Some Indiana counties have too many voters, so now a government watchdog is suing. Judicial Watch has launched a lawsuit against Indiana because there are 12 counties that have more registered voters than there are people eligible to vote.
This means they have left too many people who either died or left the county on their voter rolls. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton says too many voters is not just a problem of bad book-keeping, it can lead to serious election issues.
“When you have dead people and ineligible people on the rolls you have an opportunity for voter and election fraud. If someone knows someone died and is reasonably confident that person is still on the rolls, someone else can vote in their name or submit an absentee ballot in their name,” he says. “The same goes for voters who have moved away and are no longer in the jurisdiction.”
Former Secretary of State, now congressman, Todd Rokita says he worked hard to put a good system in place, and it is the job of the counties to now step up, and thin out the voter rolls.