population to determine the voter turnout

The estimated voting age population as at 5 November was 4,536,417

If the 234,000 phantom voters were deducted from the estimated voting age population at 5 November then the voter turnout would be 76.60%. Turnout using this ratio was 67% in 2016; 70% in 2012; 69% in 2008; and 73% in 2004.

Given the unusually high turnouts using either scenario: 

  • Votes cast to voters registered to vote on 3 November 
  • Votes cast to estimated voting age population at 3 November 

some of those 234,000 phantom voters would appear to have actually voted.

How many did vote can be readily ascertained from cross checking the voter roll with the list containing the 234,000 voters slated for removal—had the WEC done its job.

If they exceed 20,540 then the idea of a Biden win in Wisconsin is premature.

Not every vote recorded is necessarily a valid vote. (Click to Source)

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