Election Integrity Project will be featured in next meeting
by Brian Harmon
Election Integrity Project, California (EIPCa) will be featured in the regular monthly GOP club meeting on Wednesday, July 21, at 7 p.m. in Clubhouse 3, Room 2. The Election Integrity Project is a non-profit, nonpartisan group working to make sure that “every lawfully cast vote is accurately counted.”
In December 2017, EIPca filed a civil lawsuit, in partnership with Judicial Watch, charging that the California Secretary of State and the Registrar in Los Angeles County were not updating voter lists as required by the National Voter Registration Act.
The lawsuit alleged that LA County had a voter registration rate equal to 112 pecent of the adult population, and the rate was about 101 percent for California as a whole. The lawsuit also alleged that 11 of California’s 58 counties had more registered voters than adult citizens.
In January 2019, one year later, California and LA County entered into a settlement agreement saying they would remove upward of 1.2 million voters from registration rolls. However, according to a recent update on its website, EIPca reports that LA County appears to have not removed anyone from voter rolls since the settlement.
EIPca also notes, “The Census Bureau reports that the mobility rate is 12 percent (per year) for residents in Los Angeles County.” This means that each year, on the average, 12 percent of LA County residents leave the county or move to another place within it.
Focusing on LW, club president David Harlow said, “As far as the past election is concerned, I think we should just move on. The 2020 election is over; that’s it. The issues going forward are the recall and the HR1 bill (also known as For the People Act). This is a terrible bill that would remove most of the safeguards that are currently in place to prevent voter fraud and would override the current election laws in every state.”
Harlow said, “Proponents argue that HR1 will allow disenfranchised voters to participate by requiring that every registered voter must receive a ballot in the mail, and removing impediments such as voters having to register beforehand or, in some states, submit voter ID,” he added.
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