The California DMV has admitted to mishandling voter related information for 23,000 drivers, including noncitizens and those who are too young to vote.
The department said the “mishandling” led to double-registering at many as 77,000 people.
The Daily Signal reported:
“Our poll observers documented hundreds of voters who attempted to vote at the polls [but] had been changed to vote-by-mail voters by the DMV without consent, had not received vote-by-mail ballots, and were forced to vote provisionally,” Ellen Swensen, chief analyst for the Election Integrity Project California, told The Daily Signal.
Since California implemented its automatic registration system in April 2018, the DMV has admitted to mishandling related information for 23,000 drivers—including noncitizens and those who are too young to vote.
Clerical errors led to double-registering as many as 77,000, the department said.
Swensen said the system added three to five times more provisional ballots being cast in 2018.
“A lot of voters did not receive their vote-by-mail ballots. Others were registered at the wrong address,” Swensen said. “There were people who were disenfranchised because they had to cast provisional ballots, through no fault of their own, and there is no guarantee provisional ballots will be counted.”
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, a Democrat who oversees state elections, agreed early last month to audit the DMV’s automatic voter registration system as part of a legal settlement including two left-leaning plaintiffs, the League of Women Voters of California and the American Civil Liberties Union.
The question remains—did this mishandling of voter registration open the door for the ballots, counted after the November 2018 election day, being strongly in favor of Democrat candidates?
VC Star. reported:
The stream of later-counted ballots strongly favored Democrats, reversing what initially looked like winning margins for Republican candidates in high-profile House races.
In the former GOP stronghold of Orange County, Republican Rep. Mimi Walters ended election night with a 6,200-vote lead. But Democrat Katie Porter swamped Walters as the vote count continued, winning 58 percent of those tallied after Election Day on her way to defeating the two-term incumbent in the 45th District.
In was a similar case in the neighboring 39th District, where Republican Young Kim was hoping to become the first Korean-American woman elected to Congress. But her healthy election-night edge over Democrat Gil Cisneros vanished when Cisneros claimed 56 percent of the later votes on his way to taking the seat long held by retiring Republican Rep. Ed Royce.