LA County Admits Number Of Registered Voters At 144% Of Resident Citizens Of Voting Age

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The Election Integrity Project California provides a list of 11 California counties that have more registered voters than voting-age citizens.

In addition, Los Angeles County officials informed the project that “the number of registered voters now stands at a number that is a whopping 144% of the total number of resident citizens of voting age.”

The Election Integrity Project California, Inc. has joined Judicial Watch, Inc., a non-partisan organization in Washington, D.C., in sending a National Voter Registration Act (“NVRA”) Section 8 notice of violation letter to California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla.

NVRA Complaint Excerpts

Dear Secretary Padilla:


From public records obtained on the Election Assistance Commission (“EAC”) 2016 Election Administration Voting Survey (“EAVS”), and through verbal accounts from various county agencies, eleven (11) counties in California have more total registered voters than citizen voting age population (CVAP) calculated by the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2011-2015 American Community Survey. This is strong circumstantial evidence that California municipalities are not conducting reasonable voter registration list maintenance as mandated under the NVRA.


This letter serves as statutory notice that Election Integrity Project California, Inc., a registered non-profit corporation in California, and Judicial Watch, Inc., will bring a lawsuit against you and, if appropriate, against the counties named in this letter, if you do not take specific actions to correct these violations of Section 8 within 90 days.


The following information explains how we determined that your state and the counties named are in violation of NVRA Section 8 and the remedial steps that must be taken to comply with the law.


1. Eleven California Counties Have More Total Registered Voters Than Citizen Voting Age Population

Based on our review of 2016 EAC EAVS report, the 2011-2015 U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, and the most recent California total active and total inactive voter registration records, California is failing to comply with the voter registration list maintenance requirements of Section 8 of the NVRA. For example, a comparison of the 2011-2015 U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey, and the most recent California active and inactive voter registration records shows there were more total registered voters than there were adults over the age of 18 living in each of the following eleven (11) counties: Imperial (102%), Lassen (102%), Los Angeles (112%), Monterey (104%), San Diego (138%), San Francisco (114%), San Mateo (111%), Santa Cruz (109%), Solano (111%), Stanislaus (102%), and Yolo (110%). Our own research shows that the situation in these counties is, if anything, worse than the foregoing data suggest. For example, we contacted Los Angeles County directly this past June. At that time, county officials informed us that the total number of registered voters now stands at a number that is a whopping 144% of the total number of resident citizens of voting age.


2. The NVRA Requires You to Undertake Reasonable Efforts to Maintain Accurate Lists of Eligible Registered Voters


3. Failure to Comply with NVRA Subjects You to Lawsuits and Financial Costs

In passing the NVRA, Congress authorized a private right of action to enforce the provisions of the NVRA, including Section 8. Accordingly, private persons may bring a lawsuit under the NVRA if the violations identified herein are not corrected within 90 days of receipt of this letter.


4. Avoiding Litigation

We hope you will promptly initiate efforts to comply with Section 8 so that no lawsuit will be necessary. We ask you and, to the extent that they wish to respond separately, each county identified in this letter, to please respond to this letter in writing no later than 30 days from today informing us of the compliance steps you are taking. Specifically, we ask you to: (1) conduct or implement a systematic, uniform, nondiscriminatory program to remove from the list of eligible voters the names of persons who have become ineligible to vote by reason of a change in residence; and (2) conduct or implement additional routine measures to remove from the list of eligible voters the names of persons who have become ineligible to vote by reason of death, change in residence, or a disqualifying criminal conviction, and to remove noncitizens who have registered to vote unlawfully.


5. Production of Records

Finally, pursuant to your obligations under the NVRA,15 your office and, to the extent that they keep records separately from your office, each county named in this letter, should make available to us all pertinent records concerning “the implementation of programs and activities conducted for the purpose of ensuring the accuracy and currency” of California’s official eligible voter lists during the past 2 years. Please include these records with your response to this letter.


I hope that the concerns identified in this letter can be resolved amicably. However, if we believe you do not intend to correct the above-identified problems, a federal lawsuit seeking declaratory and injunctive relief against you may be necessary. We look forward to receiving your prompt response.


s/ Robert D. Popper
Robert D. Popper
Attorney, Judicial Watch, Inc.

Here is the full six-page NVRA Letter to California Secretary of State, Alex Padilla.

Key Questions

  1. How bad is actual fraud vs. possible fraud?
  2. How much is purposeful fraud (letting noncitizens) on the voter rolls?
  3. How often do the dead and nonresidents vote?

