Such dishonestly. Jesus weeps.For you and SaintPaulguy
The Wisconsin Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections hosted a hearing on Wednesday. The election probe heard testimony several people, including Jeff O’Donnell, a veteran software and database engineer. O’Donnell’s testimony revealed massive problems with the integrity of Wisconsin’s elections.
Here’s a takeaway of the key points:
• Although Wisconsin’s population is 5.8 million with approximately 4.5 million eligible to vote, there are more than 7 million separate voter records, suggesting that voters are placed on inactive status rather than being removed.
• 157,000 voters in Wisconsin have the same registration number.
• Approximately 3.3 million Wisconsinites voted in the 2020 election, representing 93.7% of the state’s 3.5 million active voters.
• 121,251 active Wisconsin voters have been registered for 110 to 119 years; in total, more than 500,000 active and inactive voters have a January 1, 1918 registration date. O’Donnell pointed out that while that date may have been used as a placeholder when information was missing, 500,000 is an alarmingly high number.
The election probe heard testimony several people, including Jeff O’Donnell, a veteran software and database engineer. O’Donnell's testimony revealed massive problems...[READ MORE]electionwiz.com
Why is the information missing on 500,000 voters? No chance 93.7% voted. Zero.
Fact Check-Claims about 23,000 Wisconsin voters with the same phone number and 4,000 voters registered on 1/1/1918 missing context
Social media users are sharing an article that claims Wisconsin’s Racine County GOP (Republican Party) found 23,000 voters with the same phone number, and 4,000 voters registered on Jan. 1, 1918. The article asserts this is evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 election, but...
SAME PHONE NUMBERSThe Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) addressed the claim about registered voters having the same phone number on its website, elections.wi.gov/faq/2020 . The WEC confirmed to Reuters this website contains up-to-date information.
According to the website, before 2005, municipalities in Wisconsin with a population of less than 5,000 did not require voter registration. For municipalities with a population of more than 5,000, voters were registered in a number of independent databases.
This changed with the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) (here), which required statewide voter registration. The WEC (formerly the Government Accountability Board and before that the State Elections Board) created a voter registration database for the state called SVRS, since superseded by WisVote.
By 2006, when statewide voter registration was fully implemented, municipalities of more than 5,000 people had to transfer their own voter registration databases (referred to as “legacy systems” by the Commission) to SVRS.
The WEC explained that phone numbers are not a current requirement of voter registration, but municipalities that previously required one may have entered a default number in their legacy databases when the information was missing.
The FAQ page says: “A recent blog post from an advocacy group stated that over 20,000 records in the city of Racine had the same phone number associated with a voter record. The reality is that nearly all of those records referenced are Inactive Voter Records tied to voters who have been inactive for many years. The phone number in question is a city of Racine number that appeared in the Racine legacy system, a number that was entered as a default when a voter did not provide a phone number during registration.”
The 384 active voters in Racine who still have the default phone number on their registration is due to them not having updated it, according to the Commission (elections.wi.gov/faq/2020).
Riley Vetterkind, a public information officer at the WEC, told Reuters via email that it is likely that the newly registered voters referenced in the GOP press release were in fact voters who had been previously registered.
“For a person who was registered to vote in Wisconsin at one point in time, then moved out of state or otherwise had their voter registration lapse, the old record would be merged with the new one upon re-registering to vote,” Vetterkind said. “So the phone number on the old record would carry over to the new one, unless supplanted by a new number.”
REGISTERED VOTERS WITH BIRTH DATES OF 1/1/1900 AND REGISTRATION DATES OF 1/1/1918
The commission also addressed claims that many registered voters had the same birth date of Jan. 1, 1900, and the voter registration date of Jan. 1, 1918 on the same FAQ page (elections.wi.gov/faq/2020).
“Default dates of birth and voter registration dates in the WisVote database is not a newly discovered issue or an indication of voter fraud,” the website reads. “This information has been in the State Voter Registration System (SVRS) and WisVote system since at least 2006 and is the result of data migration from over 200 different legacy voter registration systems maintained by individual municipalities that in 2005 were moved into the comprehensive statewide system.”
In cases where municipalities did not track a voter’s birth date or registration date, this default date was entered as the data was required for the SVRS. The default birth date and registration date is exactly 18 years apart, which is the required legal age to vote.
The default dates are amended as voters re-register due to a change of name or address, updating their records or being called to do so by municipal clerks, according to the commission.
However, in fall 2021, about 3,700 active voter records still contain the default birth date of Jan. 1, 1900 and 120,000 records show the default date of voter registration.
The website also adds, “Individuals and advocacy groups reporting that a 1/1/1900 date of birth or a 1/1/1918 registration date for a voter in WisVote is a sign of fraud, hacking or some other irregularity that impacted an election are unfortunately contributing to misinformation about Wisconsin elections, based on a lack of understanding of how SVRS and WisVote came into existence more than 15 years ago.”