New Jersey voter rolls have over 8,000 duplicate registrations, report

The Public Interest Legal Foundation has tracked issues with voter rolls in several states including Arizona, Georgia and Pennsylvania

Updated: June 7, 2022 - 11:39am

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A legal nonprofit group says New Jersey voter rolls have over 8,200 duplicate names, which creates the potential for one person to vote multiple times.

The findings by the Public Interest Legal Foundation also show several dozen individuals whose names are on the rolls three times, and a handful have their names on the rolls four, five and even six times.

"New Jersey’s voter registration system, like nearly every other studied by PILF, can be tricked into registering a person multiple times with extremely similar biographical data inputs at the same addresses." according to foundation analysis published this week and reported by the Epoch Times.

The report states that the most common issue with duplicate registrations came down to sometimes "subtle" typographic errors such as mixed up letters.

"As an example, Julia Rose and Juila Rose are the same person, but she has duplicate registrations with unique voter identification numbers," the report reads.

The organization notified the New Jersey secretary of state about the issue.

Other names on the voter rolls were highlighted for a variety of reasons including missing or made-up biographical information such as dates of birth and registration dates.

And close to 2,400 individuals listed on the rolls as active voters have a birthday that would make them over 100 years old. 

"There are 2,398 registrants showing dates of birth in 1917 or before across New Jersey," also according to the report. "Given that the most recent average life expectancy data show to be 80.7 years in the state, the thousands of registrants aged well beyond 100 years deserve closer examination."

The foundation has documented similar issues with the voters rolls in such states as Arizona and North Carolina, in addition to other types of ballot inconsistencies in such swing states as Pennsylvania and Georgia.

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