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El Vaquero's picture

Discrepancies exist.  Sure.  Discrepancies that allow dead people to vote.  Have you voted after you have died?  I sure as fuck know that I have.  It's fun.  Everybody should die, then vote.

Corey331's picture

Why do my post dissapear

Demon Slayer's picture


You only have to review the facts that Obama not only won 100% of the votes in a lot of disctricts, but commonly received way over 100% of all possible registered voters in those areas

If you have 10,000 eligible voters and receive 14,000 votes, we've got a problem. In decades gone by, the typical voter turnouts were areound 65%. Now 135% turnout for one candidate, and morons like you try to explain it away..just like the MSM, the ugly Dems, and intellectually dishonest sub humans LIKE YOU.

Simplifiedfrisbee's picture

Who the fuck is receiving more than 100% of their tallied vote totals? The article stated of discrepancies in the amount of registered voters and voting age population. This place reeks of sour milk because of idiots like you.

ljag's picture

Typical lefty. You sound like CNN trying to redirect the attention to the ppl who reported on Podesta et al rather than THE CONTENTS f the email.

Who gives a shit if JW dreamt up those numbers......if it turns out those numbers are accurate?

New_Meat's picture

What the fuck does LA County think it is?  Detroit?  Philadelphia?


Vilfredo Pareto's picture

You would be happier at Salon.  They have more hate whitey articles than zerohedge.

azusgm's picture

Why don't you clean up your language? The f-word is not new or inspiring unless you are in middle school.

New_Meat's picture

It doesn't know that the various forms of argumentation have been known for millenia.  Its frame of reference is set by the Progressive Agenda, so at most it knows back to 1880 or so.  It really doesn't know, as most HuffPo and Salon devotees don't know, that the ad hominem argument is the most fucking weak-assed form that is humanly possible.

It certainly doesn't know how to use salty language.  That takes experience in the real world and also takes certain job responsibilities.  One doubts that it has been very responsible in its time.

It is, however, providing certain low-level amounts of amusement on a warm New England afternoon.

I think I'm going to enjoy a fermented beverage in virtual sympathy with Hulk.

New_Meat's picture

It doesn't know how to handle the English language, it is filled with condescending attitude, it has time off for some reason.  Could it be:

  1. MDB alter-ego?
  2. A jejeune Poly Sci wannabee sucking up to its food chain?
  3. Just a regular, garden-variety asshole?

These choices are not mutually exclusive ;-)

- Ned

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

So they are on notice now to fix it or get sued.  I don't see a problem.  Clean up the voting rolls.

moneybots's picture

"Who actually buys this propaganda?"


If you want propaganda, try the New York Times or Washington Post.

Miskondukt's picture

Zerohedgers: These idiots with their obvious trolling LOVE your downvotes. It's an upvote to them and shows they're getting attention. STOP any kind of vote, do NOT reply, just friggin move on.

They WANT your attention, IN ANY format.

BlueGreen's picture




100% agree, ...seconded.    let's not give them a metric to track!



Simplifiedfrisbee's picture

And so the Nazi party unites! What a pathetic group of paid Tylers and mental degenerates.

Blankenstein's picture

Ad hominem attacks, name-calling, smearing 


Why so concerned Simplifiedfrisbee?   Is the deep state worried?

caconhma's picture

Forget about Trump. He can do nothing. Trump is an imbecile, a clown, and a buffoon.

The sooner it will be recognized  the better for the USA. But I don't hold my hope too high since American people are just stupid

Voting in America is just waste of time. It is like it was/is in the Soviet Union/Russia, China or Nazi Germany.

grizfish's picture

I'm confused and baffled trying to understand why the deep state allowed Trump to win.  Unless they recognized the fact that the Democratic party is totally fucked up and out of control, beyond fixing.  All things considered, what makes the Republican party any better?  Think McCain and his ilk.  The swamp in DC is all consuming.  Sort of line Hotel California.  You can check out, but you can never leave ........unless you get Arkansawed.

TheReplacement's picture

Ever heard of a bagholder?  If the Deep State (or their controllers) recognized how bad things are (or planned it all along) then they needed a new Lee Harvey Oswald.  In this case I posit that the new LHO is not actually Trump but the ideals of the people who voted for him.  Now he's the boss and if the system collapses (((they))) will use their tools in the media and DS to blame Trump with his ideas and the people who voted for him.  Then we can fight.

BarkingCat's picture

One problem with that theory - they got Trump dancing like a marionette and doing barely anything he campaigned on.

Vilfredo Pareto's picture

The deep state is a large heterogenous group.  They don't operate like the Borg.  They have splits in opinion too, although by definition the vast majority of government employees are statists.  So the non statists proly don't voice an opinion too often.

