Sunday, April 24, 2011

Shocker! 14 Illinois counties have more registered voters than eligible residents

Rock Island and Mercer counties are two of 14 Illinois counties with more registered voters than actual eligible voters, according to a study by the State Board of Elections.

The report says the disparity was revealed by comparing the number of registered voters in each county to the number of people listed in the 2010 Census as being older than 18 and eligible to vote.

Rock Island County lists 125,875 registered voters, although Census numbers show the county has only 114,359 residents age 18 or older. That means 11,516 people may be deceased or no longer live in the county, according to Rock Island County Clerk Karen Kinney.

The report also shows Mercer County has 14,295 registered voters, while Census numbers show the county has only 12,714 residents age 18 or older.

"We have to purge our records sometime this summer," Mercer County Clerk Phyllis Bewley said....

Other counties with more registered voters than actual eligible voters are Alexander, Clark, Clinton, Hardin, Jasper, Massac, Menard, Ogle, Pulaski, Richland, Stark and Vermilion.

I can't wait to hear how quickly the political machine fixes this problem without us having to worry our pretty little heads over it.

12 comments:

WoFat said...

The dead have risen - to vote - in Illinois.

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

Opie, Is this really a "shocker" coming out of Illinois?

Al said...

An aside, what are the chances that EVERY person in any of these counties would have registered to vote anyway? Does anyone know what a reasonable number of registered voters is for a given population? What I'm saying is I would be suspicious if the number registered was 90% of eligible voters, never mind 100 + %.

Al said...

I would be suspicious if 90% of eligible voters were registered ... never mind 100 + %.

Opus #6 said...

Al, the county clerk mumbled something of people moving or dead. But somehow that doesn't seem a good enough excuse to me. I want an investigation.

fuzzys dad said...

Some of it can be blamed on the motor voter now allowing the rolls being purged.Second it is the land of Capone and Obama

Christopher - Conservative Perspective said...

Al, Your comments are irrevelent if the number of votes ACTUALLY cast outnumber the tally of registered voters in any given county,,anywhere.

The percentage of those eligible to vote, that vote, has nothing to do with the equation at hand.

You are attempting to present a red herring here and it is not working with me at least.

LL said...

I think that the local Democratic officials are merely using "new math" to solve their election dilemmas. In the old days, they solved the problem by registering headstones -- these people seem slightly more enlightened. Odd for progressives to have progressed to new math when the old headstone method was so successful.

Trestin said...

Reminds me of when Saddam Hussein would get 98% of the vote.

Woodsterman (Odie) said...

Shocker? The question here is, will they really do anything about it? I see quashed lawsuits in their future.

Sam Huntington said...

... which is why we should continue playing down "community organizers" and other communist scum. We didn't take Obama seriously, and we shrugged our shoulders about the Acorn organizations.

How can the stae of our economy be a surprise to anyone?

How can anyone be surprised that Obama is already campaigning for reelection?

Neill said...

I'm wondering, how many of these counties are in close proximity to the granddaddy of crooked counties, Cook Co.?