Kentucky Set to Remove Up to 250,000 Inactive Voters as Part of Court Consent Judgment with Judicial Watch

Judicial Watch:

Development Follows LA County Move to Remove Up To 1.6 Million Inactive Voters

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that in June Kentucky mailed address confirmation notices to 250,000 voters who are believed to have moved, thanks to a consent judgment agreed to by the Commonwealth. These registrations are probably outdated and will be cancelled if the voters fail to vote in future elections or to confirm their current addresses.

The Judicial Watch victory in Kentucky is in addition to the Judicial Watch victory in California, where up to 1.6 million inactive names are set to be removed from voter registration rolls in Los Angeles County.

In the consent judgment, Kentucky acknowledges that the state is not in compliance with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA): “[T]he practices currently in place in Kentucky do not comply with the NVRA’s requirement that states conduct a general voter registration list maintenance program that makes a reasonable effort to remove ineligible persons from the voter rolls due to a change in residence outside of the jurisdiction …”

The address confirmation notices were sent to about 7% of the names currently on Kentucky’s voter rolls.

As part of the consent judgment, the Kentucky State Board of Elections is to proceed with a canvass mailing “to identify registrants through mail returned as undeliverable who may have unreported moves since 2009.” Voters who do not respond to the notices sent by Kentucky and who do not vote in the next two federal elections must be removed from the voting rolls. Despite the consent judgment being signed a year ago, Democrat Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes’s office has been accused of improperly delaying the processing of previous mailings through 2018, delaying the final clean up of Kentucky’s voting rolls by at least two years.

The consent judgment results from a Judicial Watch lawsuit under the NVRA (Judicial Watch, Inc. and the United States of America v. Alison Lundergan Grimes, et al. (No. 3:17-cv-00094)). In June 2018, with Judicial Watch’s agreement, the Justice Department moved to intervene in the lawsuit against Kentucky. During the course of the litigation, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Husted that the removal of old voter registrations is mandatory under the NVRA, something the Kentucky State Board of Elections had failed to do.

Judicial Watch’s lawsuit against Kentucky alleged that 48 counties had more registered voters than citizens over the age of 18. The suit noted that Kentucky was one of only three states in which the statewide active registration rate is greater than 100 percent of the age-eligible citizen population. read more

14 Comments on Kentucky Set to Remove Up to 250,000 Inactive Voters as Part of Court Consent Judgment with Judicial Watch

  1. “Voters who do not respond to the notices sent by Kentucky and who do not vote in the next two federal elections must be removed from the voting rolls.”

    So we will have the democrats cheating in the 2020 and 2022 elections. Where is the victory in that?

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  2. “These registrations are probably outdated and will be cancelled if the voters fail to vote in future elections or to confirm their current addresses.”

    “Voters who do not respond to the notices sent by Kentucky and who do not vote in the next two federal elections must be removed from the voting rolls.”

    Is it “and”, or is it “or”? I’m with Tony R. Screw this “vote in two federal elections” crap. If they don’t respond with their current address in the district, why should they be allowed to vote in that district? And I’m sure the Dems are screaming about the “undue hardship” of responding to the notices.

    But really, I guess I should be grateful that Judicial Watch is doing all of the heavy lifting against voter fraud, since voter fraud doesn’t even fall under the purview of the Federal Election Commission.

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  3. Judicial Watch does an amazing job, filing lawsuits & getting Judgments against corrupt Gummint bureaucracies nationally and state-wide.

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  4. I moved out of KY in 2001… so I’m sure “I’VE voted” MILLIONS of times for democraps there SINCE… 😳

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  5. …that tombstone should have an “I’m with HER” sticker on it too.

    The dead vote Democrat because the physically corrupt are best represented by the morally corrupt, it’s just a different kind of rot…

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  6. If I understood the story these are voters that have NOT voted in quite some time so it’s not likely they’ve been used by Democrats to cheat. I wouldn’t agree that they get four years to make any corrections (or to actually vote) and it’s likely to give them until the next election cycle (be it 2 years, one year or 2 months) to correct their record. This would also mean that the State has to clean up their rolls every year which shouldn’t be that onerous or expensive a task once the process gets fine-tuned.

    I’d be more concerned about how you detect the fake voters. You’d have to determine who voted in an election and send the same type of update notice to them as well. That would spawn a lot of false positives in that you could flag as fake someone who simply moved between cycles. That could become expensive and a political screaming match. I’m sure that there could be a process developed which would be efficient and cost effective if there was the political will to create it.

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