Dan'l's picture

Time for a new Special Counsel and a grand jury.

Bigly's picture


If they cannot be bothered to maintain integrity, null and void their electoral votes. At that time if the sheeple finally get pissed off and string these people up...great.  If not, this is contamination of the well so deny all the votes.

Repeat for other locales who flaunt their illegality 

Lumberjack's picture

Susan "Enron is just a business deal" Collins career is....over.

Read the comments too. That is her electorate speaking.

New_Meat's picture

No!  Ol' Suze arrived in Bangor and a "spontaneous" "crowd" of "random travellers" erupted in "spontaneous" applause and cheering.  They spontaneously want her to take over from LePage and spread more of her magic!

I hope she is that worried about her future and I hope you are right.

Pickleton's picture

Today's success story, brought to you by democracy, progressivism, globalism, and the number 144!


The progressives have subverted and destroyed everything they have touched.

guru69's picture

Don't fool yourself. The Rs are the same as the Ds.  Both will slit your children's throats for anything they may have.

harleyjohn45's picture

And attorney Robert D. Pooper will give them a lesson on legal matters.

GUS100CORRINA's picture

California Has 11 Counties With More Registered Voters Than Voting-Age Citizens

My response: CA is so absolutely corrupt. No wonder OBAMA. CLINTON, PELOSI, WATERS, FEINSTEIN, etc win elections. They are getting votes from PHANTOM voters.

crazzziecanuck's picture

Note the counties being listed and what you often find INSIDE of them ... large universities, not to mention diploma puppy mills.  This kind of influx is nothing new but partisans will jump at any manipulated stat to get their base seeing red.  You wil always find people on the voting rolls that should be there because many people can't take their names of a voting role if they die and it's actually more difficult than one would think to get someone else legitimately removed.  You have to jump through hoops and such to finally get them removed.  More often than not, they demand someone show up with an actual death certificate.  Plus, a lot of people just dont prioritize their place on the voting rolls when they move.  How many people actually do?  Very, very, very few.

Then there's the problem of being registered and being registered and actually showing up.  This is why people have overstated the effect of Interstate Crosscheck, as horrible as it is.  It's probably true that those that were purged would never even find out because chances are nearly 50% now that they don't even vote.

This is why people get freaked out by voter turnout numbers being all boinked, esp. in places like CA where students in that state tend to go to unviersities in their own state when compared to others.  Some counties see their voter participation rates drop to the thirties because a lot of the voters are no longer there but potentially still registered.

Not only that, but the voting machines have been proven to be so unreliable, you don't even need to have living people show up to vote anymore.  It's like an obsession or fixation on horse thefts in the age of the automobile.  The powers that be can simply make up any numbers they want by just telling Diebold and others which way they need things to go.

You also have to wonder if the numbers being used are even valid.  Like any other statistic used by the elites, one should always be wary.  Just beause the numbers are told by your partisan buddies and reaffirms your tightly held beliefs doesn't make it true.  Can you believe the inflation or (un)employment statsistics?

Oldwood's picture

It should be relatively easy to compare these stats to other counties and states. 

roadhazard's picture

So what have you come up with.

Demon Slayer's picture

What a load of crap....oh yeah, to use government data on death certs. to delete those names off of the voter registration rolls is impossible..
Go tell your BS to your smowflake morons...not here on ZH.

We don't buy your unicorn crap for a second.

Demon Slayer's picture

What a load of crap....oh yeah, to use government data on death certs. to delete those names off of the voter registration rolls is impossible..
Go tell your BS to your smowflake morons...not here on ZH.

We don't buy your unicorn crap for a second.

grizfish's picture

Show me a govt statistic that isn't fabricated.

Arnold's picture

The Feds withhold 35% of my paycheck 100% of the time.

Ajax-1's picture

Indulge me on this one. Most of our politician's both D's and R's claim that budget deficit's don't matter. If so, why do they need to tax us when they can simply print what they want.

roadhazard's picture

But how easy you believe this article...hmmm

roadhazard's picture

As you can see Trumpsters don't like common sense. You have probably been put on the Obama/Hitlery lover list. These right wing clowns are really fucked up.

TheReplacement's picture

You can absolutely believe the inflation and employment numbers they give you.  The lie is in the formulas used to get those numbers but the numbers do accurately reflect the formulas.

rent slave's picture

This is why we should vote by fingerprint.

ReturnOfDaMac's picture

Stay home numbnuts, go back to north dakota...

SeattleBruce's picture

Think about where the Dims would be without Cali.  Which is why they'll never let it secede.

TeamDepends's picture

Commie/Keynesian math remains nonplussed.